You say some important things regarding diet. May I suggest trying out a couple of teams that actively look at and discuss these very issues. One is the Paleo team, another is Clean Eating and Recipes team and/or the sister team Eating Clean. Another great team that discusses healthy diet options is called Nuts for Coconuts where we all share information, recipes and learn about the benefits of coconut and coconut oil. And, if you want to add another team that discusses natural and alternative ideas, recipes, and medicine check out the Natural Healing team. All these teams are active and full of interesting discussions.
Welcome to the Portland team. I live way out on the east side closer to Mt. Hood so I don't do much "hooking up". I have a couple of times and met some very nice and interesting Portland Sparkers. Generally, it's just too far to travel.
But I really love Portland--couldn't have a better city near by for sure!
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul