Dealing with High Cholesterol using Nutrition & Herbs

Cholesterol production is one of the most basic and essential functions of the body and we all need a good supply of cholesterol to keep us in a healthy balance. Although we may instinctively think all cholesterol is a bad thing, this couldn’t be farther from the truth! We always need to strive for a healthy balance of everything in the…

Support & Self Care Practices for Caretakers

Mothers, fathers, children, siblings, care workers, grandparents, and even friends - so many step up to take on the care of their loved ones, which can be both a loving act and also an extremely depleting and stressful undertaking over the long term. At Richmond Natural Medicine, we see an enormous number of caretakers, each presenting with their own set…

Easy, Portable Herbs for Digestive Support for Work, Travel or at Home

Herbalist Lindsay Kluge shares her favorite herbal remedies to support your digestion this holiday season. The season of travel is in full swing and with travel can come some digestive uncertainty. One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is that when they travel, their digestion can become unpredictable, stagnant, uncomfortable and sluggish. It can take weeks for them…

A Simple Practice To Reduce Stress In Your Life

We can control how we respond to stress, but first we need to notice how we react. As we enter into December, it’s almost palpable how much stress people are carrying around with them. I can sense it in the way folks whizz through the grocery store isles, aggressively vie for parking spots, fidget in the lines of the post…

Four Circadian Rhythm Triggers : How lifestyle factors play a huge role in good sleep

When trying to figure out sleep imbalances, there are so many avenues you can take to track down the elusive source, and one of the main areas to look at is what may be triggering your circadian rhythm. Is it lifestyle factors that cause disrupted sleep? Or other underlying imbalances that cause lack of sleep? Or is is disrupted sleep…

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

This recipe is a staple in my fall and winter dinner rotation. I especially love this recipe because it packs in lots of vegetables, makes a large amount at one time - perfect for batch cooking on the weekends, and it’s filled with warming spices that warm you right up on the colder days. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1…

5 Ways to Introduce Ayurveda into your Health

Richmond Natural Medicine's Nutritionist Lindsay Kluge demystifies Ayurvedic Medicine and demonstrates ways to introduce Ayurveda into your health.   Ayurvedic medicine has been gaining more and more popularity in the west with the introduction of yoga (a sister practice of Ayurveda), and with the increase in popularity of Ayurvedic herbs such as turmeric, ginger, gotu-kola and tulsi (holy basil) to…

5 Ways to Counter Fatigue and Boost Energy

Feeling tired?  Richmond Natural Medicine's Nutritionist Lindsay Kluge shares helpful lifestyle tips that are sure to counter fatigue and boost energy. If you’re having a hard time making it through the day, sleeping through the night, or waking up in the morning, you’re likely to experience fatigue and low energy on a daily basis. There are several physiological factors that…

Addressing the multiple causes of Acne

In both adolescents and adults, acne affects nearly 15% of the US population, and the cause is often different for each person. It is most common that people presenting with acne, regardless of the actual cause, are often given conventional topical treatments that work temporarily but do not solve the underlying issue long term. Many people who try topical treatments…

Holistic Nutrition : Food as Medicine for a Lifetime

When I think of “Holistic Nutrition”, I think of more than just the food that we put on our plates. It is just as much a way of life as it is a way to eat. Holistic Nutrition encompasses mindful eating, making your kitchen a sacred and peaceful space, taking time to prepare foods, purchasing foods from good sources and becoming aware…