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  As we pulled the car up to the barn where we buy free-range eggs, our farmer was busily involved in a different kind of farming task. He was plucking turkeys for a customer—looks like an early Thanksgiving, she had three freshly harvested and plucked turkeys in the back of

2017 has been one of the worst fire seasons in terms of air quality due to smoke precipitate. Wildfire smoke is a combination of particles and gases, both of which can cause damage to sensitive mucosa. For those who suffer from respiratory illnesses, the irritation due to the smoke may

  Driving along Anderson Creek Road outside of Talent offers an insightful glance into Southern Oregon agriculture: aging pear orchards yield to new homes, vineyards, and more recently a pot farm (behind high fences) and a hemp farm (wide open, looks like little Christmas trees, smells like pot!). The celebration

Do you feel unstable by the winds of change? Are you living the life you want? Or do the multitude of societal and inner changes, create enormous uncertainty. Many people feel this lack of stability and are searching for something to hold onto. How can we find balance in times

According to the statistics of the American Thyroid Association, over 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with and treated for hypothyroidism. It is likely that an additional 20 million people are suffering with poorly functioning thyroid glands but have received no treatment. The vast majority of patients who seek out

The dry warm weather of southern Oregon summers allows us all to find some time of the day when we can be outside and exercise comfortably. As a morning person and a rower with Rogue Rowing Club, my favorite exercise happens early in the morning out at Emigrant Lake. If

I discuss with my patients the benefits of changing their eating habits.  However, patients often become overwhelmed by the process of reviewing and selecting specific recipes. I have found that offering recipes is the best way to help them through this process. Here are three recipes I have found to

Hey, my job is not to say yay or nay: much as I like to tell people what to do, I’ve been convinced that it’s not an effective way to create health. My higher calling, when I remind myself, is to provide you with all the information on your question

Gout is an extremely painful condition characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. Usually one joint becomes swollen, red, tender and warm. About 50% of the time, it is the big toe, but other joints may be involved. Gout occurs when uric acid (a natural waste product of protein

Last month I was chatting about the value of exposure to a wide variety of bacteria: from your first journey down the birth canal, to childhood proximity to animals—family pet or time on a farm, to some good adult exposure to dirt: gardening? Soccer? We also of course need exposure