Community Connections – North 44 Farm

Courtney Schuur and Ethan O’Brien are the owners of North 44 Farm – a first generation farm in Bend specializing in farm-direct deliveries of premium grass fed and finished lamb, beef, and seasonal poultry. They practice conscientious stewardship of their land and focus on raising healthy, stress-free animals using regenerative farming practices. The love and […]

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Lamb Pasta with Asparagus & Feta Recipe

Thank you to Courtney Schuur of North 44 Farm for this recipe! Read more about North 44 in this month’s Community Connections. This springy pasta harnesses lamb’s flavorful fat to toast walnuts, crisp asparagus, and gloss pasta. Stirring feta through the warm pasta gives you soft puddles of salty cheese to stumble upon here and […]

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Making Sense of Perimenopause – Part 2 of 2

The first part of this two-part series on Perimenopause was published last month. Check it out HERE if you haven’t yet.  This month, we’re focusing on the role of progesterone during perimenopause. As previously discussed, progesterone begins to drop during the perimenopause phase. In a perfect world, that is ok. However, if stress is higher […]

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Seed Cycling for Optimal Hormone Balance

Rotating of seeds is a valuable way of restoring hormonal balance for men and women. Seed cycling is so effective because the hulls of the seeds contain chemicals called lignans which help modulate the hormonal pathways of the body, while the seed oils are comprised of essential (or omega) fatty acids that provide the building […]

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Community Connections – Alison Smith

Alison Smith is the founder of Kanda Yoga School and has taught yoga and therapeutic movement for over 20 years. These days she classifies herself as an embodiment educator and inner awareness specialist, teaching clients to listen to their body and develop inner knowing.  Q: Hi Ali! We know you are an incredible yoga educator, […]

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Gluten Free Sourdough Focaccia Recipe

Thank you to our friend Alison Smith for sharing her DELICIOUS gluten free sourdough focaccia recipe! Ali is featured in this month’s edition of Community Connections. We’ll let Ali take it from here: I can live without a lot of things, but not bread. When we discovered that I had a gluten sensitivity, this was […]

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Making Sense of Perimenopause – Part 1 of 2

Is Perimenopause puberty in reverse? Maybe you’ve experienced it- a sudden hot flash, irregular period cycle, or mood instability. People are annoying you, your patience is lower, and you are contemplating moving, changing jobs, ending your relationship, crying and laughing – all within 5 minutes. What is going on, you’re only 35 years old?! It […]

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Understanding Functional Medicine’s Approach to Health

What is Functional Medicine? Do you remember the word “Why” becoming a big part of your vocabulary when you were a child? Perhaps you have kiddos who are currently in that phase! It’s so special and such a time for growth. Let’s apply that concept to your health. In Functional Medicine, we are always asking […]

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Community Connections: Heidi Hazen – Hypnotherapist

We’re excited to introduce you to Heidi Hazen! Heidi is a Certified Master Hypnotist NGH, Self-Hypnosis Teacher, Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner, and Human Design Reader who teaches emotional energetic intelligence and mindful alignment to allow you to live the life your soul is here to live. Read on to learn more about Heidi and […]

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The Details of Detox

Let’s talk detox! We do Spring cleans of our houses, cars, closets, air filters – and neglect to remember that our body is literally the house or vehicle of our soul. Giving our bodies a chance to reset is probably THE most important spring clean of all! Detox cleanses can be wonderful, game changing experiences, […]

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Burma Superstar Tea Leaf Salad Recipe

Today we’re sharing one of Dr. Dishman’s FAVORITE salad recipes! This salad is inspired by a restaurant in San Francisco Dr. Dishman dreams about called Burma Superstar. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious and the combination of savory and salty flavors and textures make it super unique. The Laphet, or fermented tea leaf dressing, […]

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Natural Seasonal Allergy Support + Best Remedies

Seasonal allergies are the pits! Spring is quickly arriving! In Bend, Oregon and across the entire country, warmer temperatures mean more pollen in the air which explains all the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head, and congestion that many people experience. Along with outdoor allergens like pollen, we can’t forget about those found indoors. In general, common […]

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