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…

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…

Sustained Energy : Herbs to Support Your Cortisol Rhythm

At Richmond Natural Medicine, we are always looking at how your circadian rhythm is functioning on a daily basis and what lifestyle and environmental factors are influencing that rhythm over time. Everyone has likely noticed how their energy comes and goes throughout the day. Some days you may have loads of energy with some to spare, while others may leave…

Dealing with High Cholesterol using Nutrition & Herbs

We always need to strive for a healthy balance of everything in the body, and cholesterol is no exception. Cholesterol production is one of the most basic and essential functions of the body, and we all need a good supply of cholesterol to keep us in a healthy balance. Although we may instinctively think all cholesterol is a bad thing,…

5 Herbs to Support the Nervous System

The majority of people can always use some support buffering stressful situations, and herbs are so helpful to support the nervous system long term. One of the largest areas of health related disease and imbalance today stems from stress. Chronic stress is something we have a serious problem with (especially in this country), and we’ve set the bar way too…

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…