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 […]

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Blog

Do you ever have stomach pain or mouth sores, but you don’t know the cause? It’s probably something you’ve eaten – perhaps not that very day – in fact, it could have been something you consumed up to four days before your symptoms began, which can make it a little hard to figure out! Food […]

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog

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 Portland area, online, and via mobile app.* […]

Finding the Root Cause Lowers Healthcare Costs

Finding the Root Cause Lowers Healthcare Costs

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog

As concerns grow over high health care costs and poor health outcomes in the United States, a growing number of policymakers, health care practitioners, and other stakeholders are calling for an expansion of the focus of our health care system to keeping people healthy in addition to providing medical treatment after a person gets sick. […]

FitNotes – Free Fitness App

FitNotes – Free Fitness App

FitNotes is a free fitness app for tracking exercise and fitness goals. You can add exercises, use pre-loaded templates or specify reps & weight or time & distance when creating new routines. You can also make notes, track your progress calendar, and generate a plethora of graphs. For android or iphone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.jamesgay.fitnotes&hl=en For nutrition resources, […]

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) now licensed to practice in Massachusetts

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) now licensed to practice in Massachusetts

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog

“There has been a paradigm shift in attitudes and acceptance of natural and integrative medicine, which is ongoing. Scientific rigor applied to the evaluation of empirically based nutritional, botanical, and other naturopathic treatments continues. Numerous naturopathic institutions are recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and other grants to advance medical research.” http://msnd.org/licensure/

Navigating the Insurance Marketplace

Navigating the Insurance Marketplace

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog

Need help navigating the insurance marketplace? This community resource can assist in the health insurance enrollment process and learning what programs you qualify for: http://www.projectaccessnow.org/help/ The deadline to enroll in government healthcare is December 15. Spread the word! https://www.healthcare.gov/

Getting a Good Night’s Rest: Sleep Hygiene

Getting a Good Night’s Rest: Sleep Hygiene

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Blog

Healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, and it can improve productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to adults, can benefit from practicing good sleep habits. Good sleep hygiene includes: Warm bath with 5 CUPS of Epsom salts before bed. Go to bed at the same time every night. […]

2017 Is The Worst Year For Lyme Disease Yet: Here’s What You Need To Know

2017 Is The Worst Year For Lyme Disease Yet: Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog

“Most people don’t associate their symptoms as being due to chronic Lyme due to the lack of association with a recent tick bite. Instead, they are often diagnosed with a wide range of conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, seizures, bipolar disorder, psychosis, Lupus, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis, interstitial cystitis, […]