October 24, 2012

Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes [paleo]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes with maple syrup & (real) butter
Who doesn't love pancakes? Unfortunately most pancakes are made with flour and milk, which is unhealthy and will just make you hungry in a few hours. 

Pumpkin is great to eat this time of year, as it contains a lot of potassium which can help lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a stroke.

These gluten-free pancakes are filled with protein and are dairy-free. With the added benefits of pumpkin, here is a healthy breakfast (or dinner!) for kids and adults. 

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Makes 8 small pancakes, 6 grams of protein each

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Like pumkpin? Try our Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake recipe.  

This is a paleo recipe that is gluten-free and dairy-free. 

October 21, 2012

Inspired: Surround Yourself

Especially when it comes to your health, the more support you have, the more success you will have. Surround yourself with positive, successful people who make their health a priority. 

Come to a free health class at Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw to join a healthy community!

October 17, 2012

NBC 25: Healthy Halloween Treats

Looking for a healthy Halloween treat? Give out glow sticks this year instead of candy! Learn more in NBC 25 Liz MacFarland's interview with Dr. Dan Kehres:

Read A Healthy Halloween Treat and see other NBC 25 segments featuring Dr. Kehres. 

October 4, 2012

A Healthy Halloween Treat

I love Halloween. The weather is great, apple cider is in season and it is fun to see kids dressed up for trick or treating.

The only thing I don't love about Halloween is the amount of sugar kids consume in a short period of time. 

Glow stick bracelets as Halloween treats

Most fun size Halloween candies have 7 - 12 grams of sugar in each of them. If your child eats 30 pieces of Halloween candy, it is like drinking eight cans of Coke!

Last year we were looking for a healthy alternative to candy... but something the kids would still enjoy.

We gave out glow stick bracelets as a Halloween treat and kids loved them! We helped kids put them on so they could wear them instantly. 

We just received glow stick bracelets in the mail again this year as we purchase them online. On Amazon.com, they are approximately $.08 each, which is cheaper than a fun size Kit Kat ($.09 each) or Snickers ($.16 each). 

Enjoy treats 20 percent of the time... but eight cans of Coke for anyone, especially a child, is too much sugar. 

Consider non-candy Halloween treats, ration out a few treats a night or create a candy buy back program in your house to give them cash instead (just make sure you don't eat it yourself!). 

Choose a healthier Halloween this year and you'll do your whole family, and neighborhood, a favor. 

Visit Amazon.com to see the glow stick bracelets we ordered, they come in packs of 100 or 300. Since we ordered more than $30 worth, we also got free shipping!

See my segment on NBC 25 with Liz MacFarland about healthier Halloween treats:

October 3, 2012

NBC 25: Incredible Protein Shake for Fall by Saginaw Chiropractor

By Joel Feick, NBC 25
NBC 25 Anchor Joel Feick enjoying a
Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake by Dr. Kehres

Saginaw chiropractor Dr. Dan Kehres loves protein and feels you should, too. Maybe you're bored with your protein shake choices. Here's a great way to zip up your shake, while adding protein to your diet. As with any eating plan, check with your doctor before you make any drastic changes in your diet.

The fall pumpkins are in. Pumpkin has a lot of potassium in it, which can help lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a stroke.

Great as a healthy, protein breakfast or the perfect snack for a fall day, try this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake!
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder*
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp local honey
Mix in a blender and enjoy!

If you are a fan of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte, try adding 1 scoop of instant coffee grounds and increasing the amount of almond milk (or coconut milk) to this recipe to make a pumpkin spice protein latte.

This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free.  

For more information, check out: Kehres Health in Saginaw

October 1, 2012

New Month's Health Resolution: October

October's resolution: Perfect your posture 

Posture dictates your health
Think of a healthy, older person that you know. Now picture  an unhealthy, older person. What are the main differences between them? 

An unhealthy person is slouched forward, with their back hunched over. A healthy person is up right, standing tall, full of energy when they walk into a room. 

As a chiropractor, I have seen how important proper posture is -- posture dictates your health. The sooner you start to improve your posture, the healthier you will be. 

Improving your posture can be done through awareness, simple exercises and chiropractic. This month we will be sharing tips on how to improve your posture, and improve your health. 

Proper posture can help relieve back pain, but it can also improve your breathing (the more oxygen you take in, the more energy you will have), prevent headaches, help with digestive issues and more. 

Watch the video of the Bruegger's Stretch below to see an exercise you can do, even while at work, to improve your posture.