August 30, 2018

PAIN.  If it’s something you live with on a regular basis, you know that it can wreak havoc on your life.  According to the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) “Move Forward” Low Back Pain Survey, nearly two-thirds of adults living in the United States suffe...

One of the regulars at my local coffee shop stopped me today, we will call him

 Tim, and told me he is finally off of all his blood pressure medications.  He told me he never thought that would have been possible.  But you see, this retired gentleman spent the past 3 mo...

June 1, 2018

I am standing here in the tent-city at the end of our Kalamazoo marathon (which, for the record, I cannot say that I ran) and I’m watching the next wave of tired runners go by.   At a marathon, it’s all about endurance, training the body over weeks and weeks (and somet...

We have all heard the phrase,  "You are what you eat."  Well, I believe that is only partly true.  I think a more accurate phrase would be "You are what you eat, digest, and absorb."  I am only going to address "eat" and "digest" in this post.  Absorption information c...

March 13, 2018

I am, admittedly, an emotional person.  Actually, this tendency toward over-feeling is one of the things that makes regular movement so valuable to me; it helps process those emotions through my body.  After all, emotions are a combination of mental behaviors (thoughts...

March 13, 2018

  1. Wake up, reach up!  First thing in the morning, reach to the sky and hold for a few breaths

  2. Set a timer to stand up every hour if possible – if possible, do the Egoscue Overhead Extension for 30 seconds 

  3. Lift an...

"What the heck are mitochondria?"

I love this client.  I really do.  She challenges me because she questions my recommendations, plays devils advocate and wants me to drop all the "scienc-y mumbo jumbo" and break it down for her in a way that is easy, accessible and app...

February 13, 2018

Modeling cutting-edge common sense in the workplace

If there is one factor primarily to blame for the obesity, chronic pain, and general fatigue that seem to be epidemic in our Western culture, the “sitting factor” would be the one.  We are taught early in school to sit...

What part of your fitness routine deserves the most attention?  What could you be doing better to get more gains from your workouts?  Stronger?  Faster?  Quicker?  Fitter?  Leaner?


Are you doing the things needed during...

As a clinical nutritionist in the state of Michigan, I have no access to ordering blood work tests for my clients and instead I need to rely solely on the client's physician to run the appropriate tests each year so I can help monitor the health status of my



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