Sickening Scents: And What To Use Instead

Some of us love to load on the scents while others of us are extremely sensitive to those scents. Whichever category you find yourself in, I want you to know which scents are safe and which are toxic to you and those around you. First off, I don’t care how expensive a perfume is or what celebrity is promoting it. Perfumes do not have to disclose their ingredients because they are proprietary formulas or “trade secrets” and that is just … Continued

Save Your Lungs: Cleaning Swaps for Bleach and Ammonia and More

I love a clean kitchen and bathroom but not at the expense of my health. Our ideas of clean have gotten a bit skewed. Our obsession with cleanliness has caused us to use cleaning products that are harmful to our bodies and the environment. A survey, out of the University of Bergen, of over 6,000 people over a twenty-year span found a clear correlation between cleaning products and respiratory illness, particularly for women. The lung damage caused was comparable to … Continued

Supercharge Your Water for Detox

The main purpose of a detox is to flush out toxins, improve liver and kidney function and avoid bringing in more toxins. This month is devoted to detox and Earth Day. What better way to start a detox than to increase your water intake. Increasing your water intake can: • Help you lose weight It can help keep your belly full so you don’t feel as hungry. In this article, it demonstrates that you burn calories to change the water … Continued

Buddy Up: As if you Needed Another Reason to get a Massage with An’ Marie.

Here Comes the Sun With the promise of sun on our faces and feet in the grass, spring is a great time to recharge our batteries. Make sure to include massage with An’ Marie for added relaxation, detoxification, muscle lengthening, and improved lymphatic flow. Spread the Word Any referral for a massage in 2018 gets you ten dollars off towards your next massage service. All you have to do is refer a client, friend or family member and after they … Continued

Secret Remedy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Back in my early days of practicing, my mentor and cousin, Dr. Robert Radtke, introduced me to Dr. Jonathan Wright and his books on healing with nutrition. One of the cases spoke of a connection between Vitamin B6 deficiency and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where there is pain and weakness in the hand and wrist. Commonly thought to be an entrapment of the median nerve which runs through the wrist, the traditional … Continued

Emergency Care for Low Back Pain

Low back pain can hit at any age. When it does it’s hard to imagine that it will pass. If you have ever been into the office to see me for sudden severe low back pain then you have heard the following rules. I’m not strict about much but I am about this. I have found that these instructions give the most immediate relief. Chiropractic For the most part, I’m preaching to the choir here. If you are reading this … Continued

The Comfort of Meatloaf

Meatloaf Gets a Bad Reputation Personally, I think it’s the loaf part. I don’t remember growing up eating meatloaf but It’s one of my family’s favorite foods. Some people like ketchup on their meatloaf but there is a special place in my heart for barbecue sauce, so that is what I use. Try to find a barbecue sauce with a low carb count or make your own, substituting the sugar with erythritol, monk fruit or stevia. You may have noticed … Continued

Extended Hours for Massage with An’ Marie

You know how great An’ Marie’s massages are! You know how amazing you feel after. You know how relaxed your muscles feel and you know how your stress level went down from tight-as-a-piano string to limp-noodle. Now you also know that An’ Marie has extended her hours. Monday: 11 am to 7 pm  Wednesday: 12 noon to 7 pm Friday: 9 am to 4 pm   Just to recap all the amazing services that An’ Marie provides… 30, 60 or … Continued

Genetic Secrets of the Heart

We are just discovering the treasure trove of genetic testing. There is still a lot to learn but what we have learned so far is fascinating. There are a handful of genetic tests that we run to give us insight into cardiac care. So if you have a family history of heart disease or diabetes or you have these conditions yourself, please consider running these tests. A variation or mutation of a gene is called a polymorphism. It can be … Continued

Is Coconut Oil Right For You?

Can coconut oil be good for your health? What if you have high cholesterol? Should you eat fats? These are the questions that are being asked, thanks to our realization that for 30 years the low fat, high carb diets we have been on have contributed to heart disease and diabetes. But is a high fat, low carb diet right for you? The answer is…that depends. It depends on how your particular body metabolizes fats. The only way to find … Continued