Patient Testimonial: Liz Leonard

It is with pleasure and gratitude that I share my comments on my experience with 8 Weeks to Wellness.  After turning 50, I found it increasingly difficult to lose weight and everything I tried just wouldn’t work.  I felt aches, pains, and fatigues more than I ever had in my life.  I was lost and felt there was no hope.  But, after coming to Dr. Kambeitz with my son one day, I discovered this miracle program that changed my life.  I saw a light at the end of the tunnel and decided I needed to put my own health and wellbeing at the top of my priorities.

My experience was incredible.  The program is the best program out there because it incorporates the mind, body, and soul.  You are taught how to eat correctly, make good choices to change your bad habits, and take care of YOU as a whole.  Dr. Kambeitz and his staff are unbelievable.  They support you in every way.  You get adjustments, myothereapy, and laser treatments twice a week along with a 1-hour massage every 4 weeks.  All my aches and pains diminished within a few weeks and I felt better than I had in years.  The program also gives you two days a week of personal training so you learn the proper form and increase your strength and endurance.  The trainers are knowledgeable and highly educated and do a great job of keeping you safe, yet push you to your full potential.

The program also requires you to log your food, sleep and water intake.  Which is so important in your individual success.  You also reflect and meditate which has been huge for me being that I am always going 100 miles an hour.  It makes you stop, look, and listen.  Meditation was hard at fist but it walks you through how to do it and now has become part of my daily routine.  The Metagenics shakes and protein bars are wonderful and help to keep me satisfied and stop any cravings I get (Bonus! They taste delicious). I highly recommend the Ultra Calm chocolate coconut bars aka Almond Joys!

I can’t tell you enough how life-changing this program has been for me! If you are ready to commit and make a change, this is the program for you.  It will not only help you look and feel 10 years younger, but it will fulfill every other need you have to come the healthiest you’ve ever felt.  Dr. Kambeitz and his staff do a tremendous job in supporting you in every aspect and truly want you to succeed.  They are unlike any other group of people that promote a product: they care and they give you 100% of what you pay for in this program.  On a scale from 1-10 I would give them a 20 in customer satisfaction! I love it so much that I have continued to do the program in a second phase.  I went from a wellness score of an F to a B in 8 weeks and now I am going for an A+.  I am confident they will help me get there.  Thank you, Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center! I am so glad I discovered you!

Liz Leonard

Mom/CEO of Mayhem

Leonard Household

Kicking off the 8WW Challenge!

We are excited to have kicked off our very first 8WW Team Challenge at Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center.  We have two teams competing to lose the most weight and increase their team’s average wellness score.

Krissy, Liz, Dr Brittany Gentile, Monica, and Rochelle are excited to get started on the Challenge!

Our teams are:

Team 1


Total weight:1778.1 lbs

Average Wellness Score: 72.4

  • Monica (Team Leader)
  • Angela
  • Krissy
  • Liz
  • Flora
  • Rochelle
  • Ann
  • Jocelyn
  • Tina
  • Brittany

Team 2


Total weight:1198.6

Average Wellness Score: 72

  • Jim (Team Leader)
  • Stu
  • Steve
  • Jon
  • Tracy
  • Karolyn
  • Jennifer
  • Tom

The participants of each team will complete the 8 weeks to wellness program which consists of:

  • Weekly workouts with our on-site personal trainers
  • Conforming to the 8WW meal plans which concentrates on proper nutrition with the correct balance of healthy proteins, fats, and low-glycemic carbohydrates. Each participant will journal what they eat for their three meals and two shakes per day, building better eating habits and meal planning. The journals are reviewed during nutritional consults with the doctors, to discuss questions about the diet and how to adjust diets for participants to reach their wellness goals.
  • Chiropractic adjustments, massages, and AIS sessions to help their body function properly, recover from the stresses of working out, prevent injuries, and in the end feel better.
  • Practicing meditation, a practice that helps participants release emotional stress, and maintain mental clarity.

The challenge is unique because there are three team workouts to get out of the gym and exercise outside.  These events will be at Red Rocks, the Manitou Springs incline, and an obstacle course workout at a local park.

The challenge participants will go through the same wellness evaluations of other 8 weeks to wellness participants.  This includes a wellness examination that includes pre and post-program bloodwork, BMI calculation, body fat percentage calculation, posture number, core strength and flexibility evaluation, to determine their Wellness Score.  Learn more about the Wellness Score here.

The team challenge will ignite the competitors in each of us to lose weight, improve individual wellness scores, and to have fun while becoming healthier.

Be sure to follow our 8WW Challenge – follow us @kambeitzchiro on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter our search for our conversation hashtag #kc8wwchallenge

How to Measure Health and What is a Wellness Score?

It is getting to the point in the US that we all need a sickness care doctor, i.e. your primary care doctor, and a wellness care doctor, i.e. US!  And the more you go to the wellness care doctor the less you’ll need the sickness care doctor.  So how do we, as your wellness doctors, measure your wellness.  You can’t simply say it’s when you feel good because we all know someone who felt fine one day and dropped dead the next of a heart attack; or the women who felt fine today but was diagnosed with breast cancer the next. Lack of symptoms or feeling good is no way to measure wellness!

We measure wellness by what we call your WELLNESS SCORE.  This is a scoring system that was developed and can track and measure your physiology and function.  It actually gives you a grade, A thru F.  We measure what we call biomarkers of health.  When we do a wellness score on you we look at numerous biomarkers of health.  On the back of this article is a sample wellness score and below is a description some of the biomarkers we measure.

BODY MASS INDEX:  It’s a height and weight chart.  Yours needs to be below 30 and if it isn’t you have exponentially increased your risk factor for the 3 biggest killers of Americans, heart disease, cancer and obesity related conditions such as diabetes.

POSTURE NUMBER:  You live your life thru your nervous system and your posture tell us exactly what it going on with your spine and nerve system.  We take a digital photo and you from the front and side.  A picture is worth a 1000 words.

CORE STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY:  We’ll measure 8 different ways to test your strength and flexibility of your core muscles.  We sit too much and it’s taking its toll on our bodies.

BODY FAT %:  The single best determiner of how well we age is how fat we get.  Even if the scale isn’t changing, often our body composition is changing.  And since one pound of muscle burns 3 times as many calories as one pound of fat, yet takes up half the space on your body, knowing your percentage of body fat is crucial to knowing how WELL you are.

In the 8ww program we also have the patient do a comprehensive blood panel to check Triglycerides, Cholesterol, C-Reactive Protein, fasting glucose, HbA1c levels, Homocysteine levels, Insulin levels and vitamin D levels.

All of these factors are incorporated into the wellness score.

Interested in participating in the next installment of 8 weeks to wellness at Kambeitz Chiropractic?  Click here to learn more and inquire!

8WW for Golfers

The best of the Colorado golf season is just around the corner.  If you’re looking at ways to improve your game, join us for a special presentation on Monday March 13th to learn how our 8 Weeks to Wellness program can help you reach your maximum golf potential.

  • Our exercise specialists will gear your workouts specifically toward strengthening your golf swing and creating more power for your long game.
  • Massage therapy and Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening will help keep your muscles working efficiently, improve flexibility and prevent soreness while playing.
  • Chiropractic care will create better mobility in your joints which will help you with a smoother more fluid swing.
  • The nutritional aspect of the program will help to ensure that you are choosing the proper foods and fluids to maintain energy levels and stamina throughout your golf season.

Our comprehensive 8WW for golfers program includes exercise and nutritional guidance, chiropractic, massage, stretching, meditation and much more. The program is geared specifically toward maximizing your full golf potential. Please join us for our 8 Weeks to Wellness presentation to learn more about how we can help you improve not only your golf game, but your overall health and wellness.

For more information visit us www.kambeitzchiropractic.com or call to schedule your initial exam today at 303-790-6000.

Date: Monday, March 13th, 2017 Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Location: Kambeitz Chiropractic 7100 S. Clinton St. Ste. 110, Centennial, CO 80112

Interested in attending? Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at 303-790-6000.

Get the event brochure: 8ww for golfers

Video: Get Inspired to Change Your Future Health

Our diet and lifestyles are affecting our health, and longevity. You can prevent disease and change your future with the 8 Weeks to Wellness program. It’s not a diet, it’s a change of lifestyle, with a team there to help you along the way. Ask us about 8WW!

Here are some stats from the video to read over again…

  • Did you know the average American now lives 78.7 years, but can only expect to live 68.2 of those years without the burden of a disability?
  • Of the 17 highest income countries in the world, the United States ranks last for men at 76 years and second to last for women at 81 years in Life Expectancy.
  • The US makes up 4.4% of the world’s population and yet consumers over 50% of all the prescribed medications in the world.
  • The National Institute of Health predicts that over the next few decades, life expectancy could decline by as much as 5 years. This would be the first decline in modern history.
  • In 1971, President Nixon declared “War on Cancer” and since billions have been invested in cancer research. Yet the death rate for cancer in the US has actually increased by 74% since then.
  • Approximately 7% of the population has Diabetes and a Diabetic can expect to pay $13,243/yr for expenditure related to their disease.
  • People who exercise 30 minutes a day lower their chances of developing type-2 Diabetes by 58%.

What are you waiting for? Ask about your next wellness talk to learn about 8WW at Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center. Call us at 303-790-6000

8WW Alumni John’s Testimonial

Congrats John on completing 8 Weeks to Wellness!  It’s true, the eight weeks creates a healthy lifestyle, not just complying to a fad diet.

A New Years Challenge – 2016

A New Years Challenge

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As the new year approaches we would like to offer you all a challenge.  That’s right!  An 8 Weeks to Wellness Challenge to be exact.  What health goals do you have for yourself for 2016?  What plan have you created for your success?  How will you be accountable for your success?  If you don’t have answers to these questions, please join us on Tuesday, December 29th at 6:00 PM at the office to learn more.  This is an informational meeting that will inform you on what 8 Weeks to Wellness is exactly and how you can participate in the challenge.  We encourage you to bring a friend, colleague or spouse as we have found that when you have an accomplice you can achieve more success.

The CHALLENGE! – More details will be provided at this meeting regarding an 8 Weeks to Wellness Challenge. Winners of this challenge will take home some big prizes. Come and see what this meeting is about and how you can get involved.

Who: Patients, Guests, Anyone who would like an 8WW Challenge to reach their 2016 health and fitness goals!

What: Talk about your 2016 goals and learn about our 8 Weeks to Wellness Challenge.  There will also be refreshments and complimentary chair massage for those in attendance.

When: Tuesday, December 29th at 6:00 PM

Where: Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center

Why: To help you achieve your health, fitness, and wellness goals in 2016!

Please register for the complimentary class at http://meetu.ps/2RhSXf.


We look forward to see you there!

Colorado #50 for State Obesity

As a state, Colorado has had a dramatic population increase year after year.  As a clinic we are seeing that growth as well.  Colorado’s current population is around 5.2 million people.

People are moving to Colorado for one thing, the lifestyle.  colorado flag

  • We’re one of the top ten healthiest states in the US,
  • We’ve got the lowest obesity percentage in the US,
  • We’ve got every outdoor and indoor activity you could ask for and we’ve got beautiful blue sky and sun a majority of the year.

The correlation between being one of the healthiest states and having an immense amount of outdoor activities is not by chance.

Exercising 30 minutes a day decreases your risk of heart disease and cancer by 50 percent.  No wonder people love Colorado!

During the month of October our 8WW clients have helped keep Colorado’s obesity percentages low.  Currently, based on the most recent CDC report, 21.3 percent of Coloradoans are obese.  This is the lowest percentage of all 50 states.  Arkansas and West Virginia have the highest obesity percentage at 35.1 percent of their population.

While fewer Coloradoans are obese than other states, our work is not done.  Whether you’re the 1 of 5 Coloradoans who are obese, or have some extra pounds you’re trying to hide, we’ve got the proven formula for success. Eight weeks can help you develop new lifelong health habits, to not only continue losing weight at a healthy pace, but get all the blood markers moving into a healthy range!

Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013 Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013

Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013 Published by the Center for Disease Control, September 9, 2014

Breast Cancer Prevention Through Lifestyle

You know it is October when the NFL is suited up in hot pink, for breast cancer awareness.  While awareness is a wonderful thing, let us not forget that cancer can be prevented.

Yes a small percentage of cancers are genetic, but at least 50% of ALL cancers can be prevented, a well known statistic agreed up by even the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Each October the focus is for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, rather than prevention. We know about the importance of mammograms and self-breast examinations, and are grateful for radiation and surgical treatments that save lives.

Yet we must remember that early detection and treatment of breast cancer is in NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, a means to prevent breast cancer. So, let’s talk about prevention. Here are just a few suggestions:

  1. Exercise, exercise, exercise. Adipose tissue (fat) manufactures estrogen in the body and breast cancer is an estrogen dependent tumor. Therefore the more fat cells you have, the more estrogen you make and the higher chances you have for developing an estrogen dependent tumor. 30 minutes per day is best.
  2. Maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 30. After menopause, obese women (over 30 BMI) have double the risk of breast cancer compared to women with a normal BMI. We can coach you to drop the weight with proper nutrition and exercise, through our 8WW program.  The 8WW program can be adjusted for people of all fitness levels and ages to benefit from.
  3. Burn away abdominal fat. The worst place to carry fat is around your middle. Your waist measurements should be less than 35” if you are a woman and less than 40” if you are a male. A high amount of abdominal fat is linked to breast cancer. If you haven’t visited our gym yet, get a complimentary personal training session to learn how to build your core strength.
  4. Eat healthy consistently. Eats lots and lots of cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and brussels sprouts, contain a substance called “indole-3-carbinol”.   This substance is a proven anti-oxidant and improves the detoxification of estrogen in the body. Flax seed and soy products are also important in balancing hormones in the female body. Our 8WW program focuses on making healthy eating decisions part of your everyday lifestyle.
  5. Take Vitamin D. Studies are linking Vitamin D deficiency with increased breast cancer risk. Take a minimum of 1000 IU’s of Vitamin D3.  Pick up a bottle at our front desk during your next visit.
  6. Don’t accept breast cancer to be your destiny, even if you have family history. Your mind set is probably the single most important deterrent of cancer that your body has.   Believe that your body has the power to heal, and it will.
  7. Improve your immune system with regular chiropractic adjustments. Not only do adjustments boost your immune system, it enhances every aspect of well-being. Schedule your next adjustment with one of our three doctors at 303-790-6000.

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8WW Graduate Maureen Shares Her Testimonial

Congrats 8 weeks to wellness graduate Maureen for completing the program, and making great strides to improve her health, wellness and fitness goals.  In her video she shares her experiences with each aspect of the 8WW program.

“It has had a great impact on my life, and I’m going to continue. This is a journey. It’s a marathon, not a sprint in terms of our lifestyle and wellness. It is a life long process, so I couldn’t be happier and more appreciative to the folks here.”

Interested? Learn more about our 8 weeks to wellness program.

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Kambeitz Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center, P.C.
7100 S. Clinton St Suite 110
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303 790-6000
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