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Dr Amy WellsDr. Amy Wells is joining Tilia from her private practice in Wallingford. She is a family practice ND with specialties in chronic illness, chronic fatigue, chronic infections and gastrointestinal issues. She also treats patients with various modalities for physical pain. She is excited to join Tilia and excited to meet you in the office. Dr. Wells is covered under many insurance plans and is currently accepting new patients.

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Supporting the Immune System:

Herbal remedies for cold and flu prevention

Presented by Crystal Stelzer, herbalist

Cold and flu season will be on us before we know it, so now is the perfect time to help support the immune system to thwart those nasty bugs that will be out and about. In this class we’ll discuss how to best support the immune system in terms of preventative care. We will begin by exploring the immune system in simple terms, and then we’ll learn about herbs that can help boost the system’s defense mechanisms in order to prevent getting ill. We will then discuss herbs that are antiviral for killing viruses, antibacterial for killing bacterial infections, and adaptogenic herbs which help support our body’s responses to stress. Handouts will be given, including herbal recipes that are simple to make so you can begin supporting your immune system now. There will also be a bevy of herbal products to sample, which will be made from the recipe list.

Who: All are welcome – You do not need to be a current patient to sign up for this program.
When: Friday, Nov. 18th from 5-7pm
Where: Tilia Natural Health at 105 NE 56th Street in Tangletown
How: Registration is $30, and space is limited, so register now by sending an email to:frontdesk@tilianaturalhealth.com.

About the speaker:
Crystal’s knowledge stems from her devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor’s of science in Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University, where she is an adjunct faculty member teaching classes in the Botanical Medicine department. Read more about Crystal here.

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Hazel Rae Selah Walton 


was born on August 30, 2011 at 9:07 am. She weighed 6 pounds and 11.8 ounces, and has already gained 8+ ounces a mere 10 days later!!

We labored for 31 hours, half at home and half at Group Health. I was tired, to say the least. But little Hazel’s heart rate stayed strong and consistent even through the tail end of labor. I realized then that she was going to lead me through difficult times with grace and strength. We called her ‘champ’ all the way through the labor, and joked that should be her name.

I also realized something amazing about the human body and the attitude of naturopathic medicine. When I first got to Group Health, I was hemming and hawing about getting an epidural and pitocin drip even though that is why we were there (to lengthen the contraction). I kept remembering how the procedure and subsequent necessary monitoring was portreyed in my Normal Maternity class at Bastyr. I would be immobile, hooked up to a heartrate and contraction monitors for baby, BP cuff for me, catheterized, on an IV drip, etc. I would most likely need pitocin at some point because my labor would likely stop. And then…. the cascade of interventions most often resulting in a C-section.

Now I was born via C-section so its obviously not the worst way to be born 🙂 But, it was not part of The Plan. This is where the attitude of naturopathic medicine comes in. The goal isn’t to follow The Plan, it is to be attuned and responsive to what is happening in the moment, always with an eye to the goal (a healthy baby!) and not only the current state of affairs (symptoms). In the moment, NO I did not want to be hooked up to machines, but if that was the way to help my baby girl enter the world, than that is what I would do. Once my brain got there, I felt incredibly blessed to be in the hands of such a competent healthcare team, who were each truly dedicated to the process of natural birth. Contrary to what I was taught, I didn’t even notice the tubes and monitors, etc. In fact, it was quite reassuring to look over and see little Hazel’s hear staying strong and stable throughout each contraction. I felt bonded with her- if such a tiny person could weather this situation, then certainly I could too. My little champ.

Hazel was born after 3 hours of pushing. She did the “breast crawl” where she shimmied up to the breast found a latch and started eating within minutes of being born. Everyone in the room loved her and cheered her on. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look back at those moments without an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude- for amazing little Hazel, for my incredible birth team, and for the inherent strength we all have within us.

I want to thank each of you who have offered your support as I have been on maternity leave. Hazel is loving the gifts you have given her, and is looking forward to meeting you in the last quarter of this year!

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Healthy Tips for Back to School

A new school year is upon us and what better time to set your kids off on the right foot! Join Drs. Alicia Cole and Jamine Blesoff to learn a few simple but essential things the entire family can do to make sure kids stay healthy, focused, and happy through the school term.

 Drs. Cole and Blesoff will cover:

  • How to prepare for cold/flu season
  •  Ways to support your child’s stress as they adapt to changes in their routine

    Come and learn healthy snack tips for the school year

  •  Healthy Meal ideas to fuel your kids optimally for learning, studying, and sports
  •  What to know for first-time organized sports participation
  •  Basic injury prevention

Included in this fun and informative classroom-style presentation will be handouts on healthful lunch and snack options as well as a sampling of the recipes provided. Attendants will also receive 10% off any kid’s multivitamins, fish oil, and immune support products.

WHO: All are welcome – kids included! You do not need to be a current patient to sign up for this program.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21st from 6-8pm
WHERE: Tilia Natural Health at 105 NE 56th Street in Tangletown/Wallingford
WHEN: Registration is $15, and space is limited, so register now by sending an email to: frontdesk@tilianaturalhealth.com.

About the speakers:

  • Dr. Cole graduated with her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She is a family care practitioner who is excited about bringing natural medicine and healthy habits into the family routine. Read more about Dr. Cole at www.tilianaturalhealth.com
  • Dr. Blesoff received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University.  She is dedicated to building healthy communities and is excited to share this information with the Tangletown community and beyond!  Read more about Dr. Blesoff at www.tilianaturalhealth.com



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Dr. Christine Cambareri, Naturopathic Doctor and Owner of Bella Fiore Organic Skin Care, will share with you about how to choose safe skin care ingredients to protect you and your family from the summer sun!

Dr. Cambareri will cover:

  • The Dirty Dozen Chemicals in Personal Care Products
  • The difference between Chemical and Physical Sun Blocker
  • Resources to choose safe sunscreen
  • Anti-aging internal and topical ingredients to help reduce the signs of sun exposure
  • How to soothe your skin if you experience a sun burn

Who:       All are welcome! You do not need to be a current patient to sign up for this program.

When:    Wednesday, June 29th from 6-8pm
Where:  Tilia Natural Health at 105 NE 56th Street in Tangletown
How:      Registration is $15, and space is limited, so register now by sending an email to: frontdesk@tilianaturalhealth.com
Bring:    Yourself and up to 5 skincare products you would like Dr. Cambareri to evaluate for you!

You will receive 10% off any organic skin care product offered at Bella Fiore as well as 20% off any skin service booked at the presentation.

About the speaker:

Christine Cambareri received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She is also a licensed esthetician and owner of Bella Fiore Organic Skin Care. She is passionate about holistic health and natural skin care.  She looks at each client’s skin as a unique expression of their health and well-being.  She is dedicated to educating individuals about the dangers of personal product ingredients and empower them to choose natural healthy skin care.  Learn more at www.bellafioreskincare.com.

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Come meet your Tangletown neighborhood wellness team!

Complete the Tangletown Wellness Walk

between 10:00 and 2:00 this Saturday, May 21 (rain or shine!) to

earn great door prizes, get some exercise and join in the friendly community spirit.

Each health partner has a different way to celebrate YOU – our neighbors!

Plus fun health-related games for kids.

It’s free! And easy as…

  1. Pick up a Tangletown Passport to Health at any partner location.
  2. Follow the map to get your passport stamped at all three locations.
  3. Turn it in at the last office you visit and you’ll be entered in a drawing for even more fabulous prizes!

At Tilia Natural Health we will will have games, health tips, sample herbal teas, and PRIZES! including yummy teas, a whole foods cookbook, and relaxing eye pillows

For more information: Contact our office at Tilia Natural Health (206) 257-5817

Brought to You by Your Tangletown Neighborhood Health Partners:

  • Active Wellness Chiropractic & Massage
  • Bella Fiore Organic Skin Care
  • Thrive Natural Family Medicine
  • Tilia Natural Health

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To Celebrate National Women’s Health Week , Tilia Natural Health is offering all new patients two different types of issue-focused visits a 30-minute Women’s Health Consultation AND/OR Cardiovascular Screening and Exam for $75.00 each during the entire month of May.

Women’s Health Consultation:

Preventative health includes regular doctor visit and screening exams. Below are some guidelines to consider when deciding if it is time for your next preventative health check up:

 Gynecological exam every year
 Regular PAP smear for cervical cancer screening (every 1-3 years)
 Self breast exam and Clinical breast exam

A Woman’s health consultation will include breast & gynecological exams, and PAP smear. Follow-up visits to review results will cost $25. If indicated, specific tests are available for an additional cost.

Cardiovascular Screening:

Visits for Cardiovascular screening will include risk assessment, physical exam, and a detailed cholesterol blood test. Follow-up visits to review test results and receive individualized treatment plan will cost $50.00.

1 in 4 women die from heart disease. Are you at risk?

 Family history: parents, brothers, sisters, or children with heart disease
 Age: Menopausal women have increased risk
 Stress: Do you have high amount of daily mental stress?
 Do you Smoke?
 Physical Inactivity
 Blood Pressure greater than 120/80
 Overweight or Obese
 Elevated Cholesterol & Triglyceride levels
 High blood sugar

The more risk factors you have from above, the greater chance you have of developing cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.

Take steps this Spring to ensure your optimal health by booking an appointment today.

Call (206) 257-5817 and mention this blog post

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You and your family don’t need to struggle with allergies, or the uncomfortable side effects of pharmaceutical allergy medications. Join Dr. Laura Walton to learn a naturopathic view on allergies, their cause, and safe, effective ways to decrease symptoms for both children and adults.

Dr. Walton will cover:

  • what is happening in the immune system to cause allergy symptoms
  • how seasonal, environmental, and food allergies are related
  • simple, safe techniques to treat allergies at home, without pharmaceutical medications
  • how to prepare for allergy season so it is less uncomfortable

Included in this fun and informative classroom-style presentation will be handouts on dietary suggestions and samples of allergy tea. Attendants will also receive 10% off any “allergy supplies” to keep those pesky symptoms away while supporting your body to truly heal.

Who: All are welcome! You do not need to be a current patient to sign up for this program.
When: Thursday, May 12 from 6-8pm
Where: Tilia Natural Health at 105 NE 56th Street in Tangletown
How: Registration is $15, and space is limited, so register now by sending an email to: frontdesk@tilianaturalhealth.com.

About the speaker:
Laura Walton received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 2005. She is dedicated to building healthy communities and is excited to share this information with the Tangletown community and beyond! Read more about Dr. Laura: http://www.tilianaturalhealth.com/meet_the_doctors.html

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Tilia Natural Health is happy to announce that we will be offering a monthly community class on various health-related topics. We’d love to hear some topics you would like us to offer. Some that we have come up with to date:

  • Spring Detox (This Wednesday, April 20 @ 6pm)
  • Natural Approaches to Seasonal Allergies
  • Planting and cooking from your very own Herb Garden
  • How to stay healthy during cold and flu season
  • Stress Management: how to keep stress from affecting your health
  • Whole Foods Nutrition: What is a healthy diet?
  • Foundations of Health: Tips to achieve and maintain optimal health
  • Cardiovascular Health Issues: What do I need to know to prevent hypertension, high cholesterol, or atherosclerosis
  • Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
  • Trouble Sleeping? Tips to optimize restful sleep in your Life
  • Optimize Joint Health: Osteoporosis prevention and natural treatment
  • Understanding Food Allergies & Intolerance
  • GERD: Is reflux ruining your meals?
  • Hormone imbalances? What causes it and how do I know if I have it?

Please let us know what you’d like to learn about, and we’ll put it on the schedule. We welcome all ideas, and will create presentations that are both informational and experiential with teas and/or exercises specifically formulated for the topic of the day.

We look forward to seeing you and one of our upcoming low-cost classes, which are open to the general public as well as current Tilia clients, of course!

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