4 Tips to Rethink Habits this Spring


Ah Spring! Days become longer. Weather gets warmer. Plants start growing and flowers start blooming. But with Spring comes Daylight Saving Time and the loss of a precious hour of sleep. That change alone can make us moodier—and prompt us to engage in not-so-healthy habits to help give us a boost. If “Coffee-to-Cabernet” describes most…read more.

5 Tips to Great Gut Health


Unless your tummy is aching, you might not give much thought to your gut health. But science is showing we should. Over the past decade, research on the importance of gut health has escalated, making it clear that our day-to-day lifestyle and diet choices can positively or negatively impact our gut and, in turn, our…read more.

2 Tips to Start a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019


Happy New Year! Are you starting 2019 off with a list of resolutions? I hope not. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, which, let’s face it, the majority of us don’t keep, why not simply resolve to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle, period? I know. Easier said than done. But it is possible—if…read more.

Put Self-Care at the Top of Your List This Holiday Season


Every year around the holidays so many of my clients tell me they are stressed out and burned out from trying to be all things to all people. As self-care authority Eleanor Brown says, “Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” But especially at the holidays, we attempt to do just that,…read more.

Feeling Anxious? Try These 8 Tips


No matter your politics, we’re all feeling a bit anxious these days. With the unrest here at in the U.S. and abroad, it can be challenging to not feel anxious. That’s especially true if you’re dealing with clinical anxiety. For people suffering from anxiety, worry, fear and terror can become a pattern of thought that…read more.

Feeling Blue? It Could Be SAD.


It is the summer’s great last heat, It is the fall’s first chill: They meet. –Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt The autumnal equinox arrived Sept. 22, officially marking the beginning of fall with its cooler temperatures and shorter days. For some people the beauty of this colorful season is marred by the grayness they see, not…read more.

Four Tips to Prevent Altitude Sickness


Seasonal activities like vacationing in the mountains, hiking, or skiing all move us from our Midwest altitude to a much higher altitude, 5000-8000+ feet. Our body’s response to the altitude changes occur quickly due to the change in oxygen concentration in the air we breathe as the altitude increases. By quick changes, I mean an…read more.

Nine Steps for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease


Begin at any age… Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of neurodegeneration. We have all heard about it and possibly observed it with parents or grandparents. Drugs for the most part have failed or made the AD worse. The deficient diet most people eat or grew up on is high in starchy, carbohydrate, plant based…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.

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.