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FieldNotes: a Seasonal Newsletter from Naturopathic Health Care

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  • Fall 2020: Anxiety in Children This issue focuses on supporting anxious and worried children. It highlights an article by Dr. Rothenberg: Whole Person Help for the Anxious Child: Tools, tips, and coping strategies: a natural medicine approach, as well as a webinar she gave on the same topic. Plus a delicious recipe for stuffed cabbage.
  • April 2020, COVID-19 Update: Dr. Rothenberg lays out naturopathic approaches for boosting your immune system and a bunch of other clinical pearls related to COVID-19. Includes her recipe for a quick and healthy two-minute salad.
  • Spring 2020: COVID-19 Epidemic: This issue offers information on the epidemic, including specific ways to support your immune system. Try Dr. Rothenberg's recpie ideas for creating a colorful and delcicious immune plate meal.
  • Fall 2019 Healthy Transitions: Life is full of transitions. As our fall weather here is visibly changing by the day, Dr. Rothenberg talks about a number of other transitions including children going off to school and what's next after treatment for cancer. She also includes a yummy, high-protein peanut butter cookie recipe.
  • Summer 2019: This issue focuses on cognitive decline and healthy aging, and debuts a supplement designed to support healthy aging, mood, behavior, and memory. Be sure to try Dr. Rothenberg's delicious, refreshing Brain Boosting Smoothie!

  • Spring 2019: Dr. Amy Rothenberg talks about the importance of buying organic with an update on the “dirty dozen & clean fifteen” fruits and vegetables to help make grocery shopping easier. Plus another one of her famous breakfast muffins.

  • Winter 2019 When Dreams Come True: Read about Drs. Rothenberg and Herscu’s new clinic in Northampton, MA – plus a yummy recipe for roasted brussels sprouts and a new organization close to our hearts: the Naturopathic Oncology Foundation.
  • Holiday Greetings 2018: Check out Dr. Rothenberg's Warming Sock Treatment to help knock out those acute winter ailments. And she shares her adventures into baking and creative gift giving with 13 Healthy Muffins recipes. Something for everyone!
  • Summer 2018: Dr. Rothenberg encourages you to rescue and relish some morsels of summertime relaxation and pleasure and includes a watermelon salad recipe to help. Read also her article entitled Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?: Consider Approaches from the Naturopathic Medicine Toolbox.

  • May/June 2018: Dr. Rothenberg writes about The Role of Natural Medicine in Preventing and Treating Heart Disease (and what she wished her father knew….), plus a Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe perfect for summer.

  • March 2018: Includes an update and information on Masschusettes ND licsencing, an article on overcoming C. diff infections, and enjoy Dr. Rothenberg's comforting recipe for rice pudding.

  • Happy New Year 2018: Read an article on beating the winter blahs and feeling happy all year long: Shining Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder, by Amy Rothenberg ND. Also a recipe for almond flower chocolate chip cookies - delicious and gluten free!

  • Fall 2017: focuses on the challenges many folks have with seeing and perceiving the world. Plus delight your taste buds as Dr. Rothenberg introduces you to some seasonal treats including products made by Carr's Ciderhouse. Try this recipe for Amy's quinoa salad!

  • Summer 2017Dr. Amy Rothenberg is recognized for her contributions to the field with the 2017 Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona! And a recipe for refreshing watermelon soup

  • Spring 2017: Dr. Amy Rothenberg shares some simple everyday lifestyle tweaks to help Rheumatoid Arthritis; PLUS a delicious great grab & go breakfast recipe and one of her favorite apps for yoga & mediation classes. There is something for everyone in this issue. Enjoy and Happy Spring!!!

  • December 2016: enjoy some well needed self-care tips this time of year! You'll also find a link to our 2017 calendar to print & enjoy, and a recipe for an easy and delicious frittata.

  • Fall 2016This issue addresses homeopathy's role in pain treatment and recovery from addiction in the article: America's Hidden Opioid Epidemic, by Dr. Amy Rothenberg. Also a recipe to make delicious, colorful, and nutritous quinoa salad.

  • Summer 2016Keeping things light in the summertime, Dr. Rothenberg writes about intermittent fasting and includes some thoughts on juicing. And an update on the licensure effort in Massachusetts for Naturopathic Doctors.

  • Spring 2016: includes a great case by Amy Rothenberg ND of an 11 year old girl diagnosed with gastro-esophageal reflux. Plus a recipe for orange cranberry biscotti - gluten free!

  • Fall 2015: Cultivating a Posture of Gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, students, patients & colleagues. We are grateful to have the work we do and are sending out wishes for healing and peace to all. Enjoy this recipe for Dr. Rothenberg's Fall Muffins

  • Summer 2015: Our medical practice summer enewsletter with a nice homeopathic case thrown in for good measure, plus a recipe for date nut balls

  • Spring 2015This issue includes an article about supporting hospital stays with homeopathy by Dr. Rothenberg. And an instuctive, easy, and visually beautiful recipe for stir frying veggies!

  • Spring 2014: Dr. Rothenberg explores the idea of transformation as winter gives way to spring and shares some natural ways of preventing and treating gout. Read tips on grilling a whole salmon and an easy way to get a soothing foot massage.

  • Winter 2013/14: Creative & unique gift giving is always a challenge around the holidays. Dr. Rothenberg shares her “Soup of the Month Club” idea, along with 12 months of healthy & delicious soup recipes. Also learn more about the whole person approach to metabolic syndrome: hypertension, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, & obesity.

  • Fall 2013: Enjoy the bounty of the season with the story of Dr. Herscu's first succesful fig crop and the similarly hard earned recognition of the important role naturopathic medicine plays in addressing the nation's health care crisis. Savor a delicious poached pear recipe as well as vivid images from a Colorado artist.

  • Winter 2012: Become inspired to get moving in the new year; read about Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu's adventures with ballroom dancing and watch a motivational video on the benefits of exercise. Grab a quick, healthy green salad on the go and learn what homeopathy has to offer for the treatment of cystic acne.

  • Summer 2012: Dr. Rothenberg talks about being focused in our lives & looks at alternative treatment approaches to ADHD. Also read about the benefits of leafy greens and a yummy cooked kale recipe.

  • Spring 2012: In our 1st issue of FieldNotes, Dr. Rothenberg recounts experiences from her inaugural spring rollerblade and ties them to her own roots and beliefs in natural medicine. Also find help for the natural treatment of the allergies using nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. Dr. Rothenberg's homemade chicken soup recipe is also in this issue as well as information on the benefits of eating fermented foods.