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Ayurveda and Yoga Offer an Infinite Well of Wisdom to Tap and an Unlimited Number of New Discoveries to Make

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 05, 2018


Ann Wagoner is a yoga therapist, has taught yoga for over 25 years and is a certified practitioner of Ayurveda. She researched protocols and herbs for the prevention of cancer recurrence and is a NAMA presenter. She is also a student of Rama Jyoti Vernon and publishes yoga books. We recently asked her about her experience with Ayurveda, and what inspires her about teaching and the subject matter. 

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Topics: Ayurveda, Yoga, Integrative Healthcare, Portland Community College

How Integrative Medicine Can Help Answer the Opioid Crisis

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 16, 2018

Integrative medicine combines Western approaches to medicine with more traditional ways of caring for the body and mind. These practices, when used together, can improve a patient’s quality of life. For instance, cancer patients often need treatment with chemotherapy, a type of Western medicine. However, they can also benefit from nutrition therapy and acupuncture, which can help them keep their energy up and experience less pain.

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, Healthcare

Why Functional Nutrition is a Future-Focused Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 18, 2017

Functional nutrition, a type of functional medicine, focuses on using healthy, natural foods to help people improve their health. Functional nutritionists provide flexible, individualized care to each person based on their needs. Each person may have a different functional nutrition treatment based on what will be most effective to improve their physical, mental and even spiritual health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

How Integrative Healthcare Can Transform Your Practice

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 11, 2017

Integrative healthcare brings together Western approaches to medicine, such as chemotherapy, surgery and other medicines, and combines them with more traditional, complementary approaches like nutrition, acupuncture and more. Integrative healthcare practitioners carefully coordinate these two approaches to treatment in order to care for all of their patients’ needs.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare

5 Things to Look for to Ensure Nutritional Scientific Research is Sound

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 19, 2017

As a nutritionist, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest nutrition research to provide your clients with evidence-based care. Every day, new scientific research reveals the benefits or harmful effects of foods, from coffee and alcohol, to organic fruits and vegetables. Education for nutritionist can help you stay on top of the latest information, but you can read research on your own, too.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Functional Nutrition

Nutrition Graduate is Focused on Ending Dieting for Good

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 06, 2017

Christa King is on a mission to end dieting.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Student Profiles

How Nutritionists are Playing a Big Role in the Evolving Paradigm of Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 28, 2016

Healthcare is constantly changing and transforming as we learn more about ourselves and how the body works. As we understand more about the role nutrition plays in health, such as controlling chronic diseases like diabetes or Celiac disease, nutritionists are playing a vital role in keeping patients healthy and happy.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Functional Nutrition

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Julie A. Shivley

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 26, 2016

Julie Shivley is the newest member of the PCC Functional Nutrition team and will be teaching the Childbearing years component of Life Stages module.

 

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Meet the IHP Team, Integrative Healthcare

Meet Your Instructor: Michelle Harreld

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 17, 2016

Michelle Harreld, MScN is an instructor with PCC's Institute for Health Professionals. She teaches the Nutritional Counseling Skills module in Functional Nutrition.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Tammera J. Karr

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 17, 2016

Tammera J. Karr teaches the Holistic Nutritional Therapy module in the Functional Nutrition program at the Institute for Health Professionals.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

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