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Dr. Tori Hudson, Portland, Oregon, Blog Healthline Blog

I’m turning 72 in a few days.  Year of the Dragon.  I was born in 1952, year of the Water Dragon.  In 2024, it’s the year of the Wood Dragon.  From what I have superficially read, the Wood Dragon symbolizes a rebirth within.  Apparently, the Wood Dragon is very creative and curious, full of original […]

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Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric condition in the U.S. Biological factors, family history, stressful life experiences and/or trauma are all potential causes. We could likely say these days, the world we live in is a cause of anxiety even if the stressful circumstances aren’t an immediate experience we are having.  Being surrounded by […]

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Depression is on the rise in the U.S. with the percentage of U.S. adults who report having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime reaching 29.0%.  As of a publication in May 2023, this is nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2015.  The percentage of Americans who currently have or are […]

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I recently did a podcast for “Radiant Knowing” https://www.radiantknowing.com/, with a dietician and nutritionist, Carly Knowles and Carmen Shah.  We had a good Q and A and a discussion about many things related to perimenopause and menopause.  They started with a bang, asking me about hormonal balance/imbalance.  You might be surprised to hear my response.  […]

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    TO KNOW THE DARK To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. –Wendell Berry

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This blog is meant to highlight some key points about migraines in women, and give you the opportunity to watch a podcast on migraines that I recently produced with the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).  (https://nanp.org/) Migraine headaches in women that are associated with hormonal changes, affect about 12 million women in the U.S. […]

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I live in the Pacific NW and while beautiful and full of natural landscapes to bask in, some find the winters difficult with gray and wet skies, especially in these months of shortened daylight hours.  Approximately 5% of folks struggle with the impacts of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and it is more frequent in […]

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One of the most pesky chronic health issues I see in my patients is hair thinning.  The first step in the evaluation of this is to try to determine the cause.  This includes starter testing for hypothyroid, iron deficiency anemia, iron deficiency, looking at the scalp to see if there is a skin condition like […]

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