Monday, November 5, 2012

TOYS for TOTS Holiday Drive and CURRENT Patient Specials!

For more information or to schedule your appointment, please call the office at 360-597-4784.   
We look forward to seeing you!
New patient special not valid with Medicare, Worker's Comp, or Auto Accidents.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wholesome Eats - 3

My wife came home last week with a half gallon of delicious raspberry honey from Honey House Farms in Brush Prairie. We usually grab a quart, but decided it was time for a big batch of granola - and maybe some more bars for the freezer. If you like the sound of a bowl full of homemade granola and cold milk, give this recipe a try. It's our favorite - after years of testing.  :) 


2 cups gluten-free rolled oats not instant
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1 cup peanuts or slivered almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup toasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut  I always use unsweetened, but you can go for the sweetened kind if you'd like
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried fruit (dried apricots, craisins and dried apple)
scant 1/4 cup coconut or almond oil  butter works too
1/2 cup local honey


Mix the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl.

Measure oil into the measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into bowl.

Then measure out the honey in the same, unwashed cup. The oil will help the honey exit the cup.

Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a baking pan. I use a large roasting pan, as it keeps everything contained while turning. A cookie sheet with a lip also works, but you have to stir it slightly more carefully if you use that.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, turning it with a spatula every ten minutes or so. You want everything to be an even golden brown.

When it is finished cooking, return the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and fruit and stir to combine. Stir gently several times as it cools, so that it doesn't clump together too much.

*If you like your granola to be slightly clumpy, use about 1/4 c more honey than the recipe calls for, and stir only enough while it cools to break it up to your preference. 
This recipe stores well in an airtight jar, or in a ziplock/sealed glass pyrex bowl in the freezer.


Monday, January 2, 2012


With the New Year comes many ‘resolutions’ and personal goals. You may have promised yourself you’d exercise more, eat healthier, stop smoking, get more sleep…. Whatever your goals, we would love to be able to help you achieve them! 2012 Brings many changes for us as well, including our new
FREE Health and Wellness Workshops,
which we are excited to offer to our practice members and friends. Many of you have expressed interest in clarification on many different health issues, and it is our goal to teach our practice members what they can do to be healthier in all aspects of their lives.

Beginning this month, we will be holding FREE workshops in our Vancouver office on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. These workshops will cover a variety of health related topics. We invite you to share in these informative, open discussion format workshops, and learn how to steer your health in a positive direction! Space is very limited, so please RSVP on our website, HERE, or call the office at (360) 597-4784 to reserve your spot. Your friends and family are always welcome!


January 17, 2012 - What Is Health?
Is health merely the absence of pain? Does ‘health’ come in a pill bottle? What exactly does it mean to be healthy? Our introductory seminar on the importance of understanding and achieving health.

February 21, 2012 - Vitamin D/Omega 3’s
Winter in the pacific NW= Low Vitamin D levels = Health problems!
Omega 3….No, you do not get enough from your Tilapia dinner.

March 20, 2012 – Understanding Food Labels
What are all those ingredients? Layman’s terms please?

April 17, 2012 – Got Organic?
Is it really better? Where/how to buy, and inexpensive options too!

May 15, 2012 – Natural Living Basics
Interested in self sustainable living? You can grow your own food, raise chickens for eggs, make your own detergents and cleaning products.

June 19, 2012 – Water!
Sources, ingredients, bottle-types, filtered, tap, fluoridated, chlorinated….it’s NOT just water.

July 17, 2012 – Exercise
From everyday life enhancing routines to stress-relieving, calming, and heart healthy options

August 21, 2012 – Good Fat/Bad Fat
New information on saturated fats, brain function, and when to use certain oils, when to avoid them.

September 18,2012 – Detox 101
Thinking about a cleanse or detoxification?
Learn the differences between the leading techniques and expected results.

October 16,2012 – PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
Dr. Perin has mastered the art of PMA’s, and wants to share proven approaches to thinking and living positive. Is your glass half full?? Or half empty?

November 20, 2012 – Artificial sweeteners vs. Natural sweeteners
NO calories?! It must be healthier! Or not.
Agave – huh?

December 19, 2012 - Diet Fads
The differences, pros, and cons between the latest diet fads, just in time for your 2013 resolutions! Find out which ones are healthy, and which ones to stay away from.