Omega Monopure 1300 (Fish Oil)

Omega MonoPure® 1300 EC

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA are essential for healthy brain development and normal brain function throughout life. Lower levels of DHA have been associated with smaller brain size and accelerated brain aging (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286229/).  In addition to healthier brain function, EPA and DHA also play a role in mood, and a review of clinical studies found that the effects of fish oil supplementation is comparable to antidepressant medications. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4872453/).

  • Positively Affects the Production of Arachidonic Acid-Derived Eicosanoids
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • Supports Healthy Mental Functioning
  • Supports Healthy Glucose and Insulin Metabolism
  • By Supplying the Precursors EPA and DHA, Helps the Body Generate Specialized Proresolving Lipid Mediators, Such as Resolvins and Protectins

OptiMag® Neuro

OptiMag® Neuro

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Magnesium is required for more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body and magnesium deficiency is very common (and commonly overlooked). A deep dive will illustrate how magnesium works in every cell of the body. Its effects in the brain are very interesting. A particular form of magnesium, magnesium-L-threonate has been studied at MIT for its effects in the brain. Animal studies have shown that magnesium-L-threonate improves memory, learning and cognition. These studies were confirmed in human clinical trials and also shown to reverse brain decline by as much as 9-14 years! (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26519439).  Boosting the brain’s magnesium level is vital to healthy cognition, which includes long and short-term memory, learning, stress management, and sleep.

  • Supports Healthy Brain Magnesium Levels
  • Supports Healthy Synapse Number and Function
  • Supports Cognitive Health
  • Supports Stress Management, Sleep Quality, and a Healthy Mood
  • Helps Ensure an Optimal Magnesium Intake for Overall Health

RelaxMax

RelaxMax™

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Learning is challenging when one feels anxious and unable to focus. RelaxMax is designed to support a relaxed mood. This unique formula was specifically designed with safe ingredients that can be used by anyone, regardless of age. It features a blend that promotes the production of an inhibitory neurotransmitter (i.e. calming) GABA, hormonal balance and healthy blood sugar. It comes in a delicious cherry flavor, or unflavored, and aims to promote a calm, relaxed, well-balanced emotional and physiological state.

  • Supports Relaxed Mood
  • Supports Inhibitory Neurotransmitter and Second Messenger Functions
  • Supports Neurotransmitter Balance and Neuronal Stabilization
  • Supports Healthy Blood Pressure Levels Already Within Normal Range
  • Addresses Brain Osmotic Regulation, Glial Cell Function, and Effective Neuronal Transmission

Fall is an extremely busy time of year for almost everyone. The end of summer means we’re back to focusing more on work, school, and kids, and less on adventurous vacations and rest. While that return to a busy routine does have its benefits—fewer barbecue and cocktail indulgences, more time spent meal prepping healthy foods—it may also means your stress levels are rising. As easy as it is to lose ourselves in a packed schedule—with a never ending list of things to do and check off—it’s vital we remind ourselves that self-care and self-love need to be on that list, too.

Here are 4 things we challenge you to add to your daily and weekly routine to help keep you healthy and support your busy life this fall.

1. Take Care of Your Lymph!

Start your day with a simple habit that stimulates your lymphatic system. Proper lymphatic flow is required for healthy detoxification and reducing fluid retention. It’s also a critical component of your immune system as it’s the highway that moves white blood cells throughout your body. You have twice as much lymphatic fluid as you do blood – keep it moving!
Here are two great ways to improve your lymph.

Lymphatic, Lymphatic Cleansing: 8 Ways to Clear Lymph Congestion

courtesy of: dr.jockers.com/lymphatic-cleansing/

Dry Brushing

Get your circulation moving by dry brushing your skin. Take a brush with firm bristles—like this one from Ulta Beauty. Dry brush before showering or bathing. Brush dry skin in gentle sweeping motions as shown below. Never brush over inflamed skin, sores, sun-burnt skin or skin cancer. Shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities. Follow your shower with a slick moisturizer to nourish the skin. Our favorites are jojoba, sweet almond and/or coconut oil.

Benefits:

  • Promote detoxification
  • Improve Lymph flow
  • Softer skin
  • Fight and correct uneven fat distribution and cellulite

 

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Rebounding

Movement is also crucial for healthy blood and lymph flow! Encouraging lymphatic flow supports detoxification by filtering harmful cells and toxins out through your skin, respiratory system, sweat, urine and stool. If your lymph system slows down, toxicity can quickly build up. One of the best ways to move your lymphatic system every day is with a Rebounder. Rebounding includes movement such as jumping jacks, twisting, running in place and dancing on a mini trampoline. On days when you feel too weak to jump (or even stand), you can still sit on the Rebounder and bounce gently in order to stimulate your lymphatic system. Just two minutes of rebounding offers the equivalent physiological benefits as six minutes of running, ten minutes of swimming and twenty-two minutes of walking. A typical routine includes a couple of minutes for a light warm up, then 5-10 minutes of more intense bouncing/movement followed by a cool down. Some of top benefits of rebounding include:

  • An intricate network of valves in your lymphatic system stimulate your immune system’s capacity for fighting disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens, and preventing future illness.
  • White blood cell counts can increase up to three times after rebounding.
  • Oxygen circulation to tissues and cells is increased.
  • The musculoskeletal system is strengthened from increased G-force (gravitational load).
  • Relief from headaches and other aches/pains (due to lack of exercise) can occur.
  • Digestion and elimination processes can be enhanced. A huge benefit of exercise is supporting daily bowel movements. Eliminating your body’s wastes and toxins through daily bowel movements are necessary for proper detoxification and health.

lymphatic system, 10 Ways to Improve Your Lymphatic System

courtesy of: dr.jockers.com/10-ways-improve-lymphatic-system/

2. Drink a glass of lemon water in the morning

Drinking water in the morning after a full night’s sleep is the perfect way to jump start your day with hydration! Think about it: for the 8 or so hours you’re sleeping, your body is slowly losing moisture, meaning that your body is already dehydrated when you wake up in the morning.

That’s why drinking a full glass of water in the A.M. will help get your system flowing and bring water back to where your body needs it most.

Adding lemon to the mix can help boost your immune system, aid in digestion, help with weight loss, and more. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon to a 20 oz glass of water before you leave for work in the morning, and your day will already be off to a great start!

3. Get your vitamin routine down

It’s essential to take vitamin supplements to ensure you’re getting everything you need to live your healthiest life. As much as we love trying to get vitamins straight from our food, there are some essentials—like Vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids—that you won’t be able to get from a healthy diet alone. (Vitamin D is almost impossible to get from just a healthy diet).

We recommend all of our patients try a Medpax, which is a super convenient way to get a personalized vitamin regimen. Your Lake Pointe practitioner can design your vitamin regimen and have it delivered to you in monthly boxes that feature easy-to-use, tear-off pouches filled with your vitamin dose for that day.

Medpax are extremely effective and useful for those of you with busy schedules, so make sure to let us know you’re interested, and we can set up an appointment to get your customized vitamins through Medpax put together.

You can read more about our Medpax and the 6 supplements we recommend that every patient take here.

4. Schedule time for meditation

Meditation is one of the best wellness tips you can incorporate into your routine. It can help calm your mind, ease anxieties, bring focus to your intentions, and help you move through your day with more clarity.

The key is finding quiet time. Many parents and professionals with busy careers find it easiest to meditate first thing in the morning or right before bed, since those times are the best chance of finding solitude away from our smartphones, emails, and family needs. Putting meditation on your calendar is a great way to ensure you’re giving yourself time and space for self-care.

If you’d like guided meditations or are new to meditating, try the Calm or Headspace apps. Both apps feature calming music and meditative guides focused on managing stress and anxiety, finding focus, and a lot more.

Fiber is an incredibly important part of a healthy diet and a healthy life. Not only is it a prebiotic—which acts as a sort of food for the healthy bacteria already living in your gut—but it’s also a key dietary component to keeping you regular.

There are two basic types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber

Soluble fiber helps enable good digestion. It breaks down in your body when mixed with water and turns into a gel-like substance, which helps slow the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream, as well as helps comfortably move waste through your GI tract.

Foods rich in soluble fiber:

  • Oats and oat bran
  • Beans, peas, lentils
  • Apples, citrus fruits, strawberries

Insoluble fiber helps promote regular bowel movements. It does not break down in your body—rather, insoluble fiber helps pass food and waste through your digestive system, helping you maintain regularity and a healthy system.

Foods rich in insoluble fiber:

  • Whole wheat
  • Nuts
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Potatoes
  • Beans

 

How much fiber should you eat per day?

Women should eat around 20-25 grams of fiber per day, and men should eat around 30-38. 

For perspective, one apple with peanut butter is about 6 grams of fiber, 1 cup of hummus is about 16 grams of fiber, and 1 cup of sliced avocado is about 10 grams of fiber. There’s a lot of good fiber in fruits and veggies, so it won’t be too much of a stretch to focus on getting enough fiber in your diet by simply being mindful of eating whole foods.

Fiber and weight loss

Fiber is an excellent dietary component to focus on when working towards losing weight. Why? It keeps you feeling fuller longer and acts as a sponge in your stomach and gut that soaks up toxins and helps your body get rid of them with more ease.

 

Fiber and the Bristol Stool Chart

One of the best indicators of how much fiber you’re getting in your diet is the Bristol Stool Chart. This chart measures stools from 1 to 7 based on how much water and fiber you’re getting in your diet.

If your stools are typically around a 1 or a 2 on this chart, then you need more fiber and water in your diet asap. A healthy stool sits around a 4 on this scale.

Bristol Stool Chart

First published: Lewis SJ, Heaton KW (1997) Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time. Scandinavian Jorunal of Gastroenterology 32: 920–4

 

 

Questions about fiber? Send us a message or give us a call if you’d like to try Fiber Plus, or if you have any questions about your overall health and wellness. 

 

Vitamins are an essential part of any healthy life—but they’re even more important when you’re trying for a baby.

It’s a common misconception that you only need to take vitamins once you’re pregnant. However, we strongly recommend all our patients begin a vitamin regimen before, during, and after pregnancy.

Why?

Before you conceive, vitamins are necessary to help prepare your body by supplying it with the vital nutrients it needs to fulfill the nutritional and physical demands of pregnancy.

While you’re pregnant, these vitamins will continue to help support your body and your developing baby with all the nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy.

And after pregnancy, it’s important for a baby’s healthy growth to continue supplying your body with these nutrients that will be transferred to your baby through your breast milk.

Our top choice for prenatal vitamins

The Prenatal Complete with DHA by Ortho Molecular is our top choice for getting women’s bodies in good health prior to having a baby, during pregnancy, and post-birth while breastfeeding.

We recommend the Prenatal Complete because it contains the main nutrients that are extremely important for a healthy baby: iron, magnesium, DHA, active folate, and calcium.

This specific formula also contains DHA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid. This essential nutrient is extremely important throughout all stages of pregnancy, but especially while you’re pregnant so it can help support the healthy development of the fetal brain, retina, and cognitive and motor functions.

We also like the Prenatal Complete with DHA because it’s formulated to be free of gluten, soy, yeast, milk, eggs, nuts, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and additives, making it safe for anyone with food allergies.

Many over-the-counter prenatals can contain a lot of dyes, chemicals, and toxins that may be unsafe for you and your baby. They can also contain folic acid, which is not what you want in a prenatal vitamin. Many people can’t convert folic acid into an absorbable nutrient in their body.

Folate, however, is very important to a baby’s development. It prevents birth defects, promotes healthy spine and nervous system development, and is much easier for your body to absorb. Luckily, Ortho Molecular’s Prenatal Complete is made with folate vs. folic acid.

These very important details in a prenatal vitamin are why we always recommend vitamins and supplements from health industry innovators like Ortho Molecular.

Give us a call today if you have any questions, or you’re trying to get pregnant and are interested in starting your vitamin regimen with Ortho Molecular’s Prenatal Complete with DHA.

Antihistamines are usually the first thing people grab at the pharmacy when they start experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Although you can buy antihistamines without a prescription, many people don’t realize that it’s still a medication.

The risk you run taking a daily antihistamine is that it’s easy to forget you’re on it. This can cause complications if you’re prescribed a new medication, as there can often be side effects when the two medicines are mixed.

The other risk associated with over-the-counter antihistamines is that they often are offered with a decongestant. Decongestants can speed up your heart rate, affect your ability to sleep, give you anxiety, and more—especially if you’re drinking coffee or heavily caffeinated drinks along with the medication.

You can also experience side effects from taking a regular antihistamine—like Zyrtec, Claritin, or Benadryl—including dry mouth, confusion, flushing, visual impairment, and fever.
What’s more—getting off antihistamines can cause allergic reactions as well. Itching, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose are all common after you stop taking an antihistamine.

So: what should you do if you have seasonal allergies and need something to help with the symptoms?

There are a few natural options known to help support your immune system fight against allergens. Here are our top natural allergy-fighting recommendations:

  1. D-Hist is a natural supplement formula that contains both Vitamin C and Quercetin, as well as stinging nettle leaf extract, n-acetyl cysteine, and bromelain.
  2. Vitamin C is a great natural option you can take in supplement form or by eating more citrus fruits.

We recommend weaning yourself off of a traditional antihistamine and using D-Hist and Vitamin C to help with your allergy symptoms.

Give us a call at (612) 922-8100 if you have any questions about D-Hist, or would like to pick up a bottle during your next visit.

Vitamindrips are a fantastic way to get a super-shot of nutrients flowing right through your system. With a number a different vitamin cocktails available, these drips can help improve your energy, brain health, or even help you recover post-surgery.

Dr. Chris Frykman D.C., R.N. brings Vitamin Drips to our office every Monday and Thursday— Here’s a detailed list of all the power-packed formula drips you can choose from.

Original

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to combat a weakened immune system and get you back to life.

Nobody likes the seemingly never-ending symptoms that come along with catching a cold, or persistent allergies that ruin your spring and summer. The Original formula is perfect for folks suffering through these symptoms. Additionally, the Original formula helps reduce oxidative stress, protect against free radicals, boost your immune system and a lot more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 +Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Energy

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, electrolytes, vitamins and active ingredients to promote adrenal function, mental acuity, and stress tolerance.

Who couldn’t use more energy? Between busy schedules and everyday stress from work and our personal lives, it can be hard to keep your energy rolling at an optimum pace. Even if you’re eating right and exercising regularly, sometimes you just need a boost to get you feeling ready to take on the world again.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Taurine + L-Glutamine + L-Arginine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Manganese + Chromium + Selenium + Copper + Chloride + Water

Recovery

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, electrolytes, vitamins and antioxidants to help the body rebuild and rid itself of unwanted toxins.

This is the perfect drip for anyone whose body is feeling overwhelmed by poor eating habits, allergies, muscle aches, a low metabolism, stress/depression, fine lines, and more. Basically if you’re feeling generally fatigued and down, the Recovery drip will help
you flush out unwanted toxins and give your body a nice restart.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Manganese + Chromium + Selenium + Copper + Chloride + Glutathione + Water

Diet and Detox

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to burn stubborn body fat, detoxify your body to rid it of unhealthy toxins and boost energy.

This formula is a great option if you’ve been exercising regularly and eating well, but still can’t seem to shed the extra fat you’re carrying. Diet and Detox will help detoxify your vital organs, eliminate excess body fat, reduce excess cravings, and feel a boost in your metabolism and energy.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + L-Carnitine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Selenium + Chloride + Glutathione + Water

Brain Health

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to improve brain performance.

Perfect for those of you looking to feel sharper, enhance cognitive ability, improve memory, and boost your focus.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + N-L-Acetyl-L-Cysteine + L-Arginine + L-Taurine + Magnesium + Sodium + Glycerolphosocholine (GPC) + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Pre-Surgical

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids Pre-Surgery to Enhance Healing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery procedures.

This is step one of a pre-cosmetic or plastic surgery formula series. It was specifically designed for patients as an intensive immunonutrition vitamin drip to help heal wounds faster, speed up recovery time, improve the quality of skin post-procedure, and more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + L-Taurine + L-Arginine + L-Glutamine + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + N-L-Acetyl-L-Cysteine + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Copper + Selenium + Chromium + Chloride + Water

Post Surgical

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids Post-Surgery to Enhance Healing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery procedures.

This is step two of a pre-cosmetic or plastic surgery formula series. Specifically designed for post-procedure symptoms, this drip will help curb bruising, swelling, inflammation, scarring, infection rates, and more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + L-Taurine + L-Arginine + L-Glutamine + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Copper + Selenium + Glucosamine + MSM + L-Glutathione + Manganese + Chromium + Chloride + Water

High Dose Vitamin C

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to boost the body’s immune system.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient to keep your immune system in top shape. Although most Vitamindrip formulas contain a therapeutic dose of vitamin c, High Dose Vitamin C is effective with system infections including; colds, shingles, Ebstein-Barr and Lyme. It is also effective with any cancer diagnosis. Please note: High Dose Vitamin C drips require additional lab testing and consultation.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + Glycyrrhiza + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Call for more information and to schedule! 612-922-8100

A major part of nourishing your body is integrating the right vitamin regimen into your daily routine.

Why should I take vitamins? Isn’t my body working the way it’s supposed to?

There are a number of essential vitamins that your body can’t get enough of simply from eating a balanced diet. Vitamin D, Ganoderma, and Omega-3 fatty acids are all examples of necessary vitamins that are difficult to integrate through diet alone.

The Lake Pointe 6

The Lake Pointe 6 is the top vitamins and supplements we recommend to each person to take regularly for a healthy, vibrant life!

Multivitamin – A multivitamin is essential to get your daily vitamins and nutrients.
Omega 3 – Taking a fish oil is crucial to brain health. Important fact: our body cannot make these on our own, we can only get it through diet or supplementation.
Probiotics – Good health usually stems from a healthy gut! Probiotics help to support a healthy gut and digestive system!
Plant Nutrients – The FDA recommends 13 servings of fruits and veggies per day. An easy way we get our servings in is through Dynamic Fruits and Greens powder which has 20+ servings of fruits and veggies in each scoop! And it tastes delicious!
Vitamin D – Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immune systems and energy levels!
Ganoderma – #1 superfood you can make part of your daily habit! We sell Ganoderma in capsule form, coffee, tea and protein shakes!

What is a MedPax?

MedPax is a customizable vitamin and supplement pack that we can design specifically for your health needs. The best part: Your MedPax will automatically be sent to you every 30 days, so you never have to worry about running out of vitamins! Taking your vitamins has never been easier!

An added bonus of using MedPax is it’s unique packaging and commitment to reducing non-renewable resources in their business practice. Their subscription method cuts down on 3-5 plastic bottles a month per person and helps reduce plastic waste polluting our oceans and bodies!

We’ve broken down our top MedPax vitamin recommendations into three levels of essentials that will help keep you healthy and feeling vibrant on any budget.

Good: Foundation Essentials

Foundation Essentials is a great option if you’re looking for a basic, pre-made vitamin pack to add to your daily routine. It includes:

*Foundation Essentials by Xymogen

  • ActivNutrients w/o Iron – Multivitamin
  • 650 EC Omega Monopure  – Omega 3
  • 30 Billion CFU ProbioMax Daily DF – Probiotic
  • D3 2000 – Vitamin D
  • Optimag 125 – Magnesium

*Dynamic Greens – Plant Nutrients
*Organo Coffee / Tea – Ganoderma

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Better: The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax

The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax was designed by the doctors at Lake Pointe to get you the best vitamin-bang for your buck, featuring their top vitamin recommendations. The difference between this level and Foundation Essentials, is that this level features vitamins with higher doses, meaning more nutrients for your body and better health support.

The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax

  • ActivNutrients (with or without iron depending on your needs) – Multivitamin
  • 1300 EC Omega Monopure – Omega 3
  • 40 Billion CFU ProbioMax Plus DF – Probiotic
  • D3 10,000 + K2 – Vitamin D

*Dynamic Greens – Plant Nutrients
*Organo Coffee / Tea – Ganoderma

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Best: The Ultimate Health MedPax

This level is designed for those of you who want to reach your maximum health potential in a completely customized vitamin package, designed by the doctors are Lake Pointe for your specific health needs. It includes:

  • A 15-minute consult to determine the best nutrients for you.
  • Custom Medpax which will likely include all of the Lake Pointe 6 PLUS supplements specific to your health needs: adrenals, joint care, injuries, allergies, cardiovascular health, brain health, hormones, etc. Price will vary depending on what you need.
  • *Custom Daily Protein Shake
  • *Dynamic Greens (Plant Nutrients)
  • *Organo Coffee / Tea (Ganoderma)

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Have any questions about these levels or customizing a MedPax? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100 to set up a helpful consult.

Here’s the honest truth: Staying healthy is hard work. We’re all managing the best we can but between busy schedules, stress and daily toxin exposure, we could all put more effort and focus into being healthier.

Lifelong good health takes dedication. That’s why we recommend detoxing twice a year. It’s a great opportunity to check in with yourself, refocus, and reset. We like to detox in the fall and spring, as the changing seasons are the perfect time to examine your habits and get your health back on track.

Fall Detox

We like to detox in the fall because our energy and movement is at an all time high coming off of summer. Between playing outside in the sun all day, endless excursions, and late night eating (and drinking), our bodies are burnt out, exhausted, and in desperate need of a reset.

A fall detox is the perfect chance to slow down and start to rest after a summer full of movement. As the season of harvest, fall is a great time to get back in the kitchen and start eating home cooked meals again. It’s also important to cut back on alcohol (at least before the holidays begin) and add 1-2 new lifestyle habits to carry throughout the year.

Spring Detox

Coming out of winter means you have likely been experiencing cabin fever indoors—especially here in Minnesota. Outdoor exercise has been hampered by freezing temps and icy sidewalks, and comfort foods are seemingly around every corner. It’s very easy to slip out of any healthy routine in the winter in lieu of a good exercise routine.

A spring detox is a great way to refocus your intentions and health goals by cleaning up your lifestyle. Resetting your diet and getting back into the habit of daily exercise is a great way to kick off spring.

Even though our bodies work as hard as possible to keep us detoxed every day, it’s important to give your body a detox boost twice a year to help reset and restore your body’s function to it’s maximum potential. Join us for our spring detox starting on February 25! Detox week costs $175 and includes a 7-day Core Restore Kit, a canister of Dynamic Fruits and a box of coffee or tea. We’re also partnering with other businesses in the community to bring you awesome deals to boost your detox even more – like one week free of unlimited sessions at Cyclebar! Call us at 612-922-8100 to sign up!


You may think that if you look fit and feel pretty good overall, that your body is healthy and there’s nothing you need to change to become even healthier.

The truth is: you can’t always tell what’s truly going on just by the way you look and feel.

Case Study

A patient of ours recently came into the office for a Wellness Evaluation. Since our Wellness Evaluation is a quick snapshot of a few of your body’s key markers, it’s a great first step into integrating Functional Medicine into your care plan and understanding where your body is health-wise right now.

The patient thought he was in good health because he considered himself skinny and had no health issues that he’s aware of—even though he indulges in chewing tobacco, drinks alcohol frequently, and pays mild attention to his diet.

Dr. Chad ran the following Wellness Evaluation tests for him:

  • Toxin and Inflammation Markers
  • Body Composition
  • Hydration Status
  • Body’s Mineral Status and pH Balance

When the results came back, most tests scored in the marginal to poor zone, which tells us that his lifestyle is affecting his ability to perform optimally.

Although this patient looked great on the outside and had a healthy workout regimen, his internal health was suffering because of his lifestyle. Dr. Chad likened it to a car looking great on the outside, but needing extra care under the hood to get everything running smoothly. The patient is now focusing on eating more vegetables, beginning a vitamin regimen, and decreasing tobacco and alcohol use.

After several weeks on this new healthy regimen, the patient will come back in for new readings to see the progress they’ve made.

Give us a call to ask any questions about the Wellness Evaluation, how it can help you, or to book your appointment! (612) 922-8100

It can be especially hard during winter months to get the right amount of Vitamin D in your diet. You may be feeling blue, or unable to shake the virus that’s been making its way through the office.

That’s because we typically get the majority of our daily Vitamin D intake from the sun—which is much easier to do in summer months when the sky is clear and we’re spending more time outside. However, we all know living in Minnesota that we don’t often get the chance to be outside for nearly half the year, leading to an entire population experiencing serious Vitamin D deficiencies. Our bodies need around 75% of skin exposed for an average of 30 minutes daily to make optimum levels.

If you’re Vitamin D deficient, you may feel depressed, fatigued, tired, or find it hard to recover from illnesses due to a weakened immune system. Severe Vitamin D deficiencies can even lead to brittle, soft bones and rickets, as your body needs Vitamin D to be able to process and deliver calcium to build and maintain strong bones.

An easy way to know whether you’re Vitamin D deficient or not is to take a Vitamin D test. We run a simple and affordable test in our office for just $60 that will tell us exactly how deficient you are and the right amount you should take to meet your recommended daily intake requirements.

Can I eat my way to healthy Vitamin D levels?

According to vitamindcouncil.org, you can’t get the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D just from your diet. That’s because there simply aren’t enough foods that are rich in Vitamin D to be able to deliver your daily recommended intake. However, you can still eat foods rich in Vitamin D—you’ll just have to pair your diet with a supplement.

 D3 5000 with K2 – 60ct = $15.95,  for everyday use!

K2-D3 10,000 – 60ct = $25.75, an upgrade for the winter months!

Vitamin D3 50,000IU Blister Pack = $19.90, this one is to be taken when you are sick or feel like you may be getting sick – you take 1 per day for 3 days. It’s also great to have when you’re traveling. They say 1 per flying day!

Give us a call today if you have any questions about the Vitamin D test or want to set up an appointment: (612) 922-8100.