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Dr Travis Elliott Naturopathic Physician - Portland OR

Naturopath in Portland, OR

Why Choose a Naturopath?

Why See a Naturopath in Portland, OR? There is so much differing information out there about the dos and don’ts of health and healthcare. How does a person know where to start. One excellent place to begin is a holistic approach. One of the problems with the healthcare system is the lack of time many physicians are […]

Could loneliness be the cause of addiction?

Everyone is familiar with addiction to some degree, whether it’s that daily dose of chocolate you can’t give up or watching a loved one succumb to drug abuse. Many factors play a role in addiction, but some research suggests loneliness plays a pivotal role in encouraging addiction, and that taking measures to remedy loneliness can be powerful […]

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Diet sodas can make you fat and pre-diabetic

If you regularly drink diet soda and use artificial sweeteners because you think it will help you lose weight, you’re unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Sure, artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharine, and aspartame save on calories, but a recent Israeli study shows they can skew the composition of gut bacteria, or our microbiome  in a way that […]

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Where does fat go when you lose weight?

If you’re like most people you are hoping to start the New Year by losing a few pounds. However, did you ever stop to wonder just where those pounds go when you lose them? Turns out most experts don’t know either, and the answer may surprise you. Most people think that when we burn fat […]

Naturopathic Physician in Portland, OR by Dr. Travis J. Elliott

5 Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Energy

Many people are dependent on coffee or caffeinated energy drinks to get through the day. They kick off the morning with a strong cup, and then keep it going whenever sluggishness kicks in. Of course, caffeine has its problems. It has been linked to negative side effects such as raised blood pressure, insomnia, and an […]

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Your phone, computer, tablet, and TV cause insomnia

Do you like to play a little Candy Crush or surf Facebook before bed? Or maybe you’re vegging out in front of your giant LED television or reading a novel on your iPad. Then when you turn the lights off you toss and turn frustratingly into the wee hours of the morning, glancing constantly at […]

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Make the New Year more active by making it more fun

Most of us are starting the New Year with resolutions to improve, but few changes will improve your life more than regular exercise. However, starting an exercise habit can seem insurmountable to the chronically sedentary. This article offers tips to get you motivated to begin and stick with regular exercise. First off, there’s more to […]

Thyroid Disease in Portland, OR

What Can Your Tongue Tell You About Your Health?

When you look at your tongue in the mirror? What color is it? Pinkish-red, right? Hopefully that is true, but when was the last time you really paid attention to the way your tongue looks? At times your tongue may look coated with a whitish film on the top surface. It may have scalloped indentations left […]

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Are xylitol, erythritol, and other sugar alcohols safe to consume?

America is on a never-ending quest to satisfy its sweet tooth without the health risks of sugar and other sweeteners. Anyone with a natural bent knows to avoid toxic artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose, but what about the more “natural” ones, such as xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol? Although they’re found on the shelves of health food stores, […]

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Try this trick to fall back asleep at 3 a.m.

Do you often wake up at 3 a.m., your mind racing with thoughts, and you can’t fall back asleep? Try this crazy sounding but highly effective tip: Eat something! Make sure it’s not something sweet but instead something with protein and fat, such as nut butter, a bit of hard boiled egg, or some meat. […]

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