Guilt-Free Beet Salad… Both Healthy AND Delicious!
If your family is anything like mine, you know that the holiday season can fill you with a lot of temptations with all of the tasty treats around. The good news? You don’t have to settle for less. Here is a recipe that is not only good for you, but is sure to be the talk of the holiday party for years to come.
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Healthy, Guilt-Free Banana Cream Pie
Watch today’s video as Kari shows you how to make gluten-free, dairy-free, AND sugar-free banana cream pie! Desserts are so hard to do healthy (and good), but here’s one that is a sure winner. Your family won’t be able to tell what’s missing! For more information on natural health options, contact our Portland area office.
A Healthy Guilt-free, Grain-free Snack You Will Love
Everybody loves to snack! It is a common misconception that snacking while eating healthy can be daunting and somewhat bland. This recipe for grain-free crackers will prove that eating clean doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the flavorful foods you love.
Watch today’s video to try this amazing recipe for yourself! For more information on natural, healthy eating, make an appointment at our Portland area office.
Natural Salt vs Refined Salt
It’s a common misconception that the salt in our every day diets can cause more harm than good. Diets low in salt can often have an adverse affect on your health. What many fail to recognize is that unrefined salt, unlike refined salt, contains minerals that are critical to our bodily functions. Believe it or not, unrefined salt can often help lower cholesterol. Click the image to watch a video on the benefits of salt.
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Ionization of Waves Near the Portland Beach
Negative ions can provide surprisingly positive effects on the body and mind. The negative ionization of waves near the beach, and other forms of moving water are known to cleanse both body and soul due to some unique scientific properties.
Negative ions have been proven to enhance natural health, mood, improve the appetite, quell allergic reactions, stop headaches and provide essential relief for a number of other ailments.
Let’s take a look at the science behind the positive absorption of negative ions. Continue reading
Sssshhhhhh: Organ Sound Vibration
Did you know shushing someone might actually may be beneficial to your health? There are six holistic healing sounds known to Taoist qi gong practice that vibrate specific organs and promote emotional and physical well-being.
It has been shown sound vibrations promote healing and provide a type of massage to the organs. Six main organs that benefit from this sound vibration include the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys and triple burner. These are known as yin organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine and are associated with wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The key to vibrational healing is a relaxed attention to the organ to release stuck energy and emotion. It is not even necessary to voice the sounds; a whisper will do or even a mental rendition of the sound. There are many methods of qi gong practice for sound healing. You can explore more on YouTube or seek a qi gong teacher for more specific practice. Continue reading
Portland Acupuncture Natural Medicine for the Small Intestine
The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of three separate parts, the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. The small intestine measures upwards of six to seven meters long and it has a surface area of over 200 meters. But in the Traditional Chinese Medical system, the small intestine is much more than just its physical traits.
Natural Medicine pairs energetic meridians so that they form a complete circuit. There is always a yang meridian and a yin meridian. The small intestine meridian is paired with the heart meridian. Imbalances in the small intestine meridian can lead to problems such as abdominal pain, digestion issues and also appetite problems like overeating or poor appetite. The small intestine meridian starts at the outer tip of the pinky finger and runs up the arm, over the scapula of the shoulder, up the neck and ends in front of the ear. The meridian pathway allows for it to be useful in treating not just intestinal and abdominal issues, but also things like earaches, TMJ, shoulder pain and neck pain. Continue reading
Daily Rituals for Natural Health from Portland
It’s so important to start your day off on the right foot. A healthy and happy morning can lead to a successful and productive day. Sometimes the key to starting off your day right can be practicing a few daily rituals in order to stay calm, collected and focused. Not only will making these rituals part of your everyday routine help your morning, but it will greatly increase the overall natural health quality of your whole day.
- Write – Keep a Journal
Right when you start your day off in our local Portland it can be helpful to write out a small list of goals that you have for the upcoming 24 hours. Keep a small notebook or journal by your bed and when you wake up write down some goals for the day that will help you stay positive and focused.
Exercise is key. You need to make sure to get your blood moving when you begin your day. The smallest amount of exercise can make a big difference as to whether or not your day is positive, productive and successful.
- Morning herbal tea
Having something nice and warm to start your day can ensure positivity throughout the rest of it. Start your day with a soothing cup of herbal tea and think positive thoughts as you drink every sip. The combination of a good tea and positive thinking can be very beneficial for staying positive.
If these positivity tips help your life, we offer counseling and therapy for Portland area clients. Contact us to make an appointment.
Portland Natural Health Includes Avoiding Foods
If you want natural health and to keep your colon clean, it is important your diet reflects that. Optimal colon health is very dependent on what you are or are not putting into your body. There are specific foods that don’t help out your colon at all. Take a look at these five foods you should avoid to make sure your colon is healthy and functioning at its highest possible level.
- Processed Meats
One of the most important things to avoid if wanting a healthy colon is processed meats, and this can be hard to do. In the food culture we are surrounded by, processed meats are on a regular display. Lots of restaurants and grocery stores are doing a better job of avoiding processed meats now, but it can still be hard to avoid them. You want to make sure you do though, as they have been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer.
Alcohol can be detrimental to your body if you so let it. An increased risk of colon cancer, damage to the digestive tract and liver damage are all risks you take when partaking in heavy consumption of alcohol. So do your colon a favor and limit your intake.
- Burned or Charred Foods
It is best to utilize cooking methods that decrease the risk for colon injury or cancer. Burning or charring foods creates carcinogens, which can lead to an increased chance of colon cancer. Take care of your foods when barbecuing and avoid eating over blackened or charred areas.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Don’t eat fast-food. Just do yourself a favor and avoid these foods high in fat, sodium and cholesterol. Help out your colon, pass on the fast-food.
- Limit Sugar
Diets high in sugar have been shown to increase the chance of colon problems, such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Sugar has yet to be directly linked to colon cancer, but it is linked to weight gain and obesity.
If natural health is a desire of yours, contact us for a Portland area appointment.
Portland Do You Need Ways to Alleviate Insomnia?
Insomnia is a phenomenon almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And most of us don’t know how or why it happens. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, despite being tired. Combating insomnia may be easier than you think. Here are five simple ways to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night. Continue reading