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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 http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/community-education-and-recreation/ 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 strawsfilm.com. To learn about plastic straw dangers, visit blueocean.net, strawlessocean.org or thelastplasticstraw.org. Some sustainable alternatives to plastic straws include aardvarkstraws.com and ukonserve.com.

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

The 2018 lists are here! Visit ewg.org/foodnews 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 http://bestofclarkcounty.com/

Blossom Natural Health and Wellness nominated for Best of Clark County

We are humbled and honored to have been nominated for Best Naturopath of Clark County!

Love your doctor?
Let everyone know!!
We would love your support — you can cast your vote here:
http://bestofclarkcounty.com
Check out all the other wonderful Downtown Camas businesses on this list – support our local community!

Thanks so much in advance.

Winners will be announced March 26th…..stay tuned!

Blossom Natural Health is Hiring!

It comes with great sadness to announce that our office assistant has decided to pursue other interests. As such, BNHW is looking for a qualified applicant to fill her role.

As this position is our first point of contact, we are in search of an individual who possess and maintains a positive, friendly, client-first attitude. You must be detail-oriented, organized, outgoing and highly motivated. We are looking for someone who thrives on making our patients feel welcomed and valued, & is interested in a long term position growing with our practice.

A full job description / posting can be found here. If you [or someone you know] is interested in this position and would like to become a part of the Blossom family, we would love to hear from you.

Spring Break Abbreviated Hours

Dr. Distante & Dr. Beck will not be seeing any patients over the spring break holiday — but we will have some abbreviated hours for medicinary ordering/pick-up. Best bet would be to phone the clinic [360.834.2732] to coordinate. If it is an urgent matter, please seek acute care or dial 911 – whichever is appropriate. We will return your call no later than Monday, April 11 when we return to the office with normal business hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding & hope that you have a chance to spend some time with family and friends!