The team at nu will be moving to a TeleHealth platform as of March 24th, 2020 as strongly encouraged by the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians re COVID-19.

nuHealth CLINIC is CLOSED TO IN-PERSON contact until further notice.
However, we will remain 100% open for business at full capacity. In fact, we intend to take this opportunity to show up for you and yours in the best way we know how.

How will I visit with Dr. Neale?
Dr. Neale will be available via TeleHealth face-to-face OR phone visits. She can also FaceTime. There is no more important time to focus on your health then now. Your treatment plan and focus may need to adapt to present challenges. Dr. Neale is here to help you focus your best efforts while keeping an eye on the big picture. If you are experiencing financial hardship at this time please request a 5% discount on Dr. Neale's services at time of check out.

Will my visit still be private?
Yes, Dr. Neale will be in a private space (until further restriction, that private space will be her office in clinic) during the entirety of your visit.

What about my blood draw? Do I still come into the office?
No, we will be transitioning to mobile in-home (or on lawn or porch or patio) lab draws (phlebotomist will be in full PPE gear). Aim-to-Please Phlebotomy (our in-house blood draw service provider) has offered a discount on home draw service fees to accommodate nuHealth patients! Aim-to-Please will reach out to you directly to reschedule your in-office draw to an at-home draw. Dr. Neale strongly encourages you to keep focus on your health and follow the prescribed lab draw schedule as feasible.

How will I get my supplements and medication?
We will be providing curb-side pick up and as long as the US Postal Service still operates we will continue to ship! The door will be locked, but we will be "open" normal hours. PLEASE RING DOOR BELL and WAIT IN YOUR CAR. IF G is on the phone please be prepared to wait in your car for service. Just lay on your horn until she comes out. Just kidding, please don't do that. If you are experiencing financial hardship please request free shipping and a 5% discount on your supplements.

How will I get my Booch?
Curb-side pick-up of Booch will be available during normal business hours. PLEASE RING DOOR BELL and WAIT IN YOUR CAR. IF G is on the phone please be prepared to wait in your car for service. If the demand for Booch remains high we will continue to stock it! If you are experiencing financial hardship please request a 5% discount on your Booch. Booch is that important! We get it.

Can I still get my hydrotherapy treatment?
No. Not in person. If you have purchased a package rest assured it does not expire and we will resume treatments when it is again safe to do so. HOWEVER, we have adapted hydrotherapy to at-home versions. Please call G for instructions! She can send them to you via your health portal.

Any more specifics?
For more specifics please call the office and chat with G. By the time you call, we will likely have some specifics. If you have an appointment on the books we will reach out to you directly prior to your appointment to help you navigate the new TeleHealth visit platform. It's super simple. You'll receive an email with instructions, a few clicks and you are live face-to-face with Dr. Neale. Or, if you prefer, we can arrange your phone or FaceTime consult.

There will be emerging adaptations to follow.  When plans change by the hour, why have them? We will keep you updated.

We are able to facilitate COVID-19 testing if you have a presumed/known exposure and/or symptoms associated. We are also able to support you remotely, along side your other healthcare methods, if you are affected by COVID-19. We have put together SAME DAY COVID-19 consults, 15 mins in duration, for on-demand support if direction is needed as to what next steps you should take.

For more information (both anecdotal and scientific) and specifics on how to stay ahead of the health curve tune into our facebook page . We'll be updating it with information as often as feasible.

dr. neale's blog: squishy silver making
I don't run, as a general rule. I don't know why, it's just that running never appealed. I watch people run and wonder what has gotten into them. Don't get me wrong, I'd run if I needed to get away from someone or something, but even then I'd probably weigh the need vs. the expected demand for a few seconds. Its odd though, when I think on it. After all, I'm an animal and running is a God given function of survival.  

Yesterday, after reading too much news, I found myself on the base of a hill at Forest Park looking up wearing my nearest to running attire wondering what I was doing there. There went my legs, they were in motion, on their own accord. 

I managed an instant ache in my left side. The sun felt glorious and my lungs engaged with my oxygen rich surroundings in a way I had forgotten all about. I needed to make NO effort to distract myself from my side pain , my brain was suddenly in a drug-like state of focus and what happened next was a bit sci-fi. After about 30 mins (AND almost all at once) my grief washed over me, then alien like clarity flushed into my brain, and then I felt this internal power bubble up; you know it, we all have it inside, lying in wait, for its right moment, to come out. 

Answers were under my feet in the squishy mud .  I was squishing silver out of that mud and injecting it into my brain and heart making linings that shimmered paths forward.

E.U.R.E.K.A! NOW I get it, why people run!  I dared not stop.  

I went on to pass families hanging out, snapping sticks, talking to each other, unearthing sticks, counting minutes they were out, walking with sticks, asking if they should turn back, swinging sticks, not turning back, pointing with sticks, giving each other "good job" thumbs up, digging with sticks, laughing at each other, and taking pictures - of sticks.

It was like that Simpson's episode back in '82 where the power went out on a summer day, their video games stopped, and TVs when off, and all the kids went outside, rubbed the sun into their eyes and played. 

My lungs burned, my breath quickened and deepened, and I expanded. Not just my lungs either. I expanded in the - well - Biblical sense. I felt into the oneness that has brought all the world together in a collective effort to survive and to endure. For once we are all joined together in a common denominator. 

Its tragically beautiful. There is power in this pause. 

In these times we might ask ourselves...

"What would Lincoln say?" 

Maybe he'd say something like...

"It is rather for us, the living, to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take an increased devotion to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. That we here, highly resolve, that these dead shall not have died in vain and that this world - under God, shall have a new birth of oneness, and that connection - by the people, of the people, and for the people - shall not perish from this earth."

- Or -

"What would Elsa say?" Maybe she'd sing-say...

"Do the next right thing.

There is an old proverb discovered by chemists and borrowed by NDs, "like dissolves like." In this case, I'd apply that rule. If nature is here to challenge us, let's meet nature with nature.

If nature can make these powerful bugs, so too can it make a stand against them. It's an invitation to evolve. Nature is powerful medicine. Go unlock it.

For now, go use your lungs, outdoors, in the trees, together (yet kind of separate). Use them good and plenty. That is my best advice. 

Get fresh air.
Eat earth rich nutrients.
Eat good bugs.
Drink clean water.
Nature bathe.
Burn wood.
Play music.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Nadene Neale, ND