While working in a hospital years ago as a nurse, the only way I knew of treating pain was with medications. Then I discovered John Gregory “Greg” Toews. Greg, an early innovator of advanced medical aromatherapy, trained with healers all over the world and has done extensive research into the use of essential oils
After the brutal winter, we had this year in Iowa, I know I’m thrilled to see the arrival of spring. So are many of my clients—except those who are suffering from a variety of issues brought on by seasonal allergies. Runny nose and nasal congestion. Itchy and watery eyes. Sneezing and postnasal drip. Does that
Ah, Spring! Days become longer. Weather gets warmer. Plants start growing and flowers start blooming. But with Spring comes Daylight Saving Time and the loss of a precious hour of sleep. That change alone can make us moodier—and prompt us to engage in not-so-healthy habits to help give us a boost with or without coffee.
5 Tips to Great Gut Health Unless your tummy is aching, you might not give much thought to your gut health. But science is showing we should. Over the past decade, research on the importance of gut health has escalated, making it clear that our day-to-day lifestyle and diet choices can positively or negatively impact
It’s February – Heart Month. Where are you with those New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like many people, you haven’t followed through – or maybe you’ve forgotten them altogether. I can relate. I’ve done that many times over the years. But this year, I decided to shift my approach. Instead of choosing “more” – more
Every year around the holidays so many of my clients tell me they are stressed out and burned out from trying to be all things to all people. As self-care authority Eleanor Brown says, “Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” But especially at the holidays, we attempt to do just that,
If gluten isn’t on your Thanksgiving menu, don’t worry. It really is possible to have a delicious dinner that’s entirely gluten-free. Yes, even the pies. As someone who gave up gluten after experiencing migraine headaches 20 years ago (and who has had a rare migraine since), I have hosted many delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving dinners. But
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