How to Make Food Taste Great

There are so many reasons to make your own food at home. Most people have a sense that it can be less expensive than eating out or ordering in, but did you know that there are a lot of health benefits to preparing your food at home?  Cooking our own food supports digestion when we …

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Understanding and Managing Anxiety

In the United States, we have been on an 80-year trend toward increased anxiety, and it’s no wonder why.[1] We live in a world that is obsessed with productivity. Our political situation seems to be in a constant state of upheaval. Fear-based messaging is prevalent in the media. In a world inundated with stressors, what …

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Stay Safe in This Smoke!

By Dr. Chloe Scheel ND, LAc Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy with the poor air quality we are facing in Portland, OR. Avoid exercising outdoors. Wear a mask to avoid breathing in large ash particles. A mask is not enough to keep you completely safe, but it can be helpful …

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What is InnerDialogue?

By Sarah Clark, LAc InnerDialogue is a healing form that allows us to use body symptoms—our joint pain, our insomnia, our digestive distress, our anxiety–to access a deeper understanding about where we are out of balance. The practitioner and patient use the ancient, non-verbal language of mudras and kinesiology to explore what is truly at …

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Tracking Your Fertility

By Dr. Chloe Scheel, ND, LAc There are 4 main signs that are important when tracking fertility. These are listed below. Ideally, after 3-4 months, you will have enough data gathered to really understand your cycle, predict ovulation, and predict your fertility window. This data can be tracked in an app on your phone or …

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3 Tips for Reducing Systemic Inflammation in Patients with IBD (It works for everyone else too)

By Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc Yesterday, an article published in Medscape reviewed a recent cohort study linking IBD (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) to a significantly increased risk for “arterial events” including cardiovascular ischemia (heart attack and angina), cerebrovascular disease (stroke and TIA), and peripheral arterial disease.   The study compared the frequency of …

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The Water Element and the Power of Surrender: An Interview With Sarah Clark, LAc

Interview with Sarah Clark, LAc, by Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc  Lindsay: Winter can be a tough season for a lot of people. Can you speak to that from a Five Element perspective? Sarah: Winter is the most yin time of the year. We’ve gone through the deathing season of fall, and now everything is in …

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Sticky Brown Rice Crusted Salmon

  Recipe from Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW   We’re coming into steelhead and salmon season, and living in the Northwest, we’re lucky to have these delicious fish right in our backyard. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which benefit brain and heart health and offer protection to joints and connective tissues. The recipe …

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Winter Cooking Inspiration

Lauren Chandler My clients often hire me to inspire their cooking. Day in and day out they’ve found themselves cooking the same old dishes, or resorting to take out because they just aren’t inspired to cook. They know cooking from scratch is healthier than buying processed food or going out for dinner, but they’re in …

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