Per CDC Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against the Coronavirus

Per CDC Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against the Coronavirus

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021 in Blog

CDC urges either double–masking or to use surgical masks with tight fit to better protect against the threat of new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus. Two methods substantially boost fit & protection, says CDC report. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm        

Inactive Ingredients in Medicine and Food Allergy Sensitivity

Inactive Ingredients in Medicine and Food Allergy Sensitivity

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Blog

Inactive Ingredients in 90 Percent of Drugs Can Have Unintended Consequences “It is not something that most prescribers would immediately think about.” People with allergies or food sensitivities are already used to keeping on top of every ingredient in the meals they eat. But not everyone may think to look for these triggering substances on […]

Poor Diet Linked to 80,000 Cancer Cases in the United States

Poor Diet Linked to 80,000 Cancer Cases in the United States

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Blog

As many as 80,000 new cases of cancer reported in 2015 may have been diet related, according to results from a new study. Colorectal cancer had the highest proportion of diet-related cases, with 38.3% of all cases associated with suboptimal diets. This was followed by cancer of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx, with almost 26% of […]

E-Cigarettes and Vaping-Related Disease: Vaping-Induced Lung Injury

E-Cigarettes and Vaping-Related Disease: Vaping-Induced Lung Injury

Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Blog

The use of e-cigarettes has increased rapidly. Although vaping has been shown to assist with smoking cessation, cases of severe vaping-related pulmonary disease and a number of deaths have recently been reported. A number of environmental agents are known to cause acute or subacute inhalation injury to the lung parenchyma. Indeed, emergency response guidelines for […]

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, 2020 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 […]

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Blog

In stressful or difficult times, meditation can relieve anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve your outlook—but above all, meditation is about waking up to life, to its choices and possibilities. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. This list includes mindfulness resources for the […]

Benefits of Spore Probiotics

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Blog

Also known as “soil-based organisms,” spore-producing bacillus bacteria species live in the top soil, and have been ingested by humans over the course of their evolution, as they harvest tubers and other veggies from the ground and eat them fresh. Spore-based probiotics provide bacteria species we rarely ingest anymore, due to washing, peeling and cooking […]

Six Houseplants NASA Says Will Purify Your Air

Six Houseplants NASA Says Will Purify Your Air

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Blog

Houseplants can bring much-needed life to any room—and as many of us are renters in urban environments, our exposure to nature has to be brought indoors. But whether you live in the suburbs, country or city, any previously drab or inanimate space can immediately be lifted by the addition of a houseplant. Houseplants aren’t just […]

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 […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

Your health and safety is our top priority. At The Benchmark Clinic, we remain committed to doing our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. As healthcare professionals, we continue to follow well-researched, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of COVID-19. Secure video consults and telephone appointments are available. […]