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A Family Healing Center, PC

McMinnville Clinic

330 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
PH. 503 883 0333

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Yes – Drinking Water Is Part of Good Nutrition

If there is a bigger advocate of good nutrition for the prevention of illness than your average naturopath, I’m not sure who that might be. One of the most important things we naturopaths understand is how nutrition affects every aspect of human health. Take drinking... [read more]

UK Study Sheds New Light on the Role of Magnesium

Magnesium is an interesting substance to stay the least. Those who studied chemistry in high school know it is an element represented on the periodic table as Mg. Chemistry majors might also know that it is the ninth most abundant element in the known universe.... [read more]

3 Ways the Family Dinner Table Can Benefit Nutrition

There used to be a day in America when families would gather around the dinner table to close out the evening with some good conversation and a great meal. Those days seem long gone in an era when most of us are running around from... [read more]

The Difference Between Healthy Eating and Dieting

Have you seen the recent news stories about public schools measuring the body mass index (BMI) of students? Whether you agree with the government’s methodology or not, the idea behind BMI screening is to help ward off weight-related problems in adulthood by finding a way... [read more]

Taking the Slow Road to Naturopathic Health

I love naturopathic medicine. I love everything about it, especially working with new patients as they discover that there are lots of different ways to improve one’s health that does not necessarily have to be so invasive. I have even discovered that I like the... [read more]

Naturopathy and Health Insurance: Two Payment Alternatives

Naturopathy is still considered alternative medicine by virtually every health insurance company in America. As such, the typical insurance plan does not cover most of the treatments offered by a naturopathic practitioner. So what is the patient to do? Well, just as naturopathy is an... [read more]

Hormone Therapy Being Reconsidered for Her Health

Estrogen therapy has been the subject of debate for more than three decades. There was a day when doctors would recommend nearly all menopausal women take hormones to alleviate the symptoms of that stage of life. That changed in the early part of the 21st... [read more]

Fountain of Youth May Be Found in Southeast Italy

The mythical fountain of youth has been the basis for countless films and books. And although we may not be able to live this life forever, that fact has not stopped people from looking for new ways to stay younger and healthier for longer. Perhaps... [read more]

Children’s Health Survey Not Surprising in Modern World

The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital issued a press release in mid-April (2016) announcing the results of a brand-new survey detailing the state of children’s health. The results of the survey are not surprising given the modern world our kids are now growing... [read more]

Advancing the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

One of the things I want to accomplish with my blog is to present emerging naturopathic treatments that are gaining respect in Western medicine. For example, I published a post not too long ago talking about the use of IV therapy to treat shingles. Before... [read more]