10 Choices for Eating Your Way Past Post-Holiday Aches and Pains


Are you starting off the New Year feeling sluggish, stiff and even in pain? Unfortunately, all that overindulging we’re prone to do over the holidays can do more than just impact our waistlines. Here’s why: During the holiday season, we’re more likely to eat more carbs and more sugar, consume more calories, drink less water,…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.

Take Time to Watch the Leaves Turn


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence September 22 marks the first day of autumn. Some dread this time of year because it means summer is over and the harsh winter weather is right around the corner—at least if you live in the Midwest. But this quote by the…read more.

Confused About Nutrition?


Come join me and many others to learn more about nutrition information you won’t find on the internet. This seminar is presented by a knowledgeable professional in the nutrition field, Luke Ballenger, D.C., M.SC., F.A.S.A. This is open to the public. Download the flyer: Confused About Nutrition? (PDF) Contact me with any questions. Hope to…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.

Up to our ears…


It is July and in Iowa we are almost up to our ears……………in sweet corn. Remember 3 things about Sweet Corn: Buy and eat sweet corn as soon after picking as possible. When picked corn’s sugars start to convert to starch quickly. When choosing corn, the husk should be bright green and fit snugly around…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.

Five Tips About Blue Lights


We are in the information age of Blue Light specials. No not the old K-Mart “blue light specials,” or police or ambulance lights, but the Blue Light that is the emerging risk for eye health. The five important tips you should know about Blue Light: Blue Light bombards our eyes daily from TVs, tablets, smartphones,…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.

The 3 C’s in Life: Choice, Chance, and Change


Choices begin the process of change. Our brain chemistry actually changes when we make choices. So there is immediate chemistry shift creating physical support for change. Making a choice signals our brain that we’re ready to begin a new journey. So the choice is the first step in changing our behaviors. What choice are you…read more.