Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important that we do what we can to maintain of physical and mental health. Taking control of our diets and building healthy immune systems is more important now than ever before! Healthy diets prevent chronic disease, obesity and other health concerns that …

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold and flu season approaches, there are many natural approaches to optimizing one’s immune system in order to get yourself ready for battles ahead. While sleep and stress management are fundamental to health, the foods we …

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Optimize Your Thyroid Function

Optimize your thyroid function

Dr. Heather Krebsbach is a naturopathic physician seeing patients at Inner Gate Acupuncture’s Halsey street location. She has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Portland Since 2006. She specializes in bio identical hormones and endocrine health. In this post she offers her insights on understanding and optimizing thyroid health. The thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland …

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Benefits of Fish & Algae Oils

Fish and algae oils are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.  These fatty acids, know as DHA and EPA, are precursors of eicosanoids.  Eicosanoids are signaling molecules know for their ability to activate anti-inflammatory pathways in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in fish that eat micro-algae.  The algae naturally produce the oils.  The fish bio-accumulate …

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Benefits of fermented foods

Fermenting is an ancient technique of food preservation. It also enhances the nutrition available in some of its nutrients and makes the food more digestible and easily absorbed. In fact, lactic acid fermentation converts carbohydrate sugars into cellular energy and lactate. The final products of the fermentation are full of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes. …

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Bone Broth Recipe

This recipe is a basic bone broth recipe.  It can be easily modified to suit your tastes and by what ingredients you have available in your home.  Of course it is recommended that you use organic meats and vegetable when possible to avoid contamination with hormones, antibiotics and chemical fertilizers.   Ingredients:3-4 pounds beef marrow, knuckle bones, …

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Anti-Cancer Mushrooms For Health

There are thousands of known mushroom species in the world but only a few have been scientifically evaluated.  And while only a small percentage of these have been studied for medicinal use, many that have been reviewed have shown a great capacity to stimulate the immune system. Shitake: Known in Chinese as Xiang Fu, or “Fragrant Mushroom”, …

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Health Benefits of Curcumin

Curcumin For Your Health Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory with many beneficial secondary effects.  The research is so promising that Inner Gate Acupuncture has begun to carry highly potent and tightly regulated curcumin supplements. Curcumin is an organic compound found in turmeric.  However, turmeric is only about 3% curcumin by weight and is poorly absorbed in the digestive …

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