Blog Archive

Five Essential Habits to Establish Today for Optimal Health! Nov 2nd, 2020

As a Naturopathic Physician (ND), my colleagues and I ask A LOT from our patients. When you walk out of your ND’s office, the treatment plan may resemble a short story, particularly compared to a typical MD’s treatment plan. Not only are we working to cure the one symptom you...

What is Intermittent Fasting? Oct 31st, 2020

Over the last 30 years or so, we have been encouraged to consume smaller meals throughout the day to improve our health. This theory assumes that you are less likely to overeat if you are keeping a moderate level of satiety throughout the day. Your blood sugar levels will stay...

Multi-Vitamins: One Component of the Complete Picture of Health Oct 28th, 2020

A lot of us take a daily multivitamin. In fact, according to a survey from the American Osteopathic Association, 86% of Americans surveyed report daily use of a multivitamin. These supplements are relatively cheap, accessible, and simple to take. In this busy world, a multi-vitamin can feel like a quick...

Knee Pain: When You Need Relief Oct 13th, 2020

Do you struggle with knee pain? Our knees are susceptible to sports related injury or the eventual “wear and tear” of everyday life. Knee pain affects people with all kinds of lifestyles, activity levels, and ages. While it may be something that you try to deal with by “walking it...

Low Level Laser Therapy: A Non-Invasive Pain Solution Sep 29th, 2020

I remember the first time I saw Luke Skywalker open Anakin’s blue lightsaber in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. How cool would it be to have the power of a lightsaber, and the ability to use the force?! Well unfortunately the force is not with me, but I...

Sleep Hygeine: How to Get Your Best Cat Nap Sep 8th, 2020

Oxygen, food, water, and sleep: these are 4 basic life sustainers. For some, sleep can be difficult to achieve; especially restful sleep that lasts the recommended 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted, blissful slumber. Many people struggle with getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. In fact, sleep...

To Ice or Not to Ice? The Age Old Question Aug 18th, 2020

    You sprain your ankle out on a hike with your family. Your first thought and the advice people will give you will likely be the RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) method. This is the tried and true, salt of the earth, go-to treatment for any type of acute musculoskeletal...

How to Safely Soak Up the Sun: Choose the Right Sunscreen for You Jul 29th, 2020

The sun is finally here in Oregon! And with the blue skies, longer days, higher temperatures and lots and lots of sun, there also comes the risk of sunburns – especially since most of us haven’t seen this much sun in months!   Topical sunscreen is one of the most...