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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Now Accepting OHP

I’m excited to announce I’m now accepting the Oregon Health Plan. OHP serves a large number of people in the Portland area, including many students and families, and it helped me immensely when I was in medical school. I believe everyone deserves high quality care, and I’m proud to play my part in bringing naturopathic…

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Exercise is More Important than Genetics

What’s the most important thing you can do for your health? The answer is simple, and is coming into clearer focus with new research. And it is: Move your body. Every day. A recent study of half a million people looked at how exercise impacts heart health. Not surprisingly, people who moved their body every…

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