Energy

Dr. Samantha on Stress at New Seasons Market 7Corners

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 Place: New Seasons Market 7Corners- 1954 SE Division St, PDX In this talk, you’ll learn how the choices you make every day impact the bigger picture of…

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How Much Protein Do I Need?

If I had to pick one piece of nutritional advice to give it would be to make sure you’re getting enough protein. And although that amount varies from person to person, my experience is that most people do better with more protein, fewer carbs, and high quality fat (avoiding trans-fats, and too much saturated fat or palm oil.) The CDC recommends a daily allowance (RDA) of protein…

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Health Currents Radio Podcast: Stress 2.0

The lovely Ellen Goldsmith from Pearl Health invited me back for another interview at Health Currents Radio. Our last visit we spoke about gluten-free diets, and this time we spoke about stress. The night before the interview we hopped on the phone for a sec, which turned into half an hour discussing different aspects of what we can and can’t control in our lives and how that understanding…

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Go for Great!

Last week I wrote about the difference between feeling ok and feeling well. About how it’s so easy for us to just get used to mediocre and think it’s ok to settle for that. I wrote: “Feeling well is deeper. And wider. It’s the you that you can imagine being if you lifted off all of the things that are holding you back in your…

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It’s Time to Feel Well!

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend at a conference and another friend wandered by and mentioned that she woke up that morning very early full of energy because she was excited for the day. It struck me how very rare that is for people. Day in and day out in my practice I hear my patients tell me they just don’t…

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How Your Body’s Ancient Response is Hurting Your Contemporary Health

You are supposed to produce stress hormones when you’re chilling at the watering hole and you suddenly notice a Leopard is eying your baby as a possible appetizer. It’s pretty simple. You see the Leopard, you realize there’s danger, you grab your baby, you run to safety. You are able to do this because your body is wise and knows when you’re in danger. Your…

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