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…

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…

Nourishing the Gut Microbiome

If you thought your fingerprint was the most identifying thing about you  - wait until you dive into the vast expanse of your gut microbiome. The remarkable importance of our gut health as it relates to both disease and wellbeing is an area of medicine that’s only scratching the surface now, and amazing research is coming to light. The human…

Naturopathic Approach to Candida

Candida is one of the more common health afflictions seen throughout the US, with an estimated 40,000 cases reported each year. Candida, also known as Candidiasis, is a fungal infection caused by yeast overgrowth that usually reside in the intestines and can also spread to the skin, mouth and throat. The overgrowth of this yeast can lead to an array…

Detoxification: What it means and why COLOR matters!

We recently passed the second “detox” benchmark of the year: the first day of spring is a popular time to focus on cleansing and detoxing (right after the New Year, of course), and the arrival of spring is indeed a more appropriate time to do such a thing. With much more upward movement and energy, the body is now “waking…

Redefining your Health Narrative: Being an Active & Positive Participant in Your Health

It is not unusual for people to come and see a practitioner at Richmond Natural Medicine as their last resort. We welcome those individuals, and understand that when they walk in the door they often have a lengthy health story filled with confusion, unanswered questions, resentment, and understandably a sense of helplessness regarding their health and a feeling of disconnect…

When Eating Out: Healthiest Options To Look For

Going out for a delicious meal is such a privilege (especially here in Richmond where the food scene is unbelievably good). With incredible culinary variety, recipes, flavor and urges to try something new, it can sometimes be a challenge to stick with your dietary restrictions or stay “on the wagon” when you eat a meal out. It is important to…

How Vitamin D Affects Immune Health

We recently published a post about The Essential Roles of Vitamin D, and recent research suggests there’s even more to say about the role Vitamin D plays in our immune health. An analysis published in early February 2017 suggests that Vitamin D supplementation plays a moderate role in the prevention of colds and flu, and helps to reduce the risk…

Support & Self Care Practices for Caretakers

Mothers, fathers, children, siblings, care workers, grandparents, and even friends - so many step up to take on the care of their loved ones which can be both a loving act of self care devoted to another, and also an extremely depleting, exhausting and stressful undertaking over the long term. At Richmond Natural Medicine, we see an enormous number of…