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The Total Health Weekly Rundown

Sunday, January 8, 2017 | Category: Total Health Events
The Total "Health" Weekly Rundown: Your one-stop spot for the latest in health, spine, nutrition, and THSN news over the last week.   In case you missed it... - Our Open House in our new Lansing office is scheduled for Saturday January 28 from 9am to 2pm. See below for the details... - Patient Spotlight: The Jozwiak Family. This is such an amazing family...Katie (mom) started her Corrective Spinal Rehab program and quickly got the entire family on board as well. Read more and See...

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The Total Health Weekly Update

Sunday, January 1, 2017 | Category: Total Health Events
The Total "Health" Weekly Update: Your one-stop spot for the latest in health, spine, nutrition, and THSN news over the last week.   In case you missed it... - The holidays have come and gone so now it's time to get down to business... A few days ago I posted an great "exercise" to get your mind ready for the New Year. You can check it out here. - Patient Spotlight: Adam Holcomb Adam has been an amazing patient since he stepped into our old Lansing office... and continued i...

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Total Health Weekly Roundup

Saturday, December 24, 2016 | Category: Total Health Events
The Total "Health" Weekly Roundup: Your one-stop spot for the latest in health, spine, nutrition, and THSN news over the last week.   In case you missed it... - I'm pretty sure you didn't miss Christmas, but just in case... I hope you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS! We had a great weekend and continued our Christmas Eve tradition of chuch, then Ukai (seen here) and finishing with "It's a Wonderful Life." - Patient Spotlights: Joe and Penny Peiffer Joe and Penny came to us with the go...

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Toal Health Weekly Recap

Sunday, December 18, 2016 | Category: Total Health Events
Here's the first edition of the Total Health Weekly Recap...   In case you missed it... - Cara, our long-time receptionist/chiropractic assistant/director of accounts recievables (and my sister-in-law), had her baby girl on Monday December 12. Her name is Clover Elizabeth and she was 8lbs 2oz. And, she received her first chiropractic adjustment less than 24 hours after her delivery:) - Since Cara is now going to be a stay-at-home mom with her three girls, you'll see Haley taking over...

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93.25% DONE (New Pics)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Category: Total Health Events
What a fantastic week so far! Our last Halloween Hurrah at 252 Waverly on Monday.... My girls going trick-or-treating right after... Not getting TOO much candy...   And yesterday we found out great news about our new office at 603 N. Waverly!   The walls...98% DONE.   The ceiling...95% DONE.   The painting...90% DONE.   Electricians and builders...90% DONE.   The floors...starting today. In 1 week....DONE.   The contractor said it woul...

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We Have WALLS! (New pictures inside)

Monday, October 17, 2016 | Category: Total Health Events
It's looking good inside 603 N. Waverly Road, Suite 6. Oh yeah...that's the address of Total Health Spine & Nutrition. Oh yeah...that's the name of our new office that's only 1/2 mile up the road from our current Lansing location. It looks like we're right on schedule to move in mid-November to our new digs. We're setting it up exactly how we want it to keep providing the best Spine, Nutrition, and HEALth services in the area. As always, I'll keep you updated on the progress:...

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BEFORE Pictures...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Category: Total Health Events
We're well underway getting ready for our Lansing office move in November. We have our new logo which you can see here: The LOGO Movie We're picking out colors for our brand new office, ordering supplies, meeting with our computer guys, etc. I'm not sure why change doesn't scare me as much as it does so many people. I equate the word "change" with "improve" and "progress" which is the reason I embrace change. I love learning new techniques and strategies to improve not only MYSELF...but esp...

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Why I got my blood tested (or at least tried to)

Monday, June 13, 2016 | Category: Focus
If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know that health, fitness, and nutrition are top priority. Without my health, I can't take care of and provide for my family (my "why"). Getting regular blood work done is essential to being and staying healthy. Knowing my blood sugar, thyroid hormone, and testosterone levels are just a few I'm interested in. You may be surprised then that I haven't gotten my blood tested in YEARS! Well, I rectified that on Friday...at least I tried to....

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How to Be Happy

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | Category: Focus
There's a difference between MOMENTARY happiness and TRUE happiness. It's perfectly fine to want and be momentarily happy but you can reach beyond that into long-lasting happiness. If you want true happiness, you'll see that it comes from PROGRESS. Watch the video below to find out how.... =====> https://youtu.be/SofXE-xuhww Dr. Ryan #BeHappy  

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What my trip to Ann Arbor reinforced...

Monday, April 4, 2016 | Category: Food
This weekend we took our girls to Ann Arbor, stay overnight in a hotel, do some swimming. We also took them to the Michigan spring football game and experience Michigan Stadium. They even got to go on the field...AND get Jim Harbaugh’s autograph! So we all had amazing experiences and created great memories. But, going on vacation (even a mini-vacation) often creates obstacles to health, especially the Food part. Since we were in Ann Arbor, we went to the famous Blimpy Burger and indulged i...

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WOMEN: What Do You Want for Your Man's Health & Fitness?

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | Category: Function
**Attention WOMEN: What do you want for YOUR MAN'S Health and Fitness?** A few days ago, I sent a survey asking MEN what they wanted most for their health and fitness. But, I also mentioned that I needed WOMEN'S help too. I want to know how and what women feel about their husband's, boyfriend's, or dad's health. If you could please complete this short survey, I would be so so grateful. ===> https://survey.fbapp.io/vjbkug Thank you so much for helping me with this important project. Dr....

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MEN: What Do You Want for Your Health & Fitness?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | Category: Function
**Attention MEN: What do You Want for Your Health and Fitness?** In upcoming articles, videos, and posts, I'm going to focus on Men's Health...and I need your help. Below, you'll find a short 5 question survey that will direct me as to what you'd like to know more about. WOMEN...I'm going to need your help too. And your survey is coming in the next week. The video explains it perfectly so check it out... ===> Click here for video Thank you so much for your help...And I'll explain more...

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The KaiZen Philosophy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Category: Focus
In the last year I’ve been exposed to a philosophy of continual steady improvement. It’s called the KaiZen philosophy. Kai = Change Zen = Good The first time I heard it, I got butterflies in my stomach so I knew I was onto something. It’s not sexy or extreme, but it resonated immensely, deep down to my core. If you continually improve little by little on a daily basis, in a short period of time, you’ll see huge changes. Again, that may not sound attractive and fascinating, but it is in ...

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How do you consider your health?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Category: Focus
How do you consider your health? Is it a sprint? Or, is it a marathon? Constantly chasing the newest fad, and then quitting a month later… Purchasing the next big workout program, and then quitting a week later… Following a diet your friend suggested because she got great results, and then quitting a few days later… These are signs you consider health a sprint. You feel it’s a destination that you arrive at, and you can stay there for a lifetime. But, it’s not...and you can’t. Making ...

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The First Step to GREAT Coaching

Monday, January 11, 2016 | Category: Focus
Junior year of high school...Varsity basketball season. My coach, Ron Kramer, pulls me back into his office after a practice. He asks me, "What do you need to work on to be successful?" I said, "Well, I need to get in better shape." He said that would help but there's something bigger. You see, I was ALWAYS hard on myself. I wanted to do things perfectly, get the perfect result. As we all know, sports (and life) does NOT work like that. So when I missed a shot, had a turnover, the guy I w...

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Are You Ready to Get Stark Naked??

Monday, December 28, 2015 | Category: Food
Do YOU have any of these symptoms? Aches and pains that can’t be explained by overuse or injury? Inconsistent energy levels – or nonexistent Hard time losing weight Skin issues Digestive problems Seasonal allergies Chronic Fatigue These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat...Even the “healthy” ones!! Certain foods are known to cause inflammation in your body. Sugar, dairy, grains, alcohol, legumes and soy are the biggest culprits. ...

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The Definition of TRUE Health...(it's NOT what you think)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | Category: Total Health Events
The Definition of TRUE Health...(it's NOT what you think)
Over the weekend I was thinking, "Why is it so important for people to come to our Spine, Wine, and Dine?" It's not just because we'll get to wine and dine you. The biggest reason is this: There are so many people in Lansing and our community that WANT to be healthy... ...but they don't know HOW to be healthy, WHAT to do, and even more importantly, WHY their health is so important to them. ...and they actually don't know what health actually is! At our Spine, Wine, and Dine, I'm gonna sh...

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Vanilla Rice Pudding

Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Category: Food
Product Spotlight - Ready-to-serve Vanilla Pudding Vanilla Rice Pudding Serves 1 person 2 cups riced cauliflower, blanched, chopped and cooled into small, rice-sized pieces. (Pulse in blender in small batches for best results) 1 Ideal Protein Ready-to-Serve Vanilla pudding 1 tsp Ideal Protein Maple Flavoured Syrup 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Vanilla In a bowl, add ¾ of vanilla pudding, maple flavoured syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Place nicely in the bottom of a glass, drizzle some maple ...

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Chiropractors aren't just for parents

Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Category: Kids Play
Chiropractors aren't just for parents
 We love to treat and watch children THRIVE in our office.  Many people don't know that children and babies need to be adjusted too, but they do!

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Diet Affects Mental Health

Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Category: Food
Diet Affects Mental Health
 Bad nutrition is bad for the brain!? That's preposterous!!

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Corn is Not a Vegetable

Friday, October 9, 2015 | Category: Food
Corn is Not a Vegetable
 I often am bombarded with the well-intentioned argument that corn is good for you because it is a "vegetable." The fact is, corn is actually a grain; a really unhealthy one. Check out this article! - Alexa

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Outlaw Sally

Monday, September 21, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Outlaw Sally
What did you do this morning? At Total Health Chiropractic it was LEG DAY!! All classes can be modified for ALL fitness levels. High Intensity Interval Training Tuesday and Thursday @ 6 am Beginners Class Tuesday @ 11 am First class is always FREE! Call today to inquire or register for our next class 517-321-8568

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Are You Ready to Get Stark Naked???

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Category: Food
Are You Ready to Get Stark Naked???
Are you ready to get STARK NAKED??? Certain foods are known to cause an inflammatory response in our bodies. Sugar, dairy, grains, alcohol, legumes and soy are the biggest culprits. In today’s “fast food nation” we are bombarded with a plethora of unhealthy choices. We need to hit the reset button and figure out what is best for our bodies.   Starting October 1, 2015 we will begin the Stark Naked Challenge. If you choose to participate we will meet weekly in a group atmosphere to le...

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Amy's Breakfast Muffins

Friday, September 11, 2015 | Category: Food
Amy's Breakfast Muffins
White Board Wednesday - Amy's Breakfast Muffins! Don't forget to put a Tbsp of salsa on top for a little kick! ‪#‎muffins‬ ‪#‎breakfast‬ ‪#‎amyisactuallyagoodcook‬

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SURPRISE Cause of Low Back Pain (And How To FIX IT!!)

Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Category: Function
SURPRISE Cause of Low Back Pain (And How To FIX IT!!)
Dr. Ryan Wohlfert of Total Health Chiropractic addresses an often overlooked cause of low back pain. Plus, he gives you a tip on how to fix it.

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Food BEFORE Fitness? (video)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Category: Food
Food BEFORE Fitness? (video)
Are you confused about what you should do first to lose weight? How you can lose weight and keep it off? Learn how to eat properly? Or, Start exercising? I’ve found most people choose the latter Here, you can learn why that’s NOT the most effective way to lose weight…and keep it off! Before you bite my head off, I’m not saying exercise and fitness isn’t important. If you disagree with me, and believe you HAVE TO exercise… …And nutrition is not the driving factor in weigh...

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How's THAT Working for You??

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Category: Food
How's THAT Working for You??
Our Certified Health Coach, Alexa Boyce, has many favorite comments. But her favorite might just be...How's THAT working for you?? She uses it when her clients or friends explain what works and what doesn't when it comes to health, fitness, and weight loss. I thought this was a prefect opportunity to dig deeper into why many people THINK they KNOW what to do to live a fit healthy life.... ...BUT why so few ACTUALLY do it! ====> https://youtu.be/Rsk1bBDB6Ks Keep Living The Fit Health...

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Natural Remedies

Monday, August 17, 2015 | Category: Function
Natural Remedies
Everyone is buzzing about how summer is almost over.  I cannot mentally get that through my head.  I love summer and am not ready for it to end! That being said, here are some natural remedies for sunburn relief and bug bites. Both of which are still very much prevalent in August!   www.naturalnews.com/036288_sunburn_bug_bites_natural_remedies.html

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Zucchini and Kale Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Friday, August 14, 2015 | Category: Food
Zucchini and Kale Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Zucchini and Kale Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust If you are looking for a healthy alternative to a breakfast quiche, you MUST try this recipe! So delicious and full of veggies! I make this once a week and even my kiddos devour it! ~ Alexa

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Wait til You're My Age (The Advice You SHOULD Give)

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Category: Function
Wait til You're My Age (The Advice You SHOULD Give)
“Wait til you’re my age….” I heard that statement multiple times throughout my 20’s and 30’s. The ending to that statement was usually “then you’ll have the problems I do” or some variation. I was told it’ll be all downhill with my health after I turn 40. Well, in a few days I turn 40… …and I’ve never been healthier! I know, I know. You’ve heard people say that before, but that doesn’t make it any less true for me. There are multiple reasons my health is better now than it was 15 years a...

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White Board Wednesday - Emma's Overnight Oats

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Category: Food
White Board Wednesday - Emma's Overnight Oats
Our White Board Wednesday is another one of Emma's favorite recipes.  Enjoy! 1 C of Vanilla Greek Yogurt 1/4 C of Rolled Oats 1 T Chia Seeds 1 T Flax Seeds 1/4 C Whole Almonds 1 C of Blueberries (or any other delicious fruit) + honey to taste Mix everything together, refrigerate overnight and ENJOY!

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Essential Oils That Stop Cancer

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Category: Function
Essential Oils That Stop Cancer
 Last week we posted a podcast about using essential oils.  This week we're piggy-backing on the Essential Oil topic and giving you an article titled Essential Oils that Stop Cancer.  This is a good read and obviously gives you amazing information about how to kill those cancer cells naturally!  www.realfarmacy.com/essential-oils-cancer/

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Weekend Challenge

Friday, August 7, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Weekend Challenge
WEEKEND CHALLENGE The reverse plank exercise is an often-overlooked exercise for the core. It targets the posterior muscles (those along the back side of the body), but when done properly, it also engages the abdominal muscles. Although this exercise is most commonly seen in yoga classes, it's a nice addition to any basic core workout routine. The reverse plank exercise isolates and strengthens the gluteus (butt) muscles and hamstrings. Done correctly, it engages both the abs and the...

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Ideal Protein Approved Recipe!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Category: Food
Ideal Protein Approved Recipe!
Ideal Protein Approved Recipe! Lettuce Wrapped Beef Burger: 1 pound of organic extra lean ground beef 2 small green chili peppers 1 cup of clover sprouts 1/2 cup of onion 1 cup celery 1 tsp garlic 1 tblsp parsley 1 tsp horseradish 3 tblsp soy sauce salt & pepper Mix all together in a bowl, and make 3-4 patties. BBQ on grill until desired wellness/done-ness. Try placing the burger on a ice-burg lettuce bed, and put Walden Farm’s Mayonnaise, Mustard, sauteed mushrooms, & p...

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How to Use Essential Oils

Monday, August 3, 2015 | Category: Function
How to Use Essential Oils
 Dr. Ryan listened to this podcast and shared it with our entire team.  As many of you know, our team has been using and loving the health benefits of Essential Oils for many years now.  This podcast gives some great tips on using Essential Oils and making sure you are maximizing the benefits when you use them. Enjoy! www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/10/how-to-use-essential-oils/

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Sweat Fest - 6am High Intensity Interval Training

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Sweat Fest - 6am High Intensity Interval Training
Sweat Fest! 6am High Intensity Interval Training It's never too late to become what you might have been.    - George Eliot

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I Ate 40 tsp of Sugar a Day!

Monday, July 27, 2015 | Category: Food
 Admittedly I crave sugar.  I love candy, cookies, pies, cakes... you name it.  I know it is bad for me, I try to avoid it as much as possible, but from time to time I give in.  (Honestly, I probably give in more than I should)  All those sweets I named above are foods that you KNOW are made with sugar.  I found the article below very helpful because there are hidden sugars EVERYWHERE that we may be consuming and not even knowing.  This man journals his e...

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Is NatureBox Actually HEALTHY? (video)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Category: Food
I hear and see ads for NatureBox all the time. It's bills its snacks as wholesome and healthy. It got me wondering if these snacks are actually healthy. So I looked at the ingredients and here's what I found: ===> https://youtu.be/lzaqwC_dfU8 In the video, I didn't do a great job of giving you healthier alternatives to NatureBox. (I hate when people tell me a problem but don't give me any solutions!!). So here are a few options to choose from: Raw Nuts - Cashews, Hazelnuts, Maca...

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White Board Wednesday: Hummus Crusted Chicken!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | Category: Food
White Board Wednesday: Hummus Crusted Chicken!
It's White Board Wednesday and Emma gave us her favorite recipe! Hummus - Crusted Chicken Prep: 10 min    Cook:  25 min Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt/pepper 1 yellow squash/zucchini/onion (chopped) 1 cup of hummus 1 T olive oil 2 lemons 1 tsp smoked paprika Directions: Preheat oven to 450 Season chicken with salt/pepper.  In a large (separate) bowl toss zucchini/squash/onion with olive oil ...

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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8:00a.m.

Monday, July 20, 2015 | Category: Personal Development
8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8:00a.m.
I ran across this article the other day and thought it was a helpful guide of not just What to do but WHY.  We are always telling patients that they not only need to take care of themselves physically, but emotional and spiritual health are key components of a living a healthy life.  I hope this helps you start your day off on the right foot! medium.com/@benjaminhardy/8-things-every-person-should-do-before-8-a-m-cc0233e15c8d

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My Favorite Podcasts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Category: Focus
I want to consistently surround myself with positive people and messages. I want to constantly learn from the best of the best on how to build great health, relationships, finances, and vision. I also like to decompress and just be entertained. One of the best ways I do that is through podcasts. A podcast is an audio (or video) you can download to your computer or other portable media player, typically available as a series. And you can receive new installments automatically if you subs...

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LISTEN to Your Body (Why It's HORRIBLE Advice!!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Category: Function
You might have heard a doctor, therapist, trainer or even a friend say "listen to your body." The problem with that advice is the signals that you are getting from your body are usually WRONG! Or, those signals are MISSING! For example, when you eat a big meal, laced with sugar, carbs, or other processed foods, you feel stuffed. But then an hour later, you're body says "I'm starving" and you go to the cupboard. (i.e. a WRONG signal) Obviously, your body isn't "starving" or even "hungry."...

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Cara's BIG Sacrifice

Monday, June 22, 2015 | Category: Function
What did Cara give up for her baby's health? In this interview, I talk to Cara, our Director of Accounts Receivables, about the big sacrifice she made for her daughter's health, why she made the sacrifice, the results she noticed in her baby (and herself), and if it was hard to do. If you have a child that's experiencing health problems and symptoms, this is a MUST WATCH as it may shed light on the cause of their health issues. Watch Here ====> https://youtu.be/2ac3ylUIMsw Keep...

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Get your Guns in Shape for Tank Top Season!

Monday, June 15, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Alexa Boyce, Certified Health Coach at Total Health Chiropractic in Lansing, MI, shows you how to get your “guns” back in shape for summer and tank top season! This workout really fatigues your biceps and triceps. It’s called “Up the River, Down the River.” Watch Alexa do her thing ===> https://youtu.be/3NdjtuWwFrI Instructions: You’re gonna select three weights for Bicep Hammer Curls: one weight you can do for 16 reps, a heavier weight for 12 reps, and the heaviest weight for 8 reps. ...

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Instead of finding EXCUSES...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Category: Focus
  "Instead of finding EXCUSES to NOT do something, find REASONS to DO IT." My wife and I took a 30-day challenge. For the last 29 days, we’ve been eating dairy- and grain-free (i.e. Paleo). We don’t “need” to. We haven’t been diagnosed with any disease. We don’t have to lose weight. But, having access to great health coaches and teachers, we know the detrimental effects dairy and grain can have. And we don’t like to wait until there’s a problem with our health to make changes that wil...

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Find a COMPELLING Reason

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Category: Focus
My wife and I went to an amazing seminar in New Jersey last weekend. The weather was great (85 and sunny). The topic was great (CBP Corrective Rehab for the Thoracic Spine). The camaraderie with our colleagues was great. I couldn't wait to get back and share it all with our team and patients. But rain and lightning got in the way!! Our flight was delayed so instead of getting home at 7pm we got home at 10:15. I still had lunches and smoothies to make for the next day. Even with all that,...

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20 Minute Full Body HIIT Workout

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Alexa Boyce, Certified Health Coach at Total Health Chiropractic in Lansing, Michigan, shows you a 20 minute high intensity interval workout that you can do at home…or outdoors. The reps scheme is as follows: Beginner – 20 seconds work, 40 seconds rest Intermediate – 30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest Advanced – 40 seconds work, 10 seconds rest You’re going to go through 5 exercises and repeat that 3 more times. You can modify or scale these exercises as needed. Keep in mind, when you’re ...

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Don't Overcomplicate It

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Category: Function
After a cold winter it's nice to be back at the cottage.  When we got there last Saturday, we went over to our neighbors to say Hi and catch up. During our conversation, our neighbor, Lynn, mentioned she's been sufferring with plantar fascitis in both feet. It's so painful that she can't put pressure on her feet first thing in the morning which is very common with plantar fascitis. I asked her what's she's been doing to treat it. She said she's been stretching, using an ice bottle to ...

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Belief...or FACT?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Category: Focus
Last weekend I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts called The School of Greatness hosted by Lewis Howes. This is the description of the podcast: "Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepaneur, and former pro athlete. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great." In this particular episode, Lewis was int...

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Little Things Become Big Things

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Category: Function
My youngest daughter made her First Communion on Sunday so that gave us the opportunity to have family over afterward to celebrate, including my dad. My dad is a carpenter, builder, and all-around really handy guy. Basically, the opposite of me. So when he's at our house, I ask him to check out various "things" that I have no idea about. Plus, he notices things that I haven't even noticed. This particular visit I asked him to look at a spot on our bathroom ceiling that was obvioulsy a lea...

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You Can't Have a Relationship with the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Category: Focus
My best memory of my Grandma Leila (other than her chasing me around trying to give me hugs and kisses) was one thing she always said: "You can't have a relationship with the weather!" I didn't really understand it then, but over the last 15 years, now I do. Growing up I always wanted to live in the warm weather. When I was finishing up Chiropractic college, I did in internship at a clinic in Cary, North Carolina right outside of Raleigh. Raleigh was always on the list of top places to ...

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Food or Fitness: Which is More Important?

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Category: Food
  I don't like choosing between aspects of health because I don't want you to think you don't need both. So before I answer which is more important, food or fitness, first I need to know, WHAT IS YOUR GOAL? Is it to LOSE FAT or GAIN STRENGTH? For a great majority, it's to lose fat (or weight) so that's how I'll answer "which is more important."  Let me give you a scenario: you find out from a body composition test that your Body Fat Percentage is high and would benefit by losing...

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Does SUGAR Cause Your FAT?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Category: Food
Alexa, our Certified Health Coach, shows you how much sugar is in the some foods may be consuming.    Watch Here =====> https://youtu.be/wzw7bH-SUjo Two out of 3 American adults are either overweight or obese. One in 3 U.S. children is overweight or obese. So we can’t deny that we are in an obesity epidemic. The number one thing we could pinpoint as the root cause is sugar. Sugar is not just in your soda or candy; all carbohydrates are broken down into sugar in your ...

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You Can't Make Time

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Category: Focus
Too many times I hear people say "I have to make time for/to (fill in the blank)." And many of those times, the 'fill in the blank' has to do something with their health. Exercise. Go to a new workout class. Prepare your own meal in advance so you don't eat out. Do rehab exercises. Stretch. Go for a walk. Get adjusted! And here's where they run into the big issue...You Can't Make Time!! We all have the same amount of time in the day. What differs is how we CHOOSE to USE that time. If you...

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I Love Bologna and Apple Jacks!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Category: Food
Yes, I love bologna and Apple Jacks! Well...I use to anyway. My nutrition habits have changed throughout the years. Breakfast Then - Cereal (Apple Jacks!!, Frosted Flakes, Fruity Pebbles, Honey Nut Cheerios, etc), Toast Now - Mini smoothie (spinach, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, 2 raw eggs, some type of vegetable, 1/4 banana, blueberries, grass fed whey protein powder), 1-2 organic free range eggs cooked in grass fed butter Lunch Then - Bologna sandwhich (Yum!!), Doritos or other type of...

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What I do FIRST in the Morning...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Category: Function
I learned about this health building tip a few years ago and implemented it about a year ago. To flush out my system, detoxify my liver, and boost my metabolism first thing in the morning, I drink 16 ounces of warm lemon water with cayenne pepper. With it, I also take a probiotic and some Omega 3 Fish Oil. It's a simple way to get nutrients in your body right away without taxing it by stuffing your face with processed carbs (cereal, pancakes, waffles, toast, etc) like so many people ...

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Sexy 6-Pack for Spring (Video)

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Category: Fitness
Alexa, our Certified Health Coach at Total Health Chiropractic in Lansing MI, shows you how to get a sexy six-pack for spring using a stability ball. Do these four exercises to get ready for bathing suit season, but also remember, abs are made in the kitchen. The stability ball is a great tool to incorporate multiple movements and muscles especially the abs. Perform 3 rounds with minimal rest. Perform 10-15 reps for each exercise. And here they are: 1. Transfers 2. Oblique Crunch 3. Ro...

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How I Struggle...Just Like You

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Category: Function
Why would you want to know how I get and stay healthy? I struggle with that question because "WHO AM I" and would you even care?  It's hard for me to talk about because I don't want it to come off as a know-it-all or bragger. Even as I write this, I'm wondering (and concerned about) what you think about me. I have to remind myself, health and fitness is what I've been learning and doing for years, and still learning every day. I think there's value in knowing that I've struggled just like ...

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Be Different to Lose Pain

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Category: Function
This week a patient commented, “I didn’t do anything different so I don’t know why I have this pain.” That’s a common statement I hear on a weekly basis. I thought to myself, and even said to the patient, “Maybe that’s WHY you have the pain.” This may also apply to you. If you’re doing the same thing over and over again, that’s a VERY VERY LARGE reason for pain! That means you’re stressing the ligaments, bones, muscles, and nerves over and over over again and not giving them a chance to hea...

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Free K-Laser Treatments at ODP Fitness!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Category: Function
  A few weeks ago I was at ODP Fitness in Lansing giving Free Pain Relief K-Laser treatments. I was only there for a little over an hour, buti t went over so well that I'm going back again next Tuesday, October 21 from 4 to 6pm! This is free for not only ODP members, but the entire public! If you want to learn why K-Laser treatment are so amazing, click here. Otherwise, I'll see you October 21 at ODP Fitness!! Dr. Ryan

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6 Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Category: Function
  Cara Wirth I thought I was a goner beginning week 7 through week 16 of my current pregnancy. I had the WORST Morning Sickness!! I didn’t think it was possible to throw up that much throughout a span of 9 weeks…this baby proved me wrong! It totally caught me off guard being a healthy person who eats organically and works out regularly, but I came to terms with it fast and started my search for natural relief. Nobody knows what causes morning sickness but now that I’m way past ...

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The Little Activity That ZAPS YOUR ENERGY (Every Day)!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Category: Function
Every day I see people walking, sitting, or standing doing an activity that’s become much more common over the last 10 years. And this little habit is draining your energy and causing fatigue in your body.   ====> http://youtu.be/Bn7daKGr-rA    I am talking about how we use our cell phones day after day. If you’re sitting, you usually have it on your lap. If you’re standing, it’s usually at stomach or waist level. This causes a huge amount of stress on your body because the...

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Confessions of a Medical Transcription Student

Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Category: Function
  Courtney Jegla   Currently, I am going to school to become a medical transcriptionist while I’m also working at Total Health. As I’m transcribing the doctor’s notes, I started wondering about the diseases and drugs the doctors commonly prescribe. I did some research and this is what I found out when patients take medications.  One of the most common medications that Americans take are antidepressants believing that this will help their depression symptoms. But did you know ...

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15 Minute Energy Booster

Monday, June 9, 2014 | Category: Fitness
  It’s Energy Boosting Month at Total Health so try this Energy Boosting 15-Minute Circuit!! Sometimes when you do a HIGH Intensity Interval Workout it will give you energy during the workout, but because it was so high intensity, it will leave you drained when the workout is done. If you choose a workout that’s a little lower in intensity, it will help to boost your energy throughout the day. And because it’s only 15 minutes, you can do it during your lunch or another short break y...

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6 Non-Toxic Natural Sunscreens

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Category: Function
Monica Wohlfert, DC, CCP   I love the summer, being outside, enjoying the sun and taking in the benefits of Vitamin D the sun provides. However, you may not be aware that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US with more than 2 million diagnosed each year. So we need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays and from aging effects of the sun. Recently more and more studies show the harmful effects of some of the chemical fillers in common sunscreens. One of the most common...

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The FIRST Step to Eliminate Low Back Pain

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Category: Function
Ryan Wohlfert, DC, CCSP  Before I can show you the first step to eliminate your low back pain, I first have to show you what’s causing it and why certain common treatments are ineffective. Obviously, the low back is a part of the spine. There’s a certain position the spine must be in to be strong and withstand stress placed on it. However, because of the world we live in and the stresses you place on your body, it’s hard for your entire spine to stay in a strong position. Your spine shoul...

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The 3 Reasons You Have Low Back Pain

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Category: Function
     Ryan Wohlfert, DC, CCSP Low back pain is one of the most common and costly conditions in the United States. There are three main reasons why you may have low back pain: 1) Physical, 2) Chemical, and/or 3) Emotional Stresses that you put onto or into your body. Let’s start with the physical stress.          Physical stress could be any accidents that you’ve been in, not just recently but honestly, ever. It could be poor post...

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Conquer the Pyramid Workout

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Category: Fitness
With only two exercises you can get a fast heart pumping, fat burning workout. The exercises we chose are the Half Burpee plus Deadlift combined with Jump Squats. When you perform these in a pyramid format, it's even better. Watch Alexa show you how it's done:  ====> http://youtu.be/joZKRPucRsQ Here's how you do it: Perform 15 Half Burpee+Deadlifts, then 1 Jump Squat. Then do 14 Half Burpee+Deadlifts, then 2 Jump Squats. Then 13 Half Burpee+Deadlifts, then 3 Jump Squats. You see as y...

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The 6 Healthiest Places to Eat in Lansing

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Category: Function
Sarah Little, DC   Sometimes it can be hard to find good quality and healthy food when you want to eat out...especially in Lansing. That's why I compiled this list so you know the healthiest that I've found. Some of them I've tried and the others are on my list. Let me know if you've tried any of these places and what you think.   1. Fork in the Road. The "Fork" has food that is locally sourced, has farm fresh ingredients, prepared simply, with passion and integrity. The Balli...

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Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Category: Total Health Events
At our Fit N' Fun Day on Saturday April 26, we are having FREE workouts using our state-of-the-art Power Plate Vibration Technology, TRx Straps, and Kettlebells! When we workout using this same equipment on Thursdays during our team workout, we typically burn 300 calories in 30 minutes. Even better, we continue to burn more calories for 24 hours AFTER we're done working out! This is something you can take advantage of for FREE at our Fit N' Fun Day! All you have to do is register for one of ...

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Our BIGGEST Event of the Year!!

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Category: Total Health Events
Every year we like to share what we do in our office and this year is no different...and you can have it for FREE! You can experience the cutting-edge technology and equipment we use to make our patients healthy, fit, and feel and look great! Like our Power Plate and TRX Fitness Classes where our Certified Personal Trainer, Alexa Boyce, combines innovative and efficient exercise techniques to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. Or you can get a Pain R...

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8 Ways to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Category: Fitness
The squat is the best exercise to burn fat and build muscle. In the video below, Alexa is going to show you 8 different variations on the squat so you can keep your workout routine fresh and fun! ===> http://youtu.be/BgIoRyP2MmY P.S. Here are the Top 8 Benefits of Squats as seen on Mercola.com Suffice it to say, a varied workout routine of appropriate intensity is one of the smartest health moves you can make, and adding squats to your routine is a must. What makes squats such a fantas...

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The Busy Parent Workout

Monday, March 10, 2014 | Category: Fitness
The theme of March at Total Health is "How to Raise a Healthy Family" and you can't do that unless you're raising yourself to be healthy (remember...you're part of the family too). One of the big excuses parents (and many others) have for not exercising is they don't have enough time. But the truth is you will always find the time for anything that's a PRIORITY. If exercising is a "should," like saying to yourself "I should exercise," then there's a better than good chance that you'll find an ...

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Cups of Fun Workout!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014 | Category: Fitness
Here's another quick, efficient workout that burns a huge amount of calories. It's a fun twist on doing squats that we learned from one of our patients. It's called the Cups Workout and you're gonna do A LOT of squats in a short period of time. Watch Alexa show you how it's done: ====> http://youtu.be/K1Y7B2qzCRk Workout Instructions: Take 12 3.5oz. dixie cups from the bathroom  Set them up like this: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 You start by squatting down and pick...

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How to Make THE Ultimate Health Smoothie

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Category: Food
Last year I posted a recipe for the Ultimate Health Smoothie. I guess you could call this one the Ultimate Health Smoothie Version 2.0. It's almost identical but I added one ingredient to make it even more Ultimate and Healthy! Watch the video to see the tricks and tips for making the Ultimate Health Smoothie! ===> http://youtu.be/l7T4I7ALPfY This is WHY these are the Ultimate Health building ingredients: Organic Leafy Greens like spinach and kale: - Boosts immune function - High in vit...

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Descending Ladder Workout

Monday, February 3, 2014 | Category: Fitness
Working out can get monotonous at times so you need other tools to spice it up. The Descending Ladder is one of those tools to have in your belt! It's very simple but effective to break up your mundane routine. Or, it's a great place to start if you're new to exercising because you don't need to know many exercises. Alexa Boyce, our Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, shows you two ultimate fat-burning and muscle building exercises to use in this Descending Ladder Workout. The Goblet S...

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Crunch-less Ab Exercises!!

Monday, January 27, 2014 | Category: Fitness
  So many people think the only way to get a great ab workout is to do crunches or sit ups. That couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, crunches and sit ups wreak havoc on the discs in your low back! Those discs do not respond well to flexion movements (and that's what crunches and sit up are) especially when they're done repetitively. They are a recipe for disaster because they can cause disc bulges or herniations! Instead, try these crunch-less core exercises to build a stro...

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At Work Workout #2

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Category: Function
In the world we live in, chances are you sit waaaay too much during the work day. The scary part is leading a sedentary lifestyle (even if you exercise 30-45 mintues every few days) has been shown to lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and numerous other health and musculoskeletal problems. If sitting at a computer is part of the territory, here are four more exercises you can do to counteract the effects of sitting on your butt. Three of them can be done while you are sitting (...

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The BEST Exercise...Supercharged!

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Category: Fitness
Since the theme of the month at Total Health is Weight Loss and Toxicity, we would be doing a great disservice if we didn't show you a supercharged modification of the best calorie-blasting exercise....THE SQUAT! No exercise burns as many calories (and, potentially, fat) than a properly executed squat. BUT, the version Alexa, our Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach, shows you below will burn even more calories! It's called the Punisher Squat because it punishes the fat on your body into su...

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6 Awesome Pushup Variations!

Monday, January 13, 2014 | Category: Fitness
  Benefits of Pushups   Pushups is an exercise you can do exercise anytime, anywhere and there are lots of variations that you can do for a more challenging workout. Pushups exercise work on your fingers, forearms, hands, biceps, traps, shoulders, triceps, upper back, lower back, abs, glutes, quads, harmstrings, calf as well as feet. There are lots of variations of pushups that you can consider including pike pushups, single leg pushups, spider man, chatarunga as well as shoulder ta...

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Drugs in Sports: Shock and Outrage??

Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Category: Function
  The issue of steroids is back in full bloom with the announcement of the new inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Most of the media attention for that goes to who DIDN'T get in because of true or supposed steroid use. Now, the decision on Alex Rodriguez's suspension has come down and it's stirring the debates again. But one question I have (and Bryant Gumbel has in the video below) is, Why are we so shocked and outraged by drug use in any fashion in America? Watch the short video...

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4-Minute High Intensity Interval Workout

Monday, January 6, 2014 | Category: Fitness
Time to burn off the holiday fat!! Alexa Boyce (THE BEST trainer in the Lansing area) and our Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach shows you a 4-Minute High Intensity Interval workout. These workouts are so amazing because: - they're efficient so you can do them when you don't have much time - you burn tons of calories and fat for the next 24 hours AFTER the workout - produces more Human Growth Hormone which equals anti-aging!! Here's the workout: Perform each of these 4 exercises for o...

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Quick 3-in-1 Core AND Upper Body Exercise!

Sunday, December 22, 2013 | Category: Fitness
Because this time of year is busy for most people, it's easy to not make time for their most important asset...their health! Alexa Boyce, the Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach at Total Health Chiropractic and Healthy Vices, shows you a quick, effective exercise for your upper body and core. ====>http://ow.ly/s00P1 Give it a try and let us know how awesome it is! Doc  

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14 Minute Fat Burning Workout

Sunday, December 15, 2013 | Category: Fitness
Here's a great, fast workout to get your week started off. It was designed by our Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach at Total Health (and also Healthy Vices), Alexa Boyce. If you haven't had a chance to train with her, I highly recommend it. She designs the most creative, innovative, and fun workouts I have ever seen. She is THE BEST trainer I have ever been around. As well as creating amazing workouts, she is able to modify any exercise during the training sessions or classes. Plus she's moti...

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A Gut Reaction

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Category: Function
Becky read this article and brought it to my attention.  It's very interesting the correlation between weight gain and antibiotic use.  Read to learn more, it's very interesting! mag.newsweek.com/2013/11/29/antibiotics-obesity.html

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Westphalia Artist Featured

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
We have a local celebrity from our small town of Westphalia!  Congratulations to Tiffany Klein for being selected to create this year's commemorative ornament for Silver Bells in the City! www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20131029/NEWS01/310290078/Local-artist-designs-Silver-Bells-ornament

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When Life Gives you Lemons...

Monday, November 4, 2013 | Category: Food
When life gives you lemons... make some home remedies out of them!  Dr.  Sarah sent me this article awhile ago and I thought now was an appropriate time to share it.  www.naturalnews.com/036663_home_remedies_lemons_health.html Lemons are very versatile and can be used in many different ways to improve your health!

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No Power Plate Class on Thursday

Monday, October 28, 2013 | Category: Fitness
We're not going to have a Power Plate Workout Class on Thursday evening this week.  Alexa wants to take her kids trick or treating...family time is important to health too!  Don't worry, she'll limit the amount of treats they can have.   We still have a class on Tuesday, the 29th at 6:15pm and Saturday, Nov 2nd at 8am.  Give us a call to schedule for one of those this week. Thanks!

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We are closed this Friday Afternoon Only!

Monday, September 30, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Just a reminder for all that we will be closed on Friday afternoon. We will be open for our morning hours (7:30-11:30) so make sure to schedule accordingly to stay on track! We are taking our team to a life changing seminar so we can better serve you and your health! We'll see you this week, but remember we need to see you before Friday afternoon.

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Get 10 Free Laser Treatments!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
As part of our Westphalia Open House, we've decided to extend a special offer. This isn't something we do every day but this event calls for it! Because of the amazing response we received about the benefits of the K Laser, we want more and more people to take advantage of the healing effects! On top of the Free Workouts, Free K Laser Treatments, Free Exams and $25 X-rays, Free Food, Free Body Composition Analyses, (yes, I know I'm rambling but I didn't want you to forget :)), here it is: So...

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Find out the CAUSE of your Health Problems

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
The first step to solving any problem, especially with your health, is determining what is CAUSING the problem. To break down the barriers to finding out, watch the video below: ====> http://youtu.be/nn1_DKZOzc4 See you at the Open House!! Doc

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Free Fitness Assessments at Open House!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
If you want to KNOW where your current fitness (and body composition) level is, wouldn't you want to use the best, most accurate equipment to find out? I know we do! That's why we have the most accurate body composition analyzer out there! We want to determine your health, fitness, and rehab needs to the highest degree and the InBody520 Body Composition Analyzer allows us to do that! You can get your FREE Body Composition Analysis at our Westphalia Open House on September...

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Free Pain Relief Laser Treatments!

Saturday, September 14, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
The Class IV K Laser is state of the art pain relief technology! It's thousands of times more powerful than its predecessor the Class III laser, allowing it to penetrate far deeper, producing phenomenal results with fewer and faster treatments. While the Class III laser penetrated only a few millimeters, the Class IV Laser can penetrate over 4 inches deep into muscular skeletal tissue. And you can experience this amazing therapy for FREE at our Westphalia Open House! Just stop by or West...

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, August 26, 2013 | Category: Function
Adam and Tyler Adam Wirth and Tyler Wohlfert (brothers of Dr. Ryan) have been rock stars at sticking to their Corrective Spinal Rehab plan! They have earned amazing results whether it's regenerating low back discs using our Spinal Decompression (i.e. Adam) or correcting overall posture and health using Corrective Spinal Traction (i.e. Tyler). They make appointments, keep them, and don’t slack off because their brother is the boss! Tyler and Adam are so much fun, and both of their...

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"Headaches, Sinus Congestion gone! Life altering changes!"

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Category: Function
What other benefits did Darcy get from our Corrective Spinal Rehab program? Watch and see...  http://youtu.be/zTeIJlvr5Hg

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Category: Function
Carolyn Hankamp has been a very faithful patient since day one.  Carolyn has taken advantage of Spinal Decompression, K-Laser, and our Ideal Protein Weight Loss program and the results have been fantastic! Plus it's a family affair; her family has also seen amazing results with Ideal Protein and our Corrective Spinal Rehab programs. She has worked so hard to get where she is and we are so proud of her. You can see that she does what it takes to get healthy...

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Patients of the Week!

Sunday, July 28, 2013 | Category: Function
Jan Klein Jan is a Patient of the Week for a very specific reason. She puts her family's health as a top priority as well as her own! While her husband and daughter are both strengthening their health by doing our Corrective Spinal Rehab plan, Jan has been participating in a home rehab plan. And she has been rocking it! We have seen so much improvement with her because she follows the protocol thoroughly. Some might think it's impossible but Jan and her smiling face are livi...

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Patient Appreciation Picnic!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
As a special Thank You to all of our unbelievable patients, we are having a   Patient Appreciation Picnic at our Westphalia Office!!   We are grilling some delicious food from Ox's right outside our office! AND, even if you're not a patient yet, you can still join us for FREE food too! The picnic is Thursday July 25 from 2 to 5pm. Stop by and bring your friends and family!!

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Patients of the Week!

Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Category: Function
  Brad Thelen Brad has been a patient for quite some time and in that time he has been more than faithful. Whether he has insurance or not, he gets in every time he is supposed to and doesn’t let his insurance dictate his health. He knows if he’s not getting better he’s getting worse so he does everything he can to keep himself in tip top shape for his job, his family, and himself. When health is a higher priority than cash or what your insurance will cover, you know health is your #...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Category: Function
Darcy Schmitt Last May Darcy made a decision that she wanted a change, a change for the better and won't settle for anything less. Darcy makes every appointment, takes advantage of everything we have to offer her, and brings in a positive attitude with her! She is very willing to do any exercise, stretch, or traction and knows that each one of them is a puzzle piece to a healthier life!   Adeline Schafer They say you have time for what you make time for and Adeline is one of those gre...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Category: Function
Joe Cavanagh Joe has shown nothing but improvement since he came into our office. From his head to his toes there has been great success in his health! Dr. Sarah has said, “I wish I would have recorded Joe when he first came in so he could see himself how much he has improved. It's unbelievable!” When he first started his Corrective Spinal Rehab plan, Joe couldn’t do many of the exercises and had daily headaches. None of those are an issue anymore!!  We all have so much fun with Joe w...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | Category: Function
Shirley Thelen Shirley has always been very active. She is a former basketball player and now is an avid runner. She has competed in multiple marathons including the Boston Marathon! Even with her athletic history she knew that her body needed to improve. So over the last 5 months she has been working diligently in our Corrective Spinal Rehab program not so she can just get active and healthy now, but stay there her entire life! I now one of her goals is to keep up with all of her kid...

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Do You Know Squat? (video)

Thursday, June 20, 2013 | Category: Fitness
The best movement and exercise you need to learn how to perform correctly is the Squat (along with the Deadlift which I already showed you here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFGF0KoUg4c). Why? Because you are squatting up and down everyday so if you're doing it wrong, you are weakening your body. In the video I explain the multiple elements of the squat as well as modifications and progressions. I forgot to mention in the video one of the most important reasons to do a great squat: you will...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Category: Function
  Cindy Hanses Cindy has been a patient for quite awhile but in the last few months she decided to take her health to the next level. She knew it would take commitment but decided that our Corrective Spinal Rehab program was what she needed. The exercises and traction were a challenge at first but now she's a superstar in the office and at home!  She always makes her appointments, making sure she's doing her rehab perfectly. Cindy has had a transformation since he...

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How to Sit at Work

Thursday, June 13, 2013 | Category: Function
Since many of you sit at work most of the day, I thought it would be a great idea to show you the best sitting posture and work station set up. Click here to watch ====> http://youtu.be/6Hq_-FpKwWs Enjoy!  

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, June 10, 2013 | Category: Function
Maridell Hafner Maridell has been a faithful patient for about 3 years now. She started our Corrective Spinal Rehab Program 3 months ago and her results are amazing! Even if she is super busy, she makes sure she gets in for her appointments and all of her spinal rehab. Her and her husband know how important her health is, and never even flinch when it comes to getting her started on her next plan. She’s amazing in everything she does and we appreciate her enthusiasm and positive attitude! ...

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, June 3, 2013 | Category: Function
The Nurenbergs Mary (mom), Hudson, and Drew have been amazing patients. Anytime the boys have so much as a runny nose mom brings them into our office to boost their immune system! Although it took Drew some time to come around, they are all healthy and happy when they walk through our doors. Hudson has so much energy and Drew used to scream while getting adjusted and now he just smiles! Mary always makes sure her and the kids make all there appointments and has showed dedication to her and...

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Win Tickets to the Gun Show!

Monday, June 3, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Need a gift for your Dad for Father's Day or want to just win something for yourself?  Hey, why not?!?   We're running a competition called "Ticket's to Dad's Gun Show".  Shoot a photo with your kids or Dad showing us your guns and upload it to our Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/totalhealthchiropracticlansing ) The picture with the most "likes" receives dinner and a movie on us!  You have until next Wednesday, the 12th to upload your photo and let all your frien...

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Breaking News...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
We are in such a good mood that we are doing something amazing at our Open House! This is something we just thought of doing, not something we had planned on doing all along. It's such a great offer we may regret this, but then again, how can we regret inspiring and transforming people's lives through healthy living? One word answer, WE CAN'T! On top of the Free Workouts, Free K Laser Treatments, Free Exams and $25 X-rays (which by the way, all the spots are taken), Free Food, Free Body Comp...

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What Olympians Use

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Olympians use the best, most accurate equipment to ensure their bodies are working at their optimal level. Why should you be any different? That's why we have the most accurate body composition analyzer out there! We want to determine your health, fitness, and rehab needs to the highest degree and the InBody520 Body Composition Analyzer (what Olympians use) allows us to do that! You can get your FREE Body Composition Analysis at our Open House on June 1 from 9am to 3pm. You can stop by ANYT...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Category: Function
Melanie Ruscher Melanie is a very dedicated patient who always makes her appointments and it has definitely improved her health. She just recently started our Ideal Protein Weight Loss and is doing amazing! Plus, her posture has shown great improvement since she has started the Corrective Spinal Rehab program! Melanie is always willing to do new exercises or traction if it means improving her health. Her health priority also extends to her son Brayden. Whenever Brayden ...

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See the Fitness Class (video)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
I've written about our Power Plate and TRX workouts before but I thought you should actually SEE what it looks like. There are hundreds of exercises you can do on the Power Plate and TRX and you'll see a few of them in the video. As you probably already know, at our Open House on June 1, we are conducting Free Power Plate and TRX Fitness Classes at 4 different times, with our Personal Trainer! The exercises you're about to see are not necessarily the ones you'll be doing at the Open House. I...

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Free Laser Treatments!

Monday, May 27, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
  The Class IV K Laser is state of the art pain relief technology! It's thousands of times more powerful than its predecessor the Class III laser, allowing it to penetrate far deeper, producing phenomenal results with fewer and faster treatments. While the Class III laser penetrated only a few millimeters, the Class IV Laser can penetrate over 4 inches deep into muscular skeletal tissue. And you can experience this amazing therapy for FREE at our Open House Party! Just stop by anyt...

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Free Treatments! Free Workouts! Free Food!

Friday, May 24, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
You are invited to the Total Health Open House Party... Total Health Chiropractic is the Premier Health, Fitness, and Rehab Facility in Lansing and Mid-Michigan You will experience WHY at the Open House Party on June 1st from 9a to 3p!   Watch the video to see the amazing FREE events and therapies (and food) you can take advantage of:   The combination of healthcare and fitness equipment, technologies, and therapies is unparalleled in the area. And yo...

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, May 20, 2013 | Category: Function
Joni Johnson Joni has been a star patient over the last 3+ months. She just completed her first Corrective Spinal Rehab plan! She got such great results that she's on the her second to completely correct her health for a lifetime! Plus, she's taking part in the Total Loser Challenge and our Power Plate Fitness Classes. The best thing about her is she is such a delight and positive person each and every visit, with a smile on her face and ready to do anything to get and be healthy! Darren&...

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FREE Fitness Class!

Monday, May 20, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Ever heard of a low-impact, accelerated fitness class, that builds muscle and bone density, improves circulation, and reduces cellulite?  Sounds like an oxy-moron doesn't it?  It's all possible here at Total Health Chiropractic with our Power Plates and TRX bands!  Try a FREE Fitness Class during our Open House on June 1st from 9am-3pm.  We have multiple classes offered so all you need to do is register for the time that works best for you (on our webpage), wear your wo...

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, May 13, 2013 | Category: Function
Drew Bengel Drew is a very busy high school student who is in all kinds of sports and extracurricular activities, but he still manages to get in for all his appointments. He and his parents have a full understanding of how important his health is and although Drew didn’t have many symptoms, they still got him on a plan right away and made sure he never missed appointments. Drew discovered that even things like cold hands and feet lead back to your spine which affects your overall health. D...

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The At Work Workout

Monday, May 6, 2013 | Category: Fitness
  There's no better way to get started off on a Monday than to get your body moving! Do the At Work Workout to get your blood pumping, endorphins flowing, and energy up so you can have a great week!   P.S. Show your co-workers too so they can be in a great mood just like you!   ===>   http://youtu.be/4G2P8mZGbT0

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, May 6, 2013 | Category: Function
Cecilia Saldana Cecilia has been a very dedicated patient with her Corrective Spinal Rehab program. Despite her busy schedule, Cecilia has rarely missed an appointment and is sure to make up for it when she does. She always calls to let us know when she can’t make it and reminds us when she needs to get in. She doesn’t skip out on any stretch, adjustment, or traction and her great attitude shows it. Her arm is no longer going numb and her leg is no longer cramping and she is always in a great m...

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The Blame Game

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | Category: Function
"I feel like crap...it stinks getting old." "My mom and dad had that so that's why I have it." "Every time the weather changes I get a cold (or my body and joints ache)." Many people like to blame circumstances they have no control over as to why they feel the way they do. The 3 biggest offenders are Age, Genetics, and the Weather. So let's tackle them one by one to dispel these myths. Age The one I hear the most people complain about is that they are getting inflicted with their ailments b...

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Enter a Photo to win a $100 Spa Gift Card!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Celebrate Mother's Day with Total Health Chiropractic! Enter a photo to win a $100 Spa Gift Card! Everyone has their favorite way of enjoying their mother or being a mother.  From spending time together playing in the back yard, to biking, site seeing, eating, wine tasting, laughing, dancing, or just snuggling up.  An essential part of health is finding peace and happiness in everyday!  Being a mom is a full time effort and we want you to know you're doing an awesome job!  ...

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Patients of the Week!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Category: Function
Bev Gross Bev decided to take her health to the next level over the last year. She has transformed her health and body using our Corrective Spinal Rehab program, Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, and the Power Plate Workouts. Bev has lost over 45 lbs in that time!!! She has also inspired her husband to join and make health his number one priority! Bevs success is contagious and she has been a GREAT patient. She rarely misses a treatment, and always has a positive a...

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Vote on our Name!

Friday, April 26, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Please Help!  We need help deciding on our kickball team name.  We've come up with 5 fantastic name ideas (they're pretty funny), but we need help deciding which one to choose.  Please vote for your favorite choice by Wednesday, May 1st. To vote you need to go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TotalHealthChiropracticLansing  and make your selection from the names listed.  Please and Thank You!!!

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How to Save Your Low Back

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Category: Fitness
One of the best exercises to learn how to do correctly to save your low back is the Deadlift. Many people think the deadlift will actually hurt their low back. But in the video below, I show you why that's not true at all! Plus, the Deadlift is an essential MOVEMENT that everyone needs to learn because you do it multiple times everyday and don't even know it. Watch viideo here ===>  http://tinyurl.com/brh3sru Have an awesome week! Doc  

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Patients of the Week!

Monday, April 22, 2013 | Category: Function
Ramon Fuentes Ramon has been a patient for about 4 months now. He has participated in everything we have to offer from Spinal Rehab to Ideal Protein. He rarely misses an appointment and has made his health his first priority! He has lost 36 Pounds and 37 Inches on Ideal Protein and no longer has issues like low back pain, anxiety, dizziness and acid reflux!  Ramon is like a walking billboard with all of his sucess at Total Health in Lansing and he always makes our day bright...

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Work Smarter...AND Harder!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Category: Fitness
Why do we use High Intensity Interval Training in our workouts? You can read why below but if you don't get that far... It's because working at a high intensity over shorter intervals compared to jogging, elliptical, treadmill, or any other cardio activity, you will burn more calories throughout the day!! Plus, using our Power Plates and TRX training system will help you build strength, flexibility, and endurance 10x faster than traditional training (I can show you the research if you'd like...

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Target Throws for Kids

Monday, April 15, 2013 | Category: Kids Play
Try this game with your kids. It's a great game to help kids develop hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and kinesthetic differentiation. http://youtu.be/sLx_z0ux9aE Give your Best!

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The Tax Day Workout

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | Category: Fitness
Build your ASSETS and protect your BOTTOMline! This is a great workout for a strong healthy backside. And it takes less than 18 minutes! Plus, a strong flexible hips help you move easier AND protect your low back! (AS LONG AS YOU DO THE EXERCISES CORRECTLY!!) Here's what you do: Perform each move for 40 seconds, then rest 20 seconds. If that's too difficult, and you're losing your perfect form, do 30 seconds and 30 seconds. Perform as many reps as possible in the 40 seconds (but of course u...

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The Ultimate Health Smoothie

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Category: Food
The best way to get a ton of vitamins, nutrients, fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories is in a SMOOTHIE! And here is THE Ultimate Health Smoothie! As you'll see I'm not too specific with some of the ingredients so feel free to add more or less. I highly recommend the Nutribullet blender. It's a single serving blender with a powerful motor so it blends everything very well, and clean up is much easier! Here it is: Big Handful of Organic Leafy Greens 1 Tbs Ground Flaxseed...

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The Monster Game (Kids Challenge)

Saturday, April 6, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
I was thinking of a way to get kids involved in the Total Health Weekend Challenge. As parents, we should all know how important it is for our kids to be active. Healthy activity can get lost among iPods, DS's, video games, homework, and computers. And if we allow that to happen, our and their health will continue to decline even faster than it probably already is. I want to provide a few simple games you can have in your back pocket so you can have healthy, fun time with your kids. The fi...

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All New Fitness Classes!

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Category: Fitness
As part of our Total Loser Challenge, we are offering All New Power Plate and TRX Fitness Classes! Here they are: Tabata Booty Blast High Intensity Interval Training Cardio Sculpt HardCore Metabolic Mayhem Body Blast Core and More Total Body Conditioning Beginners/Ideal Protein class You can click here to see when they are and sign up online! http://www.totalhealth-fitness.com/Events.aspx And you can see a video describing each workout. ...

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The World of Twitter

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
It's official, we've joined Twitter!  Today is our first day of Tweeting so please follow us for quick updates, info, and fun stuff!  Here's how to find us: twitter.com/TotalHealthCh Thanks, it's always fun to find new ways to communicate with the community and to change lives!

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The 300 Workout Challenge

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
Here's a special mid week edition of the Total Health Weekend Challenge. I love this workout so I wanted to share it with you. It's called the 300 Workout for a couple reasons. One, the actors in the movie 300 used this type of workout to get shredded. Two, you'll do 300 reps of 6 different exercises. Watch the video below to see how to do the Modified Version of the 300 Workout: http://youtu.be/w-Z1XLHreH8   Here it is: 25 Pullups 50 Dumbbell Deadlifts 50 Pushups 5...

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After Hours FUN!

Monday, March 25, 2013 | Category: Function
When we're not treating patients, what the heck are we doing at Total Health? To give you a glimpse of one amazingly important and FUN activity that we do as a TEAM, watch the video below. This is what we do on Thursday morning for 45 minutes before our TEAM meeting: http://youtu.be/ylE5pumcCl8

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After Hours FUN!

Monday, March 25, 2013 | Category: Function
What the heck do we do after hours at Total Health? To see the one important and FUN activity that we do as a TEAM, watch the video below. We do this for 45 minutes on Thursday mornings before our TEAM meeting. http://youtu.be/ylE5pumcCl8    

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Want a Better Soda Pop?

Sunday, March 24, 2013 | Category: Food
  Pop (or Soda if you prefer) is probably one of the worst things you can consume. The regular version has tons of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Many think diet soda is healthier...but it's actually worse for you! Yes, it cuts out the sugar, BUT it still has the high fructose corn syrup AND for your added (death) benefit it has ASPARTAME. Aspartame is a neuro toxin, and the only known chemical to cross the blood brain barrier which has been proven to cause seizures and Alzheimer...

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Oops...here's the correct link for the Bracket Genius contest

Monday, March 18, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Thanks to one of our great patients, I realized I needed to send you to different link to join our Total Health Bracket Genius Tournament. Here's what you do: 1. Click on this link: http://thchiro.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=13_cbspaste  2.  If you've already registered with CBSsports.com, enter your Email or ID and your Password.  If you're not already registered, click the "Register Now" link to create your CBSsports.com account. 3.  Our Group Name is Total He...

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Time to Make Your PICKS!

Sunday, March 17, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
The Total Health Bracket Genius contest has begun so it's time to make your picks! Here's what you do: 1. Click on this link: http://thchiro.mayhem.cbssports.com 2.  If you've already registered with CBSsports.com, enter your Email or ID and your Password.  If you're not already registered, click the "Register" button to create your CBSsports.com account. 3.  Click on the "Brackets" tab 4.  Click on the team you are picking to win each game. 5.  For a Tiebreaker, e...

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Push It Real Good!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
Pushups should be a staple of any fitness program. You may think it's a "chest" exercise, but it actually works your entire body!  Do the 1-Minute Pushup Weekend Challenge to see how well you push it (see the tables below). Watch the video to see how I and our TEAM did with this challenge: http://youtu.be/5CB9IUXnB7M According to the American College of Sports Medicine, there are two ways to score the push-up test. The first one is to count how many push-ups you are able to do w...

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Bracket Genius Contest

Monday, March 11, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
One of my favorite times of the year is almost here! It's time for March Madness! For the last 4 years we've had an in office March Madness Bracket contest. But this year we are opening it up to everyone and giving prizes throughout March Madness! K-laser, Power Plate workouts, Pillows, Vitamins, your favorite health magazines...these are all prizes you can win! After the teams are selected on Sunday, I will send out a link TO OUR FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS on Monday so you can make your picks...

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Double Weekend Challenge

Saturday, March 9, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
I missed last weekend so to make up for it we're gonna have a Double Weekend Challenge. I even got help from my girls to demonstrate the second part of this weekend's Total Health Weekend Challenge. Watch the video below:  http://youtu.be/fXXd8HZ-yo4 Have Fun and GIVE YOUR BEST! Doc

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Dollar Day Friday!

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Category: Function
What is Health? How does your spine and posture affect your health? These are just two of the questions we will be asking our patients tomorrow. We are not only testing you but we are testing ourselves. Our purpose is to educate our patients and community about health. If you don't know the answer to the questions, that's our fault, not yours. If and when you get a question right, you will earn a crisp one dollar bill! (I know it's not a lot but it's meant to be FUN!) What flows through your...

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The ERICA Challenge

Friday, February 22, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
  If you've been a patient in our office over the last 7 years, you know Erica. She is a beacon of sunshine and love everywhere she goes. In my lifetime, she has moved up to the top of my "Nicest People I've Ever Met" list. Unfortunately she has moved on to a new job but thankfully she still comes in for her treatment and rehab. One of the many special things about Erica is that she loves to give and get hugs. So in honor of her, we are having The Erica Challenge this weekend. Here's w...

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FREE Total Health "Flu Shot"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Category: Function
All next week we are having Free "Flu Shots" at our Lansing and Westphalia offices! These are not the typical flu shots you get at your medical doctor or pharmacy. We use no needles, no syringes, no toxic chemicals. You and your kids will actually DRINK a shot that has health and immune system building ingredients. We will mix our liquid Multivitamin/Multimineral with Vitamin D and you will follow that with a Zinc Lozenge chaser! All of these ingredients have been proven to prevent th...

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The TV Challenge

Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
I know what you're thinking..."I bet he's gonna tell me I can't watch TV this weekend!" If that's what you're thinking you'd be WRONG! You can watch all the TV you want. But if you do, there's a consequence. I don't like using the word consequence in this instance because I don't want you to think that I'm using exercise as punishment. I would never use exercise as punishment. Watch the video to find out what the TV Challenge is: http://youtu.be/U3QuGvdlL7Q Here's what you do: For every minute...

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30/30/30 TRX Challenge

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
TRX Suspension Training is an awesome way to get a complete workout. That's why we have them in our office! They are so versatile AND you can adapt them to your current fitness level. The 30/30/30 TRX Challenge utilizes three staples of TRX training. I know, I know...you may not have TRX straps. If you don't, I show modifications on the video. If you are near our Lansing office, you can come in and use our TRX straps for FREE!  And we'll even time you! Watch the video below to see what...

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All It Takes is 1

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
January is gone and maybe for some of you your motivation is weakening, especially on the eating front. We all know (at least I think we all do) that nutrition is a huge part of being healthy. Our country is loaded with processed food, and us as a society are all too willing to partake in these malnutritious, and even deadly, foods. Here in my home state of Michigan, our health is not good. Don't take my word for it, look at this: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/mi So this weeke...

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A New Way to Walk

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
Walking is basic fundamental activity. I wanted to make it not-so-basic. Make it a bit more difficult. Heck, you won't even be walking on your feet!! In this challenge, you'll use a great tool to build balance, flexibility, and strength. It's called a Stability Ball. You can get one in almost any store these days - Target, Walmart, any sporting goods store. If you don't have one, don't worry, in the video I tell you what you can use and do instead. To find out how to do the Stability Ball Walkou...

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The 1st Baby has Arrived!

Monday, January 21, 2013 | Category: Total Health Events
Please welcome Vivian Marie Spangler to our Total Health Family! Vivian was born on Sunday, January 20th at 2:48am weighing 7lbs 5oz, and was 20 inches long.  Katie and baby are doing both healthy and happy.  Congratulations Spangler Family!

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Feel Better INSTANTLY!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
Everyone wants to feel better...NOW! The best way to do it is not exercise. It's not eating nutritious food. It's not even getting adjusted! Think about the last time you did a good deed, you helped someone, or something, and didn't expect anything in return. How did you feel? Watch the video below to get the details of this Total Health Weekend Challenge:  http://www.totalhealth-fitness.com/Blog/tabid/2701/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1567/Feel-Better-INSTANTLY.aspx Share with every...

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Thighs of Steel

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
Who doesn't want strong, lean hips and thighs? If you don't, DO NOT do this exercise! You will realize that this is a thigh burner when you're done with this Total Health Weekend Challenge. It is the Single Leg Wall Sit Challenge. As the name implies, you will sit on a wall...using a single leg. Watch the video to see what I mean (and see a few modifications too):  ===> Click here for Thighs of Steel Here is what you do: Put your back against a flat wall with your feet away from the wa...

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Jumping Jack Weekend Challenge

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Category: Weekend Challenge
What was one exercise we always did in gym class. That's right...the Jumping Jack! It incorporates upper and lower body movement, coordination, endurance, muscle elasticity, and strength. So why don't we do them more often? (One place I love using them is as a warm up for all the reasons I listed.) So let's get to it!!! Watch the video below and learn how to complete the Jumping Jack Challenge: http://youtu.be/UwVvAoJQ-Ac Do this: Do as many jumping jacks as possible in 1 minute. For it to c...

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The BEST Motivation for 2013

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Category: Weekend Challenge
2013 is almost here so that means New Year's Resolutions. One of the top resolutions every year is to lose weight, exercise...well, actually anything to do with health. But you probably already know what happens a few months into the new year. (Heck, it probably happens after a few weeks for most people.) And maybe it's happened to you in the past. If you want to stick to your resolutions this year, we are here to help! The best way to stay motivated is to set goals. I know, I know...you'...

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Saving $ in 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012 | Category: Focus
Many of us set resolutions or goals for the new year.  Our family goal this year is to cut out the unnecessary items and pay off some debt.  Here are some tips we found to help you save $.   finance.yahoo.com/news/ways-you-re-wasting-money-182336285.html

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Onions fight the flu?

Friday, December 14, 2012 | Category: Food
I received this email from one of our team members and thought I would pass it along, very interesting!  I just may try it! In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu... Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was di...

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Holiday Office Hours

Monday, November 19, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We'll be closed on Thursday in both offices due to Thanksgiving.  We'll have special hours on Friday.  The Lansing Office hours are 9am - 12pm.  The Westphalia Office Hours are 10am - 11am.   We hope you have a safe and Happy Holiday! 

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K-Laser Special TODAY ONLY!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Category: Fitness
Experience State-of-the-Art Pain Relief Technology! You've been waiting patiently the last few days for this amazing offer! This is a special we won't be running again for a loooong time and you'll see why. Normally a K-Laser treatment is $40. (And that's even well worth it because of what the K-Laser does to heal damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even bone!) But with today's special, you'll get it for HALF that!! Today only, when you buy 5 K-Laser treatments....you will also get 5 F...

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What is K-Laser you ask?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Category: Fitness
We have the only Class 4 Laser in Lansing that can alleviate all of these symptoms because it's...   Thousands of times more powerful…     The FDA cleared, next generation, Class IV laser, called "K-Laser™" is literally thousands of times more powerful than its predecessor the Class III laser, allowing it to penetrate far deeper, producing phenomenal results with fewer and faster treatments. While the Class III laser penetrated only a few millimeters, the Class IV Laser can p...

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Online K-Laser Promo on Wednesday!

Monday, November 5, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We just wanted to give you a heads up that we are having a 1 day only online promo for our K-Laser. If you haven't already, please like us on Facebook to get the promotion. We will also send the promo via email incase you don't have a Facebook account.  www.facebook.com/TotalHealthChiropracticLansing It will be worth your while, it's a heck of a deal for this amazing laser treatment!

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Halloween Extravaganza - Wednesday is almost here!

Monday, October 29, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We are in the full swing of the Halloween spirit here at Total Health Chiropractic.  On Tuesday night our entire staff will be coming in after hours to transform our office into our top secret Halloween theme!  Come in Wednesday any time during our regular office hours to soak in this fun day with us, have a snack, and have some stress relief.  No worries, no Tsunami will stop us here!  We'll see you on Wednesday!

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Top 10 Halloween Costumes of 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012 | Category: Kids Play
We're really serious about Halloween if you can't tell.  It's just so much fun and we work hard, so it's good to have fun too!  Here are the top 10 Halloween Costumes of 2012.  There are a few different categories. See how many you see this year during Trick or Treat times!    www.halloweenexpress.com/top-10-costumes.php

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1 Week Away!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We've had a great response from our patients since they've heard we're hosting our Halloween Party again!  Anyone who has seen what we've done in the past knows how fun this day and how our entire office is transformed.  We hope to see you all here next Wednesday during our regular office hours of 7:30-11:30am & 3-6pm! P.S.  It is top secret, sorry, you'll just have to come in and sea how nutty we are!

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It's Halloween Time Again!

Friday, October 19, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We took a year off from doing our usual Halloween extravaganza so we could plan something very special for this year.  As usual, our theme is top secret!  Here are some pictures from past Halloweens that give you an idea of how much fun this day is for us.  There will be more hints and updates in the coming weeks.   We'll sea you on Halloween!!

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What's the Most Popular Car in your State?

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Category: Fitness
We are in the middle of car country, what do you think the most popular car in your state is? editorial.autos.msn.com/slideshow.aspx

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Lose 3-7lbs of FAT per week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Category: Food
Every Tuesday is our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method workshop...YOUR LAST DIET! We have a patient who went from a size 14 to a size 4 in less than 2 months! This program is vastly different from other weight loss methods. Why???? With most weight loss programs, you will lose fat AND muscle. With Ideal Protein, you will ONLY LOSE FAT! If you want to learn how to lose weight, Keep it off for the rest of your life, Why other programs have failed you, And why Ideal Protein will help y...

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Milk - Busted!

Monday, September 3, 2012 | Category: Food
Always thought you had to drink milk to get strong bones?  I sure did!  There are MANY other options out there that our body is designed to digest.  www.naturalnews.com/036932_milk_myths_strong_bones.html

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Chiropractic improves Arthritis!

Friday, August 31, 2012 | Category: Function
And you thought once you had it, nothing could help your arthritis.   Wrong! www.naturalnews.com/036823_chiropractic_care_rheumatoid_arthritis_improvement.html

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Stay away from Teflon

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Category: Function
It's not just in pots and pans!  Read more!!! www.naturalnews.com/036887_teflon_pfoa_non-stick_cookware.html#ixzz24cwumu7k

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cause of chronic disease

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Category: Food
  “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~ Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Benefits of Massage

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Category: Focus
After reading this you're going to want to schedule a massage with Mandy!  We offer massage therapy hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Please call us at 517-321-8568 to schedule yours! The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectan...

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Weigh In Hours Changing!

Monday, August 27, 2012 | Category: Food
Starting next week weigh-in times for Ideal Protein patients have changed. Mondays & Wednesdays you can weigh in during our morning hours 7:30am-11:30am.  Fridays have stayed the same: 7:30am-11:30am & 3:00pm - 6:00pm.  As usual our Ideal Protein Workshops are Tuesdays at 5:15pm.  Please tell your friends, help them lose 3-7lbs per week!

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Avacados - the Anti-Aging Superfood

Monday, August 27, 2012 | Category: Food
Guacamole, sliced avacado on a sandwich, avacado sauce?  Yes, please!  Not only do avacados taste delicious, they are GREAT for you!    www.naturalnews.com/035763_avocado_superfood_anti-aging.html

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Help Children with Disabilities

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Help Children with Disabilities
The Miracle League of Mid-Michigan is dedicated to helping children with physical and cognitive challenges develop their full potential by providing them the opportunity to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league. The benefits of participating in The Miracle League extend beyond the field and impact everyone involved. Doesn't this sound like an organization you'd like to support? And you can by participating in the Total Health Fitness Challenge! All of the proceeds from the r...

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Burn Cellulite? Build Bone Density?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Category: Fitness
 Power Plate Acceleration Training Force = Mass x Acceleration Sir Isaac Newton would have loved Power Plate® machines. His second law explains how Acceleration Training works. We create force by accelerating your body (aka mass). So instead of adding weights, we simply move you to create forces up to an equivalent of six G's.   Frequency Frequency is defined as how many times the plate surface moves per second. The optimal range for whole body vibration is between 25-50hz. What i...

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Summer Super Foods

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Category: Food
Buying fruits and vegetables that are in season give you many more  nutrients (and savings) than buying them at other times of the year.  Here are a few that are considered Super Foods and are in season right now!  www.naturalnews.com/028923_superfoods_nutrition.html

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Get an AWESOME shirt!

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
I'm ordering our Total Health Fitness Challenge shirts tomorrow! One of the perks of running in the challenge is you will get one! These are sweet moisture wicking, top-of-the-line tech t-shirts. And, most races don't give separate male and female cut shirts... Most of the time, the ladies get a men's shirt. But not when you run our race! Women will receive a women's cut t-shirt, and men will get a men's! (Yet another perk) So if you haven't registered yet, Register TODAY to ensure you ha...

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Great Job Michigan!

Friday, August 3, 2012 | Category: Food
Great job, Michigan!  We went from being the 10th fattest state in the nation just two years ago to the 6th! (Please sense my sarcasm) In total, more than 2/3's of Michigan residents are an unhealthy weight.  - In 2008, obesity-related health problems cost the state (and by extension, taxpayers) $3.1 billion -If current trends continue, by 2018 we will have to spend approximately $12.5 billion -Combined, lack of physical activity and poor nutrition is the 2n...

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The Power of Touch

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Category: Focus
The power of touch YOU HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL ME There is a story to this: There was twins born – a girl and boy. The girl was very weak and dying. Both twins were separated and lying in two different incubators, however one day a nurse broke the protocol and put the twins together. The moment the brother was laid by his sister’s side, he hugged her and within hours her heart beat stabilized and her health improved. Eventually she was strong enough to live again.  

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Sunscreens- Myths & Facts

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Category: Function
Are you always wondering what sunscreen is best?  How high of an spf should you wear? What brands are good.  This article will help you answer those questions and it may even enlighten you a bit.    www.naturalnews.com/032815_sunscreen_chemicals.html

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We have the newest technology in Body Composition Analysis!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Category: Food
World-Class Body Composition Analyzer     Total Body Composition Analysis   At Total Health Chiropractic, your overall health and wellbeing is our number one priority. Achieving optimal health and wellbeing begins with the most comprehensive assessment of your current state of health. We spare no expense when it comes to the technologies employed to provide the most accurate analysis of your health, enabling us to provide the most accurate diagnosis and best course of action ...

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Every Wonder what an Olympian Eats?

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Category: Food
The summer Olympics are coming up and it made me start looking into who has qualified this year, their training regimines, and then I stumbled across this article... news.yahoo.com/diet-champions-olympian-eats-091203727.html I cannot imagine consuming that much food in one day, but then again, I'm not training for the Olympics 3x's a day! 

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Ready for a Beach Body?

Friday, July 27, 2012 | Category: Food
Every Tuesday is our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method workshop...YOUR LAST DIET! We have a patient who went from a size 14 to a size 4 in less than 2 months! This program is vastly different from other weight loss methods. Why???? With most weight loss programs, you will lose fat AND muscle. With Ideal Protein, you will ONLY LOSE FAT! If you want to learn how to lose weight, Keep it off for the rest of your life, Why other programs have failed you, And why Ideal Protein will help y...

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Brand New Obstacles!

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Less than a month until the Total Health Fitness Challenge! If you want to see the amazing new obstacles and course... =====> Click Here! And if you haven't registered yet, you can do that too! Doc P.S. Most of you have heard of the Warrior Dash, and can see that our challenge is very similar.  BUT, the racers who ran our race and the Warrior Dash last year said the Total Health Fitness Challenge was more fun and challenging! P.P.S. Rest assured we do not have huge amounts of mud, ...

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Local Olympic Hopeful

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Opening ceremonies for the Olympics are on Friday.  As many know, we have a Lansing area local that is favored to win the Gold!  Here's a little information about Jordyn Wieber.  We've got Wieber fever, do you?   www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=jordyn-wieber/index.html

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Stiff joints? Knee pain? Swelling?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Category: Fitness
We have the only Class 4 Laser in Lansing that can alleviate all of these symptoms because it's...   Thousands of times more powerful…     The FDA cleared, next generation, Class IV laser, called "K-Laser™" is literally thousands of times more powerful than its predecessor the Class III laser, allowing it to penetrate far deeper, producing phenomenal results with fewer and faster treatments. While the Class III laser penetrated only a few millimeters, the Class IV Laser can p...

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Tomorrow's Special

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Don't forget to check your email or check our post on Facebook tomorrow.  We'll reveal the HUGE deal on massages that we're giving away, tomorrow ONLY!   Talk to you then!

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One Day Special!

Monday, July 16, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We are going to be running a GIGANTIC one day specials for massages on Wednesday!  You must either "LIKE" us on Facebook or sign up for our e-newsletter (Sign up on our webpage www.totalhealth-fitness.com in the above right hand section titled "Total Health Insider") to receive the Amazing Specials on Wednesday! Tell your friends, family, share it on Facebook!  We want to spoil you with this HUGE deal!    Remember this is ONE DAY ONLY and Wednesday is the da...

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Top 10 Summer Jewelry Trends

Friday, July 13, 2012 | Category: Personal Development
I always feel better if I look better.  Hey, positive energy is positive energy, regardless of how it gets there.     Here's the hottest summer jewelry trends.  Dress for success and my guess is that it will follow shortly!   glo.msn.com/beauty/10-summer-jewelry-trends-8399.gallery

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What does Massage do?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Category: Focus
After reading this you're going to want to schedule a massage with Mandy!  We offer massage therapy hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Please call us at 517-321-8568 to schedule yours! The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectan...

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Are you ready for the Challenge?

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Just another month and it will be Fitness Challenge time!  If you haven't already signed up, go to www.totalhealthfitnesschallenge.com/  and sign up for this unique race/obstacle course. There is nothing like it around!  

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Find Fireworks in your Area

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Category: Kids Play
Are you wondering where to see some fireworks this 4th of July?  I stumbled across this website where you can search by county or city.  Pretty cool, huh?  Have a happy holiday! michiganfireworks.com/

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FREEDOM!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Category: Personal Development
My brother's favorite movie is Braveheart.  He especially likes the part where they are about to go into battle and Mel Gibson yells "Freedom!"  In his words, "It gets me pumped up".  In my words, "It's inspirational."   Either way, freedom is something we, as Americans, are blessed with and should be thankful for each and every day.  So my questions to you are these:  What Freedoms are you especially thankful for?  What Freedoms do you think ar...

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Holiday Office Hours

Friday, June 29, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Our office hours next week have changed just a bit because of the holiday in the middle of the week.  Our Lansing Office will be closed on Wednesday, the 4th.  Our Westphalia Office will be closed on Thursday, the 5th.  If you are on a Spinal Regenerative Program make sure to schedule an appointment on Tuesday to get all 3 sessions in this week.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

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USA vehicles on top again

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Category: Focus
I ran across this article that was refreshing to see.  Since we live in the midst of GM country and we are not far from the other Big 2 (Ford and Chrysler),  this info about American cars may be uplifting for many of you.  autos.aol.com/gallery/2012-top-ten-american-cars/ Maybe you're looking to purchase something new soon. This might help you decide.

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Smackdown: Detroit vs. Philly

Monday, June 25, 2012 | Category: Focus
No, I'm not talking about WWE Smackdown.  Although that is a guilty pleasure of mine, but this recent survey comparing Detroit to Philadelphia.  There are so many negatives that are always associated with Detroit, but this article focuses on the positives Detroit has to offer.  Our office prides ourselves on our positive energy.  Take a read and maybe you'll find something new to try in Detroit next time you're there.    www.cnn.com/2012/06/22/travel/smackdow...

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Don't Forget about our Weight Loss Workshop at American Home Fitnes

Friday, June 22, 2012 | Category: Food
Interested in learning how you can lose 3-7lbs of FAT per week?  Well, Katie has your answers in her Ideal Protein Weight Loss Workshop which is held every Tuesday at 5:15pm in our Lansing office.  On June 27th though, she is taking her information outside of our office to American Home Fitness in Okemos @ 6:45pm Maybe this location is closer for you, maybe a Wednesday works better for you, I don't really know, but you need to learn more!  Either register with us (517-321-8568)...

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Top Workout Songs

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
I know I have my favorite workout songs (pretty much anything from the Rocky IV soundtrack is awesome in my book). I'm sure you have your favorite too. Music definitely helps us to dig a little deeper to keep going and finish what we start. You may know that we have Power Plate and TRX workouts in our office conducted by our Fitness Coach, Adam. (Click here to find out the workout times) We'd like your help in compiling a playlist of motivating workout songs. Here's a link to http://www.th...

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Ideal Protein Workshop Travels to American Home Fitness in Okemos

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Category: Food
Interested in learning how you can lose 3-7lbs of FAT per week?  Well, Katie has your answers in her Ideal Protein Weight Loss Workshop which is held every Tuesday at 5:15pm in our Lansing office.  On June 27th though, she is taking her information outside of our office to American Home Fitness in Okemos @ 6:45pm Maybe this location is closer for you, maybe a Wednesday works better for you, I don't really know, but you need to learn more!  Either register with us (517-321-8568)...

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Expanded Massage Hours

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We've expanded our Massage Therapy hours to include Tuesdays!  Mandy will has opened up her schedule from 12-5p for massages.  For those of you who would like a massage and then an adjustment, Tuesdays are your day!   Please call today to schedule with Mandy!  517-321-8568

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Congratulations Graduates!

Friday, June 15, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We would like to congratulate our graduates!            (From L to R) Jake - Graduated from MSU with a degree in Pre-Med.  He plans on becoming a D.O. and working closely with the Chiropractic profession so his patients get the best care possible.  Erica - Graduated from MSU with a degree in Spanish.  Erica is currently looking into moving somewhere that is warm year-round and that also has a strong Hispanic culture.  ...

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How fit are YOU?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
In only 2 months you'll be able to answer that question at our 2nd Total Health Fitness Challenge! Last year's was amazing but this year will be even better! We were on the course this week planning it all out.... The route the challengers will run, Where the obstacles will be, And, what the NEW obstacles will be! If you ran in it last year, this will be even more FUN! If you didn't, you can experience why our race is different. To learn even more, click below: =====> http://www.tota...

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Food for Thought

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Category: Personal Development
    "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin     Take your life into your hands, Take your HEALTH into your hands and do something about it! 

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Looking for Something Fun to do with Dad?

Monday, June 11, 2012 | Category: Kids Play
I'm always trying to do something that's fun for everyone.  Do you have ideas of what to do for your Dad on Father's Day?  Here is a website that is very helpful and there are ideas for all ages!  www.smithfield.com/articles/article/fun-things-to-do-with-dad-on-fathers-day Whatever you do, make sure you let your loved one know how much they are appreciated!

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Give a gift for to your Father... ON US!

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Category: Fitness
Are you looking for something to give your Dad or a loved one for Father's Day, but just aren't sure what?  How about you let us take care of that for you? We are giving out 40 gift certificates for a free Power Plate Workout Session! All you have to do is ask us and we will make sure you leave with one!  We only have 40, so please hurry! 

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Westphalia is OPEN!

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Category: Function
We are so sorry for the inconvenience we may have caused for all of our Westphalia patients over the last week, especially those on a Corrective Spinal Rehab program. Once you see the improvements we have made to the office, hopefully you'll understand why we were closed. Just like in our Lansing office, we've added the BEST health, rehab, and fitness equipment and therapies in the WORLD! Power Plate Acceleration Technology...Spinal Decompression....more CBP Spinal Rehab ....K-Laser!...

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Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Every once in awhile we take a day off... this coming Monday (Memorial Day) we will be closed.  That means if you are on a Spinal Regenerative Program you will need to come in Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday into the Lansing Office to stay on track.  You don't want to lose any progress you've made so far!  Everyone have a safe and wonderful weekend!

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Website revamped!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
We've revamped pretty much everything in our office, so now it was time to revamp our website! Visit our website (www.totalhealth-fitness.com) and you can now watch videos about our Power Plates!  You can learn how to lose 3-7lbs a week with our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program!   Ever have chronic knee, shoulder, or ankle pain?  Our K-laser will help and you can learn more about that! Our new look is much easier to navigate and is really fun to look at so please, visit ou...

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Lunch Hours!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
You spoke and we listened!  We are now open on Tuesdays from 12pm-5pm to accomodate patients who want to come in during their lunch hours.   We're happy that we can now accomodate the needs of our patients! Our Regular Adjusting Hours are as follows: Monday/Wednesday/Friday ~7:30am-11:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm                            ...

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Fitness Class times????

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | Category: Fitness
We need your help!!!!! We want to make sure you are getting the best care and services. We want you to benefit from the cutting edge health and fitness building technology we now have in our office. But to do that, especially with our fitness classes, we want to know the times which would work best for you! Our classes use Power Plate Acceleration technology and TRX Suspension training to drastically reduce the time needed for a full strength and cardio workout. A full workout session is le...

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Weight Loss Workshop tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | Category: Food
Tomorrow (Thursday April 19th) is our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method workshop...YOUR LAST DIET! This program is vastly different from other weight loss methods. Why???? With most weight loss programs, you will lose fat AND muscle. With Ideal Protein, you will ONLY LOSE FAT! If you want to learn how to lose weight, Keep it off for the rest of your life, Why other programs have failed you, And why Ideal Protein will help you create and live the life that you want... Call us at 517-...

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Get FREE stuff tomorrow!

Friday, April 13, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Our Open House is fast approaching... It's tomorrow from 9am to 4pm. We're going to have FREE food and drinks! FREE Power Plate and TRX Training sessions (Certified Personal Trainers included)! FREE Weight Loss Coaching! FREE World Class Body Composition Analysis (you know, the ones Olympians use)! FREE Pain Relief K-Laser Treatments (although these times are booked up, if you come in we will give you a voucher for a FREE treatment)! Plus, if you're a patient and you bring a guest, you an...

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Fitness Classes start next week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
One of the big additions to our clinic is Power Plate and TRX fitness classes. Each class is only 30 minutes, BUT because of the program design and use of the Power Plates, that 30 minutes is equal to over an hour of traditional workouts! If you want to try before you buy, you can do that at our Open House! It is this Saturday from 9am to 4pm. You can sign up for a Power Plate/TRX Training session (and all of the other FREE trials while you're at it.) ====> Register Here!!...

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New Office Preview...

Sunday, April 8, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Our office is 95% completed! We're still waiting on a couple new pieces of equipment... But we are definitely ready to open the doors tomorrow! It looks absolutely amazing! You'll see some pictures below but there are only a couple because you have to see it for yourself. Remember we have our Open House this Saturday April 14 from 9am to 4pm. You can register here to try our new equipment and services for FREE! After seeing the office, you'll see why we are the premier heal...

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Your LAST Diet (video)

Monday, April 2, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Oh no!!! I said a dirty four letter word....DIET! Not ANOTHER diet!!! You've heard it all before, but probably not this one. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed 4 phase protocol that results in rapid weight loss, BUT... It spares your muscle mass (which is unlike other diets). Plus, it is also a doctor supervised program. You can only get this program from approved healthcare professionals. As usual, the video below explains in perfectly: =====> htt...

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Extreme Office Makeover, Part 2

Friday, March 30, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
I took this video after 16 hours! You'll see it's opened up quite a bit with the inside walls down! See for yourself.... http://youtu.be/OtM3EhF1FKQ The floor installation starts tomorrow too! Have a great weekend! Dr. Ryan

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Extreme Office Makeover, Part 1

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Here's what you've been waiting for... If you've never seen our office, or want to take a stroll down memory lane, watch this first video (sorry in advance for the poor camera work): ====> http://youtu.be/yaz7Cm8_qo0 To see what we accomplished after only 6 hours on Saturday, watch this amazing video: ====> http://youtu.be/M27McX0kw-Q Wait until you see what the office looked like after 16 hours of work! Dr. Ryan

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One more week to register for Purification Program Workshop!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Category: Food
Just a reminder that our Westphalia location will be hosting the next Purification Workshop next Wednesday, the 4th!  Please call to register! Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Wednesday, April 4th @ 7:15pm in our Westphalia Office To regi...

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State of the Art Pain Relief Technology

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Category: Function
This will be the last post before we close our Lansing office for 2 weeks!! If you can't make it in before we close, make an appointment at our Westphalia office to keep your health on track. ========>  Click here for extended Westphalia office hours.... In case you haven't heard, we are renovating the office, adding the latest equipment and technology in health, fitness, rehab, and weight loss. The K-Laser is on that list! And if it's on our "mist have" list, it must...

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Patient of the Week!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Our Patient of the Week is Andrea M! Andrea came to us with terrible TMJ.  She had tried everything, physical therapy, pain meds, every contraption under the sun to help alleviate her pain.  After her first adjustment, she slept through the night with no pain!  Since then she has started a Spinal Regenerative Program, stating that this is the "Year for Andrea".  She is making this the year to take her health into her own hands and boy, has she been serious about it! She has...

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Purification & Weight Loss Workshop is coming to Westphalia!

Monday, March 19, 2012 | Category: Food
Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Wednesday, April 4th @ 7:15pm in our Westphalia Office To register please call or 989.587.2225 Get ready for 2012 NOW!

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Accelerate Your Fitness (video)!!

Monday, March 19, 2012 | Category: Function
It's almost time for the demolition! Just a reminder...we are open in Lansing this week. But, because of our renovation, our Lansing office will be closed from March 24th through April 8th. We will have extended hours in our Westphalia office for those 2 weeks. Click here for those hours. If you want to get treated in Lansing before we close on Friday, please call 517-321-8568 to make an appointment. The piece of equipment and technology that we are getting in the office AND has our ...

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Patient of the Week

Friday, March 16, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Please Congratulate Betty M. for being voted as our Patient of the Week!  We voted for Betty because she is a true testiment for Chiropractic!  When she first came in she was very uncomfortable with aches and pains and felt like she was just going to be miserable for the rest of her life.  Since starting her Spinal Regenerative Program she has never felt better!  She is making tremendous strides in her health and has improved her range of motion dramatically.  It wasn'...

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Our office is CLOSING!

Friday, March 16, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
I thought that might get your attention. Let me clarify...we are closing, but not for good. We are renovating our Lansing office from March 24th through April 8th in order to add the latest equipment and technology in health, rehab, and fitness! Total Health Chiropractic will be the ONLY chiropractic center in Mid-Michigan with this new state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including: Massage Tables, Power Plates, Spinal Decompression Tables, K-Lasers, TRX Suspension Training Equipm...

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Patients of the Week

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
This week we have a rare treat for you.  Not only do we have our usual "Patient of the Week", but we have 4!  We would like to congratulate the Anuzis brothers as being voted as our Patients of the Week.  All three brothers have gone through a Spinal Regenerative Program and have made significant strides in their health! They also bring a bit of brotherly competitiveness to their rehab sessions.  We are all for being competitive!  They also come in with a great attitu...

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One more week until Weight Loss Workshop!

Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Category: Food
There is one more week for you to call and register for the Purification/Weight Loss Workshop.  The results have been amazing!  Learn how you can lose weight and purify your body of toxins!  Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, March 8th ...

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Oh Ryan Gossling!

Monday, February 27, 2012 | Category: Personal Development
If Ryan Gossling likes girls who take care of their spines, what are you waiting for?!?

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Last Minute Reminder for Children's Expo

Friday, February 24, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
This is my last reminder for you, so don't say that you never heard about it!  Our Children's Health and Wellness Expo is the perfect place for families, moms to be, and grandparents to go on Saturday, February 25th.  The Expo is at the Lansing Center from 10am-3pm and it is FREE! Not only are there multiple kinds of health screenings, but there is digital fingerprinting, Autism information, 2 Bounce houses, an obstacle course and much more!  You've got to come check it out...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events

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Don't Forget about the Children's Expo

Saturday, February 18, 2012 | Category: Kids Play
Seriously, our Children's Health and Wellness Expo is the perfect place for families, moms to be, and grandparents to go on Saturday, February 25th.  The Expo is at the Lansing Center from 10am-3pm and it is FREE! Not only are there multiple kinds of health screenings, but there is digital fingerprinting, Autism information, 2 Bounce houses, an obstacle course and much more!  You've got to come check it out and let your friends and family know about it!

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Patient(s) of the Week!

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
This week we have 2 Patients of the Week!  We have so many amazing candidates that we couldn't choose just one! Brittne T. has been named as one of our patients of the week!  We chose Brittne because she has such a good attitude when she's here.  She's probably the busiest patient we have, running two full-time businesses, but she ALWAYS makes her appointments! Congratulations to Brittne for being so dedicated on making your Health a priority!   Our 2nd Patient of the We...

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Children's Expo!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Category: Kids Play
Don't forget about our 5th Annual Children's Expo on Saturday, February 25th, from 10am-3pm!  This year we've teamed up with the Lansing State Journal and have AMAZING things in store for this event! From 12-1pm, Big Lug, the Lansing Lugnuts Mascot will be visiting to take pictures with the kids.  We will have a bounce house, and obstacle course, science experiments, health screenings and much more going on all day!  The Children's Health & Wellness Expo is being held at th...

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Purification & Weight Loss Workshop

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Category: Food
Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, March 8th@ 6:15pm in our Lansing Office To register please call or 517.321.8568 or register below. Get ready for 2012 NOW!

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Congratulations to Michael M. for being voted on as our Patient of the Week! Mike has been a patient of ours since 2010.  He noticed the changes our office has been making and started asking questions.  So we invited him to our Regaining Your Youth & Vitality Workshop to learn more.  He was excited to now know that there was a solution to his daily pain and illnesses and quickly jumped on the chance to correct his posture! Mike is doing a great job at making sure he is ...

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Problems Sleeping?

Monday, January 23, 2012 | Category: Function
In addition to using one of our Water Pillows (which were ranked as "Best Overall Pillow" by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Quality of Sleep Study), these tips are fantastic in helping you get a good night of sleep... lifestyle.msn.com/your-life/make-every-day-great/article.aspx

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Don't forget the Weight Loss Workshop!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Category: Food
Just a friendly reminder that our Weight Loss Program is NEXT Thursday!  Please call to register ahead of time! Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, January 26th @ 6:15pm in our Lansing Office To register please call or 517.321.8568. Get ready for Jan...

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Wycoff Wellness Center Open House

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events
Come in and visit us and many other health professionals at the Annual Wycoff Wellness Center Open House! The Open House is Saturday, January 21st from 9-4 at the Wycoff Wellness Center (1226 Michigan Ave.  East Lansing, MI 48823 We will be doing Posture Screenings and Analysis for everyone! We may just have some freebies at our table too! Come in and see our New Approach to Healthy Living!

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Look at this deal!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Category: Fitness
We love Groupon around here and we found an awesome deal for you!  If you do this bootcamp along with our Purification Program you will shed the pounds in no time! www.groupon.com/ch/grouponicus/deals/dc-nyr-fit-body-boot-camp

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Patient of the Week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events

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Top 6 Excuses for Clutter

Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Category: Focus
Are you a pack-rat?  Do you want to simplify things, but just can't?  Maybe you use these excuses... www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/top-causes-clutter-10000001722061/index.html

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Another Purification & Weight Loss Workshop!

Thursday, January 12, 2012 | Category: Food
Because our Weight Loss Workshop was full and we had to turn away attendees we have opened up another workshop!  Don't miss out! Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, January 26th @ 6:15pm in our Lansing Office To register please call or 517.321.85...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Category: Total Health Events

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Are you already fighting cancer?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Category: Function
Many fruits and vegetables help to fight aging of the brain and fight cancer.  Read this article for more information! www.naturalnews.com/034545_fisetin_fruits_cancer.html

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Reminder to Register for the Purification & Weight Loss Workshop!

Sunday, January 1, 2012 | Category: Function
Here is just a friendly reminder to register for our Purification & Weight Loss Workshop on Thursday! Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, January 5th @ 6:15pm in our Lansing Office To register please call or 517.321.8568 or register below. Get ready f...

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Looking for Something Special to do on New Years Eve?

Thursday, December 29, 2011 | Category: Focus
Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be much going on for New Year's Eve.  So we took a little initiative and found some fun things to do in the Lansing area for you!  If you don't already have plans, some of these may sound appealing so make your reservations fast! www.lansing.org/explore-greater-lansing/capital-city-packages/holiday-specials/

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Patient of the Week!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events

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Purification & Weight Loss Program!

Monday, December 26, 2011 | Category: Food
Join us for the "21 Day Purification Program" This 21 day commitment will give you increased energy, along with increasing your daily productivity.  The Average weight loss is 10-15 lbs! Learn about the Purification & Weight Loss Program at our Workshop on Thursday, January 5th @ 6:15pm in our Lansing Office To register please call or 517.321.8568 Get ready for January 2012 NOW!

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After Christmas Savings!

Friday, December 23, 2011 | Category: Personal Development
Who doesn't like a good deal?  This video gives you the insider's tips on getting a good deal AFTER the holidays! www.dailyfinance.com/2011/12/20/savings-experiment-post-holiday-sales/

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Last MInute Gift Ideas

Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Category: Focus
So we all tend to procrastinate.  I have a brother that doesn't do an ounce of Christmas Shopping until Christmas Eve.  Now THAT is procrastination!  If you need some last minute gift ideas, here is a list from www.lastminute-giftideas.com/  that might help.  If you decided to check out the website there is actually a drop down menu that you can chose what kind of gift you need (white elephant , parent, teacher, etc) for some great suggestions.  Lotte...

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Patient of the Week!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events

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Top Gifts for HER!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Category: Personal Development
If you're anything like most men you need some hints on gifts for that special woman in your life.  We ran across this list from the website www.gifts.com  and thought it might be helpful for some of you last-minute shoppers! There are even come promotions running right now!  Happy Shopping!   Our Favorite Gifts for Her   From Super Moms to Super Models,...

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Gall Bladder Problems?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Category: Function
A lot of our patients have had their Gall Bladder removed.  Most Americans think that once you reach a certain age, the Gall Bladder quits working and that's normal.  That is NOT normal!  Please watch this video to learn how you avoid having gall bladder surgery! www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp

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Another Draw-Back to Antibiotics

Saturday, December 17, 2011 | Category: Function
We are not big fans of antibiotics here at Total Health.  We believe that antibiotics inhibit your bodies ability to create a natural immunity to illness and sicknesses.  We all can agree that antibiotics are given out fairly easily if you see your medical doctor.  They are considered a "quick fix", but do not actually fix anything!  You are 6 times more likely to get a recurring infection when you take an antibiotic for it.  (this is information from the CDC!)  So...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
Congratulations to Jamie T. for being our Patient of the Week!  We chose Jamie because she has been a patient of ours since 2010 and she saw the exciting new things we are doing with our Spinal Regenerative Program and took the initiative to ask about it. Jamie has almost completed her first phase of care and has already had amazing results! We appreciate Jamie always making her appointments and enthusiastically ringing the Total Health Bell when she is done with her rehab.  We're s...

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Great Benefits from Green Tea!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Category: Food
Did you know Green Tea helps prevent some cancers?  Did you know that it lowers the risk of cognitive decline and dementia?  We've heard from some of our patients that they know this already.  BUT, did you know that drinking green tea can help lower your overall cholesterol and artery-clogging LDL cholesterol?  Instead of drinking a soda pop, why don't you reach for some green tea and add some healthy years to your life!  For more information please read this article! ...

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Yet more information regarding Vitamin D!

Monday, December 12, 2011 | Category: Food
Yes, we're on a mission to get the point across about how important Vitamin D is!  We found yet another interesting article about how lack of Vitamin D and the harmful effects it can have on the body, but this time the article is about CHILDREN!  Please read the article to learn more! www.naturalnews.com/034332_type-2_diabetes_obesity_vitamin_D.html#ixzz1flcPgPsa

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More information regarding the flu vaccine

Friday, December 9, 2011 | Category: Function
We always want to educate our patients so they make informed decisions about their health.  Here is another article about the harmful effects of the flu vaccine.  www.naturalnews.com/034334_Institute_of_Medicine_vaccination_dangers.html As we have mentioned before, taking a daily dose of Vitamin D can help you ward off the common viruses that are floating out there.  As stated in this article, "Vaccine dangers are very real, and natural alternatives such as vitamin D and exercis...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, December 8, 2011 | Category: Function
Congratulations to Scott W. for being chosen as our Patient of the Week!  We voted on Scott because he has not missed an appointment since starting his Spinal Regenerative Program in October.  He also is excited to be here and to see his progress.  He also takes his personal health goals seriously and our goals for his progress seriously, which makes him quite competitive.  If you know our office and our staff, you know we like a good competition!  Keep up the great wor...

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Natural food remedies fight cold and flu

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | Category: Function
We've touched on how important Zinc is during the cold and flu season.  Did you know vitamin D also helps fight against those nasty viruses?  Please read the article below to learn which foods carry these essential vitamins and minerals!  www.naturalnews.com/034255_winter_colds_food_remedies.html If you need a supplement to help get these vitamins and minerals, we carry Zinc & Vitamin D in our office so stop at the front after your adjustment to help give your immune sy...

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Change is Good!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | Category: Function
Some people are afraid of change.  Maybe it's because they might be out of their comfort zone, maybe it's because they're afraid of the change taking extra time out of their busy schedules.  What if the change can help you live a healthy, energetic, and pain-free life?  That's exactly what the changes we've made in our office are for! As many of you have already witnessed, we have converted what once was our exam room to a state-of-the-art Spinal Rehabilitation Center. ...

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We're still open for you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
We just wanted to remind you all that we're open Wednesday in Lansing with our regular office hours and we are open in both offices on Friday too!  In Lansing our office is open from 9am - 12pm, Westphalia from 10am - 11am.  It is so very important to get your adjustments in before a long weekend, that's why we're opening back up on Friday!  If you're in a Spinal Regeneration Program, make sure you are here 3 times this week!  We don't want you falling behind in your program...

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Thanksgiving Hours!

Friday, November 18, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
What are we thankful for?  We are thankful for getting to work with our amazing patients!  There are times though when we need to take some time off.  This coming week is one of them! Remember that if you are in a Corrective Program you still need to come in 3 times so please adjust your schedule as necessary.  We are even open on Friday to accommodate! Our Lansing Office Hours for Thanksgiving Week will be as follows: Monday - Wednesday: 7:30am - 11:30am & 3:00pm - 6:...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Category: Function

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Zinc - You know it helps fighting colds, right?

Friday, November 11, 2011 | Category: Function
So I'm sure everyone has heard that Zinc helps to fight off colds and boosts your immune system.  We have a high potentcy Zinc supplement here that we recommend during cold and flu season, along with regular adjustments, to help your immune system fight off these nasty viruses.  That being said, did you know that Zinc is known to improve skin tone, aid wound healing, fight cancer and has been found critical within the brain to improve memory and cognition?  There are many benefit...

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | Category: Function
Our patient of the week is Char K. Char was chosen because she has had great attendance since starting her corrective program in September.  She also shows up to each appointment with a positive attitude and high energy.  As you can imagine from her smile, she is always a pleasure to be around! Congratulations, Char!

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A Medical Doctor is backing us up!

Friday, November 4, 2011 | Category: Function
We stumbled across this video clip while doing some weekly research. Seems like the Medical Profession is now seeing the benefits behind Chiropractic Care!  Better late than never! www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp

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Patient of the Week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | Category: Function
Our Patient of the Week this week is Stacy B.  We voted for Stacy because she is now on the 2nd phase of her Corrective Care Plan and has been diligent about making her appointments since August!  She always comes with an upbeat attitude and is excited to share how much better she is feeling! Congratulations, Stacy!

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Another great article

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Category: Function
Thought you might be interested in reading this article about a new vaccine that is being tested.  It's already been linked to nervous system problems, as you know, that's not something to take lightly! www.naturalnews.com/033988_anthrax_vaccine_medical_experiments.html

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Fall Harvest Party Starts Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
I know, I know, I'm making a big deal about our Fall Harvest Party that's going on Wednesday - Friday this week.  That's only because it is going to be so much fun!  As you already know, there are games for everyone, crafts for the kids, delicious foods, and fall recipes for you to take home.  Well, I've saved the best for last... On Friday, our very own German boy, Dr. Ryan, will be sporting his authentic Lederhosen!  Nothing celebrates fall like Oktoberfest gear.  Co...

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Patient of the Week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Category: Function
This week we have chosen Jen P. as our Patient of the Week!  Jen was chosen because she has made sure to come in 3 times a week since she started her Corrective Care in August.  She even will come in on a Saturday morning if she didn't have time during the week! (Yes, we are open on Saturdays!)  Congratulations to Jen for being such an exemplory patient and taking the necessary steps to take charge of her health and her future!

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Fall Harvest Party Next Week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
Now that you know we are hosting a Fall Harvest Party next week on Wednesday - Friday instead of our annual Halloween Party AND you already know that we are going to have games for all ages to enjoy, you may be wondering "What else have they come up with for this party?"  Well, of course we have more going on!  We have different crafts each day for the kids.  Each and every day of the Fall Harvest Party they will get their picture taken in our "Fall Scene" and then create a ...

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Patient of the Week!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  Please congratulate, Bruce M. as our Patient of the Week!  We voted for Bruce because he consistently makes all of this appointments, he is dedicated to doing his rehab and home rehab, and he thoroughly enjoys ringing our Total Health Bell! Congratulations, Bruce, on taking huge strides to reaching your Total Health!

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More fun times ahead!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
As you can see from our event calendar we have a busy October planned!  This year we decided to take a break from our annual Halloween Bash and have a Fall Harvest Party for 3 days instead!  (For those of you that have been to our Halloween parties in the past, just wait until you see our Halloween party next year!)  Our Fall Harvest Party will take place Wednesday, October 26th - Friday, October 28th during regular office hours.  What does our Fall Harvest Party consist of,...

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For those of you with little ones...

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | Category: Food
We found this article that will be very helpful when shopping for products for your kids (and you!)  www.naturalnews.com/033775_toxic_chemicals_children.html

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Oktoberfest in Westphalia - October 8th

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
We usually have a lot of community events that we participate in, most of which are in Lansing.  This one is unique and different...just like our offices!  Please join us in Westphalia for a community wide Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 8th! There will be games for children, entertainment for adults, and competitions for all.  One in particular that is unique and we happen to be sponsoring is the Round Bail Roll competition.  The winning team will receive ...

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Westphalia Office Hours for this Friday

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Category: Function
We just wanted to let all of you know that our Westphalia office will be closing early this Friday.  We will be open 2 - 3:30pm. This is only for this coming Friday, September 30th.  Hours in our Lansing office will be as normal.  Make sure you adjust your schedule so you get your Friday adjustment in before the weekend!

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Another Amazing Event!

Sunday, August 21, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
All day Saturday we set up for the inaugaral Total Health Fitness Challenge.   Then we were at the course at 5am Sunday morning to finish up.   You'd think we'd be dragging.   I can't speak for everyone else, but I don't think I could've had MORE energy!   From putting up the cargo nets for the Army Crawl and the Bear Crawl (in the pitch black of early morning)....   To taking the volunteers to their assigned obstacles and giving th...

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Let me count the reasons....

Monday, August 15, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
Over the last few months, I've sent out numerous emails and posts sharing the amazing and unique aspects of the Total Health Fitness Challenge. All the proceeds go to Case Cares which is a non-profit organization that provides safe playgrounds and ball fields to disabled children. ===> Click here to watch the video (and have a tissue handy) It is not your ordinary 5K...it tests all areas of your fitness...strength, stamina, balance, core strength, flexibility. It's so unique that Cha...

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WILX, Playmakers, AND Lansing State Journal

Monday, August 1, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
How awesome is the Total Health Fitness Challenge?   So awesome that WILX (Channel 10), Playmakers, AND the Lansing State Journal are Gold Sponsors for the big race!   And they don't put their name on every event that comes across their desks.   So there must be something special about our race.   Maybe it's because it's unique to Lansing.   Maybe it's because the obstacles are challenging AND fun!   Maybe it's because they see we're doing so...

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The difference between a Pull Up and Chin Up

Monday, July 25, 2011 | Category: Fitness
To complete the Total Health Fitness Challenge, you will need to pull yourself over our Challenge Walls.   To do that, you're going to need some pulling strength.   So our all new Exercise of the Week is Pull Ups and Chin Ups and  some variations.   Take a look....   =====> Pull Ups and Chin Ups   Have a great week!   Doc

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Exercise of the Week!

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | Category: Fitness
To help you get ready for the Total Health Fitness Challenge, I will show you an all new exercise every week!   The Challenge is coming quick so I might even show you two a week!   This week is the....   Single Leg Bench Split Squat!!   It's also called the Bulgarian Split Squat.   This is a great exercise to strengthen your hips and thighs.   The kinds of muscles you'll need to climb our 70 foot hill...twice!   Try it out and let...

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Office Hours Reminder...

Monday, July 4, 2011 | Category: Function, Personal Development
Seeing how we just had a long holiday weekend, I wanted to remind you about our office hours this week.   If you remember from a previous email, we are heading back to Atlanta!   we are leaving this Thursday from Flint at 8:00pm.   So what does that mean....   Our Lansing office will close Thursday July 7 at 5:00pm in order for us to make our flight.   Both Lansing and Westphalia offices will be closed on Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9.   So what ...

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Volunteer at the CHALLENGE!

Monday, June 27, 2011 | Category: Function, Total Health Events
With any big event, there is a need for volunteers.   These are the people who make the event a success!   Without them, things get confusing and disorganized for the participants.   If the event is a race, the volunteers are even more crucial.   They have to hand out water.   They have to tell people where to go.   They have to man the registration table.   They may even help set up the course.   And with the Total Health Fitnes...

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Back to Atlanta!

Friday, June 24, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events, Personal Development
We are heading back to Atlanta!   Our next Chiropractic bootcamp is July 8 - 10.   So what does that mean....   Our Lansing office will close Thursday July 7 at 5:00pm in order for us to make our flight.   Both Lansing and Westphalia offices will be closed on Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9.   So what does that mean....   Since the 4th of July is on Monday (and we will be closed) and we will be closed that Friday, we will be open Tuesday, ...

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"Can I do it?"

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events, Personal Development
Last time I wrote to the Hard Core warriors.   This one is geared towards those who are a little apprehensive.   Maybe you think it will be too hard.   Maybe you're scared about trying something new and different.   Maybe you're used to regular ol' 5K's.   Maybe you've never even done any races in the past.   Let me put your mind at ease.   Anyone can Challenge themselves!   You don't have to win to Challenge yourself.  ...

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If You're HARD CORE...

Monday, June 20, 2011 | Category: Function, Total Health Events
If you like unique events.... You may be a Total Health Fitness Challenger.   If you enjoy getting a little dirty (and wet)...   You may be a Total Health Fitness Challenger.   If you want something more than just a run-of the-mill 5K...   You may be a Total Health Fitness Challenger.   If you like climbing, running, crawling, carrying, more running, leaping, more climbing, more running, and more crawling...   You may be a Total Health Fitness Ch...

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Amazing Bootcamp!

Monday, June 13, 2011 | Category: Function, Personal Development
Sorry...  I should've sent this yesterday, right after we got back from our Atlanta Bootcamp.   It was an unbelievable event!   Our entire Total Health Team learned a lot!   We hope we can bring that knowledge to you so we can continue our mission to make a POSITIVE difference in the lives we touch.   I just wanted to say Thank You for your patience and understanding that we closed both offices on Friday and Lansing on Saturday.   If we didn't...

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Get $5 off now!

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  We have a great offer for you!   If you go to the site below, you can get the coupon code and get $5 off your registration for the Total Health Fitness Challenge!   When I was doing some research for our challenge, I found similar challenges across the country.   And all of them were charging in the $60-$80 range.   (And, obviously, they were not nearly as awesome as ours is.)   We didn't want price to be an excuse.   So th...

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3 Reasons We're Headed to Atlanta

Friday, June 3, 2011 | Category: Function, Personal Development
Next Thursday (June 9) we are headed to Atlanta!   Not just Dr. Monica and me...but our entire Total Health Team!   We are all participating in a Chiropractic Bootcamp.   Because we will be in Atlanta, we are closing our Lansing office at 5pm on Thursday June 9.   Our Westphalia office will still be open on Thursday;  Dr. Monica and I are not flying out until Friday (our Kindergardener is graduating Friday morning!).   But both offices will be CLOS...

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What makes our race UNIQUE...

Monday, May 30, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
I hope you had a GREAT Memorial Day Weekend! It's finally time for summer and I'm excited for that.   I don't like to think about the end of summer when it's just starting but I just can't help it...because that's when the Total Health Fitness Challenge is!   Time is flying.   I think back to our first meetings and determining exactly what we were going to do and feeling like we had all the time in the world.  But it's getting down to race time now! ...

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New Office Hours!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Category: Function
We are altering our Lansing office hours slightly.   Starting Tuesday May 31, our new hours will be as follows:   Monday-Friday: 7:30-11:30am and 3:00-6:00pm. Saturday: 8:30-11am   Our Westphalia office hours will remain the same:   Tuesday: 3:15-6:00pm Thursday: 1:00-4:00pm Friday: 2:00-5:00pm   If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.   Thank you and we hope to see you soon!   Doc  

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How it all got started

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
I've always wanted to organize a race in Lansing. But I wanted it to be very unique.   I like to workout...but I'm not a big fan of running.   Because of that, I only run in one race every year.   It's called the Men's Health Urbanathlon and it's in Chicago every October.   I was attracted to it because it wasn't just a run.   It had obstacles.   Cars to climb over...   Monkey bars....   Bear crawl under cargo nets... ...

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Race for Charity

Monday, May 16, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  At Total Health, we've been looking for a charity to get behind for some time.   It had to have certain characteristics however.   One, it had to be a non-lifestyle related disease.   Two, we wanted it to center around families and/or children.   I'm a firm believer that what you think about with feeling will materialize at some point.   And that's just what happened!   In the first meeting for our ramped up Total Health Fitness Challenge...

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All NEW Total Health Fitness Challenge!

Monday, May 9, 2011 | Category: Function, Total Health Events
  The Total Health Fitness Challenge is back!   But we have some changes.   It is NOT a 12 week exercise challenge in which you earn points.   That's what we did the last time.   But I wanted to make it more exciting...and challenging!   So Total Health Chiropractic and DeWitt Township have teamed up to create the all new Total Health Fitness Challenge!   It is a very unique race that tests all areas of your fitness.   I coul...

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Patient Appreciation CASINO Day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
It's that time of year to have a special day all in the name of our patients!   So this year for our Patient Appreciation Day we want you to roll the dice at our Casino Day!   Join us for FREE family fun games, delicious snacks and beverages!   And of course you could win the JACKPOT!   It's all happening at our Lansing office on Wednesday April 13 during our normal business hours.   Can't wait to see you here!   Doc  

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10 Exercises to STOP Doing

Sunday, February 27, 2011 | Category: Fitness
In past posts I've written about certain exercises to avoid doing.   Instead of me telling you, I decided this time to let world renown strength and conditioning specialist Craig Ballantyne fill you in.   I found this on Men's Health and thought it would be a great post to start the week.   Here are the top 10 exercises to remove from your program right now. #1 – The Bodybuilder Bench PressThe truth is you never, ever have to do another set o...

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Children's Expo Hangover

Monday, February 14, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
I'm sure you know what I'm talking about...   You have a great time doing something or being somewhere; maybe it's a great vacation or just a great day.   You don't want it to end. You think about the great time that it was.   That's the way we feel about our Children's Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday.   It was all kind of a blur from the time we were setting up...opening the doors for all the families that were waiting to get in...all the ...

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Only 2 hours until showtime...

Saturday, February 12, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
The 4th Annual Children's Health and Wellness Expo is about to start! Only 2 hours away and we're busy setting up...but I wanted to send you one last email as a reminder.   Because we can't make this a successful day without your participation.   And if you come early enough, you may get some free goodies...   The first 200 people to come through the doors will get a FREE goody bag!   Plus you may be the first to meet Channel 10's An...

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All-Star Expo Lineup!

Friday, February 11, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
Only two days away from our Children's Health and Wellness Expo!   I sent you an email a couple days ago letting you know Channel 10 Meteorologist Andy Provenzano will be stopping by for a meet and greet from 10am until about 11am.   In addition to that and all the great exhibitors, we are having some fun and informative demonstrations on the main stage throughout the day.   Here is the All-Star Lineup:   10:20-10:50am Dr. Alexa Vitek from Vite...

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Guess who's coming to the Expo!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
This has been a great week leading up to our 4th Children's Health and Wellness Expo! More potential vendors wanting to be part of the fun.   Patients telling us they are hearing more and more about the expo.   The Lansing State Journal contacting us about the event.   Putting the final touches on the preparations.   To top it all off, we just got word that a local personality, someone that you hear and see practically everyday (on TV), is stopping by for...

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Being part of something bigger...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  Only a few short days until our 4th Children's Health and Wellness Expo!   The commercials just started on Channel 10...   And we've already gotten 3 more calls from potential vendors who want to be part of the event!   Not to sound arrogant, but why wouldn't they?   This event is BIG.   By BIG, I mean that we want to do something bigger.   For you.   For your family.   For your kids.   And for our community. ...

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Snow Day

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  I never thought it would happen to me.   I don't remember it happening before.   (Side note: I hear those statements from my patients a lot concerning some new symptom that they just got...but that's not what I'm talking about this time.)   I'm talking about getting snowed out yesterday!   That was the first time I had to close our office because I (and you) couldn't get there.   I gave it my best....managed to get 50 yards down my unp...

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"Amazing. Fun. Loved it."

Monday, January 31, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  "Amazing"   "Fun"   "Loved it"    That's how one of our participants and attendees felt about our Children's Health and Wellness Expo last year.   If last year was that great, what do you think this year is going to be like?   It's a safe bet that it will be even better!   We learn from you and what you want.   Many of you asked for an optometrist.  Check!   More giveaways.  Check!   Exercise and Nutrition in...

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WILX Channel 10 Is In!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
  We got some exciting news last week for our 4th Children's Health and Wellness Expo at the Lansing Center... WILX Channel 10 is going to co-sponsor the event with us! This is just another sign of how amazing this event is becoming. Channel 10 doesn't just sponsor any and every event. They see the value in the goal we are working to accomplish... To help our patients AND community get healthy! And it starts with the kids. If we don't teach our kids about health and how to be health...

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(audio) The State of Health in America

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Category: Function, Total Health Events
What are the main problems with the current health care model in America? What are the roadblocks to health and wellness that we face as Americans?   Why do we stop doing healthy things...even they make us feel good when we do them?   What common diseases are NOT helped with drugs, but are better treated nutritionally?   As promised, to promote the Wycoff Wellness Center's Open House event on Saturday January 22 from 9am to 4pm, here is the audio interview ...

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Ring in a Healthy New Year!

Monday, January 10, 2011 | Category: Total Health Events
'Tis the season for New Year's Resolutions! And what more common one is there than to get healthy and fit.   To start you off on the right path, Wycoff Wellness Center is hosting their annual Ring in a Healthy New Year Open House!   We are one of the sponsors of this year's open house and we couldn't be happier to be part of a great event!   There are going to be so many new and unique health care services that will amaze you.   Among them are: - Free BioImp...

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We are OPEN Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 23, 2010 | Category: Function
  Just a quick reminder that we both of our offices will be open Christmas Eve.   In Lansing, we will be there from 7:30 to 12:30.   And in Westphalia, our hours are 10am to Noon.   If we don't see you then, have a great Christmas!   Doc 

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Thanksgiving Week office hours

Monday, November 22, 2010 | Category: Function
Just wanted to let you know that we will closed on Thanksgiving Day, which I'm sure you already figured out. But, we will be open in Lansing on Friday from 9am to 1pm and our normal hours on Saturday from 8:30 to 11am. So come on by when you get done with all of your shopping! We will be closed in Westphalia on Friday. Thanks so much and have a great Thanksgiving! Doc

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Halloween 2010 Pictures

Monday, November 8, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
 I wanted to post a video showing our "Music through the Decades" Halloween so you get a better feel for how awesome it was. However, that's going to take a little more time and I didn't want you to wait anymore to get a glimpse of what and how we did it. So here are a few pictures to tide you over. In case you forgot (but how could you), we all dressed up as various musicians and artists. Here's the rundown: Vanilla Ice (Dr. Ryan) Jennifer Lopez (Dr. Monica) Elton John (Dr. Tom) Ja...

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Closed this Thursday Morning

Monday, November 8, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
I hope you had a great weekend!   I wanted to let you know that our Lansing office will be closed  this Thursday, November 11 but only in the MORNING.    We will be open our normal afternoon hours from 3 to 6:30.   We are shooting our brand new commercial so the camera crew has to take over the office for a few hours.   It's the start of our new media campaign to help us reach as many people as possible in the Lansing area and help them Get Healthy! ...

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This year's Theme was...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
....Music through the Decades! If we were fortunate enough to have you come by yesterday, you saw a lot of music stars such as:   Vanilla Ice (Dr. Ryan) Jennifer Lopez (Dr. Monica) Elton John (Dr. Tom) Janis Joplin (Dr. Sarah) Madonna (Amy) Britney Spears (Cara) Dolly Parton (Lori) Cher (Erica) Janet Jackson (Shaynea) Mariah Carey (Cicily) Pat Benetar (Tina)   Plus we had a night club in our reception, an awards area at the front desk, and each room was decor...

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The Party has Started!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
After months of preparation and hard work to show you an awesome time, Total Health After Dark is open! Come in to our Lansing office today (Wednesday October 27) so you can see how we've transformed this year. I want you to see for yourself how groovy, far out, funky, way cool, boss, dope, slammin, chillin, rad, and booyah our team and office is! This may be the best time you've ever had at our Halloween party! Can't wait to see you at the Partay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Down to the wire...

Monday, October 25, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
Our huge Halloween party is only two days away! And we are frantically getting everything ready for you to enjoy. We got a live DJ who will be here from 9-11a and 3-6p. We have the goody bags for the first 24 kids. We'll have snacks and treats for you and your family. You might even see a big STAR walking around! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and everyone you see on the street or in the store to come to Total Health Chiropractic on Wednesday for the first (and best) Hall...

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The Best Team Ever!

Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
Last week was Boss' Day so on Friday our awesome team took us out to Deluca's for lunch. One of our team members couldn't make it so she even brought in a special afternoon treat for everyone! If you come in or even call our office, you probably already know that we have the best team at Total Health Chiropractic! They are caring, friendly, passionate, trustworthy, reliable, responsible, and just overall really great people. I just wanted to say Thank You so much to Amy, Cara, Dr. Tom, ...

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Halloween Hints 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
Our 2010 Halloween Bash is fast approaching! This year we are having it a little early...it's going to be on Wednesday October 27th in our Lansing office. To see why it's such a big deal, click here so you can see what we've done in past years. I wanted to wet your appetite so here are a few hints for Halloween 2010 at Total Health Chiropractic: You will see what happens at Total Health...After Dark There will surely be something that will jog your past memories You won't wan...

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Mobility Training for Body Balance

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
As promised, here is the fourth part to the Total Health Body Balance exercise program... MOBILITY TRAINING! Watch the video below to show you what it is, and the 8 movements everyone must learn.  ===========> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=933xsFsdCM4

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Part 3 of the Body Balance Program

Thursday, September 30, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
Hopefully you remember the first two parts of the Total Health Body Balance program. If not, here's a quick reminder. First is Structural Correction. This is the most common missing element of an exercise program. If your structure (i.e. posture) is poor, your performance will be poor. So you have to do specific corrective exercises to correct your posture as you engage in an exercise program. Second is Myofascial Release. In other words, massage. You need to roll out the tight knots in your m...

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(Brief Video) How to Change the World

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Category: Personal Development
Here is a great video that was sent to me and I want to pass it along to you. It was written by a Monk back in 1100AD. His words are as wise today, as they were back in 1100AD. It's called... http://www.ChangeTheWorldMovie.com Enjoy!

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Massage is Exercise??

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
One aspect of exercise that often gets swept under the rug is recovery and regeneration. Many trainers and coaches subscribe to the notion that if you aren't going all out on every workout then it's just not worth it. But to make gains, your body has to recover and regenerate. That's where myofascial release (i.e. massage) comes in. Check out this video to see what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woDhWStSMXg   Doc

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Taking Action

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Category: Personal Development
Over the last few years I've compiled a list of my favorite thoughts, ideas, and quotes on personal development topics: Adversity, Confidence, Success, Teamwork, Accountability, Character, Integrity, Strength, Leadership..... Today, I'm going to give you some thoughts to help you take ACTION! Action Questions Who loses weight? The one who knows all about the benefits of exercise or the one who walks three miles a day? Who retires early? The one who dreams of a house on the beach, ...

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What most exercise programs miss

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
I have seen a lot of exercise programs over the years. Most of them address the common areas of exercise.... Cardio, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, etc Those are all essential to health and fitness. But there is a huge component they are missing. This particular area is not missing from our Total Health Body Balance program. Click on the link below to watch what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX4bgBUGo_w

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Body Balance preview (video)

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Category: Fitness
As promised, here is a preview of the Total Health Body Balance exercise program. This video provides a great overvew of the program. ....And why it is so unique. Just click below to get the answers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeK2CRlvFHY Doc

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It's getting closer...

Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
I'm excited to say that The Total Health Body Balance exercise program is almost ready! I had a seminar in my office going over the program and it went great! I recorded it so all I have to do now is put it all on DVD in an easy to use format. Plus I'm going to do some testing on it with a select group of people so they can give me even more feedback on this very specific exercise program. Over the next few weeks I'll show you some preview videos so you can get a better understanding of why ...

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Why crunches are bad

Thursday, June 24, 2010
One of the comments I hear all to often from my patients and out in the community is that they don't do sit ups because they heard that sit ups are bad for the low back.   Instead, they do crunches.   The truth is, crunches can be (and usually are) just as bad for the low back as sit ups.   When I tell them that, they respond with, "well what am I supposed to do for my stomach!?"   I'll answer that in a minute, but first I want to explain why crunc...

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Father's Day Celebration TODAY!

Friday, June 18, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
Our Father's Day Celebration has officially started!   Come on in for some breakfast this morning and Jimmy John's this afternoon!   Plus, while you're here, you can help us determine the ugliest tie in our Ugliest Tie Contest.   And there are some ugly ties on our bulletin board!   Whoever wins gets a $100 gift card to Home Depot!   Hope to see you TODAY!   Doc  

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Ugly Tie Contest!

Thursday, June 10, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
I hope that one day my girls will love me enough to get me an ugly tie for Father's Day.   When you think of Father's Day, I bet one of the things you think of is an ugly tie.   It's just the quintessential, stereotypical Father's Day gift.    So in honor of that, we are having an Ugly Tie Contest in our Lansing office!   Here's how you can enter your ugly tie...   Bring in your (or your husband's, brother's, grandpa's, etc) ungliest tie to Total...

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Is organic food more expensive?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Category: Food
We are devoted to educating our patients on how to get healthy. Little health "quizzes," e-newsletters, Get Healthy Now for Life, our Total Health Lifestyle Nutrition manual. We also give pieces of health information during their visits. Over the last few weeks we have been sharing a great article in Runner's World that our office manager Amy found. It's about organic food - what it is, why it's so much better for you than non-organic food, the 12 foods you need to eat organic...

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Excerpt from Get Healthy Now for Life

Monday, May 10, 2010 | Category: Function
When one of my patients tells me they didn't do anything to cause the pain that they have, I have them go to page 152 of my book.   Here is what page 152 says: “I don’t know what I did to make it hurt.” That’s a statement I hear almost every day. The following list consists of various physical, chemical, and emotional/mental stresses you potentially put onto your body, currently or in the past. Repeated abuse of these stressors causes your body to get out of balance, makin...

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Do Something

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | Category: Fitness
  I don't always feel like exercising.   Many people think I do every single time, but I honestly don't.   Sometimes I'm tired, don't have the motivation, would rather watch TV, don't feel good.   And I'm sure you have had those same excuses too.   Jerry West, Hall of Fame NBA basketball player, has a great line:   "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days you feel good."   So true.   We don't always feel like do...

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One more nutrition tip...

Monday, April 19, 2010 | Category: Food
  There are so many nutrition tips out there and just when you think you know all of them, one hits you in the face.    In Get Healthy Now for Life I cover numerous tips like:   - Eat a healthier version of a food instead of the unhealthy version (i.e. eat natural peanut butter, or almond butter, instead of regular peanut butter).   - Rainbow shop, meaning try to get all the colors of the rainbow in your cart.   - Eat organic food as much as you can.  ...

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Balance your Body

Monday, April 12, 2010 | Category: Fitness, Function
It’s been a pretty exciting week with my book coming out.   If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, click here.   But I’m not stopping there to help you get healthy….   Where you feel pain is not necessarily where the cause of the pain is.   A great example is a heart attack.   Where do most people who have heart attacks feel pain?   Many times they get left arm pain.   If you went to your doctor and told him you had left arm pain, and he or s...

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The Book is Done!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 | Category: Function
If you've read our blog over the last couple months, you know that I've been working on my first book.   I even asked you to ask any health questions you would like answered so I could address them in the book.   So I took those questions and other health information that I've learned over the years and wrote a book.   I'm excited to say that it's finally done!    It's called Get Healthy Now for Life: A Practical and Easy-to-Follow Guide to a Healthy Life. The...

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Baby Boomers and Health

Monday, March 29, 2010 | Category: Function
I don't get the paper anymore. There's just way too much pessimism and gloom and doom. If something is bad enough, sure enough someone will tell me so why read the newspaper or watch the news for that matter. I do like to read the sports section though.  That section's pretty safe to read. And so is the Life section.  That is until I read it a week ago. There was an article talking about baby boomers and exercise.  It talked about how exercising was a cause of baby boomers' h...

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Children's Health & Wellness Expo a HUGE Success!

Monday, March 1, 2010 | Category: Total Health Events
We had our 3rd Annual Children's Health & Wellness Expo a little over a week ago. And I must say it was even better than we expected! Last year, about 300 people came through the door. This year, there were well over 700 people coming to see what all the talk was about! And here's what had them talking: - Free goody bag for the first 200 - Pictures with Big Lug - Miniature horses to pet - Potter Park Zoo animals - Free Health Screenings - Making slime with Impression 5 - Fingerpri...

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I am writing a book and need your help

Monday, February 8, 2010 | Category: Function
 As you can see from the subject line, I am writing a book.   I never thought I would write a but I found something I'm passionate about, have a lot of experience with, and want to share it with you.   It's something that everyone wants but many don't know how to go about getting it.   I see and hear it everyday and I just had to do something about it.   This might even be you and that's why I need your help.   The topic I'm talking about is g...

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Take time to relax...everyday

Monday, December 28, 2009 | Category: Focus
I haven't made a video in awhile so I thought this particular topic would be a good one for that. All you have to do is sit back and listen. Unfortunately there's a little bit of feedback on the video (guess I had the microphone turned up too high). But it's not enough to prevent you from this week's health tip: Click here to see video

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Getting old doesn't have to suck

Sunday, December 20, 2009 | Category: Function
I apologize if any of you are offended by my choice of words in the title.  I don't like using the word "suck" but that's the word patients use when describing getting old. Plus, I also wanted to get your attention. I hear it almost everyday..."getting old sucks." They also may tell me, "don't get old, you'll feel like I do." I am 34 years old and if you're reading this and in your 40's, 50's, or 60's, you may be thinking what do I know about getting old since I'm only 34 years old...

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My Top 10 Favorite Quotes

Thursday, December 10, 2009 | Category: Personal Development
I love personal development.  I love talking about responsibility, character, integrity. I subscribe to newsletters and blogs that help me develop as a person. My hope is that this blog helps you become a better person, not just your physical health but overall well-being. I have over 30 pages of quotes that I've accumulated over the last few years separated into categories like Action, Adversity, Discpline, Attitude, Character, Success, Leadership and many more. I think quotes can prov...

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I am thankful for getting sick

Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Category: Function
Seems like an odd title for an article doesn't it? Thanksgiving just past but I am still thankful for many things including getting sick. Let me explain. The week of Thanksgiving was extra hectic and stressful this year. My wife's grandpa passed away early in the week so we drove to the Chicago area for the wake and funeral Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then Thursday morning we drove back to Michigan for Thanksgiving at my family's house. That in and of itself is stressful but when you get o...

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Solving the Food Mystery

Thursday, November 26, 2009 | Category: Food
It has been way too long since my last post and I apologize for that. Hopefully the information you're about to see makes up for it. As part of our Total Health Fitness Challenge I made a video in a grocery store showing you what's healthy and what's not when you go shopping. This video shows you: My top 3 "bad food" list What the order of the ingredients means on the label Healthy substitutes for your favorite foods Why fresh is better than canned...and is frozen better...

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Halloween Blowout Pictures

Thursday, November 5, 2009 | Category: Total Health Events
What a great Halloween! The one comment we heard the most at our Halloween Blowout Extravaganza yesterday was,  "You guys sure go all out!"   And I have to agree.   Almost 200 people came by to see what we did this year!   And what we did was.............."Grease"   Each room was decorated as a different scene from the movie like the Pep Rally, the Sleepover with the Pink Ladies, the Frosty Palace, the Drive In (with a 1/4 of a car in the room!), t...

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Halloween Hints

Friday, October 23, 2009 | Category: Total Health Events
Our Halloween Blowout Extravaganza is fast approaching. We are getting everything ready for the big event on Wednesday. Our office is stuffed with all of the decorations, banners, signs, props, and on and on. I wanted to give you a few more hints, though, to see if you can figure it out. 1. There will be a mini Carnival with popcorn 2.  One of our rooms will have a bonfire (may or may not be lit) 3.  Maybe you could catch a movie while you are here 4.  Or you could tak...

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A Great Race to Run

Monday, October 19, 2009 | Category: Total Health Events
It was a pretty busy weekend for me and my family.   We went to Chicago where I ran in the Men's Health Urbanathlon.   It was an 11.5 mile run that me and two friends split up into a relay.  Overall there were over 5,000 racers!   The unique part of this particular race was that there were obstacles like a tire run, monkey bars, high hurdles.   For my leg of the relay, I ran 2 miles, then went into Soldier Field where we had to run up and down the stairs four tim...

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As promised...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | Category: Total Health Events
Last week I told you I'd show you a video of our huge Halloween blowout extravaganza last year. We had patients who came in the morning, went to work, and brought their co-workers in to see it. We had patients who called TV stations to tell them to get their butts (and cameras) to Total Health Chiropractic. We had patients who went to their other appointments, saw what they did for Halloween, and our patients said, "You need to go to Total Health....THEY went all out!" The video below w...

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What do you do for Halloween?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | Category: Total Health Events
 Halloween has been a big deal at Total Health Chiropractic the last two years. We know part of health is having some fun...making our patients and community smile. So in 2007 we did this:           And last year:    ...

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Why I turned off my sports

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | Category: Function
Not many things can make me turn off sports when I'm watching or listening. But this did. Watch and listen to what I have to say. Click here to view

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Leaving a Legacy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Category: Function
Leaving a Legacy
My life's goal is to make a positive difference in the health of thousands of people before (and even after) I'm gone. Everything I do is geared to making my life, my family's life, and even your life better and healthier.  Maybe I'm being a little melodramatic, but I hope you get my point. It makes me think about what we do, like: The community events we have like the Total Health Fitness Challenge and the Children's Health and Wellness Expo are desinged for you and you don't even have ...

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How to Improve your Workouts

Monday, September 21, 2009 | Category: Fitness
How to Improve your Workouts
There are three specific ways to make your favorite exercises and workouts a little more challenging.  When you challenge yourself, you will experience even greater gains. It's really pretty simple...but not easy. First, you can increase the weight for that exercise.  That one's pretty obvious right?  As you get stronger, you will be able to lift more weight.  If you don't increase the weight, then you will not improve your strength.  And ladies, you do not have to wor...

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A Great Analogy

Friday, September 18, 2009 | Category: Function
I just met with our computer guy to see how we can improve and protect our server, computers, etc. When we were talking, it sounded a lot like what I tell you: "If you wait until something is broken, you've waited too long." I don't want to wait for my computers to crash and lose all of my information before I do something about it.  Just like I don't want to wait until I have symptoms like pain, headaches, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweightedness (I just made that word up...

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I Never Thought I'd Do It

Thursday, September 17, 2009 | Category: Function
Hi, I`m Dr. Ryan Wohlfert, owner of Total Health Chiropractic. I`ve developed this website to provide you with information, ideas, and inspiration to help you reach optimal health and fitness successfully. Whether you want just a few good strategies or a comprehensive health and fitness system, you`ll find it on this website. I suggest you start by signing up to the Total Health Membership Site. You`ll have access to health and fitness programs, weekend warrior workouts, exercise and nutr...

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