Transformation can happen in 60 days. Where do you want to be come March?

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In 60 days, we can get you back on your journey to be the beautiful, healthy being you were meant to be. writing assignment At Root, we view our journey toward health as a marathon, not a sprint.  True transformation and life-long change begins first with this awareness and gentle guidance to get you there.  We invite you to join us on …

NEW: (C)Lean Up! Detox Programs with Barbara Birke

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There is so much to celebrate in life!  But, sometimes a season of splurging, parties and sleeping in late (if we're lucky) can lead to a slump.  We feel fatigued and filled to the brim with party fare–all those cookies and cocktails, ugh.  Time to clean up? Check out our new (C)Lean Up! Detox Programs with wellness and nutrition consultant …

Taming the Urge to Eat More Chocolate in the Office

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Everyone loves a good article about chocolate, especially when it’s reporting research encouraging chocolate consumption.  However, this time of year, many of us are doing our best to keep our minds off of chocolate.  Why must someone bring sweets to the office every single day of the holiday season?  Well, according to an article in Science Daily, after even a …

The Cupping Method to Detox and Remove Cold Symptoms

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When you think of ‘cupping’, you probably think of holding something. In this case though, cupping is an ancient Chinese method of detoxification which also carries benefits like getting rid of cold symptoms, relieving aches and pains, and helping you to feel more energized. It is completely non-invasive, easy, and very relaxing and can be done right alongside acupuncture for …

Take Time for Taking Child’s Pose

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Why does a time as sparkling and exciting as the holidays have to be so stressful?  Our bodies are still dealing with a season’s windy change and now we have planning, baking, traveling and partying to do.  It’s a joyous time, sure.  But it’s a time of headaches too.  I’ve already found myself in child’s pose several times in each …

The French Know How to Motivate

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The French do a whole lot of things right.  Bread, cheese, shoes, and films to name a few.  They also know how motivate people.  Or so it seems from this ad for Contrex, a bottled mineral water.  I mean, look at those women go.  I don’t usually get quite that excited about my workout.  But then, I’ve never had the …

Attitudes of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  A time of harvest feasting and family meetings, a day for dressing down, board games, fireplace chats, or long walks counting colors in the leaves.  This year, thanks to the encouragement of yoga teachers at Root and their reminders to breathe in with gratitude and out without expectation. (thank you, Nikki!)  And, strangely enough, to times of …

What is Acupuncture and How Can It Help Me?

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For a long time, it was hard to sort out the good acupuncture from the bad acupuncture and the media was largely to blame. Fortunately, a public push in more knowledge about healing methods which go beyond the western frame of reference has resulted in acupuncture becoming not only accepted, but widespread.  However, you may only think of acupuncture as …

Running Barefoot Back to Our Roots

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This fall, The New York Times published an article that may cause us to not only rethink running, but everything we’ve been told by shoe manufacturers for the last forty years.  In his article, The Once and Future Way to Run Christopher McDougall discusses the reemergence of running on the ball of the foot, the way humans had run for …

The Gift of Gratitude

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I’m sure most of you would agree that expressing gratitude is a good thing to do.  And you might even suppose that gratitude is beneficial for your health.  But now, the scientific evidence is in.  The Huffington Post recently reported that several scientific studies have shown that the expression of gratitude increases not only general happiness, but pro-social behaviors such …

Introducing Unlimited and Group Acupuncture

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Acupuncture has been an important practice for healing and maintaining good health for thousands of years.  Scientific studies to determine exactly how acupuncture works are ongoing and becoming more common.  Recently, The Royal College of General Practitioners reported that two studies in the British Journal of General Practice have shown that patients, “perceived a wide range of positive effects and …

Health for the Holidays: Gluten-Free Tart Crust

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Is there someone on your Thanksgiving guest list who can’t have gluten?  Are you trying to give it up yourself?  Never fear!  Elana’s Pantry comes to the rescue with a great Gluten-Free Tart Crust recipe.  Almond flour and coconut oil are the keys to making a successful crust filled with healthy fats and protein.  Fill it with a Thanksgiving treat!  …