How Does Naturopathic Medicine Support Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment?

How Does Naturopathic Medicine Support Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Emphasizing a holistic approach, naturopathic medicine offers complementary natural therapies to support and strengthen the body and mind before, during, and after conventional medical breast cancer treatment. Naturopathic medicine can also help to optimize tolerance to conventional treatments, while providing strategies that reinforce the body’s natural defenses and recovery systems […]

Anti-Histamine Food Sources for Allergy Season

Anti-Histamine Food Sources for Allergy Season

Allergy season is hitting its peak, and there are many natural alternatives to over-the-counter medications. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are anti-inflammatory and can reduce allergic reactions. Good nutritional sources of Omega-3 include: Salmon and other cold water fish (avoid chunk light canned tuna) Grass-fed meat Walnuts Flax seed Quercetin Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are a group of plant […]

How to Make Medicinal Teas

How to Make Medicinal Teas

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Blog

The best herb to use is the one you have. If you have no herbs, use water. —Cascade Anderson-Geller, Herbalist The best way to consume herbal medicine is to sip it continually throughout the day. If possible, consider brewing 3-4 cups (or a days-worth) at a time and carry it in a portable thermos or […]

Seed Cycling: Natural Hormone Balancing for Men & Women

Seed Cycling: Natural Hormone Balancing for Men & Women

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Blog

Seed cycling is a practice used by naturopathic doctors for adding plant seeds to the diet according to a lunar schedule. Seed development occurs in response to the normal rhythms of nature, including lunar and seasonal cycles. Just as in other creatures, human metabolism and hormone levels are affected by lunar phases, so consuming seeds […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Diagnose & Treat Digestive Complaints?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Diagnose & Treat Digestive Complaints?

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Blog

The gastrointestinal (GI) system plays an essential role in your overall health. Often, imbalances in the digestive system lead to symptoms elsewhere in the body, including the nervous system, immune system, and skin. Trained to treat the whole person and address the root causes of symptoms, naturopathic doctors (NDs) excel at treating GI conditions. They […]

What Advanced Nutrition Training Do Naturopathic Doctors Receive?

What Advanced Nutrition Training Do Naturopathic Doctors Receive?

Nutrition is often a pivotal component of an individual’s journey toward optimal health. Poor diet is also the leading preventable risk factor for disability or early death in the United States.[1] However, despite this and rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases, many U.S. healthcare providers are not adequately trained to address nutrition in […]

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean By the Healing Power of Nature?

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean By the Healing Power of Nature?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Blog

Naturopathic doctors follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for everything they do. These principles influence how they think about medicine, how they make clinical decisions, and most importantly, how they treat you as a patient. Each principle plays a role in guiding naturopathic doctors in diagnosis and treatment. The healing power of […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Prevent and Treat Heart Disease? 

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Prevent and Treat Heart Disease? 

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog

Heart disease, the leading killer for both men and women in the U.S., is largely preventable if caught and treated early. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) excel at preventing and treating cardiovascular disease because they focus on identifying the underlying causes of disease and empowering patients to make enduring lifestyle changes to restore and maintain their health. […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Blog

Anyone who has ever experienced chronic pain knows how debilitating it can be. Yet the most commonly recommended conventional medical solution—prescription opioid painkillers—is turning out to be worse than the problem. Opioids may stop the pain, but at a high price: growing numbers of deaths due to opioid overdose and higher rates of addiction and […]

Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

“Food as medicine” has been a powerful approach to health and healing, and it’s been integral to naturopathic medical practice for over a century. The Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) series is a 12-week, hands-on cooking and nutrition program located in downtown Portland. Since its start the team has worked with individuals from all over the […]