A Better You in 30 Days! Join Us!

Healthy Livingon May 31, 2016Leave a Comment

30-day-challenge1A Better You in 30 DAYS!

Just in time for your get-healthy, be-stronger, love-your-body, decrease metabolic age, decrease visceral age,  lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar….. Our 30 Day program has has everything you need. Join us for this exclusive 30-day program…


Monday June 6th       12:30-1:15PM  & 6:30-7:25PM

Classes are Limited. All Start on Tuesday June7th &  End July 8th

Please call Beth to reserve your spot 913-238-8501

First 2 sign in will get a complimentary detoxifying foot bath. ($40.00 value)


  1. Metabolic testing; metabolic age, BMI, %Body Fat Mass,  Free Fat Mass, Visceral Fat Rating, Body Water %, Body Water Mass %, Bone Mass, Basal Metabolic Rate Score, Muscle Mass Score,  Physique Rating.  Day 1 and Day 30!
  2. Daily meal planning, menus and recipes for a Low Carb, High Fat lifestyle.
  3. 30 Day Workout option.
  4. Nutritional Supplementation.

Value $450 for ONLY $200! Savings of $250

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Healthy Livingon May 23, 2016Leave a Comment

adrenal picDo you feel constantly tired, moody and depressed?  Do you wake up feeling tired even after a full night’s rest?  Do you crave sugary and salty foods, and depend on your morning coffee just to keep your eyes open?

These are all common symptoms of adrenal fatigue – a condition caused, in short, by too much stress and work.  It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of adults suffer from adrenal fatigue, yet it continues to be a largely ignored and overlooked health problem, according to Dr. James Wilson, author of “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress”.

“Adrenal fatigue can affect anyone who experiences frequent, persistent or severe mental, emotional or physical stress.  It can also be an important contributing factor in health conditions ranging from allergens to obesity.  Despite its prevalence in our modern world, adrenal fatigue has generally been ignored and misunderstood by the medical community,” Dr. Wilson writes on his website.

What is Adrenal Fatigue?  What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Your adrenal glands (located on top of each kidney) act as control centers for many hormones.  One of their most important tasks is to get your body ready for the “fight or flight” stress response, which means increasing adrenaline and other hormones.

This response increases your heart rate and blood pressure, slows your digestion and basically gets your body ready to face a potential threat or challenge.

While this response is good when it’s needed, many of us are constantly faced with stressors (work, environmental toxins, not enough sleep, worry, anxiety, etc.) and are in this “fight or flight” mode for far too long – much longer than was ever intended from an evolutionary standpoint.

The result?  The adrenals become overworked and fatigued, and adrenal fatigue develops.  If you feel one or more of the following on a regular basis, you may have adrenal fatigue, according to Dr. Wilson:

  • You feel tired for no reason.
  • You have trouble getting up in the morning, even when you go to bed at a reasonable hour.
  • You are feeling rundown or overwhelmed.
  • You have difficulty bouncing back from stress or illness.
  • You crave salty and sweet snacks.
  • You feel more awake, alert and energetic after 6PM than you do all day.

Further, when your body is overly stressed your adrenal glands increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which can alter your:

  • Appetite, leading to food cravings
  • Energy levels, leading to fatigue and exhaustion
  • Mood, leaving you feeling emotionally drained
  • Memory and learning
  • Muscle mass and bone density
  • Immune response

How to Diagnose Adrenal Fatigue

Conventional medicine typically does not acknowledge adrenal fatigue until potentially life-threatening conditions like Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease develop.  However, you can have adrenal fatigue or an adrenal imbalance – along with a range of debilitating symptoms – long before you progress into one of these extremes.

A health care provider who is knowledgable in the area of adrenal fatigue can perform a  saliva test to check your levels of cortisol over a 24-hour period.  In health adrenal function, cortisol should be elevated in the morning, lower and steady throughout the day, and then should drop in the evening when you go to sleep.  In people with adrenal fatigue, however, cortisol levels remain lower throughout the day and rise int he vending when you should be relaxing.

After making positive lifestyle changes, most people can expect to feel improvement in four to six months.  For best results, call the office so that we can work on an individualized course of lifestyle modifications and other effective treatments.

Adrenal Stress Index Saliva Testing
  Measures 7 different things:
  • Saliva Cortisol
  • Saliva DHEA
  • sIgA

Email or call today to get your Adrenal Stress Index Test.

Info@cardinwellness.com or 913-239-8501

Homemade Detoxifying Baths

Detox & Cleanse Information, Healthy Livingon May 19, 20168 Comments

bthrm-contemp-tub-forefront-rsBaths are wonderfully healing, and it is easy to make your own homemade, detox baths.
When you sweat, the pores in your skin open, providing a clear path for toxins to get out. As a result, you may experience some detox effects such as flu or cold symptoms the next day. This is normal, so do not fret. Simply drink more liquids, and get through it. You want this to happen – if it doesn’t, it means toxins aren’t being rid of!
Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin. Epsom salts augment this detoxification by causing you to sweat. Other salts—all highly alkaline and cleansing—used in baths include sea salt, baking soda, clay, and Dead Sea salts. Several of the formulas below are Dr. Hazel Parcells’ great work.
*Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula
Minerals and salts make the bath water feel silky and leave your skin cleansed and soft. This marvelous soak relaxes muscles, draws toxins from the body, and contains a natural sedative to help your nervous system relax and unwind. It is also a natural emollient and exfoliant–and it reduces swelling. All this in one simple formula!

  • 1 cup sea salts
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin per bath
  • 4 to 6 drop of essential oil of your choice

Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Stir to blend. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice. ( make enough for 16 baths-store the remainder in a glass jar)

Medicated Baths:

  1. Saline Bath –  Add 3-5 pounds of magnesium sulfate (salt or Epsom salt)  to a full tub of water.  Temperature – 95-97 F.  10-20 minutes.  Used to relax.  Cooler water and shorter time is more of a tonic.
  2. Soda bath – Add 1 pound of baking soda to full tub of water.  Temperature – 95-97 F 10-20 minutes. Alkaline.  Acts as a mild antiseptic, opens pores, relieves itching and skin irritation.  Good for skin conditions such as eczema, hives or insect bites.
  3. Starch Bath – Add 1 pound of dry corn starch to full tub of water.  Temperature – 95-97 F.  Acts as a cooling agent relieving skin irritations, itchiness from such conditions as poison ivy, poison oak, eczema and prickly heat.
  4. Epsom salt Bath – Add 1 cup to 1 pound of Epsom salt to full tub of water (30 gallons).  Temperature- as hot as can be tolerated for 10-20 minutes.  Increases perspiration, relieves muscular fatigue, aches and pains. Used to relieve pain of arthritis, sciatica. Also used to deter cold, flu, or other infection. Contraindicated for patients in weakened conditions such as heart trouble, arteriosclerosis, diabetes. Sip on a glass of warm water water mixed with 1/2tsp of salt.
  5. Detox Bath –  1-2 cups each of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda.  Temperature – as hot as can be tolerated for 20-30 minutes.  Used to detoxify body after deep tissue work.  Used to neutralize or detox radiation exposure during air travel, dental exams, mammograms……Sip on a glass of warm water water mixed with 1/2tsp of salt and 1/2tsp of baking soda.
  6. Sulfur Bath –  Add 1-2 ounces of potassium sulfate to a full tub of water. Temperature – 95-102 F 10-20 minutes.  Can be relaxing or refreshing; increases perspiration, relieves breathing problems in asthma or bronchitis.
  7. Oatmeal Bath – 1-2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a full tub of water . Temperature – 95-97 F 15- 30 minutes.  Used to relieve skin irritations, relieves sunburn, chafing and windburn. (Maybe contraindicated if a wheat or gluten sensitivity or allergy
  8. Apple cider vinegar Bath – Use organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized  with “mother” in bottle from health food store.  I generally suggest Bragg’s Apple Cider vinegar.  1-4 cups added to full bath.  Effective in detoxifying the body and treating vaginal yeast infections. Sip on a glass of warm water with 1TBS of organic apple cider vinegar.
  9. Ginger Bath– Use 1/8 cup of fresh ginger, grated or chopped. Mix with 1 cup or Epsom salt, and pour this mixture into a full tub of water as hot as you can stand. A ginger detox bath helps removes toxins out through your skin through sweating.
  10. Clorox  Bath– Pour 1 cup of Clorox bleach into hottest temperature you can tolerate. Get out of the tub when the water is cool. This bath helps detox from metal poisoning from cookware, dental amalgams, antacid, pesticide exposure and inhaled carbon monoxide.
  11. Baking Soda Bath– Add 2 pounds of baking soda into the hottest tub of water tolerated. Get out of the bath until the water is cool. This bath helps detox from food born bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella.

1. Using a vegetable brush, brush your skin, ensuring you brush it towards the heart.

2. Fill the bathtub with suggested water temperature and add the salts or formula as recommended for each bath.

4. Get into the bathtub and stay in for the recommended amount of time BUT no more than that.

5. You will be sweating a lot after just 15 minutes,  this is what you want! Rub your entire body clockwise, while remaining soaked in the hot water. Rub your stomach, breast, etc. Have some bottle water near you, so you will have something to drink in case you get thirsty!

6. Get out of the water after the recommended time and rub your body vigorously with a towel. Do so until you turn extremely red. Wrap yourself up into a towel, and get into bed, covering your body with a blanket or covers. You will find yourself sweating for a hour or so. Try to fall asleep. While you’re asleep, your body will be eliminating toxins through your skin.

Reminders: Do not apply any lotions/creams or powders into your skin prior to heading to bead.

Do not take more than 1 bath a day and do not mix baths!

Happy Mother’s Day !

Uncategorizedon May 8, 2016Leave a Comment


Food as Medicine- Use FATS to get ready for Spring & Summer!

Healthy Livingon May 7, 2016Leave a Comment
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Are you ready to be able to do all the summer activity that you desire and is your body composition ready for spring and summer clothes? Shorts? Tank Tops? Swimsuit?
I wanted to share just one example of a LCHF diet with exogenous ketones can do.   This was just one patient that I had yesterday.

I have had over many friends break the 50LB mark. They simple added healthy fats and decrease the starchy and sugary carbs AND added KetoOS into their diet to help with satiety and proper blood sugar balance. AND one who has dropped over 100+ Since Sept 2015.

  This was just one person from our office yesterday!

Check out these Triglycerides! NO STATIN (patients choice)  for the 264 to 124!!!  We added niacin and Coq10 yesterday to help with LDL’s.

His chronological age is 58 and metabolic age is 43!!!! Ketones are anti-aging:)

Young female using  KetoOS, 2 times a day, stops/decreases de novo lipogenesis,…. decrease cellulite:) Yeah!

Ketones decrease inflammation! specifically NLRP3 inflammasome in this young woman:)

​ Janelle is ranked 5th in the world for power lifting! She uses KetoOs for better fuel and faster recovery. Ketones, are a superior energy and  provide 3 more ATP than glucose and 38% more oxygen!

Are you ready for Spring & Summer ?


Dr. Heather