Mindset #2

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Female covering eyes with hat

Hello and Happy Holidays! Hope this finds you eating well and enjoying friends and family. I wanted to reach out for my second round of thoughts on mindset. If you didn’t get a chance to read through Mindset #1 check it out here. This series is my effort to make the most of the good things about resolution: the reflection, the … Read More

Mindset #1


Hands holding Sparklers

Hello! After a few month hiatus … time really flies when you love what you do – I am happy to be back sending you some thoughts today! I really want to take some time and talk mindset. For many of us, the shift into Fall can be a private and cozy one. We choose our own form of hibernation and … Read More

dig in


White water rafting

This summer I have been carving out some time for adventure. I have had the pleasure of two awesome float trips down some beautiful backyard rivers of Oregon. One of these trips in particular was an 8 hour float with 4 friends. I learned a few things about river culture that day. About the way that you become a crew, … Read More

Birthday Resolution


Birthday Candles

Hello lovely people and welcome to the long days of summertime! It is full on, with berries, BBQs, river time, hiking and bike rides to boot! I hope you are finding the time to celebrate the days in your own special way. This time of year comes full cycle, as I celebrate my birthday at the end of June. Taking some time … Read More

Hack Your Will Power


Healthy Food dish

Everywhere you look these days, someone is hacking something. There is literally everything from how to hack your floor cleaning to how to hack your relationship to pretty much every home improvement chore that once seemed insurmountable … now just about anyone can hack it. We have become a culture with infinite information at our fingertips and just in case … Read More

This is your gut… not Vegas



You hear the phrase all the time, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” This too is up for discussion but not what’s on my mind today. What is, however, is how we think of our gut health. I think the framing is all off. For one, the gut dwells in the dark corners of the body, it is mysterious … Read More

How I saved my love of Spring


Spring Cherry Blossoms

My love for Spring is limitless, without caveat … but it has not always been this way. Truth be told for eight whole years this was not the case. This year marks my second allergy free Spring in the Pacific Northwest. I moved to Oregon in the Fall of 2007 to work on a small organic farm. I fell head over heels … Read More

Are you ‘padding around’?


Snail on a Stick

As spring comes in with its flurry of color and freshness, I am hearing a lot of my patients having a little groan. Yep thats right… a groan, a I-am-not-quite-ready-to-come-out-of-my-nest-groan. I hear about sluggishness and a desire to get up and go but folks are finding it hard to take those first steps. If this is you, rest assured you are not … Read More

Spring Cleaning


Spring Cleaning

Daybreak. We blink, rub the crust from our eyes and stretch our limbs wide. We clear our vision and stretch our bodies into the day. Almost involuntarily, these movements and releases bring our bodies to life. It is this same feeling as we move out of the deep rest of winter and into the light of Spring. We all know … Read More

Food Intolerance Vs. Food Allergy

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Food Intolerance Vs. Food Allergy There’s a lot of provider and patient misunderstanding about the differences between an intolerance/sensitivity versus an allergic reaction to food and we’ve created this article to help demystify the confusion between reactions and testing. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” What if the foods you are eating cause symptoms, worsen inflammation, and end … Read More

Could You Be Gluten Sensitive?

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Could You Be Gluten Sensitive? The number of people on a gluten free diet is on the rise and many ask me if it’s the latest fashion, fad, or weight-loss diet following the Hollywood trend. I can assure you curious reader, it’s not and research published in the March 2011 online edition of BMC Medicine Journal agreed. Many are familiar … Read More

Autism/ADD Spectrum Disorder: Integrative Treatment

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Integrative Autism and ADD Spectrum Disorder by Dr. Maggie Yu, MD  There are many studies and articles in the past twenty years that have researched various areas of integrative management for Autism and ADD spectrum disorders. Although there is a growing mountain of evidence to support incorporating some of these holistic approaches, few medical providers or clinics treat these disorders integrating … Read More

Healthy Eating

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Eat Healthy food

Tips for Healthy Eating When we try to restore your health with nutrition and other natural therapies, we areworking with the body’s biochemistry. The most basic, and sometimes most effective therapy is your diet. Many people don’t make the connection between their day-to-day habits and the symptoms they suffer. This section will provide you with some basic rules to help … Read More