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.

How to Stay Centered During the Holiday Season


The holiday season is upon us. Right around the corner are parties, gift exchanges and family gatherings. While these can be wonderful, they can also be stressful. So how best to cope? Meditation. For about two months, I had been rushing into my day. The minute I opened my eyes, my mind focused on my…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.

Four Tips to Holding on to Hope


In last month’s blog, I wrote about the role of resilience in helping the brain heal from childhood trauma. That got me thinking about “hope” and how having hope can help us in our lives. Hope is an innate gift—just like love. Hope helps us trust. Without hope, we can feel disillusioned and dissatisfied. Hopelessness…read more.

How to Heal through Resiliency


What is resiliency and how does it contribute to health and well being? Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…family, relationships, health problems, etc. Bouncing back from difficult experiences. American Psychological Association, www.apa.org Just like the resilient dandelion flower which keeps growing…read more.

Medical Intuition: Your Path to True Healing


For 17 years I worked as a Registered Nurse in hospital settings. I left traditional nursing because I kept seeing the same people coming in for the same problems. They never seemed to get any better. I knew there had to be more that could be done to help them. I just didn’t know what,…read more.

Lyme Disease: Follow this Natural Tip to Avoid It


In 2005, there were 89 reported cases of Lyme disease in Iowa, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of those 89 was my husband, Wayne. Finding a doctor who knew how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease proved challenging. In fact, we drove six hours round trip to see a…read more.