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…

Supporting Oneself During Menopause and Thereafter

Are you nearing or experiencing Menopause?  Learn how to support yourself during this transition. Menopause is a significant physical and emotional transition period in one’s life, so it is important to give yourself permission to slow down and fully experience this change. Not only is the body changing, but often the lifestyle is changing simultaneously – whether it be with…

Stress Free Holidays

How is one able to maintain a sense of peace and calm amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  What is one to do when they feel like the holidays are getting the best of them? We live in a fast paced world where we are always on the go.    With the holidays right around the corner, things…

Naturopathic Support for Children with ADHD

From difficulties in the home to the classroom, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impacts the lives of many children as well as their caregivers. A naturopathic approach looks beyond the diagnosis- seeking to support the individual child with ADHD. The goal is to reduce ADHD symptoms as a result of enhancing the child’s overall level of health. The Role of…

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…

5 Natural at Home Remedies to Treat the Flu and Common Cold

Cold and Flu Got You Down?  While this is certainly no fun, it can be a good time to check-in and give your body some much-needed TLC. Here are some recommendations for natural at-home remedies to treat the flu and common cold. 1. Sleep – listen to your body and rest as much as you need! Allowing adequate rest gives your immune system…

5 UNEXPECTED Benefits of Yoga

The physical benefits of yoga may seem obvious, but there are also many unexpected benefits of yoga that prove to be quite transformational. Over the last few years, yoga has gained much notoriety and popularity-and for good reason!  First of all, this practice is accessible to everyone.  Krishnamacharya once said, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”  Breath control…

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…

Herbs for Seasonal Depression

Just as we have a circadian rhythm (approximately 24 hour internal body clock) that keeps us on track each day and night, we also have a circannual rhythm that keeps us in tune with the yearly seasons. This time of year we have some drastic environmental changes, like shorter days, much colder temperatures and often less sleep.  It’s important to…