Well hello there! We’re Bart and Chloe. As practitioners of Chinese Medicine (and, Chloe, as a mother of a child with a rare and complicated seizure disorder) we see firsthand the need for safer and more effective options to manage chronic inflammatory disorders. By focusing on the needs of our patients, friends, and families we have devised these formulations to help you find balance, joy and increased freedom in your lives. Instead of using the typical one ailment-one cure perspective on health, Chinese medicine looks at the underlying causes of disease and works to help your body return to harmony. Using the treatment principles and classical herbal formulation techniques from traditional Chinese medicine we are able to potentiate the actions of both the Chinese herbs and the cannabinoid-rich hemp to greatly enhance the healing power and alleviate various ailments safely and effectively. Our formulas are created from the highest quality Chinese herbs and organically grown hemp available. We work closely with farmers to select the right herbs and hemp for each formula and put our patients' needs at the forefront of every decision made. By utilizing spagyric extraction, we are not only able to extract the various cannabinoids and terpenes that the plant has, but we also ensure that all vitamins and minerals are returned to the formulation. These minerals can provide important cofactors that make sure that you are getting the most out of this powerful plant medicine. We could not be more excited to share these products with you and hope that you find them as helpful as we and our clients do!
Meet Chloe and Bart
After many years of seeking and exploring different paths to healing, Bart was introduced to Chinese Medicine while attending the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in northern California. Within moments of the first few needles he received, he felt the effective power and healing potential of acupuncture. After feeling the calling of this medicine himself, within a few months, he enrolled in the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, where he studied Five Element Acupuncture and Medical Qigong, then graduating with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 2012. Having struggled with a lifetime of insomnia, anxiety and depression, and knowing how debilitating it can be, Bart quickly realized his passion for helping people who have been suffering from these illnesses and many more. Then, after being prescribed herbs that literally changed his life, Bart felt the pull to learn Chinese Herbalism and began studying Chinese Herbology at the Maryland Institute of Integrative Health, where he graduated with a Certificate of Chinese Herbology in 2014. Since then, Bart has had a private practice in NYC, treating people suffering from insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic or acute pain, and autoimmune disease. Shortly after learning about hemp extract being used to treat non-intractable seizures in children, Parkinson's, various inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and insomnia, Bart began using it himself and in his practice with fantastic results. Quickly realizing that no one was approaching Hemp Medicine from the perspective of an herbalist, nor combining hemp extract with Chinese Herbs, he knew that it must be done. The very next day at work, Bart approached Chloe with the idea of making medicinal formulas with Chinese Herbs and hemp extract, only to find out that she had been thinking the exact same thing. Thus began Radical Roots!
Chloe developed an interest in public health and medicine after being diagnosed with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in high school. As one of the first cases diagnosed in Costa Rica, Chloe was drawn to study Ecology and Evolutionary biology at CU Boulder where she began to understand how diseases evolve along with us and the deep connection between humans and our environment. Eventually, Chloe was drawn to Chinese medicine as a way to address public health issues. She graduated with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder and spent time studying at Heilongjiang University Hospital in Harbin, China.
After graduating, Chloe co-founded a non-profit sliding-scale walk-in Chinese herb clinic called Urban Herbs. Running her clinic Chloe was able to dive into her study of herbs and found great joy in community outreach. When Chloe’s son, Remy, was starting the journey towards diagnosis she decided to move home to New York to focus on supporting him. Chloe currently has a private practice in NYC seeing patients in Manhattan and Bellmore. Working with Remy has lead Chloe to extensively study integrative neurology and functional medicine and has motivated her to find ways to help children with neuro-developmental issues and seizures. While Remy and Chloe both felt better with the many hemp extract oils that they tried, nothing stopped Remy's seizures. Chloe felt she could create a stronger formula to help those with seizures, joined forces with Bart, and Radical Roots was born!
Remy has always been magic. As an infant he instantly calmed stressed patients waiting for treatments in Chloe’s clinic. An easy and happy child, Remy is a joy to be around. Around 10 months old Remy was referred to early intervention because he wasn’t meeting milestones. Early intervention then referred him to neurology and genetics. After nearly two years of testing Remy was diagnosed with an extremely rare one-nucleotide error in his gene for the syntax binding protein. Known as STXBP1, Remy is one of around 300 people diagnosed worldwide. This disorder causes moderate to severe intellectual disability, nearly all of the children are non-verbal and many have intractable seizures, Parkinsonian-like tremors and gross and fine motor disability.
Remy happily obliges as he does over 30 hours of therapy a week. Leaving no stone unturned Remy and Chloe have traveled as far as Ecuador to see specialists and have gone to doctors from all fields and backgrounds. Remy has thrived under the treatment program at The Family Hope Center (https://familyhopecenter.com) and his seizures have remained well controlled. Currently, Remy is 4 years old, he is learning how to use his speaking device, he can stand with assistance and is learning to cruise, he crawls very well, he has a few words and he continues to move in the right direction developmentally. Remy loves his integrative preschool class and is obsessed with swings, books, water play and food. Remy’s Revenge has drastically reduced Remy’s seizures, significantly improved his sleep (to Chloe’s delight) and nearly eliminated his tremor.
Remy is an absolute inspiration to everyone he meets and will help Chloe fulfill her mission to help as many children and adults as she can.