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Conquering Chronic Pain


Written by: Stephen Durell, MTOM, R.Ac

This content is from the June 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine

The good news is that our bodies have an amazing, innate ability to heal and adapt. But what if you have pain that keeps coming back or just doesn’t get better? Maybe you’ve seen your doctor, you’ve rested, or tried some home remedies, but it still bothers you.

Pain is a strong signal from your body that something is wrong. This is like having the check engine light come on. We don’t ignore these warning lights on our cars, so why do so many people ignore these signs in their bodies? We often decide to live with pain thinking that being in pain is normal or we use treatments that simply cover up the pain, but don’t treat the cause.

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What’s Poop Got to do With it?

Written by: Christine Schoenek, ND This content is from the March 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine Do you experience brain fog, unexplained headaches, joint pain, skin rashes or eczema, mood swings, or fatigue? These are just a few of the many symptoms that can be caused by leaky gut and food sensitivities.  Many health… Continue Reading

Nutrigenomics: Choosing Foods According to Your Genes

Written by: Dave Johnson, MD Left out of the conversation within the never ending dietary hype and promotion, is the fact that there are individual genetic variations that can affect how people respond to the foods, beverages, and supplements they consume. An emerging field of nutrigenomics is beginning to reveal these variable responses and how… Continue Reading

Introducing Elina Organic’s Crushed Pearl Makeup

Did you know, the United States of America allows more toxins in their cosmetic products than any other country in the world?  The FDA states, “Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products. Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate… Continue Reading

Why Choose Holistic Skin Care

My name is Lauren Ramey and I am a holistic Esthetician, meaning I work with non-toxic products and I do not practice invasive skin care treatments. What makes holistic and organic non-toxic treatments unique to the esthetic industry? Why choose to go the holistic skin care route? See my reasons below. “It is unfortunate, that laws governing… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spice Three Easy Ways

Written By: Andrea Hop, Health Coach We start to feel a cool tinge to the air and the leaves begin their yearly change from green to brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges, and we realize fall has come again. Thanks to Starbucks, many people think the fall season is actually a Pumpkin Spice extended holiday.  Well,… Continue Reading

A Collaborative Approach to Holistic Health Care

Written by: Dave Johnson, MD, Jennifer Kurinsky, ND & Christine Schoenek, ND We at Grand Rapids Natural Health want you to know that your health is our mission. Our holistically oriented health care practitioners come from a variety of healing approaches including; naturopathic medicine, counseling, health coaching, massage therapy, skin care and now integrative medicine, with… Continue Reading

Immunity Boosting Recipes to Prepare You for Fall

Grand Rapids Natural Health team members Audrey Byker, Health Coach, Andrea Hop, Health Coach and Christine Schoenek, ND, have combined their knowledge to share with you two natural immunity boosting recipes to prepare you for fall & battle the back to school bugs! “With cold and flu season coming up, it’s a great idea to prime our immune… Continue Reading