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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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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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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