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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

I am increasingly concerned by the degree to which the medical establishment endorses the use of sunscreen. I am also disturbed by the extent to which people who are otherwise concerned about what goes into their body (e.g. they eat organic food) seem quite willing to slather a chemically laden

Did you play in the dirt, in the mud, when you were a child? Perhaps you still like to play in the dirt, you just call it gardening?  I imagine you know by now: all that exposure to dirt is good for you. The dirt is just one source of

Although chronic disease leads to a great deal of suffering, my experience is that these conditions are extremely responsive to inexpensive lifestyle changes. Chronic disease is defined as any ongoing, degenerative condition that does not resolve within three months. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, obesity and arthritis are examples.

Pet peeve: Speaking with folks about nutritional choices and hearing the insistence that “everything in moderation” is the sensible way to go. First objection: most people who say this (you know who you are!) have already made choices that reveal disbelief in their very own statement! They already don’t eat

As I naturopathic practitioner, I treat my patients holistically. This implies that my cures not only involve treating the whole body but also helping patients reconnect with the natural world. To that effect, I will devote this article to persuading my audience to spend time outdoors. I would like to