MUSHROOM, ONION AND PEPPER TACOS (Rachel Ray)

 Serves 4   

Ingredients

  • 3  tbsp. canola or olive oilUntitled design (35)
  • 3/4 lb. cremini mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
  • 3 poblano chiles—halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced          
  • 4 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large jalapeño, thinly sliced                              
  • 1 tbsp. (a scant palmful) ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped                   
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tbsp.)                               
  • 12 small (5- to 6-inch) soft corn tortillas

Toppings: chopped or shredded little gem lettuce, crumbled queso asadero or queso fresco, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high to high. Add the oil, three turns of the pan. Cook the mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Add the poblanos, onion, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing often until the chiles are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Douse with lime juice. 

In a large, dry skillet over high heat or directly over the open flame on a gas stovetop, cook the tortillas, turning occasionally, until charred in spots, about 2 minutes.

Fill the tortillas with the poblano mixture; top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, and hot sauce. 

 

CHICKPEA TACOS

Buffalo Chickpea Tacos are a quick, easy and delicious meal ready in 20 minutes!

Vegan, gluten-free, and WFPB recipe. 

Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or 1 can (15oz.), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powderchick peas
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika (regular or smoked)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons hot sauce (sriracha, Franks, etc.), or to taste
  • corn tortillas, warmed
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ head cabbage (red or green), shredded
  • green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro (optional)  Not for me Dr. C
  • sour cream 
  • lime wedges, to serve

Directions

Spiced Chickpeas: In a small pan, combine the chickpeas, garlic + onion powder, cumin, paprika, tamari, and as much hot sauce to suit your taste. Warm chickpea mixture over medium heat until warmed through. Alternatively, warm the chickpeas in the microwave, using a microwave-safe bowl, for 45 – 60 seconds.

Warm the tortillas: I do this carefully on the stovetop over an open flame to give it some charring on the edges. Stack them on top of each other to keep them warm, you can also place them in a tortilla warmer.

Assemble: Layer each tortilla with buffalo chickpeas, avocado, cabbage, green onions, cilantro, and a drizzle of sour cream

Serves 3, two tacos per serving

Store: Leftover chickpea mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 – 6 days, in a covered container.

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Researching Chiropractic: Gastroesophageal Reflux & Behavioral Issues

There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.

Do you know anyone suffering from the following issues? Chiropractic care can help – here’s the proof!

Gastroesophageal reflux diseasehappy baby no colic

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common during the first year of life, peaking at 4 months of age. In this case, a 4-month-old baby girl with gastro-esophageal reflux disease and plagiocephaly, a flattening of parts of the skull, was brought by her mother for chiropractic care. The mother reported the child had multiple episodes of reflux and vomiting per day. 

Subluxations were found and adjusted in the child’s neck (C2 and C4 vertebrae), lower lumbar (L4) vertebra, and sacroiliac joints. 

The day after the first chiropractic visit that included spinal and cranial care the mother reported that her daughter had a large bowel movement and a longer than normal sleep. The child continued to receive chiropractic care twice a week for two weeks and then once a week for the next four weeks. By the second visit, the mother reported that the vomiting and reflux had decreased. Over the next 3 weeks, both the number of episodes per day and the number of days with vomiting and reflux decreased. By three weeks of care, the child had no more reflux or vomiting. In addition, her skull flattening had disappeared

Improved behavior in a 10-year-old boyChiropractic for Better School Performance

A 10-year-old boy would exhibit dramatic behavioral changes from a calm manner to suddenly becoming violent. He was also reported to have difficulty sleeping due to emotional detachment disorder and frequently suffered from panic attacks. His behavioral instability caused him to be suspended from school.

 He was brought in for chiropractic care. He received adjustments to correct upper cervical, thoracic and lumbopelvic subluxations. His behavior and violent outbursts dramatically improved after 8 chiropractic adjustments. Further improvements were noticed with sleep and anxiety

Reflux, irritability, and more in 7-month-old boystwins-1169064_1920

This is the case of two seven-month-old premature fraternal twin boys with chronic reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, general irritability, excessive crying, skull distortion, and premature closing of the cranial sutures. 

The children received spinal and cranial adjustments. After 8 weeks of chiropractic care, the mother reported a decrease in the severity of the twins’ reflux, lessened breastfeeding difficulties, and decreased irritability. After 16 weeks of chiropractic care, the twins’ reflux had ceased and their cranial symmetry had markedly improved. 

 

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Latest Update from Charmaine – April 2021

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Goodness me, but Spring is playing peekaboo with us with her deliciously warm, “springy” days and smells ( let’s pretend we didn’t see the mud, shall we?).

Garden dreams will slowly begin to take shape and it is always important that you don’t dive headfirst (literally and figuratively, LOL) into your projects.  Plan them out so the right tools are handy and remember- that while the temptation is there to kill the project …..ROME was not built in a day and weekend warriors pay a heavy price for wayyyyy too much enthusiasm!!

Took a mini break down south a week or so ago to see if Spring could be found, and as we crossed into Kentucky, Mather Nature threw off her winter wraps and blasted us with the most awesome display of greenery and redbuds and dogwoods in the woods and yellow daffodils were all over the place.  We also got to see an incredible wonder in the form of the Parthenon (the only full-scale replica in the world) and the beyond beautiful secret hidden inside.  Google it and see what comes up…but I will say You Gotta see it to believe it!!!!!

Our bikes had a great vacation…Nashville and back in the back of my van.  Giggles!

So enjoy the slow return of spring…knowing that even Covid can’t mess with Mother Nature!!!

Make sure you get checked and adjusted so that you can enjoy spring and see you in the office, on the mat, or under the barbells!

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Going Meatless…why? Aren’t we supposed to eat meat?

Because going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like:

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular
  • disease
  • diabetes
  • obesity

And going meatless once a week can also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and fresh water.

Jamie Oliver quote

Recipe for Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Reduce Heart Disease and Stroke

Vegetables, fruit, and whole grains have been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease. One study found that each daily serving of fruits or vegetables was associated with a 4% decline in coronary heart disease, and a 5% lower risk of stroke. Another study found that a diet of 2.5 or more servings of whole grain per day was associated with a 21% lower risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke, fatal cardiovascular disease)

Limit Cancer Risk

There is convincing evidence that red meat and processed meat consumption increases the risk of colorectal cancer. There is also limited but suggestive evidence that red meat increases the risk of esophagus, lung, pancreas, and endometrium cancer and that processed meat consumption increases the risk of esophagus, lung, stomach, and prostate cancer.

In contrast, a diet rich in fruit and vegetables decreases the risk of several types of cancers, including mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and stomach, evidence suggests.

Fight Diabetes

Research suggests that plant-based diets, particularly those low in processed meat, can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating a plant-based diet can decrease total calorie consumption which helps you obtain and maintain a healthy weight, a key component to preventing and treating diabetes.

curb obesityCurb Obesity

Several large studies in Europe and the United States have demonstrated that people on plant-based, vegetarian diets tend to have a significantly lower body weight and body mass index (BMI). This may be in part because plant-based diets are rich in fiber (which is not found in animal products). Fiber contributes to fullness, resulting in lower calorie intake and less overeating.

Recipe for 30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet

Live Longer

Evidence suggests that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and a limited amount of red meat can increase longevity, whereas red and processed meat consumption is associated with increases in deaths due to cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Improve The Nutritional Quality of Your Diet

Going meatless encourages consumption of plant-based sources of protein, like beans and peas. Consuming beans and peas results in a higher intake of fiber, protein, folate, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Also, diets high in beans and peas are associated with lower intakes of saturated fat and total fat.

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Curb Healthcare Spending

Each year in the United States, chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes cause 7 in 10 deaths, and account for 75% of the $2 trillion spent on medical care. In 2008, the estimated health care costs related to obesity were $147 billion. By reducing our risk for these conditions, we can curtail healthcare spending nationwide.

Cut Weekly Budget

Many people save money by adding meatless meals to their weekly menus. Meatless meals are built around vegetables, beans and grains—instead of meat, which tends to be more expensive. This is partly because producing meat requires extra expenses like feed and transportation. Though it can be challenging to serve healthy meals on a budget, going meatless once a week can help conserve money for more fruits and vegetables.

nature trailFOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Minimize Water Usage

The water needs of livestock are much greater than those of vegetables and grains.

– Approximately 1,850 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef.
– Approximately 39 gallons of water are needed to produce a pound of vegetables.

Americans consume nearly four times the amount of animal protein than the global average. When compared with current food intake in the US, a vegetarian diet could reduce water consumption by up to 58% per person.

Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Studies show that meat production produces significantly more greenhouse gases than vegetables, including carbon dioxide, Methane and Nitrous Oxide – the three main contributing sources of greenhouse gas. Beef was found to produce a total of 30 kg of greenhouse gas (GHG) per kg of food, while carrots, potatoes and rice produce .42, .45 and 1.3 kg GHG per kg of food, respectively.

Reduce Fuel Dependence

About 25 kilocalories of fossil fuel energy is used to produce 1 kilocalorie of all meat based protein, as compared with 2.2 kilocalories of fossil fuel input per 1 kilocalorie of grain based protein produced. The meat industry uses so much energy to produce grain for livestock that if instead we used the grain to feed people following a vegetarian diet, it would be enough to feed about 840 million people.

We want to hear from you

What motivates you to cut back on your meat consumption? We want to know.

You are the world’s greatest drug store!

You are the world's greatest drug storeYou create your own drugs (No, I don’t mean illegally!)

The greatest drug store in the world is your own marvelous body, as long as your body is functioning properly.

Your body manufactures:

  • antibiotics
  • insulin
  • painkillers
  • blood pressure and heart drugs

Your body also creates hormones and chemicals that regulate:

  • brain chemistry and mood
  • digestion
  • elimination
  • growth
  • blood chemistry
  • hundreds of other drugs, many still undiscovered

That’s where chiropractic care helps

Chiropractors help keep your internal drug store functioning optimally by locating and correcting a very common condition that causes your body to malfunction. That condition is called a subluxation. A subluxation is usually found in your spine and although it often causes pain, it may also be painless.

Want to keep your internal drug store (the World’s Greatest) making and delivering all the drugs you need for your whole life? In addition to a nutrient-rich diet, make sure your body is free of subluxations – that’s the specialty of your chiropractor. Come in for a chiropractic checkup. Your internal drug store will thank you for it.

PASTA PIZZA

Ingredientspasta pizza

  • 8 ozs uncooked angel hair pasta         
  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided 
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms              
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion                           
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives                       
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  •  1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain
  2. In a large cast-iron or another ovenproof skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat.
  3. Add mushrooms, green pepper, and onion; saute until tender.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high.
  6. In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil.
  7. Spread pasta evenly in the skillet to form a crust.
  8. Cook until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.
  9. Turn crust onto a large plate.
  10. Reduce heat to medium; slide crust back into skillet.
  11. Top with pizza sauce, sauteed vegetables, and olives; sprinkle with cheese and Italian seasoning.
  12. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-12 minutes.

Orzo Pasta

This dish can be served hot or cold. Makes 12 servings

Ingredientsorzo

  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta   
  • 3 TBS olive oil, divided
  • ¾ lb sliced fresh mushrooms            
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley            
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 TBS lemon juice                             
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or another heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender and lightly browned. Drain orzo.

In a large bowl, place orzo, mushroom mixture, pecans, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and remaining oil; toss to combine.

Researching Chiropractic: Menstrual cramps, failure to thrive, acid reflux

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.

Painful menstrual cramps, shoulder pain, and poor sleep. Untitled design (28)

Painful menstrual cramping (dysmenorrhea) affects the majority of women some time in their lives. This is the case of a 37-year-old woman suffering severe menstrual, shoulder, and low back pain who sought chiropractic care.

Chiropractic analysis found subluxations at the atlas or C1 (top of the neck and base of the skull), T8 (mid-back area), L1 (upper lumbar area), and sacrum. She had care three times a week for three weeks, then two times a week for 14 weeks. 

She reported better sleep as well as a reduction in low back and shoulder pain almost immediately. After a while, she stopped having debilitating menstrual cramps and no longer had to take days off from work. Her cycle, which had been five days, decreased to three days. (1)

 

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A 13-day-old baby boy was brought in by his distraught parents due to failure to thrive, which can be fatal. He had lost 27 ounces since birth and his parents were providing around-the-clock care to keep him alive. He was crying most of the time. When the mother attempted to nurse him, the baby would detach from the breast or would fall asleep quickly. The mother described her son as lethargic and with a very weak cry. Medical doctors had nothing to offer.

Chiropractic care consisted of upper cervical (neck) adjustments and a left hard palate adjustment. His sacrum was also corrected. After the first visit, his mother noticed that her baby was able to nurse for a full 45 minutes without “popping off.” She cried due to overwhelming emotions when she explained that the pain she had been feeling was gone and she felt hope for the first time since her child was born.

After three months of care, his weight had doubled, exceeding the standard set by the Mayo Clinic of doubling birth weight by five months old. (2)

 

Acid reflux, feeding difficulties, and sleep disturbance in an infant. crying baby

A 7-week-old prematurely born baby boy had been born by Caesarean section. He had acid reflux, problems swallowing, difficulty sleeping, problems latching, and was spitting up after feeding. Subluxations were located and corrected. He received nine chiropractic adjustments over 11 weeks to the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and sacral (lower) regions of his spine. The acid reflux, feeding difficulties, and sleep disturbances were resolved by the second adjustment. (3)

Please pass this info on…

Do you know anyone who is suffering from any of these symptoms or issues? Please share this article with them and encourage them to make an appointment with us.

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  1. Wozniak J, Schultz K. Resolution of dysmenorrhea in a 37-year-old female following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxations: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. January 20, 2021:1-8.
  2. Santos J, Alcantara J. Resolution of failure to thrive in an infant following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. January 6, 2021:1-4.
  3. Paris A, Bako S. Resolution of gastroesophageal reflux disease, feeding difficulties, & sleep disturbances in an infant following chiropractic: a case report & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. November 16, 2020:46-49.

When is The Best Time to See a Chiropractor?

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If you are alive and breathing you are under stress and you may have a painless condition increasing in your body called a subluxation.

What is a subluxation?

It is a blockage or distortion of your spine and skeletal system that can irritate your nerves, discs, muscles, joints and even block the energy to your internal organs.

Subluxations prevent you from functioning at 100%. You may have many in your body right now, undermining your health.
Fortunately, there are chiropractors. For over 125 years chiropractors have been the healthcare professionals that specialize in the location and correction (adjustment) of subluxations. The effects of chiropractic adjustments can be powerful.

That is why chiropractic has become the largest drug-free healing profession in the world.

Since subluxations are usually painless, you never know for sure if you have one or more. Come in for a chiropractic checkup and bring the kids and grandparents to get everyone’s subluxations located, analyzed, and corrected.

Are you coming in to get healthy while your family is at home waiting to get sick? 

The beauty of chiropractic care: we are able to locate and correct subluxations before you get sick or have symptoms.

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