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.

4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing


4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing In early August, I received notification of my recertification as a board-certified holistic nurse from the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). I share this with you not only because I’m proud of this achievement, but to explain why this designation is important to me—and how you might…read more.

In Pain? Try These Tips.


On a beautiful spring day over Memorial Day weekend in 2010, I was getting ready to garden when I fell backwards onto a cement floor and broke my lower back. To heal the fracture, I spent 10 weeks in a back brace. To deal with limited mobility, stiffness and tightness that ensued, I turned to…read more.

Sugar Cravings at Holiday Time


Do the holidays contribute to increased sugar cravings? Most often the answer is yes. We have treats at the office. We receive food baskets, often filled with sweets. So what can you do to counteract your cravings? Increase your intake of magnesium, a vital mineral that most Americans are deficient in. Adding extra magnesium to…read more.

Foot cramps? Cravings?


Experiencing foot cramps? If your toes curl up, there is a need for specific does of calcium/magnesium. If your toes curl down there is a need for phosphorus. Experiencing cravings? The most common nutrition deficiency in the U.S. is magnesium, many times associated with cravings. Chocolate is the highest source of magnesium in our food…read more.

My newly designed website!


I’m excited. With the help of the incredibly talented Lara Marsh at ratherthanrunning, I’ve just overhauled my website, yourhealinginsights.com. Wonderfully, we’re no longer constrained by geographic location and I wanted my website to reflect that. I would love to work with you—whether you live in Iowa—or somewhere else in the nation or world. Nutrition Services…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.

Medical Intuition: Your Path to True Healing


For 17 years I worked as a Registered Nurse in hospital settings. I left traditional nursing because I kept seeing the same people coming in for the same problems. They never seemed to get any better. I knew there had to be more that could be done to help them. I just didn’t know what,…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.

There’s a link between stress and the heart. Do you know what it is?


During February, the month of romance, the heart takes center stage. Our minds and, well, our hearts are focused on love. On Valentine’s Day, many express their feelings for others with cards and gifts of candy, flowers and the like. I’m all for this external expression of love, but I hope we also make time…read more.