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, …

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 …