Hartha Yoga with Andrea

Strengthen, Stretch, and De-Stress

Tuesday nights at 6PM- Starting February 17

$10 per class – at New Start Naturopathic

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Beginner Yoga Class Now Starts at 9:30AM

Hello All,

As of Saturday, January 12th 2013, yoga class will begin at 9:30AM and will conclude at 10:30AM. As always, please contact jenniferholdorf@yahoo.com to reserve a spot!

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Holiday Schedule

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. As we embark on a new year, I wish all of my patients and colleagues a healthy and prosperous year ahead. I will be out of the office from Tuesday, December 25th until Monday, December 31st. I look forward to exploring all of our health goals for the new year. I truly wish all of you a refreshing and relaxing holiday.

Jennifer Holdorf, ND

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Beginner Yoga Class December/January Schedule

December 1

December 8

December 15

December 22

January 5

January 12

January 19

January 26

Saturday morning from 9:30AM-10:30AM

Cost $10

@New Start Naturopathic

email: jenniferholdorf@yahoo.com to reserve a spot

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Autism Lecture

Autism LectureChildren/Adult with Autism –  the Exploding Population – Ways to  Impact Their Lives

Time: Thursday November 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Place: Nature’s Way on  922 Barnum Avenue Cutoff,  Stratford, Ct.


Nutrition can change behaviors and affect overall wellness. Dr. Jennifer Holdorf,  Naturopath, New Start Naturopathic center


• Communication  using state of the art technology  (i.e. iPad )and sensory integration strategies that can effect  their ability to speak  and  improve behaviors. Phoebe Tucker, SLP,AAC, Director of the Montano Assistive Technology  Center, a center for Autism


• Erin McGuire, a parent of a child with autism will reveal practical applications that are based on the specialists’ approach. 


Nature’s Way is on the cutting edge of ways to help people. 

• Call to hold  seats (203 377-1740) because there is limited seating.

Send to ALL those who could benefit from this Free presentation. 


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November Yoga Schedule

Beginner Yoga Class

November Schedule

Saturday 11/10/12


Saturday 11/17/12


Location: New Start Naturopathic

555 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT

Cost: $10

Please bring a yoga mat

Email: jenniferholdorf@yahoo.com to reserve a spot

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A Naturopathic Approach to Treating Allergies

Allergies can affect anyone at any age whether they are environmental allergies, food allergies, pet allergies, mold allergies, or indoor allergies. Allergy symptoms can include anything from nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, itching and burning eyes, skin irritation, and gastrointestinal discomfort.

A naturopathic approach to allergy treatment and prevention would include diagnosing the specific allergens one’s body is reacting to, helping each individual avoid such allergens, helping the body process and eliminate allergens through supporting the pathways of detoxification , using specific botanicals and nutritional supplements to assist in binding histamine, and using various homeopathic remedies to support the body’s inherent ability to achieve balance.

At my office I offer a variety of diagnostic tests to look at both the immediate and delayed immune response to allergens. While tests that measure IgE levels asses an immediate immune response, tests that measure IgG levels assess a delayed immune response. Such tests are run using blood samples, saliva samples, or both.

Natural approaches for allergy treatment include:

  • Hypo allergenic and elimination diets to determine possible food allergies.
  • Hydrotherapy such as castor oil packs and skin brushing to promote detoxification and help the body process allergens.
  • Hydrotherapy such as a nasal lavage or netty pot to cleanse and decongest the nasal passages.
  •  Warming sock treatment to decrease congestion and stimulate the immune system.  
  • Nasosympatico treatment with essential oils to decongest the sinuses.
  • Nutritional supplements and botanicals that bind histamine, decrease inflammation, and support the immune system
  • Homeopathic remedies and nosodes to enhance the body’s natural vitality and help with symptoms such as watery eyes, itchy skin, nasal and bronchial congestion, coughing and sneezing. Homeopathic remedies are very safe and are frequently used with the pediatric as well as adult population.
  • Acupuncture and Craniosacral therapy to support the body’s emunctories and process of detoxification, enhance the immune system, and help reduce the most common allergy symptoms by supporting the  body’s ability to heal.  
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The Power of Yoga and Core Strength

What a great experience yoga class was this past Saturday! The class was held right here at New Start Naturopathic. Our teacher, Vijay Reddiar, is an amazing yoga instructor, who truly brings a sense of calm to the class. The class focused on maintaining proper alignment throughout each pose, while building stamina and core strength. Yoga also promotes proper use of the breath, which can enhance your yoga practice and meditation practice. Furthermore, doing yoga allows your body to produce more of the neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA has a calming effect on the body, which is why yoga is often recommended to help manage stress and anxiety.

I’m very excited about our next yoga class, which will be announced soon. I will keep everyone posted in regards to the next class date.

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