Resolve to Get Healthier and Do the 30 Day Challenge!

Want to experience less pain? Do you want to have more energy and be able to handle stress better?  Want to have improved sleep and digestion?  Would you like to feel healthier in general? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then keep reading… Take the 30 day nutrition challenge with me […]

8 Tips to Avoid Colds and Flu this Fall Season

Preventing Colds and Flu this Fall Season Fall has officially arrived, the days are shorter, the air is cooler and the leaves on the trees will soon be on the ground. Fall is also the beginning of the yin cycle according to Chinese medicine.  It is the time of year where we harvest our last […]

Keeping your Cool this Summer and I’m Moving!

Finding your Optimal Health this Summer Summer is here! It takes a little longer in Portland to arrive, but we can all be grateful for the sunny weather and warm days we have been experiencing lately. Summer is a time of growth and abundant energy. Following the natural rhythms in nature, we should mirror the […]

Wellness Tips for Spring

Springing into a Healthier You! I love spring…the earth starts to awaken again after a long quiet winter.  Flowers and trees are in bloom and seeds start to sprout as the sun reappears.  While winter was the time to conserve energy, spring is about renewal, regeneration and starting fresh.  What we see in nature is a reflection of […]

Staying Well in the Winter

As the nights grow longer and the temperature dips, I would like to take a moment and send some warm holiday cheer your way and share some helpful health tips and recipes for the winter season Following the natural rhythm of the seasons, winter is a time of reflection, conserving energy and going inward.  According […]

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Insomnia

Can’t Sleep? Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for insomnia may be the answer you’re looking for.  If you are like one of the 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders and wakefulness, then keep reading.  It is estimated that 1 out 3 people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives.  Not only is it […]

Books & Resources

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Falon and Mary Enig The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith Primal Body – Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas In Defense of Food and The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan www.mercola.com

Mary Jean’s Food and Wellness Manifesto

Vegetables: Vegetables should be the basis for your diet and should take up the largest portion on your plate.  The goal is to get 12 servings of vegetables (1/2 cup = one serving; greens = 1 tightly packed cup) per day.  Think variety, color, seasonal options.  Examples: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, summer squash (yellow, zucchini), […]

General Wellness Tips

Get regular exercise. 3 to 5 times a week. Mix up cardio, resistance and flexibility exercises (check out Crossfit). Chew your foods thoroughly and don’t skip meals. Try to eat in a quiet, relaxed state. This will vastly improve your digestion.  Try taking 3 deep breaths prior to starting your meal. Don’t smoke. Get plenty […]

The Elimination Diet

Allergies/Food Sensitivities: Many of us have hidden food sensitivities that may be causing all sorts of digestive or health issues and may be causing some or all of your symptoms.  An elimination diet is a cheap and effective way to determine sensitivities.  Adhere strictly to the diet for at least two weeks, or possibly three […]

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About Green Lotus

Green Lotus Acupuncture is an Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic located in the Foster/Powell area of SE Portland near 52nd Avenue.

We serve all of Portland, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Gresham, Troutdale, West Linn, Oregon City, and the surrounding areas.