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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 »
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 »
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 »
How to Choose Healthy Beef
By Dr Karen Carleton Do you eat meat but don't want to eat animals that have been fed hormones? Or do you have concern about poor quality meat? Perhaps you don't want to eat animals that haven't been treated well or Read More »
Some thoughts about doing it all over the holidays
This time of year can be a bear for self-care. There are so many things to derail us. Gatherings. Sugar everywhere. Winter weather. Family. Tight finances. Parties. Commitments. Expectations. Oh, those expectations. B Read More »
Sorry for the late notice but I've got a little gig coming up Wednesday night in SE Portland. Please join us! Oh, and it's free. STRESS 2.0- A New Way to Understand Stress Date and time: Wednesday Oct 22nd 7:00-8:30 Read More »
Chinese Medicine tips to stay healthy this Fall (Guest Post)
By Tara Gregory, LAc Tara works at Dr. Samantha's clinic in Portland, Evergreen Natural Health Center. She is available for appointments Tues and Fri 11-7 and every other Saturday. In Chinese Medicine fall repres Read More »
What’s the Deal with Plant Based Protein?
I was at the gym the other day chatting with a friend about eating protein to build muscle. He mentioned that he likes to eat rice and beans after lifting since it’s a “perfect protein.” I have another friend who i Read More »
Healthy Eating on Vacation, Is It Worth It?
When I travel I think about food. Partly because I like to eat, and partly because I choose to avoid certain foods for both health and ethical reasons. It’s important to me to eat foods that make me feel well all the t Read More »
Is it True That Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Doesn’t Exist?
A few weeks ago a spate of posts hit social media in response to a study result that “proved” that non-celiac gluten sensitivity doesn’t exist. My first response was to roll my eyes and ignore it as I do with mo Read More »

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