The 80/20 Rule


Embrace the 80/20 Rule I am loving the heck out of summer in Michigan. The sun, the sand, the water and of course, the food. Are you enjoying the fresh fruit and vegetables? Have you tried the blueberries lately?! They are phenomenal! But I am also indulging in the occasional ice cream cone or popsicle. My fav is black cherry ice cream with chocolate pieces. It was my dad’s favorite too. What’s yours? The 80/20 rule is when you eat … Continued


Bikram Yoga and the Crazy Benefits of Sweating Your A@@ Off


We spend loads of money on antiperspirants, dry wick clothing, and air conditioning trying to keep from sweating. So why would anyone purposefully sweat? Detox, endorphins, and regulation of body temperature are my top three. Let’s investigate the reasons to purposefully sweat and my favorite ways to do it. Some people sweat too much and some people not enough. The thyroid gland is your body’s thermostat. If your thyroid is over-functioning one of the symptoms you may experience is too … Continued


It’s Father’s Day! A Month for the Papas


It’s no wonder that we celebrate Father’s Day in the month of June. It’s the time for golf and tennis and grilling. This month we are going to share great deals for dad, a BBQ recipe, a common sports injury handbook, and healthy solutions to those, discrete, manly problems. Let’s start with some great deals. Sometimes the men in our lives need some incentive to keep themselves healthy so we are offering $20.00 off an appointment with Dr. Francis if scheduled … Continued


Petticoats, Physical Fitness and Pretty Mamas


How do you get your physical fitness? Although I gravitated to tap shoes and ballet slippers when I was young, I was introduced to a variety of ways to stay in shape by my active parents. Picture this…you are 12 years old and your parents come downstairs after getting ready to go out for the evening. Your mom, who normally wears the latest fashion, and your dad, who commonly sports a suit, appear in the doorway wearing something like this… I looked high and … Continued


A Quick Guide to The Detox Mindset


Julie knew that something had to give. She felt “fat, stupid and slow”. Whenever she tried to eat right or exercise she noticed only small improvements in her health and never felt as sharp or focused as she had in the past. She was emotionally worn out from trying but felt guilty when she didn’t. I see a lot of “Julie’s”. There are thousands of gimmicks out there on how to get healthy but it takes some education, time and … Continued


Detox Program Workshop


  Join Us For Our Safe, Fun, and Dynamic 10-Day Detox Program Workshop “Headaches gone…” “Skin rash gone…” “Sleepiness gone…” These are some of the things we hear after participants have gone through our detox programs. What we never hear is… “I couldn’t get out of the bathroom…” “I felt like I had the flu…” “It wiped me out…” It’s not surprising. Our detox workshop assists the body in its own natural detoxification process. If we use supplements, we only … 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