How to Boost Your Immune System This Fall

Our body is designed to fight diseases on its own. Our immune system kills certain bacteria in our body and works against things that may cause us illness. If the immune system gets weak or stops working, the body becomes susceptible to diseases. The immune system gets weak if we don’t take proper care of ourselves. There are many natural ways to boost your immune system and reduce the amount and type of medications you need to take. Taking too much medicine may cause your body to react negatively. It’s better to rely on natural remedies to stay healthy. 

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HOPE: A Healing-Oriented Practice & Environment

It has been reported that less than 20 percent of health-related outcomes are attributable to medical interventions. The rest of these outcomes are related to health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status. The physical, social, and economic environments are affecting a person’s ability to make healthy choices which lead to accessing medical care. So, while medical interventions are important, much more can be done to restore and maintain health by addressing lifestyle, behavioral, and social factors.

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Kelly Hassberger
Four Reasons Why You Should Try Cupping

Incorporating many different techniques into each massage based on the clients' needs and concerns is the most crucial factor in massage therapy. For example, using hot stones on almost every client is common because it provides an almost instantaneous muscle relief and overall relaxation. Another technique utilized often is an old Chinese technique called Cupping, which uses small suction cups as a highly efficacious therapeutic device. Claudia Ellenberger, a practicing licensed massage therapist for over fifteen years, explains what cupping is and her experience using this technique with clients.

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Express Yourself

This topic always reminds me of Madonna. Her song “Express Yourself” talks about how much better you feel if your man tells you how he feels about you and does for you. Most importantly, it also states not to settle for second best. How do you express yourself? Do you need a partner to make you feel like you are heard and loved? Do you ever put yourself first?

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Beating the Flames of Summer

As summer in Michigan continues to warm up, many people try to beat the flames of summer heat with floats on the river, chilling in the AC, heading to the beach, or sitting in the shade on a lawn chair. Summer is the great time for us to beat another kind of flame as well - inflammation in our bodies.  In America, chronic inflammatory diseases are on the rise including hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

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Success Through Self-Awareness

What does it take to be successful? It means something a little different for everyone but for me, the key is taking time to figure out who you are. This in itself is a statement many hear throughout their life time but may not understand the actual impact it can make. Genuinely knowing your inner self before trying to discover your business self is my personal solution.

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Spiritual Energy Therapy: What to Expect

Energy is the foundation of everything that exists. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual health will be reflective of the vibration or frequency of our energy system. Because we are energy beings, we begin to pick up on the emotions, feelings, and attitudes of those around us. Our experiences, both positive and traumatic, leave their impression in our energy system. These impressions begin to form how we experience the world, our circumstances, and eventually our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

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Why I Want to Share Naturopathic Fertility with the World

Reflecting back over the years and my fertility journey, there are so many things I wish I would have known along the way. There were times I didn’t know what to do or what to think and felt so shameful and alone. My goal is to help couples along this journey to not just get pregnant but to maintain a healthy pregnancy and have a healthy baby who will eventually turn into a healthy adult. Everybody has a different story, different circumstances, and I don’t pretend to be a miracle worker. But I want to offer hope and education.

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Aisling Organics: Cosmetics So Clean, Even Our Esthetician Approves!

My name is Lauren Ramey, I am a Holistic Esthetician at Grand Rapids Natural Health and if you are a client, friend, or family member of mine you know that the last 26 years of my life i have not been the biggest fan of makeup, until now. When I found out our office was planning on carrying a new clean, organic, non-toxic, line of makeup from Aisling Organic Cosmetics I could not wait to get my hands on it!

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Kelly Hassberger
Integrative Health Coaching

“The longer I practice the more I realize how much our lifestyle choices influence our health and well-being. Eating well, being physically active, enjoying restful sleep, finding work-life balance, and simply being kind to others can go a long way in protecting our health and well-being, but I know it is not easy. That is where I want to help you; to help you find the solutions you need to optimize your health and well-being and, when necessary, I can put on my medical hat and help you overcome any physical symptoms that may be getting in your way. I am thrilled to announce I will now be offering Integrative Health Coaching to my services.” -Dave Johnson, MD

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Hello From Green Wagon Farm!

Green Wagon Farm is an eighteen-acre, certified-organic vegetable farm in Ada, Michigan, that grows nutrient-dense foods all year-round using a combination of ancient techniques and modern tools. They’re passionate about producing food in a way that is healthy for the land, healthy for farmers, and healthy for all who eat it!

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Hope for PTSD using LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy is a natural way to help our bodies heal themselves and cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Understanding the benefits of LED Light Therapy, Grand Rapids Natural Health proudly offers the service with Mary Wisniewski, our Certified Light Therapist, with over 35 years of experience.

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Kelly Hassberger
Meditation

In a world where we put so much emphasis on doing, accomplishing and being productive, it is hard for us to see the value in stillness and silence. In this blog, Chris Wheeler, Energy Therapist helps us create a life that is a living meditation by becoming more conscious and mindful of your breath, thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions.

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Kelly Hassberger
Natural Stress Relief

We all deal with stress on a regular basis. It is vital that we identify the stressors and defeat the stress in order to lead a healthy, stress-free life. In this blog, Acupuncturist Steve Durell takes us to explore natural resources to relieve stress, on which Grand Rapids Natural Health’s mission emphasizes.

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Kelly Hassberger