Our Miracles

Maximized Living believes that everybody who walks into our clinic deserves the full power of The 5 Essentials™. We have seen the results every day for people just like you who are committed to transforming their health. We will work with you to build your own story of Maximized Living success.

Jeff Haines

My name is Jeff H.  I am married and have two grown children.  I live and work in Brantford.  I first came to the Elkin Natural Health Centre approximately 4 ½ months ago.  I came for assistance in reducing the back pain and discomfort I have experienced for many years along with assistance in reducing my weight.  I also have heart disease that I have been living with for 10 years, and have to take medications to control my heart rate.  I have tried many diets over the years and my family doctor has been trying to reduce my medication requirements for several years, but with no real success.

I heard that through chiropractic treatments and nutritional diets I might be able to relieve the back pain, lose weight and possibly reduce the medications I take daily.

I started with Elkin and have been receiving treatments by Dr. Lianne Coombe.  She has been doing adjustments and advising me on methods to improve my eating habits and lose weight.  I have also attended a few of Dr. Coombe’s seminars on nutrition and healthier lifestyles.

Since coming to Elkin, I have not been experiencing back pain or discomfort, and I have managed to lose weight and inches.  My most amazing accomplishment is that I have been able to reduce dependency on some of my medications while feeling great.  I do not intend to satisfy myself with this and stop.  I fully intend to continue in this direction to get stronger and healthier.

I have to say that I am very happy with my decision to come to Elkin’s, and I feel meeting Dr. Coombe and the entire staff has been a very positive and important part of changing my life. I can’t thank them enough for how they have come to help me.  I would highly recommend anyone to come to Elkin’s and see how his or her life can change as well.

Finally taking charge

I feel like I’ve finally gotten a road map to a better life. I’ve been losing weight and feeling better, more alive. I’ve also found myself feeling less stressed out with the daily grind. I’ve been able to take charge of situations which would normally send me into a panic.

Derek F.

I consider myself a healthy person, and when I first came here, my goal was to find a way to achieve optimal health.  It is important for me to live “healthy years”, rather than a lot of years.  To define this … living until you are 100, but spending the last 20 years in a nursing home, unable to experience the thrills of life would mean that you only had 80 healthy years.

I want 100% of my life to be lived in healthy years.  That means no nursing homes, no medication, lots of fun, gratitude, sharing, living, loving and passion!

Elkin Natural Health Care Centre has provide clarity for me on achieving optimal health from chiropractic care to healthy eating to elimination of everyday toxins.  Not only did they share this information with me, they did it with passion!  My family and I are successfully on the road to 100% healthy years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Beating migraines and medication

For years, I had suffered from migraines. This led to seizures and to TiA’s. No doctor could give me the reason why or help me. All I got was more medicine (I was up to 14 pills every day).

After one month I am now down to three in the morning and two at night. I haven’t had any seizures and have only had a few migraines. Compared to before, I am able to get out of bed for a reason. I have my life back!!

By: Arlene S.

I write to you this day, my testimonial, after experiencing the 40-day Maximized Living Makeover Challenge.  At first I was very skeptical.  I was raised in an environment where my mother was on some sort of diet every other year/month/day and it seemed as though this was another one.  I have never dieted in my life and I wasn’t about to start now.  I wasn’t what you would call overweight, but I knew before stepping on the scale, my body fat percentage was going to be high.

To my pleasant surprise, the benefits of changing my eating habits have been more than just weight loss.  I’ll admit, I have not done a complete hard core change.  Financially, I couldn’t afford to go home and throw out all the bad food in my house.  As things have run out, we have been trying to replace them with the healthier options, however, even with the small changes that have occurred, I’ve felt better and have more energy.

Prior to the Makeover, I would experience heartburn/indigestion frequently and had little to no energy.  My diet consisted of fast prepared foods, take-out and treats (chocolate and ice-cream).  I now have to think and prepare more, but I actually enjoy eating the healthier foods.  I don’t crave the sugary junk foods as much, and when I do give in, or am in a place where healthier options are not an option, I feel the effects almost immediately.  There are times I would rather go hungry than eat the bad choice.  I’ve incorporated some of the burst training into my routine and am noticing the effects of that as well.  I drag my two boys to the basement first thing in the morning to get them moving and am enjoying spending this time together.

Along with the adjustments, each day I am able to incorporate another small portion of the 5 Essentials.  It’s not an overnight process for my family and I, but the benefits have encouraged us to stick with it.

I do have one small complaint about the program unfortunately – my pants are now a little saggy in the bottom.


Nicole used to suffer from headaches every day, but after six weeks of chiropractic treatment, she is now completely headache free and enjoying strong overall health as a result of a Maximized Living doctor’s care.


Instead of accepting that she would endure a lifetime of illness and pain, Anne began seeing a Maximized Living chiropractor and learned that how she could become her healthiest self.


After years of yo-yo weight left over from child birth, Krystal and her entire family is now healthier as a result of following the principles of Maximized Living.