Telemedicine Appointments: Video Conferencing with our Clinicians

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What is Telemedicine?  Definition: The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Root Whole Body and Dr. Katherine Walker have started a Telehealth HIPAA compliant system using Zoom Video Conferencing that keeps us connected and compliant with appointments. We specifically started this system in order to continue care for our long distance patients and now with the spread of …

Rooted in Health – Coronavirus: Prevention

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To our Root community: Obviously, everyone’s talking about the coronavirus. It’s probably difficult to know what’s valid – and relevant – for you and your family.  Here is what we know and what we can do. Facts: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. All the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week …

7 Foods That Will Boost Your Immune System

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By Dr. Nicole Kilian, ND, LAc Protecting our immunity is a key goal of many patients during the winter. Foods that help the immune system are often requested, but it is important to keep in mind that no single food will keep you from getting sick. Rather, focusing on eating healthy, resting, and reducing your stress will have the biggest impact. With that said, the foods below …

How to Prevent Bodily Pain from Work

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One of the most common places I hear my patients talk about experiencing pain, whether it is in their neck, back or shoulders is during or after work. This is true even, and some times more frequently, from office jobs. Many of the physical, labor intensive jobs have on the job training that reviews or teaches proper lifting techniques to prevent injury. Office …

Where to Start with Weight Loss: Tips from a Naturopathic Physician

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A recent interview with Dana James, the author of The Archetype Diet, revealed THE weight-loss equation:  Weight change = food + movement + hormones + inflammation + gut microbiome + sleep + medication + genes + unexpressed emotions + shame  I completely support this methodology; if anything I would have to add one modifier: + stress.  When it comes to sustainable weight …

How to Minimize Winter Stagnation in the Body

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This time of year can be difficult for many of us. The days are cold and damp, the nights are long, and many of us feel a plummet in our motivation to do things that make us feel healthier. Stagnation sets in, mentally and physically. But just like the spring flowers push through the soil, you too will get through. Here are …

Self Compassion is Self Care: Loving Yourself this Valentine’s Day

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Hearts, cupids and chocolates, oh my! Tis the season where the world at large conspires to focus us all on our external relationships. However, with so much love in the air, why not focus some of that love internally? Self care is a buzz word in the media. However, in the name of self-care, there is a lot of negative self talk. Whether it is our weight, lifestyle habits, …