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thoughts on the new year

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Our campsite at Denali State Park. The Mountain is behind the clouds.

Our campsite at Denali State Park. The Mountain is behind the clouds.

At the beginning of 2016, my wise friend Dr. Samantha Brody published an article about New Year’s resolutions, why they don’t work and what to do instead.

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That struck me as a great idea, so I tried it out. And you know what? The results have been pretty great, and I want to tell you about them.

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But first, take a minute to read her article now. Seriously. I’ll wait. (more…)

you’ve got the power

heart-4A few years ago, a patient came in with some unexplained symptoms. She’d been to the hospital twice, and even had a small surgery that didn’t help the problem. Bad as that was, she’d also gotten some bad news on a related genetic test. You can imagine she was pretty scared.

 

I told her: “Epigenetics is your friend.

 

Translated: Your genes are not your destiny. Your choices can protect against, prevent or override the genetic cards in your hand.

 

With that in mind, I was gratified to read a New York Times story confirming the power of lifestyle choice on health outcomes — even with uncongenial genes. (more…)

the third level of healthcare

You’ve been to your primary-care doctor. You’ve been to a specialist. Maybe you’ve even been to multiple specialists.

 

And they’ve given you bad news, or confusing news, or they say there’s nothing wrong when clearly something is.

 

That’s where the third level of care comes in. And that’s my specialty.

 

 

If you’ve got health issues and aren’t sure where to go, consider naturopathic medicine. You can even book your appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Learn more about naturopathic medicine here.

 

 

 

join me at the food as medicine symposium

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If you’ve watched my second video, you know digestion is one of the three keys to the optimal-health kingdom. And I’ll be talking about spice-rack solutions to help keep your system going strong at the fourth annual Food as Medicine Symposium.

 

I’m thrilled to be on the same lineup as the great Sandor Ellix Katz, who inspired me to start making my own gut-loving sauerkraut and kimchee. (When my supplement-refusing cousin started fermenting, it turned around his health and that of his family. I’m a huge fan!)

 

The symposium is on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at National University of Natural Medicine. My topic: Culinary Herbs for Digestive Health. Because making your food delicious literally can make it more nutritious. Register online here.

 

If you can’t wait to learn more, check out the nutrition links I’ve compiled for you here.

 

I hope to see you in February!

 

 

Real food will change your life.

Real food will change your life.

the three keys to optimal health

At its root, health really isn’t that complicated. Getting and staying health comes down to three simple things — assimilation, elimination and managing inflammation. In this short(ish) video, Dr. Izakson breaks it down and gives you the key to the natural-health kingdom.

 

how do you want to live?

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It’s my first video! I was a little nervous, so it’s a little cheesy. Maybe too cheesy. And a little embarrassing. But it’s also completely serious. More (and better) to come.

 

flower essence training with Dr. Izakson

It’s no secret I’m a plant lover. It’s why I went into medicine.

 

I love that plants reinforce our connection to nature, while helping us navigate the modern world. Nearly every patient I treat gets some kind of plant-based prescription, whether it’s a powdered herb, a tea or an herbal extract such as a tincture or a gemmo.

 

The plant medicines I use most in practice are flower essences. They’re safe and gentle, don’t interfere with any other prescriptions and reliably make big changes in my patients’ well being.

 

Here’s one patient’s testimonial: (more…)

insurance update

November 15, 2016

Filed under: blogs,clinic updates,Uncategorized — Orna @ 7:41 am

It only took six years, but we recently got some good news: Your office visits are now covered by Moda insurance!

 

We recently learned that Dr. Izakson is an in-network provider with the following Moda plans:

  • Beacon
  • Community Care Network
  • Connexus
  • Connexus Alternative Care, and
  • Rose City Network

To double check your coverage, check on the Moda provider page or call the company using our handy insurance-verification form.

 

If you’ve been waiting to schedule an appointment, now’s the time. You can even book your time online.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Inspiring Woman Leaders Conference, March 5

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Dr. Orna Izakson

Dr. Orna Izakson

I’m excited to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming Inspiring Woman Leaders Conference on March 5 at McMenamins Kennedy School.

 

This all-day event is celebrating its fifth year and brings together an amazing group of women for inspiration, connection and community.

 

The Dalai Lama has proclaimed that”the world will be saved by the western woman.” I’m sure many of us would agree that the world’s affairs are in need of great change, and change is long overdue.

 

Is there a voice inside of you that is waiting for you to acknowledge that you are here for a reason? Then be sure to join us for a transformational day where you will be inspired to take action!

 

I hope you’ll join me at the event. The full day includes lunch, networking and plenty of amazing speakers. Read all about it at InspiringWomanLeaders.com.

 

I look forward to changing the world with you!

 

— Dr. Orna Izakson

 

PS. They gave me a discount code for you! Sign up at InspiringWomanLeaders.com, and use the code “VIP” to get $50 off the full price of admission.

 

 

come out and play!

Dr. Izakson has some speaking gigs coming up, and she’d love to meet you.

 

First up, Dr. Izakson is talking about vital living at the Inspiring Woman Leaders Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on March 5 at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School. The event is even near the office, for those of you who love the Alberta/Concordia neighborhood.

 

One week later, check out the Women in Balance Institute’s Women’s Health Day. Dr. Izakson will be talking about detoxification — with a twist.

 

Both promise to be fun events. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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