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Tag: Dr. Jennifer Means

Health & Happiness: Sugarplum Blues

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Sugarplum Blues

By Jennifer Means Every year as the holidays approach, my mind drifts to thoughts of cookies, warm sweet drinks, yummy stews and thick chewy breads. I start seeing all those pretty treats on the covers of magazines in the grocery store check-out lines. And then Halloween sets the stage—one little candy bar—and it’s all downhill […]

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Health & Happiness: Reduce stress by sticking to a routine

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Reduce stress by sticking to a routine

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC For many of us, it seems like time just keeps speeding up. Our lives are demanding more every day, and we have to rise to the occasion and better our coping skills. Our stress response system is like a light switch that is meant to turn on and off as […]

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Health & Happiness: The healing power of nature

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: The healing power of nature

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC One of the basic tenets of naturopathic medicine is “Vis Medicatrix Naturae” or The Healing Power of Nature. This is the inherent self-organizing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. To me, this speaks to the intelligence of the vital force that strives for balance and health, […]

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Health & Happiness: Tick Talk – Let’s talk about lyme disease

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Tick Talk – Let’s talk about lyme disease

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC Perhaps you don’t believe that Lyme disease exists in the Pacific Northwest. And we can argue all day about whether it can cause chronic neurological and inflammatory disease. But hopefully, we can all agree that the best thing to do about Lyme disease is to prevent it. Springtime is the […]

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Health & Happiness: The toxic soup we live in

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: The toxic soup we live in

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC Oregon is beautiful. Thank God for the oxygen giving trees, the sacred rivers and the majestic Cascade Mountains! But sadly, we are heading down a steady path of increasing toxins in our environment and ourselves. The fish that we eat are full of mercury. Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive […]

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Health & Happiness: Be My Valentine

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Be My Valentine

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC Valentine’s Day is when we show others we love them and that makes me think of hearts. Our hearts beat blood to our cells and exchange waste for oxygen and nutrients. A healthy heart makes a healthy life. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people over 35 […]

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Health & Happiness: Water is Life, Essential to Our Health and Well-being

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Water is Life, Essential to Our Health and Well-being

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC Water is life. It brings the lush green to our land and, just as important, it is essential to our health and well-being. Water plays an important part in all our bodily functions and it can bring quick relief for many symptoms. Drinking water can relieve headaches, reduce kidney stones, […]

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Community Submission: Bolstering Your Immune System for Fall

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Bolstering Your Immune System for Fall

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAC There is something bittersweet about autumn – the change in light, the shortened days, the final harvest of our summer’s bounty. The colors change from bright florals and greens to darker, subtler oranges and browns. Although my children may gasp when I say this, I find the rhythms and routines […]

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