A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent

Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent   Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 49: Health Evolution vs. Revolution

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  Click here to download .mp3.   Episode 49: Health Evolution vs. Revolution with Lenny Gale, founder of Life is NOYOKE There are two equally valid paths to healthy living: there’s health evolution, and then there’s health revolution. Which one is for you? In Episode 49 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie…

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Could your BFF’s sister be holding you back?

Did you know that can depression, happiness, obesity, smoking, and drinking can all be contagious? Kind of like we catch colds from the people we hang out with, we also “catch” habits from one another. Say you’re at dinner with friends and you’re ambivalent about ordering a second glass of…

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Chinese Medicine on the Conscious Path and Quick Favor

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Do you have 3 minutes to help me out with a quick favor? I’d love to get to know you better, and where you are on your path to thriving. By way of shameless bribery, I’m giving away copies of my new Healthy Eating Meditation (which has been helping lots…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 35: Reducing Acid Reflux

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Episode 35: Reducing Acid Reflux With Joe Moceus, L.Ac.   Have you ever wolfed down a delicious meal only to find yourself met with burning discomfort? In Episode 35, Brodie talks with her colleague, Joe Moceus, L.Ac., about what you can do to avoid feeling the burn. Joe’s family has…

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My Accident, Fall Health Tips, and Basics of Chinese Medicine Registration

Last week, a Toyota Tacoma truck slammed into the back of my poor little Honda Fit and smashed my car into the city bus which was stopped at the light in front of me. My car crumpled at both ends like an accordion. It was one of those moments where…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 6: Energetics of Food

    Episode 06 – Energetics of Food with Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. Chinese Medicine is a big umbrella term that encompasses not only acupuncture, but also Chinese Herbal medicine, bodywork, lifestyle and diet counseling, and “energy exercise” like qi gong, tai chi and meditation. As practitioners of Chinese Medicine, once we…

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Kitchen Herbs for Indigestion

It’s always fascinating to me how some weeks, everyone that comes into the clinic has the same issue going on. This week, it’s all about indigestion, distention, and bloating. As the seasons change – sometimes quite rapidly – it can be difficult to know what to eat. The drawer full…

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What to Eat in the Spring

Spring is here, and all of nature is moving upward and outward: aligning your diet with the season can help you lighten up and let go. It’s a time of rapid growth: budding, flowering, happening. The taste that corresponds with the season is pungent. Pungent, also known as spicy, is the…

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Natural Help for Seasonal Allergies

It’s officially allergy season here in the Willamette Valley. Since taking over-the-counter allergy medication may increase your risk for dementia, you may be thinking twice about popping Benadryl on a daily basis. Happily, you don’t have to choose between short-term allergy relief and long-term dementia — there are plenty of natural remedies that can…

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