We are all familiar with the New Year’s resolution. Many of us resolve to make changes to live a healthier lifestyle. The resolution is the easy part, keeping it being much more difficult. Studies show that over 75% of these resolutions will be abandoned by February. That may be unwelcome news, but the good news is that we are here to help!

Coming Up Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene: Nutrition and Mental Health

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.

Direct Labs February Heart Blood Test Specials

 Being February, Direct Labs has some excellent specials on heart health related tests. These include the Lipid Panel, C-Reactive Protein, Hemoglobin A1C, and Homocysteine in various combinations. If you really want to know about your cardiac health and risk these are the tests we recommend. While the lipid panel provides cholesterol and triglycerides, c-reactive protein and homocysteine are inflammation markers, and HA1C provides a three month snapshot of blood glucose levels.

To check out the specials and order your test go to www.directlabs.com.

Weight Loss

As you may well guess weight loss is the most popular New Year’s resolution. While your instincts may suggest starting a low-calorie diet or starting a stringent exercise program, a better idea may be a detoxification program to cleanse the toxins from your system and boost your metabolism so that you can lose weight effectively.

We have several excellent detoxification programs to offer. If you are ready for a good challenge and have twenty or more pounds to lose, we recommend SHAPE ReClaimed™. This is a life changing program that will reduce your inflammation, detoxify your body, increase your immune system, and at the same time lose weight. We love this program because it is all about eating real food and has only one supplement (the SHAPE Drops). As we like to say – no pills, no powders, just real food! To read more about SHAPE ReClaimed™ click here: SHAPE ReClaimed

If you are looking for a shorter program and just want to take off the excess weight you have gained during the last year, we recommend either the 7-day or 21-day version of the VitalCleanse from Focal Evolve. These are both excellent programs and are more of the traditional cleanses combining real food with 1-2 shakes per day and some supplements to support your detoxification. To learn more about the 7-day program click here: Vital Cleanse 7-day Kit and to learn more about the 21-day program click here: Vital Cleanse 21-day Kit

Stress Reduction

You do not need us to tell you that these are incredibly stressful times. And, as we have discussed frequently in the newsletter, some form of stress is often at the root of our health issues. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, stress will still undermine your health and quality of life.

It is important to have regular stress reducing practices in your life. We can teach you valuable tools such as deep breathing and simple mediation techniques (31 points and 61 points) to reduce stress and The Five Tibetans for simple and effective exercise. These techniques can be taught either in the office or via Zoom. Please let us know if you are interested in learning.

We also have a wide range of nutritional supplements to support your endocrine system and to lessen the effect of stress on your body.

My Favorite Heart Health Articles

Here are a few articles discussing heart health:

Healthy Heart Introduction and Heart Rate

The Rhythm of the Heart

Toning the Heart



The next appointments in Belgium, Wisconsin will be in late April. The schedule is a little different this time. Appointments will be on Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; Sunday, April 28, and Monday, April 29. There are a few available appointments each day, so please let us know if you would like to schedule an appointment. If you have a referral, please have them contact us soon so we can get them scheduled.