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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What is Gluten? Why Go Gluten Free?

These days it is easier to go gluten free in your diet. Perhaps you are wondering what it is and why it can be a problem. Read on to learn more. Gluten is…. • A protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and many food additives. Gluten is often hidden in foods, which makes reading labels even more important. • These grains are particularly toxic to susceptible individuals due to their gliadin content, a polypeptide (chain of amino acids) contained in gluten.   Why is it a problem? • Gluten can create many behind the scenes symptoms that stress the body over a long period of time leading to weight gain, inflammation, digestive problems, and joint pain. Gluten strikes everyone differently. • People with chronic fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, and auto immune disorders have suppressed immune systems that create an inability to assimilate and digest these foods. • Like

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Learn about the Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr. Gary Weiner

On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Northwest hosted a webinar discussing integrative medicine, featuring Dr. Gary Weiner from Pearl Natural Health in Portland, Oregon. Topics include: What is really working for IBD in alternative and complementary medicine Multiple perspectives on what causes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis The complementary and alternative therapies considered in designing a successful program aimed at putting IBD into remission How complementary and alternative therapies are combined with conventional therapies for best results The role that diet has played in many cases of Crohn’s and colitis 3 real cases from his complementary and alternative care program to demonstrate the principles of integration Dr. Weiner’s presentation is 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Click here to view a replay of the presentation. Click here to view the presentation slides. (Note: this is a large file and takes a

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