Golden Milk and Reishi Hot Chocolate Herbal Class 11.6.19

Herbal class is back! Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo for this fun and tasty class. We will be discussing the benefits of both Golden (Turmeric) Milk and Reishi Hot Chocolate. One is great for inflammation and pain, while the other is great for deep immune building. We will be making samples of both to take home and of course trying some in class. Yum! We will have both dairy and non-dairy milks in class for any allergies we have.
Cost: $30
Please contact Blossom 360-834-2732 to register in advance so we know how many people are attending.

Date: Wednesday November 6th 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: Blossom Natural Health

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Annual Camas Plant and Garden Fair

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Hope you are enjoying the summery weather. The annual Plant Fair is today. Everything for your yard and garden in charming Downtown Camas!
Saturday, May 11th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Held the day before Mother’s Day, each year the plant fair draws in thousands of people to enjoy and explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by our dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, entertainment, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas all add to the community experience. Come make a day of it!

Visit the Plant Fair website http://cwplantfair.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/CamasPlantAndGardenFair/ for all the info!

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Voice your choice! Vote for the Best of Clark County

Voice your choice! It’s that time of year again – vote for your favorites in Clark County. We are honored and humbled to be nominated again. Please vote for us and any of the other fine businesses of our lovely town that are on the list. Go Camas! https://bestofclarkcounty.com/

Vote for your favorites NOW through April 21st!
Winners will be announced in The Columbian’s Best of Clark County special section publishing June 30, 2019. https://www.columbian.com/contests/best-of-clark-county-2019/#//

Children’s Herbal Class Fri 4/26/19

Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo for a Children’s Herbal Class!

Brianna will teach an herbal class for children on Friday, April 26 from 5:00 to 6:30pm. We will be making 2 medicines to take home and putting a special focus on the mint family of plants.

Cost will be $30 for one adult and child. If anyone would like to bring more than one child, the cost will be $15 per additional child. Class will be for children 5 years and up. Since class is close to dinner time, please feel free to bring snacks. 

Class will be held at Blossom Natural Health and Wellness in Camas. If you are interested in signing up please call us at 360-834-2732 or email us at office@blossomnaturalhealth.com. You can also visit us in person at the office. 

ProLon: 5 Day Fasting Mimicking Diet

Introducing ProLon: the world’s 1st and only 5 day Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). Experience a total reset in just 5 days. From weight loss to stem cell-based regeneration, you can do this! It’s an easy-to-follow program that has everything you need to renew from within for a better you!

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* Reduce visceral fat while maintaining lean body mass
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* Help maintain healthy levels of metabolic markers
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If you’re interested in learning more, please call the office to schedule a consultation.
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Eat like a nutrivore!

Mickey Trescott’s new book The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen: 125 Autoimmune Paleo Recipes for Deep Healing and Vibrant Health is available at Blossom!

In The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen, Mickey teaches you everything you need to know about eating like a “nutrivore.” You’ll start with a comprehensive tour of nutrients that are essential for both optimal health and deep healing, with handy charts to help you identify which foods contain them in varying amounts. You’ll also get an overview of Autoimmune Protocol details, some creative ideas for affordably sourcing the highest-quality and most nutrient-dense ingredients, and tips for setting up your kitchen to cook whole foods. The centerpiece of The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen is Mickey’s impressive collection of flavorful, approachable recipes that comply with the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocol—no grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. If you are looking for a practical, approachable resource for the Autoimmune Protocol that places nutrient density at the core, look no further than The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. Mickey’s recipes and guidance help you set yourself up for success without sacrificing time or flavor.

February Herbal Class: Herbal Oxymels

Announcing our next herbal class Herbal Oxymels taught by herbalist Brianna Gallardo.

Tuesday February 26th 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Blossom Natural Health

What is an oxymel? Oxymels are a very classic, old medicine, with documented origins all the way back to 400 B.C.E. They consist of herbs, vinegar and honey. A simple and affordable way to make medicine and a great way to get the benefits of herbs without using alcohol for extraction. Not to mention, tasty!!
Cost is $30.00
If you are interested in attending please call at 360-834-2732 or email at office@blossomnaturalhealth.com

Herbal Tea Blending Class at Blossom

Our first herbal class of 2019 is coming soon! Mark your calendars. Herbalist Brianna Gallardo will be teaching an Herbal Tea Blending Class at Blossom on Tuesday January 29th from 6-7:30 PM.

This will be a fun evening, learning about the process of herbal tea blending. You will discuss the general mechanics of blending a tea, infusing vs. decocting, and where to purchase high quality dried herb material. You will make two tea blends to bring home. You will also sample teas in class.

The cost is $30. If you are interested in signing up please call Blossom Natural Health and Wellness at 360-834-2732 or email us at office@blossomnaturalhealth.com. You are also welcome to come in and visit us in person at 415 NE Birch St. Camas, WA 98607
We look forward to seeing you! Come have fun with us and blend some tea!

3 Tips To Doing Detox Right

 

 

 

 

Thinking about a detox? Now is a great time! Harness the energy of the new year, get off to a clean start. Read on for useful tips on how to do it right.

Here is a thoughtful blog post from Dr. Deanna Minich, an internationally recognized health expert and author with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine.

Nowadays, detoxing is on everyone’s mind, especially when living in increasingly toxic environments and experiencing negative health effects.

If you think that a detox might be right for you, there’s a way to do it right and ensure you are safely achieving the results you are looking for.

Here are three easy tips to keep in mind to make the most out of your detox:

  1. Do it at least twice a year. Your body is always detoxing—nonstop, 24/7—but it may not be doing it in the most efficient way because of nutrient deficiencies, stress, and even genetic factors. Based on my experience, I believe people can benefit from doing a dedicated detox protocol twice per year at the change of seasons (typically in March/April and in September/October). These types of detoxes will be a bit more rigorous than a gentle daily detox and should involve dietary changes, as well as the inclusion of specific supplements and some lifestyle changes. They may also be 10 days long for those who are relatively healthy or 28 days for individuals who require a more thorough inner “reset.” In addition to the biannual detoxes, I also think it is helpful to do some daily detoxing by eating your best, taking supportive nutrients, and reducing your stress to the best of our ability.
  2. Ensure proper nutrient intake. There is a common misconception that a detox must be a stringent fasting regimen. Often, it is associated with intermittent or complete abstinence from food or the consumption of fresh juices in place of food. What many people do not realize is that proper detox is just the opposite—specific nutrients are required to effectively eliminate toxins.Most people, even when eating a healthy diet, undoubtedly have some degree of nutrient insufficiency or deficiency. The degree of detoxing required is limited by the required nutrient that is in the lowest amount. Therefore, it is essential to get a complex array of macronutrients—like protein, carbohydrates, and fats—as well as vitamin and mineral cofactors—not to mention the protective, antioxidant phytonutrients. Taking shortcuts to detox by not accounting for nutrition will only short-circuit your detox pathways, so it’s imperative that you are taking the right supplements in combination with a nutrient-dense diet.
  3. Choose a safe detox. There are a variety of so-called detox methods available—everything from the extreme fasts to juice fasts to eating specific foods and taking certain supplements. With so much on the market, it seems like everyone has a detox program to tout. But they are not all equal, and some may not be adequately, scientifically formulated to provide appropriate nutritional support for your body’s metabolic detoxification pathways. Some may even be unhealthy and lead to negative symptoms.With that in mind, an appropriate detox may also provoke some changes in the body that could lead to subtle symptoms, like causing a bit more tiredness or discomfort from caffeine withdrawal. Unfortunately, many detox programs haven’t been researched extensively. Just last year, Drs. Klein and Kiat published a review of detox diets in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.[i]Their findings suggest “there is very little evidence to support the use of these diets.”Fortunately, the Clear Change Program from Metagenics is based on researched protocols with actual human subjects. Some research studies on these protocols have even been published in the scientific literature.[ii] [iii] They are not only shown to be safe, but effective, too.

In summary, if you feel tempted to try out the latest detox program, keep this checklist in mind. It’s designed to help you know how often to do a detox, the importance of targeted nutrients, and, most of all, how to ensure your chosen detox is safe and based on good science.

[i]Klein AV, Kiat H. Detox diets for toxin elimination and weight management: a critical review of the evidence. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2015 Dec;28(6):675-86. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12286. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

[ii]Lamb JJ, Konda VR, Quig DW, Desai A, Minich DM, Bouillon L, Chang JL, Hsi A, Lerman RH, Kornberg J, Bland JS, Tripp ML. Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 Mar-Apr;17(2):36-44.

[iii]Bland JS, Barrager E, Reedy RG, Bland K. Altern Ther Health Med. 1995 Nov 1;1(5):62-71.