Healthful Musings by Dr. Raina Lasse, ND

Healthful and mindful living tips and tricks from Dr. Raina Lasse, ND - we want you to love living well.

How Can Craniosacral Therapy Support Your Health?
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Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch bodywork technique designed to promote your central nervous system’s innate ability to adapt to trauma and stress. It’s especially helpful for anxiety, depression, digestive distress, chronic sinus conditions, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addressing the emotional underpinning of chronic dis-ease. Because when trauma and dis-ease take root, our capacity to respond withers.

How Nature Changes Your Brain
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It’s pretty clear that hiking can feed your mind, body and spirit but did you know it can actually change … Read More

Treat Heartburn Naturally
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Heartburn has plagued us all at one point in time or another. We think back on what we ate and … Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
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Benefits and Tips for Using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): ACV, when taken regularly, will improve digestion and mineral absorption, which … Read More

5 Tips for a Successful Cleanse
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Five tips to keep in mind when doing cleanses: 1. Keep your blood sugar stable. Poor blood sugar regulation can … Read More

5 Meaningful and Heartfelt Gifts to Give, Anytime
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Giving thanks. Giving hope. Giving happiness.  Giving someone a gift, especially a gift that we’ve put a lot of thought … Read More

7 Easy Tips to Manage Your Digestion
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In light of the holiday, I thought you could use a few tips on how to keep your digestion healthy … Read More

7 Ways to Face Your Fears & Conquer Them
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Fear is something natural that lives inside all of us. The difference is all in how to are able to … Read More

Almond Butter Cups
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Almond Butter Cups Cooking Time: 40 minutes Yield: 24 cups Dark Chocolate Shells 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp. … Read More

Broccoli & Potato Soup
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Recipe from the New York Times This is not your average broccoli soup. Instead of merely boiling the broccoli to … Read More

3 Routines to Transition into Fall
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tran·si·tion noun 1. Uncomfortable ends met by new beginnings. 2. The way the Universe gives us the lessons we need … Read More

Chia Seed Pudding
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Enjoy this tasty, nutrient-rich snack for breakfast, dessert or in-between! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk Unsweetened 1/3 cup Chia Seeds … Read More

Raw Cashew Yogurt with Maple & Blackberry
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Taken from the cookbook, “My New Roots” by Sarah Britton If you really love yogurt but are trying to cut … Read More

Health Benefits of Walking
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This article was originally posted at www.mnn.com   Walking is known to melt your thighs and perk up your bum. … Read More

Get Outside!
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Summer is here and it’s time to play outside! Spending some time outside each day is one of the foundations of … Read More

Amber Milk Recipe
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Delicious Amber Milk recipes to help fight inflammation and increase immune function.

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
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Contrary to the name, Adrenal Fatigue doesn’t always mean there’s something wrong with your adrenal glands. Often, it is the long-term effect of unmanaged stress, experienced over an extended period of time with out recovery.

Green Smoothie
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March Recipe of the Month St. Patty’s Day Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie                 … Read More

How to Tame Your Allergies
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Learn a few tips and tricks on how to tame your allergies so allergy season isn’t the end of the world!

Pot of Gold
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More valuable than you may realize, having a Pot of Gold on hand through the week makes incorporating more vegetables into your diet a lot easier!

Healing Properties of Rose
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There are many healing properties of rose and other rose plant family members. Rose calms and soothes the skin, relieves anxiety and helps battle depression.

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts
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You’ll love these 10 easy DIY Christmas gifts. Our Office Manager shares a super special secret that’s going to make your Christmas gifting fun and easy!

Medicinal Honey
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Honey does a lot more than just sweeten your tea. Medicinal honey has some pretty incredible healing benefits dating all the way back 4,000 years. Different types of honey vary in the amounts of minerals and vitamins because each type is composed of a unique blend of nectars.

Food Pairing for Nutrition
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Food Pairing for Nutrition, or “Food Synergy”, is a great way to get the most out of the whole foods you’re eating. Did you know that black pepper increases your absorption or turmeric by 1000 times?

Thanksgiving Tips
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Happy Thanksgiving! Here are a few tips and tricks for Thanksgiving recipes you’re sure to love!     6 Tips … Read More

Healthy Relationships
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Healthy relationships can be defined as more than just a connection between you and another person. Learn more about healthy relationships and how to have them.

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
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Skin brushing is quick, easy and cheap! Learn how skin brushing can reduce cellulite, increase circulation and make your skin glow in the most beautiful way

What is the Lymphatic System?
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Skin brushing is quick, easy and cheap! Learn how skin brushing can reduce cellulite, increase circulation and make your skin glow in the most beautiful way

Why Eating Fermented Foods is Great for Your Health
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Why Eating Fermented Food is Great for Your Health   What Are Fermented Foods? Fermented foods are foods that have … Read More

Staying Healthy This Season
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3 Ways to Winterize Your Health   Staying healthy this season can be easier than you think. As we transition … Read More

Benefits of Peppermint Tea
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This months Tea Time with Red Leaf features the natural health benefits of Peppermint Tea. Peppermint tea is perfect for digestion, headaches and several other common ailments.

Nectarine Heirloom Tomato Salad
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Nectarine Heirloom Tomato Salad – a delicious farmer’s market salad for a hot summer evening highlighted with the wonderful benefits of fresh basil and mint

Cold Brew Tea vs Hot Tea
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While hot tea certainly has its place at the table, cold brewing your tea may make this ancient beverage more healthful. Try this easy Cold Brew Tea recipe:

Tea Time
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  Hibiscus Tea   Hibiscus tea has been enjoyed for generations, across the world and is an easy was to … Read More

Individual Care Creates Optimal Results
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Individualized Care Creates Optimal Results At Red Leaf Clinic we find treatments work the best when they are tailored to … Read More

Anti-Inflammation Foods?!
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Hi, my name is Nicole and I am the new office bee at Red Leaf Clinic. I’m thrilled to be … Read More

Beets and Mint Pesto
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Healing properties of beets Beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach.  Yes, the greens are edible! They … Read More

A Close Look at the Incredible Egg
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Many of you have been wondering why there are so many different types of eggs when you go to the … Read More

We Love Our Greens!
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Eating greens daily provides our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals! Like us on facebook and post some of your … Read More

Urban Mindfulness: 5 Daily Practices for the Busy Professional
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Inspiration and support are essential building blocks for a life well lived.  Helping us connect with what is really important … Read More

Daily Bitters
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In today’s modern society it is commonly assumed that a bitter taste is something to be avoided.  But bitterness is … Read More

Natural Solutions for Supporting Bone Health
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One of the most celebrated aspects of  Spring is certainly the “re-greening” of the land…the trees and shrubs start to … Read More

Spring Time Allergy Relief
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Spring Time Allergy Relief Don’t sneeze, enjoy the trees! Spring is here in full force. Flowers are blooming and noses … Read More

A Natural Look at Insomnia: Part Two
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For most, insomnia is just a small piece of a much bigger picture.  Anxiety, poor coping skills, blood sugar abnormalities, … Read More

A Natural Look at Insomnia: Part One
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What is more empowering than waking up after a solid nights sleep?  Feeling rested and ready to engage. Sleep can … Read More

Bone Broth: how leftover turkey bones can support your health
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Well-made bone broth, in addition to being tasty and the basis for our Grandmothers’ good soups and stews, is also … Read More

What to do when you feel the first hint of a cold or flu
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The short answer is SWEAT IT OUT. Most viruses and bacteria have only a  narrow temperature range at which they can … Read More

Cold and Flu Prevention
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Cold and Flu Prevention It is that time of the year again– when we return inside, cozy up with warming … Read More

One last note on sunshine
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  Here are some helpful hints for recovery for those days where you get just a little bit too much … Read More

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate
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The Benefits of Dark Chocolate   Does receiving the gift of chocolate warm your heart? Well, it should! There are … Read More

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