Wellness Blog

Hack Your Will Power

Everywhere you look these days, someone is hacking something. There is literally everything from how to hack your floor cleaning to how to hack your relationship to pretty much every home improvement chore that once seemed insurmountable ... now just about anyone can...

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This is your gut… not Vegas

This is your gut… not Vegas

You hear the phrase all the time, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” This too is up for discussion but not what’s on my mind today. What is, however, is how we think of our gut health. I think the framing is all off. For one, the gut dwells in the dark corners...

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How I saved my love of Spring

How I saved my love of Spring

My love for Spring is limitless, without caveat ... but it has not always been this way. Truth be told for eight whole years this was not the case. This year marks my second allergy free Spring in the Pacific Northwest. I moved to Oregon in the Fall of 2007...

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Are you ‘padding around’?

Are you ‘padding around’?

As spring comes in with its flurry of color and freshness, I am hearing a lot of my patients having a little groan. Yep thats right... a groan, a I-am-not-quite-ready-to-come-out-of-my-nest-groan. I hear about sluggishness and a desire to get up and go but...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Daybreak. We blink, rub the crust from our eyes and stretch our limbs wide. We clear our vision and stretch our bodies into the day. Almost involuntarily, these movements and releases bring our bodies to life. It is this same feeling as we move out of the deep rest of...

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Leap

I can still feel it. Standing on the rung for that first monkey bar leap as a kid. Not quite tall enough, but brave enough to go for it. Knowing that if I could just wrap the tip of my finger around that cold bar, I could make the first grip and the momentum would be...

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In the Kitchen

I love PUMPKIN SEEDS! I am always trying to find a way to get more of them packed into my life because they have so many power packed and unique qualities. On the top of my list lately is the magical way pumpkin seeds can help curb sugar cravings. You may think -...

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For these busy times

How Distraction Is Rewiring Our Brains—and How Mindfulness Can Help on JUNE 21, 2016 by CHRIS KRESSER (see original article with reference links at chriskresser.com) Our modern lifestyles provide nearly endless sources of distraction. Not surprisingly, recent research...

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In the Kitchen

From my Heart to Yours Tonight I leave on a big jet plane to visit the Lowcountry of South Carolina. A few days ago, I started getting my taste buds prepared with a beautiful batch of collard greens grown in my Oregon garden. I hope that these greens satisfy your...

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Feed Your Brain

  Medscape Medical News > Conference News New 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression Pauline Anderson May 26, 2016 UPDATED May 27, 2016 // ATLANTA ― Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods...

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