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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

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:
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!

Blossom Continues to Grow! Introducing Brooke Beck, N.D.

We are so happy to introduce Dr. Brooke Beck, N.D. to the Blossom family! Dr. Beck comes to us as a primary health care provider with a focus on gastrointestinal disease, mental health, diabetes, and pediatrics. She provides women’s annual exams, postpartum wellness, well child check ups, and alternate vaccine schedule consults. Dr. Beck specializes in naturopathic family medicine utilizing botanicals, classical homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and clinical nutritional counseling to treat her patients.

Blossom has been growing steadily over the past few years and we finally reached a point where additional help was needed in order to serve our patients. We conducted a thorough search and we are really excited we found Dr. Beck. The addition of a new provider allows us to keep wait times for appointments at a steady state. Dr. Beck will be available to those who want to get in more quickly or have an urgent need when Dr. Distante is unavailable.

You can find out more about Dr. Beck here.

To schedule with Dr. Beck, click here to goto our Appointment page, or phone Blossom at 360.834.2732.

NEW! Beautiful, Functional Local Hand-Thrown Pottery

We are thrilled to be adding some functional art to our pharmacy! We are now carrying hand-thrown pottery by John Kinder out of Bend, Oregon. We have everything from vases, bowls, platters, oil cruets and mortar and pestle to unique bird feeIMG_5976ders. Great for your home or as a gift, come check out this beautiful pottery.



Blossom Nominated for Best of Clark County!

We are thrilled to have been nominated for Best Naturopath of Clark County!
The voting period is going on now until February 28, 2016.

Love your doctor? Let everyone know!! We would love your support — you can cast your vote here:
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 23rd….stay tuned!

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