A Nutritionist’s Take On Supplements

Not every population or demographic can obtain all of the nutrients that they need from their accessible food source alone, and that’s when supplementation can be beneficial. For about 5 years, I worked in the supplement industry of small health food stores learning the in’s and out’s of hundreds of different formulas and manufactures. At first, this was a job to tide me…

6 Ways To Incorporate Medicinal Herbs Into Your Daily Routine

Often when we think of “medicinal herbs”, we might think of capsules, or pills or supplements, but traditionally our plant allies and herbal medicines were just part of our daily life, and we used them preventatively in our day-to-day routines. There are so many fun ways to use medicinal herbs that are both effective for preventive (and acute!) health issues,…

Nutrition Tip: Eat 5 Different Colors a Day

With color comes naturally occurring nutrients, and in a whole food form, these nutrients are abundantly accessible and absorbable for your body to utilize. Spring/Summer brings an abundance of new produce, all with amazingly bright colors and nutrients. I know that juices and smoothies are really popular this time of year, and I would also encourage everyone to try eating…

Whole Body Cleansing with Food & Herbs

Looking to cleanse and detoxify your body with your diet? Lindsay Kluge, Licensed Nutritionist at Richmond Natural Medicine, shares details about her upcoming Whole Body Cleansing with Food and Herbs class. By Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN Every day, our organ systems go through a complex and thorough ritual of clearing and cleansing in order to stay properly filtrated and functioning. With a…

Food Based Sweeteners Versus Processed Sugars

Learn the Important Difference between Food Based Sweeteners and Processed Sugars When I talk to people about the concept and selection of sugars in their diet, it’s almost always an eye opening conversation. Sugars are often seen as the ultimate “bad” foods, to be avoided at all costs and the contributors to many diseases such as diabetes and impaired glucose regulation,…

Stocking Your Pantry for the New Year

Looking to eating healthier in the new year? Lindsay Kluge, Licensed Nutritionist at Richmond Natural Medicine shares 6 Tips for Restocking Your Pantry for The New Year   January is one of the best times of year to discard things in your house that are no longer serving you and start the new year with a fresh palette. Over the…

A Better Night’s Sleep

Trouble Sleeping? RNM's Sleep Expert Lindsay Kluge helps you explore your sleep habits in order to improve your sleep quality. Here at RNM, it’s not uncommon for most people to mention sleep troubles as part of their overall health picture. Sometime’s a bad nights sleep is just an occasional thing, and other times it’s a chronic, on-going issue that may…

Proper Dosing With Herbal Medicine

Most herbs will function quite differently depending on how much or how little you take.  Hence proper dosing will affect how your body responds. One of the most common questions I get from people is why a particular herb didn't work the way it was “supposed to”. They may have read on the internet that an herb has a particular…

May Recipe Roundup

April showers bring May flowers...And fresh, colorful produce perfect for cooking lighter dishes!  Please enjoy my May Recipe Roundup as much as I have. Carrot & Chamomile Soup This is one of my creations, inspired by a past trip to the United Plant Savers in Ohio. 2 cups carrots, chopped (4-5 medium carrots) 1/2 gala apple, seeded and chopped 1/4…

How to Purchase Herbal Products and Supplements

When purchasing supplements and herbal products from the health food store, there are often a lot of questions surrounding efficacy and potency (along with reputability of brands and also standardization) that consumers face in the supplement aisles. Every few months, there are reports that “random” supplements were purchased from various chain stores and tested for their labeled ingredients, all too…