Metabolic Syndrome: The case of weight gain, hypertension, cholesterol imbalance and high blood sugar

What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. About 34% of American adults are estimated to have this condition.  It is also known as Insulin Resistance Syndrome or Syndrome X.  The risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome tend to occur together, but you must have…

Summer Skin Health

Certain herbs and oils are extremely healing to the epidermis and offer much needed moisture and nourishment to the strong yet sensitive organ that is the skin. Between the months of June - September, we often always see an increase in skin related issues including eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and (of course) insect bites and rashes. The summer heat and perpetual…

Naturopathic Approach to Cardiovascular Health

How can naturopathic medicine help with cardiovascular health?  There is a big question with a big answer! The answer is big not because there of the many herbs, nutrients, homeopathic remedies and lifestyle interventions that naturopathic doctors have in their tool kits to help cardiovascular health, but because it involves us having you do something powerful. We ask you to check…

Using Homeopathic Remedies To Support Seasonal Allergies

Your unique seasonal allergy symptoms can be matched up with a unique homeopathic remedy to help you find deep relief. Homeopathic remedies are different than herbal medicine, supplements and lifestyles therapies. Homeopathic Remedies versus Over-The-Counter Medication Are you one of the 20 million people who have been diagnosed with seasonal allergies in the past 12 months? (1) Seasonal allergies are…

Comparing Herbal Medicines, Homeopathy, Natural Supplements and Pharmaceuticals

There are several different ways one can go about supporting certain health issues, including the use of herbal medicine, homeopathy, natural supplements and pharmaceuticals. How do you know which may be the best option for you? Dr. Taylor Pagano, ND and our nutritionist and herbalist, Lindsay Kluge, guide you through the differences and benefits of your options. Using Herbal Medicines: Herbs…

Gentle Detox Foods + Herbs for Spring

One of the biggest areas we can support as we enter Spring is our digestive system. RNM's Lindsay Kluge shares her favorite detox foods & herbs for spring. The body likes to transition slowly - from resting to waking, from low energy to high energy, from emotion to emotion, and especially from season to season. It’s during the seasonal shifts…

Practitioner Picks: Favorite Holistic Health Resources

The practitioners at Richmond Natural Medicine share their top picks and favorite holistic health resources that have been in their libraries for years. Have you ever wondered what your natural health practitioners are reading to stay up to date and learn more about nutrition, natural medicine and holistic living? The practitioners at Richmond Natural Medicine share their top picks and favorite…

Naturopathic Approach to Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction, although not uncommon, does not need to go untreated. Naturopathic medicine can readily address many common sexual concerns and issues. Sexual practices and preferences may vary by individual, but it’s safe to say that for most people, a healthy lifestyle includes a healthy sex life. Unfortunately, for many people this is not the case. There are many issues…

Supporting Endometriosis the Natural Way

Endometriosis affects 10% of American women of childbearing age and up to 90% of women with infertility. It is one of the main causes of infertility. Learn from Dr. Micah Allen about the natural approach to Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial cells, the cells that make up the lining of the uterus, travel outside the uterus to other parts of the…

Top 4 Herbs For Allergy Relief

At Richmond Natural Medicine, we use holistic therapies, keeping in the mind that sometimes allergies affect people differently. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, then you already know that allergy season is upon. If you’re lucky enough to live here in Richmond, VA, then you also know that Richmond ranks #1 as the…