Feeling Blue waiting for Spring? Vitamin D helps!

Feeling Blue waiting for Spring? Vitamin D helps!

Dr. Petra has some great tips on how to beat the Winter (or in Portland…Winter into Spring) Blues. Watch this clip for some great ideas!

Achieve a healthy weight!

Achieve a healthy weight!

Dr. Petra Caruso has some great ideas to help you achieve your healthy weight. In fact, she was featured recently on KGW’s Portland Today show! Every day we make countless decisions both on a conscious and subconscious level. Those decisions come from goals we explicitly set for ourselves as well from outdated beliefs or even […]

Could your fatigue, weight gain or depression be undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

Could your fatigue, weight gain or depression be undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

Dr. Harper discusses Hypothyroidism! An expert in balancing Thyroid hormones naturally, she wants you to know about an often hidden and undiagnosed condition. Can’t lose weight even thought you are eating healthy and exercising?  Do you wake up tired although you are getting good hours of sleep? Persistent fatigue, foggy memory, depression, insomnia, always feeling […]

Dr. Petra offers a natural alternative to stay germ free in cold & flu season!

Dr. Petra offers a natural alternative to stay germ free in cold & flu season!

Our own Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D. was recently invited to be an ongoing guest contributor on Portland Today, a new program on KGW, Channel 8 News. Her most recent appearance had her discussing antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and natural alternatives. In case you missed the episode, here is some important information from her segment as […]

Welcome Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D.

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Petra Caruso, N.D. to Jade River!  With ten years of experience as a primary care doctor and past owner of Woodstock Natural Health Clinic, she brings her dedication to helping you discovering the underlying cause of your symptoms and helping you remove the obstacles to wellness. Her […]

We’re in Portland Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctors!

We’re in Portland Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctors!

Two of our providers, Daivati Bharadvaj, N.D., and Yarley Nystrom, L.M.T. have been featured in Portland Monthly Magazine’s 2015 “Top Doctors” issue!  Dr. Daivati has been recognized as one of Portland’s best Naturopathic Physicians, and Yarley has been recognized as one of Portland’s best Touch Therapists.  Join me in congratulating them! Having worked side-by-side with both […]

New Study Suggests Fish Oil Slows Cognitive Decline

New Study Suggests Fish Oil Slows Cognitive Decline

A recent retrospective study took a closer look at the relationship between the use of supplemental Fish Oils in the diet and the rate of cognitive decline. The study, published by Brown University and researchers at Rhode Island Hospital, followed a group of older adults that were involved in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADMI). […]

The Great Niacin Debate

The Great Niacin Debate

Many of you have probably heard the news flash in the past couple of weeks about niacin being potentially dangerous, with side effects, for people using this vitamin to reduce cholesterol. A research study published in July created a bit of alarm, both in the medical community as well as in the public.  So, I […]

Breaking the Cycle of Stress

Breaking the Cycle of Stress

Stress is endemic in today’s society. Modern life is fast-paced, hurried, demanding and full of external stressors that have the potential to wreak havoc on our health. As a primary care physician often my first step in any treatment plan is to balance out the hormones that play a role in our stress response because […]

Dawn-Starr and Dr. Daivati have fun with color!

Dawn-Starr and Dr. Daivati have fun with color!

This week, it was time to finalize our paint colors in the clinic and treatment rooms.  Dr. Daivati and I had great fun picking out a color for an accent wall in her treatment room.  Here’s a picture of Dr. D with pillows from her office, and the range of colors we considered. Which color […]