Shelter in Taste (comfort & relative well-being)

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, most of us are sheltering in place.  This poses a multitude of challenges: entertaining & educating children, working from home, maintaining healthy exercise and wellness routines.  Hope you like your housemates!!! I wanted to make sure that my patients have access to some of the resources I am using to […]

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COVID-19 Clinic Closure

Due to the ongoing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Center for Chiropractic, where Dr. Krisko has moved her practice, will temporarily close effective March 18th.  We currently plan to be closed at least through April 1st, but expect to extend the closure as this situation develops.  We will continue to re-evaluate the public health circumstances […]

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COVID-19 coronavirus

Due to the first cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon and the outbreak in Washington State, here’s some basic information, resources, and reassurance. First, any patient who does not feel well enough to come in for their visit is encouraged to stay home and rest.  Dr. Krisko’s typical late cancellation fee will be waived in […]

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Dr. Krisko immunity recipes

Immunity Recipes

Hot Lemon Tea Hot water with honey and lemon is a great standby—add some cayenne, ginger or rosemary for added warmth.

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Dr. Krisko breathing


The lungs detoxify the body as the carbon dioxide that we exhale is a waste product of every cell in our body.

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Dr. Krisko immunity recipes


We have over 400 different types of bacteria in GI tracts and more bacterial cells than human cells in our entire body

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Dr. Krisko beauty sleep

You need your beauty sleep

Alas, it is fall. Officially. If the falling leaves did not give it away, the shortening days might tip you off. As the sun sets earlier, many people struggle with their sleep. So, this health letter is dedicated to a good night’s rest.

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Dr. Krisko muffin recipes

Muffin Recipes

We love eating muffins for breakfast here at Bambú Clinic. You can bake them at night and heat them up in the morning for a quick, substantial meal that won’t leave you stressed for time.

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Dr. Krisko about detoxing

Detoxing: What Is It?

Also commonly known as “cleansing,” the term detoxification refers to the active process of pushing out perceived contaminants from the body.

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Dr. Krisko beat the heat

Beat the Heat

Temperatures have been over 90 degrees the last few days. It has got me thinking about the hazards of nature and what we should all be ready for when we venture out.

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Dr. Krisko how to write hb 2778

Write An HB 2778 Letter

DC’s, LMT’s and LAc’s have jointly worked together to introduce a bill (HB 2778) to the House that effectively puts an end to prior authorization programs like Evicore, ASHN, etc.

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Dr. Krisko memories


Most of us, as we get a little older, start to wish that our memory would serve us better…

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Dr. Krisko march flowers

March Flowers?

Believe it or not, the daffodils and crocuses are already poking their heads out of the ground here in Portland.

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Dr. Krisko gluten

Gluten: What’s the big deal?

As we approach yet another holiday known for its sweet treats we at Bambu would like to share with you one way to reduce the burden of those Valentine goodies.

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Dr. Krisko water

Water, water, water …

What’s the difference? There are so many different water products available today, a little vocabulary to clarify the most common…

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Dr. Krisko emunctories


An emunctory, most simply, is a “route of elimination.” But, a more complex understanding would be any process or location by which the body rids itself of toxic substances or waste products it does not need…

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Dr. Krisko immunity


“Boosting the immune system” seems to be a new catch phrase in the marketing and media worlds these days.  What does this really mean?

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Dr. Krisko facts on fevers

The Facts on Fever

The physicians at Bambú Clinic are happy to share that in December, 2008, the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine published an article supporting a long held naturopathic belief in the physiologic benefits of having a fever. Please read ahead for highlights of the article.

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Dr. Krisko benefits of exercise

Benefits of Exercise

Four new studies demonstrate, even more conclusively, the far ranging benefits of regular exercise throughout your life…

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Dr. Krisko cholesterol

Cholesterol: Truths & Myths

It’s “back to school” time! I have even seen some early leaves turning their colors. Let’s celebrate our health and wellness together this harvest season…

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Dr. Krisko the late summer

The Late Summer

Even though we likely have more than a month of sunny weather to look forward to here in Portland, our calendars tell us that autumn is once again approaching…

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Dr. Krisko gut health

Gut Health

Since naturopathic physicians are committed to the prevention of chronic disease, This month is a great time to address one aspect of creating a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) environment – bacteria.

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Dr. Krisko brussels sprouts

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

BALSAMIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1 pound organic brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut into quarters 1 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 T pine nuts, toasted 1/4 tsp sea salt pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450˚F. In large bowl mix brussels sprouts, olive oil, vinegar and garlic. Place sprouts in […]

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Dr. Krisko chili

White Bean Chili With Jalapeno Millet

White Bean Chili With Jalapeno Millet 1/2 cup millet 1 Tbs lemon juice 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped 2 Tbs olive oil 1 1/4 tsp sea salt 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 large red onion, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin […]

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Dr. Krisko chakras

What are the chakras?

Have you ever wondered why certain parts of your body call for attention more than others, either through symptoms or increased sensation?

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Dr. Krisko healthy shopping

Healthy Shopping

Organics vs. conventionally grown vs. seasonal/locally grown food and farmers’ markets. It is the time of year to enjoy the fresh seasonal produce in your region. Búon appetito!!

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Dr. Krisko polenta recipe

Polenta with Black Beans and Spinach

Serves: 4 to 6 as an entrée; more as an appetizer. Two 18-ounce tubes polenta Olive oil cooking spray 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced Two 15- to 16-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 roasted red bell pepper (from a jar), drained and cut into strips 1 […]

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Dr. Krisko craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy:

Craniosacral therapy is an excellent, pain-free way to reduce fascial restrictions and restore normal function of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems…

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Dr. Krisko banana fritters recipe

Banana corn Fritters (Gluten-free)

¾ cup yellow cornmeal ½ cup all-purpose gluten free flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground chipotle chile or cayenne pepper 1 ¼ cups roughly mashed bananas (about 3 medium) 1 large egg 2 TBS coconut kefir (or buttermilk) 2 TBS canola or coconut oil, divided Preheat […]

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Dr. Krisko costa rice recipe

Crunchy Costa Rica Salad

1 ½ cups shredded cabbage ¼ cup diced cucumber 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed 2 handfuls watercress, stemmed juice of 2 limes 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 TB olive oil salt and pepper to tasteCombine all ingredients and […]

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Dr. Krisko lemony muffins

Lemony Matcha Muffins (Gluten-free)

2 large eggs 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice 1/2 cup canola oil 1 Tablespoon grated organic lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup sourghum flour 3/4 cup potato or corn starch 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup modified tapioca starch (Expandex brand), or 1/4 cup additional tapioca flour 3/4 cup […]

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Dr. Krisko sleep


Though most modern schedules do not allow it, it is true that in the winter months, you should actually sleep more. 

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Dr. Krisko three bean chili recipe

Three Bean Chili with Cilantro Pesto

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 Tbs olive oil ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 cups fresh spinach 1 ½ + ¼ tsp Sea salt ½ + 1/8 tsp Pepper 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 15.5 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 15.5 […]

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Dr. Krisko wild salmon recipes

Wild Salmon with Lentil Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup green lentils, rinsed 1 ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp pepper 1 ½ Tbs virgin olive oil 1 tsp olive oil 1 ¼ pounds skinless wild, line-caught salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces 2 ½ Tbs red wine vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ red onion, chopped ½ cup chopped […]

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Dr. Krisko almond-squash stew

Almond-squash Stew

1 cup brown rice 2 Tbs olive oil 2 organic yellow onions, finely chopped 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger 1 small green Serrano chili, finely chopped (use Anaheim chili for milder heat) 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes […]

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Dr. Krisko lymphatic system

Move That Lymph…

What is lymph? The lymphatic system is a net-like system strung throughout the body to support the body’s natural immune system. 

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Dr. Krisko oxygenation


We have always been advocates for treating the environment well, and one of the biggest reasons for that is our personal health.

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Bambu Clinic sunshine

Sunshine Benefits

We are big fans of summertime here at Bambú Clinic. Summer in Portland means higher temps, hiking trips, and fresh fruit and vegetables in our gardens…

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Dr. Krisko nourish me

Nourish Me

Kids can be picky eaters, and it can take some MacGyvering to make sure they get the nutrients they need to support their growing bodies and minds

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