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Food is Medicine – Indian Dahl (Soup)

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

Welcome to Fall!  It is a great time for soups and stews.  I wish to kick off this Fall season with a  flavor profile from India.  This freezes well for future meals.  Feel free to change up the spices or add more or less.   2 1/2 cups yellow or red lentils 5 cups of water… Read More

Food is Medicine – Veggie Chili

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

The first day of fall is only a few days away and what better way to settle into colder weather than a bowl of chili.  This recipe has a great chili flavor and lots of veggies.  Let it stand alone or, as we recently did, pair it with a juicy grilled burger.  This recipe is… Read More

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Going Back to School During COVID-19

COVID-19 has flipped our world on its axis, and students are some of the most affected by the pandemic. Uncertainty surrounds classrooms and whether or not distance learning is the best option. Depending on the school district, kids will either be attending school online, in person, or a mix of the two. If you or… Read More

Food is Medicine – Cauliflower and Potato Curry

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

I’m trying to change up flavors to make life interesting and this curry fits that desire.  The recipe only calls for 1 tablespoon of curry powder but feel free to add more if you wish a more robust flavor.   This recipe can be cooked easily in an Instant Pot or Crock Pot. 1 1/2 cups… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Veggie Stuffed Peppers

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

This recipe can use fresh or frozen veggies, but since it is summer I used fresh veggies from the Farmer’s Market and our garden.  This takes a little more prep time but so worth the peak-of-summer flavor.  To keep from heating up the kitchen during the summer months, we bake in our Treager Grill.   These… Read More

Food is Medicine – Creole Red Beans and Rice

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

This classic Louisiana dish is tasty and filling. Spice it up further with a hot sauce of your choice.  Leftover beans can be frozen in portions using a meal sealing device or freezer containers.  Extra rice can be frozen in portions or place in the refrigerator for use with other dishes during the week.   Feel… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Baked Veggie Burritos

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

Having baked veggie burritos in my freezer is one of my favorite time-savers.  I make the filling for dinner and later or the next day roll the extra filling in tortillas, bake and then freeze.  My husband cooks shredded beef on the side to add to his burritos, then we top with enchilada sauce. Cheese… Read More

Food Is Medicine – African Stew

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

This is a hot, flavor-filled dish that can be eaten as a meal or use as a side dish to your meats.   Serve over cooked brown rice or couscous. 1 large Onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 2 cups chopped carrots, cooked al dente 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Food Is Medicine

This is a tasty cool salad that can be eaten as a meal or use as a side dish to your BBQ meats.    Preheat oven to 400 F and make ready a large rimmed baking sheet oiled with olive oil. 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 large red… Read More

Qigong

Essence Qigong: Improving Health and Peace of Mind

**Purchase tickets to Dr. Boice’s Qigong for Optimal Health workshop on July 12th** What is Qigong? Qi (“tsee”) means life-force or vitality, and gong (“gong”) means practice, so QIGONG is the practice of cultivating vitality. Essence Qigong is a medical qigong system that has ranked among the top Chinese qigong forms since the 1980’s. Here… Read More

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Added Support and Protection through Pregnancy: Midwifery in the Age of Covid-19

Midwifery has been widely practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as a vital service for women giving birth throughout history. But in the past century, the number of midwives in the United States has drastically declined as the rise of hospital births and cesarean sections have increased. A midwife provides personalized care, which… Read More

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Oxidative Therapy: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Healing

Dr. McClane Duncan, ND This post was originally published on Naturalpath.net. If you’re like me, you have a few antioxidant supplements in your medicine cabinet.  This is probably because you’ve been trained to think that oxidation in the body is bad, leading to rapid aging, inflammation, and increased all-cause mortality.  Is this actually true?  Is oxidation killing… Read More

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Stop a Cold in its Tracks!

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Recipes for a Cold

by Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO In this vital blog series you will learn about homeopathic remedies and other natural medicines you can use to speed the resolution of a respiratory infection. In addition, the previous post in this series will guide you in preventing colds and the flu. “Catching” a cold The truth… Read More

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Recipe for Catching a Cold

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Recipes for a Cold

by Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO During the influenza pandemic of 1918 – 1919, between 20 – 40 million people perished, more than all the soldiers who died in World War I. Considered the most devastating epidemic in recorded history, more people died of the “Spanish flu” in one year than in four years of… Read More

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Seven Tenets of Midwifery Care

by Dr. Katie Guidotti, ND, LM  1. Your care is individualized We get to know you well and tailor your care to meet your unique needs and desires. We aim to create an environment of trust and mutual respect. 2. Mom and baby are one. We know you and your baby are deeply connected; this… Read More

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Getting to Know SVM Providers: An Interview with Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO

Siskiyou Vital Medicine: Dr. Boice, I’d like to start by asking you about all those letters after your name. What do they all mean? Dr. Judith Boice: Like many of our doctors here, I am an ND, a naturopathic doctor. I’m also an LAc, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Working with both… Read More

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Qigong for Cancer, Qigong for Wellness

By Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO Qi means life-force or vitality, and gong means “practice,” so QIGONG is the practice of cultivating vitality. The first records of qigong date back 10,000 years. Until about thirty years ago, however, qigong was not widely practiced, even in China; then, certain qigong practitioners and healers decided to… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 4

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– One of the benefits about being a member here is that you have access to a lot of educational classes here. – Yes. – So we’ve just created six classes that run in a series together. One, the first one is nutrition, dynamics of nutrition, and these are the dynamics of wellness. These all… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 3

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– One of the things that we understand here is that mindset has a lot to do with wellness. Our thoughts play a key role here. One of the things that I love to do with people is when they come to see me is we start working on mindset stuff. So they can start… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 2

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– So I think of our practice as kind of threefold. One is the lifestyle stuff, and Ron is sort of, what I like to say is he’s our care sherpa. He’s gonna guide your experience through Siskiyou, through educational resources. He teaches classes on a regular basis on the foundations of wellness or the… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 1

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– Siskiyou Vital Medicine really is a wellness clinic, and we’re primary care, but we’re focused on wellness, and we’re focused on prevention of disease and the mitigation, or the prevention, of chronic illness, so we’re not interested in people getting diabetes or cardiovascular disease or obesity or cancers or Alzheimer’s or any of those… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 5

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– With each one of your memberships you help somebody else gain access to a membership. So, even though you may not be coming in every month or you may not have a health issue at this moment your membership is allowing others in our community to experience the care here at Siskiyou. So, your… Read More

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