6 Tips to Help You Identify High-Quality Supplements


No matter how clean we eat and how we try and protect ourselves from environmental toxins, I’m a firm believer our bodies need support in the form of supplements. I’m also a firm believer that not all supplements are created equal. Statista estimates that by 2024 the dietary supplements market is projected to generate around…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.

Three Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day


Officially, Earth Day is April 22nd. But what if we committed right now to honoring Mother Earth every day? If you’re like me, you already recycle, use reusable cloth bags at the grocery, and drink out of a glass water bottle. Starting now, though, I’m challenging myself to do even more. In honor of Earth…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.

How to Heal through Resiliency


What is resiliency and how does it contribute to health and well being? Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…family, relationships, health problems, etc. Bouncing back from difficult experiences. American Psychological Association, www.apa.org Just like the resilient dandelion flower which keeps growing…read more.

Lyme Disease: Follow this Natural Tip to Avoid It


In 2005, there were 89 reported cases of Lyme disease in Iowa, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of those 89 was my husband, Wayne. Finding a doctor who knew how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease proved challenging. In fact, we drove six hours round trip to see a…read more.

Real Spring Cleaning


As April begins to unfold, spring cleaning is on many people’s mind. “Oh I need to clean out our closets.” I suggest this year, each person start with their kitchen first. Look in your cupboards. Yes, wipe down the inside of the cabinets and refrigerator, but also look at expiration dates on each food item.…read more.

Revisit your best for 2016, make this your unsurpassed year!


As I embark on another new year, I am excited about opportunities providing new experiences in integrative health care. It is a wild world and certainly a year of change for everyone and everything. For me to embark on the New Year, I must cleanse/detox unhealthy habits, especially the food cravings left over from the…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.

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.