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Re: “Five Predictions for the New 10 Million Barrel

This article misses the point entirely. The issue is not the quality of the beer, or where it will be brewed and distributed, it is the simple fact that 10 Barrel built it's reputation and sold itself as a "local-for-locals" watering hole. Bendites have a history of supporting local, independent, non-corporate companies, especially when it comes to beer. Suddenly selling a local brew to Anhauser-Busch and expecting this town to shrug and keep drinking is ludicrous. 10 Barrel is finished. The tourists and Sunriver crowd might go unwittingly, but for Bend this place screams betrayal and I can't imagine any local with a sense of responsibility toward the shaping of Bend's spirit ever going here again. There are much better places in town, with better beer anyway.

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Posted by SP on 11/12/2014 at 12:46 AM

Re: “For Your Health

I'm thrilled to see someone taking their health seriously and turning it into a career. There are loads of para-professionals out in the world with certifications that are doing incredible work. People complaining about your NTP certification haven't done their research. I know that program covers hours and hours of lecture, reading and in-person study because it's a 9-month intensive program. More nutrition study than most general practitioner doctors receive in med school. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by HappyCamper on 01/16/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “For Your Health

For your information... NTPs do not think they are 'qualified medical professionals'. We have been trained with a heck of a lot more nutrition information/studies/practices than most MDs have. We are not qualified to treat or diagnose diseases or conditions, we simply collect information from the client, assess it, run some procedures, and analyze all the info to see what the body is saying. We actually want to get to the root of the problem, not just give the client a bandaid in the form of prescription pills. Food is medicine. "Each time you eat you are either feeding disease or fighting it."

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Posted by Food is Medicine! Go NTPs!! on 01/16/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “For Your Health

Hey NTA didn't come up with the idea that Food is Medicine. Hippocrates did that. Surely the medical establishment is aware of that or at the very least, aware of Hippocrates, after which their oath is named. First do no harm....follow mainstream medical/nutritional advice and look where we are. Nutritional Therapy provides nutritional education, empowerment...they DO NOT diagnose or treat disease. Those who say that NTPs do otherwise are misinformed.

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Posted by Mitzi Wilkinson Champion on 01/17/2017 at 6:29 AM

Re: “For Your Health

Why would anyone feel threatened by the mention of warm soups in the winter? Anyone who gets worked up enough to cry out "quack" and "fake medicine" over the idea of eating real food probably has some serious nutritional deficiencies. By the way, Hippocrates, who founded medicine, has great things to say about nutrition, including "let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food." Nutrition and medicine complement each other. They are not at odds. Why the animosity?

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Posted by peace-out on 01/17/2017 at 6:29 AM

Re: “For Your Health

I will be forever grateful for Nutritional Therapy. I suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme disease for 8 years. The drug options my MS specialist and other doctors had for me were making me sicker. I met an NTP and they helped guide me to a whole foods diet. In the end I chose the Wahls protocol which is a diet based on Paleo philosophies written by a Medical Doctor to help her own Multiple Sclerosis. This doctor who I now work for has clinical trials and they have been successful for MS. I have been in remission for 3 years! My MS specialist told me at our last follow up that I no longer need to come in for follow ups as long as I have no more symptoms. She let me know I am the first MS patient she has ever said that too and the first MS patient she had to go that route. Is she a QUACK? I think not! Food is powerful medicine. I loved my NTP so much that I went back to school to become an NTP. The Nutritional Therapy Association is a great school. We do not diagnosis or treat disease we help people find the best foods for them to live the best life they can. There are many doctors who have went through the NTA program and absolutely love what they learned! You are what you eat, think and feel. Be kind and eat real food!!!!

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Posted by Beth Schultz on 01/17/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Five Predictions for the New 10 Million Barrel

There are many problems with this piece.

1. Yes, Distribution will boom but the beer will definitely change. Once the beer is being brewed at another location by anonymous brewers with different equipment and different ingredients, bought in bulk with a minimum bid- it will be impossible for the former owners of 10 Barrel to control the quality. (Not that they care, they knew this would happen)

2. Apocalypse will not be brewed in Bend. True, and its quality will undoubtedly suffer. Goose Island's 312 was named after the area code for downtown Chicago and now not one drop of it is made in the same time zone as Chicago. That is tragic. Ask pre-sellout fans if the beer is better or worse.

3. Brewers will leave- actually, pretty much everyone will leave. A bottom-line company like AB/InBev will definitely "control labor costs"- translation: your job is still here... at minimum wage. In fact, the former owners, with huge checks in their pockets, though contractually obligated to stay on for a period to smooth the transition, will want nothing to do with the long, sweaty hours involved with brewing and running a restaurant.

4. AB/InBev does not own restaurants. The "flagship" will be gone in a matter of months. Sadly, those who work there ARE locals and will be out of jobs. Construction on the Portland location abruptly stopped right around the time the negotiations with AB/InBev started. It was slated to open this month.

5. They cannot be "more experimental and more consistant," that is a contradiction. Besides, if 97% of their beer is being produced elsewhere (ala Goose Island), exactly who is being consistent or experimental?

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Posted by helersceltic on 11/12/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “For Your Health

If you think big pharma and regulated professions aren't out to make big bucks on the ignorance of others then you are sorely mistaken, "Voice of Reason." Sounds like someone who wants to remain anonymous and come up with creative names, had a bad experience with their own health. I'm sorry to hear that. The only people who want to regulate advice on what foods are healthy, are the ones making lots of money on keeping people sick and unwell. If my grandma told me to eat my vegetables, "Fruit-Loops," would you try to run a smear campaign against her too? All of these negative posts all sound like the same "anonymous" person to me. I'm sorry you're so unhappy and I hope you find happiness in some other, more positive ways.

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Posted by NJ on 01/17/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Five Predictions for the New 10 Million Barrel

I make it a point to buy local, so I'm not worried-there are plenty of locally owned breweries in the area that will get my business, it just won't be 10 Barrel ( big corporations do not need my money!).

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Posted by Local beer lover on 11/14/2014 at 12:51 PM

Re: “For Your Health

Wow I feel like everyone should take a class like this, in the world we live in today it is so easy to get caught up in eating horrible or be tricked into thinking you are eating healthy. I have had different health issues and not once did a dr ask me about my diet and I ever really thought about it until this year! Shame on them and shame on me. I wish I would have had a class like this in high school before I went out to live on my own so I could have this skill set! Proud of anyone taking this class or taking steps toward true health. think of if they have kids and what a positive lifestyle they are demonstrating

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Posted by Calley Schmidt on 01/17/2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “For Your Health

NTA is not just an online course for NTP's. Hands on training workshops are required, and the mid-term and final exams are proctored, not open book. NTA belongs to the NANP organization which has very high standards for its member schools, and graduates of the NTA program are eligible to sit for the examination with NANP and become board certified. I went through the program, and chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, massage therapists and two doctors were students in my class. It is a top notch school. I became interested in nutrition when my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I had doctors tell her she could eat "whatever she wanted" and that food didn't matter. What kind of nutrition advice is that from a medical doctor? After doing my own research and putting her on a special diet (with the blessing of a wonderful gastroenterologist that we hired) all her symptoms disappeared, and lab tests/bloodwork returned to normal along with many other wonderful improvements. Her GI was impressed and started telling his other patients about it, and now, years later, the Seattle Children's Hospital has completed a study on this diet that shows it is a very promising treatment for Crohn's Disease without medication. Maybe "Voice of Reason" needs to do a little better homework before denouncing the NTA that is not all about making big bucks- purposely keeps class sizes small because of the hands-on training, and new classes only start once/year.

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Posted by Diane Distefano on 01/17/2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “For Your Health

Any real, qualified, medical doctor will tell you daily exercise and a reasonable diet will eliminate 90% if not 99% of our common health problems. "nutrition therapy" is yet another fad and pseudo-profession, where too many practitioners think they are actually qualified medical professionals...which they aren't.

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Posted by we_don't_need_fake_medicine on 01/14/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “For Your Health

The only fad I see here is the modern practice of feigned outrage, excessive personal attacks, and name calling that social media seems to bring out! I love the one that admits 90% of what ails us is what we put in our bodies and then attacks people who helps others do just that in a healthy way!

I can tell you 50 horror stories of doctors and hospitals that just flat got it wrong and injured or killed people, I believe they are in fact the #1 cause if death in the U.S. Malpractice, wrong prescriptions, hospital infections, operating on the wrong limb....So all doctors are bad? Of course not! But I had a bad nutritionist, so they are all bad? I have to bring my Mom food in the hospital because they are literally incapable of providing a diabetic diet! That is sad. Until mainstream medicine is perfect it's rather hypocritical to attack others!

Intelligent adults look at everything, research and make intelligent decisions whether from a Nutrition Expert or a doctor, I am pretty sure they are all fallible! I respect anyone who dedicates themselves to helping others, I choose wisely and realize the ultimate responsibility lies within myself! I am not going to blindly follow anyone's advice without study! There are bad practitioners of every ilk, why must people attack instead of engaging in sincere questions and respectful dialogue?

By the way science is inquiry, it is never settled and always evolving! We discover new things every day! And thank God, people still have choices in this country. Much of what is accepted today will be ridiculed tomorrow and visa versa!

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Posted by Kendy on 01/18/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “For Your Health

Shame on the Source for promoting this "profession" and not doing any due diligence about this so-called nutrition therapy certification. if one goes to the NTA's a online certification. A self-paced online program where there are only 3 mandatory in-person workshops (10 days total) where you are allowed to miss 8 hours. wow. As far as I can tell, this certification doesn't even qualify one to be a licensed nutritionist or dietician in the state of Oregon. I don't even use Uber and their amateur drivers. Why would I trust my health to an amateur?

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Posted by no_quacks on 01/16/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “For Your Health

everyone should google "nutrition therapist dangerous". A consumer group in the UK uncovered dangerous advice being given by so-called "nutrition therapists". The "profession" here in the U.S. is just as unregulated as the UK...and we have 100 times more sage-burning, crystal-worshipping fruit loops than they do...just here in Bend. C'mon people.

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Posted by fruit_loops_are_delicious on 01/17/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “For Your Health

I've had a so-called "nutrition therapist" brag about "curing" a "patient" of his. And even offered a "cure" for one of my medical conditions (a homeopathic cure that has been thoroughly debunked and so unscientific a 4th grader would know it) and even try to prescribe some kind of regimen for a relative of mine...not ever having met her. Not even as single question about family history of illness, allergies or other conditions, or current treatment that may contra-indicate their advice or supplements that might do either of us harm or even kill us. There is a happy medium between medical science and holistic and non-western medicine. But, advising quakc cures, spreading misinformation about illnesses, vaccines and medical science is dangerous.. "Nutrition therapy" is a made up term and a BUSINESS. That's why every other thing on the NTA website has a "trademarked" symbol next to it. "Nutrition" is what all this is used to be called. And state licensed nutritionists and dieticians must go through real schooling from an accredited college or university to study it and pass a state board exam to get licensed to be allowed to work as professionals so they don't kill people. gee, all those supplements that your NTP happens to have available to sell you is awfully convenient? hmm.... what did they call this back in the day? door-to-door vitamin salesman!

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Posted by paleo_is_bs_too on 01/17/2017 at 2:50 AM

Re: “For Your Health

It sounds like there is confusion and misinformation about what an NTP does and does not do. We do not treat or diagnose disease, which I clearly state on my website. What we do, is make dietary (and sometimes supplemental) recommendations based on very thorough information we gather from each client. In the first visit, I spend 2 hours with each client asking extensively about their health history, goals, obstacles to health, etc. I use a 324 question Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire, a computer program and a unique set of functional tests to gather more information. I can also use Lingual Neural testing to determine if a particular supplement or food will be beneficial to that particular client. It's personalized holistic nutrition tailored to the bio-individual needs of each client. There is no one size fits all diet. Nutritional Therapy helps each person find a way of eating that is right for them.

By learning about our bodies and how to take care of ourselves we can prevent disease. If you look at the rates of diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, autism, etc. they are on the rise at an alarming rate. This is horrifying to me and I want to be part of the solution. The way I see it, we can't afford to not learn to take better care of ourselves. What we are doing as a society is obviously not working.

I found the NTP program to be an excellent program. The training is firmly based in the sciences of anatomy, physiology and nutrition. We were encouraged to think critically and for ourselves and encouraged to continue to learn and read the scientific studies for ourselves and draw our own conclusions.

No_quacks is correct, certification as an NTP doesn't qualify one to be a licensed nutritionist or dietician. In the state of Oregon it is completely legal to practice with the certification of an NTP. I would never claim to be a licensed nutritionist or registered dietician. I am proud to be an NTP and make a point to tell people that it is very different from those professions.

If anyone has further questions or concerns about Nutritional Therapy, feel free to contact me at I offer free 15 minute phone consultations for people to learn more and decide for themselves if Nutritional Therapy is right for them.

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Posted by Larissa Spafford on 01/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “For Your Health

I also am an NTP. I also have been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. I have worked from the ICU to Home Health care. I've "been around" the disease care system. I have NEVER seen or heard the beneficial information that I have learned from the NTA program. It has changed my own health, my families and the hundreds of clients that I have worked in ways that I could never have imagined. I HAVE frequently seen hospitals serving very poor quality food to patients. Diabetics getting sugar filled foods REGULARLY, no diet considerations for someone who has had a bowel resection, salt on the trays of patients with CHF; almost no nutrition teaching from half hearted dietician's who follow FDA guidelines (no regard to bio-individuality)- I could go on and on. As an RN, I may have suggested a patient avoid salt due to high blood pressure, but NEVER have I told them how to do that to be successful and MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW !!!! Food effects every cell in every tissue in every organ of your body. Let's all get on board to a nutrient dense, whole foods diet using traditional cooking methods and it would be a much better world.

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Posted by Anne Morrison on 01/18/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “For Your Health

I don't think any detractors here have anything against nutrition or healthy eating. But promoting the for-profit NTA and an un-regulated "profession" ? the NTA makes big bucks on their self-paced online course. hmm..."sandwich artists" at Subway take an online course also. I think they even get a certificate. They must be REAL artists!

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Posted by voice_of_reason on 01/17/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Sorry to See It Go: French Market Closes

Bring back riverside market!! I really dont like the way they were so anti the people at that business aka the locals who have lived there 3 time longer than any of their customers. Such a blatant act of gentrification and not a damn care about anyone who really would bring business to them. Good riddance.

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Posted by Patrick Hall on 04/05/2018 at 7:21 AM

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