Beat the Heat

Temperatures have been over 90 degrees the last few days. It has got me thinking about the hazards of nature and what we should all be ready for when we venture out. Remember to spend at least 30 minutes a day outdoors. But take heed and as the scouts say “be prepared”. The best approach…

Write An HB 2778 Letter

DC’s, LMT’s and LAc’s have jointly worked together to introduce a bill (HB 2778) to the House that effectively puts an end to prior authorization programs like Evicore, ASHN, etc. It also has a provision that stops insurer’s from charging higher copays/co-insurance/ deductibles than what it costs to access physician services. Lastly, has some language…

Breathing

why bother? Breathing is important for so many reasons. The lungs detoxify the body as the carbon dioxide that we exhale is a waste product of every cell in our body. Carbon dioxide is generated in the process of generating cellular energy. One might argue that breathing is the most crucial of all routes of…

Gluten & Dairy Free Flap Jacks

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons your favorite natural nut butter of choice (I like peanut or almond butter) 2 eggs, slightly beaten ½ tablespoon honey or maple syrup 1/2 medium banana, mashed ¼ cup Almond Breeze Almond milk Original Unsweetened ( But I like Vanilla Unsweetened) INSTRUCTIONS In large…

Memory

Most of us, as we get a little older, start to wish that our memory would serve us better. We notice that we cannot recall a person’s name or remember what we went into the next room to do. While stress and overwhelm create a fast-paced life which predisposes us to memory lapses, there are…

March Flowers?

Believe it or not, the daffodils and crocuses are already poking their heads out of the ground here in Portland.  Don’t be fooled, though, we won’t likely see the sun until July.  But, in the meantime, we will be enjoying some blooms to remind us that indeed it is spring.  This month, I came across…

Gluten: What’s the big deal?

As we approach yet another holiday known for its sweet treats we at Bambu would like to share with you one way to reduce the burden of those Valentine goodies. Whether you are intolerant to gluten or not, everyone can benefit from a little variety in their diet, and eating gluten-free is one way to…

Water, water, water …

what’s the difference? There are so many different water products available today, a little vocabulary to clarify the most common. Tap Water:Tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are 119 chemicals and contaminants that the EPA requires municipal water sources to test for on a regular basis. (To put this in…

Emunctories

Emunctories: 1. How do you define an emunctory and the emunctories system? An emunctory, most simply, is a “route of elimination.” But, a more complex understanding would be any process or location by which the body rids itself of toxic substances or waste products it does not need. Primary emuntories (GI, lung, skin, kidney) are…