A Better Night’s Sleep

Trouble Sleeping? RNM's Sleep Expert Lindsay Kluge helps you explore your sleep habits in order to improve your sleep quality. Here at RNM, it’s not uncommon for most people to mention sleep troubles as part of their overall health picture. Sometime’s a bad nights sleep is just an occasional thing, and other times it’s a chronic, on-going issue that may…

Four Common Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Misperceptions

“I’m so OCD about that” is becoming an increasingly popular phrase in which individuals are referring to their quirks, pet peeves and preferences as “their OCD.” While more than likely an innocent misuse of the term, referring to your alphabetical DVD collection or the way you prefer your laundry be folded as "your OCD” grossly misrepresents the seriousness of true…

Finding the Right Alternative Practitioner

  It’s amazing to think that many people will spend more time investigating an insurance broker or a contractor or a mechanic than they will when selecting a healthcare professional. Just as levels of training and experience differ within these professions, so too do they differ among the various medical and therapeutic specialties that exist today.  Finding the right alternative…

Homeopathy in The News

We here at Richmond Natural Medicine utilize homeopathy has one of our key modalities and wanted to shed some light on and clarify some information about homeopathy. Understanding Homeopathy Homeopathy is a practice of natural medicine that has been around since the late 18th Century and is rooted in the efforts of a German physician named Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Its…

RNM Talks Women’s Health

How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help With Women's Health Gender and aged based health issues must be understood and properly identified to be treated effectively. Just as childhood health issues are very different than adult health issues, so too are women’s issues distinct from those of men. There are many issues complicating women’s health issues, some of which are based in…

The Truth About Fad Diets

By definition a fad diet is any weight loss plan or product that promises results that seem too good to be true. We usually see an uptick in individuals reaching out first of the year wanting to explore "lose weight fast diets".  Perhaps they've read about a fad diet or heard a friend or co-worker's success story.  Fad diets are…

Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Making a positive shift through mindfulness... Mindfulness is a term that is popping up more frequently in everyday conversation, self-help blogs and research studies; and with good reason. Mindfulness, as defined by Psychology Today, is a state of active, open attention on the present. It embraces living in the present moment and taking in as much of the experience as…

Tips for Exercising during Winter

Exercising during winter when the days are short and chilly can be a challenge for most.  However, this is the precise time of year when we need to keep active and moving. Change Idling Into Motion: Waiting for a dish to warm in the microwave? - Do some countertop push-ups while you wait, demonstrated by Dr. Robert Mirandola here. Placed on…

Naturopathic Approach to Mental Health

The brain is an organ, and like any other organ in our body it can function less than optimally, causing us to notice symptoms. “It’s all in your head” is a phrase many of us have heard on one or more occasions; generally carrying a “get over it” or “you’re making that up” feel with its delivery. I’m writing to…

Methylation 101

What IS methylation? Dr. Leah Hollon ND explains methylation as, “a biological process that allows humans to make DNA. It is where a carbon molecule and 3 hydrogen molecules are put together to make CH3. Once these molecules combine then it allows a series of reactions to occur in the body. If the CH3 structure cannot be added to parts…