Meet Total Health Sciences:

In 2010 Paul Hendrix had just turned 40. His lack of exercise since high school was evidenced by the nearly 40 lbs of excess weight he carried and his overall lack of good health. Just one year earlier his mother had passed away from diabetic complications. After see her attend endless doctor visits, that only led to the over use of prescriptions medications, watching her suffer with diabetes and eventually her passing, he realized there had to be a better way.

That better way was birthed. Paul and his wife Patti founded Total Health Sciences. The mission of Total Health Sciences is to create an environment that fosters a healthy lifestyle for all.

Total Health Sciences offers many avenues in which to Create a Healthy Lifestyle for YOU!

In 2015 Patti started a blog, Total Health Sciences, A Scientific Approach to Healthy Living. Patti’s blog covers a wide variety of topics about wellness and healthy living. With hundreds of articles available this blog is an excellent resource to help YOU create a healthy lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle is an active lifestyle. Total Health Sciences coordinates events throughout the year to help YOU to be active and healthy. The Total Health Sciences Annual race series offers 5K races designed to support the local community while giving YOU the opportunity to get out and exercise. Other active events that THS produces include sand volleyball tournaments, trail runs, and mountain climbing events. In addition to active, exercise filled events, Total Health Sciences also produces health fairs, seminars and workshops for all age groups that support the Mission Statement to create an environment that fosters a healthy lifestyle for all.

Shortly after founding, Paul and Patti felt the need to add a product partner into the mix. However, this was not an easy task. It took 3 years and thousands of dollars to determine that all supplement companies are not the same. In 2013 Total Health Sciences proudly chose the #1 Natural Nutrition Company in America, Shaklee. Shaklee’s commitment to its product purity, potency, and performance outweighs every other comparable product in the marketplace.

Total Health Sciences offers nutritional coaching to meet your every need. We help you avoid poor nutritional choices that are readily available and aggressively advertised. Total Health Sciences offers the best, most comprehensive nutritional system in the world to its clients.

From Our Blog

Day in the Life of a Healthy Heart

The day in the life of a Healthy Heart can look different from heart to heart. However, there are definitely similarities between a Healthy Heart and a not so Healthy Heart. So today let’s talk about what a day in the life would look like.


The first thing every Healthy Heart needs is to wake up refreshed and ready to go for the day. That means that you went to sleep on time. Being abruptly woken up by a jarring alarm clock is actually very unhealthy for a heart. Instead, try using an alarm app that allows you to wake up gradually with soft noises so that your heart has time to just from a sleeping heart rate to and awake heart rate.

Now that your heart is awake, it is time to feed your heart. A Healthy Heart always starts off with a nutritious breakfast. Doctors and your heart agree that starting off with a nutritious breakfast is the most important part of your day. For some ideas about super foods for a super heart, check out parts four and five of our Healthy Hearts series to learn more about what it takes to come up with a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your Healthy Heart.


Did you know that a Healthy Heart likes for your stomach to also be in shape? I know that sounds silly, but working on your core, eating the correct amount of food, and working on your heart health are an all-in-one package. Getting active for 30 minutes a day for anywhere between three and five days a week can greatly improve your heart health. So, the next step in your hearts day would be to get some exercise! Walking around the block, taking the stairs, or jumping on your elliptical are just a few great ways to get your heart healthy and active. In part five of our Healthy Heart series, we will be talking about heart rates and how to stay active.

Regardless of what your day may hold, whether it’s work, school, or play, your heart is now ready to take on your day. Packing a heart conscious lunch or going out with colleagues and friends, there are always choices that can be made that benefit your Healthy Heart. Simple solutions like taking the stairs, parking a little bit further away, getting fish and instead of steak, or even opting for a salad and instead of fries are just a few ways that you can thank your heart.


Now that your work day is over, your heart is looking for two more things to be checked off the list. The first thing, as you may have already guessed, is a Healthy Heart dinner. Does having a healthy dinner mean that you can’t enjoy a sweet every once in a while? The answer is… of course not! One of the things your heart loves is it for you to indulge in some simple pleasures. Studies have shown that having a little bit of dark chocolate everyday will actually improve your heart health! Those of us who don’t particularly enjoy chocolate, studies have also proven that a glass of red wine will also benefit your heart.


The last thing a Healthy Heart wants in it’s day is to unwind. There is almost nothing more important to your Healthy Heart then taking the time to unwind, relax, and enjoy the mental break you are allowing yourself before going to bed. Doing a mindless task such as knitting, yoga, or reading will lead to not only a Healthy Heart, but an improved state of mental health.

Before you go to bed on time, one bonus tip for your Healthy Heart. Stretch! Five minutes of stretching before bed will improve you sleepand your heart. Talk about a bonus!

Stay tuned on our Healthy Heart Journey for your chance to win a box of Shaklee’s Vitalizer Vitamin Strip to help improve your overall health!

The Journey to a Healthy Heart

We are now in our second month of the new year. This is the time that I like to take and reflect on my New Year’s resolutions. Previous years prove that my goals are not where I think they should be about three weeks into 2018. Luckily, with Shaklee, I am able to continue working on my goals and surpass my previous expectations for what I can accomplish in a new year. This year more than any other year, I am so excited to continue on the journey of my fitness goals and my health goals. But why is 2018 different? The question I like to ask is, where should I start my health goals? How do I begin a healthy lifestyle after living in such unhealthy conditions for so long? If these questions also plague you at night, this is a great place to get started.

A healthy heart is the gateway to great health. You hear about a ‘healthy heart’ on the commercials all the time because maintaining a healthy heart is the not-so-secret life hack to better health. Your heart is a muscle just like your biceps and triceps. It has to be exercised or it will fail. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me anytime someone brings up a healthy heart, I get very nervous. I don’t know if I’m doing enough to have a healthy heart. I don’t even know what a healthy heart lifestyle should look like. So, let’s start this journey together. In this new five part series, we are going to walk through what a healthy heart looks like, how to maintain a healthy heart, and some great life skills that can improve your heart to help you live a longer and more fulfilling life.

You may be asking yourself, “why does a healthy heart matter?” Well, a healthy heart is your body’s greatest secret weapon to combat heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and it even leads to a healthier mental state.

Having a healthy heart is a decision that we must make every day when we wake up. It’s the same choice we make when we decide to brush our hair, eat breakfast, take a walk, ride the elevator, and even what we choose when we go to the grocery store. I know that sounds like a big commitment, but I promise you it will be the best commitment you could ever make. A long and happy life with your friends, with your family, and with whomever you choose to spend your time, that is the reward of having a healthy heart. So, let’s get started!

Stay tuned every day this week as we talk about our Healthy Heart Journey for your chance to win a box of Shaklee’s Vitalizer Vitamin Strip to help improve your overall health!

Our Health and the Presidential Election

our-health-and-the-presidential-electionAs September draws to a close I am reminded that in one and a half months we will have the privilege, as American citizens, to cast our vote for the next president of the United States.

What does our next president have to do with health you ask? The way I see it, a lot. For example, regardless of whether you’re a democrat or republican, we need to educate ourselves on the topics that each candidate stands for and the same goes for our health. Education is the key to living a happy and healthy life. Knowing what to eat, when to eat and how food affects our bodies is one way we can educate ourselves to the benefits of pure vs processed and whole vs packaged.

The second way that the up and coming election relates to our health comes in the form of leadership. As we submit our ballots and trust our vote for the next leader of our nation, I realize that our families are trusting us to take care of ourselves and our bodies. Our spouses, our children and even our parents are looking to us to be the leader and be the example of good health choices. Smoking, drinking too much and even reckless habits teach our loved ones that we are not concerned with our health outcomes. If they follow that destructive lead our there is a good chance that future will not be the healthy and happy one we desire because they will be the ones taking care of us!

The third way that the election reminds me of our health is in the freedom we have to make choices. Yes, that does include the bad choices. But think of how many options we have to do certain exercises, how many food choices there are, our choice of supplements to fill in the gaps and of course the choice to make our health a priority in the name of the next generation’s future.

The fourth and final way that this election is indeed much like our health is the competition. Let’s face it, as we age, gravity works against us, our digestion slows down, our hormones change and we just don’t operate like we used too. Time is no longer on our side and it’s bad against good constantly! Good cholesterol vs bad cholesterol, high fat vs low fat, too much this and too little that. It is a lot to take in when our vitality is competing with the clock. It’s enough to create enormous amounts of stress and anxiety and we know that is not good for our health. Many pundits have discussed the mental stress that the election is causing people across the nation and just like our health, we need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Finding someone to talk to about our concerns, our fears and our future is the best thing a person can do in regards to the anxiety the up and coming election may be causing.

There will always be something that causes stress, there will always be options to make healthy choices or unhealthy choices. The good news is that there are tremendous opportunities to take the initiative and educate ourselves on health so that we can lead the next generation into a state of well-being and fitness that surpasses even our own.