Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ideal Immune Function Support

Herbs are excellent support for most everyone's immune system.

Andrographis Complex is the ideal short-term support for the immune and respiratory systems, especially when the immune system is under stress. This powerful formulation combines Andrographis leaf, Echinacea angustifolia root, Holy Basil leaf and essential oil to enhance its therapeutic action. To ensure optimal strength and quality, each tablet contains 10 mg of andrographolide and the important alkylamides from Echinacea angustifolia root, proven by research to be beneficial for the immune system.* For full product details, Click Here.

Contact your Valeo practitioner today to determine how best to use this support ~ when you refer clients, you receive $10.00 in Valeo bucks towards a service or product!!!!

The Valeo Team

Are Holiday Treats Giving You Dropping Blood Sugar?

Ahh, the holidays! Friends, family, food, lavish desserts, candy dishes, chocolate covered everything and white sugar pouring like sands through the hourglass.

Have you ever stopped to think about what the cumulative effect is of eating all those sweets?


There's no doubt that people overeat during holidays. It's almost as much of a tradition as the holiday itself. But overindulgence in sweets has its price.

Whether you notice it (at first) or not, sweets in pies, cake, table sugar and even high carbohydrate foods (stuffing, pasta and white rice, for example) take their toll. Your body has to handle and process the sugars. This causes stress.

Your body starts to sing the blues.


The most notable signs of eating too many sweets are lack of energy, shakiness, dizziness, a feeling that your world is blacking out when you suddenly stand up, slight headache, drowsiness, and a cold sweat. You don't have to feel all of these at once to be affected.

When you eat sweets, your body goes to work. Your pancreas injects a hormone called insulin into your blood stream to remove the sugars. When this happens quickly, your blood sugar drops and you start experiencing the symptoms.

Simple sugars — the kinds in sweets — create the most problems.

They make your pancreas work extra hard. If the problem is chronic — you eat too many sweets and your pancreas is overworked — the result can be diabetes.

Millions of people are riding the edge of creating diabetes because they eat a constant diet of refined sugars.


Watch yourself.

As crazy as it may sound to a sugar-holic, once you wean yourself off sugary treats, you don't really care if you eat them ever again.

This is because sugar is addictive and by removing the chemical you remove the urge to eat more and more. In the least though, you can eat consciously.

This means that instead of eating everything in front of you, you can pace yourself so that by the end of the night you aren't regretting what you've done. Be aware of what you eat and don't eat too much. Instead of taking a slice of two pies and two cakes, try a sampling of each. Don't add sweetener to your coffee.

Dr. Vic Shayne

Do You Know the #1 Best Food for Liver Detoxification?

by Vic Shayne PhD

When we think of liver-supporting foods, the beet root pops up first.

Beets are high in an important compound known as betaine, a sweet tasting component also found in spinach. Betalains in beets are phytonutrients (but not flavonoids) that provide antioxidant protection.

Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione.


Health researcher Helen Davies writes:

"Homocysteine occurs naturally in the body as a result of protein metabolism. Specifically, the amino acid methionine, which is found in the tissues of living organisms and we take in with our food, can either be used to synthesize more proteins for our body or, if this is not necessary, it converts to homocysteine in the liver.

"Under normal circumstances homocysteine subsequently converts to a water soluble product and is excreted with the urine. The whole chemical modification process takes place in the liver, the powerhouse of detoxification and metabolism."

(Davies, Helen, Homocysteine Theory of Atherosclerosis – Tribute to Dr Kilmer McCully, May 5, 2010)

Recently, increased levels of homocysteine have been linked to heart disease.


The benefits of betaine were shown in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrating the ability to lower homocysteine levels. (The American Society for Nutritional Sciences J. Nutr. 133:1291-1295, May 2003)

The betaine, found in beets, appears to turn off the inflammatory response which can lead to heart disease, vascular disease, and liver disease.

Ask your Valeo Health & Wellness Center practitioner the next best thing to consuming beets ~ especially if you are not a fan!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holidays, Sugar, Stress ~ Need Support?

The holidays, family and travel can put extra strains on our immune systems and emotional states of being. The nervous, hormone and digestive systems all work together as our bodies travel through the day to day stresses of life. If we were already in a weakened state on some level, the holidays, extra sugar intake, added stress can tip us "over the edge" physically. Be aware of how you are being impacted with these dynamics and if you are not sure ~ please give our office a call so we can help you determine your current health state ~ Valeo Health & Wellness Center @ 952-949-0676.

One can not effectively know how healthy one is by the way they "feel". So much body function is automatic and the body's constantly balancing systems. Symptoms don't show up until the body fails at this often "long drawn out time frame". Let us provide you with education and solutions so that you don't get caught with your guard down or more severe symptoms as a result of a long/short term issue that has not effectively been resolved by your body that you may not have been aware of. Don't delay ~ the holidays are for fellowship, laughter, joy, energy, worship and time to focus on life's important relationships.

Bless you this holiday season!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two Hands Are Better Than One (Four Are Even Better)

Double Hands

One of the reasons many people head to renowned Mayo clinic is because of their TEAM approach. You have many doctors looking at your case and working together to help figure out what is wrong.

We think that approach is the right way to do it but we have taken it one step further. Not only do we sit down as a team and figure out what we can do to help you but sometimes we need to have more than one of us work on you at the same time.

If you have been in our office recently, you may have heard of or even experienced a visit called double hands. If you have not experienced it, you may be wondering what it is.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 states "Two people are better than one, because they can reap more benefit from their labor."

We have found this verse to be so true. At Valeo we have many practitioners who each have very unique gifts and skills. When we are meeting with a client one on one, if we find the person has an issue that could be helped by another practitioner, we typically would refer them to that other practitioner. By doing double hands, or having both practitioners work at the same time on a person, we can see much faster healing and usually for a much lower cost in the long run to the client.

Double hands then is having two, or even more, practitioners working on you at the same time to help you in a much more powerful way, with less time and less cost.

To learn more about Double Hands please feel free to ask one of our staff the next time you come in or call us at 952-949-0676.

Ascorbic Acid For Basal Cell Carcinoma

In the summer of 2009, I noticed a sore on my fore head. At first I thought it was a pimple. I would pick at it but it coming back. I soon noticed that it would start to bleed and it would not stop. In chiropractic school we took a dermatology course and I remember these symptoms being similar to basal cell carcinoma. I was not sure what to do about it.

I went back to my old text books and went online to refresh my memory. I did remember that this form of cancer is very slow growing and it is very uncommon that it would spread to other areas of the body. The reason for this is that the body forms a sort of callus around it and walls it off. This is good for not spreading but bad in that your body has a hard time getting at it to get rid of it.

As with all types of cancer you really should not just address the area with cancer but also look at your entire body as to why you would get cancer. With that being said I focused on making sure my immune system and nervous system were functioning at a high level. Both of these play a huge part in fighting off cancer. I could tell that as I did this my body started functioning better. I also addressed any
emotional stressors both past and present as they too can play a huge part in cancer. Unfortunately as I did this the basal cell area was growing, in fact it was fairly big and was not decreasing.

I consulted a friend of mine who is a dermatologist. I also talked with my wife's stepfather who is a medical doctor specializing in elderly care. Both of them told me I need to get it cut off. My friend even told me that there was no other way to get rid of it other then to cut it out. By this point I was ready to do this as it had gotten bigger and would not stop bleeding when irritated. I decided to do some more research and see what other people had tried other than cutting it off. I came across many people who said that they had used ascorbic acid. Unfortunately there were no protocols other than put it on and it will fall off. So off to Lakewinds to get some Ascorbic acid.

Ascorbic acid is one part of vitamin C. It looks very similar to sugar and is even somewhat sweet. It is what most vitamin companies use to create Vitamin C supplements. When I first put it on it burned pretty good. I was putting it on 3-4 times/day. It burned each time. Which to me was good because it felt like it was doing something. For the first few days the now hole in my forehead was getting bigger. I was not sure if this was good. Over the next few weeks I kept putting it on. Eventually it no longer burned but I still had a large hole in my forehead.

I really thought it hadn't worked and that I was going to need to get it cut off. At this point I stopped using the Vitamin C and did nothing. The crazy thing is that it started healing then. After that one of the other practitioners in the office gave me a print out from a medical doctor who is also a naturopath. It had more details on what to expect when using Ascorbic acid for Basal Cell Carcinoma. It also explained how long it would take and had a protocol. What I did not realize is that once the Ascorbic acid kills the cancer cells, you can stop putting it on and then let it heal. Which is finally what I did, not out of protocol but out of frustration.

I am grateful that it is finally healed. Unfortunately I do have a scar on my forehead from it. I feel that if I would have used the Ascorbic acid right away, I would not have a scar as it was so much smaller at the start. After going through this, I learned how to get rid of Basal Cell Carcinoma naturally but I had to go through so much to find this out. My hope is that this article can help others who are looking for options in dealing with Basal Cell Carcinoma. I am not telling you that the taking the natural path is the "right" path but it is the path God lead me down and He honored it by healing me.

Dr. Aaron Morland

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEW study...Evidence weighs heavily toward Acupuncture for weightloss

I knew this would get some attention, this article sure caught my eye. Dr. Lamadrid did mention the importance of proper nutrition/fuel for our bodies, and exercise, I would like to emphasize the importance of those two things. Proper nutrition and at least some movement everyday, especially weight-bearing exercise as we age, for bone health, is so important.

I do appreciate this study to provide hope for those suffering with weight issues. I am so thankful we at Valeo can offer people hope through acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic, massage, craniosacral...I really believe that the best is yet to come!  

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mariah Carey: Singer’s husband reveals acupuncture helped with pregnancy - National Pop Media |

Mariah Carey: Singer’s husband reveals acupuncture helped with pregnancy - National Pop Media |

Another encouraging story how acupuncture helps with fertility. Although not much was stated in this article other than Mariah's one-a-day treatments, acupuncture balances the body from the inside out. One of the many reasons for infertility is high stress level and in our society today of the NOW mentality there is much frustration with innability to conceive. When our body is given the opportunity to rest, relax, and we fuel it properly it only has one option: BABY!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Change of Attitude about Life!

I am so excited to share that I have a new attitude about life and my marriage. My motivation has returned and I surprised my husband with a homemade 3-D birthday cake ~ he loved it!

My anxiety is gone and the appointment was only 30 minutes long ~ AMAZING!!!

Valeo ~ my health and wellness center.

Heart Racing Gone!

Since my last appointment with Dr. Rob and Christine (naturopathic doctor), I have had no more heart racing or tightness in my chest. I never would have thought these symptoms could have been caused by emotions trapped in my body. WOW!

I love the fact that I don't have to worry about this issue in my health any longer ~ Thank you, Valeo!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Can An Emotional Shock Cause Your Health Challenge?

Here at Valeo Health and Wellness Center, we have been studying the mind-body connection as it relates to decreased health and increased disease. There are numerous studies in the research world that show a relationship between traumatic events and the onset of cancer and other diseases. The following article briefly describes the paradigm known as German New Medicine, a scientific explanation for one of the causes of disease.

According to the Oncologist, Dr. Ryke Hamer, M.D., disease can be caused by an emotional experience that is shocking, isolating, and completely unexpected. Due to a personal experience with cancer he began investigating the histories of thousands of his cancer patients and he found that, without exception, they had all gone through extremely stressful emotional traumas before developing cancer. He began studying the brain scans of his cancer patients while comparing them to their health histories and medical records. He discovered that every patient had suffered a "conflict shock," which was an emotional event that caught them off-guard.

In addition, through the study of fetal development known as Embryology, he determined that every disease is controlled by a specific area of the brain which also correlates with the organ/system that developed at the same time. For example, the thyroid gland develops from the endoderm, which is the germ layer that develops at the same time as the brain stem during the first period of the embryonic stage. So, according to Dr. Hamer, at the moment of an emotionally distressing situation that was not anticipated and for which a person was not prepared, three levels within the body are affected; the level of the psyche, the brain level, and the organ level.

At Valeo we have long known that undernourishment, poisoning, and injuries are common causes of organ dysfunction, but through using the theory of German New Medicine along with other techniques and the power of God through prayer we have been helping our patients get to the underlying root cause of their health challenge. It is only by getting to the root and "pulling it out" that a patient is able to get full resolution of that health challenge.

If you are interested in learning more about the unique breakthrough's in health and wellness that we are utilizing here at Valeo, please give us a call. If you have "tried everything else" and have had limited success, don't give up! We are here to help!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stress ~ Need Enzymes?

Digestive enzymes must be present in the upper GI tract and organs for breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and sugars (cell food). The breakdown of essential nutrients is only half of the process. Once our foods are broken down we still have to deliver the nutrients to the cells of the body. Many biochemical reactions are needed for this to occur unhindered.

Stress is an enzyme destroyer! When your body registers stress, whether internal, external or both, your adrenals are told by the brain to produce the hormone, Cortisol, in attempts to balance out the recent influx of stress. Cortisol competes in the digestive tract for Hydrochloric Acid (Hcl). The more Cortisol, the less digestive enzymes to break down our food. Now picture a scenario of a high stress day, running late, eating something fast (muffin and latte/espresso) on the go, meeting after meeting, late picking up the kids, dinner has to be fast food so the kids can get dropped off at sports ~ and you have a recipe for digestive upset, breakdown, lack of nutrients, beginning of disease and/or symptoms. Sound familiar????

Knowing simple facts about the physiological process of digestion is half the battle. Understanding what foods have naturally occurring enzymes is extremely helpful and lessens supplement intake. Ingesting the proper foods and/or whole food enzyme supplements during times of stress is very wise. Our bodies struggle to keep up with the demands of our society and lifestyles ~ we must learn balance and compensation to avoid the traps of health crises we see today that have become so common and accepted as "normal".

There is a BETTER WAY ~ there is HOPE ~ there is HELP!!! Whether you currently have symptoms or not, you have stress!! Be proactive ~ the results and healing happen much faster, easier, more cost effective and truly halt the road to dysfunction, disease, etc.

The body has over 3,000 enzymes that we know of so let us help you determine which ones you may need ~ call Valeo today to schedule a consult to determine what enzyme(s) you may need. Take advantage of our special $25 off your initial appointment this month!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Prepare for a Healthy Winter!

Quality immune support is critical for children and adults alike. We have all your immune support needs at Valeo Health & Wellness Center customized to you. It is just not as effective to guess on the support you need or take things your body doesn't need, especially for children and pregnant women. Spend your money wisely...

Underlying immune challenges that are chronic over time can also contribute to hormone imbalance ~ let us help you to determine what immune support and/or endocrine support you may need this fall/winter.

It is also very possible to avoid the "I get sick every year about this time...." or "It's going around...I was bound to get it..." scenarios. We can help and would love to educate you along the way so every year you can be less susceptible to fall prey from a weak immune system!!!!

Here is to a happy and healthy winter season for all of us!

Valeo Health & Wellness Center

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Solution to Overpriced, Ineffective Healthcare: Chiropractic!

A few weeks ago a lady was referred to our office because she was experiencing numbness in her hands, especially the left one. She had seen her MD and he said that he would need to do special tests which included needle EMG. This lady had a high deductible plan so she asked what it would cost. He told her that it would be around $1000 for the tests. She decided to shop around and look for other options. She ended up at our office.

I told her that I would do an evaluation and see if I could help her. I found that she had subluxations in her neck and upper mid-back and found significant trigger points in her shoulders and between the shoulder blades. We started care, adjusting her spine, releasing the trigger points, and showed her exercises to prevent future problems. Within 3 visits her symptoms were 90% better. After the 4th visit her problems were almost completely gone. All at a cost of under $200. She is very grateful for the relief and for the savings. She could have paid $1000 for tests that she really did not need and she would still need to pay for care. Instead she paid less than $200 and she got relief.

Currently the debate in this country is who should administrate health care the government or private sector. But in my opinion that is not the real issue in health care. The real issue is we have too many sick people and we deliver overpriced, ineffective health care. Until this changes no matter who is paying for it, the government or the private sector, we will bankrupt this nation. A real change needs to happen. If you want to be part of that change, if you want to be part of something that is a part of the solution, call us today (952-949-0676).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Echinacea Root for Immune Support

Echinacea Premium ~ Superior Immune Support

Taken every day, Echinacea Premium (from MediHerb ~ purchased at Valeo Health & Wellness Center) is the ideal long-term support to help maintain a healthy immune system. Research shows that the alkylamides are the most important compounds for activating the immune system, thereby helping it to maintain a healthy status. MediHerb guarantees a minimum of 4.1 mg of alkylamides in every tablet and 1.5 mg in each 1 mL of Echinacea Premium 1:2 extract. For full product details, ask your Valeo practitioner.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Give and it shall be given unto You!!!

We all need encouragement from time to time. A story that lifts our spirit, a smile our way when we are having a rough day, flowers just blog tonight is encouragement for anyone out there who is holding onto somethings that God is whispering to you to release.

Some of you know I was led to move back to Wisconsin (home) for a time a few months ago. I arranged to have my friend move into my place or should I say, God arranged her to move in, and even before I started packing I felt God say "leave all that you can Miranda, leave your furniture, dishes, a bed, dresser, television...etc." Okay Lord. I just knew I was supposed to bless her with a fully furnished condo. My family back home thought I was nuts moving home with next to nothing, but I had what I needed, my clothes and my bed (she had hers). It was freeing to me leaving my "stuff" behind, after all it is just stuff, and she needed it more than I. I am not going to lie, living at home again after 12 years being on my own has been harder than I thought, but I just kept thanking God for my new place and things to fill it with. Last week out of the blue I found a perfect place for my daughter and I. Two days ago, my uncle called me up and said someone is paying me to empty this house out, come and have your pick of everything you need. Praise the Lord!!! I still am in awe of the 2 beds, dressers, desk, entertainment center, 2 televisions, lamps, stands, all kitchen ware...and so much more. God is so good and so faithful!

If God has brought anything to your heart as you were reading my story that you may be holding onto too tightly, release it to Him and watch as He gives it back to you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grand Opening

Join us from 1-4 pm Saturday October 2nd

It's hard to believe but we have been open for one month now. Now that we are all settled in, we are ready to throw a party. We thought what do people want at the party. Of course their will be food and drinks, tours of the office and practitioners there to answer your questions but what would people really want. How about an opportunity to win FREE care so that is what we are doing. Every hour we will be giving away great prizes, we will have games to win care, and if you are a current client of ours for every visitor you bring we will give you $10 Valeo bucks.

Check out the great prizes we are giving away:

  • 6 FREE Chiropractic adjustments (Up to $340 value)

  • 1 FREE Hormone consult and hormone testing (Up to $500 value)

  • 1 FREE Bax 3000 full treatment (Up to $2400 value)

  • 6 FREE 1 hour massages ($600 value)

  • 2 FREE Acupuncture appointments ($200 value)

  • 2 Tickets to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

  • And much, much, more!

So save the date, bring a friend and have some fun! Our new location is 11800 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie MN 55344

In Between Victoria Secret and Children's Place

During the month of September Valeo Health and Wellness Center has a kiosk at the Eden Prairie Mall. If you are at the mall, stop by and say hi. If you have always wanted to get your friends in to the office but they wanted to talk to us first, have them stop by the mall to talk with us.

When you stop by enter our drawing for 6 FREE 1 hour massages by taking our survey. Also grab an invitation to come to our open house!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Healing Paths

Healing occurs when the root cause of the issue is addressed. There are many ways to address health issues through diet, supplements, detoxification, prayer, exercise, rest, lifestyle coaching, herbology, homeopathy, counseling, massage, energy/magnetic release, acupuncture, chiropractic care, essential oils, aromatherapy, vacations, etc. etc. ~ The body is an amazing multi-faceted structure.

I encourage all who seek healing to consider one or more of the above approaches, if not already tried, as a means or path to healing. The RESULTS are astounding when your individual path is made clear and follow through is exercised. Take control of your health and life ~ decide today to pursue your dreams by starting with your health ~ priceless ~ and life isn't nearly as good without it!

Valeo Health & Wellness Center may be the place to start ~ call today @ 952-949-0676.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Open for Healing!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we are up and running in our new location in Eden Prairie. We are so greatful for our new space and thank God for His leading. We also want to thank everyone that helped get the space ready. It was amazing to how things came together. Finally we want to thank all of you for your prayers and your support. We are very excited to give you great care in our new facility.

Have a great day and God bless!
Our new address is 11800 Singletree Lane Suite 205 Eden Prairie

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cellular Hydration

Do you drink lots of water each day but eliminate half or more of it?

Here is what our clients are saying about Rehydrate homeopathic remedy:

I have changed nothing other than adding Rehydrate and I am not eliminating nearly as much throughout the day and my aches and pains are gone!!! I had no idea that I wasn't absorbing the water I was drinking. Thank you, Valeo!

Also, I'm not getting up in the middle of the night any more to go to the bathroom. Yeah!

Purchase Rehydrate @ Valeo Health & Wellness Center at our new location beginning August 2, 2010 at 11800 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Our phone number is 952-949-0676.

Following God's Direction

I have been asked by a few people recently why are you moving Valeo Health and Wellness Center and are you OK with the move.

When we opened the office back in July of 2004, I felt (and still feel) that God called us to Chanhassen. When our lease came due this past June, we brought it before God again to tell us what we should do. There were a few options but we wanted to make sure we were following God's direction not our own. It seemed that God was leading us to stay in Chanhassen. Unfortunately it wasn't until towards the middle of June that God directed us.

So thinking that God was leading us to stay in Chanhassen we came to the owners of our building with the terms that we felt God led us with. They were very soft terms in that we were needing more space and wanted the owners to change the lease amount to an amount closer to market rates (we actually only asked for $1 less/ square foot which is still higher then market rates). We thought this was a no brainer and they would agree because God was leading us to stay. They did not agree so we decided to see what was out there. We found a space in Eden Prairie that was just what we were looking for. It was pretty much move in ready (except for a facelift) and the cost was $5.50 less a square foot. God had answered our prayers just not how we thought.

I know that for some of you this location is farther away, myself included. My 3 minute commute is now 10 minutes. I know that for some of you the location is closer. Either way we hope that you will see the value in our services enough to want to make the move with us. We are following God's direction here. We know that you need to as well. If God leads you to not follow us, we completely understand but if he does lead you to follow, we are excited to continue to deliver great care! Valeo Health and Wellness Center has gone through a lot of changes over the past 6 years and it will probably continue to do so as we continue to follow God. We feel that the changes we have made have allowed us to deliver superior care, care with God at the center, and look forward to delivering the same great care in Eden Prairie.As far as am I OK with the move. I am thrilled about the move for the sole reason that God has led us.


Dr. Aaron Morland

Valeo Health and Wellness Center is moving this week!

We have outgrown our space so we are moving to better serve you!

Thanks to you, we have experienced tremendous growth, with more and more people experiencing our wholistic, effective, natural approach to health. As people experience our many services and word spreads of our unique approach to health care, we have reached a point where change is inevitable. So much that we've had to find a new location to better serve our patients' needs.

We love Chanhassen and will continue to be an integral part of the community. Unfortunately, our current space limits our ability to help more people lead healthier lives.

Our new location is across the street from the Eden Prairie Mall, just 10 minutes from our current location. Our new space will allow us to better serve you and others that seek a more wholistic, natural approach to health, based on Christian values.

As of Monday, August 2nd we will be working from our new location. .

Sincerely, Dr. Aaron Morland
Valeo Health & Wellness

Move Date: We will be open for business in our new space Aug. 2nd, 2010. We will continue to see people in our Chanhassen location up until 12 PM Thursday July 29th, 2010.

New Address: Our new address is 11800 Singletree Lane Suite 205 Eden Prairie MN 55344.

Hours and Phone Number: Our hours, phone number, website, and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment call us at 952-949-0676.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sun Burn Prevention

Sun burn is more likely for those that are Vitamin F deficient and don't assimilate calcium well or are deficient in the GI tract. A wonderful answer to this health issue is support of the body and immune system with Cataplex F and Calcium Lactate from Valeo Health & Wellness Center.

USF ointment is extremely helpful to apply to existing sun burn as needed.

Please ask your Valeo practitioner for the recommended amount per day to support the body. Enjoy the summer and continue to benefit from the sun and fabulous summer we are having here in Minnesota.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Keep it Clean!!

Choosing organic (pesticide free) is more important for some foods than it is for others. According to the Environmental Working Group, these are the 12 most pesticide-laden conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, followed by the 15 lowest in pesticides.

The Dirty Dozen

1. Peaches

2. Apples

3. Bell peppers

4. Celery

5. Nectarines

6. Strawberries

7. Cherries

8. Kale

9. Lettuce

10. Grapes

11. Carrots

12. Pears

The Clean 15

1. Onions

2. Avocados

3. Sweet Corn

4. Pineapples

5. Mangoes

6. Asparagus

7. Sweet Peas

8. Kiwi Fruit

9. Cabbage

10. Eggplant

11. Papayas

12. Watermelon

13. Broccoli

14. Tomatoes

15. Sweet potatoes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sunburn No More!!!!

Enjoy the sun this summer by protecting your skin and that of your children with applying organic coconut oil prior to going outside ~ a great alternative to chemically toxic sunscreens. God created the body to use the rays of the sun for many chemical reactions in the body, not the least of which includes Vitamin D production.

If sunburn does occur, apply organic lavender essential oil topically right on the burn and then apply Boo Boo gel over the oil. Both absorb quickly into the skin and support the natural healing process. I was amazed at the shortened healing time using these natural ingredients on my skin and my son. We are so thankful for the "win-win" combination of enjoying the sun, protecting our skin and supporting the natural healing process without toxic creams, etc. and fear of the sun :)

Happy Summer!

(Both products mentioned can be purchased at Valeo Health & Wellness Center)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Is Salt Good for You?

The health media has been talking to us for decades about conventional salt. It raises blood pressure, promotes heart and kidney disease and even assists in forming cellulite!

Here’s the reason why:

Table salt is not 100% salt. Conventional salt contains aluminum, anti-caking agents, moisture absorbents, and in some brands even sugar! All of the natural trace minerals that your body needs to sustain health, were taken out during processing. But before you give up on salt altogether, let me tell you about the original form of salt (known as sea salt) that you can easily get your hands on.

Sea salt:

· Helps regulate blood pressure

· Contains trace minerals that help our bodies function properly

· Enhances digestion

· And nourishes our adrenal glands, which is what helps our energy levels (sea salt does plenty more, but I think you get the idea)

We’re not meant to deny ourselves of salt and there is a fabulous array of sea salts out on the market…to get you started, some noteworthy ones are Celtic (grayish color), Redmond’s Real Salt, or even the pink Himalayan sea salts…try them all! They’re available @ co-ops, Whole Foods and in most stores that offer a natural health foods section. As for your table salt, that’s great to put on your icy sidewalk in the winter!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Natural Deodorant ~ Great Reviews!

To easily create your inexpensive natural deodorant ~ follow below:

1 empty clean travel size spray bottle almost to full with purified water;
Add 6 or more drops (to your liking) of the Women's Deodorant essential oil (found at Valeo Health & Wellness Center);
Spray it on a natural deodorant crystal;
Rub crystal over 'entire' underarm and surrounding area.

I've found using only one or the other just doesn't do the trick.

Valeo Client

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yankees starter A.J. Burnett credits acupuncture with helping him stay healthy

What do the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants have in common besides baseball? It’s acupuncture. Both teams employ a staff acupuncturist and the players are happy to share their clinical successes with the public. It is not uncommon for both amateur and professional athletes to use acupuncture. From olympic gymnastics to professional basketball, acupuncture has an important role.

New York Yankees
New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett gets acupuncture from the team acupuncturist. When Burnett was considering signing with the Yankees, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sweetened the deal by promising to sign on a team acupuncturist. Burnett says of acupuncture, “There’s no doubt in my mind that I think it’s helped… I found that I responded really well to the acupuncture….”

San Francisco Giants

Looking at the West Coast, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Randy Johnson gets acupuncture from the SF Giant’s team acupuncturist. Randy Johnson is the 24th pitcher to win over 300 games and, at age 46, his is also one of the oldest to do so.

Want to read how acupuncture helped in the 2008 olympics?
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acupuncture works as well as a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment, and its benefits last longer, without bad side effects, researchers said on Monday.

They tested acupuncture, which began in China more than 2,000 years ago and involves inserting needles into the body, against the Wyeth antidepressant Effexor, for hot flashes in breast cancer patients.

Acupuncture was just as effective as Effexor, also called venlafaxine, in managing symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats, according to researchers led by Dr. Eleanor Walker of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

After 12 weeks of treatment, symptoms were reduced for 15 additional weeks for women who had undergone acupuncture, compared with two weeks for those who had taken Effexor, Walker said.

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Miranda's Comments:

Well-written article. I agree I do see many patients who come in for one issue, and as a side benefit of acupuncture, they end up sleeping better, and having more energy and more even emotions. But after only 12 weeks of acupuncture, symptoms were still reduced after 15 more weeks? Yes! Talk about more bang for your buck! That compares to performing high intensity interval training for 20 minutes and burning fat for the next 24-48 hours. Bravo!

I love this article! We have choices people...choices. I love that God has given us this amazing medicine that literately has no side effects. And since he is a God of more than enough, not only does acupuncture have no side effects, many times it has side BENEFITS. How awesome is that? The decision is ours, do we infiltrate our beautiful bodies, cells, organs, etc. with synthetic pharmaceuticals, which have life-altering side effects, or do we choose natural ways that aid our bodies to heal the way God intended?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

KST - Cut Injury Recovery in Half!!!!

KST is a chiropractic technique used at Valeo by Dr. Rob, and what an incredible blessing it has been! I have had numerous back injuries over the years from car accidents, weak core, falling on my tail bone and most recently falling down stairs. (A little too accident prone if you ask me :))

I have been overjoyed at the recovery time I have had from 2-3 weeks normally with this kind of injury where my hip shifted and couldn't stand straight to 1 1/2 days and walking from 3-6 miles each day!!!! I am so excited to share my experience and want all to know that you don't need to suffer for weeks ~ come in to see Dr. Rob and our staff to cut your recovery times in less than half!!!

Be Blessed,

Christine Stueve, ND

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be ”National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
Each year, AAFA asks the President of the United States to officially designate May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. We make it easy for you to join in the activities by inviting you to use AAFA materials and tools to bring healthy messages to work, school and home.

Get an Awareness Month Planning Kit from the EPA.

For more information go to

Also, keep in mind that Valeo Health and Wellness Center has the technology and tools to help you overcome allergies and asthma. Please don't hesitate to call!

No allergy Symptoms!

To the staff at Valeo-

I just want to take a moment and tell how the Bax 3000 has helped Tyler. Usually every spring and fall Tyler is miserable with red itchy eyes, a constant dripping nose and if there is any kind of a breeze outside he wouldn't even try to be outside in it for long. He was miserable! Late last fall we started the Bax 3000 visits and here we are in the spring and Tyler has NO ALLERGY SYMPTOMS!! NONE! Everyday this spring and he has been outside and is loving it!

Thank you! Valeo has helped our family in so many ways to have a better quality of life. We appreciate all of the staff and value your all of your services!

With much Gratitude,
Keith and Amy Scherbing

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rhubarb & Asparagus: A Match Made in Heaven?

In the last few years, I've focused more on eating seasonally. It wasn't a specific decision made one day, but more of a natural progression as I learn about the health benefits in partaking in foods that were grown fresh in your area rather than items shipped from half way around the world that are a couple of weeks old by the time you bring it into your home. Again, this h become more of a focus of mine, not a rule.

Having said that, I'd like to put the spotlight on two vegetables that are currently in season (in MN anyway) that seem to have a designed purpose for making their grand appearance at the same time in the Spring: Asparagus and Rhubarb.

Three things I'd like to cover with these two darling produce items:
1. How they operate in the body
2. How eating both of them (but probably not at the same time :-) can actually balance areas of the body out.
3. Yummy recipes that are worth making tonight.

Known as a fruit but botanically a vegetable, rhubarb is a dessert staple in many Minnesotan kitchens in the Spring and early Summer. With a few exceptions, the stalks of the rhubarb plant are cooked alongside plenty of sugar to tame the otherwise tart flavor. It is the root of the rhubarb that is sought after for medicinal value. The stalk carries an array of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, beta carotene, folic acid (Vitamin B9), and Vitamin C. Something to be aware of: the STALK does contain oxalic acid. Also, the rhubarb LEAF carries a lethal dose of oxalic acid and therefore should NEVER be consumed. When oxalic acid is consumed excessively, it can be harmful. It is stored throughout the body and not recommended for those who have a history of calcium oxalate based kidney stones. For those who love to partake in the short season of rhubarb, not to worry, it has a friend to balance the negative effects out: the humble asparagus.

This vegetable was used to relieve the pain of toothaches and the prevention of bee stings by the Romans and Greeks. It's a natural laxative as well as a diuretic, which helps break up the uric and oxalic acid stored in the body which is most commonly found in the kidneys and muscles (read rhubarb description above), and removed through the urine. This often produces a strong odor that is temporary. Not only is this vegetable a great blood builder because of it's chlorophyll content, but also builds up the skin, liver, kidneys, bones, and ligaments. Asparagus is also a cancer fighter.


This is a simple and fantastic recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. It's more like a compote, helps digestion, and hits the sweet spot after a meal without overdoing it.

Stewed Rhubarb
6 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp freshly ground ginger
a little less than 1/2 cup water
cup raw honey

Place rhubarb, ginger and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until rhubarb disintegrates. Allow to cool and stire in honey to taste.

You don't need to dress up the humble asparagus. This simple roasted recipe makes the asparagus hold the superstar status that it deserves! Thicker stalks of asparagus when roasting at this temp ensures them not dry out.

Roasted Asparagus
1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Wash and trim asparagus. Place in a single layer in roasting pan. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast the asparagus in upper third of oven until tender, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Your Thyroid ~ The Need for Iodine!

Iodine is necessary for the thyroid gland's proper performance of its work. The human thyroid gland is located in the front of the lower part of the neck. All the blood in the body passes through the thyroid gland every 17 minutes. Because the cells making up this gland have an affinity for iodine, during this 17-minute passage the gland's secretion of iodine kills weak germs that may have gained entry into the blood through an injury to the skin, the lining of nose or throat, or through absorption of food from the digestive tract. Strong, virulent germs are rendered weaker during their passage through the thyroid gland. With each 17 minutes that rolls around they are made still weaker until finally they are killed if the gland has its normal supply of iodine. If it does not, it cannot kill harmful germs circulating in the blood as Nature intended it should.

It is well established that the iodine content of the thyroid gland is dependent upon the iodine available in the food and water intake of the individual. If the iodine intake is low the gland is deprived of an element it needs to do its work. D.C. Jarvis, MD

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wheat and Sugar Intolerance Helped With BAX 3000

I found success with the BAX 3000 treatments at Valeo Wellness Center for wheat & sugar intolerance. I had years and years of problems with my digestive system when I started seeing Dr. Craig and now Becca for Nutritional Response testing. I always thought it was just a nervous stomach. It was to a point that soon after I ate anything, I would experience sharp little shooting pains in my intestines, pain in my left side, and upset stomach. The NRT showed I had intolerance to wheat and sugar. I cut both out of my diet, and after a few weeks, found that it helped my comfort level dramatically. But it was also extremely hard to eat anywhere other than at home. Traveling was very hard as eating at a restaurant was almost impossible. There is either wheat or sugar in just about everything a restaurant serves!! I tested myself several time by eating something with wheat or sugar in it and found it took 1-2 days to start showing signs- the usual stomach upset and pains in the intestines, etc and then it took another 5-6 days of abstinence from wheat and sugar to start to feel good again. It just wasn’t worth it! Then I heard talk of the BAX 3000 coming to Valeo, did some research and started working with Dr. Rob to have those treatments. The week before I was to go on vacation, Dr. Rob treated me for sugar and then wheat. Dr. Rob told me to go on vacation and to make a point of eating wheat and sugar. I was hesitant as I did not want to ruin my vacation. But, stepping out in faith, I had pizza, buns on my hamburgers, birthday cake…I was waiting for the usual pains and upset stomach to appear, but nothing happened!! I felt just fine the whole vacation. Since then, I am still careful not to eat too much wheat or sugar as I believe these are just not healthy for our bodies, but now I don’t worry about going to a restaurant, or eating at someone else house, etc. The BAX 3000 treatments have made my life so much more enjoyable!


Terry S.

Manuka Honey Healed my Staph Infection

I had a three year battle with Staph Aureus in my ears – I wanted to rip my ears off! It started at the end of the summer of 2006 – itching in my left ear and a couple months later, both ears were itching. Soon, I couldn’t sleep through the night as the itching woke me up. After nearly a year of trying over the counter medications, I went to the doctor. She tried several antibiotic creams & drops, then when that did not work, anti fungal drops- and when that didn’t work, she referred me to an ear, nose & throat doctor. He cultured my ears and found Staph Aureus present in both ears. He started me on my next round of antibiotic drops for the ears- it would slow down the itching for a few days, and then the itching would be back full blown! So then we started the oral antibiotics- nothing seemed to be working. The last antibiotic I was on I became allergic to and ended up in the hospital, the doctors thinking I was having heart problems – and then the hives started. I was put on high blood pressure medicine for “Chronic High blood pressure” – I had never had a problem with high blood pressure and anti-anxiety medication (and believe me at this point, I was pretty anxious)!. I went back to my regular doctor after being released from the hospital. She agreed with me that I had never had high blood pressure and took me off the high blood pressure medications, and left it up to me to continue on the anti anxiety medication (I stopped), but said to start back on the antibiotic. Big mistake as within 30 minutes, I started itching – full blown hives again! After I recovered from the hives, I spoke to the ENT doctor to ask where we go from here and he flippantly said “Oh, “it’s chronic”- that’s it! No more suggestions! I’m thinking, chronic as in “you are just always going to have itchy ears”, or chronic as in “you’re going to die from this”. During this time, I started having other skin issues, too – I had eczema on my face (I had never had any problems with eczema before). After my conversation with the ENT, I came back to see Christine at Valeo Wellness Center – and we started with building my immune system with liquid herbs, and I worked with Dr. Craig with nutritional muscle testing-learning what whole food supplements my body needed in order to heal; and Leah recommended some essential oils. After a period of time, I started to feel some relief in the itching, but I still wasn’t cured. Dr. Craig started doing some research and came upon some research on manuka honey – a medicinal honey that is from the tea tree in New Zealand. I immediately called the company and spoke with the CEO- a very knowledgeable man about the properties of manuka honey. He admitted he’d never heard of anyone having staph aureus in their ears, but he told me all about how medicinal honey was used before antibiotics to heal war wounded vets. He suggested I put the straight manuka honey right in my ears and then do a nasal rinse mixing the honey with warm water (as he said, the ears and the nasal passages are connected). I started a regiment of rinsing my nose and putting the honey in my ears every morning and evening, and I started using another product this company (Honeymark products) had called Anti-itch cream on my eczema spots. Within 3 days, the eczema spots were gone! And I have not had them again. Within two weeks, I had NO itching in my ears. At that point, I went back to my doctor and asked her to culture my ears again – NO STAPH AUREUS PRESENT!!! Wow, my husband and I were ecstatic and on our knees, praising God for such a healing! It’s been almost a year and I still have no signs of anything related to the Staph infection!
I do have to say, that I presently feel better than I have ever felt in my life – not due just to the healing of the Staph in my ears, but with all the other healing in my body due to the nutritional response testing – through this we found that I had an intolerance to wheat and sugar and since ceasing to eat these foods, the stomach problems I had have gone away. It’s been a long walk and I sometimes did not fully understand how all these muscle test, priority tests, cranial sacral etc worked, I felt God leading me to stick with it and have found such healing not only physically, but mentally and spiritually. I know sometimes it seems like it costs too much, requires too much time, etc but in the end your health is so worth it!
Thanking God for putting such awesome healers in our midst, and respectfully yours,
Terry S.
Feb. 2010

Alternative to Pasta?

Here it is folks...two of my new fave alternatives to pasta. I thank God for alternatives because my 8 year old is definately getting sick of the brown rice pasta, and rightly so, I mean come on how many different variations of rice pasta can there be? Kidding, of course there are many ways but her taste buds need a change that is for sure.

I first found mung bean fettucine at Linden Hills Coop and now I buy it at the friendly Lakewinds coop. Mung bean is a legume with an amazing source of protein. It also packs a punch of magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins. Eat up folks!
I am loving the mung bean fettucine these days, just cook it up and add some Ohsawa Organic Nama Shoyu unpasteurized soy sauce for the ultimate authentic chinese experience. Throw in some fresh organic cilantro for some heavy metal detoxing just for fun. Of course it is delicious with organic pasta sauce as well. In the same row you will also find black bean spahgetti to try. Yum.
Ancient Chinese Medicine practitioners recommend mung bean to dispel toxins, relieve high blood pressure, and help stop coughing.
Mung bean fettucine is a favorite at Valeo...try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician.” Ancient Chinese proverb

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One of the Biggest Health Frauds EVER Perpetrated on the American People...

By Dr. Joseph Mercola
Animals in southern Iceland are at risk of fluoride poisoning if they inhale or ingest the ash from the recent volcanic eruption. Fluoride poisoning can lead to internal bleeding, long-term bone damage and tooth loss.
According to BBC News:
“The fluoride in the ash creates acid in the animals' stomachs, corroding the intestines and causing hemorrhages. It also binds with calcium in the bloodstream and after heavy exposure over a period of days makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.”

Many may see this story and never connect the dots between the tragic poisoning of these animals due to a natural event, and the intentional poisoning of human beings through excessive fluoride exposure each and every day.
This story is another clue that just because something exists in nature doesn't necessarily mean it is good for you. And this is certainly true for the seriously misguided use of fluoride to prevent dental cavities.
The practice of adding fluoride to your tap water began in 1945. With more than 60 percent of U.S. water supplies currently fluoridated, chances are you’re one of the 170 million Americans who drink fluoride on a daily basis.
Most likely, your dentist – along with countless government and public health officials -- has praised and promoted the use of fluoride, both in toothpaste and drinking water, as one of your must-do regimens to promote strong and healthy teeth.
Unfortunately, they’ve all bought the public deception, and have unwittingly participated in and perpetuated perhaps one of the grandest public health frauds and toxic cover-ups in U.S. history.

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Monday, May 10, 2010


From “Yucky!” to “Yummy!” – Transforming your Picky Eater
By: Lynn and Jim Jackson of Connected Families
Do power struggles over food often spoil your mealtime? Fear not! You can learn to avoid the fights and your kids can learn to eat healthy food. The key to taking the wind out of your kids’ “picky eater” sails is to learn to do your responsibility well, and let your children be responsible for their intake.

For starters, try to remember this simple rule about who’s responsible for what[1]:

Parents are responsible for what is presented and the way it is presented.
Children are responsible for how much and even whether they eat!

Parents’ Responsibilities
(The ideas in each category are ordered from general suggestions to those appropriate for very picky eaters.)
- Provide variety. Children need repeated exposure to a variety of nutritional food. At the store, remember: If you don’t want your children to eat it, don’t buy it.
- Serve small portions. Young children are easily overwhelmed by large chunks or portions.
- Limit drinks with calories. Offer mostly water between meals. (Limit juice/milk.)
- Don’t reward with dessert. Rewarding vegetable eating with dessert, for example, gives a strong message: the sweets are “yummy” and the vegetables are “yucky.” Instead just have dessert once or twice a week as a regular part of a meal – whether kids finish their vegetables or not.
- Include one preferred food, but refuse to “special order cook”! At each meal include one food you know your child will eat, sampling some yourself. Create an “our food” mentality, not “my food, your food.”
- Modify favorite foods. If your child is a strongly picky eater and wants only a few certain foods, serve them only once every other day and modify them slightly in size, shape, color, flavor, etc. – just enough so that your child will notice, but not get upset. This builds flexibility in eating as you gradually increase the variety.

Create an ENJOYABLE MEALTIME environment
- Have regular sit-down family meals, with positive conversation and atmosphere and no TV or distractions.
- Refuse to engage in power struggles related to what or how much your child chooses to eat.
- Pass food. When capable, children should be encouraged to pass food and place servings on their own plates.
- Allow messiness/play. For young children: allow/encourage some messiness and playful exploration of food, especially at snacks. Exploring and playing with food is an important part of development in which children learn about food and learn to enjoy it.
- Talk about your enjoyment of the food. Describe the food’s size, color, shape, texture, smell, taste, etc. In a relaxed way, talk about why you enjoy it, and how it is similar to a food which your child accepts.

- Use “You can” language. As often as possible, replace demands or questions (such as “Can you ____?”) with “You can _______.” i.e. “You can try that new food.” “NO!” “You can when you’re ready.”
- State the rules in a neutral way. Whenever possible avoid saying “Stop,” “Don’t,” or “No” at meals. Instead state rules regarding appropriate behavior in specific terms, i.e. “The food stays on the table,” “Chairs are for sitting not standing,” “We use our inside voices at the table.”
- Gently affirm sampling of new foods. Do not pressure, manipulate, reward or excessively praise children for eating. These tactics imply children wouldn’t naturally want to eat the food, i.e. there’s something wrong with it. Observations like, “I see you tried something new,” or “We’re both eating our peas,” are helpful. Your child should realize he is eating something of his own choice, not to please you.
- Teach your children the “10 Times Rule:” Research shows that it takes about 10x’s of trying a food to know if you like it.

Research consistently shows that attempts to make children eat certain foods are more harmful than helpful. One study even revealed that children who were rewarded for eating a new food were less likely to eat it the next time it was served, than were children who were simply presented the food! So how can parents encourage children to eat a greater variety of healthy food? The answer: do your responsibility well, and don’t take over your child’s responsibility! Next time: Eating your peas in peace – Managing the Mayhem at Mealtime

[1] Ellen Satyr, How to Get Your Kid to Eat, But Not Too Much

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