A Seasonal Newsletter from
Naturopathic Health Care
Amy Rothenberg ND & Paul Herscu ND, MPH

Spring 2019:
Spring has Sprung!
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Spring has Sprung!
 We’re happy to wake up to the chatter of birds, the morning sunshine on the spring-green leaves & the smell of the earth coming alive. When the blossoms sit heavy on our peach trees, when kale springs back to life in our little hoophouse, as days extenuate into long evenings with light slowly draining out of the day, we know spring is here to stay. We take a great big sigh that we made it through another winter. We draw energy from the season, shake off the cold weather doldrums and hop back to life! We hope you will have a healthy and peaceful spring, that you have the chance to spend time outdoors, doing the things you love.

All the best,
Dr. Amy (& Dr. Paul)
About Naturopathic Health Care
Update on the "Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen
by Amy Rothenberg ND

I wrote this piece for the Institute for Natural Medicine . Check out the INM FAQ series about naturopathic medicine here .

Springtime across the country is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. Many of us are recommitting to healthy lifestyle habits with renewed energy and dedication. Vibrant health begins with finding better work/life balance, finding time to exercise, and ensuring adequate sleep. But taking a look at dietary intake is also a central component. Choosing organic food, when available and affordable is one additional commitment to consider as you overhaul your personal health check list.

The Importance of Buying Organic

Over the past decades there has been a burgeoning of organic farmers, eschewing chemical fertilizers and working hard to build robust soil and rotate crops and incorporate novel approaches to pest control. We are all the beneficiaries of this dedication. In addition, there is now research to show that organic food production and consumption has potential benefits for human health.

To read the complete article click here .
Recipe: Breakfast Protein Muffins
This recipe was given to us by one of the most wonderful women in the world. She came before us and paved the way for naturopathic medicine in America, Cathy Rogers ND. The last time I saw Cathy, she gifted me with a batch of these yummy, nutritious treats! Enjoy!
From Cathy: These tasty muffins are high in protein and contain no grains. They are mildly sweet, with no added sugar. I like the combination below, and there are many variations – chopped walnuts pecans, blueberries, raspberries, lemon zest, unsweetened chocolate (chocolate nibs), different spices. Try what you like!

This recipe makes 10-12 muffins. I double this recipe and freeze the muffins in a storage container.

RECOMMENDED: Where we bring to light an organization, business or product we hope will make a positive impact on your community, your world, your life. 

Earlier this month, with the intoxicating smell of chocolate and other delectables, Paul & I had the great fortune to spend time with Melissa Berry, ND, owner and proprietor of Missionary Chocolates in Portland Oregon. Her compact and productive store front and factory is home to a wonderful vision and a luscious product.

From their website What started out as gifts for her vegan mother quickly became a company, as a few months later her dairy-free truffles won first place at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Portland, OR. This unexpected success changed what was a home-based kitchen experiment in chocolate into a thriving company. The Mission of the company has always been to build an inpatient, integrative healing center in Portland, funded by chocolate!

We hope you will check out this company and order some chocolates to savor and share!
Discount on Products from Emerson Ecologics
and Natural Partners
In an effort to make quality supplements more widely available, we maintain a virtual dispensary through our Naturopathic Health Care clinic featuring products distributed by Emerson Ecologics and Natural Partners.
We trust Emerson and Natural Partners as suppliers for high quality supplements, botanical medicine, and natural health/ beauty products. Wellevate is Emerson's online patient dispensary, and NPScript is Natural Partners'. Products we recommend and use in our clinic are listed, and you also have access to the full inventory of products sold.