LaGrange Institute of Health Ltd.

312.255.8810

The LaGrange Institute of Health is pleased to offer BIRTHFIT services to pregnant and postpartum women and their birth partners.  BIRTHFIT Chicago is here with classes, workshops, seminars and more!

 

www.birthfit.com

BIRTHFIT is a movement. It’s about expecting and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions, and supporting one another’s journeys—together and apart.

BIRTHFIT is an approach to birth. We challenge the status quo and ask the questions no one else asks. We read, research, experiment & consolidate all the common sense, time-honored wisdom & recent studies we can find and present that information to you through various education models. Our pillars are fitness, nutrition, chiropractic & mindset. We unconditionally support YOU—the birth mom & birth partner—to make the best decision for you and Baby.

BIRTHFIT is a state of readiness. Childbirth is perhaps the most physical, mental & spiritual experience of a woman’s life. We want you to be ready in body, mind & spirit for the experience of birth and the lifelong journey that follows.

BIRTHFIT is your support team. We are a team of practitioners, educators, chiropractors, coaches, nutritionists, fellow mamas, men & women who are involved in our local communities and we are all rooting for YOU.

 

  • Dr. Gina Sirchio

    Patient Resources

    Products

    Dr. Sirchio has chosen her favorite companies based on their excellent product quality, extreme dedication to research and helpful customer service.

    The following products have been selected by Dr. Sirchio for baseline health.  If you are not currently a patient of Dr. Sirchio, you may choose ONLY from the list below.  For other products or questions on something specific to your needs please make an appointment. 

    Metagenics: www.drsirchio.meta-ehealth.com Enter your personal information to create a file.

    Xymogen: www.xymogen.com Enter Doctor Code: LGIH13 and Doctor Name: Sirchio

    For Women:

    Wellness Essentials for Women
    2 packets that supply a daily multi-vitamin, calcium, magnesium, fish oils and vitamin E.  Always take with food.  

    Cal Apatite Forte
    highly absorbable calcium- always take with food.

    For Men:

    Wellness Essentials For Men
    2 packets that supply a daily multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, fish oils and zinc.  Always take with food.

    For Women or Men:

    Active Essentials
    a daily packet that supply multi-vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Always take with food.

    Active Essentials Plus Calcium
    the above with added calcium

    B –Active
    a wonderful B complex to support energy

    Vitamin D3- 2000IU
    Activated Vitamin D3 to help support levels even during the Chicago winter!

    Dr. Sirchio assumes no responsibility or risk for your usage of the above products unless you are a current patient and these products were chosen under her written prescription.

    Please take all of the above products with a meal for best results.

    Health Tips

    The desire to change one's body is fairly equal between men and women.  Whether the desire is to lose weight, gain muscle, increase strength or just make it up the flight of stairs without huffing and puffing- people wish for change.

    It is good to know that change IS possible for anyone, but it does require the right foods and frequent exercise.  Exercise and nutrition always go hand-in-hand and research continues to show that neither does well alone.  Make some simple changes in your life to get started today!

    5 Nutritional Changes:  

    • Eat at least 1 cup of steamed veggies every day
    • Eat at least 12-15 grams of protein with breakfast (hint: eggs, chicken sausage, protein smoothies...)
    • Drink more water
    • Have green tea instead of that third cup of coffee
    • Omit ALL artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives and flavorings. (hint: choose stevia, honey or agave syrup to sweeten)

    5 Fitness Changes:

    • Plan and schedule your workouts at the start of each week.
    • Get good gear!  The right shoes, comfy but supportive workout clothes mean a lot and don't have to be expensive.
    • Find exercise you enjoy.  Many gyms and classes offer a trial for you before you invest.
    • Go for a walk after dinner.  
    • Remember that the body is built for motion and not the couch!

    Factor 75:

    Factor 75, a meal delivery service in Chicago, prepares and delivers meals designed to provide a perfect balance of nutrition and taste to enhance mind and body performance. Their menu changes seasonally and incorporates the latest trends and research in nutrition, including the fact that 75% of your fitness results come from what you eat. Factor 75 makes eating right easy, with healthy meals delivered fresh to your home or office.  Learn more about Factor 75 here: www.Factor75.com 

     

  • Services Offered

    The La Grange Institute of Health is excited to offer each patient a variety of rehabilitative, preventative care and pain management services. The initial exam and intake visit will establish your diagnosis and best course of treatment.  The goal of the initial appointment is to determine the cause of your concern and a pathway to establish treatments. View our full service list

  • Patient Information

    Treatment plans are highly specific to each patient and are developed based on each patient's condition, lifestyle and personal goals. La Grange Institute of Health is highly respectful of each patient's privacy and individual concerns.View patient information