The leaves are falling and the crisp autumn air is all around us! It’s the time of year for apple picking, fall festivals and pumpkin patches. You’re going to love all the treats we have for you this month!

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, when the health benefits of eating only fruits, vegetables and nuts is highlighted. Columbus Day brings recognition to the day that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492.


It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease. Even though most people are aware of breast cancer, many of them forget to take the necessary (and life-saving) steps of having a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. 

Jack-o-lanterns, costume parties and tricks-or-treats rule the day on Halloween!

Check out all the spooktacular promotions we have in store for you!

Have an awesome October!


No Tricks, Just Results!

Fall is a great time of the year to focus on facial rejuvenation. We have a wide range of rejuvenating treatments to help you diminish fine lines, even skin tones, shrink your pores and regain elasticity.

We recommend reserving a consultation and letting us choose the ideal treatment for you!


Reserve any Anti-Aging Treatment and receive a complimentary Tissue Repair Cream Tube!


Looking to get in shape & restore your health?

We offer several weight loss solutions to help you regain your shape and restore your health! Reserve a consultation to explore all of the options available and we will recommend the one that is right for you.

We have helped many others achieve their goals and we can help you too!

Reserve a Weight Loss Consultation and receive a complimentary Wellness Book by Dr. Linda T. Nelson, N.D., Ph.D.!


All this month, stop by with a friend who has never been to our Wellness Center and you will both receive a $10 Gift Card to apply toward future treatments!

Happy Halloween!


When the leaves change into beautiful fall colors and the cool, crisp air has us putting on a sweater, we instinctively reach out for hot comfort foods and warm drinks…think of hearty beef stew or delicious hot cocoa. Many people don’t count calories or limit their portions during this time; which is how weight slowly begins to creep on.

As the weather becomes cooler, it’s very important to create and stick to a healthy new eating strategy like the one outlined here, so you won’t have to work at taking off any added weight come spring:

1. Make Hydration A Habit - Drinking water regularly and daily is essential, no matter what season it is. During the summer, we never leave home without a bottle of water - but the cooler temperatures trick us into thinking that we don’t need to drink as much. Adding some lemon or berries to your water will give it a little flavor and it may encourage you to drink it more.

2. Eat Smart Carbs - Totally eliminating carbohydrates from your diet isn’t a good idea and neither is consuming too much of the wrong kinds of carbs. The best choice: eating smaller portions of healthier varieties of carbs, such as whole wheat bread and whole grain pasta.  

3. Limit Holiday Food - Delicious holiday dishes such as apple pie, baked macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy and vegetables slathered in butter are very high in calories, which will mean extra pounds and an expanded waistline. By limiting your portions, you can still enjoy the taste of traditional holiday foods without consuming too much of them.

4. Invest In Your Fitness - Joining a gym is one of the best investments you can make in yourself this Fall season! Not everyone is motivated to work out when the temperatures drop and most people don’t have the time or space to exercise at home. Visit the gym as often as you can every week. This will help you stay toned, improve your cardiovascular health and stave off unwanted pounds.

5. Have Fruits & Veggies On Hand - Eating plenty of organic vegetables and fruits during the Fall season will boost your immunity and give you more energy to exercise and engage in your favorite physical activities. Not only that, but you can eat more of them to help you feel fuller longer!

6. Be Accountable To Yourself - You’re the only one who can encourage you to exercise regularly and stick to a healthy eating strategy! Relying on friends, family members or your significant other to keep you motivated and help you stay on track won’t help you out in the long run. Your desire for continued health and fitness should come from within.

Following these healthy tips and turning them into habits will help you remain fit and trim this Fall as well as carrying you through the winter months. With a solid plan for healthy eating, exercise and portion control, you’ll be able to slip into that holiday dress and be the belle of the ball! Reserve a consultation and let us offer you more suggestions on how to stay healthy and slim in Autumn!

Healthy Recipe

Cooler temperatures are made for this hot and delicious pumpkin soup that is hearty and healthy! This low carb recipe is a Fall favorite with its smooth and creamy texture and seasonal flavors. This soup is sure to be a hit at your next gathering!


See you soon at Alternative Health!

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