Detoxification: What it means and why COLOR matters!

We recently passed the second “detox” benchmark of the year: the first day of spring is a popular time to focus on cleansing and detoxing (right after the New Year, of course), and the arrival of spring is indeed a more appropriate time to do such a thing. With much more upward movement and energy, the body is now “waking…

Reshape Your Brain With Positive Thinking

By Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Instructor "People tend to have a cognitive bias towards their failures, and toward negativity," says Matthew Della Porta, a positive psychologist.  It is human nature to seek out the negative.  In some instances, this way of thinking can protect us, but more often than not it can be unhealthy to regularly dwell on the…

We’re Moving to Provide a More Healing Environment

Richmond Natural Medicine will be relocating to the Book Bindery Building at 2201 West Broad Street in August As many of you may have heard, our current location at the Hill Davis Building on Kensington Avenue has been slated for demolition this Fall to make way for a new apartment complex to be completed in 2016. Thus we have been…

Nutritional Therapies for Cancer

“Prevention through diet and lifestyle has a crucial role to play in stemming the tidal wave of cancer that we are facing” —World Cancer Report, 2014 Cancer, as a collective entity, is the single leading cause of death in the world today, with some 8.2 million deaths per year resulting from cancer related dis-eases (according to the Union for International Cancer…

What in the world is Lymphatic Massage?

We are so glad you asked! Lymphatic massage is a type of potent massage therapy that is often overlooked. The lymphatic system lives right under the skin and serves as a slow highway system to provide nutrients, blood and oxygen to the entire body. Thus, lymphatic massage is great for so many things. Lymphatic massage is easy to learn and you can do it for…

Digestive Bitters – Spark your Digestion!

Do you ever wonder why eating a salad before a meal is so popular? It’s a long-standing tradition that eating some greens before the main course can aid in digestion, but how does that work? Traditionally, salads were made of bitter greens like dandelion leaves and wild edibles which when eaten in even small amounts can really spark the digestive…

Herbal allies for sleepless nights

We all know there are ten or twenty great herbs for sleep, but how do you pick the right one? Which one of these herbal allies is right for your personal sleep issues, whether it’s falling asleep, staying asleep or calming your dreams? I have a great love and fascination for sleeping and the physiology of circadian rhythms. Sleep is…

The Nutritionist Table: Thoughts on Sugars and Sweeteners

Which sweetener option is right for you? Every so often, I like to do some research on major food groups/trends and see what’s new in the literature. Recently (in the past 5-10 years), our society has had quite an infatuation with sweeteners and what the new best product on the market is. It seems like every year something “better” and…

Gifting the gift of Health

By Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN  Every holiday, I see folks scrambling to find gifts at the last minute, or hard pressed to find something for the person who has everything. Most of the time, it’s an impulse buy or something not so special for the cat to knock off of the dresser. Ultimately, most gifts given are not meant to…

Traveling with Food Allergies

  Traveling with your food allergies can be a tricky task, especially when you’re confronted with lots of new foods at the table of family and friends. Tis the season for lots of food, family gatherings and plenty of travel time!  It’s best to prepare ahead of time and allow yourself plenty of time to search for ingredients or chart your…