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 63: Diagnosing Your Tongue

Episode 63: Diagnosing your Tongue I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 31: Going Paleo

    Episode 31: Going Paleo with Amie Tollefsrud, NTP & Andrea Nordling, NTP You’ve heard of the Atkins Diet, the raw food diet, Weight Watchers, and the South Beach Diet, but do you know anything about the Paleo Diet? You might be thinking cavemen… think again.   In Episode…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 30: Geek-Out: Women’s Hormones

    Episode 30: Geek-Out: Women’s Hormones with Maria Claps, CHHC, FDN-P This episode started out being a follow-up to Episode 25 on perimenopause, but we ended up covering so much ground that we decided to rename it and just call it what it is: a total geek-out on women’s…

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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 14: Healthy Skin & Chinese Medicine

      Episode 14: Healthy Skin & Chinese Medicine with Alexa Gilmore, L.Ac.   In today’s episode, Brodie talks with Alexa Gilmore, L.Ac. and Chinese herbalist specializing in dermatology, about treating skin conditions using Chinese Medicine. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, many skin conditions result from excess heat in the body,…

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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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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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Three veggie-heavy Paleo-friendly meals in under 15 minutes

I’ve been working crazy hours lately. This requires high-quality nourishment, without a lot of fuss. Perhaps you’ve been there? Here are the three meals I ate yesterday that felt awesome in my body, and required 15 minutes of prep-time each: Breakfast: Sunnyside up eggs and kale (stems removed, cooked with…

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