Blog Articles

I am not a fan of the term “Weight Loss.”  

How can we become neutral and lighthearted about food? When I work with patients about weight loss I avoid making weight loss the goal and instead encourage patients to take a path of self discovery. Once a person can see the patterns in his or her life th

Feb 29th, 2020
Nettle Tea with Julie Foster

A rainy, walk last week in Oregon. I was able to collect Nettles. Additionally, Horsetail, Ferns, Trillium and endless medicine surrounded me in the Forest.

Feb 28th, 2020
Eat Breakfast Like a King

The article Eating breakfast? Skipping a morning meal has higher risk of heart-related death from USA Today explains the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.

Feb 28th, 2020
Antidepressants: How to reduce or taper off your Medications

Nearly all psychiatric drugs can potentially cause mild to severe withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in exploring reducing or coming off of your antidepressant it is important to have a prescriber who is knowledgeable about what can occur in the an

Feb 28th, 2020
Pohala Welcomes

COMING SOON!!! As Pohala Clinic grows we have hand selected all our Medical Providers. We admire those who have a shared vision for healing and who want to be present to patients in a changing tumultuous world.

Feb 28th, 2020
The Courage to Heal

Last night met by my endearing Anthroposophic colleagues  who travelled to stay with me, then to wake up at 4am and travel to New York for a week of training.

Feb 28th, 2020
We Accept the Following Insurance Companies at Pohala Clinic

We know that insurance coverage is very important when you are making health care decisions. We accept a variety of insurance companies at Pohala including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence , United Health Care, First Choice Health, MODA  and Pacific Sour

Feb 28th, 2020
Talk Story

We continue to be excited about all the providers at Pohala. Donna London FNP shares some TalkStory with us:

Feb 28th, 2020
Spring Cleanse with Chinese Medicine

Here are some  thoughts on Spring Cleaning your Body for Better Health from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. Malia Susee Licensed Chinese Acupuncturist shares three things that can help you enliven and reboot your health for 2019:

Feb 28th, 2020
Pain Management and Acupuncture

We often ask our health care professionals at Pohala to choose articles they find interesting  Here, Naturopathic physician Dr. Paresh Shelat shares an article from OmniaBodyWorks on how massage can help with chronic pain.

Feb 28th, 2020
Seasonal Allergy Care in Portland, Oregon

Malia Susee Acupuncturist shares some tips on how to manage Allergies this Season. Spring is here! Geshundheit!! If Spring and Summer allergies cloud your otherwise sunny days, here are five ways to fix the face faucet.

Feb 28th, 2020
What is Epigenetics Theory?

Pohala Client Julie A. Fast answers the question: What is Epigenetics Theory? in her article for Health Central.com.

Feb 28th, 2020
Teens, Nutrition, and Acne

Pohala Family Nurse Practitioner, Vera Vos talks about the article “What can you eat for clearer skin? The best and worse foods for acne,” from the Food Revolution Network.  Stuck with Acne? Not Exactly!

Feb 28th, 2020
Tobacco: A New Perspective

This is a Tobacco plant dated from 700 year old seeds found in a burial cave near the islands off of Washington. I was gifted 1 plant about 4 years ago.

Feb 27th, 2020
Health is not an Endpoint: What does it mean to be Healthy?

Health is not an endpoint. Every person has their own health. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Health is not the absence of disease. It exists on a spectrum. Because a person is born of hereditary we reflect the 7 generations above and below us. In essence we are born ill. If mad

Feb 25th, 2020
SOMETIMES IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET SICK

I had felt something coming on the week before I left. I was not on track with listening to myself and getting my remedies in. The day I left should have been a day in or slowly paced. Instead I woke at 3am against natural rhythms.

Feb 25th, 2020
Help for Sleep When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Pohala Nurse Practitioner Julie Foster is often asked for quotes regarding her mental health work. Julie was interviewed for the following Health Central slide show on getting better sleep when you have bipolar disorder.

Feb 28th, 2020
Help with Sleep from Portland Naturopath Lisa Del Alba

Lisa Del Alba Portland, Oregon Naturopath The term sleep hygiene might sound a bit odd at first. Isn’t hygiene about keeping the body clean and bruising your teeth? Yes, but as a word, hygiene means doing what maintains health. We know that sleep is...

Feb 28th, 2020
Naturopath and Acupuncturist Paresh Shelat in Portland, Oregon

Paresh H. Shelat, ND, L.Ac We welcome practitioner Paresh Shelat to the Pohala Clinic team. Dr. Shelat works as a naturopathic primary care physician and licensed acupuncturist with a focus on whole body health. We asked him to tell us more about his...

Feb 28th, 2020
Help from Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon with Malia Susee

Pohala Clinic focuses on the whole body experience for every client. Whether you visit a practitioner for a specific illness, a check up or for chronic pain, our providers specialize in treating the body, mind and the spirit. Acupuncturist Malia Susee...

Feb 28th, 2020
Getting to Know Lisa Del Alba, a Naturopath in Portland, Oregon

Our Pohala Clinic practitioners represent a wide variety of experiences and approaches to medicine. Choosing a naturopath is an important decision. We believe that knowing how a person thinks about health makes a difference in the naturopath and client..

Feb 28th, 2020
Healthy Snacks for a Natural and Nutritious Diet

Changing how we snack doesn’t have to mean deprivation. Innovations in snacks, oils, desserts, and more lets us have fun with food while staying healthy. Whether you want chocolate that helps with weight loss or chips that heal your gut, this list has you

Feb 28th, 2020
How Does Acupuncture Help Knee Pain

Knees are particularly susceptible to pain and injury. They are a joint we often take for granted until they no longer work optimally or feel healthy.

Feb 28th, 2020