Winter is Coming: 10 Ways to Avoid Colds!

October 8th, 2016

You must have felt it in the air. I know I did. I went out to take the garbage the other night and was struck by the cold dampness in the air. My coconut oil is officially solid and my familiar spinal pain has returned. Some of you may know this pain, it’s like someone plugged your spine into an outlet and it lights up like a Christmas tree. Good times!

Winter is definitely coming. If you watch Game of Thrones and live in the Pacific NW, […]

10 Ways to Boost Oxytocin

October 4th, 2016

What to hugs and dogs have in common? Or, better yet, hugging your dogs?

If you know anything about me, you know that I love few things more than dogs, especially my dogs. To say that I’m a crazy dog lady would be an understatement, and I’m good with that. Any of you who share a deep symbiotic relationship with animals will understand.

Let me ask you this, do you know that feeling when you get a really good hug? […]

Stem Cell Activation: Nutrition, Hormones, and Exercise

September 8th, 2016

About this time last year I was published in a major medical publication with my esteemed colleagues Dr. Harry Adelson, ND and Dr. Paul Anderson, ND. You may recall Dr. Harry from my Pain-Free & Strong Summit this past spring. He is a mentor and dear friend. Dr. Anderson is an all-around rockstar in our profession. I was honored to be included in this paper.

The three of us wrote an article in The Pain Practitioner, the publication of the American Academy of […]

Embracing Risk

August 18th, 2016

I had an incredible weekend in gorgeous San Diego. Then today, my last day in town, I almost died.

I was meeting my friend David at In-N-Out Burger. As I pulled off the freeway, suddenly the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and I went on full “spidey sense” alert. I drove into the parking lot and pulled into a parking spot. As my foot hit the brake, another car went zooming past the rear of my car at high speed, swerving and smashing […]

Are you deficient in magnesium?

August 18th, 2016

When I was in undergrad, my first apartment was a cockroach-infested tiny studio on campus at Portland State University. It was very cool time in music and a great time to live in Portland, and although there were cockroaches, there was also a HUGE vintage bathtub!

This was when I discovered Epsom salt baths. Oh lordy, they are wonderful. Aside from the wonderful benefits of submerging yourself in water (hello oxytocin and stress relief!), when you add the Epsom salt something magical happens.

Magnesium sulfate is […]

Hydrotherapy for Pain

August 6th, 2016

Today I wanted to share a very old, classic tip from Naturopathic Medicine with you: hydrotherapy.

Naturopathic doctors have always utilized water to soothe and cure. Water is incredibly healing. Something I prescribe to patients often is alternating hot and cold therapy.

This is not just about heat and ice (in fact, I suggest you avoid straight ice, it blunts the healing response).

We are looking to pump nutrients, inflammatory markers, and blood in and out of the injured area. This is what leads to […]

The Pain Panic- What to do?

August 6th, 2016

I’m writing this from ground zero. My 16-year-old daughter had four wisdom teeth extracted this morning and we are now deep into The Pain Panic.

What is this Pain Panic I speak of?

Any of you who have endured a serious injury or trauma, or have woken up after surgery and experienced that moment when all of the anesthesia wears off knows what I’m talking about. The Pain Panic is real and it is brutal.

For those of you still in the dark, let me […]

How to boost your energy with SEA SALT

August 4th, 2016

Do you find yourself slumped over your desk around 3pm every day? You’re humming along after lunch and suddenly your brain just shuts down and your energy crashes and you can’t form a sentence. The urge to find coffee and sugar becomes overwhelming…

Yes, I know that feeling all too well.

So what do we do at Core Wellness Clinic when that 3 o’clock feeling sets in?


Salt, in the form of a comprehensive mineral salt like sea salt or Himalayan salt, is […]