Fall Back on Track!

It’s almost Fall which means back to school and back to our busy normal routines. There are school supplies to buy, kids sporting events to attend, and a myriad of holidays coming up.

This year why not take a little time for yourself too? Take care of yourself by resetting and normalizing your system. It’s been a long summer of fun and indulgence and sometimes we need a little help to get ourselves back on track!

Sign up for a 14 day VegeCleanse Detox program with Blossom!

Why do the VegeCleanse with Blossom?

-VegeCleanse is an easy way to recover and reset from a summer full of food and lifestyle indulgences

-This is a group detox, which means support, accountability, and daily inspiration

-Access to an exclusive wellness app to help you keep track of your detox

-Everything you need for the detox is individually packaged and ready to go to make it easy

-Meal Plans and Shopping Lists are included

-We are here to support you and answer any questions

Ready to get your health back on track?

Our group detox program begins on September 12.

Call us at 360-834-2732 to get started!

Adaptogens for Post Workout Recovery

Now that you’ve completed that strenuous athletic workout, marathon, bike race or mudder event, how can you enhance your post workout recovery naturally? The answer for many athletes is adaptogens!

Adaptogens have the ability to address:

Sports-related injuries

Muscle and endurance building

Overexercising

Stress

Top 3 Adaptogens for post work out recovery include:

Ashwaganda – Increases oxygen supplies throughout the body, aiding significantly in recovery.

Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Protects the body from physiological and metabolic damage caused by intense exercise. Brings the body back to a state of homeostasis.

Ginger and Turmeric – Powerful anti-inflammatories that aid in recovering from the pain and inflammation that go hand in hand with difficult workouts.

Want to read more about adaptogens and post workout recovery? Check out this great article from Organic India.

Ready to try some Organic India Adaptogenic Teas?

Come on in to Blossom today or give us a call at 360-834-2732!

ProLon – Fasting Mimicking Diet

Currently at Blossom we are offering 20% off ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diets. But what exactly is a fasting mimicking diet and is it worth it? A fasting mimicking diet allows you to take in specifically designed nutrients and calories while still convincing your body it’s fasting. So yes you get to eat real food and it’s all provided in your 5 day kit! The main mechanism at play during fasting mimicking is the speeding up of “autophagy” or cellular clean-up. The more cellular clean-up occurring in your body the better. Getting rid of “bad” cells promotes healthy aging and disease prevention. ProLon has been through rigorous scientific research and continues to be part of multiple ongoing studies. Fasting Mimicking provides most if not all of the same benefits of the more traditional intermittent fasting, without the side effects (fatigue, muscle loss, headaches).

Benefits Include:

Promotes Cellular Renewal – Rejuvenation

Supports Metabolic Health – Maintain Healthy Systolic Blood Pressure

Enhances Clarity and Performance – Greater Focus and Energy

Fat Focused Weight Loss – Lose an average of 5 lbs.

Want to go more in depth? Check out this great article!

Order your ProLon Kit today!

Want to receive 20% of ProLon + Free Water Bottle + Free Fast Bars + Online Coaching? We’ll even enter you in a drawing to win extra fast bars!

Click on the link below and use promo code “ProLon10

Questions? Call us today at 360-834-2732

Nettles for Seasonal Allergies

Did you know that taking nettles can be a great adjunct treatment for your seasonal allergies? Consuming nettles whether in tea, tincture, or pill form is great way to benefit from it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, and anti-allergenic properties. Many patients report that taking nettles daily during allergy season resolves their symptoms better than traditional allergy medications. Want to learn more about the science behind nettles and their effects on allergies? Check out the following article.

Nettle – Addressing Allergies Through Inflammation

Ready to try some DIY Nettle Preparations?

For the best information on harvesting and preparing different forms of nettle we recommend checking out Mountain Rose Herbs. Find out information on safety, when to harvest and how to harvest ethically. If worrying about harvesting isn’t your thing, Mountain Rose can provide you with many forms of nettle to work with. And bonus, they only provide ethically and safely harvested herbs. Check out their incredible blog post about nettles below!

https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/stinging-nettle-identification-benefits-and-recipes?hs_amp=true

DIY not your thing? Check out our Allergy Bundle!

We are currently offering our Allergy Bundle for 15% off. It includes AllerDHQ, RhinAllergy and Xlear Nasal Spray. AllerDHQ is a powerful allergy fighter and includes 200mg of stinging nettle extact.

More questions about how to treat seasonal allergies? Call Blossom today and make an appt. 360-834-2732.

You don’t have a weed problem, you have ingredients!

Spring Newsletter – Recipe Edition

Spring is in the air!

First off, we’d like to share a recipe that is decidedly spring! This recipe comes from local Seattle cookbook author Mickey Trescott. Dandelion greens are a lovely spring detox herb. You can find your own by foraging, or if you’re short on time check your local grocery store. As always if you are foraging for your own herbs, make sure you’ve correctly identified your plant! Make sure you have true Dandelion and not Hairy Cat’s Ear.

Dandelion Pesto
Author: Mickey Trescott
Serves: ½ cup

INGREDIENTS
1 large bunch dandelion greens
1 handful cilantro or mint leaves
½ cup olive oil (with an extra ¼ cup optional)
3 cloves garlic, peeled
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ lemon, juiced

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash the dandelion greens in a colander, removing any leaves or stems that are expired or wilted.
2. Place in a food processor with the herbs, olive oil, garlic, sea salt and lemon. Process until desired consistency is reached, adding additional olive oil if the mixture is too thick.
3. Use stirred into soups, eaten on plantain crackers, or mixed with stir-fried vegetables.

For more of Mickey Trescott’s recipes please check out her website by clicking the button below or come on in to Blossom for a copy of her amazing cookbook, The Nutrient Dense Kitchen. Happy cooking!

https://autoimmunewellness.com/

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So you are ready to get all culinary or medicinary with Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). Most of us grew up with a plethora of them around and we’re pretty sure we know what one is. But did you know that they are often mistaken with another plant named Hairy Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)? So how do we tell these two plants apart? How do we know we have true Dandelion? 

Dandelion Characteristics

-Flower stocks form from a basal rosette 

-One flower head per stock

-Stock is hollow and exudes a milky white substance

-Leaves are shallowly lobed or jaggedly toothed, smooth, and are NOT hairy

-Bloom earlier in in the year (Spring Months)

-Large light to dark brown taproot 

Hairy Cat’s Ear Characteristics

-Flower stocks form from a basal rosette

-Often multiple flowers heads per stock (branched)

-Stock is solid and exudes a more brownish milky substance 

-Leaves have rounded lobes and are thicker and HAIRY

-Bloom later in the year (Summer Months)

-Similar to but not a true taproot, fleshy

Need to read more? The very best book for plant identification in our area is Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Polar/MacKinnon

Dandelion
Hairy Cat’s Ear

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Kids Herbal Craft and Gift Night

Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo at Blossom for a fun evening making herbal crafts and gifts.

-Tuesday, December 10th
-6:00 – 7:30 PM
-Blossom Natural Health and Wellness
-Cost for one child and accompanying adult is $30. Adults who don’t have a child are welcome to come craft too if they want!
-Payment can be made ahead of time by calling or stopping in to Blossom. It can also be made at the time of class, but please give us a heads up if you are coming so we can be sure to have enough supplies.

We will most likely be making apple cider mulling sachets and pomanders. This will be just a fun craft night with not a whole lot of major info presented. If you need to come later than 6:00 PM that’s no problem at all, as we will just be crafting at our own pace. We look forward to another fun night with everyone!

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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