COVID: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

COVID: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

5 Ways to Support Your Immune System with Chinese Medicine during COVID We are learning, in this time of COVID, that none of us are completely immune to this fast mutating virus (unless perhaps we have recovered from it). However, we do know that reducing our exposure by staying home and reducing contact with groups of people and following CDC and WHO recommendations with the use of masks, hand washing, use of sanitizers etc. we can reduce our risk of contracting the virus or unwittingly spreading it. How do we support our immune system to minimize the risk? The COVID virus needs a host and the host is human. The healthier you are, the stronger your immune system, the better your chances of staying healthy.  If your underlying health is poor or you have underlying health conditions and challenges the more impact this virus can have. Even

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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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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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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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