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So far Susan Mead has created 45 blog entries.

“Surgery is your only solution” – rarely!

Many clients who have come to see me as an herbalist/health coach repeat a similar story; after a quick diagnosis, their doctor has informed them that "surgery is your only solution".  But they, like me, have enough concerns about infections [...]

Chronic vs. Acute

As you might guess, I do my best to stay away from antibiotics-but  when a hangnail picked up a staph infection and turned into this in 18 hours, I was happy to use them after a 25-year break! The D.O. [...]

Ankles and Feet and Toes–Oh, My!

While in Montreal for a recent teacher training, I was horrified to learn how much I have been gripping my toes--especially while performing Essentrics® moves like kicks and side-to-side movements. Now that I'm working on releasing my toes more and pressing [...]

Vitamin D–Sun, Food or Pills?

Low Vitamin D? You may not need synthetic pills made in a laboratory which is usually all the doctors suggest when you show up low in Vitamin D on a blood test. Before deciding for yourself, consider this list of [...]

Midwest ESSENTRICS™ Getaway

Check out this YouTube video on my first ever workshop to combine Essentrics classes and interactive sessions on the best uses for herbal medicine. What could be better than a weekend of  ESSENTRICS™ classes taught by three fully-certified Level 4 Essentrics [...]

Your 2nd Heart

I'm just about to send out a newsletter; are you on the list? This one is about the science behind why many physicians refer to your calf muscles as the "second heart". I have a link for you with all [...]

Unexpected benefits from frequent movement

I was impressed with this article from the New York Times that indicated that regular movement not only keeps you fit, but also keeps you happier. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/well/move/get-up-and-move-it-may-make-you-happier.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share If you're not in Steamboat , there is always Essentrics TV  available wherever [...]

Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with [...]