On Being A Patient

Or maybe I should say, "On Being Patient", as being on the other side of the medical model has taught me some valuable lessons. As some of you may have heard, I am delving full on into the field of being a patient and getting a Total Knee Replacement. I soon learned that almost everyone [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

How art, music and creativity contribute to physiologic wellness and vitality, by Joshua Phillips, ND

  Whether you lean toward conventional medicine, holistic and alternative medicine, or some combination of the two, chances are good a lot of it revolves around what you are putting in your mouth one to three times daily.  We live in a healthcare culture that is obsessed with solutions to health and illness being the [...]

May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A Woman’s Cycle by Dr. Calley Asbill

For women, monthly cycles are a refection of overall health.  More than ever, these cycles are being disrupted by highly processed diets, sedentary lifestyles, high stress, digestive dysfunction, hormonal birth control, environmental exposure to hormone disruptors, and increasingly altered genetics. These factors lead to short cycles, long cycles, excessive bleeding, longer periods, fibroids, ovarian cysts, [...]

November 9th, 2016|Blog|

Standing For Water, True Medicine and Listening to the Earth by Kellie Chambers, LAc

In the wake of the FB coverage of the Water Protectors of Standing Rock, I have been giving consideration to how the health of the Mother Earth, impacts and reflects the state of our own health; how the Earth sits as a macrocosmic reflection for the microcosm of the human body. I have many relations [...]

October 27th, 2016|Blog|

What to Do When You Have a Cold, by Kerie Raymond, ND

As a Physician, especially a Naturopathic doctor, we often feel like we are invincible and never get a cold.  Our job and whole lives are about keeping people healthy, so surely we should be able to do that for ourselves. Well, we are all human and yes, even Naturopaths get sick!  The same thing happened [...]

October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Alpha-gal Allergy

The Links between Deer, Ticks, and allergic reaction to mammalian meat products known as Alpha-gal allergy by Kevin R. Pett  Phd., DAOM  Click here to visit Dr. Pett's Bio page I am relatively new to Bend, but I am not new to Oregon, as I had the good fortune to graduate in 2007 from the Doctorial program in [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Blog|

Easing The Sails For Health and Vitality, by Joshua Phillips, ND

I was recently sailing up at Elk Lake, on a moderately windy day, and had a good run of it for an hour or so before bringing the boat back onto the dock.  When I arrived, Karl, one of the “old salts” of the Elk Lake sailboat marina, was waiting to help bring the boat [...]

September 28th, 2016|Blog|

A Genetic Predisposition to Anxiety? By Barb Largent, MD

In my practice I see a lot of people who are dealing in one form or another with anxiety - that tricky emotional state of discomfort and unrest mixed with worry. This emotional state is prevalent in our society.  Drugs prescribed for anxiety (i.e.Xanax) are the most prescribed psychiatric medications in the U.S. There are [...]

June 8th, 2016|Blog|

The Earth and Our Bodies by Kerie Raymond, ND

The Oath of Naturopathic Medicine states: "I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families, and future generations." The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine are: First of all, do no harm. To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of [...]

June 1st, 2016|Blog|

Side Effects of Antacid’s and PPI’s – More Harm than Good?

The health of your digestive system is, in many ways, one of the cornerstones of overall health and vitality. When there is ongoing inflammation, or other issues affecting the normal function of your digestive tract, it paves the way for more serious health concerns that can affect your entire body, as well as mental and emotional [...]

May 25th, 2016|Blog|