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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Persimmon Power!

                                        From Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW When persimmons ripen, my sadness that fig season is over vanishes upon first bite. If you aren’t already eating them, perhaps you have noticed those orange, squat-tomato-looking fruit in …

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SIBO and the Gut-Brain Connection: A Conversation with Dr. Whitney Hayes

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Whitney Hayes, who specializes in treating gastrointestinal disorders. She talked about the causes and the mechanism of small intestine bacterial overgrowth, healing the gut through antimicrobials and dietary changes, and the reality of how gut dysbiosis affects our mood. Here …

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Dr. David Chang, ND, LAc. on Relieving Chronic Pain with Prolotherapy and Upping Athletic Performance

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc I had an opportunity to sit down last week and talk with Dr. Chang about his passion for treating chronic pain, and the ways in which he supports athletes to reach their full potential. This is what he had so say:   Sarah: Tell me about how you work with …

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Heart Health 101: Stress, Inflammation, and Inertia, Part 2

By: Melissa Kuser, ND, LAc As we say goodbye to National Heart Health Awareness Month and move closer to the warmer temperatures of spring, let’s heat up the conversation around heart health.  Inflammation, dubbed “the Silent Killer,” (http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20040223,00.html)  has been linked to nearly every chronic disease of industrialized society, including cardiovascular disease.   As early as …

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