Dr. LoRang’s Sugar-Free Quick Pickle & Paella-Inspired Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipes

Abbie SawyerRecipes, Your Best Life

Summer time is often filled with pickles (and pickled things of all kinds!), and we love them. However, most often, quick-pickle recipes call for added sugar. Dr. LoRang tries to avoid added sugars in nearly all forms, so he developed his own quick pickle recipe without added sugars. Find that recipe, along with a recipe for a paella-inspired harvest quinoa …

Our Health Community: 99 Counties

Abbie SawyerOur Health Community, Recipes, Your Best Life

We are beyond excited to feature 99 Counties on the Our Health Community blog series! They’re working hard to bring local, pasture-raised meat to all of Iowa’s 99 counties. They’re also passionate about regenerative agriculture and supporting small farms throughout our state. Check it out! Tell us a bit about 99 Counties. Why did you start this business? How has …

Dr. LoRang’s Cold Plunge Protocols

Abbie SawyerThe Research, Wellness Room, Your Best Life

Whether you’re new to cold immersion therapy or an experienced plunger, Dr. LoRang has created plunging protocols for beginner and moderate levels to help individuals lay the foundation for their own creation of the plunging protocol perfect for them*! *Please note that our cold plunge tub will typically be set at 50°F. Should you want it colder, please call 515-421-4018 …

Cold Plunge: What is it? What are the benefits?

Abbie SawyerClinic News, The Research, Your Best Life

What is “cold plunging”? Cold plunges and cold immersion therapies have been used for centuries as a way to improve health and wellness. Cold plunging is the practice of immersing the body in a full tub of ice-cold water ranging from 59° to 39° (anything below 60° is going to have benefits!) for 2-5 minutes. Sounds simple, right? And it …

Injury Prevention

Abbie SawyerClinic News, Events, Your Best Life

Spring is almost upon us and that means more outdoor activities and sports! If you’re like us, then you may not be as active in the winter months in comparison to the rest of the year. Unfortunately, even just a few months of less physical activity can show decreased muscle strength, flexibility, and overall cardiovascular health. So whether you are …

A man stands with one hand on his sternum, another on his belly so he can feel how deep his breaths are.

360° Breathing: Can One Breathe Away Pain?

Abbie SawyerThe Research, Your Best Life

Did you ever think that breathing a certain way may help decrease pain and anxiety? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, the research shows that it might actually be true! (1,2,3,5) What is 360° breathing? 360 degree breathing is a deep breathing technique that involves using your breath to create expansion in your rib cage and abdomen. It …