Be Well with TCL

It’s Okay to Laugh, Author Nora McInerny Purmort  

First comes love, then comes a brain tumor. It's reality for a Minneapolis woman who has become an inspiration for people across the nation -- after sharing  her families journey of real love, a life that isn't lemons turned into lemonade and what's it like to grieve a husband's death.

Be Well with TCL: Dealing with Anxiety  

Alisha Perkins, the wife of Minnesota Twins pitcher, Glen Perkins, is the author of a memoir, “Running Home”. It focuses in on her struggles with finding her own identity, along with the self-doubt and anxiety she is conquering which collimated after having kids. Alisha stops by to share how running helped her find her voice.

Be Well with TCL: Doctor and Nurse Weight Loss  

Medifast Centers was started in the 1980s by a doctor. The idea behind the program is to teach people the right way to eat healthy and better. It’s that ongoing support that worked for two people in particular. They are both in the medical field. They liked that the science behind the program. 

Be Well with TCL: Allergies 101  

Over 67-million people suffer from seasonal allergies and one of the biggest culprits is pollen. According to the website, Minnesotans better buckle up because we could start seeing some of the highest pollen counts in the country.

Be Well with TCL: Cyclebar  

We send TCL reporter Kelli Hanson to all kinds of workout classes. There was the Pole Dancing class, she's done a stroller workout and we even made her suspend from ropes. But she recently took a class she hasn't stopped talking about.

TCL’s Kelli Hanson gets Lasik  

In early April, TCL’s Kelli Hanson had Lasik Eye Surgery at Joffe Medicenter. But instead of just telling us how quick and amazing the procedure can be, Kelli took us inside the procedure room to check it out.

Be Well: The Halo Glow  

As a kid, out in the sun, the words sun damage never came up. But as we age, the lasting effects of sun damage create brown spots, uneven skin tone and fine lines and wrinkles. And a new treatment called Halo could erase all of it with as little as one treatment. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Urban Retreat Med Spa where a Prior Lake mom says has the treatment given her back that youthful glow.

Be Well: Bodhi Suspension System   Back To Top

There are a lot of new fitness trends available these days. SoulCycle is super popular, you've got Hot Yoga and everyone's doing CrossFit. But you’ve probably never tried this workout. That’s because you can only find it at Paragon Pilates in Edina. We sent TCL’s Kelli Hanson there to check out the new Bodhi Suspension System. There are several suspension workouts out there, but this one is different. Kelli shows us why!

Be Well with TCL: Skin Tightening   Back To Top

If there was a treatment out there to shrink our tummies, get rid of cellulite and make us feel amazing in a bathing suit, a lot of women and men would all get in line.

Be Well with TCL: Acne 101   Back To Top

Be Well with TCL is all about health and wellness and every Monday we tackle a different health issue. We’ve talked about everything from getting rid of age spots, to cellulite, now we’re tackling acne.

Yoga for Detox & Immunity   Back To Top

Yoga isn’t only great to improve your flexibility, it can also do things like lengthen and strengthen our legs and help to detoxify your body. The founder of, Annalicia Lynn, stopped by to show how certain poses can do just that.

Be Well with TCL: Dance for Your Health   Back To Top

A 30-minute dance class can burn between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging. In Be Well with TCL, Kelli takes us to Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Edina where she found out; young and old, dancers are getting in shape in losing weight. 

Be Well with TCL: Treating Psoriasis   Back To Top

If your hands have been taking a beating in this dry cold winter air, imagine that feeling being there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s how 7.5 million people live every day because they’re living with psoriasis. A lot of people may think it’s just a skin condition, but it starts underneath the skin and is a chronic disease of the immune system. This this Be Well with TCL, Kelli takes us to Tareen Dermatology in Roseville where they’re using lights and lasers to help heal your skin.

Concussion Testing   Back To Top

Concussion. It’s becoming the buzzword in sports circles over the last few years. And it’s not all talk. Things have changed. The NFL along has made 40 rule changes and that has decreased concussions by 34% since the 2012 football season.

Be Well: Health Changes in 2016   Back To Top

If last year’s resolution didn’t work, don’t blame yourself, blame the resolution! Statistically, most of us will fall off the resolution wagon before the end of January. But TCL regular and Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says being specific and realistic when seeing that new goal will ensure you don’t give up!

Be Well with TCL: A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol   Back To Top

Charles Dicken’s Classic story “A Christmas Carol” is one of the most well know Christmas Stories ever written.  There are versions of it on screen and on stage, but at New Century Theatre in Minneapolis, it’s being told in a whole new way. Not only does this version take place in Minnesota, it’s in a bar. It’s called “A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” and as TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson shows us it’s a heartwarming story of friendship, good health and the best medicine…laughter.

Be Well with TCL: Your Body & Menopause   Back To Top

Menopause is something that every woman has gone or will go through. What happens to your body when it goes through Menopause? Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa stops by to explain more and show us what we can do to help ease the symptoms.

Be Well With TCL: Winter Skin   Back To Top

It’s that time of year where we all want to tackle dry winter skin and Kelli checked out a facial that will keep your skin super hydrated this season. She’s at Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic where she also found a treatment that gets ride of fine lines and wrinkles, but acts faster and lasts longer then Botox!

Be Well with TCL: Skin Cancer Check   Back To Top

It’s the time of year when you aren’t exposing as much of your skin.  You still need to pay attention to the health of your skin and check out those sun spots and moles that could lead to skin cancer.  That is the lesson that Darin Hill found out when he paid a visit to Carillon Clinic.

Be Well with TCL: Boosting Immune Systems   Back To Top

Whenever your child is in a group with other children, there is one thing you can be pretty sure of.  If one kid gets sick you know there are going to more from the group getting sick too.

Be Well with TCL: Plantar Fasciitis   Back To Top

Nearly two million people suffer from foot pain – or plantar fasciitis.  Fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, gives us the tools to treat the condition at home. 

Be Well with TCL: Bioidentical Hormones   Back To Top

In this edition of our Be Well with TCL series, reporter Kelli Hanson learns all about bioidentical hormones.

Be Well with TCL: Carillon Clinic   Back To Top

Alicia Vitalis from Rogers and Marci Holley from Excelsior both swear by Carillon Clinic for their clear skin and have been going there for years.  They say it has changed their life forever. 

Be Well with TCL: Peanut Allergies   Back To Top

One of the top allergies that people react to is peanuts.  Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the hospital and the reaction can include stopping breathing.  It’s something parents should think about with kids back in school.

Skin Care Technology   Back To Top

When you look at yourself in photos, do you notice the fine lines and wrinkles on your face?  Zel Skin and Laser Specialists shows us their advanced skin care technology they offer that gives you picture perfect skin.

Be Well with TCL: Invisible Ink   Back To Top

Do you have a tattoo that maybe you wish you never got?  If so, you are not alone.  Now you can erase tattoos virtually pain free.  Invisible Ink uses PicoWay, a new laser treatment, to erase tattoos from a person's skin and memory.

Be Well with TCL: Lip Augmentation   Back To Top

Whatever is big in Hollywood, quickly becomes a big deal in the main stream too.  Without a doubt, it’s all about big big lips.  Minnesotan’s tend to keep things looking a bit more natural.  Kari Weber from St. Michael wanted her lips to be fuller but not overdone.

Be Well with TCL: Radiance Medspa Skin Care Club   Back To Top

Emily stops by Radiance MedSpa in Woodbury to learn about the benefits of their Skin Care Club, including the positive results from a photofacial.

Be Well with TCL: Chiropractor for Baby   Back To Top

During pregnancy, you might experience a lot of new aches and pains.  Add the weight gain that comes with pregnancy and everything is thrown off balance.  Many mom’s find relief from a family chiropractor.  You might be surprised to hear that those chiropractors can also help those new born babies.

Be Well with TCL: Heart & Vascular Institute   Back To Top

What might actually be a heart problem can easily be mistaken for stress and anxiety.  There is a new technology that is able to tell the difference and it could save your life.  Kelli introduces us to a woman from Rockford who was given a second chance with the help of this technology.