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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 snacks. 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 i 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 »
How Much Protein Do I Need?
Excellent question, and one that I get at least a handful of times every week in my practice. The answer is there is no answer (this, by the way, is the title of a new book I’m working on, but I digress.) More specif 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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