150+ lbs lost in 6 months!

Drs. Sandra & Kirk Childers are on a mission is to help as many people reach their full health potential & lose as much weight as possible in a healthy, sustainable fashion. They focus on nutritional-based health care and life extension using various clinically evidence-based and holistic methods.

Drs. Childers have #1 Best Selling book on Wellness and combined, have 50+ years of experience in patient care.  They know what it means to struggle with being overweight most of their adult lives. They’ve done the yo-yo diets & fad diets losing the same 20 lbs over & over, year after year.

Committed to finding an answer, they’ve done the research and want to share with everyone how to have massive success and kept it off for years.

This program will work for you!


Dr. Sandra Childers

Dr. Sandra Childers is co-owner & director of Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin then Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College in Iowa. Dr. Childers co-owned & operated a family wellness practice in Durham, NC for over 25 years. Dr. Childers has known from a young age that she wanted to be a healthcare professional. She believes that nutrition is the cornerstone to achieving and maintaining the best health. Her mission is to help this community & country to get healthy, lose weight & extinguish preventable disease. Dr Childers has personally lost over 90 lbs. & 13 sizes (66 inches total) on this exact program! Her life changed dramatically & is ready to show you how she did it. She enjoys travelling especially to the beach &, being from Wisconsin, is an avid football fan. Go Packers!!


Dr. Kirk Childers

Dr. Kirk Childers is co-owner & director of Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. He received his Bachelor degree in Anatomy at Western Carolina University and Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College in Iowa. Dr. Kirk has worked alongside his wife, Dr. Sandra since they graduated together in 1994. They owned and operated University Chiropractic in Durham, NC for 25 years. Dr. Kirk loves helping people achieve optimal health through natural, holistic approaches, restoring their youthful energy and vitality. His philosophy is simple. Life is too short to be sick & tired all the time. He & Dr. Sandra moved to Charlottesville in 2019 to help their friends of 20+ years, Dr. Francis & Wendi Francis inspire the people of Charlottesville and surrounding area take charge of their health.

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Office Manager

“Inspiring a healthy lifestyle is not just a job, it’s a heartfelt calling”

Crystal is a dedicated wife and mother of three boys and a daughter who continues to support her children in every goal they set. Crystal herself enjoys the small things in life like the beach, cruises, traveling, kayaking, dancing, reading the clouds and a good laugh with anyone with a good sense of humor.

She began her professional career very young in life by first earning her Certified Nursing Assistant License to help elders and the ill. She then attended National Business college with a focus of accounting and then moved on to graduate from Juvenile Justice Academy to become a Correctional Officer. Crystal then transitioned into the wireless technology industry where she spent 10 years in management and specializing in small business.

Crystal is very excited to be a part of IHC. Her natural talent, motivation and energy enlightens every patient she meets. Her passion is palpable to all that meet her. Her favorite supplement here at IHC are the 7 Wild-Harvested Sea vegetables. She strongly believes it helps her memory and stimulates new hair growth.

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Patient Care Coordinator & Body Contouring Specialist

EmmaGrace grew up in Charlottesville but spends most of her time in Harrisonburg. She is finishing her Nursing Degree at James Madison University! After receiving her BSN, she plans to work in the ICU for about a year before going back to school to     receive her master's degree from an accredited MSN program with a CRNA program.

EmmaGrace likes to spend her free time hanging out with friends, shopping, and  playing with her three pups (Lucy, Scout, and River). You will always see her with a Starbucks Coffee in hand. She has loved working at IHC and has learned so much since her time here!

Her goal here at IHC is to make healthy eating simple by working with the skills that you already have and teach you new ones along the way.


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Certified Theraputic Weight Loss Coach

Cathy is a local entrepreneur & all around jack of all trades.  She has spent years trying to decide where she fits in.  In 2017 she followed the IHC weight loss & lifestyle program and lost 170 lbs!  Cathy is excited to have finally found her purpose & joined the IHC team full time to share her emotional journey from weight loss to self realization.  Her time off is spent with her spouse of 27 years and their four legged child Franklin.  Cathy favorite supplement is the Pure Vitality Protein powder.  (Ask her about her hot coffee shake recipe!)

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Certified Theraputic Weight Loss Coach & Holistic Nutrionist

Malinda is a certified holistic nutritionist and therapeutic weight loss coach with a fascination for the human body & what it’s capable of. Her motto is “Let you food be your medicine & your medicine be your food.”

After her dreams of being a professional dancer were derailed from an injury, she decided to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy but always felt her true calling was to help people live healthier & feel better with proper nutrition.

In her free time she loves to read, spend time with her family & two dogs, tend her land and do yoga.

“The best therapy is sitting on my porch & looking over God’s creation”



Registered Dietician

Amelia is a native of Virginia, having grown up in the Shenandoah Valley. She
attended James Madison University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and then went on to complete the Virginia Tech Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her husband is in the military so she often travels with him and sees patients virtually. You may have an appointment with her over the computer! During her free time, she and her husband love to hike, travel and spend time with their cats, Piccolo and Oliver. Amelia also enjoys yoga and is also a Registered Yoga instructor.

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Wendi Francis


Wendi Francis is a recognized nutrition therapist, life coach, speaker and author. She has worked with her clients for the last 27 years, empowering them to overcome their fears and beliefs, while developing new standards for themselves and a love for life.  While doing her graduate work 25+ years ago, Wendi intensely studied counseling and education in working towards her goals of working with individuals struggling with emotional and physical issues with food, eating disorders, weight loss and sports nutrition.

Wendi is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and is a Certified Professional Life Coach with a certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Wendi has continued to study various therapeutic techniques, that enable her clients to become all that they desire to be: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

Wendi Francis is recognized as a educational and motivational speaker, and has spoken to hundreds of people on various topics including: Women’s Empowerment, Trauma and Food-Related Issues, Food Texture Issues, Eating Disorders, Weight Management and Body Image Issues. Empowerment and strategies that impact client breakthroughs are Wendi’s specialty and she honors and follows her clients in any and all areas of their life, food, emotions or health that they need to work in, around and over



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April 7, 2006 - April 2021

Chachi’s career started at a very young age when, at just 4 months old, he was hired by Dr. Sandra & Dr. Kirk at University Chiropractic in Durham, NC . For 15 years he proudly greeted each patient & protected the office with great courage. Chachi was thrilled about his new home in Charlottesville & thoroughly enjoyed being the mascot of IHC of Charlottesville & meeting everyone each day.    He loved taking short walks and barking at anything that was out of place &   taking naps.  His favorite On-Plan food was grilled chicken.

He will always be remembered and loved.


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