Articles from Dr. Peter Borten

Keys to a Long Life

(Originally published as a three part series.) When it comes down to it, a great portion of our efforts are in some way motivated by a desire to keep living… Read More

Getting Through the Winter

As the days get darker and wetter here in the Pacific Northwest, the number of melancholy patients in my practice ramps up. Interestingly, the October issue of the American Journal… 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