4 Tips for a Happy (Gluten-free) Thanksgiving


If gluten isn’t on your Thanksgiving menu, don’t worry. It really is possible to have a delicious dinner that’s entirely gluten-free. Yes, even the pies. As someone who gave up gluten after experiencing migraine headaches 20 years ago (and who has had a rare migraine since), I have hosted many delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving dinners. But…read more.

8 Natural Ways to Control Seasonal Allergies


Are you suffering from seasonal allergies? Do they seem worse than ever? I know how you feel. My seasonal allergies have really changed this year—for the worse. Many of my clients with seasonal allergies report they are suffering more this year, with symptoms varying from dry itchy eyes and stuffy nose to sinus pressure and…read more.

Six Tips to Clear Your Body of Toxins


You eat well. You exercise. So why do you still feel lousy? If despite your best efforts you are still experiencing symptoms of “dis-ease,” such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and increased allergy issues, the culprit might be a toxic buildup in your body. Confused? How can you have toxins in your body if you eat…read more.

Where there is smoke…there is fire.


Do you wonder or get frustrated having repeated symptoms of dis-ease without feeling better? Do you eat well, exercise and still have fatigue, headaches, insomnia, increasing problems with allergies or other symptoms? Your symptoms are the smoke. The fire is the toxins in your body built up from processed foods, air quality, stress, alcohol, and…read more.

Read Your Labels Day


It is nice to sense the glories of spring with flowers starting to bloom, plenty of sun and being able to get outdoors. Besides all of the obvious signs of spring, I would like to call your attention to April 11th. This is a day for anyone who eats. Saturday, April 11th is a day…read more.

One Great Way to Actually Feel the Joy of the Holidays


Well, as I am writing this our Iowa winter sure has arrived in full white beauty and chill. This is the time of year we not only with winter upon us but more gray short days. I find these days a challenge since I feel better with more sunlight. This only adds to the stress…read more.

Spotlight on Your Immune System


Natural Flu Shots October 15th is “Global Hand Washing Day”. Shouldn’t everyday be Hand Washing Day? It is the time of year to boost your immune system to avoid flu and colds. Eat orange and yellow vegetables while in season. Take a high quality Vitamin D supplement. Eat organic foods. Avoid all sugars. Build your…read more.

April Showers Bring May Flowers


We have had plenty of showers this past month so bring on the flowers! Besides flowers, the month of May reminds me about the founder of Nursing and holistic nursing, Florence Nightingale. She was truly the first Holistic Nurse. Myself and nurses around the globe honor Florence on her birthday every May 12th. Florence’s diary…read more.