Lose Unhealthy Fat for GOOD this New Year


There is a good chance you or someone you know has the New Year's goal to lose some unwanted weight, whether it's extra fluff that showed up from one too many holiday cookies or it's pounds you've carried for years.

As a holistic health provider, we say "YES!!! YOU GO!" to people wanting to get healthier and find a more balanced weight. The unfortunate part is that we witness many people not achieve this goal and even years prior, we ourselves let that kind of goal slip.

But something changed all of that for us, and for many of our patients we have educated and it's UNDERSTANDING why fat is clinging and staying put in your body with little budging.

It all comes down to toxicity. Yes, the fried cheese sticks and chocolate brownies can make you fat, but it is because of the toxic makeup of those items.

When anything that is toxic enters the body, it goes to the liver to be dealt with. The issue is when the liver is sluggish or overloaded, it cannot truly deal with it. If you eat a typical American diet, you can bet it is sluggish. If you drink lots of caffeine and little water, its overloaded. If you take medications and are around toxic products like cleaners and paint, your liver needs support. See, when the liver cannot flush the toxin or heavy metal out, it stores it and wraps fat around it to PROTECT you. The toxin cannot do as much damage if fat is wrapped around it. A fatty liver is essentially a liver that has had to store so much toxins it started storing them on the OUTSIDE of the liver until it was fatty.

The more toxins / heavy metals = the more body fat %


The mind-shift happens when you truly understand this. "I am not 'fat'. I simply have a high toxic load in my body and I need to DETOX." Then the weight will fall off. Not for a few months, but for GOOD. Many people try so hard to lose a few pounds and it takes everything in them and then it gets put right back on. That is because they aren't dealing with the ROOT of the issues: The toxic / heavy metal build up within the body.

Can you shift from saying "I am trying to lose weight" to "I am trying to clean up my body of the bad stuff. I trust the unhealthy weight will fall away as I do so"?

Sip Your Way to Great Health: Herbal Tea!

We love herbal teas. It makes healing and supporting your body convenient and delicious. We worked with local herbalist Ruth Shelton, The Empirical Herbalist, to create a CUSTOM tea blend for our office. Tulsi, peppermint and eucalyptus... it boosts the immune system, helps with scratchy throats and frayed nerves and more.

Try it at your next appointment and even purchase a can to take home.

Dr. Ryan's Holiday Gift Guide

Supporting someone on their mission to true health is the best gift you can give! Love, encouragement, accountability - it's worth more than gold. However, here are also some unique gift ideas to support them as well!

Let Your Brain Flow

Neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s are growing in prevalence all around the world.

Nearly 1 in 6 of the world’s population suffer from a neurological disorder.

Your body has Cerebral Spinal Fluid that acts like oil lubricating your brain and spinal cord. It is created in the deepest part of your brain and pumps down the spinal column. When there is a structural shift (misalignment) in the base of your skull and the top of the neck, this disrupts that crucial flow.

Just like a clogged toilet where the pipes get stopped up.

Research is showing that when this fluid clogs up in your brain...

Metabolic waste and proteins linger, causing damage to brain tissue

A high-pressure environment is created that causes compression of brain matter (usually resulting in migraines and headaches) that wears out brain tissue, similar to a river smoothing out a rock over time.

Due to these negative impacts, that misalignment in the neck region of your spine can become a contributing factor to neurodegenerative diseases.

At Summit Chiropractic, we release the body back to proper alignment, allowing healthy Cerebral Spinal Fluid flow!

Nature’s Flu Shot


What a trying winter season last year as so many people, maybe even you, went down with the flu (or cough, runny nose, nausea, high temperature, you name it) and had to watch their body put up a fight.

In our office, we always tell our patients, “The best way to prevent sickness is to develop a ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM (because that's your army against invaders!)”

There are many lifestyle choices that will support and strengthen that system and many folks don’t realize that a chiropractic adjustment is one of the most powerful!

The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Neural dysfunctions due to spinal shifts are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and immune system.

That's why when a patient calls in to say they woke up sick and need to cancel, we tell them to do everything they possibly can to make it to their appointment because our care helps the body boost the healing up!

A visit to Dr. Ryan’s table may get them back to work, school or life faster.

Now, back to that virus that seems to be all over the news this time of year. Please, call on your trusted holistic practitioner, whether it is Summit Chiropractic or not. They will teach you about your body and how to support it naturally.


Here is a great recipe to share with anybody who wants a daily immune system boost to sip on:

  • 32oz of filtered water

  • juice from 1 organic lemon

  • grate 1 tsp fresh ginger (peel off skin first)

  • 1 tsp local honey