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

Low Carb Chocolate Cherry Bark

How could I not give you a chocolate recipe on Valentine’s day? Truly I can’t, but I want to give you a recipe that is not only delicious but also low carb. This recipe combines heart-healthy, magnesium-rich cocoa powder, brain-boosting and HDL-raising coconut oil and antioxidant-rich black cherries. A lovely combination. Magnesium is an amazing mineral. In the citrate or glycinate form, it can be used as a muscle relaxant and relieve anxiety. It can also help with sleep and … Continued

The Best Cholesterol Lab Test that you Didn’t Know Existed

This month hearts are everywhere so let’s put a spotlight on the most important heart… Yours! A main part of my mission is to prevent heart disease and diabetes in my family, my patients, and my community. Paying close attention to cholesterol lab tests is one of the ways I achieve that mission. Approximately 2 years ago I was introduced to Boston Heart Labs by my holistic cardiologist and my functional medicine doctor. It has heart in the name so … Continued

The Weirdest Remedy for Cold or Flu

I have been in practice for over 25 years. I have come across some down-right crazy treatments but if it has benefits and doesn’t cause harm I’m willing to give it it’s due. The weirdest remedy for cold and flu that I have experienced has got to be the cold sock treatment. At the first symptom of cold or flu collect the necessary equipment. You will need: A pair of cotton socks (the short ones are easiest to use) Access … Continued