November 28, 2010

Kehres Health & Chiropractic Featured in the Saginaw News

Going solo, healers form their own practices so they can do it their way
The Saginaw News
Kathyn Lynch-Morin
Nov. 28, 2010

Dr. Daniel Kehres
SAGINAW TWP. – A growing number of area medical professionals are opting out of group practices for a chance to run their own businesses and provide care their way.

Dr. Daniel Kehres just opened Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw Township. His goal: to prevent sickness and pain before they begin.

Kehres transformed the space at 4882 Gratiot, Suite 13 in Saginaw Township into an educational and wellness center through the use of earthy shades of blue, tan and green, high ceilings and a modern therapy room complete with wobble chairs and other gadgets.

The office, Kehres said, is designed so he can focus on all aspects of a patient’s well being by targeting mental, chemical nutritional and physical stress.

“There were no offices that fit what I wanted to do, so the easiest way to do that was to open my own practice, said Kehres, a Lansing-area native. “I’m glad I did it, but there was nothing easy about it.”

After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla., he worked for an office outside of Orlando, where he practiced all of the latest and greatest techniques, a philosophy he said he wanted to bring to Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region.

“There’s a great need in the area and I don’t think there’s a better time to open an office like this,” Kehres said. “My goal is to make this one of the healthiest places in Michigan.”

Kehres is part of a growing trend.

Dr. Claudia Zacharek, a doctor who specializes in kidney disease and prevention, opened her private practice at 4200 Fashion Square in Saginaw Township last month after working with a group for about two years.

Zacharek keeps her office open through lunch, and Kehres sees patients through 6 p.m. four days a week.

Both Kehres and Zacharek have no training in business, but agree focusing on the patient will ultimately lead to a successful business model. Both had appointments booked before their doors even opened.

“If you focus on patient care, the business side of things will fall into place,” Zacharek said.

Read the complete article in The Saginaw News.

November 18, 2010

Kehres Health & Chiropractic is now open!

We celebrated the opening of Kehres Health & Chiropractic with a ribbon cutting open house. Thank you to the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce and Great Lakes Bay community for your support and for for welcoming us. Call 989-607-4322 or e-mail to make an appointment.

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November 17, 2010

Free Range

While hunting, would you shoot a deer that you found in a pen too small for it, eating antibiotic pills, had needle marks from being injected with hormones, was very dirty, was so overweight and sick it couldn't walk?

No, you would pick the deer that looked strong and healthy, eating the natural foods deer eat and was happily running through the woods. Venison is one of the best kinds of meat as it is free-range, antibiotic free, hormone free, consists of all-natural diet and the deer lived happily and naturally, as animals deserve to. As we hold deer to this high of a standard, don't other animals deserve this too? What type of animal protein would be better for your health?

November 7, 2010

Positively Add Years to Your Life

Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? Those who see the glass as half full may be adding years to their life.

Do Positive People Live Longer was a question posed recently in the Huffington Post. Reporter David Hamilton Ph.D. says “a host of exciting research has shown that attitude affects our health – so much so, in fact, that a positive attitude can add years to our lives.”

There are a variety of studies that confirm that positive people do live longer.
  • Healthy volunteers contracted a cold or flu virus and were assessed by their emotional style. The results clearly showed that the most positive people produced less mucous and had fewer overall symptoms. Study by Carnegie Mellon University.
  • A 30-year study found that optimists had around a 50 percent lower risk of early death than pessimists. Study by Mayo Clinic.
  • When a group of 660 elderly people were interviewed to see whether they had a positive attitude about aging, those that were positive, lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with the most negative attitudes. Study by Yale University.
  • In the Netherlands, a study found a “protective relationship” between optimism and mortality, meaning that optimists lived longer. There was found to be a 77 percent lower risk of heart disease than pessimists. Arnhem Elderly Study
There are four types of stress; physical, chemical, nutritional and mental, that can cause and promote inflammation – leading to disease. Reducing mental stress can prevent disease and improve your health.

“How do we turn our minds to more positive things?” Hamilton says. “Counting blessings is a simple way. Or challenge yourself to go three weeks without complaining, moaning, or criticizing.”

One way I’ve been doing this is to make myself accountable for counting my blessings by posting daily on my blog Gratefully Aligned. I encourage you to write down one thing you are thankful for every day.

Hamilton asks if you have a tendency to "make mountains out of molehills"? If so, try out the opposite just for a week. Try making molehills out of mountains.

Many people have heard of Dale Carnegie’s popular networking book How to Win Friends and Influence People, but he also has a very helpful book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living that outlines practical techniques to reduce worry and stress in your life.

“These simple techniques don't sound like much, but if they become a habit, they'll be some of the best habits you've ever adopted, because they might just add years to your life,” Hamilton concludes.

Read the complete article from the Huffington Post here.