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Optimize Your Health in Autumn

Optimizing Health I am readying myself both physically and mentally for the oncoming autumn and winter season during this pandemic in order to not only survive but thrive. We have all been through a very tough 6 months and it is not over yet. So, how will we optimize our physical and mental and emotional…

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20 Facts about IBS, IBD, and SIBO Compiled

List of 20 Facts about IBS, IBD, and SIBO In the past we have written about the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO. Here is a list of facts about IBS, IBD, and SIBO, compiled from our other articles and research. We hope this list will help you to quickly understand more about these conditions.…


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…

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Recipe: Fall Herbs and Cinnamon Tea

Fall Herbs and Cinnamon Tea The combination of fragrant thyme and rosemary along with spicy cinnamon is surprisingly delicious. This warming, aromatic tea is a perfect digestive for cooler autumn days and nights.   Tip While you can use dried herbs in this recipe, fresh herbs give it a vibrant and fresh aroma, which is…


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,…

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IBS and IBD: The Naturopathic Perspective

IBS and IBD: Dr. Gary Weiner’s Article on the Elemental Diet   For those who suffer with IBS or IBD the role of diet is tantamount in its recovery. At Pearl Natural Health Dr. Weiner often recommended the Elemental Diet along with herbal protocols or even targeted antibiotics. But, what is the Elemental Diet and…