Spring Allergies: Supplements

If your allergy medication is making you so sleepy that you are falling in your soup at lunchtime, read on for some more natural solutions without the post med slump. There are many supplements that can help with allergy symptoms. You might even suggest some to me that have helped you so that I can expand on my list. The supplements that I’m sharing with you here have a great track record with my patients so they are my “go … Continued

Spring Allergies: NAET

It’s that time of year. The stuffy, sniff-ly, cough-y, drippy season of spring allergies. Don’t despair, I help these symptoms with safe techniques and supplements that I’ll share with you today and next week. NAET NAET is Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. It’s an acupuncture and an energy medicine technique that helps reprogram the body to tolerate food and environmental sensitivities. Over 20 years ago, my friend, Dr. David Brownstein, introduced it to me and convinced me to travel to California … Continued

Meet A Fiber Superhero

It’s almost spring and with spring comes spring cleaning… of your liver and gut that is. There is a great source of fiber I want to introduce you to today to help with (spring) cleaning out your intestines. It’s called acacia powder and today’s post is about the benefits of adding this to your diet or using it as a gut detox. Sing with me…I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we … Continued

Lamb and Pistachio Patties

This holiday season I received the most amazing cookbook. This recipe of lamb and pistachio patties comes from this great gift. Who is this wonderful gift giver? Most of you don’t know it but I have a “behind-the-scenes” guy. A guy who makes sure my punctuation and sentence structure doesn’t read like a preschooler. A guy who takes me to task if I am late for my writing deadlines (this month is a great example although he has been kind … Continued

The Greatest Festival on Earth

Brace yourselves, my friends, in collaboration with the amazing Christopher Ball, we are creating the ROCK YOUR HEALTH AND WEALTH FESTIVAL. If you knew me back around 2009-ish, you would have either participated or attended The Enrichment and Wellness Festival I created. The Enrichment and Wellness Festival was amazing but nothing like we are creating today The Enrichment and Wellness Festival had presenters that taught you how to control blood pressure with yoga, how to lower your cholesterol without statins, … Continued

A Cause of Bloating

That feeling when you can barely button your pants. You feel like you look nine months pregnant. You are hungry but eating is uncomfortable. This is bloat. Your insides have blown up like a balloon. Bloating can be caused by many different conditions and situations. I want to share with you one of the causes of bloating that, when identified correctly, can be life-changing. A Plethora of  Causes Bloating can be caused by eating too fast or not chewing your … Continued

The Benefits of Donating Platelets

One of my best friend’s father just passed. He was an amazing man. His cancer was being controlled by chemotherapy drugs until a heart condition caused him to have to go off the life-sustaining meds. Have I said he was an amazing man? He was so amazing he and his wife raised a daughter who just recently donated bone marrow to her uncle. Yeah, that’s my friend, I pick them well don’t I?! This donation was at the time in honor … Continued

Italian Wedding Soup

The month of March gives us hope that spring is around the corner but if you are like us, and live in Michigan, it can still be wintery cold. This recipe is a favorite of my family and I make it almost every week in the wintertime. It is also an excellent soup to take to a potluck. It’s that good! Ancient History My favorite part about it is that it is chock full of oregano. Originally grown in Greece, … Continued

Pain on Sunday? I’ve got you covered.

“You have Sunday hours?! That is awesome!!!” I hear this all the time. Yes, I am available for appointments on Sundays from 9am to 2pm. In the beginning Back when I first started practicing I had to decide what days to be open. Mondays, Tuesdays, and even Wednesdays were a given, even though most chiropractors take Wednesday off (golf anyone?). Thursday seemed to be a good day to take off for a weekday and Friday was a good day to … Continued

3 Factors that Raise Cholesterol and it’s Not Eating Fat

Even after all this time, cholesterol still gets a bad rap. Cholesterol is necessary and when it is out of a healthy range it is an indicator. What it indicates may surprise you. Let’s review three reasons that your cholesterol may be high that does not include eating fat. HDL and LDL High-density lipoproteins have anti-inflammatory properties and can carry LDL cholesterol away from the blood vessels to the liver where it can be processed. LDL cholesterol is important because … Continued