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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Exclusive Interview: Ellen Goldsmith on Naturopathy & Acupuncture

Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, author and licensed acupuncturist, Ellen Goldsmith was interviewed by Paubox CEO Hoala Greevy. Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic in downtown Portland, Oregon Here, is the brief of the whole interview, take a look. Can you tell us more about your clinic? Ellen: Pearl Natural Health is a Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic serving the public in Portland since 2001. We pride ourselves on collaborative care in which our Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists work together to deliver optimal patient care to people seeking solutions to their health concerns and problems. What kind of conditions does Pearl Natural Health treat and who is an average patient? Ellen: Many people come to us as an alternative to conventional care or when conventional care has failed to help them. We are known for our integrative and programmatic approach to

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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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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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SIBO and the Elemental Diet

SIBO and the Elemental Diet SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a condition that occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria resides and over-populates the small intestine. Possible symptoms a person can experience include bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools. The physicians may recommend the Elemental Diet to help ease SIBO symptoms. If left untreated, SIBO can lead to the inability to absorb nourishment and nutrients from food, possibly leading to a type of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. At Pearl Natural Health, we consider SIBO  part of the one’s whole health picture with symptoms that range from poor appetite, foggy thinking, digestive disorders from mild to more severe including IBD and IBS. We treat SIBO with diet, herbs and, when needed, pharmaceuticals. We offer onsite SIBO testing to evaluate its presence and diet is a major part of treatment. For people who absolutely find

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Lyme Disease: It’s in Oregon

Lyme Disease and its treatment Lyme disease affects more than 300,000 people in the United States, costs $1.3 billion to treat each year, is the sixth most common reported infectious disease in the United States, can go undiagnosed for years and wreak havoc on people’s lives. It is named after Lyme, Conn., where it was first discovered 40 years ago. Lyme disease, contracted through bites from a black footed deer tick and caused by the Borrelia burgdoferi bacteria, was once thought of as a disease only contracted in the Northeastern region of the United States. However with the spread of housing into once rural areas, the overabundance of deer and white footed mice (another carrier of the deer tick) and climate change Lyme disease has spread throughout the country and throughout the world. We need to be aware that one can contract Lyme in Oregon. Ellen Goldsmith,

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Happy New Year!

Hello, Happy New Year! It is a time of endings and beginnings. At the start of every new year many of us commence with resolve to make long lasting changes; to get healthy, live our lives more fully and to fulfill some of our goals and dreams. All of this takes energy, focus, motivation and most importantly support. So, what happens to our resolve. January starts off well. We are at the gym regularly, we are cutting back on junk foods, sugar and the like. Then February comes around, and winter is weighing on us, and resolve gives way to the demands and stresses of life. The motivation of January 1 wanes and some of those efforts wane as well. Change is not a straight line. Even in these uncertain times, we are certain of one thing only, change. So how do we embrace change and  even

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Podcast: What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

Podcast: What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

Stress and your health: an interview with Dr. Gary Weiner

43% of all adults suffer adverse effects on their health from prolonged stress. Stress can play a big part in health conditions such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive problems, depression and anxiety. Learn about stress, how it affects your health, and what you can do about it.

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