Success with a Picky Eater


We had a “picky eater” breakthrough in our house today! You should first know the backstory. One of my sons was born with my addiction to carbs. He was even nick-named “Noodles”. As hard as I tried to feed him the foods I knew were nutrient-dense, he rebelled. He was the ultimate picky eater. We’ve come a long way. Some of the more successful things we did was identify the healthy foods that he did like and focused on those, … Continued


Detox: Quick and Dirty Edition


We will be planning a Detox Workshop soon and I hope you will come. We talk about the sneaky chemicals that we are all exposed to on a daily basis and easy swaps or ways to avoid them. And, of course, we talk about food. Honestly, I think I’m obsessed. If I am not talking about food, I am thinking about food. I love to eat, try new foods and flavors and uncover hidden culinary talents that my family and … Continued


Misplaced Rambling and other Parenting Mishaps


This is probably the wrong place for what I am about to write but since we are all going through this human (or parenting) experience, we sometimes find that the experience of others helps guide our own. Aaand, I need to start somewhere. You may have noticed that I don’t blog much. It’s not that I don’t have something to say or the time to say it, it’s that I am always checking, perfecting and second-guessing. I have a computer … Continued


Friday Hours (and more) Added for Massage Therapy with An’ Marie


Just in time for the stress full holiday season we bring you the restorative powers of massage..on Fridays. An’ Marie is now providing licensed therapeutic massage therapy on Mondays from 11 AM to 4 PM, Wednesdays from 2 PM to 7 PM and now Fridays from 11 PM to 4 PM. Get a jump start on your healing and lay low over the weekend to continue to resolve your aches and pains, injuries, high blood pressure and stress. Not only … Continued


I Must Be Dreaming


We have finally settled into our new office in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I look out my office window and the beauty of the trees and rolling hills feels like a dream. I am grateful for the warm welcome from the wonderful practitioners in Suite 100 and I look forward to you meeting them and having access to their services. Speaking of dreams, I am the 2016-2017 event manager for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and September 14, 2016 … Continued


Exciting News


It’s official We are Moving! We have been 17 years in our Southfield clinic, where you watched Ben and Noah go from crawling the halls to running your credit cards. It has served us well and now it’s time to move to a space that has community and endless possibility. I am looking forward to you joining us in our new space at 74 W. Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills starting August 1, 2016.


Welcome to SPECIFIC WELLNESS


Led by Stacey Francis, D.C., Specific Wellness is a cutting edge practice dedicated to supporting patients through chiropractic, nutrition, functional medicine and massage to achieve optimal health and wellness. Chiropractic Care Applied Kinesiology Functional Medicine Weight Management Autoimmune support Adrenal and Thyroid Issues Allergy identification and desensitization Kids Issues Lab work Review



Self-Sabotage


A patient came in to report that she was doing great until a stressful situation drove her to eating the foods she knew she had reactions to. Her joints started aching and she developed bloating and stomach pain. We self-sabotage for many reasons but the most controllable is being prepared for those times our better thinking gets hijacked. Here are a few steps to avoid self-sabotage when it comes to eating the things you know that harm you. Identify the … Continued


A Chiropractor and a Radiologist Walk into a Bar…


Not really. It was actually in my clinic when the radiologist chose to accompany his wife for her chiropractic and nutrition appointment. I had the opportunity to talk to him when the subject of thermograms versus mammograms came up. Most people know what a mammogram is, but if you don’t, it’s an x-ray to screen for breast cancer that is well regarded in the traditional medical establishment. The argument among holistic practitioners is that it exposes the body to harmful … Continued