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Detox with the Docs Starts January 20!

January 1, 2018 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips, News

We hope everyone had a joyous and relaxing holiday season. We all tend to overdo it a bit over the holidays, so this time of year can be a great time to detox. We are offering $20 off our 7-day and 21-day detox programs. The sale is going on from now until February 14.

Pick up your detox kit the next time you’re at our office or call or email us to order one (we can ship to you!). You can detox with the Docs too. Dr. Shanna and Dr. Christine start their programs on January 20.

Detoxification, also known as purification, can help you remove toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins everyday, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Detoxification offers your body additional support so you can get a jumpstart on a healthy 2018.

Need personalized nutritional support? Don’t forget, Rana offers personal nutritional counseling services. Click here to learn more.

Halloween Hand Out Alternatives

October 17, 2017 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips

Detox with the Doc is back!

December 27, 2016 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips, News


Detox with the Doc is here again! We finished the year off with a bang. We blew the lids off of our healthy diets and went a little crazy. The cookies are almost gone, so let’s plan to get back on the right track for 2017. As always the detox kits are on sale for the new year! Save $20 from now until February 13th!

A question I am often asked in the office is “How did my body get out of alignment? Why do I have this pain?” My answer is always “chemical, physical and emotional stressors – it is a perfect storm”. A liver detox helps us to reduce the toxins or stressors coming into our body while promoting and supporting the healthy release of toxins from the body by way of the liver. During the detox you eat only foods that support detoxification, including lots of antioxidants. On the third day of the detox we add a supplement that supports liver detoxification, allowing toxins to be released from the liver. The antioxidants then carry the toxins out of the body.

This year we have a few new options to help you maximize your detox.

1) Rate your Toxic Burden.

We have a Before & After questionnaire included in your detox kit that will rate your level of toxic burden before and after the detox.

2) No more Chemicals in our Cosmetics!

sophytoproWe have started carrying SophytoPRO, a 90% organic, 100% gluten-free, cruelty-free, toxin-free skin care line that won’t break the bank and doesn’t suck!

So what does this have to do with the detox? Our skin is our largest organ and anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. Hidden toxins in cosmetics are a huge issue that many people don’t think about. The average American women is exposed to 126 unique chemicals in her personal care products per day. 126 unique chemicals every day that are linked to cancer and hormone disruption!

If you have done the detox in the past, perhaps this time you step it up and start using effective toxin-free products year round, therefore reducing your toxic load massively! SophytoPRO has a line for anti-aging and a line for acne-prone skin. I have been using it for a year and it just keeps getting better. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

During the detox the SophytoPro products are all 15% off! Learn more at

3) Free classes.

This year we are offering a couple of free classes to assist with your detox!

Rana is teaching a free 30-minute nutrition workshop on Wednesday, January 25, “Sweeten Your Life Without Sugar”. Click here to register for Rana’s workshop.

John is teaching an hour long class that will focus on basic Qi Gong breathing exercises, warm ups and stretches to prepare for meditation and a 20 minute guided meditation. This class will focus on techniques to reduce stress, promote relaxation and increase energy. Click here to register for John’s class.

If you are not doing Detox with the Doc this time we would still love to have you in class! You can sign-up on our website. Stress is toxic!

Yours in Health & Wellness,
Dr. Shanna Fritsch

Detox with the Doc starts Jan. 19! Save now on your New Year’s detox.

January 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips, News

detoxHappy 2015! It’s time for our annual “Detox with the Doc” event. This year we’re offering 25% off both our 21-day Purification Program ($58 savings) and our 7-day Core Restore Program ($25.50 savings). The sale runs from 1/5/15 – 2/16/15. Pick up your detox kit at our office or call us at 312-634-0740 to have us mail you one.

Beginning a detox can be overwhelming. It sounds daunting and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! I have been doing 1-3 liver detoxes per year for over ten years. Let me share with you some of my tips for success:

1. Plan

Timing is the most important part. Plan to do the detox when you don’t have any big eating and drinking events on your schedule. For example, if you have wedding, your birthday, or a holiday during your detox it will be more difficult to be successful. Once you schedule the detox keep those days clear of any extra activities.

2. Simplify

Don’t over complicate the diet changes that are needed. Stick to the basics. You don’t need to spend hour after hour cooking or even shopping to do a detox. Keep it simple.

3. Snack

Make sure to pack yourself lots of healthy snacks. This way you will be less likely to cheat on your detox if you get hungry between meals. Also, eating frequently will reduce the occurrence of headaches due to low blood sugar.

4. De-Stress

During a detox you can expect to be a little more tired than usual. Try to use this time to relax. Do what needs to be done and then go home and rest. Go to bed early.

5. Rest

While detoxing you should not exercise too vigorously. It is important to preserve your energy during a detox program.

6. Timing

Finish your “last meal” at lunchtime and then start the clocks for your detox. This way your last day of the program will end at that same time as the first day began. The detox will seem much shorter this way, even though you will still be sticking to the program guidelines.

7. Wind-down

If you are currently drinking caffeine daily you should start to wean off of it prior to starting the detox. This should help to reduce the chances of headaches related to caffeine withdraw.

8. Upgrade

If you want to get the most out of your detox you can add in some therapies. Saunas, Epsom salt baths, acupuncture, cupping therapy, massage, chiropractic adjustments, oxygen therapy, body wraps, enemas, restorative yoga or a twisting yoga class.

I will be starting my detox in mid-January. This can be a great time for you to do a detox as well. You can benefit from knowing that others (including me) are doing it too!

Journal of American Medical Association suggests Chiropractic Care

October 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips

Chiropractic Month Chicago

This National Chiropractic Health Month consider that many health care professionals recognize the value of conservative, chiropractic treatment for back pain. In fact, a 2013 article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggested chiropractic for low-back pain. Surgery was mentioned as an option only if all else fails. So remember—conservative care first!

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Choose less invasive treatment first for common low-back problems

October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips


Medicare is calling many of today’s spinal fusion surgeries (the permanent joining of two or more spinal vertebrae) “unnecessary.” Common low-back problems, such as stenosis, herniated discs, and disc degeneration are usually better addressed with less invasive treatment.

This National Chiropractic Health Month, choose conservative care first!

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Don’t just mask the pain!

October 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips

Conservative Care Risks

Did you know that prescription painkillers simply mask pain, they don’t cure it? Patients also risk abuse when taking opioids, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cause nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses in the country. In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month, don’t risk it. Choose conservative care first!

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Conservative Cafe is Cost Effective

October 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips

Conservative Care is Cost Effective

Conservative care is safe and can save money. It’s also been proven effective. High-quality research has found non-invasive and nonpharmacologic chiropractic services to be one of the more effective therapies for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

This National Chiropractic Health Month, choose conservative care first!

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month!

October 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips, News

nationalchiropractichealthmonthChoose Conservative Care First. I believe this is the most logical approach to healthcare and that’s why I love being a chiropractor!

October is National Chiropractic Health Month! We would like to encourage all consumers to think “Conservative Care First!” when it comes to their health care, especially when pain is the issue.

For many years, patients would find relief through conservative forms of health care such as chiropractic services only after unsuccessfully trying a range of other, more complex and riskier treatments. Today, that approach has been reversed. Today’s health-conscious patients realize and medical research and guidelines support the idea of exhausting conservative approaches to pain management and other conditions before moving on to other treatments.

“Chiropractic services” refers to manual manipulation and other non-invasive therapies that promote healing. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs, with the average chiropractic program equivalent in classroom hours to medical programs. So this National Chiropractic Health Month, talk to a DC about choosing conservative care first!

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Healthy Easter Egg Dye

April 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Health Tips

Healthy Easter Egg DyeFor many Americans, Easter or Passover is a celebration that includes religion, friends, family, food and of course an Easter egg hunt! As a child, I remember dyeing Easter eggs with my family and always enjoyed it. Now, as a health care provider I wonder if there is a healthier alternative to dying eggs than what I used in the 80’s. The dye that I remember using now includes chemical ingredients such as artificial colors and sodium lauryl sulfate to name a couple.

So, what’s the problem with these ingredients? Studies suggest that artificial colors (generally made from petroleum) may increase hyperactivity and focus issues in children, are possible carcinogens, and may also be disruptive to their fragile hormone balance. These chemicals have been banned in Norway, Finland, France, Austria and the UK. Similarly, many studies have found that sodium lauryl sulfate may likely have a connection with cancer, hormone disruption, and developmental issues. I believe that this chemical has been banned in Europe and possibly Central America as well.

Do you really want you or your kids to be touching and then eating such things? Of course not, so this is what you can do:

1) Pass on the store bought egg dye or making your own with artificial food coloring.

2) Buy or check your kitchen for frozen blueberries, turmeric, paprika, white vinegar, and a lemon or two.

3) Read full directions at this link, but basically boil for 5 minutes with water and you are ready to get started!

4) Want brighter eggs? Let the hard-boiled eggs soak overnight in the dye.

5) Want more colors? Get creative! Beets, fruit juices, cabbage, coffee, and red onion skins can all be used to make a array of colors!

6) No time for such shenanigans? Buy a natural egg dyeing kit, there are many different kits available, like this one:

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy Holiday!

– Dr. Fritsch