Saturday, December 25, 2010

T'was a Chiropractic Christmas

Fri, December 24, 2010 4:56:10 PM
From Dr. Tim Gay
T'was a Chiropractic Christmas

T'was a Chiropractic Christmas
by Author Unknown

T'was the day before Christmas,
but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had gone out that Santa was sick.
There would be no visit from jolly St. Nick.
The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,
but Santa was grounded.
He drove down the road,
and what should he see?
But a sign for a doctor, who was a D.C.
Now Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he tried Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance,
in a place such as this, illness hasn't a chance.

The office staff smiled, the music was sappy,
with all of the patients contented and happy.

In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
he was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.
It must be the hurry, the tension and all,
I simply can't seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy;
just kids, toys and whistles,
now I dodge smog, spaceships and missiles.
And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable and just barely able,
with the help of the Doctor, to get on the table.
The Doctor was gentle;
without a fuss or a tussle
he examined the vertebrae
 and relaxed every muscle.
He spotted trouble and then with a click,
started aligning the spine of old St. Nick.
Santa felt aches and pains slipping away
and in no time at all he began to feel gay.
The air was a tingle with new fallen snow
and a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin' to go.

As he went out the door, he threw them a kiss;
why, it had been centuries
since he felt good as this!
Then once more he shouldered
the bag full of toys,
his heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.

Merry Christmas from Ultimate Parctice!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good Nutrition & Lots of Exercise for Healthy Kids

Good Nutrition & Lots of Exercise for Healthy Kids
We're in the middle of a raging epidemic affecting America's youth - the obesity epidemic. The number of American adolescents who are obese increased 300% in the last 40 years.

This is a problem that can potentially affect every family. The good news is that in almost all cases, obesity is a lifestyle disorder. In other words, children become obese because of behaviors learned from their friends and their parents.

Healthy eating and regular exercise are the two critically important steps to take to help ensure your child retains an appropriate weight. With respect to healthy eating -

  • Eliminate all trans fats from your children's diet - this includes almost all fast foods
  • Cut down on sugary drinks (eliminate)
  • Serve at least five portions of fresh fruits and vegetables every day
  • Serve complex carbohydrates such as whole grains
  • Serve lean meat, fish, and poultry
  • Count calories!
Children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. This includes outdoor play, sports, and calisthenics. Make sure your kids are getting enough exercise!! 

use supplements to boost the nutritional value of the foods that are missing in your children diet.


Dr. Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Tacoma Thursday Morning Healthy Edge Group Program

Randy Schroeder & Brian Thiel are the facilitators for the Health Edge in Tacoma.   They run a morning session at the Venue.  

This is  a program that helps to make little changes in you life to improve your overall health.  below is a summary of the course at the venue.

The Tacoma Thursday Morning Healthy Edge Group Program Includes:
  • - 8 weekly meetings facilitated by Healthy Edge Independent Facilitators
  • - One-on-one coaching support
  • - Initial coaching call to set goals
  • - Weekly support through e-mails or phone calls
  • - Healthy Edge meals prepared by Three Chicks Catering, Inc. each week. (Except week 2 (JUMPSTART WEEK))
  • - 12 weeks of unlimited access to The Healthy Edge website (
  • - Full Healthy Edge program including videos, downloadable audios and notes and other support materials
  • - Over 150 Healthy Edge recipes
  • - BONUS GIFT: 1 month supply of top rated adult pharmaceutical grade supplements
  • - Taking back control of your health and weight! FOREVER!
  • * Spouse rates, Class Graduate rates, and children under 18 do not include all of the features listed above. Please discuss these features with the class Facilitators.
  • Tacoma Healthy Edge Course Outline
    8 Weeks to Your Healthy Edge Lifestyle:
    • Week 1: Getting Started on The Healthy Edge – Congratulations on your commitment to yourself and your health. This program is intended to guide you in making lifestyle changes that will not only change your outer body size but you’re inside body as well. This first meeting, we will take your weight, measurements and before pictures. We will also lead you through what it takes to get ready for The Healthy Edge. This is really the beginning. Welcome to The Healthy Edge.
    • Week 2: Insulin Resistance and The Glycemic Index – It may physically and mentally not be your fault for where you are in your health. Learn how to get rid of your carbohydrate cravings and get your insulin levels under control. What is Insulin Resistance? How does it adversely affects weight loss and your health? What is the role of blood sugar? What are the physical and emotional results of consuming low vs. high glycemic foods and meals? Learn why low glycemic shakes and bars will support you in overcoming insulin resistance and can jump start your new healthy lifestyle.
    • Week 3: Eating Out and Eating at The Workplace – How do you take responsibility for your choices and live a life of freedom? How can you succeed living a healthy lifestyle at the workplace? Learn how to prepare your week and set up your environment at work to win. How do you stay on track when eating out? What are you really ordering? We will review the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local restaurants menu’s.
    • Week 4: Exercise – Most people know how to exercise so why don’t we? What is holding you back? Are your goals for exercise to get healthy, fit? How can strength training and circuit training dramatically increase the results you see? How do you know what is your target heart rate? How can you maximize the calories you burn for hours afterwards? Learn how exercise can really be fun.
    • Week 5: Reading Food Labels Part I – Learn about the information found on food labels. What you need to know about carbohydrates, fiber, fats, and proteins to be empowered in your healthy lifestyle? What does low fat, no fat, low calories, etc. really mean when it comes to your weight and health? What is regulated on food labels and what is marketing? What should I be buying organic?
    • Week 6: Reading Food Labels Part II – Know what is in your food and the effects of the 10 most common food additives. Most of these are in the diet foods that are being marketed for weight loss and in the foods you are buying for your children! Get empowered with knowledge! Bring pen and paper - we will review some cooking prep idea’s to make meals at home quick and easy.
    • Week 7: Maximize Fat Loss – “I just have a slow metabolism” will never come out of your mouth again after this seminar! Learn how protein, fiber, and muscle mass can increase the fat and calories you burn daily and change your body! Discover the secret to how fiber and protein contribute to your fat release! Fine tune your Healthy Edge journey by evaluating your progress and identifying what is missing.
    • Week 8: Where Do We Go From Here? - Congratulations! You are ready for the world, almost. Get your final pictures, weight and measurements and see how well you have done! Discuss your victories and challenges ahead and what how you can implement a lifestyle change from the education gained in the last seven weeks. Bring somebody special in your life to share your victory!

4902 Tacoma Mall Blvd. 
Tacoma WA 98409