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Fall Reflections-What Do You Really Want?

Fall Reflections-What Do You Really Want?

I love fall. It’s the time when we get to start turning inward. I always find it interesting how that seems to just naturally happen.   It’s a great time for reflecting on the life you’re living and for asking if it’s feeling right to you.   Sometimes we...

Tips for a Fabulous Fall

Tips for a Fabulous Fall

Fall is here! That means the leaves are falling, the rain is upon us, and all things pumpkin. The changing of the season brings new cycles in weather and in our health.   In Chinese Medicine, fall is the season of the element metal, which is associated with the...

Herbs for Lung Health After Smog

Herbs for Lung Health After Smog

It looks like we’re finally starting to feel some relief from the oppressive smog that’s been hovering over Portland the past 9 days. We’ve almost made it through and now it’s time to take care of our lungs.   Today I’m going to discuss my favorite lung herbs...

I Lost 10 pounds and Here’s How

I Lost 10 pounds and Here’s How

I don't know about you, but the "COVID 15" was really real. If you don't know what I'm referring to, there's a saying that kids go away to college and gain the "Freshman 15" since they're away from home, eating more junk food, and no longer on a regular schedule. A...

The “M” Word

The “M” Word

Whenever I mention the “M” word to my clients, I often get the same blank stare. Then almost immediately I hear the usual excuses,  “I don’t have time” “I can’t do it” “It never works for me”….and on.  That “M” word is Meditation.  Of all the health and...

Stop and Breathe…

Stop and Breathe…

One of the most common things I'm seeing in almost every patient right now is shallow breathing. And, wearing a mask everywhere isn't helping. Take a moment right now and notice your own breathing. Are you breathing deep down into the bottom of your lungs? Before you...

Morning Madness or Bliss?

Morning Madness or Bliss?

How does your day begin? Do you grab your phone first thing or do you take a little time for yourself first? If you're like most people, your phone is next to your bed and it's the first thing you tap into even before your feet hit the floor. Here's some tough love...

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Last week, I talked about Magnesium. This week, I wanted to talk about calcium and specifically how to get it through your diet without always looking to dairy products. Yes, dairy products do contain high amounts of calcium and so do many other foods. Dairy can tend...

A Favorite Supplement: Magnesium

A Favorite Supplement: Magnesium

Magnesium is one of my favorite and most useful supplements. It does so many things! Magnesium works with calcium to keep the bones strong. It helps muscles contract and nerves send and receive signals. It helps us maintain a steady heart beat and a strong immune...

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