Dr. Elise’s two-week program is simple and easy to follow. It is not a fast, but an elimination diet, which includes 3 meals a day and is appropriate for omnivores and vegetarians alike. Participants are fully supported by Dr. Elise with an introductory class* and individual appointments to personalize the experience.
The benefits of the cleanse are many. There is no better way to shed those extra winter pounds, banish the afternoon energy slump or reduce your susceptibility to spring allergies.
It’s so easy to get lost in the daily routine of life as we’re running around from point A to point B and rushing to point C. Doing what we need to do, day after day, as we’re simultaneously trying to knock off things on the never-ending to-do list. Sometimes we just need a break. A mental break. Continue reading →
As I count the days to DAY 19 on my cute 28 to Great barre3 calendar, I am impressed with myself but also acknowledge how hard the last few days have been. I’m tired. Despite my B vitamin shot last week with Dr. Elise, all of the great sleep I have been getting from the meditations I have been doing, and all of the amazing food I have been eating at home, I am just plain tired. Running a business, seeing 20+ patients a week, raising two amazing children and supporting/loving a husband, takes a lot of work. And a bundle of energy.
Today I took a rest day. There were multiple times when I *almost* ran errands or sat down to do administrative work, but I made an effort to stay home and do relatively nothing. And I am going to eat a big fat steak tonight. I consider myself an intuitive eater and that is what my body wants. Give me steak or hear me Roar!
An Early Reveal of a “Before” Picture
Ok, so let’s get to it. I can’t believe I am about to post pictures of myself in a sports bra. Continue reading →
contributed by Liz Richards, L.Ac., owner of Blossom Clinic
I started out the New Year on a roll. I engaged in what I call Cyber Purging: I blocked a person on facebook who continuously posted negative diatribes that verged on paranoia and I unsubscribed myself from nearly 40 emails lists that clogged my inbox. I was so inspired by this that I decided to challenge myself to greater physical and mental health in 2013.
I am an acupuncturist and live a relatively healthy life, but I have recently slipped into some bad habits and my sleep has been terrible. So I decided to challenge myself to even greater health in the New Year. In this series of blog posts, I will take you through my month-long effort towards sustainable change. Continue reading →
To start off the New Year, we would like to introduce our new staff members that have joined the Blossom Clinic team as well as all of the new blossom babies born in the month of December! Continue reading →
Contributed by Dr. Elise Schroeder, Blossom’s wonderful Naturopathic Physician
B vitamins are essential nutrients that our bodies use for many processes from head to toe. B 12 in particular is vital in the production of red blood cells, the function of the nervous system and DNA production. Continue reading →
Blossom Biz Shout Outs are a series of heartfelt blog posts covering local businesses in the health, fitness, food, and fashion industries. This is my review of Shop Adorn, a clothing boutique in Portland, Oregon with a fabulous online store.
Imagine this: It is January 1st and you just recently celebrated a great year with your small business. Just a few months earlier you moved into a new retail space with everything you ever dreamed of including a custom countertop hand-made out of rows and rows of pennies. Your customers are awesome and your online store is growing. You go to sleep with dreams of another wonderful year only to wake up to Continue reading →
Blossom Biz Shout Outs are a series of heartfelt blog posts covering local businesses in the health, fitness, food, and fashion industries. This is my review of barre3, a full body 60 minute workout that combines the best of yoga, pilates, ballet, and modern fitness physiology.
“Once your physical core gets stronger, the rest of your life will naturally follow suit.”
I had this thought as I walked out of the barre3 studio and into the glorious sunshine last week. Continue reading →
Where did you come up with the name “Blossom”? Blossom has a special connotation to me personally as a women’s heath practitioner. Being a woman is all about transformation and growth Continue reading →