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Three Reasons Why the Scale Isn’t Budging

You notice that you have gained a few extra pounds. Jeans are fitting tighter than normal or maybe not at all! So, you make a pledge to get the pounds off. You join a gym and kick up the cardio, start eating everything “you should” and restrict your calorie intake. After 2, 4, or 6 […]

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A Healthy Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching. I love Halloween; the costumes, decorations, enjoying the Autumn season, pumpkins, and bobbing for apples – does anyone still do this?! What I don’t like is dealing with the amount of candy my kids haul into the house. It is full of GMOs, dyes, preservatives, and food allergens. As we celebrate […]

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Eat Seasonally October 2017

  Autumn has fallen upon us (pun intended!) and it is time to get out the sweater box and warm slippers again. We had a hot summer, which brings cravings for cold! Now that the temperatures are inching down again, the cravings for warm beverages (pumpkin lattes anyone?) and soups creep in again. One comforting […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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The Spring Season and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Spring is a of time growth, renewal, and increasing light, warmth, and energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) each season is associated with one of the classical five elements. Spring is connected to the Wood element. This element reflects the nature of trees and plants to grow upward and outward. In spring we see new […]

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Eat Seasonably: September Edition

At Today Integrative Medicine, we firmly believe in the concept of food as medicine.  As Hippocrates once said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This ancient piece of advice is being proven true over and over by modern research. Fruits and vegetables contain powerful disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients. Proper food can […]

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Eat Seasonably: Citrus Edition

February is a scarce month for Oregon produce. Only a handful of vegetables, such as garlic, onions, turnips, and potatoes are truly in season. This time of year we really rely on our California neighbors to supply us with fresh produce, and right now local supermarkets and co-ops are lit up with the gorgeous colors […]

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Eat Seasonably: January Resolution Edition

It’s a brand new year. What better time to change your diet habits than now! Commit to treating yourself to high quality food that will nourish your body, increase energy, lessen toxic burden, promote happiness, and possibly even reverse disease. And it’s not just about WHAT you eat. HOW you eat is equally important. Here […]

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