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Why You Need to Snack, and Why You Don’t!
Just like everyone doesn't need breakfast, everyone doesn’t need to snack! Some people enjoy snacking and some people don’t- you've got to keep that in mind when you're deciding about snacking. That said, whether Read More »
Do I HAVE to eat breakfast?
I used to spend a great deal of time trying to convince my patients how important it is to eat breakfast. The studies point to many reasons why this is the case. I even have a litany of those reasons listed in my breakfa Read More »
Cook this: Gluten-free, Vegan Walnut & Goji Berry Saute
When I was in acupuncture school we had a class on Chinese Medicine dietetics. I called it 'Chinese Home Cooking.' My herb professor hosted this class at his home, and his wife would cook samples of all of the meals we Read More »
Thinking Ahead for 2016 (but no New Years Resolutions, please!)
Yes, I know it’s a little early to be talking about the New Year, but I wanted you to start thinking about it with enough time to let your brain do some percolating, and enough time to get some good reflecting and pla Read More »
Farm Spirit- A Vegan (& Gluten-free) Tasting Menu Beyond Delicious
My first day as a vegetarian was in spring of my freshman year in college. A high school friend was visiting and I ordered a hamburger at Friendlies (an East Coast mid range diner type of place.) My friend looked at me, Read More »
My Top 6 Tips for Staying Healthy this Fall.
Fall is here, are you ready?! In Portland fall is officially here but our summer weather hasn't gotten the memo yet. That hasn’t stopped the fall colds and respiratory infections from hitting in earnest. I’m l Read More »
Easy Tasty Gluten-free Chia Pudding
I grew up under the watchful eye of a stay at home mother, an architect father, a housekeeper, a posse of siblings and a dog named Tiger. In other words, my babysitter was The Brady Bunch, aka channel 5. Every day r Read More »
The Answer is There is No Answer
Self-help is now estimated to be a $10 billion dollar industry. Everyone is looking for answers. We lose and gain the same 20 pounds over and over on the newest fad diets, buy online programs, quit our day jobs, do Read More »
My Favorite Pre-workout or Post-workout Smoothie
Until recently I really pushed protein within 20 minutes of finishing a weightlifting workout. We're beginning to find that it's ok before as well. Most important is how much protein you're getting big picture. I oft Read More »
What are Bitters? Guest Post by Karen Carleton, ND.
Bitter is the forgotten taste. For most of us, bitter is something we’d prefer to avoid. We use it to describe inclement weather (the “bitter cold”) or an unpleasant person (“That guy sure is bitter.”). So Read More »

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