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Month: October 2013

Are You An Accidental Orthorectic? It’s Possible…

I saw a pleasant but very worried 40-something woman a few weeks ago who had written on her intake form “Candida!” “Food allergies!” and “I don’t know what to eat!” To be honest, she didn’t look particularly healthy, likely because she was both poorly nourished and depressed. Her story is provocative. Many months earlier, feeling tired and depressed, her digestion a bit off and having occasional Read More

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Welcome Dr. Kristen Donigan

This health tip is especially exciting for me as I have the pleasure of announcing that a new physician, Kristen Donigan, DO, has joined WholeHealth Chicago and is available for appointments. After a decade of trying to find my first physician associate, I felt blessed when Casey Kelley, MD, joined us, though I was concerned that it might take another ten years to find a Read More

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The Dragon’s Way for the Holidays

Want to breeze through the holidays? Turn the Winter Blues into the Winter Smiles? Sign up for the Dragon’s Way® Program and tune up your mind, body & spirit. Lose Weight. Reduce Stress. Improve wellness. Join the thousands whose lives have changed because of the Dragon’s Way. Next 6 week class begins at WholeHealth Chicago on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. Taught by certified Read More

Posted in D, Knowledge Base, Weight Issues

Psychiatry Has Gone Bonkers

It may come as a surprise to learn that 11% of Americans over age 6 are taking one or more psychoactive drugs (also called psychotropics) daily for various forms of mental illness. In fact the fastest growing population being prescribed psychoactive drugs are children between 2 and 11. Would it surprise you to learn that more people take second-generation (aka atypical) antipsychotics–Seroquel, Zyprexa, and others–than Read More

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Coping With Work Stress

You’d need to be a fly on the wall of my secluded little exam room at WholeHealth Chicago to realize how thoroughly day-to-day stress contributes to chronic physical and emotional ill health. Stress occurs when some force to which you’ve relinquished power controls your life. The source might be work, money, relationships, caregiving…or some grim combination of these. You know the list. In fact, you Read More

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Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Ingredients 1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped dried sweet cherries 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley $ 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided $ 1 1/2 pounds carrots $ 1 1/2 pounds parsnips 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar $ Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together first 5 Read More

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Baked Chicken Mediterranean

Ingredients: 4 split organic free-range chicken breasts [skinless are fine] Sea salt and gluten-free Lemon Pepper seasoning, to taste 1 14-oz can Muir Glen fire-roasted tomatoes with juice 3/4 cup of your Muir Glen pasta sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup red wine 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups of thin pepper strips- mixed green, yellow and orange peppers 2 large portobella mushrooms, sliced Read More

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Upcoming Workshops

*Self Care for Chronic Pain with Yoga Therapy and Healing Touch
Monday May 15th and Monday May 22nd
6pm – 7:30pm
Workshop Fee $75

Are you looking for ways to manage chronic pain that doesn’t involve medication? Consider a gentle exploration in Healing Touch and Yoga Therapy that connects mind, body and spirit for overall health and wellbeing with WholeHealth Chicago’s Healing Touch practitioner Katie Oberlin and Yoga Therapist Renee Zambo.

Enrollment is limited. Register online here or by calling (773) 296-6700 to secure your spot.
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*May Lyme Academy
Lyme & Lymph; A Source of Pain and Swelling
Tuesday May 16, 5:30-7:00pm

People with Lyme disease may experience pain, swelling and have decreased ability to move toxins out of their body. Karen Meier, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will be presenting information about the lymphatic system, how Lyme affects it, self care and manual techniques for treatment.

Registration:
Registration is open to patients of Dr. Kelley, and pre-registration is required. Please call WholeHealth Chicago at 773-296-6700 or see a Patient Services team member to sign up!

 

*Awakened Body, Quiet Mind
An innovative workshop series for relieving mind/body stress and tapping into your true power and natural health.

Four Group Sessions with Meghan Roekle, PsyD.

Four meetings using a unique combination of embodiment meditation and mental inquiry for deep healing.

Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm beginning May 23rd.  Register online or call 773-296-6700
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*Facial Guasha Class
The Ultimate DIY Anti-Aging Facial!
With Mari Stecker, LAc
Thursday June 8, 2017, 6:30-8PM, $65 course fee

Join us and learn a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique that you can do yourself! Guasha treatment is a 2,000 year old Chinese massage technique that uses a flat tool to apply pressure to the skin to increase circulation as it moves along acupuncture channels.

Facial guasha is an easy to learn technique that:
* encourages blood flow and promotes radiance
* prevents wrinkles
* activates cells to regain facial elasticity
* drains fluids to detoxify skin and reduce puffiness
* sloughs off dead skin cells
* uplifts and tones skin
* firms up facial muscles
* minimizes dark circles
* promotes a healthy, younger and more radiant look

Space is limited, pre-registration required by calling 773-296-6700 or online.
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