Naturopathic Cancer Care – Long Term (Not Just Pills and Quick Fixes!)

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with cancer, you may feel bombarded by the number of resources out there. And it can be challenging to decipher the most important choices to get you feeling better. But the most important part of a plan should be implementing a care plan that is person specific. Thus, naturopathic doctors…

Postpartum Depression

Bringing new life into the world is a miraculous ability of the female body. The time around birth can be joyous and exciting.  Can you imagine this time also being full of feelings of overwhelm, fear, fatigue, and depression? Fortunately you are not alone, the majority (up to 85%) of new moms experience some level of postpartum baby blues. And…

Sleep Soundly: A Comprehensive Workshop on Achieving Restorative Sleep

Richmond Natural Medicine will be hosting a comprehensive 2 hour class on how to achieve restorative sleep naturally, presented by Dr. Bridget Casey, ND, Lindsey Wrable, RYT500 and Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN. Difficulty sleeping is one of the most common areas of imbalance in the United States, and there are many, many causes that contribute to poor sleep and…

Low Oxalate Diet – The Basics

Oxalates have gradually gained more attention in health news recently and the practitioners at Richmond Natural Medicine have been working with and researching them extensively for patient care. A Low Oxalate Diet is one that reduces foods that are high in oxalates. Oxalates are a chemical compound naturally found in many foods including some “healthy” foods that people feel inclined…

How Trauma Makes an Impact on Health

Healing from any illness is a process, as such is healing from trauma. Whole System Health Overall health and wellbeing is based on the integration of a number of lifestyle areas.  Including not only our physical body, but also our environment, social interaction, occupation, sense of love and belonging, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as a history of hardship…

Tips for Finding Credible Health Information on the Internet

One thing this world doesn’t have a shortage of is information to be found. But, many people can be overwhelmed, confused, conflicted and/or scared due to “research” they find online.  Is the source offering credible health information?  Can I trust what I am reading? As a supporter of people educating themselves and taking control of their health, I find myself…

Staying Nourished During Outdoor Activities

With longer days and warmer weather, more and more people are spending the day outdoors, and it’s important to be mindful that the summer season requires a considerable amount of awareness in terms of replenishing our body. Mid summer is the most physically active time for many, and there’s hardly a more exciting time for outdoor activities. What the body…

Functional Medicine Versus Naturopathic Medicine

Learn the differences and similarities between Functional and Naturopathic Medicine... What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated…

Transitioning to a GLUTEN FREE diet

No matter what the ingredient, taking anything out of your diet that was otherwise a staple can be challenging, and gluten is no exception. Whether due to a recent allergy, celiac diagnosis, general digestive issues or simply being more conscious of your overall health, there is a huge influx of people within the past 15 years who have chosen to…

Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, an osteopathic doctor,  following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the…