Well Being

The mindset of being healthy.

Gophers took down the Boilermakers!!

I was thinking how important a good mindset is with anything in life.

I see in practice some people who feel old age is something that just happens and you are suppose to feel bad and not be able to move and take a boat load of pills.

I’ve got my work cut out trying to educate you about your body’s ability to heal.  It doesn’t have to be that hard.  Get out and move your body, eat a really clean anti-inflammatory diet, and don’t live in fear.

I always say the power that made the body heals the body.

Medicine works great if you have a real crisis or emergency, but when it comes to getting and keeping you healthy that’s another thing.

Investing in your health is one of the most important things you can do.

I buy organic food, I buy 2 new pair of running shoes every spring, I workout a good 4-5 days a week, I get adjusted weekly, I get a massage weekly, I pray daily and count my blessings in good and bad times.

Being healthy is what God intended us to be, not sick and prematurely old.

I’m hoping and trusting I’ll be skiing Birkies when I’m in my 80’s.  I’d like to continue working out with the football team every summer as long as I can.  I’d love to walk 18 holes until I absolutely can’t walk anymore.

I said at the thyroid workshop last monday night that the greatest threat to one’s health is the belief that someone else or something else will take care of you.  My job is to help lead and guide you to a better way of being.  You have to put the work in to it like anything important and that you value in life.

I see people transform their lives daily.  It all starts with a mindset that you can get healthy again if you’ve lost your health, and when you get it back it’s a good idea to keep doing the steps that got you healthy.

Well we had a tough game friday night with New Richmond losing 10-0.  A very hard hitting game it was.  A penalty here, a bad bounce there, not able to convert three 4th and ones and it could have been a whole different outcome.  That’s sports.

Now we have to play Rice Lake and they will be a challenge.  The first thing I thought was that we may get killed, then I had to shift my mindset and just because they play all division 1 schools doesn’t mean we can’t compete and if we play mistake free football you never know.  I’m sure they will be heavy favorites, but I can go back over the years and look at huge upsets that have occurred.  The first one that comes to mind is when Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougars got beat by NC State in the 1983 NCAA basketball tournament.  I couldn’t believe it then and still after 31 years hard to believe they got beat.  How about Appalachian state going into the big house of Michigan and beating them in 2007.  How about NDSU coming in 2 years ago and destroying the Gophers.

A bunch of the players were over Saturday afternoon getting worked on and they expressed concern about the upcoming game.  I told them to just have a really good week and just keep competing like they have been.  We only had one game where we didn’t play well and that was against Somerset.  They have noting to lose and everyting to gain.  Relax and enjoy the week and lets go up there and smack htem around friday night!!

I’ll be doing another thyroid workshop next monday 6:30 at our clinic.  We had a full house for the last one.  I only have room for 9 people.

Make it a fantastic week and go out and live live to the max!!!

Proud parents.

Great seeing my old football buddies Bob Sudler, Joe Weipert, and Lonnie Farrow at homecoming.  Always great seeing them, and a huge win for the Gophers!!

The keys to success in life.

Confuscious said the key to success in life is “when you fall down 8 times, you get up 9 times”.

Most people quit things after the 3rd or 4th fall and make more excuses.

Just hang in there and keep moving forward inspite of all the obstacles..

That is why I love sports so much because you can have failure one second and success the next and you just don’t know when either of them is going to happen.

Above is a pic of Riley and his buddy form Durand after the game.

In baseball you can strike out 7 out of 10 times and still be an all-star batting 300.

In football you can fumble one time and then score a touchdown the next.

You just don’t know in life.  You just have to keep being positive just when you think everything and everyone else is coming down on you.

It’s all about the opportunity to do your best.  When you get your shot take advantage of it, even if you fall on your face just get back up and keep going.  Don’t let anyone keep you down.

I say this because of my own challenges in sports, marriage, kids, my practice, it’s always something.

We all have challenges, also known as opportunities.  It’s how you look at it.  Now I can get down and out sometimes but not for long because I know bad times are fleeting and good times lie ahead.

Go out today and do something different something that uplifts you and moves you in a positive way.

The Osceola Chiefs won on Saturday down in Durand 35-14.  We had to play Saturday to give Durand another day of practice. The poor school had a bad food poisoning and the whole school was affected.  It was their first game in 3 weeks.

We are now playoff eligible so it’s exciting times for the boys.  Come cheer the boys on this friday night as we take on Ellsworth in the final home game of the year.

I’m doing a thyroid recovery workshop this next monday night October 13th at 6:30 here at my office.  If you or  a loved one have a thyroid issue and are struggling this is a must attend class.  It’s free.  I only have room for 8 people so sign up now.

Do you have numbness in hands or feet?

One of the most common complaints which people come in for is numbness or tingling in their hands or feet, sharp electric type of pain, cramping, pain when walking, difficulty sleeping from leg discomfort, prickling or tingling feelings.

This is not a good sign since it means your nerve cells or neurons are dying!

The typical treatment medically for this is a med called Neurontin.

Would you rather fix the underlying problem rather than cover it up with drugs?

One of the mot common causes of Peripheral Neuropathy(P.N.) is poor blood sugar regulation over years.

Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, syndrome X, or diabetes is one of the most common causes of P.N.

It is imperative that your diet change big time in order for the blood sugar to come down.  You can take metformin or insulin but in many cases just hard core good nutrition can make a signifigant positive changes in blood sugar and eventually P.N.can be improved.

There are also a host of other strategies I use like vibration, adjusting, laser, ARP wave to turn those nerve cells on and wake them up.

Celebrating football win.

When you can’t feel your feet you can’t sense where your feet are in space and then you are more likely to fall and break a hip or injure yourself.  80% of people over 80 who break a hip are dead within a year.  Ususally you are in a nursing home after surgery for a hip and recovery can take months.

I’m passionate about working with people who have peripheral neuropathy because it runs in my family.  I have a huge history of diabetes and my dad had horrible neuropathy.  He’d scream at night the pain in his feet were so bad.

The ARP machine works great at getting the sensation back in the feet.  It also works part of the brain called your parietal lobe which helps sense where your feet are in space.

Another strategy for people who have peripheral neuropathy is they must go gluten free.  One of the most common problems with peopel with P.N. is an auto-immune issue where the immune system attacks the nerve cells and you start loosing feeling in your feet.  Gluten sensitivity is a major cause of this and other neuro-metabolic conditions.  Anyone with an auto-immune condition has to go gluten and dairy free.

It’s unbelievable how bad P.N. can be for people. I do a test called 2 point discrimination where you touch 1, 2, or 3 different areas on your lower leg.   You should be able to tell me how many fingers I am touching you. Boy, I tell you what, that would make me feel nervous if I couldn’t tell how many areas that someone is touching me in.  Dying nerves are not good.  If you have dying nerves you also have a brain that is degenerating.

Sometimes your meds can make your neuropathy worse.  One of the most common one’s statin drugs.  This lowers the amount of Co-Q 10  so you must be taking this supplement if on statins.  I’d rather look to the cause versus just treating effects.

If you have or know someone who has peripheral neuropathy  and would like to know what can be done about it using the newest clinically proven therapies just email me steve@dredling.com or call me 715-417-0496 for a consultation.

Homecoming parade.

What a fun homecoming week it was here in Osceola.  The Chieftains beat up on a bigger Prescott team and won 36-0.  We ran outside and threw all night long.  This friday is at Durand.  We win and we wil be in playoffs!  Good luck to Meredith Nelson and the Osceola girls golf team as they have regionals today in Cumberland.

What you can do naturally for a head cold

This is the time of year where people start coming in for colds and flu symptoms.  One of the things I do not recommend is the flu shot.  It truly is a shot in the dark.

How about building your immune system up naturally?  What a novel idea.

Here are some simple things I recommend to build your immune system and be less sick during the change of seasons and winter.

1.  Avoid processed sugars. sugar is everywhere.  Let fruit and veggies be your source of sugar, simple as that.  Sugars stress the immune system big time in a negative way.  Kids eating sweets after Haloween get all kinds of colds and keep the dentist busy also.

2. Get sunlight.  It’s going to be a great week of weather.  Get out and get as much sun as you can.  Vitamin D is crucial for good immune health.  Most people are deficient in this.  I run a blood test to see where you are at so I know how much to give you,  then re-check after 60 days.

3.  Stay away from orange juice and making smoothies with tons of juices in them.  Fruit juices not good, they spike your insulin levels and this stresses your adrenal glands and pancreas out and immune system gets stressed.

4.  Get regular exercise.  This time of year people start getting ready to hibernate for 5 months.  Get out and enjoy the out doors 365 days a year.  You don’t have to kill your self with workouts but get the body moving.  I prefer quick 20 minute high intensity fat burning weight bearing exercises like planks, up downs, lunges, quick sprints.  You can find me at least 1 day a week doing sprints on the football field  Come join me.

5.  Get regular Chiropractic adjustments!  This is imperative.  In fact, studies have shown that people who get adjusted regularly have a 200% stronger immune system than people who do not get adjusted. I started getting adjusted when i was in college and it changed my life.  No more ear infections and colds are only if I train to much. and don’t manage my stress well.

Captains

6.  Add garlic to your cooking.  I love garlic, it’s great for immune health as is olive leaf extract and other herbs such as astralagus, echinacea,licorace extract, zinc, Vit. A, and Vitamin C.  I carry a product called X-Viromen which works great for colds.  Another product if you feel like you are getting sick is Nucleo-immune.  Take this the first sign of a sniffle or achy feel and it does wonders.

7.  Get sleep.  One of the biggest things I stress to patients and especially high school athletes is to get enough sleep.  Sleep is when your body recovers.  If you aren’t getting 8 hours then you are probably stressing your body more.  I have to get at least 8 hours.  I go to bed early and get up early.  I do a saliva test called an adrenal stress index test.  This measures a stress hormone called cortisol at 4 different times in a 24 hour period of time.  It’s a must have done test if you have any sleeping issues.  You can not get and stay healthy if you aren’t sleeping well.  It’s only $95 and is a great investment.

8.  Count your blessings.  We all have tough times, that’s just part of life.  Be grateful for all things that come your way.  Go out and make a difference in other peoples life, that’s one of the best ways to feel good about your life.

9.  Have fun and smile!!

10.  Mentor others with your God given talents.  This helps build confidence which is great for immune health.  We can’t do anything about yesterday, but we can do a ton today and tomorrow!  Go out and live life!!

It’s homecoing week in Osceola!  Get out and support our youth!!  Beat the Prescott Cardinals Friday night!!

Do this, not that.

Fall is officially here.  I love those early fall mornings when you wake up and can see the frost on the roof and see it on the ground.

It was a great weekend to get out and about with this great weather.  I did most of the 25 k trail run through Rock Creek saturday morning.  Boy, was that a challenge.  Those hills are brutal.  That one will really get the fitness level up there so I’ll be ready for snow which will be early this year according to the weather reports.

I’ve been studying functional medcine for the past 5 years and see a lot of people who have auto-immune issues like hashimoto’s thyroiditis, type 1.5 diabetes, MS, raynauds, RA, psoriasis, and many others to name just a few.  These are conditions where the immune system is over excited and out of balance and then it starts attacking a certain organ or system.

A lot of these conditions are caused by our lifestyle.  Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and chronic stress can really aggravate  these conditions especially if you have a high stress in your life.

The average western lifestyle  of poor nutrition, which is full of inflammatory foods like wheat, potatoes, (these foods hard to digest and get to much small intestine overgrowth of yeast and leads to more auto-immunty).  Dairy, soy, and yeast are pro-inflamamtory foods also.

Thus it’s really important to clean your diet up.  Just knocking out gluten and dairy can really make you feel a lot better.  Give it a shot.  It’s not that hard.  Your joints will feel better, you’ll probably lose some weight, and your energy will improve.

The problem is we get trapped into a certain way of  eating and living and we don’t know how to get out of it.

It’s much harder to start from scratch with diet and lifestlye but you have to start somewhere.  Just taking the steps now versus waiting is really important.  Get the shoes on tie them up and get moving.  Get a protein based breakfast and eat periodically throughout the day.

Get sleep at night.  One of the biggest things I work with young athletes on is their diet and their sleep habits.  You have to get sleep in order to heal and help your immune system calm down and start getting a wellness approached lifetyle versus diseased state and building more disease in your life.

We all could use some detoxification  becasue to  their are so many bad chemicals we are exposed to.  How about we address creating healthier enviroments for our body?.  The good air we breathe, stay out of polluted areas.  That’s one of the reasons I love living up here.  I don’t especially care to drive  a lot.  I don’t like traffic,

Did you know 20% of all food americans consume is fast food.  Do you think that’s good beef?

Everything is GMO food which is a real problem.  This is brutal on your immune system.

Want less cancer, want less heart disease, want less disease?  Then start eating, moving, and thinking better.  I try my hardest to help inspire you and your loved ones to live a better lifestyle and keep your nervous system functioning optimally since it controls everything.

It’s possible.  But it starts with you.  You have to meet me halfway if you want to be healthier.

Jump in and get going on a new you.  Let’s finish off 2014 with a bang and never look back!!

Way to go Chieftain sports teams.  Congrats to Meredith Nelson who has been medalist at her golf matches this fall.

Chieftain volleyball, girls and boys x-country, tennis and soccer are on fire.  Big win for Chiefs football.  Lets beat Amery friday night.

Way to go Riley Edling! Big game.

Make it a great week!!!!  Dr. E

A little bump in the road called life.

We all have times in our lives where things just don’t go the way we want them to.

It could be with our family life, our health, finances, relationships, you name it it can happen any time and any place.

My son Riley and all the Osceola Chieftain football players took it on the chin last friday down in Somerset.  It was a total spanking.

While they just got dominated by a superior team they now get the opportunity to play 6 more games and have a great season.  It’s all about how you approach it with your attitude and then taking action.

The Chiefs can mope around and feel sorry for themselves and have a poor practice week or they can learn to get better, work hard, build each other up and come together as a team and have fun doing it.

One play at a time.

Lombardi said winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.  Well I love to win as much as any one, but there is something positive that can come out of a blow out.  Those young athletes get to figure that out this week at practice and then be ready to bring friday night against Baldwin.

If you have poor health you can’t reflect on the past, you must get knowledge and then take action with your new found knowledge.  I help many people with chronic health conditions.  If they follow my lead with the knowledge I teach them, chnge their diet, and manange their stress they can get big time results.  If they don’t take action then nothing changes and they will just get sicker with time.

Most americans won’t do anyting about their health until a crisis develops.  You really want to be pro-active daily with how you think, eat, and move your body.

Being healthy doesn’t have to be that hard.  Americans just have to get out of the way of their poor health choices and start making better ones.

Well we are going to get our first big  cold spell of the season.  Fifty five sounds chilly for friday nights football game.  Six months from now that will sound hot!

Adapting to change whether it be weather, diet, exercise, does take a little bit of getting used to.  As long as you are moving forward in a positive way it’s all good!!

Life is a marathoon, not a sprint.  The same with your health so take it day to day and be patient with your self and your health results.  The little things daily make the difference.

Go Gophers

Congrats to the Gophers, nice win over Middle Tennessee State.  First test of the year this weekend at TCU.

Former Somerset student athlete Galen Elmore saw a lot of action in the second half for the Gophs on defense.

Heat, Humidity, and Cramps!

Boy it has been strange weather this past week. No sunshine for 4 days and high humidity.  Our Air Conditioner went out that cools the whole house and it was a stinker trying to sleep when you are dripping wet and irt’s 85 in the house and no breeze.  I can’t imagine how the people down south live without air conditioning.

I like the heat but I’m not a huge fan of humidity.

Make sure you hydrate and eat lots of good foods when it’s hot and humid out.  You should try to get 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water intake.  I’ve been preaching the the high school football team the importance of hydrating so they don’t cramp up.  You have to do it the whole week, not just gameday.  Sure enough, we had some cramping issues friday night.  Cramps are generally very preventable.  It all comes down to nutrition and hydration.  If you skip breakfast, have a coffee and hit the road then you are more than likely going to have some cramping issues if you are active outside.  I remember one Birkie I cramped so severely I had to get an I.V. afterwards.  I couldn’t walk.  That was 15 years ago and haven’t had an issue with them since.  I used to fear getting cramps in my quads or calfs with 10 km to go in the Birkie but now I may get a slight one near the finish line or after.  They are really painful.  Football seems to bring the cramps out in everyone.  Drink, and eat mineral filled foods like veggies and fruits.  I use Magnesium and pink salt for those that have a tendency to get cramps if normal hydration doesn’t seem to do the trick.

Coach Newton inspiring the guys

The Chieftains had their first football game friday night and beat my alma mater handily 36-0.  We just had to much speed and size for the Saints.  It was fun to see a great crowd and I saw my old football coach Keith O’Donnell and old basketball coach Ron Greenquist on the sidelines.  They are both Wisconsin Hall of fame football coaches and were really great coaches and fantastic people.

I tell my son Riley to listen to his coaches.  They have pearls of wisdom not only about football but life.  That’s one of the coolest thigns about sports is it’s a lot like life.  You have highs and you have lows.  You generally aren’t at either extreme to long so just hang in there and work hard and good things will happen.    We all have challenges.  That’s life.  If you have a health issue that’s where I come in to play.  While I don’t have all the answers, I will do whatever I can do assist you in your health and well-being so you can live a substationally better quality of life.

Ok, that’s a quick post for this week.  Get out and enjoy life.  Dr. E

P.S.  Chiefs play hte Hayward Hurricanes this Thursday 7 pm at OHS football field.

What do Acorns have in common with your health?

Another fast summer week and it just seems to go faster and faster.  School is fast approaching and the sumac is already changed.  Every year it just goes faster and faster.  The only thing that seems to go slow is the NFL pre-season.  To me that seems like the longest 6 weeks ever.  Lets just get to the first real game.

Yes it’s true, the Acorns are falling.  I sat and watched 3 squirrels pick up 50 or so acorns yesterday afternoon.  They are already storing food for the winter.  No carbs in the nuts.  That’s a great source of energy that will have lasting power for them to get through the winter.  We Americans eat way to many carbs which only last a short period of time.  If we don’t use them then our body converts it to the bad form of fat and will really screw with your physiology.  Keep putting good things in and good things will come back out for you.  Be patient when you want to make changes with your health.  Keep the discipline and stick to the process of eating, moving, and thinking better.

Boy, my leaves are turning.

As I was in amazement watching the squirrels yesterday eat those acorns it is amazing how one acorn can eventually grow to be a giant oak tree.  I went up and pushed the oak tree and gave it a big hug.  it will probably live longer than me and it’s probably already 70 years old or so.  That tree needed plenty of sunlight and water to nuture it and make it grow to a 60 foot tree.  What would have happened if the tree didn’t get enough sunlight or water?  It would probably just die in time.  The same with our body.  It needs good water, good food, good fresh air, goood sunlight, and we need to be nurtured.  If we don’t get these we end up eventually and probably prematurely getting some form of sickness or disease that takes us from living the life we want to.

Being healthy doesn’t have to be that hard.  We just have to get out of the way of all the intereference we create for ourselves.

Ok, Osceola Chieftains have their first football game friday night against my alma mater, St. Croix Falls.  I think we will be pretty tough and competitive in our conference.  The boys seem to get along well and they work hard.

Make sure you keep hydrated daily.  You should try to get 1/2 your body weight in ounces.  It’s going to get hot by the end of the week so it’s not jsut the athletes that need to hydrate.

Come in and meet our new intern Steve Siqueiros.  He will be here until mid November when he then graduates from Chiropractic school.

Using on ARP wave therapy on a lot of our athletes and some other chronic tough cases and getting very nice results.  Stop by for a consult to see if you are a candidate for this form of therapy.

Ok, that’s it for today, make it a fantastic day!!  You can do it!  Dr. E

This works great for knee problems.

What a fun filled weekend it was for me.  It seems like August is a time of month to get as many fun things done as possible before the weather starts changing.

Friday night I went to the Raiders-Vikings game at TCF bank stadium on the U. of M. campus.  What a great place to enjoy a football game.

Pre-season games typically aren’t that good.  Usually reserves trying to make the team get to play and the top players are generally held out or only play a quarter.

I do enjoy seeing players get there chance and then taking advantage of it.  Adam Thielen who played at Mankato State had a stellar game for the Vikis friday night.  He ran a punt back 40 yards and made a great tackle on special teams.  While he is a long shot at making the team he sure looked impressive as he was staying in the moment of the game and bringing it big time.

If everyone on the vikes brought it like that kid did they would be unstoppable.   Lets see how the QB situation plays out.  I’d go with the rookie Teddy Bridgewater.  Throw him in there and see what he can do.

The magic starts friday August 22 at OHS field

My neighbor Steph Nelson got married this weekend and it was awesome to see her so beautiful and so happy.  What an incredible moment for her and Brandon and all her friends and Family.

I also played in the Parsons electric annual golf tournament on sunday.  It’s my buddies from high school Mike Northquest, Jeff Erickson, and Jeff Parks.  We had so much fun and even tied for first place at 10 under.

These fun summer weekends are awesome, especially with the nice weather we have been having.  Get out and enjoy it because we all know what’s right around the corner.

So I’ve been dinged up for about 10 days now with my right knee.  I had just been over doing it and and it flared up playing baseball.  It gets swollen and then I lose strength and range of motion and it leaves me gimping around . When you can’t do what you want to do it sure isn’t fun.  It’s getting better everyday since I’ve been doing what it takes to get the swelling down and improve range of motion, then start getting the strength and stability back in it.  The ARP machine works wonders at getting the swelling off the knee and improves circulation so range of motion can improve.  It’s incredible how fast the muscles shut down once you have an injury.  It’s so important to start the rehab process immediately.  Sitting around and hoping things get better just isn’t going to do it.  The pain may go away but you really neeed to get full fucntion back in to whatever area the problem is.  Then you also need to re-condition the whole body, especially if you have been layed up for a bit.  This has been a good reality check for me to help me understand what patients go through when they are hurting. There is also an emotional side to it which sometimes can be difficult than the physical side.  If you are interested in seeing what ARP can do for you just email me or call for a free ARP session.

One thing I really promote is the benefit of regualr chiropractic adjustments.  I’ve got a new intern here at our office, his name is Steve Siqueiros.  He will be with me until mid November when he graduates forom Chiro school.  It’s going to be great getting more htan my weekly adjsutments.  I work out pretty hard and my body and mind need a recovery and adjustments help me so much with this plus overall energy and well-being.  Steve  is from St. Croix Falls and has played for the Osceola Braves and now plays for the St. Croix River Bandits in baseball.

The Osceola high school football team is looking fast.  Look out Somerset!!

Until next week, get out there and enjoy life to the max.  I’m here to help add value to your life and help you be all you can be!!

What’s the best diet for weight loss?

I was just asked this question a few hours ago and thought it is an appropriate question for most people since if one is asking it I’m sure their are others.

Here is the best way to lose weight.

Cut the carbs and eat more good sources of fat!

The bad carbs are anyhting that is processed, and high fructose corn syrup is the #1 worst carb for you.  It throws your blood sugar in disarray and will add weight to you big time.

You want to add fats to your diet.  These will leave you feeling full and cut any of the sugar cravings.

Enjoy the beauty of summer.

Here are some of the good sources of fats.

Avocado’s.

Coconut oil, coconut milk.

Olive oils,

Fish oils,

Organic grass fed beef, chicken, and fish are excellent source of fats and proteins.

Start your breakfast out with these types of good fats and add some veggies for breakfast, it’ not that hard to do.  Doing this will help decrease the stress on your adrenal glands which play a huge role in losing weight and being healthy.  If your adrenals are stressed you won’t lose weight so you need to heal your adrenals.

Chronic stress over time is what throws the adrenals and other hormones off and gives you that bloaty belly fat around your waist which will leave you frustrated and fatigued.

Snacks between meals ok.  Just have some protein with your meals and don’t be afraid to add veggies.

Don’t over do it on fruits.  You need to add fat and proteins.  Keep your fruit to berries and stone fruits which are fruits with pits in them.  Examples are peaches and cherries which are great this summer.

So what’s missing?  Gluten(grains), dairy, soy, egg, and yeast.  These are all inflammatory foods which are hard on your gut and immune system and can dysregulate your blood sugar also.

An anti-inflammatory diet is the way to go.

You will feel much better, control the cravings and with time as your body changes you will lose weight.

This anti-inflammatory diet is excellent for detox pathways also.

If you need assistance with this just email me.

OK, high school sports start today.  I always say a prayer for the coaches, student athletes, and parents.  Sports are incredible for kids since it can change their lives in so many positive ways.  It teaches team building, and these kids can be role models for younger kids and other high school kids.

Extracurricular activites are wonderful for kids.  They are also great for parents since we get to cheer our children.  Coaches are dedicated to these kids and always are looking out for the best interest with our kids.

It’s going to be a fun season and I can’t wait for the first games ot start.

This is Mary and myslef’s last season of high school for our son Riley.  It’s really kind of bitter sweet.  I’ll be sad when it’s done but that’s life.  You just have to move forward to the next adventure.

If you can get out and cheer these kids on they will truly appreciate it and you’ll probably enjoy yourself.

OK, it’s already August!  Wow, summer is flying fast.  The braves played there last home game friday night.  good luck to the Bravees and the St. Croix River Bandits who start baseball playoffs this weekend.

Rileys last season of H.S. football

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  • What inspires you to keep moving forward?

    Every week I try to inspire you to take action in your life.  I try my best to live a life that is healthy, fun, and inspiring. Find some form of activity that leads you to move your body like you've never moved before. I try to inspire you to eat healthier so your body can function at an opt
  • A picture can tell a thousand words

    It's funny  how I took a picture of myself after a ski race this weekend on my cell phone and posted it to facebook and somehow 120 people liked it and a lot of comments on the pic.  If you want to see the pic just go to my facebook page and you can see it.  I was shocked to see how that one pic
  • Learning new treatment options to help you

    If you checked last weeks video you knew I was struggling with my low back.  I'm doing much better but have a ways to go.  I know that when you are dealing with chronic issues it's a marathon and not a sprint.  It tests your patience since it's no fun not being able to do what you want to.  I'm
  • You can be healthier!! Big win for Chieftains!!

    4 simple words you can say everyday, I'm getting healthier everyday. Taking action on this belief system will propel you to better health and well being. End of this weeks column. Not so fast. I've got to tell you about this incredible roadtrip weekend to watch the Osceola Chieftains playoff o
  • Fixing knee pain

    Knees have been a particular interest for me for ever since I had my first knee injury back in 1978. At the young age of 16 I tore my right medial meniscus . I remember not only the physical pain but the emotional distress of not being able to walk or do the normal things kids do. I remembe