Author Archives: Cathy Gratkowski

PROBIOTICS

Beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics, are the first line of defense in our gut to protect us from harmful ingested bacteria, pathogens and fungus. These probiotics deny the harmful bacteria from surviving or flourishing and thereby poisoning our bodies. Probiotics also help the breakdown of life giving nutrients for proper absorption. What good is a […]

PURIFICATION PROGRAM

Coming January 1, 2016! In reviewing several “detox” programs, I personally endorse the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program. This detoxification includes a combination of a whole food, nonprocessed diet, along with eliminating the two most common food irritants, dairy and gluten. Along with a completely clean eating program, it includes whole food nutrition to help flush […]

NOV/DEC- WORDS OF WELLNESS WITH DR. CATHY

  We’ve heard it before…you can’t buy good health. All the money in the world doesn’t matter if you are sick. The more I study and learn about nutrition, the more I realize that we have a huge responsibility to our own health and the health of our families. What we eat, and especially what […]

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH- CHAIR POSE

After being forced to use “squatty potties” in China, I am reminded how important our leg and core muscles are as we age. What is a “squatty potty”? Use your imagination…but truthfully, it is a hole in the ground in place of a toilet. I was told about this prior to traveling to China, however, […]

KINTSUGI

As I studied Asian medicine, I was reminded of a lesson I heard in a church sermon. Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art form. The origin of Kintsugi began when a servant went to serve the emperor his morning tea and she dropped his revered tea bowl. The bowl broke into pieces and she was […]

SEPT/OCT- WORDS OF WELLNESS WITH DR. CATHY

There’s No Place Like Home As many of you know, I was out of the office for 10 days in September. In my 25 years of practice, this was the longest time I have ever taken off. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit China and had an unforgettable experience. Throughout my tour of China, […]

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS

It’s already back to school time! Here are a few tips to keep kids’ backs safer and brains working. Breakfast of Champions: Most kids tend to grab a quick bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast, but even complex grains with low fat milk just break down to sugar. In the morning, our bodies need […]

SITTING EXERCISES FOR TRAVELING

These exercises are perfect for travel, because they are all done while seated. Do ten repetitions every 30 minutes and hold each exercise for a count of five. Calf Stretches: Pull your foot and toes up towards the ceiling and hold. Seated Pelvic Tilts: Discretely tighten your abdomen and pull your belly button towards your […]