Warming Socks: A Natural Way to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

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By Dr. Nicole Kilian, ND, LAc Feeling that familiar tickle in your throat? Why not try a pair of cold wet socks? Warming socks, as they are known in naturopathic circles, are the application of damp cold socks to the feet before bed. Their purpose is to increase blood flow and circulation to the feet. Most patients find this recommendation disconcerting at best, but they can be a …

Top 10 Oriental Medicine Tips to Support Your Immunity

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By Dr. Jon Conant, LAc Even if you’re embracing the ‘yin’ spirit of winter, you can still have a weakened immune system due to various illness spreading from those around you. So, how can you best support your immunity during this time? I’ve rounded up my top ten tips drawn from oriental medicine to get you through the season. 1) …

Start the New Year Right: Tips for Realistic Goal Setting

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By Casey McCullough, LAc 2020. This is a big one folks! New year, new decade which may (or may not) mean new year’s resolutions for many of us out there. You may see a million resources about how to execute specific goals, but I’m here to give an list of tips that have helped me to create goals and a …

Why We Cleanse: Reboot for the New Year

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By Dr. Katherine Walker, ND Without even realizing it, we are all being exposed to a myriad of chemicals or ‘toxins’ from our food, our environment, our skin care products and even our tampons!   Compound that with poor digestion or sedentary lifestyles and the body can quickly get overloaded or overburdened with trying to clear out what the body doesn’t …

Why the People of Finland have as many saunas as televisions: regular sauna reduces the risk of many diseases by up to 50% according to recent study

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What do we offer at Root Whole Body that is shown to improve your healthy lifespan, enhance your mood and brain function, as well as significantly reduce your likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dementia?   A recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) showed significant benefits of regular sauna use for cardiovascular health.  The study followed …

6 Simple Strategies for Winter Cold & Flu Season

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As the weather turns cool and we spend more time indoors in close contact with others, viruses and bacteria causing cold, flu and other illness thrive. Thankfully, there are plenty of natural-first approaches you can take to be prepared, to stay resilient and feel your best this winter. 1.    Urgent Care for those seeking a natural-first approach. Natural medicine is …

The Pursuit of a Good Night’s Sleep: 10 ways to get the zzz’s you need.

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Sleep deprivation is similar to alcohol intoxication in how it impacts our ability to function. 50 to 70 million people in the US suffer from one or more sleep disorders and it’s no wonder. Only 21% of Americans get the recommended seven to eight hours sleep each night. The number of distractions and lifestyle choices that interfere with healthy sleep …

12 Signs You’re Under Too Much Stress + Natural Solutions for Relief

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Stress is pretty unavoidable these days. It’s how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand, or stressor, such as exercise, work, school, significant life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Simply turn on the TV, check your email or voicemail, or scroll through your Instagram feed – it’s all rife with stressful news.   Not all stress is …

7 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Body for the Fall Season

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With the approach of fall, Mother Nature begins the transition from the high energy summer season of bright, warm, longer days to a winding down, signaled by falling leaves, shorter, darker days, cooler weather and a general downshift in the cycle of life. This seasonal shift isn’t limited to a change in our natural environment, but also has a profound …

Glow-Food: Jumpstart skin repair with more raw foods

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  Want vibrant, glowing skin? What you eat is just as important, if not more important than the products you use on the surface. Our skin is a window to our health. And the foods that promote healthy skin also promote a healthy body overall. Here are a few suggestions to achieve a glowing complexion: Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water …

Root Whole Body Voted Best Facial In Portland, Oregon 2019

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The competition was stiff but Root Whole Body came out on top! Over 65,000 people took part in the Willamette Week Best of Portland campaign to identify the best in class business over a variety of categories. Root Whole Body was nominated for Best Facial and….we won! Integrative skincare at Root takes a Whole Body approach, considering overall health, lifestyle, …