Can stress be genetically inherited?

I am amazed at the amount of consumer social media that is dedicated to just nutrition. Most of this information makes recommendations to make us healthy, stay young (anti-aging), boost energy, etc. None of this will happen with a few certain foods, like more avocados, kale, greens, and juicing, like they recommend. These are all…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.

GERD Mimicking a Heart Attack? Who Would Know?

One morning last week at 4 am, my husband woke me up saying, “Terri, I have chest pain, radiating around to my back, and up into both jaws.” After he took 3 Nitro (for chest pain) with only moderate relief we were off to the ER. We spent most of the day there having tests…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.

Soon it will be 2015. It is hard to believe.

We know that over the past year toxins have accumulated in our body. The toxins come from the foods we eat and environmental exposure. Read more here: Environmental Medicine Part 1: Can Your Environment Make You Sick? These toxins contribute to not feeling well, cravings, low energy, foggy headed, aches and pains and many other…read more.

Butterflies in Your Stomach

Is it really August already? August always feels like the ending of summer with school starting, sports seasons gearing up and many schedules changing. I love summer. Hopefully the weather will continue this way. My husband and I still have a summer bucket list to complete. This time of year easily becomes very busy and…read more.

The #1 Key to Eliminating Pain and Inflammation

The symptom of pain can often be associated with inflammation in a certain organ or system of the body. By inflammation, I mean an area of the body, not always on the surface, that is swollen, painful, and can be reddened or warm to touch. Inflammation can be a back ache, sore knee, sinus symptoms,…read more.

Thinking about health? What about your brain?

I recently read a very interesting book that I recommend you read. The book is, “Grain Brain,” by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, neurologist. Have you tried to stop eating gluten? Yes, I mean completely. The conclusive research about brain health (or unhealth) specifically supports the damage to the brain from carbohydrates and grains, especially gluten,…read more.

Four Tips About Our Winter Weather And Being Your Own Valentine

Everyone would agree, the winter weather has been a challenge and is taking its toll on our nervous systems. Besides the challenges of the cold, wind and trying not to be home bound too long; there have been significant swings in the barometric pressure. Barometric Pressure is air pressure, pounds per square inch. When the…read more.

Prevention is the Key!

It is important to know that in certain treatment plans, repeated use of antibiotics creates resistant strains of bacteria, and antibiotics become less effective with each recurrent UTI. This means the patient would need stronger antibiotics over the years. Repeated use of antibiotics can contribute to Candida bacteria being present not only in the bladder lining, but throughout the body…