Guts, Genes and Gray Matter

Connecting the Dots between GI Health, Brain Function and Genetic Expression A few weekends ago, I spent a day learning from Dr. Andrew Rostenberg, author of the website  Dr. Rostenberg has been using genetics to help his patients for several years, and his blog is a great resource for anyone wanting to more deeply […]

Low Nickel Food List

Low Nickel Diet and Food List Information courtesy of Dr. Matthew Zirwas Background on Nickel Allergy Nickel allergy (allergic contact dermatitis to nickel), has always been thought of as a rash that is isolated to the area where nickel makes contact with the skin. However, new evidence is showing that nickel, which is ingested in […]

Success with CBD Oil

We’ve been using CBD oil now for about 4 months, and I can honestly say I wish we’d had access to this years ago! Because I’m so excited about the success we’re having, I put together this quick update for you – including testimonials from CBD oil patients as well as a quick rundown of […]

Laser Allergy Relief

Say Goodbye to Allergies!! In March of 2016 year, we had a practitioner open house at Leaves of Life, and I had the pleasure of connecting with Ginny Rockenbaugh, a local dietitian who does allergy elimination laser treatments. Once I started treatments with Ginny and could quantify my own results (see my testimonial below), I began referring […]

The ABCs of CBD

What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from hemp for use as a dietary supplement.  Though hemp is a type of cannabis, unlike marijuana, it contains only trace amounts of THC, so it has no psychoactive effects, nor will it show up in drug screening unless significantly high doses are used (high dosing […]

Corn Allergy Food List

This list is intended for patients who are sensitive or allergic to corn and/or corn derivatives. * Most common items that might not always contain or be derived from corn. Be informed and proceed with caution! Avoid Acetic acid Alcohol Alpha tocopherol Artificial flavorings Artificial sweeteners Ascorbates Ascorbic acid Aspartame (Artificial sweetener) Astaxanthin Baking powder […]

What We Really Know About Sun Exposure

A foreword from Patty Since I turn 50 this year I decided it’s probably time to start regular “mole patrol” appointments for identification and removal of any areas suspicious for skin cancer. I’d been hearing about Dr. Zirwas through shared patients over the last few months, and could tell that he seems to do a lot of […]

Summer Community Event

  Announcing the Leaves of Life Summer Community Event! Saturday, June 25th 10 am – 2 pm Our first patient event was such a hit that we wanted to get everyone together again during the summer season. For this event, we’re partnering with Fitness Matters and Sullivan Center – our neighbors here on Rivers Edge […]

Multi-Seed Crackers

Recipe courtesy of Bistro One Six Ingredients 1 cup water ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Raw Whole flax seeds ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Whole Seed chia seeds ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Simply Raw sunflower seeds ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Simply Raw pumpkin seeds ½ teaspoon Maldon sea salt Your choice of seasonings […]