Learning how to listen “the other way” has been one of the most valuable assets in my life. It has given me peace and fulfillment, guided me during challenging moments, taught me to see the healing way forward with my health. In my clinical practice, listening this “other way” has also been invaluable. Of course […]
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Proper Tick Removal
The CDC estimates that more than 300,000 people will get sick with lyme every year. The number of cases being reported to the CDC is steadily on the rise. Here is what you need to know to remove ticks properly if you are bitten. Removing ticks properly helps reduce the chances of them infecting you […]
Iowa Lyme Law – Act NOW!
Iowa Lyme Disease Legislation – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED! Legislation has been filed in the Iowa House of Representatives to make it easier for licensed Iowa medical professionals to treat Lyme disease patients following International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) guidelines. This legislation has been developed in cooperation with the Iowa Board of Medicine (BOM), […]
Stink! A MUST see movie!
“STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe— […]
FREE online Autism Intensive!
I am so excited to announce the FREE online Autism Intensive that starts January 10, 2016! My own doctor and mentor (Dr. Norm Schwartz, MD) has been working on this project for the past 8 months interviewing leading experts on autism from around the country! The Autism Intensive Summit is an online free series of […]
DBQ Poison Free Parks
DBQ Poison Free Parks is a new group I’ve just created! It is designed to help people from the Dubuque area to connect and collaborate in efforts to get poisons like Roundup/Glyphosate banned from our city parks and public spaces. If you are on Facebook, please consider joining us! Click HERE to find us on […]
Your BIG impact on the world
Even the smallest things we say and do have a big impact… and can change the world….(and our own lives). If we think what we do is too insignificant and then don’t participate, we lose our opportunity to create a healthier, happier more peaceful world.
My kids know it is safe to play in our yard because dotted among the grass are dandelions, violets and clover. Dandelions are medicine and wishes to our family. To them, the absence of dandelions in some neighboring yards is quite creepy. They understand that lawn chemicals don’t just “go away” after being sprayed on the dandelions; […]
An Overview of Functional Medicine
My first experience with Functional Medicine was in 1996 when I saw a holistic minded MD who practiced this type of holistic health care. Ever since this first experience with Functional Medicine, I have been fascinated with the ways we can overcome many chronic health conditions utilizing a variety of holistic and natural interventions. During my […]
Filling Up Your Cup
A little girl recently came in to the clinic with her mom for her mom’s acupuncture appointment. She was a sweet little girl and looked like she wanted something to help keep her busy while her mom rested, so I went and got a box of crayons and some paper so she could color during […]