Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Silverman, a Naturopathic Doctor in SE Portland. I am excited to help you:

  • Get Relief from your Symptoms – I will work with you to find natural relief for your problems.
  • Have a Say in your Health – I will make sure that you understand ALL of your treatment options, and work with you to come up with a treatment plan that you are comfortable with. I will ALWAYS take the time to properly listen to your problems, questions and concerns.
  • Minimize or Avoid Prescription Drugs – I will help you to find you effective, natural treatments.
  • Get Educated – I will help you sort through all of the information that you have about your condition so that you are fully informed.


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How I Can Help You

I will work with you to naturally manage the cause of your diarrhea, cramping, flatulence, bloating, general discomfort, abdominal/GI discomfort, unpredictable/frequent bowel movements, and constipation.

An unhealthy gut can negatively impact the immune system because approximately 80% of our immune system is in our gut. An unhealthy gut environment, commonly referred to as ‘leaky gut’, can lead to the development of autoimmune diseases, like:

  • Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)
  • Hyperthyroidism (Graves’ Disease)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Causes Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases occur when that body creates cells that attack it’s own tissue. Causes of autoimmunity include stress, infections, poor diet, and poor gut health.

Treating Autoimmune Diseases

Despite having different symptoms, the root cause of many different autoimmune diseases is the same. My approach for each patient is customized to their condition but all will include supplementation, stress management, removing toxins, and eating foods that will heal your gut, all while avoiding or minimizing the side effects of prescription drugs.

Specific Areas of Focus:

  • Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)
  • Hyperthyroidism (Graves’ Disease)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • SLE
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn)
  • Symptoms of Gut Dysfunction: diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating
  • Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease: muscle pain, joint pain, inflammation

Why should you see me for your autoimmune and digestion problems?

Significant Reduction or Elimination of Symptoms Without Side Effects of Prescription Drugs

We will work together to use natural treatment options for managing your symptoms and treating the root cause. This can be accomplished with lifestyle changes and supplementation, all while avoiding or minimizing the side effects of prescription drugs.

I Will be a Partner in your Health Care and Will ACTUALLY Listen

With longer appointments than most family doctors or specialists, I have the time and energy to listen to your specific concerns and problems. Instead of being rushed out of her office, I want to become your partner in getting your health back by sitting with you to discuss all questions, concerns and thoughts about your condition AT EVERY APPOINTMENT.

When you become my patient, I’ll take the time to understand all the mental, emotional, and social factors that affect your health, and tailor your treatment based on these.

You’ll get to Have Some Say in your Health

I will listen to you and get an understanding of your health issues. I will give you a variety of options for treatment and you can choose which option you are most comfortable with.

I will also check-in with you often in order assess the course of your treatment program.

Live a Healthier Life

I will work with you to treat the cause of your digestion problems. By treating the cause, instead of just relieving the symptoms, many patients find that they have less problems with their digestion, but also that they also feel healthier and have more energy. Like they say, health is more than just an absence of disease.

This allows many patients to focus on the things that matter most in their lives such as children, grandchildren, career and traveling.

Learn About your Condition and How to Manage and Improve your Health

Unlike many family doctors and specialists, I am able to take the time to explain your condition to you and will answer any questions that you have about it. With longer appointments than a regular doctors appointment, you will be heard.

I can also be help you sort through all of the information that you’ve found on websites, magazines, and TV shows (like Dr. Oz).

Learn what Factors cause Digestion Problems for You

I can work with you to figure out which foods or other factors cause digestive upset or contribute to the worsening of your digestive symptoms, promote inflammation, or flare up your autoimmune symptoms.

These foods that are harmful to your body can be identified with food sensitivity testing, as well as elimination diets.

Learn How to Better Manage Stress

A healthy mind and body are important for good health. Stress can negatively impact your body and mind. It can negatively affect your immune system and be harmful to regular digestion in the gut.

I can help you manage your stress with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle adjustments.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am a member of these governing bodies:

Any other questions? I’m here to help!

You can book a free, no obligation, 15 min phone consultation with me and I’ll answer any questions that you have.

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