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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Leafy Greens

By Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW We are fortunate to live in a part of the country where greens grow year round, but they are especially abundant this time of year. With the weather heating up, our bodies start to crave more raw and cooling foods, so now is the perfect time to experiment with …

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A New Taste for Kale

By Lauren Chandler, Chef Instructor, MSW It is indeed possible, that some Portlanders are over kale. Kale has certainly made the rounds on restaurant menus, in recipes and potluck dishes, but I, for one, am not over it. And I implore you not to give it up either. You can believe the hype: It truly …

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Acupuncture as a Conversation With the Body: An Interview With Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc  Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc, at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center. She told me about the joy she takes in the creative process of being a healer, about the way she perceives and moves blocks in the meridians, and about the fulfillment she …

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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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On being a medical doctor and acupuncturist, studying with Kiiko Matsumoto, and treating cancer and diabetes: An Interview With Dr. Helen Henry, MD, LAc

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc. Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Helen Henry, MD, LAc, to talk about her journey to become both an MD and an acupuncturist, and to understand how she combines these approaches in her healing work. Here is what she had to say.   Sarah: Tell me about …

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The Treatment and Prevention of Strokes and other Cardiovascular Accidents

by Michelle Winchell ND LAc Strokes, or cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs), are basically heart attacks that occur in our brain causing tissue damage due to decreased blood flow.  There are two basic types of stroke – ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes happen when an artery in the brain gets clogged or closes off, while hemorrhagic strokes …

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Can Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

by Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  With the arrival of summer (bathing suit season), I thought I’d give a little attention to the question of acupuncture and weight loss. When people search online for acupuncture, the promise of weight loss is everywhere. So, can acupuncture help or not? In my clinical experience, the answer is yes… …

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The Basic Needs – Clean Water!

    With all the hard work people are doing to live healthier lives and make the best choices for their families, it can easily feel like the obstacles in our environment are increasingly working against us. Great effort is being made to create healthier diets; buying locally produced foods, reduce processed foods and embrace …

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