Functional Medicine

Lack of energy, mind fog and a desire to sleep all the time had Stacey looking for change.  A recommendation from her doctor as well as a friend helped her to get in contact with Dr. Jen Ramaekers, a pharmacist with Redline Specialty Pharmacy, who...

Ketogenic (Keto) diets have become increasingly popular over the last few years. A ketogenic diet is a diet that is low in carbohydrates or sugar and higher in protein and fat. Since your diet does not contain carbohydrates for your body to burn for energy,...

  Are you or someone you know currently suffering from menopause and/or its agonizing symptoms? Hormones change throughout our lives. When progesterone levels fall, you may experience a variety of symptoms. These vary from hot flashes and night sweats to PMS and weight gain. Many women suffer...

“At my heaviest, I was 287 lbs. I started making changes back in 2014. In one summer I started running and just eating less. I dropped down to 235 in one summer on my own. This wasn’t sustainable though. I bounced back and forth up...

" My IP journey started in June 2019. My husband Joseph, and I had been trying to start our family for over a year. Since January 2019 we had been working with a fertility specialist in Omaha on pinpointing the source of our struggle. On June 20,...

'"As we get older, weight management is of much more concern to our overall wellbeing. Being a nurse, I understand the ramifications of weight management on overall health status. I hit that age when peri-menopause reared its ugly head. With my hormones going crazy, the...

Any personal trainer will stress the importance of the strength of your core. They are referring to the abdominal, back and upper thigh muscles that support our bodies and support our balance. Your body also has an “internal” core and that is your gut. Probiotics...

“Prior to starting the Ideal Protein program, I had tried several weight loss diets that were not effective over the long term for me. While I did take some weight off, there was no education or plan to go with it to help with the...

When life throws changes at you, stress is an inevitable outcome.  The start of school is a change for many people, both kids and parents.  Making sure your body can accommodate the change can be a simple way to make the transition into school easier...

Back to school means lots of changes for many households.  Maybe you are settling back into a routine, sending babies off to college or just noticing a change in traffic on the roads.  This time of year is normally more stressful, but it is a...

“I’ve tried many different diets, but could never stick with them.  I might lose a couple pounds here and there but without having anyone to hold me accountable, I didn’t give the diets my full commitment.   With Ideal Protein (IP), I loved having a personal...