Get Outdoors Pain Free: 20 Tips for Summer Injury Prevention

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By Dr. Daniel Agosta, DC With warmer weather and longer days here, getting active outdoors is a great way to stay fit and improve mental health.  That said, when we move our bodies in ways that are new, or that we just haven’t done in a while, injury can happen.  Even seasoned athletes and regular hikers, runners, bikers, surfers, and …

Home Remedies For When You Over Do It

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Sadly, Summer is coming to an end and the weather will slowly be changing to a cooler temperament. This means less outdoor activities, but more opportunity to take care of your body and nurse any injuries or strains you may have acquired from all your Summer fun! What To Do When You Overdo It: Below are 4 suggestions for at-home …

Got Allergies? How Cupping Complements Acupuncture for Immunity and Detoxification

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  April showers bring May flowers…and sneezes. Tree, grass, and pollen allergies run rampant in the spring months, leaving us more likely to be found in the pharmacy aisle than the great outdoors. Fortunately, a complementary form of Chinese medicine called “cupping” can help combat allergies, support detoxification, and boost immunity.  what is it? Cupping is a form of non-invasive …

Redefining your Yoga Practice: Life Lessons from the Mat

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By Jeannette Sager, Yoga Instructor at Root Whole Body In the years that I’ve been teaching yoga full time, my personal practice has dwindled. . .and died. It wasn’t even a slow fade – one day I had a yoga practice, and the next day, I didn’t.   It’s not difficult to describe the reasons why a yoga teacher would neglect …

What is Whole Body Health?

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Whole Body Health is a 360-degree view of one’s health, acknowledging the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual factors in a person’s ability to thrive, not merely survive. At Root, we support the journey to total health & wellness by focusing on what we refer to as the Four Pillars of Whole Body Health. FOOD as MedicineHealth starts here. What we …

Fire Cider DIY, Your New Go-to-Tonic & Power-Packed Elixir

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Fire Cider (Adapted from Mountain Rose Herbs) Sometimes the best medicine is the kind you can make at home. Root Community, meet FIRE CIDER, your new go-to-tonic and flavor booster for cold and flu season. Fire cider is, as the name implies, a pungent, power-packed elixir used to prevent or shorten colds and the flu. In traditional Chinese medicine, many …

One Digestive Trick You Need to Know Before Holiday Feasting

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‘Tis the season of overindulgence (for many of us at least). Before and after your next holiday feast, think about adding digestive bitters into the mix. As the name implies, digestive bitters are a mixture of bitter herbs used to promote healthy digestive function and disperse accumulation of food, “dampness,” and “heat” in the body. These accumulations can cause us to feel heavy, …

Preparation Tips for International & Holiday Travel

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Whether you’re traveling across the country or just across town this holiday season, these tips from our Naturopath, Dr. Nicole Killian, will ensure the time you spend with your loved ones is happy & healthy. Keep reading for immunity support, digestion, natural first-aid, and more Please consult with a healthcare provider about your specific allergies, constitution, and conditions before starting …

Keep your family healthy this season

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    With Summer coming to an end and Fall quickly approaching, we are all getting back into our groove of scheduled life and activities. Students are back in school, flu season is creeping around the corner, seasonal sports are starting up, etc. With all the daily hustle and bustle, it is easy to forget about our overall health and …

Tastes of the Season at Root Cafe

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Tastes of the Season at Root Cafe At Root, one of our four key pillars of health is food. It’s no secret that food is medicine– what you feed your body has a huge impact on your overall health and happiness. Our NW cafe offers an array of dishes can be prepared vegan, gluten-free or you can add a protein such …

Root Providers Now Taking Health Insurance

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Dr. Katherine Walker, ND Naturopathic Primary Care Physician Blue Cross Blue Shield American Specialty Health Network Providence Health Plans Aetna  HealthNet  Moda Health  Cigna  United Healthcare Optum Health Dr. Seth Means, DC Chiropractic Physician Blue Cross Blue Shield (coming soon) American Specialty Health Network (coming soon) Providence Health Plans (coming soon) Aetna (coming soon) HealthNet (coming soon) Jon Conant, LAC …