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.

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.

Brain Food


Consider the foods we eat to support the brain. I encourage you to: Eat protein. Choose high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, and beans, to help balance your blood sugar and send a steady supply of glucose to your brain. For example, Tyrosine, an amino acid in protein foods, such as meat and fish is…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.