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.

6 Ways to Reset This Fall


August ushers in the busiest time of year in my office. Clients are stressed, tired, anxious and depressed. They report sleeping less and experiencing more headaches and general crabbiness. So, what’s the reason behind this uptick in negative moods, emotions, and health? The shift from summer to fall schedules. Whether summertime is a slower pace,…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.

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.

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.

10 Tips to Avoid Overeating This Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving. If you’re like me, you overeat and suffer later while somehow still enjoying the holiday. I hope you’ll join me as I follow these 10 tips to avoid overeating this Thanksgiving: Plan your strategy. Don’t decide what to eat when you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal. Instead make a plan now. Eat before…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.

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.

3 Tips to Lessen the Symptoms of GERD


“It’s just heartburn.” If you suffer from GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), those are the last words you want to hear. This chronic digestive disorder can be exceedingly frustrating for people who suffer from it. Constant chest pain. Constant meal planning. What to eat; what not to eat. Worry about the drugs you’re taking—the long-term impact,…read more.