Curcumin

Turmeric: The Miracle Spice


Looking like a runty weird root with a bright orange core, the root Curcuma longa contains a spice that has health benefits called, turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, this active ingredient is found to have so many benefits to the human body it is considered a miracle spice. Balancing Blood Sugar Curcumin from turmeric can help balance blood sugar by making the cells more sensitive to the signal created by insulin. Insulin has receptor sites on cells that send a signal … Continued


Soup Season is Here


The air is cooler, the wind is brisker, and the sky is darker. It must be fall. Time for sweaters and blankets and soup. Soup is a comfort food. It nurtures us, reminds us of being taken care of, and can be full of healthy ingredients that nourish us. This month’s recipe is of a rich, creamy, smoky vegetable soup that is hearty enough to be a meal. Blender Love I love my Vitamix. We use it to make smoothies … Continued


Detox After Flu Shot


The flu shot has a list of ingredients that you wouldn’t put into your body willingly. Formaldehyde, aluminum salts, and mercury are just a few of the scary ingredients. If you are forced to get the flu shot or if you choose to get the flu shot (no judgment) there are some things that will help your body deal with the toxic ingredients that are injected. Vitamin C, before and after Vitamin C is necessary for a healthy immune system. … Continued


How to Avoid a Healing Crisis


Have you ever had a natural treatment and you temporarily got worse before you got better? This is common and it is called a healing crisis. Whenever I see a new patient I will tell them that they may experience this. Let’s cover a few reasons this can happen. Detox When you start a liver cleanse you can often feel flu-ish with headaches, body aches, and lethargy. This is often due to detoxing at a rate that is greater than … Continued


Muscle Testing And How I Use It In My Practice


Applied kinesiology or manual muscle testing for health has become popular in the past few years. I have used muscle testing with my patients for all of the 25 years I have been in practice. The first to correlate weak muscles regaining strength with chiropractic treatment, Dr. George Goodheart, coined the term applied kinesiology and taught the technique he defined starting in 1964. My cousin and mentor, Rob Radtke, worked with Dr. Goodheart and years later I worked with Rob. … Continued


Butternut Squash and Pecan Souffle and Vitamin A


Combine roasted butternut squash, silky maple syrup, and crunchy pecans and you get the makings for a dish that sings Autumn in Michigan. I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! My friend and teacher, Jill Beckman, made this for a dinner she hosted last month and we all could not get enough of it. The health benefits of butternut squash A one cup serving can contain almost 500 mg of potassium. This electrolyte mineral keeps the brain, muscles, … Continued


Skin Health Starts On The Inside


If you have skin, and I know you do, at some point you have had an issue with it. Acne, hives, Eczema, Psoriasis are all skin conditions that can have their root cause in the gut. Today we will explore that and I will include a PowerPoint of the presentation I did for Oakland County this week. Thank you to all the workshop attendees that participated. Your skin is the first line of defense It is your number one barrier … Continued


Raise Your Eyebrows. Three Steps for Healthy Habits


What does it take to get into your groove and stay there? Our health is our happiness, so getting into healthy habits, that keep us healthy, contributes to our sunny disposition as well. Emotional well-being and physical well-being go hand-in-hand. One will influence the other and, sometimes, we have more control over one so we start there. Today lets focus on how to be consistent with being physically active. It doesn’t matter if you are walking around the neighborhood, lifting … Continued


Interview with Professional Chef Nicole Bunting


Have you ever met a professional chef? I am super excited to introduce you to our local (metro Detroit area) personal professional chef, Nicole Bunting. She owns It’s Just Food. I had the pleasure of attending a cooking class she was teaching. She is a fun and engaging teacher and we had a great time and an even better meal. Her hummus is like crack (so I asked her to share her recipe with you) and she also had us make … Continued


Embracing Our Shadow


Going through a mid-life awakening Have you had it with trying to be perfect all the time? Has the novelty of being a “Stepford” person worn off? If it has, you might consider playing with your “shadow”.  This is something I am going through as well and I am now embracing my “shadow”.  Author Robert Bly and my mentor Rob Radtke would be proud. The shadow is the hidden part of your self that you keep stuffing down because it isn’t … Continued