Detox Month

How can I prevent illnesses for my family?

Avoid Illness:       
The first line of defense is to avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates that weaken the immune system. Sugar slows the immune system in 30 minutes for up to 5 hours. Start your day with a protein based breakfast instead of high sugar cereals and yogurts. Second, stay active and maintain weight as obesity decreases antibodies and white blood cell multiplication. Third, proper hygiene such as washing your hands frequently and covering the nose and mouth with sneezing and coughing decreases spreading illness.

Boost Immune Function:
Boost immune function with a chiropractic adjustment at first sign of illness. Adjustments have been shown to increase immune response from 200 to 400 %! Stimulate your immune function with Vitamin C supplement at 1000mg a day (equal to 10 oranges), Vitamin D, Echinacea, zinc, and probiotics. The best strains to aid immune function are lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, taken daily. Increase fruit and vegetables as the immune boosting properties are remarkable. Consider a superfood supplement or shake if your family does not eat a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Pediatric CarePediatric Care Irritation to a young person's nervous system can begin in-utero. The baby's position in-utero and during delivery (natural or cesarean) can create stress on their nervous system. Even a "normal, healthy" birth can induce 40-50 pounds of pressure on a newborn's neck and spine.
Pediatric Prenatal Care Our approach includes hands on therapies and education, which help the woman adapt to the changes her body goes through during pregnancy.


Lifelong health and happiness are achievable by choice, not chance.

What makes us distinct from others in our profession?
Our caring staff.

You will not find another clinic more genuine in the well-being of their patients than Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center. You will be surrounded with individuals who go above and beyond!


Passion for health. Commitment to your well-being.
Dr. Valerie Skow and Dr. Juliet O’Donnell each bring their own strengths to HCWC, but the foundation of these strengths is simply: passion and commitment. Read their bio page for more information!

Location. Location. Location.
What good is Caring, Passion and Commitment if you can’t experience it? We are conveniently located approximately one mile from the I80/35, 86th Street exit in Johnston. Feel free to stop in or set up an appointment for a complimentary chiropractic consultation today!

dr. valerie skow's hours

Mon 9-12, 2-6 // Tues 11-5 // Wed 7-1 // Thurs 12-6 // Fri off **every other Saturday

dr. juliet o'donnell's hours

Mon 8-12, 2-6 // Tues off // Wed 12-6 // Thurs 8-1, 2:30-5 // Fri 7-1 **every other Saturday


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Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center
5521 N.W. 86th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
515-270-2457 (fax)

Please see above for doctors hours. Visit our Massage page for massage therapy availability.