My 1st post on the #ChiroThin Weight Loss Program

Here at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL (Northern Macoupin County) we (my wife Eugena aka Gluten Free Gena and I) have been offering the #ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program for approximately 6 months now and we’ve seen some downright amazing results!

Our last 2 patients who just completed the program lost 23.5 & 22.5 lbs in just 6 weeks! And we had 3 new patients start the program on Monday. These are exciting times!

I recently took “The Dr. Todd Show” at AskDrTodd.com on location to Sullivan Chiro in Chatham (20 minutes north of Virden) where Dr. Gene & Sara also run a successful ChiroThin practice. I picked their brains and they shared some amazing info with me and my vlog viewers!

Please check out our ChiroThin videos.
My complete ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program Video Playlist is available at YouTube as well.

If you’d rather not have to click over to YouTube, I’ve embedded the full playlist for you right here. Any new videos added after this blog post’s creation will appear here as well, not just the recent Sullivan Chiro interviews:

Dr Todd & Dr Gene - The Dr Todd Show

Dr Todd Austin interviews Dr Gene Sullivan for The Dr Todd Show at AskDrTodd.com

If you’d rather just watch my interviews with Dr. Gene & Sara, then here they are in chronological order.
Video 1 of 2 with Dr. Gene of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

DrGene on ChiroThin and Diabetes

DrGene talks about ChiroThin & Diabetes to Dr Todd – AskDrTodd.com


Video 2 of 2 with Dr. Sullivan:

My interview with Chiropractic Assistant / R.N. Sara Adams of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

Many thanks to both Dr. Sullivan & Sara for a plethora of excellent info about their successes with ChiroThin. You two rock!

And here is our brochure on ChiroThin:

Inside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss Program brochure – page 1 of 2

Outside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss brochure – Page 2

At Austin Family Chiropractic, one of our rules is that we don’t try anything out on you that one of us hasn’t tried out first on each ourselves or a family member. With that being said, my wife Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T / Chiropractic Assistant has gone through the ChiroThin program herself twice. On each occasion she has lost 26 pounds! You go, Gena!!!

GlutenFreeGena at P.F.Chang's

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from GlutenFreeGena.com at P.F.Chang’s.

Please contact us if we can be of further assistance with the ChiroThin weight loss program. Since Spring has sprung, bathing suit season is just around the corner. This is a 6 week (or 42 day) long program.

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
157 N. Springfield St.
(West Side Square)
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3100
draustin@royell.net

Here’s a Nice Glute ( Gluteus, Gluteal or Buttocks ) Stretching Exercise! Helpful Variation for Calves & Hamstrings too.

Hello all,
I’d like to share my latest stretching exercise video with you. This is a top notch exercise for stretching out the Gluteal muscles of the buttock area. It’s also somewhat helpful if you suffer from a piriformis muscle issue such as a “piriformis spasm”. Your Chiropractor may have even told you that you have a painful condition known as “Piriformis Syndrome” which can send radiating symptoms down one of your lower extremities thus mimicking a lumbar disc herniation. This #GluteStretch could be somewhat helpful for #PiriformisSyndrome too.

We can also perform a variation of this #exercise which is excellent for targeting the calf muscles and stretching the hamstrings to some degree as well.

If you have any questions for me about this exercise, please feel free to either comment here, comment below this video directly on Youtube or email me at draustin@royell.net .

Dr. Todd's Gluteus Stretch

Dr. Todd’s daughter performs the Glute Stretch.

Dr. Todd’s Glute Stretch

As always, if you’re not sure if you should be doing this stretch or not, please consult your Doctor of Chiropractic or other healthcare provider first.

Happy Stretching!

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic

OMG! I haven’t posted about Biomats here for 10 months. So here’s what YOU missed…

In October 2014 we discovered that we were teaching about a dozen other folks about the amazing Biomat technology including 1 fellow D.C. and 2 Reiki Masters. So in November we threw together our 1st ever Quarterly Central IL Biomat training event at our Virden home. It went incredibly well and there was a lot of energy there!

Gena on BioBliss 11-8-2014

BiomatGena / Eugena Austin getting on her Biomat BioBliss at the November 2014 Biomat Training Event in Central IL

Back in July 2014 Eugena and I had started a closed Biomat Tips facebook group for our Biomat distributors, our Biomat customers or those with interest in possibly purchasing a Biomat from us someday. Around November 2014 lots of energy started happening there as well. As I type this there are now 70 people in this group including many key contributors. There is a plethora of quality info to be found in our closed group on:
– using Biomats in the home,
– using Biomat therapy in the clinical setting &
– sharing / selling Biomats.

DrTodd & Gena's closed group

Dr. Todd & Eugena’s Closed Biomat Tips group Distributors and Customers including Holistic Healthcare Providers on Facebook.

Then in February we held our first major chiropractic seminar Biomat Therapy booth event at the 2015 annual Professional Football Chiropractic Society conference in Indy.

Dr Austin & Dr Brady at the PFCS '15 Biomat booth.

Dr Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy w/ Dr Frank Brady of the Philadelphia Eagles at the PFCS 2015 booth.

DrMiller from the #NEPats & BiomatGena at PFCS '15

Dr Mike Miller from the New England Pats & Eugena at the Biomat Therapy booth at PFCS ’15 in Indy.

Later in February, I met with fellow Biomat Therapy practitioner, fellow Cold Laser Therapist, fellow Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinical Nutrition guru Dr. Bryan Reid at Your Health Solutions in Maryville, IL to film a couple of episodes of “The Biomat Show” in the 618.

Here’s Dr. Bryan interviewing me about incorporating far infrared thermotherapy with cold lasers, nutrition and chiropractic extremity adjusting for Tough Knee Pain:

Then I interviewed Dr. Reid about his amazing results using far infrared along with nutritional support, cold laser therapy and low force chiropractic for all sorts of Peripheral Neuropathy in the St. Louis Metro East area:

Solving Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Bryan Reid.

Solving Tough Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Reid & Dr. Austin.


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, The “Solving Peripheral Neuropathy” interview I did with Dr. Reid is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

February also brought us the brand new and improved Purple carrying cases for both Pro Mats and Mini-Mats:

Aren’t they beautiful?!?

Also in 2/2015 The Quantum Energy Pad became a Core Biomat product:

We held our 2nd quarterly Biomat training, once again at our central IL home, in March 2015. It was awesome too! This was the first time having guest presenters. TY to Dr. Bryan Reid of Maryville and Jamie Jones from near Mattoon for both doing an excellent job in that capacity!

Dr Bryan Reid speaks at 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Bryan Reid from Nobbe Family Chiropractic of Maryville, IL speaks at the March ’15 Biomat Training in Virden.

Dr Todd demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Todd Austin demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training in Virden, IL.

Then we held our 3rd Quarterly Central Illinois Biomat Training Event in May 2015. It was an incredible event also! Lots of positive energy!!! And a great big thank you to both Iva Jones of Nokomis and Nancy Tripp from the Quad Cities for being our guest presenters. It was great having folks from 3 different states in attendance!!!

Dr. Todd demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole - 5-2-15

Dr. Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole Nichols from St. Louis Biomat at the May 2015 Central IL Training Event.

Eugena Austin, LMT speaks on Incorporating Biomat into Massage Practice on 5-2-15

Eugena B. Austin, LMT spoke on “Successfully Incorporating Biomat into a Massage Therapy Practice” at the May ’15 Central IL Biomat Training Event.

We’ve been staying busy with both the cold lasers and the biomats at the clinic. We’ve been filming a lot of short healing LIGHT therapy & Cold Laser Therapy testimonial videos lately too.

Healing LIGHT therapy for Acute Knee Pain from a Football Injury:

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Severe Buttock Pain (referred to us by another area Doctor of Chiropractic):

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Post-Radiation Peripheral Neuropathy:

Far Infrared Thermotherapy solves Chronic Low Back Pain which was unable to helped by the Orthopedic Surgeon, Physical Therapy or Chiropractic care:

At the Effective & Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, we are truly doing what no one in Central IL has ever even attempted to do before as it pertains to our mission of:
“Bringing effective and affordable access to superior healing LIGHT therapy modalities to the masses, both in the clinical setting and in the comforts of one’s home”.

As we look up here in mid-June 2015, we are now training 47 Biomat distributors including a total of 21 other holistic healthcare providers. This is truly #amazing! We now have large clumps of Biomat owners not only in Virden, Springfield, Hillsboro and Nokomis here in central IL, but in the St. Louis metro area, the Quad Cities of Illinois & Iowa, the Memphis, TN area and throughout the state of New Hampshire!

#LetThereBeLIGHT
#RockTheLIGHT

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

#DrTodd Austin
Diamond Executive Club Member, The Biomat Company

Dr. Todd, It’s November (ie, Cold & Flu Season) and I feel like crud. What can I do to get over this?

Yes. As it is #COLDandFLU Season, I get the above question quite a lot lately.

One of the main things that we should be doing other than getting our spine adjusted, getting proper rest, eating clean and drinking our Kombucha is to be taking the appropriate supplements and herbs to support our immune system during this time of the year.

So I recently had the honor and privilege of getting together with a whole food nutrition and herb guru from right here in central IL. I interviewed her about 2 supplements (1 an herb, 1 a whole food complex) which support or modulate the immune system. The truth is that you’d be asking for trouble by not taking these 2 supplements this time of year where we are definitely experiencing winter weather in Illinois.

Dr Annette Schippel on Echinacea Premium by Standard Process

Cover Screen from Dr Annette Schippel on Echinacea Premium by Standard Process as interviewed by #DrTodd Austin for “The Dr. Todd Show” at AskDrTodd.com .

First, I interviewed Dr. Annette Schippel about ECHINACEA PREMIUM by STANDARD PROCESS / MEDIHERB.

TY, Dr. Annette for helping me to get this awesome information on one of my favorite herbs to our viewers. #YouRock!

Dr Annette Schippel Congaplex cover screen

Dr Annette Schippel Congaplex by Standard Process cover screen as interviewed by Dr Todd Austin for AskDrTodd.com .

And lastly, Dr. Annette talked to me and our viewers about CONGAPLEX by STANDARD PROCESS.

Both of these supplements are available at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL as well as at Schippel Chiropractic which has locations in both Jacksonville and Springfield.

Yours in health,

#DrTodd

Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! Can you help PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Dr Todd Austin & Jackie Rakers on PF

Dr Todd Austin is interviewed by Jackie Rakers on Plantar Fasciitis foot pain.

A lady at a local store recently asked me the following question.

“Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! My M.D. told me that what I have is called PLANTAR FASCIITIS? I’d never heard of such a condition before. Can you help this at Austin Family Chiropractic?”

Let me start out by saying that I have a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong history of:
a) suffering from (before I was a Doctor),
b) researching (as a senior Chiropractic student) and now
c) successfully treating (as a Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist) “P.F.” or PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

It baffles my mind that although I had over 150 YouTube educational videos online, 65 of which I did in 2013, that I had none on this condition known as P.F., which had been so near and dear to both my feet and my heart for decades. So I got together with my friend and patient Jackie Rakers to remedy the situation. Thank you kindly, Jackie. You did an awesome job with the interview!!!

So here you have it, ladies & gents…. my much awaited video on my story as a former P.F. sufferer and the scoop on the latest advances in alternative PLANTAR FASCIITIS treatment, all of which we utilize to help PF sufferers on a regular basis at AFC in Virden.

Enjoy.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director at Austin Family Chiropractic

Hey Dr. Todd, what do you know about JUICING and HEALTHY SMOOTHIES?

Healthy Smoothies

His & her SMOOTHIES enjoyed by Dr. Todd & Gluten Free Gena

[The above question was from Michelle via private facebook message.]

Dr Todd Austin interviewing Dr Davis

Dr Todd Austin interviewing Dr Georgia Davis for an episode of The Dr Todd Show

Hi Michelle,

As you may know, I’m a big fan of using my NutriBullet to make healthy whole food (45% veggies, 45% fruits, 10% nuts or seeds) smoothies called “Nutriblasts”.

Technically JUICING is different than what I’m accustomed to through my nearly 2 decades of using a Vitamix, then a Magic Bullet and now my NutriBullet. So to answer your question, Michelle, I decided to take the traveling DR. TODD SHOW on location to the office of my friend and Holistic Medical Doctor / Neuro-Psychiatrist Georgia Davis, M.D. In this video, Dr. Davis will give you the scoop on JUICING. Dr. Davis practices in Springfield, IL. Enjoy!

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
Virden, IL 62690

P.S. If you’d like to be able to make a smoothie that tastes as good as (or usually even better than) a DQ Blizzard, then here is a bonus video for you. And as you can see here, children love them! And they are GLUTEN FREE. In fact, my better half GlutenFreeGena enjoys them quite often. Enjoy!!!

“Hey Dr. Todd, what is a BIOMAT and how does it work?”

Eugena aka BiomatGena

Eugena Austin, L.M.T. is also known as Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor #BiomatGena of #TeamGena

Dr. Todd's youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd’s youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd purchased his very first Biomat in 7/2013 acting on the advice of one of his healing LIGHT therapy mentors. He loves it, as do his wife Eugena (aka #GlutenFreeGena or #BiomatGena ) and their 3 kids. Dr. Todd invited fellow BIOMAT expert Clint W. to join him at Austin Family Chiropractic to shoot a series of 4 episodes of “The Doctor Todd Show” (aka The Toastmaster Todd Show” and what has since morphed into The Biomat Show ) about questions regarding far infrared (FIR) technology.

Here is episode 1 with Dr. Todd Austin interviewing Clint about how far infrared thermotherapy technology works:

Clint 1 of 3 on Ask Dr Todd

Clint W 1 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, Episode 1 of 3 is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Here is episode 2 with Clint demonstrating a far infrared thermotherapy elbow pain treatment to Dr. Todd Austin:

Episode 3 is all about far infrared thermotherapy technology to improve #Athletic #Recovery. #DrTodd Austin, team #Chiropractic Physician, team #ColdLaser Therapist & team #Trainer for the #Springfield Foxes since 2011 interviews Clint about his experiences working with FIR alongside Olympic team doctor, Dr. Williams.

Clint 3 of 3 - AskDrTodd

Clint W 3 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Episode 3 of 3 has suffered a similar fate as Episode 1 and is now only available as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS. If you don’t like it, please complain to your legislators. I remember when this used to be a FREE COUNTRY which included FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Not so much in 2015 and beyond though. Now anything which could be perceived as cutting into either Big Pharma or Big Medicine’s big fat profit margins will be censored!!!

And finally, at 131 degrees Fahrenheit Dr. Todd gives new meaning to the term ‘sitting in the hot seat’ as Clint turns the table and interviews Dr. Austin in Episode 4:

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing FIR treatment.

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing far infrared thermal treatment.

Dr. Todd’s wife #GlutenFreeGena uses our far infrared thermal mat for the purposes of reducing stress and fatigue on her gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, soda-free wellness journey. Through 8-24-14, Eugena is crushing it and has lost 71 lbs over the past 12 months by being #GlutenFreeGena. I give her three 30-minute therapeutic massages per week combined with FIR (What can I say other than she deserves every single one of them). And Gena even sleeps on the far infrared mat 4 nights per week as well. Click here to go to our Austin Family Chiropractic Biomat Informational Page.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director, Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist
Austin Family Chiropractic
Business Manager for #TheBiomatCompany Diamond Executive Distributor Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T.
Virden, IL

A recent DIETING question that I received via email.

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I received the following QUESTION two weeks ago via e-mail regarding WEIGHT LOSS: “Hey, Dr. Todd. I saw your website and saw some interesting things on diets and eating healthier there.” {He was referring to this page on my AFCvirden website:  http://www.afcvirden.com/loseweight.html } “Next … Continue reading

A question about HEART HEALTH that I was asked yesterday.

Yesterday while attending my local Chamber of Commerce meeting, we heard about a business owner in town who has a grown child (although still relatively young compared to me & most of the others at the meeting) who recently suffered a heart attack.  Of course our collective thoughts and prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery.

A lady sitting near me said “Oh my God, that’s too young!”.  I agreed that it was.  She then went on to ask me “Is there anything that us 40 & 50 yr olds at the meeting could be doing to decrease our chance of a HEART ATTACK?”  My

Dr. Todd displays the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You”.

For a more in-depth look at heart disease, the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” is now available at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

reply was a resounding “Absolutely!” 

This lady who I like to kid around with because she knows very, very little about health looked at me like I was nuts.  I guess she expected me to say that we were all doomed to suffer such a fate.  

I went on to explain that just 30 minutes prior to the meeting I had taken all of my AM nutritional supplements, about 14 of them in all.  Once again, I got the ‘you must be off your rocker’ glance from her.  I told her that by taking 4 of these supplements, I had just decreased my chance of DYING of a HEART ATTACK by a whopping 81% as compared to her.  In fact, she takes NO nutritional supplements, and her idea of a balanced breakfast is ‘Fruit Loops’ cereal because she saw a commercial once that stated it was healthy cereal due to being fortified with 17 vitamins & minerals. 

I mentioned that diet also had a lot to do with it.  If all you eat is stuff out of bags, boxes and cans, survey says – that’s not a very healthy diet.

If you’d like to know about the 4 supplements I’m referring to, all of which we keep in stock at http://www.AFCvirden.com , please respond to this blog post, and I’ll be happy to explain further.

In the meantime …. in the video below, I go into some detail about 3 of the supplements and why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are a total racket:

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
http://www.AskDrTodd.com