June 30, 2013

What is the next best option after grass fed meat?

Even the most well prepared health nut is going to find themselves in a situation where they don't have the healthiest of options, but there are still ways to make the most out of any situation.

Every meal should have a core of healthy protein as it’s the most satisfying thing you can eat and comes with many other health benefits. Many people on a budget, on vacation or just in a hurry don’t have grass fed meat available. Instead of throwing in the towel and getting fast food or going out to eat there is a way to stay on track and make a healthier choice.  

If you are in a pinch and don't have access to grass fed meat, look for meat from the grocery store that is as lean as possible and remove the skin. This isn't because fat is bad for you, but it is because the chemicals and inflammatory omega-6 fats from the grains the animals are eating are stored in the fatty tissue. 

Touring Thomas Organic Creamery in Henderson, Mich.
Buying meat that is low in fat eliminates a lot of the issues, but is still no where near as healthy as grass fed meat. (Remember, if you have grass fed meat, you don't need to worry about the fats, they are very healthy for you!)

Either way, being as prepared as possible is always the best thing you can do to eat healthy. Buy part of a local grass fed cow, pig or local pastured chickens to stock your freezer with affordable, healthy protein to enjoy year round. Contact Kehres Health if you are looking for sources of healthy meat in mid-Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay area. 

June 24, 2013

Happy birthday Jeff Janis!

Happy birthday to our awesome Kehres Health & Chiropractic intern and superstar All-American football player Jeff Janis! Can't wait to watch him in action this season!

June 9, 2013

Smug and Busy [guest post by Dr. Rebecca York]

I can't tell you how many times people tell me they are too busy to cook healthy food, too busy to exercise, too busy to come to health classes or chiropractic appointments. Dr. York, a chiropractor in Bay City, Mich., described the problem of being "too busy" perfectly. It is time to make your health a priority. 

Guest post by Dr. Rebecca York, yorkwellness.blogspot.com

I read somewhere in a how-to-keep-your-peace-of-mind article that we should eliminate the word "busy" from our vocabulary for 21 days. I tried it. Several times. Not only could I not do it, but now I am annoyingly and acutely aware of its ridiculous and constant over-use.  Every single person says it. ALL THE TIME. I'm so busy. I've been busy. I'm too busy. I've been so busy.   It's smug. It's detached. It's distracting.  It's annoying.

Here's what busy really means:  I'm not focusing on what matters most.

Busy does not bring recycled bags do the grocery store. Busy is buying crappy, junky gifts at the last minute from the aisles that mean nothing to the giver or receiver. Busy is listening to your kids story but not hearing a damn thing they said. Busy is forgetting birthdays. Busy is always getting food from a drive-through window. Busy is not showing up to the appointment or your life. Busy is an excuse and escape. Busy is always somewhere else.

You see? Busy is not focusing on what really matters most. How do I know?  Because no one says, "I've been so busy listening to my children." Or "I've been so busy trying to do kind things for other people." Or "I've been so busy volunteering at the women's shelter." Or "I've been really busy just spending time quality with my husband." 

So what do we do?

Slow down. Not in a whittle-my-own-shoes-on-the-porch-with-a-country-time-lemonade-type-of-way. But in a this-is-what-matters-in-my-life-and-I'm-going-to-stop-the-frazzled-scrambled-merry-go-round-of-a-life-and-make-it-happen relaxing life type of way. You bring the recycled bags to grocery store because you hate what plastic bags do the environment. You buy gifts thoughtful with your heart. You invite friends over to gather and converse over good home-made food. Your conversations have depth. You shut off your phone and really listen to your children. You do yoga. You make your to-do list smaller. Instead of blabbing about the big things, you do small thoughtful things. You stay present. You prioritize. You walk with a slow swagger and a little more joyfully.

Stop using the word busy! Stop saying it. Stop thinking about. Stop living it. Just stop. Slow down, breathe, enjoy. Do what matters most. Live Well!

June 7, 2013

Recipe: Becky's Gazpacho

Thank you to our Kehres Health patient Becky for the delicious and healthy gazpacho today! Here is Becky's gazpacho recipe:
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • pepper
Mix the vegetables in a food processor, then mix in the last six ingredients and serve chilled.


June 5, 2013

Dr. Dan Says Get a Juicer [NBC 25]

As seen on NBC 25, written by Joel Feick, with Liz McFarland

Remember Jack LaLanne, the uber-fit health guru, who was always telling us about juicers? Well Mid Michigan's version of Jack LaLanne, Dr. Dan Kehres, says ol' Jack knew what he was talking about.


Dr. Dan Kehres is a Saginaw chiropractor with a passion for nutrition. The former college football running back leads an extra-healthy lifestyle and urges you to consider doing the same. He's a regular contributor to NBC 25 Today.

Dr. Dan is all about eating things that aren't processed and that's where juicers come in. They are a great way to add fruits, vegetables and fiber to your diet. He suggests getting the fruits and vegetables from your local farmers market.  The only downside, cleaning juicers can be a hassle. But it' the way to go, says Dr. Dan. It's one way he adds kale to his diet. Kale is considered by some to be a "superfood," much like blueberries.

Dr. Dan usually brings his shakes to the set with him. OK, they look kinda gross. But they are packed with nutrients and can be quite tasty. He also likes to sneak ginger in there, another one of his favorite foods.

Dr. Dan says get a juicer. Buy one at a garage sale if you have to. You will feel and look better if you add it to your lifestyle of healthy eating.

To learn more about the doctor: www.drkehres.com