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Goldendale Chiropractic & Natural Medicine

bringing "health" to our community...naturally!



Dennis L Carver, D.C .    TreePerson_Office_Logo.jpg     Jennifer Silapie, N.D.

Sara Marvin, L.M.P.



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     We will have a both at Community Days (July 5, 2014)

      Sara will be there with a massage chair and offer a discount coupon... 



Jam Packed Spring

With a blink of the eye spring is near by.  Are you feeling antsy to break out of your shell, and stretch your arms out to the sun in celebration?  I sure am.  This newsletter is jam packed with upcoming events, new offerings at MSM, and of course changes. Would it be spring if nothing changed?  There are a lot of events and group classes coming up. Please pass this letter on to those you know who might be interested. Read on for clinic updates, detoxification and what the MTHFR?!? (I promise I am not swearing.) Happy sun stretching!


Insurance: With the Affordable Care act I am finding that insurance companies that previously did not cover naturopathic services, now are.  Please be sure to update your insurance information.  In addition I have recently applied to accept more health insurances.  I have applications in with Aetna, Cigna, Moda Health (First Choice), Pacific Source (Reliant Behavioral Health), and Apple Health (Medicaid).  Hopefully I will be hearing back from them in the next couple weeks.
BCCHP: I am a provider now for the Breast, Colon, Cervical Health Program, free/ low cost screening to those eligible and enrolled in the BCCH program.  See if you qualify.
Email- As of April 1, I will no longer be answering emails.  I will be using a new Electronic Medical Record system that will invite you to join a patient portal.  Gaining access to the patient portal allows you access to parts of your medical record.  It also allows you to message me, and have your message integrated into your health record.  This change is to ensure that your health record is complete and protected.  Be on the look out for an Invitation to join the Mountain Sage Medicine Patient Portal. During the transition you may receive multiple appointment reminders from Practice Fusion (current system) and CHARM (the new system).


Our body has many systems in place to detoxify.  You might be thinking "Detoxify from what?"
Every day we are all exposed to chemicals and foreign compounds that pose threat to our body.  These chemicals can disrupt our hormones, our nervous system, our immune system, and our digestive tracts.  Such chemicals include pesticides, pharmaceutical medications, vehicle exhaust, flame retardants, household cleaners, food preservatives, artificial foods, alcohol, gasoline and petroleum products, hair dyes, plastic resins, viral and bacterial byproducts, etc. In addition, our body generates chemicals as normal byproducts to every day essential functions such as creating energy, digesting food, recycling cells, or hormone metabolism.
Our body also has inherent mechanisms to deal with a bulk majority of these "toxic" compounds.  The body can make these compounds water soluble, preparing them for excretion.  Or the body can regenerate them to non-toxic compounds through anti-oxidation methods.
When the body is inundated with toxic exposures then the detoxification pathways get jammed up. This can be likened to traffic on a one lane highway during rush hour in the city. Prolonged and exacerbated exposures can deplete the nutrients and factors required to do the "detoxification". 
Sometimes our body doesn't have a really good way of eliminating toxins, like heavy metals,  which leads to bioaccumulation (storage).  The effects can be immediate resulting in death or they can be slow resulting in chronic illness. 
The Liver is our detoxification powerhouse.  This organ is working day in and day out to detoxify your entire body.  Simultaneously it is the organ that literally converts your nutrients to power (energy) for you to function in the day. Every body needs to take daily measures to support optimal detoxification.
  1. Castor Oil Packs (daily)
  2. Eat Whole Foods, (minimally processed)
  3. Eat Organic or Free Range Meats & Dairy Products
  4. Eat organic produce when possible
  5. Consume fruits and veggies high in antioxidants (Berries!)
  6. Herbs: Dandelion root tea, Silymarin seeds (herbs may interfere with pharmaceutical medications)
  7. Hydrotherapy (alternate hot and cold in the shower)
  8. High Quality B-Vitamins daily
  9. Avoid or minimally consume alcohol
  10. Reset your habits with a Spring Cleanse. (Vibrant YOU! Spring Cleanse starts April 11th). 

The Clean Gene: MTHFR (mega simplified)

One gene that is essential to our detox pathways it the MTHFR gene family.  MTHFR (Methylentetrahydrofolate reductase) is an enzyme that in the most basic terms adds a methyl to a folate.  Seems simple right?  Well this “methyl” is a very important chemical compound in the world of detoxification and elimination. When that methyl is added to various compounds it can either activate them to perform important functions or make them water soluble for excretion. The better you methylate the better you detoxify. Methylation is needed to give you energy, to make hormones, neurotransmitters, immune components, detox, regenerate antioxidants, produce components for nerve sheaths, cell membranes and muscles, and repair damaged cells.
Here is the glitch: About 75 percent of the population have affected genes that reduce methylation efficiency.  What does that mean?  It means that there is a high chance that your genes are hindering you from detoxification.
Reduced efficiency in MTHFR has a wide range of effects on your everyday wellbeing.  Defects in MTHFR have been linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression, Fibromylagia, Nutrient deficiencies, Migraines, Fatigue, Dementia, Infertility, the list goes on. 
How do you know if you have MTHFR defect? You get tested. While there are over 50 variants of MTHFR there are two really common ones that can be tested, the A1298 and C667T variants.  If you are found to have defects in one or both gene copies then it is important to nutritionally support your system with appropriate naturopathic protocols. 
Mountain Sage Medicine offers MTHFR genetic testing and treatment protocols to get your Clean Genes well supported.  

Thank you for participating in my information blast. Hope to see you in some classes, office visits, or just out and about enjoying life. 
Warm wishes, 
Dr. Jennifer Silapie
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Mar 13 - Green Drinks hosted at Mountain Sage Medicine featuring Feast, Aniche Cellars, Everybody's Brewing. 410 E. Jewett Blvd, #2, White Salmon. 6-7:30 pm. More info....

Mar 27 - Making Healthy Babies (Preconception/ fertility class). Part 1 of Well Mama, Well baby series.  6-8 pm, White Salmon. RSVP required. More info....

April- Vibrant YOU! Spring Cleanse.Cleanse Details.....
  • April 9, 6:30 pm- Pre-cleanse meeting (RSVP required)
  • April 11-25- Cleanse Go time.
April 24- Well baby Nutrition. Part 1 of Well Mama, Well baby series. 6-8 pm, White Salmon. RSVP required.  More info...


Dr Silapie currently lives in White Salmon, WA where she has operated Sage Natural Medicine in Bingen.  Dr Silapie will split her time between her  practice in Bingen and Goldendale Chiropractic & Natural Medicine.



Sara Marvin. L.M.P. 

(Licensed Massage Practitioner MA 00014782)

Sara hails from Sherman County and has been a massage therapist for severals years.  We have remodeled our office to add two new massage therapy rooms, so come check us out and enjoy a wonderful hour of relaxation with Sara.





Dr Carver & Dr Silapie provide superior health and balance, using all techniques available to Chiropractors and Naturopaths.

We make your health our main priority!

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Goldendale Chiropractic & Natural Medicine emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could.

For some, our clinic offers a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.

People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctors, team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness and health, using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

Goldendale Chiropractic & Natural Medicine accepts many insurances.  Please call our office today and make your health through Chiropractic, naturopathy and massage your best choice!

We are fully licensed and insured.

Contact: Goldendale Chiropractic & Natural Medicine at 509-773-5633 to schedule an appointment with a reliable staff member today.

Serving the greater Mid-Columbia area, including The Dalles, Klickitat County, Moro County, Sherman County, Gilliam County. 

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Goldendale Chiropractor. Dr. Dennis Carver provides Naturopathy, Natural Healing, Homeopathic Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Stress Management, Labratory Testing, back pain relief, neck pain relief to the following locations: Mid Columbia, WA. Mid Columbia, WA Chiropractor providing Naturopathy, Natural Healing, Homeopathic Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Stress Management, Labratory Testing in Goldendale, Mid Columbia, WA, Washington.