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Summer Skin Saviors

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Summer Skin Saviors ROOT WHOLE BODY JUNE 16, 2019 NATURAL REMEDIES,  ORGANIC FACIALS + CLEAN BEAUTY,  ORGANIC SKIN CARE 1 COMMENT The Summer sun can be brutal and wreak havoc on our skin, even in the often-cloudy Pacific Northwest! As we are spending more time outside this season, here are a few simple yet effective things you can do to …

The Power of Heat: Sauna, Hot/Cold Hydrotherapy, Teas & Salt Baths

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The perfect yin-yang balance of relaxation and invigoration The days are getting more and more chilly. You feel it in your bones. And after a long day at work, the thing you crave the most is a nice hot something. What is it about the power of heat that heals? Well, for one thing, heat increases fascial tissue elasticity. Your …

10 Tips to Prevent Illness Naturally

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From meditation to bone broth, DIY illness prevention made simple Last autumn, Naturopath Dr. Laura Wollman and Acupuncturist Jon Conant gave us their top 10 tips to prevent illness naturally, the best from Eastern and Western naturall medicine. This year, we offer you these tips and simple home remedies that help you keep sickness at bay. 1. Vitamin C: Many studies …

Traditional Medicine and the Changing Seasons

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Traditional medicines help us align with the seasons. We can learn a lot from the patterns of nature and the cycle of the seasons. For example, in Chinese Medicine and 5 phases/element theory, each phase is associated with a season (including late summer, the 5th season), along with foods and self care and activities that complement the patterns of energy …

The Importance of Digestion: Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We know that most of our friends at Root are well read about healthy practices like eating right, exercising and meditation. But as healthy minded people, we sometimes need some ‘ammunition’ to help our kids and our partners be on the same page. Holistsic nutritionist …

Fortify your Immune System Before Winter

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Winter is coming… …as the Starks from The Game of Thrones would say. Be prepared. While you’re still glowing from summer river runs and backyard BBQs, take this healthy dose of vitality you’ve received from the summer sunshine and keep that momentum going into the next few months as you fortify your immune system for winter. Adapt to the change …

The Power of Touch

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“To touch is to give life” Modern medicine recognizes that the power of touch simply makes you healthier. Consistent bodywork reduces stress, boosts our immune system and has a profound effect in our ability to stay connected to our ‘self’ and our fellow humans. And in our high tech culture, we may have to work harder to honor our innate …

Optimizing Pregnancy – a look at epigenetics and what it can teach us

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“It is those crucial 9 months of development that sets a course of health that has far reaching implications.” If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming, you may be getting all sorts of advice regarding what to do to have a healthy pregnancy. All the basics that you will learn from numerous pregnancy books and your midwife or obstetrician …

West meets East: 10 tips to prevent illness from our naturopathic physician, Dr. Laura Dr. Laura Wollman N.D. and acupuncturist Jon Conant LaC.

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“Give your immune health a good fist bump!” The best way to prevent illness during the change of weather is to make sure your lifestyle habits are in line with promoting optimum health and vitality.  This includes sleep, diet, exercise, stress reduction and others.  Naturopathic physicians are trained to help people remove what are termed “obstacles to cure,” essentially, what …

Myer’s cocktail: Sometimes your cells need a boost, too.

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Snail mail vs. E-mail – the difference between getting your vitamins intravenously vs. orally For the past several decades many practitioners in the alternative health field have administered IV nutrients to help patients with a variety of conditions. One such formulation has been used again and again, with great success. This preparation is commonly referred to as a Myer’s cocktail. …