Lindsay Kluge, Health Coach.

Lindsay Kluge has been our on-staff in-store Health Coach since September 2013. Each Thursday from 5:00PM – 7:00PM Lindsay is available, for FREE, to our customers and community.  The sessions will be 30 minutes each. She will offer nutrition counseling based on individual needs and preferences.

How to sign up for health coaching with Lindsay

  • Email Lindsay at
  • Include the Thursday date and possible times you’d like to meet with Lindsay at Ellwood Thompson’s
  • Lindsay will confirm and schedule your appointment
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, 24 hours notice is required.

More about Lindsay

Following a passion for the natural word, Lindsay received her Bachelors of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design at Virginia Tech where she sought to get people outdoors and experience the rhythms of the seasons. In 2009 she began her graduate studies at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, MD and completed her Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine in 2012. She specialized in circadian rhythm physiology and sleep support.

Being the only accredited graduate herbal medicine program in the country, she gained specialized experience integrating modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom to generate a well informed understanding of the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants. Combining practical skills with foundational theory, the program provides a thorough 3 year clinical education covering the principles of health and wellness; herb identification and wildcrafting, herbal pharmacy; herbal pharmacology and phytochemistry; integrative human physiology; extensive nutritional training; research methods; materia medica; clinical application skills and herbal therapeutics. This extensive degree results in the accumulation of 84 graduate level credits. A typical masters degree requires the acquisition of only 36 credits.

During her third year at MUIH, she actively practiced in the faculty supervised student herbal medicine clinic and completed a 2 year apprenticeship in the Herb Dispensary compounding with over 100 western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs. Being continually active in modern medicinal research, she participated in collecting and compiling international research for the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies medicinal plant monographs, and also helped to facilitate medicinal herb clinical trials MUIH.

Following the completion of her Masters work, Lindsay earned her Certification in Nutrition (CNS) from the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists. She is also a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) by the Maryland State Board of Dietetics. She practices integrative herbal therapeutics & nutrition at Richmond Natural Medicine and operates her own compounding herb dispensary. For more information, visit

** Ellwood Thompson’s supports Lindsay Kluge’s integrative approach to health and healing but is not liable for any diagnoses or treatment plans recommended during her free consultations at Ellwood Thompson’s.

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Lindsay’s blog will cover unique views on food culture, herbal medicine, favorite recipes, seasonal support, sustainable nutrition techniques and much much more!

In the world of cyberspace, everyone has an opinion about food, health and lifestyle, and Lindsay comes from a perspective of accessibility and affordability for everyone. Coming from a background of integrative heath, clinical experience and grassroots practice, Lindsay will take you take you along her journey while she experiences working as a clinical herbalist and nutritionist in the modern medical world (in the office and out in the mountains!). Having years of experience working in the natural food industry as well, she offers opinions about quality food standards, affordable health foods and sustainable ways to put food-as-medicine into practice.

Check back bi-weekly for new posts, and email her at for blog requests and topics!