Latest Oregon Healthy Living Articles

Tincture time

Tincture time

It wasn't long ago that herbs — the leaves, roots, berries and bark of plants — supplied the medicines of the world, gathered throughout history, usually by women, to treat just about...

Riding the waves

from wireless to hard-wired phones and computers, swapping fluorescent lights for incandescent, installing analog utility meters rather than RF, turning off breakers in the bedroom at night and...

Little victories

For people who have complex, life-threatening problems, it isn't always possible to manage their pain without powerful narcotics, which adversely affect their presence of mind and quality of life and...
Alternatives for athletes

Alternatives for athletes

You've had a tough workout at the gym, and you're sore. You pop an aspirin or ibuprofen for relief.

Healthy skin from within

Americans spend a fortune on skin care and health and beauty products. Many of these countless potions and lotions are aimed at women, though men use them, too.
Body awareness

Body awareness

The Feldenkrais Method was developed more than a half-century ago by Moshe Feldenkrais, an engineer and physicist who also practiced martial arts, so it is not surprising that the discipline...
Healing old scars

Healing old scars

For 13 years, Rhonda Taylor suffered from pain and a shrinking range of motion in her shoulder and neck.
Growing up outdoors

Growing up outdoors

We've all heard about the No Child Left Inside initiatives launched around the country in recent years by parents, educators and health professionals worried about what's been termed "nature deficit...

Food is a wild topic

We hear a lot about studies, theories and celebrities espousing the best diet for us.
Whole-heart approach

Whole-heart approach

Hospitalized after a heart attack, Denise Isbell and her doctor agreed: She shouldn't be there.
Wanted:  hospice canines

Wanted: hospice canines

The stroke Barbara Chen recently suffered has kept her apart from her three beloved dogs as she undergoes rehab at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Purposeful prevention

I recently held a Skype consultation from my office in Ashland with a deaf client in Florida who has breast cancer.
Meditation Time

Meditation Time

As the nation embarks on a top-down overhaul of health care, a simple movement with the potential to improve wellness is quietly growing from the ground up.