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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 »


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 »


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 »


5 Hidden Gems in Your Bloodwork

ENCORE EVENT! Ever wonder what your bloodwork really means? Do you have Anxiety? Depression? Joint pain? Just don’t feel well? Want to learn WHY? Join Dr. Jena for her Bloodwork Webinar and learn 5 hidden gems that can help you go from unhealthy to healthy! Grab your labs (it’s ok if they’re older) and let me teach you how to read them from a functional medicine perspective. RSVP TODAY! If you can’t make the live event, replays will be sent out for a limited time. If you know of anyone suffering from Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression,… Read More »


Heavy Menstrual Bleeding & What To Do About It

What is considered heavy menstrual bleeding? Heavy menstrual bleeding is bleeding that lasts for more than seven days or requires changing pads or tampons every one to two hours. What causes heavy menstrual bleeding? Hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, and bleeding disorders are known causes. How do I know if I have heavy menstrual bleeding? If you are using more than ten pads or tampons during your period, consistently for more than 3 months. What are the signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding? Prolonged bleeding, passing blood clots, fatigue, shortness of breath, and anemia are some of the signs… Read More »


Trouble Sleeping?

If you are having trouble SLEEPING WELL: There may be a few issues going on: Inability to Fall Asleep: there may be too much cortisol (stress hormone) in the body. Inability to Stay Asleep: there may not be enough serotonin, a blood sugar imbalance, and/or liver issues. Both sleep disturbances can also be correlated to viruses, heavy metals, poor detox pathways, and/or the inability to process excess hormones! Inability to fall asleep: If you find that you get wound up at night and you’re not getting tired, then lowering cortisol at night is key. Changing up your evening routine is… Read More »


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