I've learned a lot over the years as a massage therapist in Fargo, ND and would like to share my findings with you! All the entries in this section are either my life experiences, the experiences of others, or ideas that I believe to be true. Some of the health ideas and suggestions may work for some people but not for others. I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PERSON so I cannot diagnose, only give suggestions from my personal experience, which you may or may not find beneficial. It is my hope that if you try any of my Health Ideas that you and your family may lead a healthier life!


"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

-by Benjamin Rush, MD, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and physician to George Washington


Toe Fungus Cured

There are many remedies you can get for toe nail fungus, but the one I have used myself to get rid of it was a very simple and inexpensive essential oil called TEA TREE essential oil. This can be purchased at most any health food store, is quite inexpensive, another name for the oil is melaluka oil, and really is a multi-use skin treatment for anything from bug bites, infections, acne, rashes, etc. It is good for any skin issue. Tea tree oil is a very strong natural disinfectant. Toe fungus is very tough to cure and is best to be avoided by wearing flip flops in any public areas where you may be stepping where others with toe fungus have already been. I have found a very natural, safe and ra

Sinus Infections and Allergies: Neti Pot!

If you have heard of a "Neti Pot" the following will be somewhat like that but cheaper and easier to use. I had clients tell me that they do this often (up to daily) and had great results in reducing their sinus infections and seasonal allergy symptoms. I have used this method myself and also have had good results. Clean your bathroom sink very well. You may also use a bowl instead. Fill your sink or bowl 3/4 full of warm water. "Thoughly" mix in the water about one heaping teaspoon of: Baking soda (See below info on baking soda), Non-Iodized Salt and two teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide. Put your face in the water and breath in a "small" amount of the water mixture. You will not want to get t

Mosquito Repellant - Non-Toxic!

You can easily make this yourself using products found at a health food store or a health food section in a grocery store. This repellant will work very well but is not a pesticide, so it has no harmful neurological effects. The essential oils will prevent this mixture from becoming rancid! The quantities can be raised or lowered but just keep the ratios the same. 1/4 of mixture should be a carrier oil (I suggest extra virgin olive oil) Then add the following essential oils to the carrier oil in equal quantities: lemon peppermint eucalyptus lemongrass

Infertility & Celiac Disease - Our Story

When my wife and I were first married my wife doctored at the local clinic to see why she could not become pregnant. In her previous marriage, she had also doctored for years with no one offering anything to solve the problem. One of my clients (I will call her Karlene) had been doctoring for about 20 years with intestinal, fatigue and fibromyalgia type issues with little results. Karlene, in continuing to look for relief from her many issues, went to a Herbologist who upon the first visit said she had a wheat allergy. This discovery changed her life and the life of many others. Knowing some of my wife's symptoms, see celiac symptoms below, Karlene suggested that my wife look into the possib

Hot Flashes: End Them!

"The Swanson Health product, 7-HMRlignans Enterolactone Enhancer from Norwegian Spruce Tree, has eliminated menopausal hot flashes and interrupted sleep for me and other women. I take one capsule every morning. I also use the Swanson Health product, Menogest, a natural progesterone cream and apply to the skin as suggested on the label. In less than one week, my energy level, mood and overall health were restored. It also decreased vaginal dryness. These products last approximately two months and cost less than $15 total." - Anonymous Hot Flash - Wild Yam Cream by Beth Ellyn Rosenthal Everything Your Doctor Hasn't Shared With You About The Causes of PMS and Menopausal Discomfort . . . and the

Herniated Disks

I have had several clients that have had herniated disks in their backs. This is a very serious and painful condition. I will give you one of their stories. Several years ago a lady about 38 years old called me and told me her 5 year old had jumped off a chair and landed on her back, causing a lot of pain. Her back had gotten worse day after day for over 3 weeks. She had been prescribed more and more pain medication until now the high level of medication was not only not stopping her pain but was also causing her to only have about bowel movement per week, causing more pain. Her doctor had referred her to a surgeon who had said he would operate on her back, but had to split her breastbon

Cancer Cured?!

Since 2000 I have had the privilege of being a massage therapist in Fargo, ND, USA. While giving massages many people have told me their health stories. I have had the great fortune to have heard at least 32 people tell me of their stories of how they had cancer and were completely cured without the use of surgery, chemo, or radiation. My father told me when he was 10 years old back in 1927, he was with his Mother and Father at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. My father's Mother had cancer and was in the doctor's office when he heard the doctor tell his Mother, "Ma'am, if you can just hold on just a little bit longer, we are just this close to discovering the cure for cancer." My Father s

Breast Milk - Not Enough? Too Much?

A natural herb used to increase milk flow for newly nursing mothers is "Blessed Thistle" capsules. It contains galactagogues which are described below. Blessed thistle has few side effects when taken in low doses over a short period of time. Blessed thistle should not be taken before the baby's birth. A galactagogue is anything that excites lactation. In otherwords any thing that increases milk production. In humans common galactagogues are: caffiene, hops, fenugreek, fennel seed, blessed thistle, domperidone, alfalfa. To decrease or stop milk lactation, the herb "Sage" can work well.

Cure Bladder Infections

This information is found in Suzanne Somers book, "BREAKTHROUGH", on pages 22-24. "About 90% of all bladder infections are caused by the bacteria called E. coli. This bacteria lives in our colon and helps us digest and absorb nutrients from our food. But when this bacteria gets in the wrong place, meaning the bladder, it sticks to the inside of our bladder and gives us an infection which can be hard to control. E. coli loves sugar, especially the natural sugar D-mannose . D-mannose is a safe, simple sugar that is sold in health food stores. Women are much more likely to get bladder infections than men. The treatment is to take 3 to 5 grams of the D-mannose, and only a small amount o

Bananas: Why You Should Eat Them!

Bananas are the number one fruit of the world's leading athletes. Just 2 bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90 minute workout. These are conditions the materials found in bananas can help with: PMS - The vitamin B6 regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood Depression - Tryptophan, a protein that is converted to serotonin by the body to improve your mood and help you relax Anemia - iron stimulates the body to produce hemoglobin to control anemia Blood pressure - With its high level of potassium yet low level of salt, the USDA has okayed the industry to say bananas can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke Brain Power and Alertness - Studies have shown s

Cockroach Repellant

Ingredients 1/2 cup of salt water (or tap water) 3 teaspoons of table salt 5 drops of cypress essential oil 10 drops peppermint essential oil. Mix all ingredients well. Use this as a spray.

Chai Seed - The Ancient Food of the Future

In the last twenty five years, there has been a resurrection in the definition of medicine, a resurrection that amplifies the significance of our eating habits and our lifestyle. Medicine is not only defined as a treatment for illness and disease, it is now understood to be for the prevention of illness and disease. That would mean, for example, laughter is a medicine because research found it to boost the immune system. Exercise is good medicine for its cardio-vascular stimulation, muscle toning and flexibility and expelling toxins and for giving you a feeling of well-being, all immune boosters. To express a positive attitude towards life is not only good medicine for you, it is good medici

Fruit: Natural Sickness Defender

Fruit fights the germs we're exposed to in the winter. "The vitamin load keeps your immune level high, allowing you to fend off colds and flu," says Amy Howell, Ph.D., a research scientist at Rutgers University. Fruits also reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Try the five below to give your immune system a boost. Apples The most popular source of antioxidants in our diet, one apple has an antioxidant effect equivalent to 1,500 mg of vitamin C. Apples are loaded with protective flavonoids, which may prevent heart disease and cancer. Papayas With 250 percent of the RDA of vitamin C, a papaya can help kick a cold right out of your system. The beta-carotene and vitamins C and E in pap

Angus Beef: The Good Stuff!

How does no hormones added, range raised, grain fed premium angus beef sound to you? Wendel Livestock has experience in raising livestock that yields great tasting meat. Availability of 1/4 and 1/2 beef portions are available at varying times each year. The Wendel Livestock ranch is located near LaMoure, ND. For more information or to place your order call Shane Wendel at 701-652-5810.

Stomach Sleeping

Sleeping on one's stomach, also called sleeping prone, may happen to anyone in the course of a night's sleep. It may not feel right to sleep on your back because of lower back issues. Or if we do a lot of work during the day where we have to reach our arms out in front of us, our chest muscles may become tight and sleeping on our stomach may feel like a good way to stretch those muscles. So because of these or other reasons we may choose to or our body may just roll over onto our stomach to find a more comfortable position. There is evidence to show sleeping on our stomach can cause: Troubled sleeping as the major nerve of our heart and lungs (Vegas nerve) is compressed; Decreased blood fl

Choline: Food For Thought

If you want your child to be born with a higher IQ, eating foods rich in choline or and taking this supplement during your pregnancy may help. In 2004 when my wife was pregnant this is what she did after reading some of's research on the subject. When we asked an area pharmacist about choline, this was not his recomendation as little research was published at that time and he said it may not be safe. Now children's vitamin say "Brain Booster" right on the bottle. Read below for more details. -- Jerry Wendel Daub The Role of Choline in Our Bodies and Brains By Laura Dolson, Guide Choline - the word may be vaguely familiar, but you probably don't know much about this nutr