Articles from Dr. Peter Borten

Your Nose Should Know

(Originally published as a newsletter for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) Most of the fats we eat are subject to a constant process of breakdown called oxidation. When fats become… Read More

Keys to a Long Life

(Originally published as a three part series of newsletters for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) When it comes down to it, a great portion of our efforts are in some… Read More

Getting Through the Winter

(Originally published as a newsletter for The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) As the days get darker and wetter here in the Pacific Northwest, the number of melancholy patients in my… Read More

The Bitter Truth

Bitterness is a taste most of us try to avoid. Expressions such as “bitter enemies” and “a bitter pill to swallow ” show how averse we are to this flavor…. Read More

Water: The New Big Thing

While we’ve all heard the recommendation to drink eight to twelve glasses of water a day, many of us think of it as a vague goal that we’re not especially… Read More

Neti & Nasya – The Dynamic Duo

(Originally appeared in the November 2012 newsletter of The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa) Written with Briana Borten There are several simple daily practices recommended in Ayurvedic medicine for maintaining health…. Read More