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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    December 13, 2018 

Try a Mediterranean style diet

As we look forward to enjoying our December holidays, I hope many of you are looking for suggestions for a healthier 2019. In that spirit, let's explore the Mediterranean Diet. Touted in books, by...

 

Nutritionally speaking: Why do we all need salt?

As this calendar year winds down, I am sure many of you are considering New Year's Resolutions for a healthier 2019. I am exploring a Ketogenic diet for myself, and will be offering a free six-week...

 

To downsize or not to downsize... a question to consider

With the holidays here, families may become aware of many things that have not have gotten attention throughout the course of the year. Or, if they had it was easy to push them aside due to our, "oh...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - To reflux or not, your choice

We have been enjoying a sunnier than usual fall, and I notice more people are outside, enjoying the warmer breezes and the colors, therefore including more movement and exercise in their daily...

 

Thankful for PT

In the season of thankfulness and giving, I thought I would take a break from the pieces I typically write. I want to share with you why I am thankful for physical therapy and what physical therapy ha...

 

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood donations - Blood drive hosts also needed this winter to stop prolonged shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also...

 

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: Why didn’t my doctor prescribe antibiotics for my cold? A: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and colds are infections caused by viruses. Thus an antibiotic would not be helpful in treating your cold. Sometimes, however, when your...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Yes, there is life after bread

Raise your hands if you enjoy a sandwich for some of your meals. Many of you have heard the tale of the Earl of Sandwich. The fable tells us that he loved to eat and play cards. One evening, he was ha...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Health    November 15, 2018

Dairy Goat Day welcomes all goat farmers, enthusiasts

Goat lovers across Oregon and Washington joined together on Nov. 3 in Pleasant Hill for Dairy Goat Day, which was sponsored by Oregon State University Small Farmers Extension Program and Emerald...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Time for Cranberries

A relative of the beloved blueberry, cranberries are a staple on our holiday tables during our fall and winter holiday season. I have included below a favorite cranberry sauce recipe from Natural...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: A key to optimal health – robust digestion

As the weather gets wetter, cooler and the days get shorter, are you experiencing stuffed sinuses or congestion? Are these symptoms putting a damper on your day-to-day enjoyment of life? While not...

 

Maintain healthy bones and joints with bone broth

As I sit at the computer this morning, there is the sound of rain on the roof... fall seems to finally be here, yeah! There's a chill in the air and I am sipping on a mug of bone broth. I am often...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Healthy (really) desserts

I covered in last week's column useful tips to help us all enjoy the fall and winter holidays, with a goal of ending the year on a healthier note. One of our family's favorite treats is carrot cake,...

 

Holiday season stress and the physical body

Stress. A state of being that many of us are keenly aware of. We know a certain amount or, rather, a type of stress can be good, but what we lack is the understanding of what too much stress can do....

 

Halloween Candy

With Halloween right around the corner, many of us are thinking about decorations, costumes and social gatherings. This is a great time of year to celebrate the fall and harvest season with friends an...

 

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr - Should I get a flu shot?

Q: Why should I get a flu shot? A: An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the flu, and decreases the chance that you will spread it to others. When more people...

 

Towards a less-sugary holiday season

Wow, this morning was the first time I had to scrape the truck windshield before I headed out... cooler weather is coming, along with rain, maybe some snow and, of course, the October through January...

 

October: Non-GMO month!

Years ago, there was a lot of media buzz about the GMO wheat discovered in eastern Oregon. This discovery impacted our country's wheat sales worldwide, as these modified products were, and now not...

 

Sleep to Support Health

Are you getting enough rest these days? This time of year with the shorter periods of daylight are conducive for getting more sleep than the brighter days of summer. Years ago as an experiment, I...

 

Health Q&A with Jeannie Marr

Q: What are the benefits of probiotics and should I be taking them? A: Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally live in the digestive tract. At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy, we carry a pharm...

 

The Flu Vaccine

What if there was a major scientific breakthrough that could dramatically decrease an individual’s chances for severe and even life-threatening respiratory illness complicated by stomach cramps,...

 

Preserving food in southern Lane County

Fall is here, and with it is a bounty of activities that can be done with friends and family. Fermentation and preserving are ideal fall projects for bringing in the bounty of the valley....

 

National Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Removing the Stigma for Veterans

Every three days, an Oregon veteran takes his or her life. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Oregon veterans commit suicide at a rate that is significantly...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Healthy tailgating

The leaves are changing color, the morning air has a chill, thoughts of eggnog and cranberries creep into our thoughts. . . Plus, we are in the midst of our fall sports season, and for many, a big par...

 

Balance Awareness

Last week was Balance Awareness Week where healthcare providers across the nation celebrated and educated their patients in regard to balance awareness, fall risks and vestibular disorders. Physical t...

 

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