Tea-Making Ritual: Why It’s Worth Getting Yourself a French Press

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  How to make tea with a French press The ritual of brewing tea is part of its “medicine.” You measure the herbs, add the boiling water, steep, pour the cup, inhale its goodness and wait for it to cool… before even taking the first sip. You can feel the liquid’s gentle warmth and energy. The ritual and sensory experience …

4 Must-Have Tea Blends For Cold & Flu Season

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  Fall & winter are a natural time to get back into a comforting practice of drinking tea. Make the most of your cup with these go-to blends for cold & flu season.  Drinking tea is a comforting experience… and it can also be a humbling one: After all, you are literally drinking in the life force of a plant …

6 Simple Strategies for Winter Cold & Flu Season

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  From natural urgent care to herbs to bone broth… DIY care made simple Weather in the Portland metro area this past summer reached the levels of toxicity similar to the worst pollution in Beijing – resulting in obvious respiratory issues, including congestion, coughing and irritation, as well as invisible damage from foreign particular matter absorbed into the system like …

Healthy Lung 9-1-1

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Detoxify from summer smog & wildfires and the dry, dusty fall… and fortify yourself for Fall Cold & Flu Season.     This summer’s air quality was on par with Beijing. Whether you’ve had a dry cough rattling around, distress from fall allergies, or even fatigue… These can all be symptoms of respiratory distress. The rains may have come, the …

How to Detox from Wildfire Smoke 

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  With the recent fires in our beloved Columbia Gorge, covering our city with smoke and toxic irritants, the whole body clinic team at Root previously sent out a public health alert on what to do naturally and at home to mitigate the effects of our smoke-filled skies.  Still, folks are now dealing with the lingering effects which can sneak …

OREGON AIR QUALITY ALERT: Natural Ways to Prevent Negative Effects

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  The Oregon wildfires have left us, and our community asking for guidance regarding this public safety issue. As we grieve the damage and loss of our precious land, we may also personally begin to feel its physical and emotional impact. Wildfire smoke is an irritant to the respiratory system and inhaling this mix of particulate and gases for prolonged …

How Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna Stimulates Cellular Healing

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  Simply put, the infrared sauna warms you from the inside out (on a cellular level), and the traditional sauna (our complimentary community sauna) warms you form the outside in. While the heat of a traditional sauna is an external heat that’s felt mostly in the skin, lungs and in increased circulation, the experience of infrared sauna feels many report …

Root Yoga & Movement Studio Schedule

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  Root Whole Body offers a variety of classes, instructors and movement modalities – all grounded in mindfulness…. and provide a safe and permissible environment for you to explore and deepen your connection to you. Different classes will appeal to your body and mind at different times. Our dynamic schedule and skilled instructors are here to support you in your …

Introducing Whole Body Health

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  because health & vitality should be simple A Google search on “How to prevent heart disease” returns 57 million search results. “How to prevent cancer” yields 65 million. “How to stay healthy” brings up 275 million. The world has amassed a staggering (if not overwhelming) body of knowledge and practice for how to live long, happy and healthy lives. …

Feel More Whole: Focus on the 4 Pillars of Whole Body Health

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  What does it mean to be whole? To some, it means feeling never in need, lack or want. To others it’s about finding balance, internal ease, energy flowing freely without stagnation. For others still, it’s about overcoming pain, discomfort or illness and being restored to good health and vitality. Achieving a sense of wholeness happens when we feel completely present and …