Noninvasive Relief for Meniere’s Disease Symptoms
Each year, hundreds of patients come to The Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute in Grand Rapids from across the United States and the world to receive specialized chiropractic care for Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is a chronic disease of the inner ear that can cause debilitating vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. While there is no known cure, traditional treatments to manage the disease have included dietary changes, medication and surgery.
“Unfortunately, medical doctors don’t know what Meniere’s disease is, what causes it, and as a result they don’t know how to treat it,” says Michael T. Burcon, B.Ph., D.C., director of the Chiropractic Research Institute. “At best, they try to control the symptoms with drugs and surgery. It remains one of the most baffling and incapacitating conditions a person can experience.”
Fortunately for those who suffer, Burcon made a major discovery almost two decades ago that established a connection between both Meniere’s disease and trigeminal neuralgia with patients who endured head and neck injuries that misaligned the top of the neck and the base of the skull. He found that these types of traumas can lead to Meniere’s disease as much as 15 years later but that noninvasive chiropractic care specifically for the issue can dramatically improve or even eliminate symptoms.
“I continue to enjoy being considered the world’s leading expert on Meniere’s disease, both chiropractically and medically,” says Burcon, whose research is quoted in the Merck Manual. Burcon also presents at annual international Meniere’s disease symposiums (most recently in Shanghai, China, in April 2022), regularly publishes his research and holds video recorded Health Talks on his findings.
The Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute, 3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE, Ste. 252, Grand Rapids. 616-575-9990. BurconChiropractic.com. DrBurcon@Yahoo.com.
Discovering Joy and Meaning Through Self-empowerment
There comes a transitional moment in life when the questions left unexplored or pushed aside need answers. There may be a persistent nagging thought that there must be more to life. Amy VanOverloop was there when she became an empty nester, which led her to go to school and became a life coach.
“Moving from one chapter to the next can be confusing and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be wrought with anxiety, depression or discontent,” says VanOverloop. “Helping individuals move from confusion and overwhelm to clarity and purpose is available through embracing, rather than resisting the emotions we face during challenging times.”
Through life coaching, VanOverloop helps her clients take a closer look at the cause of their discontent and come up with strategies to address any obstacles and move forward. She offers a free 30-minute initial consult via Zoom not only to talk with people about where they are in relation to where they want to be but to give them the chance to ask questions about the coaching process. She also publishes a monthly blog on her website about things she has learned that will help people live more joyfully.
“If you ever find yourself thinking that you have no logical reason to be unhappy, but something is missing or if you are simply looking for purpose and meaning in your life, that’s where a coach comes in,” says VanOverloop. “I would love to be your guide into moving from confusion to clarity by helping you tap into your own inner guidance as you seek the answers to your deepest longings and unanswered questions.”
Contact Amy VanOverloop / Life Coaching LLC at Vanoverloop.Amy@gmail.com. AmyVanoverloop.com.
Products and Programs for Mental Wellness
Ann Sinclair, wellness partner with Amare, is excited to share the holistic mental wellness platform of products and programs that her company offers.
Amare’s programs are designed to optimize mental wellness so members can live a life full of vigor, positivity and performance. While most people have some idea about how to take care of physical health, education on mental health in our society is lacking. Amare’s programs aim to change that with mindfulness videos that are available to help people enjoy each moment and be fully present without judgment and are shown to increase positive emotions, memory and support the immune system; guided workouts that are ready to be done anywhere to help members strengthen core functional movements that boost energy, happiness and outlook, prevent pain and injury and improve body composition; and The Mental Wellness Diet™, which is a style of eating that teaches members to fill their plates with the right foods to feel healthier and happier and includes many quick recipes.
Amare’s products combine ancient natural wisdom of holistic herbal medicine with modern scientific innovations resulting in all-natural mental wellness products that support vigor, happiness, stress resilience, mental performance and whole-body wellness. All the products are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. The products are backed by clinical studies and formulated to support microbiome balance within the body. The focus is on products for adults and children to improve gut health, mood, energy, hormone balance and more.
A brand new supplement aims to improve arousal, desire and vitality. Ignite is an all-natural sexual wellness supplement that comes in a formula for women and another for men. Another new product, the Amare Happy Mind Pack, contains several products to support motivation, brain health, neuron regeneration, focus, memory, mental energy and promote a positive mood with ingredients such as ashwagandha, magnolia bark, mango leaf, lychee fruit, rooibos and more.
Products are shipped directly to customers and all have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
For more information, contact AnnGutHealth@gmail.com, 616-450-1174 or see AnnSinclair2.com.
Couples Breathwork Experience
This session is for couples who want to delve deeper into intimacy and connection with one another. On Sunday, October 9 join Mel as she guides the pairs through bodywork practices and various breathing techniques designed to enhance the relationship through compassion, love, and joy. This opportunity allows you and your partner to heal wounding while creating a stronger bond with one another. Location for this session is in the Blackport Building,147 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids. 6-9 p.m. Cost $125. Only one ticket is needed for each couple! This will be a small intimate group setting and tickets are limited. No previous breathwork experience is necessary.
Mel is an ally trained Registered Nurse, Naturopath, breathwork facilitator and reiki practitioner. She is the owner of Rooted in the Wild, a revolutionary healthcare practice with an approach to wellness through physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Mel has studied Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, breathwork in Estonia, and naturopathy at the Naturopathic Institute. She currently provides one on one supportive naturopathic consults, breathwork ceremonies, and sacred sexuality somatic work.
Rooted In The Wild is located inside Luminosity,4843 Cascade Rd, Suite 3, Grand Rapids. For more information go online at RootedInTheWild.org or email RootedInTheWild@outlook.com
Your Health is Your Power
Take a breath right now and check in with yourself. How does your body feel? Where is your mind going? What emotional waves have you been riding today, this month, this year, this decade? As each day passes and we experience new pleasures and new pains and we are faced with a chance to get stronger or to suffer. This statement is not meant to downplay anyone’s trials or deep challenges, but rather to speak to the power that our health and wellness plays in our lives. Are you able to wake up with a clear mind and purpose and walk with ease? Or are you surrounded by blocks, physically, mentally, and emotionally that keep you stuck in a “comfort zone” that isn’t all that comfortable.
Your health is your power. At The Remedy House, we are committed to teaching you how to tune into your own wellness and to take your power into your own hands. In a Natural Health Consultation, we address all layers of your wellbeing using different modalities to support the physical body. By doing so, you learn how the mind affects the body and how to release pent up emotional energy. Dr. Jodi Jenks, ND and Dr. Mallory Feyen, ND each use several methods of non-invasively testing the body to develop a specialized holistic health plan that incorporates health foundations including water, sleep, nutrition, targeted herbal support, along with physical and emotional therapies.
For the month of September, Dr. Mallory Feyen ND is offering $20 off her Initial Natural Health Consultations, where she will go through your health history and position you for wellness.
Additionally, The Remedy House hosts Natural Health 101 classes every month for $15/each that will teach you the basics to living well naturally. This month we begin our herbal series with Herbal Basics for Wellness (Sept 15) and an Emotional Release class (Sept 27). Now is the time to take your health into your own hands with guidance to live your life naturally.
The Remedy House is located at 5150 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids and can be found online at TheRemedyHouse.org or by calling 616-443-4225.
Mind, Body, Spirit Expo
The Healing Center of Lakeview is hosting their semi-annual Mind, Body, Spirit Expo from 10a.m. to 4p.m., Saturday, October 15th, at their center in Lakeview. There will be CranioSacral, Reiki, and Massage as well as Intuitive/Psychic readings from several readers available for appointments all day. And, they will have foot detoxes available to start your spring cleaning. Call ahead to reserve a session or sign up at the door. This is always a popular event, so appointments will fill up quickly.
The Healing Center is located at 332 S Lincoln, Lakeview. For more information, visit THCofLakeview.com or call 989-352-6500.
8th Annual Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo
New Fall Date & Location for this event is Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. Promoters John & Beverly Stephan, local Portage residents, said “We have been very blessed to have met so many heart-filled people who have attended our show in past years and hope see everyone again, while praying for new attendees this year! Come support a local West Michigan event and help us by spreading the word to your friends and family.”
The couple went on to say, “We are all here for a reason, to grow and learn in this lifetime or we can become complacent—stagnant. Learn how to send out positive intentions that in turn come back to you. If you think negative thoughts, then negative is what you receive. Let us help guide you toward the blessings happening in your life just waiting to embrace you. For a weekend of fun, free ongoing lectures, giveaways, interesting and knowledgeable speakers both days of the expo. A perfect opportunity for all to leave feeling amazing, positive, lighter, brighter and loved.”
New this year at Wings, everyone attending the show will be asked to walk through a metal detector for everyone’s safety. Parking is $5. And, you can obtain a coupon on our Facebook page or email us for one at: HealingBodyAndSpiritExpo@gmail.com and previous attendee’s will once again be mailed coupons to your home. $1.00 off a daily pass—one coupon good for whole group! This event is a pet friendly environment sponsor for The Kalamazoo Humane Society.
Event location: Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Dr, Kalamazoo. Only 50 minutes from Grand Rapids, just 1 block off I-94 E. Hours: Saturday 10a.m.–6p.m., Sunday 10a.m.–5p.m. Daily pass $11~ (12 & younger free). To view exhibitors and more information HealingBodyAndSpirit.com Friend at facebook.com/healingbodyandspiritexpos – email@example.com.
Outdoor Group or Personal Training Sessions
No matter where you go in West Michigan, you are never far from an all-fitness-levels-welcome EcoTrek Fitness workout. Since 2006, EcoTrek Fitness sessions have been taking place outdoors, in all weather conditions and they never get boring because they are held in a variety of locations. The group sessions integrate cardio, flexibility and strength training in a 75-minute workout, which is different every time.
“There’s really nothing better than using your outdoor environment as your gym,” says Cari Draft, founder of EcoTrek Fitness. “While exploring the parks and trails near where you live, you’ll be guided along on an invigorating workout. Each individual works at their own level, so you’re never involved in a competition or feel intimidated.”
Most EcoTrekkers attend sessions year ‘round and find that they truly enjoy being outside experiencing the changes in seasons. Recommendations on appropriate layers of workout gear for all seasons is provided.
Draft also provides personal fitness training sessions and uses care to take the intimidation factor out of getting into shape. Using strength training, flexibility and cardio, Draft works with people at every fitness level one-on-one to help them meet their personal goals.
Whether finding fitness in the outdoor group workouts or one-on-one training with Draft, she says, “There’s no point in waiting. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”