20Sep, 2013

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

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PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS   Yield: 30 muffins(because I make enough to freeze) INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour 1 cup old fashioned oats 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1cup creamy peanut butter 4 large eggs 2 cup 1% milk 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 teaspoon vanilla 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups or grease with […]
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28Aug, 2013

Overnight Oats

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I find breakfast to be very hard for me and my husband as we are running out the door at different times.  I have starting making overnight oats which is keeps me very full and is delicious.  Here is how to make them.   I use a mason jar and add these ingredients: all measurements are approximate 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup old fashion oats (uncooked) 1/2 cup of yogurt 1 teaspoon chia seeds (thickens it up and is very healthy) 1/4 mashed banana   Then comes the exciting part […]
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19Aug, 2013

The #1 Health Tip Your Doctor Hasn’t Prescribed

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I have always found the mind/body connection to be amazing.  I see patients come in with aliments unexplained by many doctors because they show normal test results, but they clearly are having a problem.  I feel like my personal connection with the patient, thinking of them more by name then by “my 10 am patient,” is an important part of their healing process.  I found this great article by Dr. Lisa Rankin on MindBodyGreen.com.   As a doctor, I always thought that, to be healthy, you simply had to eat […]
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6May, 2011

Benefits of Chocolate

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You know from my blogs that I am a big believer of everything in moderation.  I eat dessert every day.  My serving sizes are very small, maybe 100-200 calories, but I enjoy every second of eating it.  If you make good choices the rest of the time, you can always fit chocolate into your life.  In fact, there are even benefits to eating chocolate. Good for your heart- studies show that a small amount of dark chocolate each day with a healthy diet can reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. […]
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22Apr, 2011

Why do we sleep?

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Sleeping. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with it: we want to stay awake so we have more hours in our day to get things done, but if we do not sleep we feel terrible.  Sleep replenishes us.  It makes us happier, more alert, and more energetic. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, for most people that is over 25 years.  I know people who can function off of 5 hours of sleep, while I can barely make it through one day on that small amount.  I […]
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28Mar, 2011

Musculoskeletal Tune-up

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We recognize the importance of getting things checked on and tuned up.  We get our teeth checked, our eyes checked, our blood checked, our heart checked.  Why? To make sure nothing is going on now and so we prevent problems in the future.  We even get our cars tuned up by having our oil changed and our tires rotated.  And why do we do that?  To make sure it performs well and lasts a long time. Yet, with statistics that say musculoskeletal pain is the number one cause of prolonged […]
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21Mar, 2011

Protein Balls

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One of my patients made these for me and I just loved them!  I now keep some in my office at all times for a healthy protein snack. 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter ¾ cup honey or agave nectar 1 cup Protein powder, chocolate or vanilla 1 cup oats 1.    Microwave peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl for 90 seconds. 2.    Mix in your favorite Protein Powder. 3.    Stir in oats. 4.    Wait for it to cool a little and roll into tablespoon sized balls.  Makes about […]
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21Mar, 2011

Tension Headaches

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You are sitting at your desk all day making charts, answering phones, and trying to check things off your to-do list when it hits you- the dreaded tension headache. There are numerous kinds of headaches, each with multiple causes.  Here is some information specifically to tension headaches. What is a tension headache? Tension headaches are the cause of up to 90% of all headaches.  They are often cervicogenic headache (meaning from the neck). They present usually in the mid-afternoon or after a long day.  They can be at the base […]
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9Mar, 2011

Plantar Fasciitis- A pain in the foot

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What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tar fashee-EYE-tiss) is a common bottom of the foot and heel pain.  The plantar fascia, specifically the mid-section called the plantar aponeurosis, is located on in the arch of the foot.  This is the area that can spasm.  It is often worse in the morning during the first few steps and exacerbated after prolonged standing or activity.  It can be described as sharp, stabbing, burning, or achy. What can cause plantar fasciitis? The cause of plantar fasciitis is attributed to poor biomechanical function […]
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23Feb, 2011

Korean Meatballs and Cucumber Salad Recipe

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I made this one and LOVED it! It is actually pretty easy to make and tastes like the inside on pot stickers.  I felt like I needed some carbohydrates that day so I also made thin rice noodles and uses the cucumber salad dressing on it.  Delicious! I got this recipe from October’s Cooking Light. Korean Meatballs Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 5 meatballs) Ingredients 2  tablespoons  brown sugar 2  tablespoons  canola oil 8  garlic cloves 3  tablespoons  lower-sodium soy sauce (use gluten-free if you want) 1/4  teaspoon  salt 1  […]
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