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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 16, 2018 

Nutritionally Speaking: Protect Your Brain Function

As I prepare to offer a class at the store this weekend, which highlights various hacks (tools) to support brain health and memory. I am reminded about a common issue amongst statin medication users,...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 9, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Got Cognitive Function?

During Aug. I regularly schedule coaching sessions or have conversions on the sales floor with parents concerned about their children's return to school after summer break. Many bright students...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 2, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking – Do Your Eyes Have It? - Lutein

We have been (some of us at least) enjoying the hot, sunny weather. Hopefully wearing our UV protecting sunglasses, using adequate (non-toxic) sunscreen and having fun; whether through gardening,...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 26, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Summer Time is Blueberry (picking) Time!

There are many reasons to avoid the empty carbohydrate calories from sweetened foods that are so common in the grocery store; we have an epidemic of diabetes and obesity nationwide. Here are a few...

 By Alaina Thomson    Health    July 26, 2018

Walking into Wellness

With the intense summer heat hitting us the last couple of weeks, it has been an easy transition into a more sedentary routine as any physical exertion seems ludicrous in this heat. If your normal...

 By Diana Masarie    Health    July 26, 2018

Downsizing 101 – Getting Started

So you're ready to begin downsizing your home. You're not sure where to begin, but you know it's time. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day... and yet it was built! Toss out any judgment you may have...


Protecting yourself and family from insect bites

Summertime barbecues, short sleeves and spending time with friends and family by the water on a river or lake are some of the best things about Oregon summers. With ready access to coastal areas and...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 19, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Herbal ABC's: The Foundation of Herbal Medicine - A Book Review

Many years ago, while sitting in Sharol Tilgner, ND, Herbal ABC's class with a group of aspiring herbalists of all ages, I remember thinking that this class series would be an amazing book someday. I...



As summer temperatures rise, so do the dangers of working in high heat. That's especially true in Oregon, where workers tend to be used to working in mild weather, and are frequently not accustomed... Full story

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 12, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Magnificent Magnesium

Every so often, someone will ask me if I have a favorite nutrient, and the nutrient that quickly comes to mind is – magnesium. This is one of the nutrients, or in this case a mineral, that is...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 5, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Breakfast of Champions!

Many of us have been trying to lose weight, with some success then, oops, we gain it back. Sound familiar? Have you tried every one of the latest and greatest diet plans? Are you tired of the "yo-yo"...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 28, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Kombucha: Refreshing and healthy in any weather

I regularly hear testimonials from people letting me know how much they enjoy their kombucha drinks. Some of them drink this electrolyte rich beverage when they are thirsty, hot and sweaty after a...

 By Jeannie Marr    Health    June 28, 2018

Health Q&A: Compounded Medications for your Pets; What Pet Owners Need to Know

Q: What is compounding? A: Simply put, compounding is any manipulation of a drug beyond that is described on the drug label. Manipulation might include mixing, diluting, concentrating, flavoring or...

 By Diana Masarie    Health    June 28, 2018

Downsizing, de-cluttering adds a sense of lightness and more energy

Downsizing and de-cluttering seem to be common buzz words lately as more and more of us are recognizing that the things we've collected over the years may have outlived their usefulness. While this...

 By Alaina Thomson    Health    June 28, 2018

How to prepare yourself for summer hiking trips

As we have officially entered the summer season, outdoor recreation and activities are becoming a staple in our weekend schedules. With hiking being an activity that continues to grow in popularity, e...


Your Skin and the Sun

Welcome to summer! Goodbye rain and short days, hello sunshine and flowers! Bring on the barbecue, pool, and camping! For Oregonians, emerging from hibernation and enjoying longer daylight hours is a...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 21, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Ear candling

I had a number of customers ask me this week about ear candling, a popular method with a long history. Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine...


Recreational health advisory issued for Dorena Reservoir

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a recreational health advisory for Dorena Reservoir, located six miles east of Cottage Grove in Lane County. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of harmful algae above Oregon Health Authority... Full story

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 14, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: The paleo solution

A popular and requested class these days is Keto 101, a presentation that I offer to introduce folks to the ketogenic diet – a low-carb, high-fat eating plan that encourages the use of ketones...

 By Cheryl Richard    Health    June 14, 2018

Support your local markets

I love farmers' markets! This lifelong love has taken me to some wonderful markets around the country. Whenever we have moved to a new area or we have traveled, if there's a farmers' market, I'm...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 7, 2018

Stay off the blood sugar rollercoaster

With our recent Memorial Day holiday, summer is nearly upon us! During summer, many of us enjoy vacation time, or maybe just a change from indoor activities to outdoor adventures. Keeping ourselves...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 31, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Simple food rules for cancer prevention

These days, we are all hearing about more and more people succumbing to cancers of many types. As a cancer survivor myself, I have found renewed hope and inspiration in Michael Pollan's book, "Food...

 By Jeannie Marr    Health    May 31, 2018

Medication synchronization, delivery and therapy management

Q: I am helping take care of my aging parents and managing all their medications. It can be quite confusing and tedious at times keeping them all straight, requesting refills and knowing what they...

 By Damon Armitage    Health    May 31, 2018

Caring for the skin you live in

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, many people are taking steps to improve their appearance. For high school students this may include preparing for prom, a formal event or...


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