Integrative Health Resources

The purpose of our resources page is to provide knowledge and materials for empowering the healing process.  At Roots and Branches we are clear that we can not heal or cure, but teach patients how to heal themselves.  This is accomplished with a thorough diagnosis, as the cause of “illness” is usually multifactorial.  As Dr. Dorninger is known to say “it is many straws that break the camel’s back”.

This multifactorial approach to the causes of illness is known in Naturopathic Medicine as “Total Load”.  “Total Load” is a conglomeration of life circumstances, genetic predisposition, diet, lifestyle, environment, infection, etc. that tips the body and mind into physiological disturbance. Identifying these underlying disturbances or causes is essential for healing to occur. Once identified, the individual we are working with usually needs support on understanding and owning why the disease process is occurring.  This could be inflammatory foods, a water damaged building, emotional health effects on immune system, overcoming nutrient deficiencies, biomechanical causes of pain syndromes, etc.

Hence, in the tradition of Docere (the Latin root of Doctor that means “to teach”), our resources page is meant to educate our patient population and the public on common obstacles to healing and ways we can endorse and promote health and wellness in our human community.


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Functional Edocrinology Seminar

Functional Endocrinology: Connecting New Research with Practical Applications Dr. Dorninger will be the featured speaker at the Apex Energetics workshop in Portland, Oregon in April 2017. Apex Energetics is a Research-Based Nutritional company and a vendor for our clinic.  

Sleep Apnea Podcast

Sleep Apnea, the American Sleeping Sickness Sleep Apnea has been called “one of the most insidious and vicious physiological experiences” occurring today. It is a Silent Killer. Snoring is not necessarily an indicator. Not snoring does not mean you are free of the disease. Join Dr. Bill Blanchet, internal medicine physician and Dr. Eric Dorning, […]

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Podcast

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is becoming more and more prevalent in the U.S. and its symptoms can be as various and diversified as the people who have it. The common thyroid testing being done doesn’t come close to telling if you are suffering from this often missed disease. Get the facts. Find out if your mystery illness […]


The Inside Story Inside Your Brain Podcast

Join Lindsay and Naturopath, Dr. Eric Dorninger as he takes us through the chemical forces that fuel our brains. Any interruption in any of these will reverberate through us and manifest in all kinds of symptoms. Something simple like snoring might be causing your brain to be deprived of oxygen causing a host of issues, […]

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Lose The Weight You Hate

Having trouble with the weight loss thing? Could be that you have been led astray by current eating trends. Listen to Dr. Dorninger, fondly known as the “Last Resort Doctor”, help set the record straight on how to really lose that weight.

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