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Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-421-9189
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10 Remedies for Well-Being

I have often said that vibrant health is possible for everyone. And it’s not just about preventing disease, though that is a big part of it. Truly vibrant health stems from balance, for which our bodies innately strive. It’s important to eat right, exercise, avoid toxins, be in touch with your emotions, have a strong connection to others, and have faith in something greater than yourself. Of course, every now and then we all need a bit of help. Whether we catch a cold, strain a muscle, or experience a more serious illness or stressful situation, self-care is important for… Read More »

Healthy Summer Strategies

Many women spend their entire spring trying to “get in shape” for summer.  Much of this has to do with the media’s emphasis on how your body is supposed to look in a swimsuit.  But the truth is, if you already have healthy habits such as eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables and a little lean protein, and you have been moving your body in a way that you love, then you are ready to enjoy and become healthier and happier this summer—and all of the seasons—regardless of how you look in a swimsuit. So let’s talk… Read More »

The Power of Transformative Sleep & 3o Day Sleep Challenge

And The Perils of Poor Sleep No matter what hustle culture says, skipping sleep isn’t the secret to getting ahead. In fact, research shows it’s a pretty awful idea. Lack of sleep not only clouds your cognition, memory, and decision-making the next morning, it wreaks havoc on your body’s internal systems and processes. Did you know that people who skimp on sleep tend to eat hundreds more calories a day than people who get at least 7-8 hours? One reason: A poor night’s rest can amplify your hunger hormones driving you to overeat. Hormones like ghrelin (the “hunger hormone”) and… Read More »

Dr Jena’s Top Health Tips

Dr. Jena's DailyLifestyle Tips

Begin the day with thankfulness & appreciation Unplug Wi-Fi at night Turn your phone to airplane mode if you sleep with your phone Do not hold cell phone to your ear for long conversations- use headset Do not keep cell phone in your pocket/ bra- use a shoulder bag, purse or briefcase. Keep it away from your body Earthing: barefoot in the grass/ sand 10+ min, weather permitting Sun Gazing: eyes closed, 1-2 min Slow Breathing: breathe in for count of 4, hold for count of 4, exhale for 4, rest for 4. Do for 5min am & pm Exercise… Read More »

Memory Trouble? Top 5 Reasons

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? How often do you find yourself looking for your glasses or your phone? Do you have to read the same passage in a book two or three times before it sticks? These seemingly innocent “normal” incidents are easy to dismiss — they happen to everyone, right? But these small brain blips might not be harmless inconveniences. They could be a sign that your brain is beginning to become inflamed. Brain inflammation is what many scientists believe to be the potential cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s… Read More »

Spring Into Wellness!

Yay! It’s March and turning into Spring! I don’t know about you but Spring inspires me to lighten ~ to lighten my weight, to lighten my heart, to lighten my mood, to lighten my clutter, to lighten my load. Spring invites us to harness this energy – to clear and clean out the stagnant energy of winter. Nature provides us with foods in the springtime that can help us do just this. If we eat according to what is “springing up”, we will help our bodies (specifically our digestive systems) to work more efficiently, our bodies to feel lighter, and we will… Read More »

Love Yourself! Galentine’s Night

Indulge in an evening of self-love and empowerment. Join us for a fabulous evening of self-love and celebration at Left Foot Charley in Traverse City. Get ready to pamper yourself, have fun, and embrace the power of friendship. This in-person event is all about cherishing your own awesomeness! Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in an awesome sound experience designed to clear, heal, empower and uplift your spirits; Free wine & cider to celebrate the incredible bond between gal pals; Laughter, music, good vibes, and unforgettable memories; oh, and Chocolate. Lot’s of chocolate. Don’t miss out on this special night… Read More »

Webster Technique for Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Webster Technique for Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Discover the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. With this safe approach, many pregnant women are seeking chiropractic adjustments to maintain body health and wellness. With women experiencing rapid body changes in pregnancy, the Webster Technique is an essential part of chiropractic treatment that specifically assists with the prenatal period. This technique, pioneered by chiropractors with a keen focus on pregnancy, ensures that women can enjoy a more comfortable experience while pregnant. During pregnancy, the demand for a gentle yet effective method of addressing the unique needs of a woman’s body is extremely… Read More »

Chiropractic Wellness Care: Achieving Optimal Wellness

Chiropractic Wellness Care: Helping You Achieve Optimal Wellness The benefits of chiropractic care go far beyond treating back pain. Chiropractic care goes beyond mere back adjustments; it promotes your health in a number of different ways. Year after year, chiropractic care helps patients everywhere improve their overall health and quality of life. Integrating wellness in chiropractic care involves a holistic strategy that optimizes your body’s natural healing abilities. There are many tangible ways that chiropractic care improves overall wellness. Contact Big Beautiful Life Chiropractic (add link to home page) today to start your journey to better health and wellness. Our… Read More »

Baby Bumps & Beer Bellies

A perfect night out to celebrate your little one on the way! Expecting Moms… it’s time to get out of the house and we are going to help! Being a mother and doctor I KNOW that sometimes we need an excuse to spend time with our spouse or partner and RELAX! This is exactly why we’ve created this evening out for you. Let us treat you to: Non-Alcoholic Sips (Momosas anyone?), Craft Beer for Your Spouse/Partner or Bring a friend and have a Fun Night Out! We have also invited Elizabeth Voss- BirthDoula, Birth & Breastfeeding Educator, Lactation Counselor and… Read More »

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