March 19, 2019

Sugary Drinks and Cardiovascular Disease

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease.


March 15, 2019

Things You Can Control In Life

Many things in life are out of your control, but many things aren't -- and that includes health aspects. It's never too late to start making your health a priority.

March 10, 2019

SVSU honors Dr. Dan Kehres, DC with Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

SVSU honors Dr. Dan Kehres, DC with Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

Saginaw Valley State University will honor businesses, entrepreneurs, faculty and alumni dedicated to enriching the business climate of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region during SVSU's 6th annual Academia Awards Best in Business ceremony Friday, March 22, 2019.

Recipients of the business and alumni awards were chosen by an advisory board for the Scott L. Carmona College of Business & Management.

The Outstanding Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Dr. Dan Kehres, DC, owner and chiropractor at Kehres Health &Chiropractic. The award honors individuals whose successes include both supporting the local community and business growth throughout the region.

Since moving to the Great Lakes Bay area in 2010 and opening his first office in Saginaw, Dr. Kehres has since opened a total of five offices with additional locations in Bay City, Midland and Mt. Pleasant. He has also been the Team Chiropractor for SVSU Athletics since 2015, becoming the first time SVSU has added a chiropractor to their sports medicine staff.

In 2018, he opened Kade Wellness, a wellness-based distribution company that covers the state of Michiganwith a business partner.

With the mission of making Michigan a healthier place, Dr. Kehres has donated his time teaching hundreds of health classes at a variety of businesses, schools, community events and more. He has mentored many undergraduate students interested in chiropractic and is a preceptor site for graduate chiropractic students.

Passionate about helping people make their health a priority, Kehres Health & Chiropractic offers more than chiropractic – they also provide nutritional consults, free health classes, massage therapy and many other health resources.

It has always been my goal to make my community a healthier place, and this community has been very supportive whenever I open a new business,” said Dr. Kehres. “It is an honor to be recognized with this award.”

Dr. Kehres is a past recipient of a RUBY Award, the Community Champion Award from the Michigan Association of Chiropractors in 2016 and one of the first chiropractors as a member of the Saginaw County Medical Society.

March 8, 2019

High Protein Diets

High-protein diets have been found to improve sleep - people report a higher quality of sleep and waking up less throughout the night. The belief is that protein may optimize chemical transmitter balance in the brain (protein is brain food!) keeping up feeling energized during the day but restful during the night.

February 27, 2019

Caffeine Effects In Coffee

Everybody loves a good cup of coffee.
But while you probably know that too much caffeine is too much of a good thing, do you think about WHEN you drink your coffee as influencing your health?
Caffeine has a half-life of six hours which means that half the caffeine you ingested will be left six hours later.
If you go to bed at 10:30pm, this should put your last cup of coffee at 10:30am. Drinking coffee later than that increases the difficulty of falling asleep or degrading the quality of sleep if you do.

February 20, 2019

Balancing Fatty Acids

Omega-3, Omega-6, fatty acids, fish oil… what does all this mean?
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids need to have a balanced ratio in our body. Ideally, it is good to have a ratio of 4:1 or less of Omega-6 to Omega-3 acids, but recent studies show that 95% of foods consumed in the U.S. are processed, driving this ratio up to 20:1 or even 50:1 in some people.
The average American has 24 times too much inflammation and this is why NSAID's (Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.) are the #1 over the counter medications and the rate of chronic inflammatory diseases is at an all-time high.
Keeping a balanced ratio helps reduce inflammation, and inflammation can lead to a variety of conditions ranging from mild back pain to heart disease and cancer. Eat more green vegetables, grass-fed meats, cage-free farm fresh eggs, wild game, fresh fish, flaxseeds, chia and hemp seeds. Avoid processed foods that have high amounts of Omega-6’s including grain, flour, corn, seeds, seed oils, grain fed meat and eggs, and farmed fish.
In addition to healthy eating, supplementing your diet with high-quality fish oil is very beneficial, and using a quality supplement is important in order to avoid high levels of mercury.