Wellness Word

Wellness Word October 2021 – Dealing With Anxiety and Grief

For some of us, 2021 has been even worse than 2020.  In my case, both my parents contracted COVID-19 at the age of 88. After an awful three and a …

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Spinal Manipulation: First-Line Choice for Chronic Neck Pain

The lifetime prevalence of neck pain is estimated to be 48.5 percent with costs for this condition in the United States estimated at $20 billion per year.  Neck pain can …

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Wellness Word December 2020 – A Homemade Solution for Allergies

In the Willamette Valley, seasonal allergies are a particular problem. Whether it is grass seed, hay or pollen, every season seems to have something to aggravate the sinuses. Don’t forget …

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Pain Relief Through Clinical Somatic Education

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Clinical Somatics is “neuromuscular reeducation, to help people get …

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Wellness Word Oct 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Chinese Medicine’s perspective on the changing season Chinese Medicine …

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Wellness Word September 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. The cause of heart attacks – Part II In …

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Wellness Word August 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. The cause of heart attacks – Part 1 Stop …

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Wellness Word July 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. A Balancing Act: Type 1 Diabetes Awareness – Part …

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Wellness Word June 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Diabetes mellitus is a term loosely meaning “sweet urine”.  …

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Wellness Word May 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Allergy season has arrived. While prescription and over the …

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Wellness Word April 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   When should a MRIs be avoided? Many patients …

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Wellness Word March 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. What is Mind Body Coaching and how can it …

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Wellness Word February 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. February is American Heart Month and a good time …

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Wellness Word January 2019

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Keeping your bones dense According to the National …

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Wellness Word December 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Digestive Tips for the Holidays Digestive Tips for …

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Wellness Word Nov 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Healthy Baby Gear So what’s the big deal …

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Wellness Word October 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Chemical peel A chemical peel is the process …

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Wellness Word August 2018

Spinal Manipulation May Help You Avoid Surgery By Hari Dass Khalsa, DC Spinal surgery, called microdiscectomy, is not an uncommon procedure for patients with sciatica. Sciatica often starts suddenly with …

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Wellness Word August 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Ayurveda: Start Here!  Ayurvedic Doshas (Vata, Kapha, Pitta) …

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Wellness Word July 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Ayurveda   For some of you the …

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Wellness Word June 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Mind-body medicine refers to the interconnectedness of one’s …

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Wellness Word May 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Low back pain is one of the most …

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Wellness Word April 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. The healing power of nature Naturopathic medicine is …

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Wellness Word March 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Does it need stitches? Your five-year-old hit her …

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Wellness Word February 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. While the anklebone may indeed be connected to …

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Wellness Word Jan 2018

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. It Is Not Exercise, But Physical Fitness That …

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Portland is a great city for tattoos. You can …

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Wellness Word

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a healthcare professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Our breath is one of the greatest gifts that …

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Wellness Word Sept 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Acupressure and Essential Oils For Stress Management We …

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Wellness Word August 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Eye Safety for Eclipse Viewing As most Oregonians, …

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Wellness Word June 17

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Yin and Yang of Fortified Foods The legacy …

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Wellness Word May 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Teaching Children How to Nourish Themselves through Cooking …

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Wellness Word April 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy  Pain can have …

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Wellness Word March 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Sugar II Last month, we looked at the …

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Wellness Word February 17

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Sugar! Like most American children, I was raised …

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Wellness Word Jan 2017

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Whether it’s eating right, exercising more, or spending …

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Wellness Word December 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Is Blue Light Damaging? The LEDs used in …

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Wellness Word Nov 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Another Reason for Kids to Play Outside Figuring …

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Wellness Word October 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Moving Inward: The transition into fall from …

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Wellness Word Sept 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Using Medical Intuition to Heal Medical Psychic Science, …

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Wellness Word August 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Spinal Surgery Explosion By Ron Feise, DC Over …

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Wellness Word July 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Self-Care You Take With You Even with the …

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Wellness Word June 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Fall prevention is …

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Wellness Word May 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Herbal Supplements: Safety Concerns By Hari Dass …

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Wellness Word APRIL 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Why Cleanse in Spring? Never before in …

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Wellness Word March 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy In this complex and …

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Wellness Word February

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. We are on a lifelong journey to balance …

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Wellness Word January 2016

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. The Class of 2034 Gestates in 2016 The …

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Wellness Word December 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. What’s the best health insurance? Hari Dass S. …

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Wellness Word November 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Cold vs Flu in Adults Influenza, (flu), and …

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Wellness Word October 2015

Acupuncture: Your Family’s Medicine The history of Chinese medicine is long, rich in scholarly books and ever-evolving. Herbal therapy, acupuncture and Chinese nutritional and lifestyle advice work on the premise …

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Wellness Word September 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. “Inner critic, the Doctor will see you now” …

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Wellness Word August 15

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Bust the Myth of Aging   What most …

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Wellness Word July 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Gong as a healing instrument By Signa Cheney …

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Wellness Word June 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Danger: Contents Under Pressure Feeling overworked? Try being …

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Wellness Word May 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Using Dialogue Method in Journaling to Problem-Solve and …

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Wellness Word April 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   The Healing Power of Herbs How does …

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Wellness Word January 2015

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   The Vitamin-Mineral Supplement Paradox   For more …

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Wellness Word December 2014

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Shaking Away Stress   Let’s face it… …

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Wellness Word November 2014

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   By Douglas Bingley   Among other things, …

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Wellness Word October 14

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   By Mark Floyd   Concern over pet …

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Wellness Word Sept 14

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Making the transition into September   The …

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Wellness Word August 14

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Navigating the tenuous world of modern teens …

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Wellness Word July 14

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Should Selenium Supplementation Be Avoided?   By …

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wellness Word June 14

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   A look at popular yoga styles today …

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Wellness Word May 2014

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Seasonal allergy solutions   By KImberly Shotz …

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Wellness Word April 2014

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Better Health Through Mediterranean Cuisine   By …

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Wellness Word

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.       By Dr. Tom Messinger, ND, …

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Wellness Word February 2013

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Findings on gluten intolerance   By Dr. …

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Wellness Word Jan 2014

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Are GMOs Harming Us?   By Dr. …

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Wellness Word November 2013

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   It’s pretty easy to feel good during …

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Wellness Word October 2013

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   Rest can make back pain worse   …

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Wellness Word Sept 13

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   “Natural forces within us are the true …

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Wellness Word Aug 13

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication.   The Power of Tapping     Using …

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Wellness Word July 2013

Editor’s note: Wellness Word is an informational column which is not meant to replace a health care professional’s diagnosis, treatment or medication. Healing Naturally from Sprains and Strains Strains are …

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