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Centered Healing

Heal Your Gut
Reduce Inflammation
build Immunity

A nutrition methodology and lifestyle to support optimum digestive and immune health
by Centered Healing in Portland, OR

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Your gut knows you need this

Centered Healing Nutrition helps you understand the role of gut health in whole-body wellness.

Our gut is our center. It is the command center for our immune system and our enteric nervous system (aka the gut brain communication). It receives what we ingest on a daily basis, the raw materials that our bodies transform into the nutrients, hormones, and biochemical messengers that our cells rely on to operate optimally,  to heal from chronic disease and support us in health. Centered Healing Nutrition is a guided nutrition program and gentle detoxification system for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal, metabolic and autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances and immune support. It provides practical and effective foundations of nutrition to help you through every stage of life; solutions and preventative measures for the chronic health conditions we face today.  Symptoms and conditions that will benefit:
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue and Brain fog
  • PMS, Peri-menopause and Menopausal Symptoms
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Allergies, Sinusitis, Asthma
  • Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives
  • Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal pain and other Gastrointestinal Disorders.
  • Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Weight gain
  • Auto-immune conditions

Transform your diet and health with our 6-week guided nutrition program.

This 6 week guided nutrition program will give your body the opportunity to gently cleanse without juicing, calorie counting, meal substitutions or supplements. Eating real, unprocessed, nourishing, nutrient dense food brings results that will last. Mood swings and cravings disappear, aches and pains, complaints and ailments that drag you down each day wane, you stay satisfied longer, and provide the basis for healthy weight and blood chemistry. 

Based on both Chinese Medicine principles and Western dietary concepts, this program will bring you an opportunity to experience an in depth yet practical approach to nutrition, a way of eating that will empower you with the knowledge to do your part in influencing your health, through how you feed your body. 

6 weekly live classes with Q & A begin with 2 weeks of preparatory instruction to set you up for success for when you begin the 4 week eating plan. You will receive a manual with guidelines, recipes and meal plans, access to a closed and private Facebook group for accountability, community and inspiration, plus individual email support as needed. Those participating for the first time will have a 50 minute individual zoom consult with Helen prior to the program to understand your health history and current lifestyle, to ensure that this is a good fit for you and to prepare you for the program.

If you are looking for a lifestyle that will support you and your family and change your life, sign up now to get started! If you have questions about the program, please click here or see the FAQ below.


  • The anti-inflammatory diet
  • An alkalizing diet
  • Food combining
  • Fermented probiotic rich foods (gut health and the role of micro flora)
  • Supplement Protocols to optimize immune function
  • Supportive cleansing practices,
  • Theory of Chinese Medicine and eating according to the circadian and seasonal rhythm 
  • Strategies, practices, and eating habits to enhance digestive health and the immune system
  • The gut-brain connection – how our digestive health plays into mood based disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Various homemade pickles in glass jars on a wooden table, surrounded by fresh vegetables and garlic.

Is this program right for you?

This program provides a sustainable healthy plan which is suitable for most people. Check out the FAQs here.

What do I get?

6 Weekly Zoom Classes

200 page manual

recipes and meal plans

Private support group

E-mail support


Licensed Acupuncturist Helen Spieth, L.Ac, at Centered Healing in NE Portland, Oregon

About Helen Spieth L.Ac, M.chem

In her clinical practice, Helen specializes in Gastrointestinal disorders, the often concurrent autoimmune and metabolic conditions, and anxiety. Food as medicine is one of the foundations of her treatment principles. Her goal is always to educate and empower her patients to take an active role in their healing process as well as the prevention of disease. To this end, she has led hundreds of her patients through her uniquely designed group nutrition program over the past fourteen years. With a background in biochemistry, Helen blends traditional eastern approaches to the latest clinical research to help guide people out of the confusion of how to eat for health and vitality, in a sustainable way year round. The words that she frequently hears from participants are “life changing” .

Helen is passionate about Chinese Medicine and is committed to helping people find their best path to wholehearted health. She describes herself as a seeker, a guide, a teacher and a coach, with the goal of helping people rediscover their inner natural healing intelligence that lies ready to be awakened. Helen has a Masters In Chemistry from University of Manchester, UK and is a graduate of the Masters program in Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland OR and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of OR.

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