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Addressing Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the top of most people’s minds, given the significant impacts on health and the economy. As we weather the outbreak, adhering to sound hygiene practices is critical. Simple steps work — like... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Healthy kids, healthy drinks

This month, I’m excited to write in support of a bill in the Washington State Legislature requiring restaurants to serve healthy drinks on children’s menus. House Bill 2383, the “Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids” initiative,... — Updated 2/21/2020

 

Medicinal mushrooms of the Northwest

A recent documentary by Louie Shwartzberg titled “Fantastic Fungi” explores the magical world of mushrooms. Current science reveals the intricate role fungi play in the forest ecosystem — with their extensive underground... — Updated 1/21/2020

 

Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine for Thyroid Support

Thyroid imbalance is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and the prevalence is on the rise. Estimates of adults with thyroid dysfunction range from 4-10%, with women more commonly affected than men... — Updated 12/20/2019

 

Ketogenic Nutrition and Diabetes

Ketogenic nutrition, or the "keto diet," is gaining a lot of attention as a tool for weight loss and healing chronic disease. Although not right for everyone, keto diet is highly... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

Nature as Medicine

In the Northwest, some patients are receiving a novel prescription from their doctor: a walk in the park. Physicians in Seattle are weaving nature therapy into clinical practice.... — Updated 10/18/2019

 

Botanicals for stress support

Every day, we navigate the countless stressors hurled our way. We all have our strategies to adapt and stay balanced. Maybe we go for a walk, spend time with loved ones, stream that new Netflix special, take a bath, or simply... — Updated 7/19/2019

 

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