December 31, 2016

Top 5 health posts of 2016

After 312 posts on this year, here are the top five most popular health articles:

1. Michigan loses right to farm: while most people are pushing for locally produced foods the government has a different agenda supporting large factory farms.

2. Healthy shopping list: Many people want to eat healthy but don't know where to start. The best place to start is by having healthy food in the house. If you have healthy food in the house you will eat healthy food. Especially if you start cleaning out the cupboards of all the junk food. Checkout my grocery list in the link.

3. Are NutriGrain healthy? Many people think that NutriGrain bars are healthy. After all "nutrition" and "grain" are the two words they put together to make NutriGrain so they are marketing it as a health food. But is it actually healthy?

4. Vitamin D-3: To this day I have never seen a normal Vitamin D-3 test from someone in Michigan in the winter who wasn't supplementing or tanning (normal 50-80 nm/mm). Get your levels checked and start supplementing!

5. Dr. Kehres featured in Training & Conditioning Magazine: "At Saginaw Valley State University, the most popular addition to the school’s athletic training room is not a fancy new whirlpool or high-tech wearable—it’s chiropractor Dan Kehres, DC. By including Kehres on its sports medicine team in the fall of 2015, SVSU is likely the first school in NCAA Division II to offer on-campus chiropractic care."

At Kehres Health we have had a lot of exciting additions this year!

We welcomed new staff -- Dr. Travis Falkner, Rachel, Dr. Lindsey Pfeiffer and Dr. TJ Harpham.

We welcomed two new babies! Lola Kate Kehres and Aaron Lucas Harpham.

And shared the good news that Dr. Pfeiffer is pregnant and Dr. Falkner got engaged. 

All of us at Kehres Health are grateful for a healthy and wonderful 2016 and thank you for letting us be part of your year. Join us to make your health a priority in 2017!

December 6, 2016

Gift guide for the health nut

1. PiperWai deodorant -- an all natural deodorant that actually works. As seen on Shark Tank, it makes a great gift or stocking stuffer. Available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic

2. Lifefactory bottles -- one of the most popular items in our health store, Lifefactory bottles are glass reusable bottles that come in many different colors and styles. Glass is always a safer choice than plastic. Available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic. 

3. Vitamix -- the dream gift of all health nuts. It is a professional-grade blender to make smoothies for the whole family, and also can be used as a food processor. Their reconditioned blenders are a great option and come with a seven year warranty. 

4. Massage gift certificate -- a one hour massage is a gift anyone would love, purchase in one of our offices or online. 

5. Maple Grille gift certificate -- our favorite restaurant in mid-Michigan, Maple Grille is farm to table and brews their own beer. Buy a gift certificate and pick up some Maple Grille swag or locally made items for sale there. 

Gift guide for healthy parents

1. Young Living essential oils -- lavender, peace and calming, thieves are just a few of the beneficial essential oils for parents and kids. Kehres Health & Chiropractic carries individual oils for sale, kits and diffusers.

2. Solly Baby Wrap -- there is nothing better than baby wearing. The Solly Wrap is lightweight and comfortable for baby and parent. And it holds the baby in a safe, ergonomic position with supported hips.

3. Beaba Babycook -- a splurge for the kitchen, it steams and purees all in one to make baby food quickly and easily. Check out one of our favorite recipes here for spinach applesauce.

4. Flannel nursing scarf -- made by Michigan company SmartBottoms, these scarves are great for nursing moms.

5. Wooden teething rings -- safer than plastic teething rings, there are a variety of cute shapes that can be personalized.