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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.