November 30, 2009

Kids' Wellness Weekend

As a parent, you may wonder if there is any difference between a naturopathic doctor's visit and a  conventional one.  You may be curious about how a naturopathic doctor is trained.  (Find out here.)  You may already be considering naturopathic care for your family, but were waiting for the "right" time.  Whatever your situation, now you have the chance to give it a try!

This holiday season, I've decided to spend a day giving back to my community.  I'm offering a low-risk opportunity to experience the real difference between naturopathic care and conventional care. 

It is true that a naturopathic doctor's visit costs more than your typical insurance copay to see a conventional doctor - on the surface.  When you include the potential long-term expenses, however - additional doctor's visits, medications, surgeries, and a reduced quality of life - a holistic and preventative approach to health begins to make real financial sense.  There is no better time to start this than at the beginning - in childhood.

For one day only, December 12, 2009, I am providing well-child visits for $30 (a $100 value for new patients).  Each 45-minute visit will include a physical exam, a developmental assessment, and information about nutrition and natural therapies for children.  (Read more about naturopathic well-child visits on my website.)

There are only five openings available, so make sure you don't miss out!  Call (970) 232-8447 today to schedule your child's appointment.  Experience the natural, compassionate, whole-child care that is naturopathic medicine.

September 18, 2009

Birth On Labor Day 2009

If you haven't yet heard about the play, Birth, you are missing out!  Written in 2006 by playwright Karen Brody, Birth is a series of interwoven monologues that follow the birth stories of eight modern women. 

Birth On Labor Day (BOLD) is the name given to events worldwide which combine local performances of the play and "Red Tent Events" (sacred spaces offered for women to share their birth stories).  BOLD was created as a way to inform people about modern birth culture and to empower women to have the best birth experiences possible.

In 2008, The Family Journey brought BOLD to Fort Collins to enormous support and rave reviews.  This year, the event is even more exciting, with a new venue (the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus), a birth art show, a mother-baby friendly vendor fair, the Red Tent Event, and a talk-back panel after the play.  This year's panel includes Mothering Magazine editor Peggy O'Mara, a long-time champion of natural living and empowered birth.

This amazing event is happening Saturday, September 26th, with the Red Tent Event on Sunday, September 27th.  The performance is powerful, funny, transformational and enlightening.  Tickets can be purchased through The Family Journey's website.  Come and experience it for yourself!

July 07, 2009

Open House

This August marks the three-year anniversary of my Fort Collins naturopathic practice!  As a way of saying "thank you" to all my wonderful patients, I am having an Open House at my office on Saturday, August 15th, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Current patients, prospective patients, family and friends are all welcome. There will be light refreshments and a door prize each hour. 

Don't miss it - I'm looking forward to seeing you!

December 01, 2008

The Breast Art Show Ever!

Coming up this weekend!

This effort was inspired by a group in Oregon who made prints of their breasts on canvas, sold the paintings, and donated the money to a breast cancer organization. (

Many of you know Heather Janssen because she is the editor and founder of the magazine 'get born' (  She gets to choose where to donate the proceeds from the sale because she's fighting and winning her own battle with breast cancer.

I hope to see you there!


What:     Unique artwork created by the talented ta-ta's of

    Heather Janssen and friends.

When:    Saturday, December 6, 2008  6 - 9 pm

Where:   Sage Moon Originals

   116 E. 4th Street

   Downtown Loveland


  • Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
  • Additional art and prizes to be given


Sale of the "Breast Artwork Ever" will further the fight against breast cancer in Heather Janssen's name.