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Bloom Natural Health Summer Update 2022

By the Bloom Natural Health Doctors


We hope you’re keeping cool and enjoying warm-weather fun! 2022 is shaping up to be a busy one, and we at Bloom wanted to share all of our latest natural health news.


Natural Nutmeg Awards

Bloom Natural Health would be honored to have your vote for Natural Nutmeg Magazine's 10Best Awards, which recognizes 10 top natural healthcare practitioners in the state of Connecticut. Click the button below to learn more, and to nominate and vote for Bloom Natural Health! (Nominations are open from August 15-September 15.)


News in Bloom

Naturopathic Doctors Included in HUSKY Program

We are pleased to spread the word that naturopathic physicians will now be fully included in the CT Medicaid program. Currently Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) can treat children with HUSKY. The new law will extend coverage to all adults, as of October 1, 2022. CT will be one of only a few states where NDs have this expansive role in treating Medicaid patients.


Dr. Neffinger Earns Certificate in Mold Illness

Bloom Natural Health is very happy to announce that Dr. Elisheva Neffinger has received her certification in Mold-Related Illness from Dr. Jill Crista. Dr. Neffinger looks forward to helping her patients with diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mold-related illnesses. If you suspect that you may be coping with symptoms related to mold exposure, contact Bloom Natural Health to schedule an appointment with Dr. Neffinger.

View Dr. Neffinger's Bloom on Zoom webinar

"Mold Sickness: How Mold Might Be Impacting Your Health" here:

Check out our Bloom on Zoom archive, covering topics from diet, to skincare, to sleep.


Products and Services Update

Bloom Natural Health is pleased to now offer Nutrafol products for healthy hair growth. Nutrafol strengthens hair from within, improving gloss and thickness. Nutrafol’s products can also contribute to more restful sleep, lowered stress, healthier skin, and better moods. (Consults are recommended before using this product.)


We are also excited to offer 3x4 Genetic Testing. Are you curious about how your genetic makeup impacts your health? 3x4 Genetic Testing provides a wealth of information to inform decisions around your health and wellness. As practitioners in the 3x4 Genetics community, the Bloom Natural Health doctors can facilitate your individualized journey toward better health and wellness with insights into your genetic code and root causes of ailments, targeted screenings, and diet and supplement recommendations.


Bloom Natural Health is happy to announce that we now carry Environ Skincare Products. Environ Products offer a ground-breaking vitamin-infused skincare line that can assist in remedying a range of skin issues, from eczema, to acne, to aging, on the body and face. (Bloom Natural Health is a qualified stockist for Environ Products, which must be used under physician supervision.) Your BNH doctors will help you to create a comprehensive approach to addressing your skin concerns from the inside and out.


Updated Fee Schedule

In order to continue to provide our patients with the highest quality of care, Bloom Natural Health will be instituting an updated fee schedule, beginning September 1, 2022. This change marks the first-ever increase in our rates and reflects our ongoing commitment to offering you the best in naturopathic medicine. We look forward to maintaining our dedication to support you in your health and wellness journey.

Please contact Bloom Natural Health with any questions regarding our updated fee schedule.

*The Digital Service Fee is applied to new treatment decision-making, via patient portal messaging, beyond clarification of current treatment plans.

** The Late Cancellation Fee is applied when patients cancel appointments less than 24 hours in advance.

Please note times are approximate and include both your visit and any additional time spent on your care, outside of your visit.


What's Blooming This Fall

  • Follow us on social media! We'd love to connect with you via Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Follow Bloom Natural Health for updates, articles, and points of interest in our community, and in naturopathic health. We would also love to hear your thoughts and feedback, and we invite you to share your reviews on Google, here.

  • Continue to take advantage of our on-site dispensary customer appreciation program. Earn a stamp on your rewards card for every $20 spent. When you reach 10 stamps, receive 20% off your next purchase.

  • Keep an eye out for new offerings, products, and our continuously expanding suite of services.


Naturally Healthy

Wholesome Recipes from Bloom Natural Health

from Gimme Some Oven

Make the most of beautiful late-summer produce with this vitamin-packed, refreshing, chilled soup. With good-for-you tomatoes (vitamins A, C, K, and potassium), garlic (immune-boosting), cucumber (antioxidants, hydration), green bell peppers (iron), and tangy sherry vinegar (raises HDL, lowers blood sugar), gazpacho is a very special healthy summer treat.



2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes, halved and cored

1 small (1/2 lb) cucumber, peeled and seeded*

1 medium green bell pepper, cored

1/2 small red onion, peeled

2 small garlic cloves (or 1 large clove), peeled

1 jalapeño, with or without seeds (optional)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 thick slice of white bread, soaked in water, crusts removed


  • Purée. Combine all ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Puree for 1 minute, or until the soup reaches your desired consistency.

  • Season. Taste and season with extra salt, pepper and/or cumin if needed.

  • Chill. Refrigerate in a sealed container for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely chilled.

  • Serve. Serve cold, topped with your desired garnishes.

  • Optional garnishes: homemade croutons, chopped fresh herbs, a drizzle of olive oil, or any leftover chopped gazpacho ingredients.


Bloom Natural Health wishes you a relaxing last few weeks of summer,

and a happy, healthy Fall!

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