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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Dark Chocolate For The Win!

Good news for chocolate lovers (i.e. me)! We’ve known cacao has health benefits for a long time, but those studies are mostly from animals eating straight, bitter, cacao in amounts most people wouldn’t be excited about. This new study looked at actual humans eating normal amounts of actual dark chocolate. It found that dark chocolate has positive…

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How Gluten Free is Your GF Diet?

Two new studies found that celiac patients following a gluten-free diet were still exposed to gluten–about the amount in one bite of bread–every day. These studies are particularly upsetting since all the participants were doing their best to follow a gluten-free diet, and for people with celiac disease, any amount of gluten can lead to…

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How to Ditch Sugar

Consuming too much sugar has been tied to all kinds of chronic diseases, from heart disease and cancer to type 2 diabetes and dementia. The American Heart Association recommends keeping added sugars under 25 grams a day for women and kids, and under 36 grams a day for men. That’s less than the sugar in…

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Massage Manages Pain Better Than Opiates

Two studies from the VA (one from Portland!) found what we’ve suspected for a long time: opiates just don’t work for long-term pain control. And they can lead to serious addiction problems. In these studies, patients who received over-the-counter pain relief or massage reported reported the same or even less pain than those receiving opiates.…

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