July 30, 2013

Recipe: Broiled Sockeye Salmon

Tonight for dinner, we broiled a piece of wild caught sockeye salmon in a marinade of freshly squeezed orange juice, minced ginger and balsamic vinegar.

  • 1 filet of sockeye salmon
  • 1 full orange squeezed
  • 1/2 inch of ginger peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Ideally, mix all the ingredients together and marinate salmon for four to five hours (I was hungry and only let it marinate for 20 minutes).

Place salmon on broiling pan and cook 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until it flakes.

Serve with a slice of fresh orange to squeeze over the salmon. Enjoy!

Prevent heart attacks through diet [NBC 25]

As seen on NBC 25, written by Joel Feick 

Dr. Dan says these foods can lead to good heart health

Saginaw chiropractor Dr. Dan Kehres says the quickest way to good cardiovascular health is through your stomach. What you eat can lead to great heart health.

Dr. Kehres, who appears regularly on NBC 25 Today, says blueberries, almonds and dark chocolate are foods you should include in your diet. He calls it part of a Polymeal. He says following it can reduce heart disease by 75%. He also loves anything that's homegrown. He's even printed up some t-shirts that read "Eat Local."

He also says red wine in moderation is good for your heart.

Check with your doctor before changing your diet dramatically. But the Polymeal diet is packed with nutrition. It's something to consider.

Watch the July 30, 2013 NBC 25 segment: 

July 22, 2013

When it comes to prescribed medication, do your research

The death toll from illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin is around 10,000 people per year in the U.S.

The death toll from prescribed medicine in the U.S. is around 106,000 per year. (And this is only the recorded or correlated, where as it's easy to tell if someone overdosed on cocaine)

I remember working a health fair in Florida across from a pharmacy. I was watching people drive up to the window and get their bags of medication and then driving off. It scares me to think how many of those people are taking the medications and driving around especially with all of the side effects they have. I meet people all the day who start taking a blood pressure medication and then pass out within the next few days because their blood pressure dropped too low.

We know alcohol distorts our ability to think and react but so do many (legal) medications.

Do you research, learn about true health. Medication should be a last resort, not a first line of defense. 

July 17, 2013

Eat Local Michigan: The Maple Grille

Another amazing dinner at The Maple Grille LLC tonight! Look who is wearing a Kehres Health & Chiropractic Eat Local shirt... owner and chef Josh Schaeding.

Learn more about The Maple Grille at www.themaplegrille.net

July 15, 2013

Eat Local Michigan t-shirts!

Eat Local Michigan t-shirts are available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic! Or contact us to order one at 989-607-4322 or DrHarpham@kehreshealth.com

All proceeds are donated to the Michigan Farmers' Market Association

Dr. Kehres, Jeff Janis (Kehres Health intern), Dr. Fritz and Dr. Harpham

July 9, 2013

Eat Local Michigan

My wife and I have been working on a project to help benefit local Michigan communities and your health! Eating local not only is much healthier because fresh foods have more nutrients but it keeps money in the local economy too!

Eat local to support Michigan and benefit your health! Want to win a new Eat Local shirt? 

How to enter:
1) Take a picture showing how you eat local,

it could be at The Maple Grille LLC your local farmers market or of your garden. 

2) Post it on the Kehres Health Facebook page
3) Write ‪#‎eatlocalMI‬ in the comment section along with whatever else you want!
4) Tag yourself in the picture!

See the Eat Local Michigan photo album on Kehres Health

We'll choose random winners throughout the month of July!

Shirts with the Eat Local design are available to buy at Kehres Health for $10, all proceeds will be donated to the Michigan Farmers Market Association.To purchase one, contact us at DrHarpham@kehreshealth.com or 989-607-4322.

July 6, 2013

Inspiration: comparison is the thief of joy

Don't compare yourself to others. Everyone has their own goals and dreams. If you are too busy watching everyone else try to accomplish their goals and dreams you will miss out on your own.

Also, set goals, small goals and BIG goals! Focus on yourself and not another person.

I frequently meet people who really want to make a change in their life but don't know what they want to change and have never set any goals! You MUST set goals so you know what direction you need to go in and what steps to take!

July 3, 2013

Jeff Janis' last day as an intern at Kehres Health

Today is Jeff Janis' last day working as an intern at Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw! He has been awesome to have around the office, we are sad to see him go but excited for him as well. 

Hopefully we will be watching Jeff in the NFL next year! Until then go out and watch him play at SVSU!

He is really good at having foam roller battles with little kids!

Thanks Jeff!

July 2, 2013

Your guide to carbohydrates

"There are a lot of different types of diets out there, which one do I choose?"

This is a question that everyone asks themselves at one point in their life. From the average person trying to lose 30 lbs to athletes to body builders, everyone responds differently and needs a different type of diet.

Carbohydrates increase the hormone insulin. Then insulin shoves carbohydrates into cells and stores them as fat. The more insulin and carbohydrates you have, the more fat there will be.

The only way to lose weight is to remove the carbohydrates that are causing the fat to be stored in the body.
Once you reduce and eliminate these, then your body will burn the fat stored as a source of energy.

Now that you know how your body makes fat the next thing you have to do is identify what your health goals are:
  • If your goal is to lose weight...
    YES, a low carb diet is for you. As I explained above you can't lose weight until you eliminate the thing that's creating fat, which is carb

    Low-carb is a general term, but in most cases it would mean 120 grams or less per day. Also, you want to make sure that you are setting yourself up for something that you can maintain long term. Most people can't maintain zero carbs per day, they will eventually crash and binge on all the unhealthy processed carbs, gaining the weight right back. So creating a game plan, having meals ready and being prepared is half the battle.
    Stay away from carbs made in a lab. This includes all the pre-packaged foods, breads, pasta, rice and cereal.
  • If your goal is to maintain where you are and feel better...
    A moderate/low-carb diet is for you! If you are coming out of a low carb diet and moving to the next step of your diet, stay around the 150 grams of carb range per day. This range is good especially if you are going to the gym and doing moderate intensity workouts.

    Keep a journal and write down what you eat and how you feel from day to day to give you a good idea if you are eating the right amount. If you can't lose those extra pounds, then drop the carbs down a few grams and see what happens.
  • If you are an athlete and want to perform at your highest potential...
    A low-carb diet might not be for you! Depending on your exercise routine and your metabolism, you need to make sure that you are getting enough healthy carbohydrates on a regular basis. I see a lot of people who work out extremely hard but they don't eat enough carbs; so they experience fatigue, memory problems and sleep problems. Eating an extremely low-carb diet and working out very hard, such as when doing Crossfit or running a marathon, not getting enough carbs could slow you progress.

    Extreme athletes should eat more healthy carbs than the average person. Large fruits (such as oranges), berries and vegetables should be consumed often. Sweet potatoes should be a staple in your diet. Aim for 150 grams of carbs or more a day, but don't go too crazy with it and overdo it.
  • If you are trying to gain weight and bulk up for power lifting or pre-competition body building
    Low-carb definitely isn't for you unless you are preparing for a figure competition!

    You want to have as much healthy carbs in your diet as you can get. Go crazy with fruits, veggies and sweet potatoes. Eat them throughout the day and with every meal. 
These are general rules, as everyone has different stress in their lives which changes their metabolism. Also, medications can alter and deter weight loss. Work with your doctor to find the right diet for you. In my experience, I have found that low-carb diets are the best option for the majority of people.