Choosing the Right Herbal Practitioner

By Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN Over the past several years, I have talked to hundreds of people who are interested in taking herbal medicines and even working with an herbalist, however they have a strong hesitation for three big reasons: There just aren't many herbalists (if any at all) in their area; There are absolutely no regulations about who can…

Fish oil: Do the Benefits outweigh the risks?

By Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN I can almost guarantee that anyone who goes into a grocery store, picks up a packaged, processed and otherwise unrecognizable item off of the shelf and takes it home for dinner will at one point (at least subconsciously) ask themselves, “Do the benefits outweigh the risks?”  We have a lot of blind faith in…

Probiotics: Listen to your Gut

Probiotics are hugely beneficial in shaping who we are, how we respond to the world, and how our health is affected by these billions of tiny bacterias residing in the gut. 90% of your immune system is in your gut! Therefore probiotics are KEY in maintaining a strong immune system for several reasons: They form a protective layer within the intestinal…

Herbal Adaptogens: Sustainable Energy

More often than not, many of my patients can benefit greatly from the powerful healing of herbal adaptogens. One of the most common complaints I hear from people is that their energy just wont get them through the day. They’re either struggling to get out of bed in the morning or hitting a mid-day slump that is nearly immobilizing during the…

The Incredible Potential Of Herbal Healing

May is national herb month! This means we get an entire month devoted to bringing our awareness to the time honored tradition of herbal healing and practice. These days, having an herbalist in every town is few and far between, so the benefits of working with herbs as your medicine may be foreign to many people. As an clinical herbal…

RNM’s Nutritionist Lindsay Kluge Shares Her Favorite Spring Recipes

Spring is one of the most dramatic shifts that we see not only in nature, but within our own body. There is an increasingly powerful upward surge of energy as we come out of a long hibernation time, and enjoying all of the delicious, fresh produce and color that the spring season has to offer is one of the many…

Digestive Bitters – Spark your Digestion!

Do you ever wonder why eating a salad before a meal is so popular? It’s a long-standing tradition that eating some greens before the main course can aid in digestion, but how does that work? Traditionally, salads were made of bitter greens like dandelion leaves and wild edibles which when eaten in even small amounts can really spark the digestive…

Herbal allies for sleepless nights

We all know there are ten or twenty great herbs for sleep, but how do you pick the right one? Which one of these herbal allies is right for your personal sleep issues, whether it’s falling asleep, staying asleep or calming your dreams? I have a great love and fascination for sleeping and the physiology of circadian rhythms. Sleep is…

The Nutritionist Table: Thoughts on Sugars and Sweeteners

Which sweetener option is right for you? Every so often, I like to do some research on major food groups/trends and see what’s new in the literature. Recently (in the past 5-10 years), our society has had quite an infatuation with sweeteners and what the new best product on the market is. It seems like every year something “better” and…

Gifting the gift of Health

By Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN  Every holiday, I see folks scrambling to find gifts at the last minute, or hard pressed to find something for the person who has everything. Most of the time, it’s an impulse buy or something not so special for the cat to knock off of the dresser. Ultimately, most gifts given are not meant to…