What's New Archives

Welcome to the Archives! Please enjoy our past eNewsletter articles. Email us if there is a topic that you would like to know more about --- we may be able to tie it into one of our quarterly updates. If you would like to receive quarterly health news and updates from the doctors at NCHC as they are posted, please sign-up for our E-Newsletter here.

My Heart Story - The Power of Hawthorne

Crataegus (the Latin name for Hawthorne) has been used by herbalists for a long time. It helps with 'ailing hearts' both emotional and physical. Dr. Tufenkian shares her heart story and the power of Hawthorne medicine. 

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Women & Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attacks are still the number one cause of death in the USA. Women are more likely then men to dismiss the symptoms that come on before a severe attack. Here are the most common signs that women experience. 

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An Approach to Treating Auto-Immune Disease

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Keivan Jinnah to Natural Choices Clinic. In his practice, he integrates the tools and wisdoms of both Eastern and Western natural approaches to health and healing. He has a special interest and knowledge in the area of the treatment of liver disease and is also passionate about working with people who have auto-immune disease. 

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Your Northwest Winter Survival Kit

There is so much that we can do to help ourselves and each other keep the winter blues from taking over our lives. Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian, N.D. presents a few suggestions for your Northwest Winter Survival Kit.

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What Piece do your Genes Play in your Chronic Disease?

One in three people will have the genetic variation to not be able to utilize Folic Acid --- an important task that our body must do in order to function properly. Dr. Mary Frazel, N.D. discusses how testing for the MTHFR gene can influence your path to naturopathic healing.

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The Fall Season according to Chinese Medicine

Begin to understand the natural ebb and flow of both circadian rhythms and seasonal energy through the lens of Chinese Medicine. Helen Spieth, L.Ac., M.Chem, explains that through these foundational guiding principles your body can enjoy the opportunity to realign with balance and harmony this fall.

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A Chinese Medicine Approach to Spring Allergies

Allergy symptoms are a cry for help. Read about the Chinese Medicine perspective on seasonal allergies in this article by Helen Spieth, NCHC's Acupuncturist and newest practitioner.

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Seasonal Allergy Support

Are you experiencing allergy symptoms this spring? Here are some suggestions from Dr. Mary Frazel about how to treat the underlying causes of allergies without the unpleasant side-effects of standard antihistimines and decongestants.

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Arsenic in Rice: What you Should Know

How should you respond to the recent news that there are traces of a toxic carcinogen, Arsenic, found in rice? In this article Dr. Tufenkian shares trusted resources and recommendations related to this topic.

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Immune Support this Winter

Along with all of the great events and activities of winter come the common cold and the flu. Dr. Mary Frazel, ND makes some suggestions in this article for keeping the last bit of winter a healthy time for you and your family. 

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Your Natural Choice: Tips for Counteracting the Winter Blues

Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian, ND makes a few recommendations how you and your family can counteract the dreaded winter blues. Use these ideas to get through the cold months joyfully. 

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Naturopathic Medicine and Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) can and should provide support for you (and your family) when you are under the care of any licensed health care professional; including a Naturopathic Doctor. You can read more about your rights in this brief article.

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Meeting Transition with Grace

When the leaves turn color and the sweet smell of baking apples permeates our home, I know another autumn has arrived. Those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest have had to say goodbye to a long, dry summer and welcome in a capricious fall.

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Homeopathy for Back-to-School Anxiety

For young back-to-schoolers this season can bring anxiety and with that a host of physical symptoms and complaints. Dr. Frazel shares her success using Homeopathy with kids in this article.

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Your Natural Choice: Health Tips for Fall

It's easy to overdo it in any season, but autumn, when school starts up again and holidays lurk around every corner, seems the most common time to burn out. Added stress can tax the immune system, making it easier to get sick. But it can be different for you! Enjoy these tips from the Doctors at Natural Choices Clinic to stay healthy in the fall. 

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