BODY TALK

“Soothe” Lets You Order a Professional Massage Without Leaving Your Bedroom

Using this on-demand mobile massage app is awkward, of course—but also sort of great.

06/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

Why You Need to Get a Pap Smear

A local ob-gyn offers her expert opinion on cervical cancer prevention.

04/06/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

Smash the Gender Binary at Babe Wax

Why Portland needs a gender-affirming, body-positive waxing salon.

03/30/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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The Truth about Long-Acting Birth Control

Dr. Carrie Miles of Bridgeview Women’s Health shares her expert insights on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and debunks common IUD myths.

03/14/2016 Photography by Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

NATURAL PATH

Six Quick Tips to Sleep Better Tonight

The Oregon Clinic’s Dr. Bill Bowerfind shares how to stay well-rested—and what you risk if you don't.

03/09/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

BODY TALK

The All-Natural Winter Face Skincare Fix

Essance Skincare founder Jasmine Tran produces organic superfood for your skin.

02/29/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

A Portland Wellness Coach's Personal Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

One local health coach shares her hard-earned wisdom in honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

02/23/2016 By Lacy Davis

BODY TALK

Tummy in a Twist? Try Natural Cures for Your Digestive Woes

Ease your stomach’s suffering with these tips, tricks, and supplements.

01/20/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HOLIDAY HOW-TO

10 Tips for Emotionally Surviving the Season of Holiday Feasts

Whether you’re dealing with dietary restrictions, disordered eating, or judgmental dinner guests, this expert guidance will help.

11/23/2015 With Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

8 Reasons We Love Body-Positive Wellness Coach Lacy Davis

This nutrition coach and personal trainer empowers Portlanders to swap self-criticism for strength and pride.

11/16/2015 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

The "Perfect" Body: Fitness Inspiration or Unobtainable Deception?

From Barre3 to a new body-positive barbell gym, Portland fitness pros weigh in on body image, photoshop, and aesthetic role models in the health industry.

10/09/2015 By Katelyn Best

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5 Skin Care Tips for Summer Sun Recovery

If your face is feeling the effects of a few months in the sun, Loyly’s holistic skincare expert Heather Wade Mills has some advice.

09/14/2015 By Allison Jones

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You Should Probably Throw Out Your Makeup

The local skincare experts at Echo Natural Beauty share when to toss your powders, creams, tints, and mascaras. Hint: it's more often than you think.

09/04/2015 By Allison Jones

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Stock Up on Natural Beauty Products at Pacifica's Summer Warehouse Sale

The local beauty company is opening its doors August 14-16 with up to 90% off perfumes, soy candles, makeup, skin care, and more.

08/07/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

7 Sizzling Skin Care Tips for Summer

Skin care experts estimate that 80-90 percent of visible aging we see in our skin is caused by sun damage. Here's how to keep your skin happy in the heat!

06/30/2015 By Rachel Davidson

BODY TALK

Self Care as Health Care: Three Local Beauty Experts Weigh In

A local hair stylist, esthetician, and spray tan expert share how skin and hair care can help battle illness and build up body image in vulnerable times.

06/29/2015 By Allison Jones

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A Sweet, Soothing, and Natural Alternative to Waxing

Sugaring studios are popping up all around town, so we set out to see what the natural hair-removal technique is all about.

06/03/2015 By Allison Jones and Rachel Davidson

BODY TALK

The Major Skin Care Mistake You're Making at the Gym

A Portland skin-care veteran wants to school you—and change your face forever.

06/02/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

Love in the Time of Breast Cancer: Talking Treatment with Kids

Portland moms help explain breast cancer—and express love—to little loved ones.

04/30/2015 By Mary Stutzman