January 31, 2012

Foods with gluten & foods without gluten

Go gluten-free in Feburary for the Kehres Health New Month's Resolution!

Basically, any type of grains or flour contains gluten. But here is a list to help you determine what you should and shouldn't eat.

Foods that contain gluten:
  • beer
  • bread
  • cakes
  • cereal
  • chips
  • cookies
  • couscous
  • crackers
  • dough
  • french fries
  • muffins
  • pancakes
  • pasta
  • pizza
  • pretzels
  • stuffing
  • wheat flour
  • white flour
There are gluten-free alternatives to some of the foods above, such as flour and beer. In Saginaw, Oppermann's Cork 'N' Ale carries gluten-free beer and Kehres Health & Chiropractic has gluten-free flour.

Foods that are gluten-free:
  • almond flour
  • beans
  • coconut flour
  • eggs
  • fish
  • flax
  • fruit
  • meat
  • nuts
  • quinoa
  • rice flour
  • seeds
  • vegetables
  • wine

January 25, 2012

Recipe: Chicken Fiesta Soup

Who doesn't love soup? It's a great way to make a lot of food to eat in the upcoming days, and is always the best meal for a cold day. We usually make a double batch and freeze half of it so we always have a healthy meal on hand. 

This soup is very easy to make and also very healthy!

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ small onions finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 can organic tomato paste
  • 12 cups organic chicken broth
  • A handful of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups diced chicken breasts cooked
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 ¼ cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • Lime, salt, pepper, garlic to taste
  • Avocado
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, add the onion, and cook stirring until softened but not browned, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the chili powder and tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds.

Pour in the broth, add half of the cilantro and bring to a boil.

Boil uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Add the chicken and black beans. Add salt, pepper, fresh garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

When serving squeeze lime into the soup, finely chopped cilantro and chunks of  avocado.


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January 21, 2012

Witchery, by Dr. York

This article, Witchery, is by Dr. Rebecca York of York Chiropractic in Bay City, Michigan. Be sure to check out her blog yorkwellness.blogspot.com and her new site bohograce.com.

Dr. Rebecca York
So a patient tells me yesterday, "I've had this back pain for years and I've tried everything! Prescription drugs, ibuprofin, physical therapy and now they want to do surgery. My daughter suggested I see a Chiropractor. I'm so desperate, I'll try anything!" I was annoyed. Not at my patient, but with the world.

You see, this world is a strange, crazy place. We make poor choices in our lives and health, create sickness and disease and then turn to drugs and surgery for treatment. This is completely acceptable and normal in our society. In fact, this dogma is so "normal" that if you don't follow this culture, you are considered alternative, an outsider, crazy wacko or hippie. Case in point: Home birth. Birthing your children is natural. Women are designed and meant to give birth. In fact in a world of nearly 7 billion people, add a few more billions for those already deceased, birth is about as frequent, normal, ordinary, and naturally occurring as dirt and trees. But, somehow over the last 75 years, women have become dis-empowered and are now unable to birth their own children. Now women need intervention, supervision, drugs, monitors, tests and treatment. Which directly correlates with the invention of such tests and machines. (Cha-ching!)

Now in rare -- and I mean RARE occasions (i.e. fire burns, amputations, near death experiences, horrific car accidents) we are all grateful for such emergency treatment and intervention. But, our first choice for our lives and health should be self-empowered holistic, natural and nutritional preventative wellness care. And clearly, drugs and knives and medical intervention and treatment should be the last step. Absolutely the Last. Desperate. Step.

York Chiropractic
In other words: In today's modern terms our society still believes in witch-trials and Chiropractic is witchery. Those same ridiculous fears of "something different" are just as alive today as it was in the 1600's. And after three children born at home, I can attest, everyone in America scared to death about birth and are sold on the idea that only safe place to birth is at the hospital. You see, with my home-birth, breast-feeding, anti-vaccine choices, society is afraid and burns me at the stake.

Isn't it funny and deeply ironic that when we are self-empowered, make our own choices, especially outside-the-normal choices, and simply trusting ourselves... we are deemed crazy? But, when we give up our power, fore go our own self-healing, dismiss our own capabilities and abilities, turn our minds, choices, and lifestyle over to the government, god, medical profession, drugs, surgery, it is completely acceptable? As if we are not worthy of our opinion and choices. We must do what-every-body-else-is-doing to be part of this society, or else, you will be burned at the stake. Or for now, you'll simply be considered a last "desperate" resort. We are, indeed, a crazy, crazy world.

So here is what we do: 1. Things that are natural, non-invasive, and self-healing, consider that your first priority. Consider things that involve drugs, knives, a diagnoses as last and desperate resort. 2. Question what "everyone else is doing." Just because "everyone else is doing it." Doesn't mean it's right. Case in point: There were many Nazi's.

Live Well! 

York Chiropractic is located at 3741 E. Wilder Road Suite D Bay City, MI 48706. Contact Dr. York at 989.686.4609 or RebeccaYorkDC@aol.com.

January 18, 2012

Why you should sleep more in the winter

Learn why you should sleep more in the winter and how more sleep can help you lose weight.

Take the Kehres Health new month's resolution! January's resolution is to go to bed by 10:30 pm.

January 4, 2012

Should I Eat the Egg Yolk?

Eat the whole egg, not just the yolk. They are made in nature together and are meant to be eaten together. Local pastured eggs are the best.  

January 1, 2012

New Month's Resolution: January

In 2012, I challenge you to do a new month’s resolution instead of a new year’s resolution. This year, let’s celebrate accomplishments and re-focus on new goals each month.

On the first of every month, a new month’s resolution will be posted on DrKehres.com. Share your updates in the comments below or on the Kehres Health Facebook page. Articles and tips will be posted with each resolution.

Make your health a priority throughout the year!


January resolution: Go to bed by 10:30 pm every night.

Sleep is a crucial part of your health. Without enough sleep your body cannot heal and recover. Following the proper sleep cycle, our bodies should be ready for bed around 10 p.m.

Throughout the day our bodies go through a variety of physical and mental stressors, and sleep is the time to rebuild and repair our muscles and brain. Between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. our bodies do most of the muscle repair, and after 2 a.m. mental repair takes place.

If you go to bed at midnight, you will miss two hours of physical repair potentially causing you to wake up feeling tired and even sore, as your body didn’t get to finish repairs from the night before.

The more you can do to get back in sync with the sun’s cycle, the better sleep you will have and the more energized and restored you will feel the next day.

Learn more:
Sleep yourself to better health
Simple sleep tips
Health risks of staying up to watch TV