Archive | June 2013

Motivational Minute – The 100% Energy Day

Motivational minute 2012
The 100% Energy Day

The most common body signal, or complaint that you hear from your patients is fatigue. Interestingly, I find it’s also the most common challenge with doctors of chiropractic. Let me share with you, my TOP 6 Energy Producing Foods and Supplements that allow me to rock my day from 5:20am to 11:00pm. TRY IT! I think you’ll LOVE it!


  1. Start your morning with Greens First.

    My first power drink is always Greens First with a teaspoon of whey protein with every morning workout. It alkalizes the body, provides over 100 nutrients while detoxifying at the same time.  I add the protein to help prevent dry-heaves while working out on an empty stomach.

  2. Post-Workout drink

    Within 30 minutes of your morning workout, always have a protein drink with at least 30 grams of whey protein. I love to mix in fruits like strawberries and banana. The secret to this, is adding a teaspoon of glutamine. This is an amino acid transporter which cell volumizes, stimulates the immune system and helps fight fatigue. This works phenomenally well to maintain your energy, especially if you’re adjusting in the morning.

  3. Breakfast

    Your first meal of the day should always include proteins. Eggs eggs and even an omelet with vegetables like spinach or avocados. Avoid high sugar foods like cereals. Choose oatmeal instead without dairy – almond milk, is acceptable. I like mixing in nuts and cranberries in my oatmeal.

  4. High Energy Water Content Rich Foods.

    Graze every 3 hours with salads and proteins like chicken, salmon or lean beef. I avoid carbohydrates after noon and focus on food combining with greens/vegetables and a protein. Try salmon in the evening with a salad and you’ll feel amazing! I snack on nuts and raw foods like carrots and occasional protein bars.

  5. Smoothies throughout the day.

    Here’s a great smoothie recipe from one of my top clients, Drs Michele Bernatchez and Francois Poirier. They gave this to me last week at our One Day Intensive Training in Montreal, and it was TOTALLY awesome! I recommend adding a whey based protein with BCAA’s (this should be high in L-lysine as an 8:1 ratio).

    Chia seeds


    Budwix mix (flax,…)

    Whole oats

    Any raw nuts

    One banana




    Raw Spinach

    Omega 3 oil

  6. Summer Salads.

    I love salads with protein and live off of these during the summertime! Try Michele and Francois’ salad below. It’s one of the best salads I’ve had in a long time with an all-natural dressing of oranges and mango!

    Salad dressing made in my Vitamix blender:

    2 small clementines (oranges)

    One mango

    White wine vinegar/olive oil(1:2)


    Mixed Greens
    Strawberries and raspberries
    Red onion

P.S. Avoid eating 3 hours prior to retiring. I recommend popcorn if you’re hungry. If you’re working out aggressively, then you may want to consider a slow release based protein to consume  as an 8 ounce protein shake prior to sleeping. The one I love is, Isobolic by NutraBolics – it helps you sleep and recuperate during the night.


Until my next Motivational Minute…

Keep Practicing With Passion…And Persistence!

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Dr Mike Reid

Chiropractic Masters International
Coaching Director for Creating Wellness


My Summertime Marketing Plan

Motivational minute 2012

This past weekend, I ran a One Day Intensive Training In Montreal with guests and clients. A common question that always come up is,

“I find it slow in the summer! What can I do to
create growth?”

My reply is simple – to keep working your practice like any other month. It’s been my experience that the majority of my clients continue to grow throughout the summer because they are focused on growth, serving and saving more lives.

Here’s a list of what I would do for the summer if
I had your practice:

1.) Screenings – with a screening team (2-4 per month)

Many of my clients are attracting a lot of new ones throughout the summer. Because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean everybody is on holidays

2.) S.E.O. + Website 

I would emphasize nailing my S.E.O. technology and website technology. If you are not getting at least one new client per week from your website…you might be doing something wrong.

3.) Dinner Workshop – 1x/month

A great practice builder for the summer. Try as BBQ theme instead.

4.) Power Workshops – 1x/month

Monthly Power workshops were the mainstay of my business and not only strengthened retention but also brought in new guests.

5.) Children’s Health Fair – September

It can take 6-12 months to set-up and execute this big fish , but the rewards for September are incredible. Some docs are attracting up to 4000 people in one day and getting 50, 100, 150 new patients.

6.) “Doctored” Movie Night

A new and exciting product to have a patient movie night in the summer to bring patients and patients alike to the new wellness revolution movement.

7.) Bring a friend/family member week

An instant practice builder that gets those straglers in for their summer spinal nd neurological check-up.

8.) Groupon – June only

If social media is allowed in your province or state, then this low cost product will surely kick butt. Some of my clients have gotten over 150 new patients from just one ad.

9.) Ask for referrals / 3 business cards/day

The simple art of asking for referrals or at least planting seeds with prospects. Try it for 30 days and watch how many new patients come into your office.

Until my next Motivational Minute…

Keep Practicing With Passion…

Dr Mike Reid

Chiropractic Masters International
Coaching Director for Creating Wellness

P.S.Join me for my ONE DAY INTENSIVE in Toronto on June 22nd…For more info, CLICK HERE.