A little bit about me:
I have always tried to embody in my own life and to share with my patients basic self-care principles of maintaining good health.
Despite excellent academic training in “interventional medicine”, my practice has always focused on preventive medicine and gentle correctional measures designed to regain health rather than drugs which may relieve symptoms, but only confuse issues of true health. I start with nutritional evaluation and recommendations, focusing on nutrient dense choices and careful food preparation. I also rely on homeopathic and hormonal evaluation and treatment where there are existing health problems.
I am eager to focus more on the lifestyle lessons to be learned from Ancestral and Primal studies, specifically in the areas of health sleep, exercise, physical flexibility, and stress-reduction.
On a personal level, I’m a competitive rower with the Ashland Rowing Club – who knew you could take up a competitive sport in your 50’s!? I am the founder and Race Director of the Siskiyou Challenge, a multi-sport relay event benefitting Rogue Valley Farm to School, and serve on the Board of that organization.
If you ask Joel Salatin, farmer extraordinaire, he will tell you that the first job for a successful farmer is to raise healthy grass, and from the grass will follow abundant production of eggs, meat, and well-fertilized vegetables.
As a physician, I know that the basis of all health is a nutrient dense, well-prepared diet and that the foods of modern civilization are poison to many if not all people. At times even serious disease can be reversed through adoption of a primal/paleo diet, and certainly many minor diseases, acute and chronic, are not pharmaceutical deficiencies but rather nutritional deficiencies and toxicities, and will benefit from an improved choice of foods.
Deborah Gordon, MD
Telephone: (541) 482-8333
1607 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, Oregon 97520