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To Dairy or Not to Dairy?
I first stopped eating dairy when I was a sophomore in college. I had been a vegetarian for over a year at that point, but dairy was still a staple in my diet. One day I was chatting with a friend about needing to Read More »
Cook this: Green bean ‘french fries’
When my son was a baby we wanted to make sure that he was a vegetable lover. The way we went about this was extremely tactical. We mixed a slurry of kale, chard, spinach, and peas into all of his baby food. All of it. P Read More »
How to Choose Protein Powder that’s Right For You
I’ve had so many questions about whether it's ok to use protein powder, to do that, I decided to do a Facebook Live to answer this and any other questions you have about protein Tuesday, more at the end of the post Read More »
Seriously, HOW did you get your kid to eat those greens?
Simple. Start from the beginning. And trust me, the earlier you start the better off you’ll be. Here are some tips to start your child off right. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Healthy Skin = Healthy You (Guest Post)
By Dr. Karen Carleton Our skin is more than simply a wrapping for this package that is our body. We want it to look the best it can so it’s easy to only focus on what we can do for it from the outside. What we put o Read More »

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