Spring…Unfortunately for some, it’s allergy time

Spring has sprung! Unfortunately for some, this means it is also allergy time.  Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion and sore throat – all signs and symptoms of having allergies – can make it difficult to enjoy the beauty and rejuvenation of the Spring season. For those of you suffering with seasonal allergies, here are some tips on how to…

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.   When I was first introduced to Ayurvedic medicine in graduate school, I was immediately drawn to this system of therapeutic healing. It resonated deeply with me, and the more I learned about it, and the more I implement into into my…

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. Maintaining our energy levels with demanding daily schedules can sometimes be challenging. As a holistic practitioner, I often encourage my patients to focus on lifestyle factors before resorting to medications or supplements. If you’re having a hard time making…

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…

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 is a practice that is accessible to everyone.  Krishnamacharya once said, “If you can breathe, you can do…

Reshape Your Brain With Positive Thinking

When we shift our thinking towards the positive, we are able to see our challenges and failures as lessons as opposed to setbacks.  We are given the strength and confidence to persevere through tough times.   Worry, anger, and fear become replaced by joy, happiness, and compassion. "People tend to have a cognitive bias towards their failures, and toward negativity," says…

6 Simple Practices To Cleanse Your Home Of Negative Energy

It is time to clear your space if you or others within the home are feeling poorly for unexplained reasons, you have just moved into a new space, or a major life event occurred within your home.  Have you ever entered a space and felt the energy it held, whether positive or negative?  Or maybe walked up to a friend…

5 At-Home and Natural Remedies to Treat the Flu and Common Cold

Cold and Flu Got You Down? Are you feeling the fatigue, sore throat, body aches and other signs of having come down with the flu?  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 at-home and natural remedies to treat the flu and common cold.…

6 Tips for Maintaining Health in an Artificial World

Are your long days under artificial light getting you and your health down? Dr. Bridget Casey shares some tips for maintaining health in an artificial world. Advances in technology and the advent of post-industrial society have certainly had their benefits, but there are also some inherent drawbacks. One of the biggest downsides, which is actually quite a large topic, is the…

Antioxidant Rich Foods

Antioxidant Rich Foods:  What do they do? How to they help overall health? Where can you get them? A big buzzword in the food industry right now is “Super foods”. Everything from acai to wheatgrass to blueberries and maca. Foods that are built up to be these amazing little health savers, packed with super nutrients…and usually from far away places.…