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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Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine on KATU

The power of nutritional healing with Chinese medicine Nutritional healing with food has been part of human life for time immemorial. Ellen wrote “In Chinese culture it is known that, “Food heals and medicine is food.” Food and medicine are one in the same in everyday life.” (from the book Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine, p. 9) In every ancient culture our ancestors understood how to eat with the seasons; how to heal with food; how to soothe a sore throat, how to build vitality and ease digestive distress. This maxim is being revived today as more physicians embrace the healing power of food to prevent and reverse many common chronic illnesses. Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac., wrote the book Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health  to bring this wisdom into our lives and into our kitchens. Here she visits with Helen Raptis on

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Pearl Natural Health Hello, In this holiday season many of you are taking time to celebrate and spend with loved ones, family and friends. We hope that you are able to enjoy, rest and reflect as you enter the winter season and a new year. It is a time of new beginnings. We know that not everyone is in the celebratory mood. Some of you have experienced loss of one kind or another or are dealing with ongoing health and stress. We at Pearl Natural Health are aware that the intensity of these times have affected each of us in different ways which can impact our health and sense of well-being. It truly is important to make some time to rest and restore. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of your journey to increased health and well-being and look

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Pearl’s Ellen Goldsmith has written a book!

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: Book Hello, After eighteen months of research on food, culture and medicine; after spending most of the summer sitting at my desk; developing and taste testing (that was the fun part!) hundreds of recipes I have completed my first book entitled Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine with over 200 delicious recipes available for pre-order on Amazon! This has been a labor of love that came to be after decades of teaching about food as medicine to students of Chinese medicine and people like you.  This is a book for anyone who wants to learn more about Chinese medicine; the foundations of food as medicine according to traditions that have evolved over thousands of years, as well as people who love to eat good food, want to learn some new recipes and understand how to eat according to the season at hand. This

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Podcast: An Inside Job: Healing Wisdom for your Cancer Journey

An interview with Susan Barbara Apollon   Advice from cancer specialists, psychologists, and other healers….. Amidst all of the doctors’ visits, unfamiliar treatments, anxiety, and fear that follow a cancer diagnosis, it’s crucial to maintain a sense of stability and peace during your journey. That’s exactly what An Inside Job: A Psychologist Shares Healing Wisdom for Your Cancer Journey offers readers. By combining scientific findings with integrative wisdom and the true, heartwarming stories of her cancer patients, Susan Apollon—a psychologist who has specialized in integrative oncology, grief, and trauma for nearly 30 years—provides a deeper, richer perspective of what we call “healing.” You’ll find a wealth of practical steps and insightful advice to help you shift to a more positive perspective, tap into hope, and pursue the possibility of a physical, emotional, and spiritual healing experience. Share this post with someone you love or care about. Pass

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Podcast: Girls and Sex an interview with Peggy Orenstein

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Peggy Orenstein is the author ofThe New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic, SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap.   Peggy is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and has written for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Elle, Time, Mother Jones, Slate, O: The Oprah Magazine, and The New Yorker. She is a contributor and commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS Newshour. Her articles have been anthologized multiple times, including in The Best American Science Writing. She is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured on, Nightline, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition

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Podcast: Wild Fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz

Talking Fermented Foods with Sandor Ellix Katz Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003, 2016) and the Art of Fermentation (2012), along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world and helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” Sandor is the recipient of a James Beard award and many other honors. For more information, check out his website www.wildfermentation.com. To listen other episodes of Healthwatch on topics including mindfulness, thyroid, healthy eating and weight loss, gut health as well as others,  click on this link

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Podcast: Mark Hyman, M.D., Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook on KBOO

The companion cookbook to Dr. Mark Hyman‘s revolutionary Eat Fat, Get Thin, with more than 175 delicious, nutritious, heart- and waist-friendly recipes.   Dr. Hyman’s Eat Fat, Get Thin radically changed the way we view dietary fat, and proved that the key to losing weight and keeping it off is to eat ample amounts of good fats. Now, Dr. Hyman shares more than 175 mouthwatering recipes to help you incorporate these good fats into your diet and continue on your path to wellness. With easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal–featuring nuts, coconut oil, avocados, and lots of other superfoods you thought were “off limits”–you can achieve fast and sustained weight loss. Your health is a life-long journey, and THE EAT FAT, GET THIN COOKBOOK helps make that journey both do-able and delicious. Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she interviews Dr. Mark Hyman on KBOO’s Healthwatch. Mark Hyman, MD, is the

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Podcast: Gut Health and IBD a Naturopathic & Chinese Medicine Approach

Gut Health is Central to our Whole Health: an interview with Dr. Edythe Vickers According to the United States Center for Disease Control, it is currently estimated that about 1 – 1.3 million people suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Known as IBD this disease involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, potentially debilitating conditions. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that also affects the digestive tract and is often unrecognized or untreated, with as few as 25% of IBS sufferers seeking professional health care. Today Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. is speaking with Dr. Edie Vickers, naturopathic physican and licensed acupuncturist on KBOO’s Healthwatch about  IBD, IBS and the naturopathic and Chinese medicine approach to treating these health problems. Dr. Vickers is Director of the An Hao Natural Health Clinic in NW Portland. Her practice focuses

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