December 31, 2011

Top Health Articles of 2011 on

Looking back at 2011, here are the five most popular health articles on Thank you to everyone who reads our blog, here is to a happy and healthy 2012!

1. Diet Tips from Sumo Wrestlers (also featured on NBC 25 news)
If someone truly wants to lose weight, they should do the exact opposite of what sumo wrestlers do.

2. The Top 10 Unhealthiest Health Foods    
From milk to "whole" grain bread to Vitamin Water, Dr. Kehres uncovers the unhealthy "health" foods.

3. Recipe: Tomato Chips
An easy and healthy crunchy snack to make at home.

4. Recipe: McDaniels McNuggets Skip the drive through and make a healthy version of chicken nuggets that kids will love.

5. Why My Baby Will Always Get Adjusted    
A guest post by Victoria Rechcygl about healthy pregnancy and babies.

What health articles would you like to see on in 2012? Take this survey to give us your input.  

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2011

Simple Sleep Tips

Sleep is a crucial part of health, researches have found that a good night's sleep helps your body heal and protects from cancer.

When you fall asleep your body balances its hormones and produces melatonin which is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants known.

Get the best sleep possible by incorporating these simple sleep tips:
  • Wear a sleep mask. 
  • Reduce light in the bedroom -- consider using black out shades, cover lights from alarm clocks, don't use night lights. 
  • Shut down your computer and TV one hour before bed. 
  • Ideally, go to bed at 10 p.m. Between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. our bodies do most of the muscle repair, and after 2 a.m. mental repair takes place. If you go to bed at midnight, you will miss two hours of physical repair potentially causing you to wake up feeling tired and even sore.
  •  Turn the thermostat down to 70 degrees or lower. 
  • Fall asleep and wake up with help from the Soleil Sun Alarm sunset and sunrise feature (also available at Kehres Health).
Click here for more sleep tips.

December 21, 2011

Jennifer Kehres on Fox Business

My wife, Jennifer Thieme Kehres, was recently on the Stossel Show on Fox Business for the segment Government Healthcare Gone Wrong.

Jen's family business is Amigo Mobility in Bridgeport, Michigan and she was interviewed by John Stossel about Medicare waste and abuse and how it affects tax payers and Amigo's customers. We went to New York City a few weeks ago and had a great time. It was really neat to see a behind the scenes look at filming and meet John Stossel.

Read more about Medicare waste.

To support the reduction of Medicare waste, please contact Jennifer Thieme Kehres at or 989-921-5015 to share your support or your experience with mobility scooters or power wheelchairs. Click here to also contact your local representative.

December 14, 2011

Recipe: Mexican Omelette

I love omelettes, they are a great way to pack as many vegetables as possible into your meal. We eat a lot of Mexican food as most dishes typically use a lot fresh vegetables, protein and a variety of healthy spices.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 pre-cooked chicken breast (chicken breast was baked with chile powder, paprika, a dash of chipolte)
  • Small handful fresh cilantro
  • Optional: salsa or hot sauce
Chop the vegetables and chicken, then heat a pan to medium. Add a little bit of coconut oil to coat the pan, mix two eggs and pour in the pan. Lightly cook each side of the omelette.

Fill the omelette with half of the chopped ingredients and fold in half. Once cooked, top with the rest of the vegetables and add salsa or hot sauce!

Traditionally considered a breakfast food, healthy omelettes are a great and filling meal any time of day.