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The Year in Bloom

By the Bloom Natural Health Doctors


Happy New Year from Bloom Natural Health!

During this challenging year, we are thankful to all of you that our practice has continued to grow and we celebrate your ongoing commitment to healing, self care, and optimal health and wellness.


News in Bloom

Bloom on Zoom

In July we launched "Bloom on Zoom," our free, monthly webinar series featuring timely topics in naturopathic medicine. Topics have included "How to Prepare for Tick Season: A Q&A with Dr. Elisheva Neffinger" "Healthy Diet Tips and Tricks for Summer," "Holistic Skin Solutions: Achieving Your Natural Summer Glow," "Healthful Rest: Natural Strategies for Better Sleep," and "For Sustained Health, It's Time to Hack Your Habits." Watch the videos here.

The next "Bloom on Zoom" will go live on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and will feature the Bloom Natural Health doctors answering mailbag questions about naturopathic medicine, health, and wellness. We will also announce the winner of our raffle to win organifi Green. Check out this and more upcoming Bloom on Zoom webinars in the New Year!


Bloom Natural Blog

We've updated our blog, "Blooming Health," including the inauguration of "Spotlight on Women's Health with Dr. Neffinger," the ongoing series that highlights women's health, addressing issues, sharing naturopathic insights, and reflecting on ways to promote overall wellness. Check out "Breast Self-Exams" and "Easing Morning Sickness."


Updated Services

We've added tick assessment and personalized skincare consults to our suite of naturopathic services.


Welcome Dr. Neffinger!

This year we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Elisheva Neffinger to the practice. Dr. Neffinger specializes in women's health, nutrition, weight management, acne, dermatology and tick-borne illnesses. She graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport, where she earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Learn more about Dr. Neffinger here on our blog.


Reminder of Policies

Bloom Natural Health is pleased to maintain our ongoing commitment to safeguarding your health and wellness by implementing in-office safety guidelines, offering telehealth, curbside pickup, and our dispensary discount program, and continuing to expand our suite of naturopathic services. Read our updated policies and guidelines here.


Social Media

We are 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.


What's Blooming in 2022

  • Bloom Natural Health will be offering new services in the new year. Visit our website for updates, and look out for forthcoming email announcements.

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

  • Look out for our blog post on elimination diets, for a fresh start in 2022!


Naturally Healthy

Wholesome Recipes from Bloom Natural Health

This hearty and comforting wintry soup contains fortifying and beneficial ingredients, including butternut squash (Vitamins A & C), garlic (immune-boosting), ginger (good for digestion), and rosemary (anti-inflammatory). Serve with whole grain bread or a salad of leafy greens.

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive OIl 1 Large Yellow Onion, Chopped 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, Plus More to Taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to Taste Cayenne Pepper, to Taste (Optional) 1 (3 Pound) Butternut Squash, Peeled and Cubed 3 Cloves Garlic, Chopped 1 Tbsp Fresh Sage, Chopped 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, Minced 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, Grated 3-4 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Stock Chopped Parsley, to Garnish Toasted Pepitas, to Garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent (5-8 mins). Season with salt and pepper. Add squash and cook until it begins to soften (8-10 mins).

  • Add garlic, sage, rosemary, ginger, and cayenne. Cook until fragrant (1 min), then add 3 cups of stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer until squash is tender (20-30 mins).

  • Cool slightly, and blend in batches (or use immersion blender), until smooth. If soup is too thick, add a splash of stock. Season to taste with more salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and pepitas, and serve with crusty bread and salad.


Bloom Natural Health wishes you a safe, vibrant, and healthy New Year!

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