Archive by Author

Back to School

To get you thinking about gearing up for the school year here are a few ideas…. Are your children playing sports this year? Sports physicals generally need to be updated every two years. Dr. Bonny is now offering sports physicals at the clinic. Most schools have a form that will need to be completed. Please […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Joys of Summer: Sunscreens, Insect Bites, and Poison Ivy

SUNSCREEN: WHAT IS THE SAFEST OPTION? There are two ways that a sunscreen can protect the skin from sun damage: a mineral barrier or a chemical barrier. Mineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Chemical sunscreens use one or more […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Diet and the Gut Microbiome

by Dr. Haylee Nye Did you know that changing from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet can alter your gut microbiome in at little as 24 hours? What we eat can greatly change the state of our health, starting with shifting the microbiome. Studies have shown that bacterial diversity, or lack thereof, can either […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Eat Seasonably: May Edition

We have been waiting long enough and finally it is time for the spring greens! If there was a time to get your fresh greens on, it is now. Ready for the picking is arugula, spinach, chard, collard greens, kale, radicchio and lettuce greens. Mixing up your greens can give you plenty of variety and […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Eat Seasonably: April

After record snow fall this winter, the sun is finally peeking out through the clouds and the cherry blossoms are in bloom! With the dawn of spring comes the decisions farmers need to make to yield a plentiful fall harvest. Yet, in the meantime, an abundance of local fresh crops awaits to be added to […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

B.E.G.I.N. Group

Simple Strategies To Live Well Today – Being, Engaging, Growing, Inspiring, Nurturing You are invited to join Katie Roeda, MSW, LCSW each week for a small gathering designed to help you begin simple, daily practices that support joy, awe, and the magic of creating dialogue with ourselves and others. Curious? Join us this Thursday – your […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Eat Seasonably: November

The cold weather is brewing and now is the perfect time to turn toward the more warming, autumn harvest foods that are in season. Root vegetables are abundant this time of year. You can find fresh carrots, potatoes, beets, garlic and onions at your local farmer’s market. Fresh herbs include rosemary, sage, basil and parsley. […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Should I get the flu shot?

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. However, some individuals may experience flu complications, such as pneumonia, that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a natural therapy. Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans and in ancient Europe to treat tired and aching muscles. The stones used are typically dark basalt, which retains heat well. The stones, which have been worn smooth by a river or sea, are also porous and may […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Dr. Kirsten Wright

Dr. Kirsten Wright was selected in 2014 for our pilot joint-residency program with RestorePDX. She completed her residency in October, 2016. Dr. Wright is currently working at OHSU’s ORCCAMIND center for complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Wright is a Naturopathic Physician and Integrative Medicine Researcher whose interests encompass integrative primary care, IV therapies, botanical medicine, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →