Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin are having Much Success with the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin have been offering the #ChiroThin Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program for about 10 months at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden. Both of them have now experienced personal success on the ChiroThin program as well.

The Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program was developed by one of Austin’s former classmates at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO, Dr. Jason Strotheide. Both Dr. Todd & Dr. Jason are originally from Granite City, IL. Austin has been practicing at AFC in Virden since 1996. Both are 1993 Logan graduates.

Strotheide developed the program 6 years ago. Dr. Strotheide reports that over 750 U.S. chiropractic clinics now offer the program. “ChiroThin which is based around teaching its participants the way to eat to promote rapid weight loss and long term health and wellness has been responsible for over 85,000 Americans losing over 2,000,000 pounds in the last 6 years.” says Strotheide.

Initially, Dr. Austin was a huge skeptic of the ChiroThin weight loss program and vowed that there was no way he’d ever offer it in his clinic.

Then late in 2015, Dr. Todd’s wife Eugena wanted to try the ChiroThin program herself. Gena successfully lost 26 lbs in 6 weeks. After going off the program for a few weeks she went back on ChiroThin for another 6 weeks and lost 26 lbs more pounds. Since it had worked well for his wife twice and since some other chiropractors who’s opinions he valued had told him that they too were having success with it, both personally and in their clinics, Austin decided to go ahead and offer ChiroThin.

ChiroThin logo on AFC Front Window

ChiroThin logo on Austin Family Chiropractic Front Window

Something strange happened to Dr. Todd though between his initial skepticism about ChiroThin and eventually implementing it into his chiropractic practice in 2016. Dr. Todd had always been thin and had struggled to gain weight. But once he hit the age of 45 his metabolism changed and he now had to worry about the battle of the bulge just like millions of other Americans. In the summer of 2015 Dr. Todd set out to lose weight his own way, by following a weight loss book written by another fellow chiropractor. Austin was successful although it took a while. He lost all 15 lbs he set out to lose, but it took 13 weeks (ie, 3 months) to do so. Between the Fall of 2015 and and the Spring of 2017, after suffering a bad weight training injury which led to his inability to workout and consequently getting out of shape, Dr. Todd had gained all 15 lbs back. After “growing out of” all but 2 of the 16 pair of dress pants hanging in his closet, and with the other 2 barely able to button closed, Eugena suggested it was time the two of them do ChiroThin together.

Dr Todd fits in these pants once again thanks to ChiroThin!

Dr Todd fits in these size 32″ pants once again thanks to ChiroThin!

So the first weekend in May 2017 both Dr. Todd and Eugena went on the 6 week ChiroThin program as a team. She lost 32.2 lbs in 42 days. Dr. Todd lost all 15 lbs in just 17 days. After the ChiroThin “Losing Phase” Dr. Todd went on to the ChiroThin “Maintenance Phase” where he’s now been since May 23rd. “The maintenance part of the ChiroThin program actually teaches people how to eat healthy for the rest of their lives” says Austin “as opposed to many of the fad diets out there.” Dr. Todd has been working out again since going on the Maintenance Phase, 4 days per week for 8 weeks now, has maintained his weight loss and has added 4 lbs of lean muscle mass. “I honestly didn’t believe in my wildest dreams that I could have lost 15 lbs in just 2 and 1/2 weeks!” said Dr. Todd. “This is definitely enough to get and keep me excited about ChiroThin, both as a middle aged guy and as a Chiropractic Physician.”

Our biggest losers so far at our Northern Macoupin County clinic have been Gena on the female side losing 32.2 lbs in 6 weeks and a male patient named Tony who lost an impressive 40 lbs in 6 weeks! The Austins have thoroughly enjoyed helping other central Illinoisans to reach their personal weight loss goals with the ChiroThin program since September of 2016.

Dr. Todd has been a video blogger since 2009 and has produced several recent educational videos about the ChiroThin program and how it works including interviewing other ChiroThin healthcare providers. Those videos can all be seen here:

ChiroThin Healthy Fruit Ideas:

ChiroThin Healthy Vegggie Ideas:

ChiroThin Lean Meat Ideas:

ChiroThin Ideas on how to Drink Enough Water:

What’s the ChiroThin Program consist of?:

Interview #1:

Interview #2:

Interview #3:

For pricing and more information about ChiroThin or to schedule your FREE Consultation with Dr. Todd & Eugena, please call the clinic at 217-965-3100 or email Dr. Todd at draustin@royell.net .

By the way, if you’re a person who only needs to lose in the neighborhood of 8 to 15 lbs we now have less lengthy and even more affordable ChiroThin options available to suit your needs as well. Please contact Todd or Gena for details.

Todd W. Austin, D.C.

North Mac ChiroThin logo

North Mac ChiroThin logo

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Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin host Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Virden in Central, IL hosted their quarterly Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event on Saturday August 29th at their home. They are the owners of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, which is located in northern Macoupin County (20 minutes north of Carlinville and 25 minutes south of Springfield).

FIR Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Fall 2015 Midwest FIR Training: Far Infrared Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Dr. Todd graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1993 and relocated to Virden with his wife Eugena, a Licensed Massage Therapist, in 1996. They opened AFC in October that year. In 2004, Dr. Austin was introduced to Cold Laser Therapy which totally fascinated him. In July of 2005 the clinic purchased their first three cold laser therapy devices. Since that time, Dr. Todd has added several other cold lasers to his toolkit, has spent 5 seasons on the sideline as the Official Team Cold Laser Therapist of a semi-pro football team (working closely with an orthopedic surgeon during 3 of those seasons) and performed over 21,000 cold laser therapy treatments on central Illinoisans.

Cold Laser Therapy for foot neuroma

LLLT for a painful foot neuroma performed by Dr. Todd

One of Dr. Todd’s Cold Laser Therapy mentors introduced him to Far Infrared (FIR) Thermotherapy in May of 2013 shortly after he was informed that he had suffered an inguinal hernia. This diagnosis was NOT good news at the time. The surgeon said “You won’t be able to adjust your chiropractic patients for at least 14 days. Thus you’ll need to take 2 whole weeks off from work.” Austin’s mentor said that the recovery time could likely be cut in half using FIR technology. His lasers helped to calm down the pain temporarily but the surgery was inevitable. So Todd purchased his very own FIR device in July 2013, just 10 days before his surgery. It was as good as advertised, as he was back adjusting chiropractic patients on Day #8 after surgery!!!

Dr. Austin displays the Mini Far Infrared therapy device

Todd Austin, D.C. from Virden IL displays the Mini Far Infrared heat therapy device at his chiropractic clinic.

Austin slowly and hesitantly introduced the technology into his Chiropractic Cold Laser Therapy practice after that, not really sure at first how recovering from an inguinal hernia surgical repair in nearly half the time translated into helping out the chronic knee pain, shoulder pain, foot pain and back pain sufferers who he typically found himself treating on a daily basis in his clinic. Then in May 2014 he had a very tough peripheral neuropathy case. The patient was from Springfield and came to see Dr. Todd twice per week for about a month. This was such a tough case that both chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy were completely ineffective at providing any pain relief whatsoever, which is highly unusual. After a single 20 minute Far Infrared treatment, the patient noticed a difference as she stated “For the very first time in 14 years it feels like my leg is waking up, coming back to life, attempting to heal up”. After 3 visits she asked if she could purchase one saying “I see you twice per week for a 20 minute treatment. That’s 40 minutes per week. Wouldn’t it make more sense if I had one at home and used it daily?”. Dr. Todd couldn’t dispute her logic. These FIR mats sell for $710. Eugena signed up through the clinic to be a distributor so they could sell one to this nice lady who was experiencing such great benefit. After this, neither Todd nor Eugena were gun shy anymore about introducing FIR technology to others, especially after seeing how it essentially gave that lady her life back.

Eugena Austin with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow

Eugena Austin, LMT with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow at the clinic in Virden, IL

Then in October 2014, Dr. Todd decided he’d like to go about training other doctors as it pertains to implementing this amazing FIR technology into their practices as well. “We also train non-healthcare providers to use them as well, as many people buy the FIR mats to use daily at home.” stated Austin. Todd & Eugena held their 1st training event at their home last November. It went well and thus became a quarterly event which happens in March, May & August as well. The Austins usually cover the technology during the 4 hour event including how the FIR products are used, what conditions respond best to Far Infrared Thermotherapy, how the technology works, how to share the technology with laypersons, how to share the technology with other Doctors of Chiropractic, etc. They typically have from 1 to 3 guest speakers at these events as well.

Dr Todd with purple mini carrying case 8-29-15

Dr Todd with the purple mini carrying case at the Fall Midwest FIR Training on 8-29-15

The most recent event was another successful one with 13 attendees present on 8-29-15 from 3 different states! There were 4 folks in attendance from the Quad Cities (3 from Iowa), 3 from Indiana, 3 from the St. Louis metro east area and the remainder from central IL. The lone guest speaker for the Fall 2015 FIR Training Event was Mrs. Iva J. Jones from Nokomis, IL who spoke on “How To Successfully Introduce the Technology to Holistic Healthcare Providers”. Iva enjoys introducing chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, veterinarians and laypeople to FIR technology.

Iva Jones speaks at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

Iva Jones from Nokomis spoke at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

The next event, the Winter 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Training, will be held at the Virden Area Community Center on Saturday November 7th from 1 to 5 PM. It is a FREE event. For anyone planning to attend, please contact Dr. Todd at 217-965-3100 or draustin@royell.net to RSVP.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Therapy demo.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Heat Therapy demo at the 2015 Fall Midwest Training Event.

There was another exciting announcement at the event as Dr. Todd and Eugena were holding a contest for their distributors and customers. The contest went for 5 weeks and ended just 2 days before the Fall Training. They gave away nearly $1,500 worth of Far Infrared Thermotherapy devices. Winners were Iva Jones, Barb Callahan from Carlinville and Dr. Shane McConnell from the Cleveland, OH area.

The Austins are now training 42 other health and wellness care providers throughout the U.S. on FIR technology including 19 other Chiropractic Clinics.

Dr Austin Biobliss Dr Bemis

Dr Todd Austin lets Dr David Bemis from Alton, IL experience the Far Infrared BioBliss Experience on 8-29-2015 at the 2015 Fall FIR Training Event.

In related news, Austin Family Chiropractic will hold their next Light Night Event at the clinic on the West Side of the Virden Square at 6 PM on Thursday September 17th. It’s a free 75 minute informational event about both cold laser therapy and far infrared therapy. Dr. Todd will demonstrate both treatments on a patient, then everyone in attendance will get to try out a FIR mat. 5 seats remain. Please contact Todd or Eugena to RSVP for the September Light Night Event.

LightNight preview

At Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL our next FREE Light Night happens on September 17th at 6 PM.

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

Hey Dr. Todd, How do you incorporate the Biomat into your Chiropractic Practice?

In the inaugural *public Episode of “The Biomat Show”, Dr. Todd Austin, clinical director of The Effective & Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL is interviewed by fellow central IL Biomat enthusiast Martha Ruppert.

Martha & #DrTodd TheBiomatShow 1

Martha Ruppert & Dr. Todd Austin in Episode 1 of #TheBiomatShow.

In this episode, Martha asks #DrTodd “How do you incorporate Biomat technology into your Chiropractic practice?” and “How do you feel about your patients who purchase Biomats for AT HOME use?”

Cold Laser Clinic - Effective & Affordable

Cold Laser Clinic – Effective & Affordable in Virden, IL near Auburn & Springfield

Dr. Todd is also the business manager for his wife Eugena Austin’s Diamond Executive #TheBiomatCompany Distributorship. Eugena is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Both Todd and Eugena have implemented Biomat into their practices very successfully since late 3/2014 and have exposed well over 150 people to the technology in just 5 short months, having sold over 30 Biomats in the process.

Eugena aka BiomatGena

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

*There are also ‘unlisted’ episodes of “The Biomat Show” as well. They are for customers of Austin Family Chiropractic, customers of #BiomatGena and distributors of http://BiomatGena.com & for Cold Laser Consulting clients of Dr. Todd.

EPISODE #1 of http://TheBiomatShow.com SPONSORED BY:

Biomat Gena Business Card

Biomat Therapy Business Card for DrTodd & BiomatGena

Dr. Todd, I’d like to get Cold Laser Therapy, but I don’t live close to you. What should I do?

Well, I get this question a lot from both my YouTube viewers and my Facebook followers.

So I’d like to introduce to you, the AFFORDABLE COLD LASER CLINIC, which is located at AUSTIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC in Virden, IL.

All cold laser therapy devices are not created equal. Some are very over-priced, yet routinely under-perform. 🙁
Likewise, all cold laser therapists are not trained equally either. Just because a healthcare practitioner owns a cold laser doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is either adept and / or confident in it’s use for a wide range of health conditions. There are also a fair degree of healthcare shysters out there who are getting into #ColdLasers in an effort to make a quick buck while ripping people off. This, ladies & gents, is where my services come in super handy.

Dr. Austin cold lasering a patient's hand for OA.

Dr. Todd Austin performing cold laser therapy on a patient’s hand for arthritis pain.

Currently, I am training other healthcare providers in GA, IA, IL, PA, TX and Ontario, Canada to be confident, masterful Cold Laser Therapists through my Cold Laser Consulting business. If you live close to one of them, then I’d love to refer you to one of their clinics!

If you personally go to or know of a chiropractor, acupuncturist or massage therapist (who doesn’t live near one of my trained cold laser therapists) that you think could benefit from adding low-level laser therapy (aka LLLT) to his or her practice’s offerings, please feel free to put them in contact with me. I’d love to help get them up to speed on this wonderful, non-invasive, 21st Century healing technology.

I’ve helped thousands of Central Illinois patients with Cold Laser Therapy over the past decade. #ColdLaserTherapy is truly both my CALLING and my PASSION!

#ColdLaserConsulting testimonial

Cold Laser Consulting testimonial from a happy client in Texas.

Here, one of my satisfied Cold Laser Therapy clients, Dr. Bryan Reid from the St. Louis Metro East area interviews me about my work as a Cold Laser Consultant:

I currently am aware of one totally overpriced LLLT chiropractor in Springfield IL (practically my back yard), as well as super-unaffordable cold laser D.C.s in both Tupelo MS & Dallas TX (Google search “The B.S. of Dr. S.” for more details about the latter) who are trying their darndest to extract from $6,000 to $7,500 per patient from desperate chronic pain and arthritis sufferers using cold laser therapy and offering long, drawn out treatment plans consisting of from 20 to 40 treatments. OUCH!
Many of these docs use “wimpy” lasers which only penetrate from 1 to 2 cm deep. [We have eight unique cold laser devices at AFC, four of which penetrate 5 cm deep!] For example, the self-proclaimed “cold laser knee pain expert” in Springfield IL has two cold lasers (both are the same device) which only penetrate 1 cm deep. And he utilizes ‘improper’ cold laser technique. 🙁 See my video on “Proper Cold Laser Therapy Technique” here:

Of course, if you live in an area that only has an unaffordable cold laser Doctor of Chiropractic, but no affordable cold laser therapists to choose from, WE CAN HELP:
A) by training one of your local doctors through our cold laser consulting business OR
B) you could fly in to Springfield, IL (we are just 30 minutes away) and visit me at my clinic Austin Family Chiropractic for approximately 6 to 8 visits over a 2 week period (total money spent in my office for my services of ~ $500). Then I can train you in “at home” cold laser therapy use and send you home with two cold lasers of your own for continued at home use. These 2 lasers (one of which penetrates 5 cm or 2 inches deep) will set you back only another $1,400.

Here is the scoop on the for “at home” use model that I currently retail to both other doctors as well as to my patients who travel long distances to get care in my office. It’s called the SideKick LASER.

So you’ll get better quicker in my clinic, save quite a bit of money (vs visiting the ultra-expensive cold laser doctors) and have your own “at home” lasers to use on yourself as well as your family and friends anytime, once you return home!

George's osteoarthritis in both hands cured with just 4 weeks of cold laser therapy treatments.

George’s osteoarthritis in both hands cured with just 4 weeks of cold laser therapy treatments.

The above patient came to our office for just 13 visits. He spent less than $550 in our office. He has since been released from my care. He uses his “at home” cold laser daily and his quality of life has returned to 100%!

Here is his recent testimonial video:

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Dr. Todd Austin
Clinical Director of the Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic
Virden, IL

Affordable Cold Laser Clinic logo

Affordable Cold Laser Clinic logo

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!!!