Summer: The Season of Fire

Penned from the desk of Lauren Oeschli, Spring's wise acupuncturist: The ancient Chinese recognized that specific energetics – or Elements – manifest most strongly in a particular season. We experience the Fire Element most fully in summer, when the emergent energy of spring heats up and expands to its maximum potential, when buds mature into [...]

How to Make a Collaborative Care Model Work for You

Tips from Dr. Noelle Butler, who specializes in treating patients with chronic disease and cancer, on pursuing Collaborative Care -- Breathe. Allow yourself to process the shock of diagnosis. Take time to get a second opinion if necessary. Find a balance between gathering resources and taking action about your care. I often see patients that miss the [...]

A Kid-friendly Food Story

A kid-friendly food story from Megan Ulrichs, Spring's Nutrition Consultant... I was recently visiting my nieces in Arizona where we spent the weekend on softball fields screaming and cheering and crying tears of pride over 8 and 9 year olds giving it their all. Yes I was there to be the cool aunt of course…which [...]

Gaining Your Health Back with Josh Overcash

We all experience a different reality based on our past experiences, our beliefs, and filters of how we see the world.  This reality is actually a perceived reality, and no two people experience it the same.  Our beliefs about the world affect our physiology and by changing our perceptions and beliefs, we can profoundly shift [...]

Eat Your Sunscreen: Shield Your Skin from the Sun with Food!

Protecting your skin from the inside out is a great excuse to eat the rainbow this summer! A safe sunscreen (like zinc oxide) is your best bet when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. But did you know that you can increase your skin’s resistance to damage, aging, and even cancer [...]

Try on your Awe Glasses

Awe brings us closer to the beauty and wonder of life and away from all that holds us back.  In the present moment, becoming aware of awe makes it impossible to be truly depressed, angry, or lonely. It can be easy to experience awe when in the presence of a natural wonder like a Giant [...]

Megan’s Top Five Fruits and Veggies for Vibrant Health

1.Dark Leafy Greens: Kale, Chard, Spinach, Mixed Greens, Dandelion Greens, Romaine, Arugula Good Source of: Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, lutein and zeaxanthin, calcium, magnesium, potassium Healing Benefits: Alkalizing to the body which helps ward off cancer. folic acid is great for brain health. Antioxidants, lutein & zeaxanthin are excellent for eye health, disease [...]

Naturopathic Support for Cancer Patients

Dr. Noelle Butler shares with us her insights from Continuing Education -- In April, I attended an excellent lecture by Kim Madson, PharmD, BCPS titled, “Overview of Chemotherapy Agents and Side Effect Management."  She reminded me to support my patient’s digestive tract, cardiovascular health, and immune system.  I also was reminded of my patients' physical experiences [...]

Spring: The Season of Wood

Penned from the desk of Lauren Oeschli, Spring's wise acupuncturist: As the days become warmer and lighter, nature awakens from her winter slumber and begins the process of birth and renewal. The Wood Element - a surge of rising energy - now bursts forth in new buds, new sprouts, new life. Wood is the energy [...]

Getting Ahead of Your Seasonal Allergies

Are you tired of seasonal allergies getting the best of you and taking your summertime fun away? This is a common occurrence. People are needing to take anti-histamines or even asthma medication to just barely survive the allergy season. Wouldn't it be nice to alleviate these symptoms for good? There is a solution. It's not [...]