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Herbal Skin Care Class Tuesday 6/19/18

Join Herbalist Brianna Ford for her next informative and fun botanical medicine class. Gain a good knowledge of herbal skin care options. This class will cover types of herbal skin care – lotions and creams, appropriate plants for herbal skin care, and equipment needed for making products. Participants will try herbal skin care products in class and make 2 products to take home. Students pay the instructor a $5.00 materials fee at class.

Washougal Community Education Class #: 3005-18
Date: 6/19/2018
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Washougal H.S. – Staff Lounge:
Instructor: Brianna Ford
Price: $20.00


How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Men’s Health?

***June is Men’s Health Month!***

Five key lifestyle changes can add up to 12 years to a man’s life, according to a new Harvard study. But unhealthy lifestyle habits, less frequent screening, and late treatment for preventable chronic diseases all result in men dying at greater rates than women from causes including heart disease, diabetes, accidents, and cancer. Naturopathic doctors can help, with a unique, accessible approach to men’s health. They focus on natural, non-prescription therapies, patient education, and lifestyle changes. Here is new information that will help your readers understand how naturopathic doctors help address men’s health.

Naturopathic Medicine: 100 Frequently Asked Questions. A NEW series covering everything you want and need to know about naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine. This FAQ series is helping to educate and inform patients, consumers, and build awareness and credibility for the profession.

Thanks to INM Institute for Natural Medicine and AANP The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians  for this content.

Why is “Doctor As Teacher” a Principle of Naturopathic Medicine?

Good communication with your doctor is better for your health! Naturopathic doctors prioritize empathy, connection, and sharing of relevant information. Learn more in this new FAQ.

Having a clear understanding of a treatment plan and strategy leads to better compliance. Studies show that non-compliance to doctor recommendations is epidemic, and it can lead to ineffective treatment or further health concerns.

Questions about naturopathic medicine? Fins answers here: “Naturopathic Medicine: 100 Frequently Asked Questions” is a series of facts covering everything you want and need to know about naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine. This is a service provided by  The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Institute for Natural Medicine.

Camas Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair 2018

Join us in beautiful, historic Downtown Camas on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM for the 21st Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair! 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 …

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May is Women’s Health Month!

An estimated two million U.S. women reach menopause every year. But many begin to experience an array of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms long before menopause. Naturopathic doctors use a whole-body approach to address perimenopause symptoms and to strengthen the foundation of a woman’s health so she can thrive through the changes. Here is information that will help you understand how naturopathic doctors help women thrive during perimenopause.

Questions about naturopathic medicine? Here are answers: “Naturopathic Medicine: 100 Frequently Asked Questions” is a series of facts covering everything you want and need to know about naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine. This service is brought to you by The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Institute for Natural Medicine. In the latest FAQ, learn about how naturopathic doctors help women in perimenopause.  Click here to read this FAQ and others in the series.

These 5 healthy habits could help you live a decade longer, study suggests

Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by following these five healthy habits: never smoke, maintain a healthy body-mass index, keep up moderate to vigorous exercise, don’t drink too much alcohol, and eat a healthy diet.

Adhering to those five lifestyle factors at age 50, compared with not adhering to any of them, was associated with 14 additional years of life expectancy among women and 12.2 additional years among men in the study, published in the journal Circulation on Monday.
There’s huge gains to be had in our health and longevity by following these simple changes in our behavior patterns. We can all do this!

Eat Your Herbal Medicine! Class Tomorrow Night (Tuesday 4/24/18)

Join Herbalist Brianna Ford for an evening of fun, learning about incorporating medicinal herbs into everyday foods. Learn types of foods that herbal medicine can be added to, appropriate plants for herbal foods, and equipment needed. Participants will try herbal foods in class, and will make herbal medicinal foods to take home.

Class is available through Washougal Community Education and Recreation. Sign up online at Cost $25 (Pay when you register $20 fee and then students pay the instructor a $5.00 materials fee at class)

Tuesday April 24 6:00-8:00 PM Washougal High School – Teacher’s Lounge. Ages 16+

Straws Documentary Free Viewing at the Camas Library on Monday!

Earth Day 2018 is Sunday April 22. The Earth Day 2018 Campaign is: End Plastic Pollution.  Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health! Earth Day is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

In honor of this year’s Earth Day campaign, two local women – Geri Rubano and Alicia King, and the Camas Public Library have teamed up to present a free screening of the award-winning documentary STRAWS. Directed by Linda Booker and narrated by Oscar winning actor Tim Robbins, the 33-minute documentary highlights the environmental impact of plastic straws and seeks a new path forward with sustainable straw alternatives.

The free documentary screening is open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, at the Camas Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

For more information about the documentary, visit To learn about plastic straw dangers, visit, or Some sustainable alternatives to plastic straws include and

The EWG 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce is here

The 2018 lists are here! Visit to download and learn more about pesticides on produce.

  • Most conventionally grown produce contains pesticides, EWG’s guide lists low- and high-residue foods
  • Recent studies suggest eating high-pesticide produce can affect fertility

All adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. With EWG’s 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides.

Many shoppers don’t realize that pesticide residues are common on conventionally grown produce, even after it is carefully washed or peeled. EWG’s analysis of the most recent tests by the Department of Agriculture found that nearly 70 percent of samples of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues.

The USDA tests found a total of 230 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples analyzed. EWG’s analysis of the tests shows that there are stark differences among various types of produce. The Shopper’s Guide lists the Dirty Dozen™ fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, and the Clean Fifteen™, for which few, if any, residues were detected.

It’s Time to Vote – Blossom has been nominated again for Best of Clark County!

We are honored once again to have been nominated for Best of Clark County for Naturopathy in the Health and Beauty Category! We love what we do and are so proud to be a part of such a wonderful community. Please take the time to cast your votes for us if you feel so inclined, as well as all the other local Downtown Camas businesses you love. Voting takes place March 18th – April 1st. Winners are announced May 20th. You can vote here