Fresh Ginger Tea To The Rescue

Feel like you are fighting off some type of bug? Perhaps you had a late night, ate something that you wish you hadn’t, or just want to feel better. Fresh ginger tea can give you a boost. I like to keep fresh ginger in my refrigerator for my Thai dishes and also for this tea…

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Portland’s Top Doctors & Nurses 2019

I’ve never been comfortable bragging on myself, but I’m going to go ahead and brag a little bit. I knew I had been nominated, but it was still an awesome surprise to hear I was named one of Portland Monthly’s Top Docs. Health care providers nominate and vote for each other, and the top 5%…

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I’m Published! Case Report on Encopresis

The case report I wrote for Naturopathic Doctor News & Review was just published in their pediatric issue! Too many kids and families deal with encopresis (unconscious poop accidents) for years, when it can usually be turned around in weeks with basic naturopathic treatment. You can read about the paper, about a boy with chronic…

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A Vaccine May Help Control Type I Diabetes

Could there someday be a vaccine for diabetes? Just two shots helped autoimmune diabetics improve blood sugar control for eight years in this small study. How does that work? First, the vaccine addressed the underlying autoimmune cause, by helping to calm the immune system. Second, it caused cells to change they way they use blood…

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Eating Well isn’t a Luxury

Today I was reminded of a nutrition assignment in my second year of med school. We were challenged to design a balanced menu for a week that stuck to the $4.19 per day typical for SNAP benefits, and then actually eat that way for three days. It drove home the point that while it’s possible…

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