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.

Where does self-care go when we are too busy?


I have moved into my new Coralville office with the help of several friends and of course my never tiring husband. The entire process took more energy and time than expected. I could easily become overwhelmed at times trying to make so many decisions. I am very grateful for those who helped me organize and…read more.

The #1 Key to Eliminating Pain and Inflammation


The symptom of pain can often be associated with inflammation in a certain organ or system of the body. By inflammation, I mean an area of the body, not always on the surface, that is swollen, painful, and can be reddened or warm to touch. Inflammation can be a back ache, sore knee, sinus symptoms,…read more.

Assessment of Your Environmental Exposure


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Since we live in a dynamic environment and there is chemical exposure on a regular basis, it is up to us to make lifestyle choices that will help our bodies stay healthy and as chemical-free as possible.  Healthy food choices can help support every cell of the body to work at optimal levels…

Don’t Stuff Your Face: Face Your Stuff!


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In November I attended a nursing continuing education seminar titled, “Food Addictions, Overeating, and Mood Swings.” We reviewed in depth the physical responses we have to our food choices, why we make the food choices we do, and the effects food addictions have on our bodies. Here are a couple useful tools we explored…

Boost Your Immune System Part IV: Flu Shots & Something Better


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There is much controversy over the safety and necessity of flu shots. Last year was especially controversial with the media frenzy on the H1N1 flu pandemic. In August, the World Health Organization declared the Swine (H1N1) flu pandemic as passed. Any worries about this pandemic are not necessary, and possibly were never necessary from the start.

Taking a Moment for Your Health


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Today I was released from the orthopedic surgeon after breaking my back on Memorial Day. Now I am starting physical therapy! I am greatly relieved to be at this part of my recovery, and I am anticipating making great strides with my physical therapist…

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