Wildfire Smoke And Your Health

Wildfire Smoke And Your Health

The National Weather Service has currently listed the air quality in the Columbia Gorge as “unhealthy” given the wildfire ash and smoke in the air. For those affected, there are numerous things we can do to help protect our health and the health of our community.

Your Mom Was Right, Eat Your Veggies! & 7 Reasons to Choose Organic

Your Mom Was Right, Eat Your Veggies! & 7 Reasons to Choose Organic

There are many reasons to choose organic foods, and indeed we often recommend that patients follow the EWG's Dirty Dozen. Yet, despite the many reasons to choose organic, the best advice is to simply eat lots of fruits and vegetables (conventional or organic). 

Sunscreen: A Naturopath's guide to sun protection.

Sunscreen: A Naturopath's guide to sun protection.

As the Spring brings weather warms up we are all excited to get back out in the sun. It has been a long dark winter and as we transfer into warmer sunnier days it is important to protect yourself for the sun's UV rays. UV rays have been linked to the development of premature aging and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and using sunscreen is one of many ways to help protect your skin from potentially harmful sun exposure.

10 Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure In Your Life!

10 Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure In Your Life!

Though sad to think about, we live in a sea of toxic chemicals that can harm our health. Our bodies are regularly exposed to toxins in the air we breath, water we drink, food we eat, and the products we use. Many of these toxic chemicals are classified as endocrine disruptors, or chemicals that interfere with our bodies natural hormones and can lead to a wide array of health issues including cancer and inflammatory conditions in the body. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help minimize or avoid exposures and support your body. 

Reflections on Spring

Reflections on Spring

The spring season officially began on March 20th with the vernal equinox. The name “equinox” derives from Latin, meaning “equal night” and refers to the roughly equal length of daylight and darkness this time of year. This is a time of celebration and in many traditions it marks the beginning of a new life cycle. Spring is the time when life awakens from its winter slumber and new vitality surfaces. 

Ear Infections: Treatments and Prevention

Ear Infections: Treatments and Prevention

Ear infections are not only very uncomfortable for children but they make us parents want to do whatever we can to help our children. This not only leads parents to search for any treatment possible but in the past physicians have used antibiotics more than what is helpful.

Keeping Your Children Healthy During The School Year

Keeping Your Children Healthy During The School Year

Keeping children healthy through the school is sometimes a challenge for parents, but it doesn't have to be. Consider incorporating the many tips in this article into your families routine and make health habits part of your daily routine!

Fevers: What You Need To Know!

Fevers: What You Need To Know!

As much as fevers can be uncomfortable they are very helpful in fighting infections and are generally safe if well managed. When your immune system is responding to an infection the body raises its temperature in an effort to fight off the infection. Fevers not only kill infectious organisms but they also optimize our bodies ability to fight these infections. 

Ultimate Back Pain Cheat Sheet

Ultimate Back Pain Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Back Pain Cheat Sheet outlines many helpful tools for back pain sufferers to incorporate into their lives today! In this article we discuss the many factors contributing to back pain and what you can do on a daily basis to support spine health and start living pain-free.

Got Back Pain: New Guidelines Recommend Alternative Therapies

Got Back Pain: New Guidelines Recommend Alternative Therapies

Back pain is one of the most common health concerns in the United States. It is estimated that 85% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. New guidelines by the American College of Physicians advise trying alternative therapies like exercise, mindfulness-based stress reduction, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, and yoga, before patients consider pharmaceutical pain options.

KINDNESS

KINDNESS

When People think of acts of kindness they usually think of the benefits for the recipients. Weather it is paying the bridge toll for the car behind you, giving a dollar to someone in need, or giving a compliment to a stranger, we see this as a service to the receiver for this kindness. In this post we are going to flip this notion on its head. There is now research to back up the multitude of health benefit for the person giving. So get out there and give your way to better health.

Kinesio Taping: What's all the hype about?

Kinesio Taping: What's all the hype about?

Most people have seen bright colored taping on TV, at a local sporting events, or on people around town but not many people know what Kinesio Tape is and how it can help. This post will help you get acquainted with this great tool so you can get the most out of your treatments.