Winter Blues

Wintertime Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winters can be brutal no matter where we live. In Iowa, we get the opportunity to witness unseasonably warm temps one day, and then  -30 degrees the next. We just never know! Literally, this week the temperature went from 40 to 14 degrees in 1 day, with freezing rain to add! These varying temps can Read More

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Women’s Cardiovascular Health: Not all in the Heart

When I look at the females on both my parents side, I should feel doomed for cardiovascular disease and death. My great grandmother had congestive heart failure, my grandmother has heart disease and had a heart attack in her 60’s. At least five of my aunts have had cardiovascular disease or symptoms prior to the Read More

Giving love

The Greatest Gift – Being Truly Present During the Holidays

I’m pretty sure I woke up today thinking it was summer and realized that it’s almost December, where did this year go?! I’m not going to stress though, because today I want to talk about getting through the holidays with minimal stress. Most of us love our spouses, children, in-laws, extended family and friends, but Read More

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Winter is coming: Prepare your Immune System now

Hello Winter and Hellooooo Immune System!  As winter approaches, the beautiful bluffs will be glittered with snow and fireplaces will be glowing an amber hue. Oh the beauties of the seasons! What might not be so beautiful, are those illnesses that can accompany the changing of the seasons. In the winter we are typically indoors Read More

Blue Light

Circadian Rhythm – Warning, this is Not a Dance Move

As I wear my nerd goggles (blue-light blocking glasses), I figured it was better to bust out the keyboard and type down some thoughts on the circadian rhythm and the blue light effect on life. What is a Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is known as the body’s natural clock. Important processes take place during Read More

Mercury Toxicity

Mercury “Free” Day

Wow, I have a lot on my mind today! Today (June 7th 2017) is a big day for me! At 8:30 this a.m. I traveled to Mount Vernon and removed the remaining Mercury fillings from my mouth! This Journey started March of 2016 when I was on the quest to safely remove the toxic mercury Read More

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Getting Clean by Talking Dirty

The Dirty: Last month we cleaned up a little bit after my article on detoxing the body. This month we are going to dive into clean eating. But in order to get clean, we have to get dirty first! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list each year that discusses the “dirty dozen” and Read More

Appendix

Appreciating the Appendix

When you think of appendix what usually comes to mind? Emergency surgery? Infections? Near-Death ruptures in bodies? I don’t think there’s ever been a positive connotation to the word! But wait, you can finally take a sigh of relief and know that humans were built very strategically with intelligent design, adapted to their conditions to Read More