Optimize Our Diets in the Time of COVID-19

Optimizing Our Diet in the Time of COVID – 19 “Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician.” -Chinese proverb Optimizing our diet in the time of COVID-19 can rely upon the wisdom and guidance of Chinese nutritional healing and Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine and its 3,000-year-old tradition of embedding food as medicine in the culture can teach us a lot, no matter what culture we are from or live in now. The basics of Chinese nutritional therapy are steeped in the foundations of Chinese medicine, on the observation of nature and our unique interaction with it. Each of us live in specific climates, we live through seasons and their changes and each of us has a unique physical constitution and condition. These considerations are important to consider when making food choices and recommendations. In the time of COVID-19 food can

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What’s The Difference Between IBS, IBD, And SIBO?

What’s The Difference Between IBS, IBD, And SIBO?

IBS, IBD, SIBO: What’s the Difference? This original article and video interview with Dr. Gary Weiner was published on December 11, 2018 by Shivan Sarna at sibosos.com. It is the third part of our new series of posts on IBS, IBD, and SIBO highlighting previous articles that are still very relevant in 2019. This post and interview with Dr. Gary Weiner introduce you to the differences and relationship between the conditions of IBS, IBD and SIBO. If you have been diagnosed with one or a combination of these conditions this interview will help you understand how they may be related and help you to understand how to get effective treatment to help you get healthy again. The previous posts in the series were about Treating IBD. Look forward to additional articles in this series on the Use of Elemental Diets in IBS and IBD, and additional videos

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The IBS Within the IBD – Part 3

The IBS Within the IBD – Part 3

IBS within the IBD: Part 3 In this third part of the article Dr. Weiner illuminates how IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is now appreciated for containing an inflammatory component and can be part of  IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) with a case study and his overall assessment. He explains the relationship between IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD to offer a deeper understanding of these conditions. This original article was published on January 11, 2016 at ndnr.com. It is the fourth part of our new in depth series of posts exploring IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD, and SIBO, all still very relevant in 2019. The previous posts in the series were about Treating IBD. Look forward to additional articles in this series on the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Use of Elemental Diets in IBS and IBD, and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to

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The IBS Within the IBD – Part 2

The IBS Within the IBD – Part 2

IBS within the IBD: Part 2 In this second part of the article Dr. Weiner illuminates how IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is now appreciated for containing an inflammatory component and can be part of  IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). He explains the relationship between IBS and IBD to offer a deeper understanding of these conditions. This original article was published on January 11, 2016 at ndnr.com. It is the fourth part of our new in depth series of posts exploring IBS, IBD, and SIBO, all still very relevant in 2019. The previous posts in the series were about Treating IBD. Look forward to additional articles in this series on the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Use of Elemental Diets in IBS and IBD, and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. Gary Weiner, ND,

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The IBS Within the IBD – Part 1

The IBS Within the IBD – Part 1

The IBS Within the IBD In this article Dr. Weiner illuminates how IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is now appreciated for containing an inflammatory component and can be part of  IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). He explains the relationship between IBS and IBD to offer a deeper understanding of these conditions. This original article was published on January 11, 2016 at ndnr.com. It is the third part of our new in depth series of posts exploring IBS, IBD, and SIBO, all still very relevant in 2019. The previous posts in the series were about Treating IBD. Look forward to additional articles in this series on the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Use of Elemental Diets in IBS and IBD, and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. Gary Weiner, ND, LAc Read the full text

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Part 2

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Part 2

Treating IBD: Part 2 This original article was published on January 15, 2014 at ndnr.com. It is the second part of our new series of posts on IBS, IBD, and SIBO that are very relevant in 2019. In this second part of the comprehensive article on IBD Dr. Weiner explains the remaining 3 obstacles  to cure. He also explains naturopathic foundational and effective treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) offering a deeper understanding of this condition. Look forward to additional articles in this series on The IBS within the IBD, Use of Elemental Diets in IBS and IBD, and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as effective treatments for managing symptoms of IBS, IBD, and SIBO. Read the full text of the original article here: Gary Weiner, ND, LAc Missed Part 1? Click to read Part 1 of this article.

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New Year! New Faces and New Naturopathic Doctors!

  2019 offers New Doctors and New Services   As many of you know Dr. Weiner has been out on medical leave for a few months. He needs more time to heal, and we are looking forward to his recovery so he can get back to what he loves – working with people to help them heal and recover their health. While we continue to do our best to continue serving your healthcare needs and to do so we have hired a senior naturopathic doctor, Dr. Dawson Farr to fill in for Dr. Weiner while he is out on leave. Read more about him here. Dr. Weiner has the utmost confidence in Dr. Farr’s abilities. Hence, we also have maintained our naturopathic doctor resident and welcomed Dr. Misty Story to Pearl in October. Dr. Story has jumped in with great compassion and excellence in her approach to

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Tips for reducing your risk for Colds and Flu

Tips for reducing your risk for colds and flu We love this time of year when the light is golden, and the last fire of summer of reds, yellows and gold are on the autumn leaves. As the season and weather changes our risk for catching colds and flu increases. At Pearl Natural Health our naturopathic physicians and acupuncturist offer you some tips to help you reduce your risk for colds and flu. Once we move indoors, the air is dryer, we spend more time in close proximity with lots of other folks, maybe our lifestyle habits catch up with us before our bodies have adapted and voila, we are surprised with unwanted  head colds. What can you do? A lot. You can strengthen and modulate your immune system, that intricate system interwoven into the fabric of your cells and tissues, to adapt to the changes of

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Pearl Natural Health re-opens Thursday after the snow

Pearl Natural Health will open Thursday, the 22nd The snow was beautiful and we are back to work at Pearl on Thursday ready to see you! Do you have tele-medicine benefits? We know that Portland has many micro-climates which can make it difficult to travel on a snow day. If you are a patient of Dr. Weiner, Dr. Breen or Dr. Head and you have tele-medicine benefits  you can now do your follow up visit from home or work. So, don’t forgo your healthcare because of weather. Call us today and we can help you get rescheduled to follow up on your healthcare.

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The Naturopathic Perspective: Elemental Diets with IBS and IBD

Dr. Gary Weiner’s Article on the Elemental Diet with IBS & IBD   For those who suffer with IBS or IBD the role of diet is tantamount in its recovery. Here at Pearl Natural Health our naturopathic physicians may recommend the Elemental Diet along with herbal protocols or even targeted antibiotics. But, what is the Elemental Diet and why would it be used? If you are suffering from either of these conditions read Dr. Gary Weiner’s informative and featured article in the naturopathic journal NDNR entitled, AN ELEMENTAL PRIMER: USE OF ELEMENTAL DIETS IN IBD AND IBS – PART 1 helpful. Questions? Our physicians are skilled in helping those who suffer from digestive distress. Call us at 503 230-8973 to set up an appointment.        

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