The body is a series of interconnected systems. If one part becomes imbalanced, all of the rest are likely to become imbalanced as well. When you treat and heal one physical challenge, all aspects of your health will be impacted positively. Given the correct environment and support, your body will regain balance.
As you come into alignment, you will experience restful sleep, high energy, even moods, and a sense of ease and well-being. The better you feel, the more pleasure and productivity you can expect at work, at home and in your relationships.
The physicians at Insights to Health Clinic are committed to accompanying you each step of the way to make long-term, sustainable vitality a reality for you.
Learn more about how you can stay healthy or become healthier. Our newsletter offers you tips and advice on various health topics.
In the Feel well, Ride well program, I have decreased my cholesterol, eradicated my arthritis pain, and addressed my long-time anxiety, which helps me in my riding and showing, and improves the general quality of my life! Dr. Winkelman also figured out the cause of my once-debilitating fatigue, so that I have more usable hours in my day. T. S., 55 year old female, Sherwood, OR
Internet research led me to Dr. Christie Winkelman, hoping to get off the asthma medication I had been on for 35 years ~ I wanted to give my body a rest from the ongoing medications. I have been free of the daily asthma medications for almost two years and can count on one hand the occasions I have needed an emergency inhaler over the past 14 months. Dr. Winkelman’s gentle and thorough approach to health has not only greatly improved my breathing, but has also helped me lose 50 pounds, improve my blood chemistry, and I am virtually free from arthritis pain and stiffness. I am working with Dr. Gil Winkelman and neurofeedback to regulate my blood pressure.I continue to make life-style improvements and have greatly benefited from both of the Dr. Winkelman’s holistic approach to patient care: their ongoing support of me as a person and their continual encouragement is helping me meet challenges and accomplish personal goals.D.S., 63 year old female, Portland, OR
Our son broke out in a severe eczema rash when he was 6 months old. He was uncomfortable, not sleeping well, and not gaining weight as he should have been. Through the thoughtful guidance of Dr. Huffman, we made significant changes to his diet to help find an allergen/food intolerance, and worked to strengthen and heal his digestive system through homeopathic remedies, probiotics and fish oil. Within weeks we saw improvement in his skin, sleep and weight gain. He is now a healthy, eczema free 14 month old boy, with a digestive system strong enough to handle a healthy diet. We’re thankful that Dr. Huffman took time to listen to our concerns, that she encouraged our role as parents and our ability to care for our son. We were always comfortable to ask questions and actively participate in our son’s care, and never felt that decisions were being made without us fully understanding our care plan. We recommend Dr. Huffman and the Insights to Health Clinic to anyone seeking improvement to their health.M.K., 30 year old female, Portland, OR
I have never had a doctor this caring before. I have never had a doctor that would allow well over an hour listening intently to all my ailments.To have a doctor who wants to treat me as a unique individual is rare, in my opinion.I am a mother of four. Naturally, I was too busy taking care of my family and naturally neglected yours truly, sigh.I went to see Dr. Huffman with the last attempt to find relief for my symptoms. I have to confess I was a tad skeptical and at the same time curious about this naturopathic approach. After an hour or so of talking (mostly me talking), we agreed on a treatment plan. (You must commit and follow the instructions in order for it to work!) Within a week and much to my pleasant surprise, I felt better. Oh, and another surprise- Dr. Huffman called to see how I’m feeling. Jolly nice.Although this is a pricey approach, the outcome is priceless. It is a kinder and gentler approach to a long-term healthier you.Signed, Mother of Four Teenage DaughtersM.F., 49 year old female, Portland, OR
When Western medicine failed to acknowledge I even had a problem, or that there might be a non-pharmaceutical method for treating it, I decided to look into naturopathy. A skeptic at first, I am now a firm believer that naturopathy is the most natural, safe, and effective form of healthcare. Though the idea of taking a pill to alleviate all of my problems seemed alluring, it ultimately proved ineffective. After countless trials with different types of birth control pills and anti-depressants, I determined that conventional medicine’s cure was worse than the illness. As a result, I gave up treatment altogether and resigned myself to living with a sometimes-debilitating hormonal imbalance. One day, in desperation, I searched online and found Dr. Christie Winkelman, a naturopath who (according to her Internet profile) had worked with many women experiencing similar hormonal issues. Under Dr. Christie’s care, I have learned how the physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual aspects of my life are all connected and interrelated. From this perspective, Insights to Health offers the kind of coordinated care every patient dreams of—one in which the well-being of the entire person is both recognized and validated. My journey into naturopathy began by focusing on diet and nutrition. With great patience and understanding, Dr. Christie eased me through the lifestyle changes I needed to make. Eventually, however, my treatment plan became about so much mor…
I started seeing Dr. Noska because I was having pain in my foot. He suggested I start wearing a zero-heel shoe with the Correct Toes and he usually also does a cold-laser treatment on my foot/ankle/leg. The cold-laser treatments and the new shoes seem to be lessening the amount of pain! Dr. Noska seems very knowledgeable and I am impressed with how he listens to what I have to say.
Dr. Noska began treating my daughter in October for dance-related pain to her feet and ankles. She had been complaining of it daily and I was really concerned. Dr. Noska was able to do a few adjustments to her feet, some cold laser treatments, and he also fit Correct Toes for her feet. Within a few days I had not heard any complaints of pain, even after dance class! She told me, “The pain is gone, Mom!” She just went to a competition in Seattle this weekend and was pain free. She continues to wear her Correct Toes for some time every day, and I am confident that this protocol will help prevent much dance related pain and injury in the future. Thank you, Dr. Noska and Insights to Health Clinic!
After suffering a lifetime of chronic allergies and having exhausted all of the conventional routes, I turned to Dr. Christie Winkelman, at Insights to Health, in the fall of 2009.Dr. Winkelman was very generous with her time and attention to me and soon got me on a course of action that involved many different modalities such as dietary modification, homeopathy, supplements and self-care treatments.I was amazed at how fast I responded to the treatment. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. I thought that going the “natural route” would be long, arduous, self-sacrificing and that I would have to be very patient before I would notice a change. Within the first month, so many my symptoms were resolved and through this process over the next couple of months, I had nothing short of a total revelation about my health and how everything is interrelated. Now that I feel the way I do now (with abundant energy, no crippling fatigue and lethargy, and no more constant coughing over post-nasal drip) I can’t believe that I spent so much of my life in such poor health. I am completely transformed. Most importantly, I have been doing great this spring – with hardly any allergy symptoms.Insights to Health lives up to its name. This has been a very enlightening journey for me as I have finally gotten to the root of my health problems under Dr. Winkelman’s care. I feel that my time and energy has been very well spent coming to Dr. Winkelman. She has provided me with so much education…
Most of my life I have spent visiting doctors and nurses who were members of the American Medical Association. While many of them were good people, some of their methodologies perplexed and even disturbed me. One year ago I injured myself in a dance class. It was enough to stop me from dancing, from doing pilates and most of the physical activity I loved. A short recuperation and I injured myself again. I also started to feel ill. Not a big “you are sick” kind of feeling, but one that my body was telling me things were not right. This went on for some weeks with this mystery illness affecting everything in my life, my state of mind, my eating patterns, my weight, my ability to handle my job.I was scared, concerned, and confused.My search for a doctor led me to Insights to Health with the help of a very good friend of mine. She recommended Dr. Brooke Huffman to me.Since seeing Dr. Brooke my entire life has changed. I am healthy, happy, and on a wonderful road of wellness and well being. To say I was skeptical and uneasy is an understatement at my first visit to a naturopathic physician, but I can say the staff and my doctor put all that uneasiness to rest. Dr. Brooke took time to get to know me, and what was going on in my life.She set me on a path of eating and living for health.I would, with every fiber of my being recommend this naturopathic clinic to everyone seeking a healthy, sustainable life.B.G., 55 year old female, Portland, OR
After consulting my primary care physician several times about the same health issues and not finding solutions, I was frustrated. My menstrual cycles were very irregular and I was concerned about future fertility. I decided to see a naturopath, despite the fact that my insurance wouldn’t help to defray the cost – and it has REALLY paid off! I have worked with Dr. Christie Winkelman for about six months (on a schedule I could afford). She figured out right away that my thyroid was imbalanced (despite technically normal blood tests) and put together a customized treatment plan for me each time I saw her. The changes in diet, supplements, and lifestyle that she has recommended have yielded great results – I’m feeling better and my body is behaving as it should. And, my thyroid function is restored– without pharmaceutical intervention. Dr. Winkelman’s attentive, considered approach has been terrific!M.G., 37 year old female, Portland, OR