Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about chewing the right number of times

Perhaps you’ve heard the recommendations to chew your food a certain number of times. Why is this number so important? It’s not. The number isn’t important, but the act of chewing is super important–so important that people with your best interest in mind are trying any trick (including making up numbers) to help you get …

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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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