As the Fall Season approaches it is time for back to school (and of course football!). No better time to focus on supporting your immune system. With that in mind, let us review the immune system.

The immune system. This term is frequently used to describe one of the major systems of the body. There are different ways to look at its actual components. In some circles the entire body is considered the immune system because everything influences immunity. In the wholistic approach, the whole body – the skin, digestion, hormones, circulation, etc. all play a role in keeping us healthy.

The immune system has two roles: to kill and to remember. Pathogens release certain chemicals and proteins that our immune system recognizes as not part of us which triggers a kill response. Once this occurs the system “remembers”, and we can reduce the impact of future attacks of a similar pathogen and thus have “immunity.”

For the rest of the article click here: Immune System Basics

There are four key nutrients that drive the health of your immune system. This article discusses Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Calcium, and Essential Fatty Acids: Key Immune System Nutrients

We have recently updated our article on natural solutions for preventing and reversing autoimmune conditions. You can find that here: Natural Solutions for Autoimmune

We have updated our Immune System Ebook as well. That can be found here: Immune System EBook

The benefits of the SHAPE ReClaimed program go beyond detoxification and weight loss. It also provides support for your immune system. You can read more about that here: 10 Things You Can Do To Boost Your Immune System

And do not forget that stress also weakens the immune system. Learn all about stress management techniques from this article: Stress Management



We have three nutrition classes coming up at the Kroc Center. They are part of the Well Program. For more details on the program click here: Kroc Center Well Program Information

September 6 – How Not to Get Sick When Everyone Around You Is: Top Five Immune Supporters

Not only is it back to school time, but it seems as if there is always something “going around.” From a natural health perspective, the best way to protect ourselves from any external unwanted invaders is with a strong immune system. Learn how your immune system works and the top five vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy while everyone around you is getting sick.

November 1 – Improve Your Mood with Minerals and Fats: Three Key Nutrients for Your Mind

Looking for natural ways to improve your mood and focus? What you eat has a significant impact not only how you feel, but how you think as well. Learn the basics of hormones and neurotransmitters and the importance of three key nutrients in balancing your body’s chemistry.

December 6 – Managing Stress: Simple Dietary Modifications and Relaxation Techniques

While the Holidays bring us joy, they also can cause stress. Stress comes from a variety of sources and is at root cause of many common physical and emotional complaints such as cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight issues. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn dietary modifications and relaxation techniques that can reduce its effects.



Last month’s newsletter featured references to two books: Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain by William J. Walsh, PhD. and Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick and How to Get Better by Sally Norton. Here are follow up articles on both.

Nutrient Power follow up: Dr. Walsh has worked with over 30,000 patients with a variety of mental health issues. The important takeaway is that everyone is different in how their biochemistry and their epigenetics respond to both natural substances and medications. What works for one does not work for everyone and specific protocols can be developed using muscle testing.

Walsh has identified the following biochemical imbalances that he has seen consistently with his patients. Some are more prevalent with certain disorders than others, but the bottom line is that these are what he calls “the repeat offenders.” He has determined that the underlying common factor is each plays a direct role in the synthesis or functioning of an important neurotransmitter.

Here are the factors: copper overload, Vitamin B-6 deficiency, zinc deficiency, methyl/folate imbalances, oxidative stress overload, amino acid imbalances, fatty acid imbalances, glucose dysregulation and toxic overload.

To read the rest of the article click here: Nutrient Power and Muscle Testing

Toxic Superfoods follow up: This book explores the toxic effects of oxalates. Do the foods you are eating contain too many oxalates? Here is a list of high oxalate foods.

Some are higher than others. The range is 15 mg to 500 mg per serving. Foods in that range are generally considered to be high oxalate foods. This is Sally Norton’s list. There are other lists which have some of the same and some different foods.

From everything I’ve read so far this is not an exact science. However, if these foods are common in your diet, then we need to estimate your daily oxalate consumption. My recommendation is to keep a food diary for a week, send it to me to analyze, and then we can have a discussion.

To see the list and continue the article click here: High Oxalate Food List



The appointments in Belgium, Wisconsin from September 11-13 will be at the same location as in June – 642 Main Street. There is only one available appointment time available. If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate your needs. Looking forward to seeing you.