4Apr, 2018

Acupressure for Seasonal Allergies

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Acupressure Acupressure is an effective way to stimulate acupuncture points at home. Although not as effective as acupuncture you can still help treat symptoms and get some relief. How to Use Acupressure You can sustain deep firm pressure, massage the area or tap the area to stimulate the acupuncture point There is no limit to the number of times a day that you stimulate a point. You can massage these points on yourself or have someone help you massage these points. 1. Large Intestine 4 This point can induce labor […]
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28Mar, 2018

Acupuncture for Allergies

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Spring is quickly approaching. For some, it’s time for longer, warmer days and fresh flowers. For others, it’s brings on sinus headaches, runny nose and itchy eyes! Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them. It is best to come before your allergies really kick in but we can still help if you are already suffering with allergy symptoms. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, sterile needles at […]
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21Feb, 2018

5 Stretches Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

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The benefits of stretching during pregnancy Stretching can help ease pregnancy aches and pains. It can also increase your range of motion, make you more flexible, and its a good way to relax and destress. You can stretch every day if you like. Use the following exercises and stretches for in the morning after you wake up or in the evening before you go to bed. Tips for safe stretching during pregnancy Move slowly and gently – your joints and ligaments are more relaxed when you are pregnant. Hold each stretch for […]
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1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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12Apr, 2017

The Truth About Sciatica

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Is that pain down your leg sciatica or something else?   What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back of the leg. Generally, symptoms are one sided and are worse with sitting or long walks. Sciatica can also come with weakness and numbness of the leg and foot. Learn more here. What Causes Sciatica? Muscles– A muscle spasm called Piriformis Syndrome: The sciatic nerve runs in front of, behind, or through the piriformis muscle. […]
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5Apr, 2017

STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD

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yield: 12 to 16 servings prep time: 1 hour cook time: 15 minutes total time: 1 hour 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: For the Crust: 2 cups finely crushed pretzels 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¾ cup salted butter, melted For the Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 8 ounces Cool Whip For the Strawberry Topping: 2 cups boiling water 1 (6-ounce package) Strawberry Jell-O 1½ cups cold water 4 cups sliced strawberries DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together […]
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5Apr, 2017

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

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3 (14.5oz) cans white beans (I use 48 oz jar “Randall” Great Northern) 1 TBLS canola oil 1 med jalapeño pepper, minced 1-2 med poblano peppers, chopped 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper 1/2 TBLS ground cumin 11/2 TSP ground coriander 1 TSP ancho chili powder 4 CUPS low-sodium chicken broth 2 limes, juiced plus lime wedges, for serving 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded (I use chicken breasts with skin & bone on. Boil in separate pot. Shred) 1/4 cup […]
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5Apr, 2017

Salmon Bisque

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Ingredients: 4 green onions (minced) 2 cloves of garlic (minced) 1 dozen mushrooms (sliced) 5 TBS butter (2 to sauté and 3 for white sauce) 1 lb of tomato bits 2 cans of chicken broth 1 lb salmon 3 TBS flour 1 cup of cream Parsley (garnish) 1. Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic in 2TBS of butter 2. Add tomato bits, chicken broth, and salmon 3. Bring ingredients to Boil and Simmer for ten (10) minutes 4. In separate sauce pan, make white sauce with 3TBS butter, 3 TBS flour, […]
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5Apr, 2017

To Die For Chocolate Bundt Cake:

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Ingredients: 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix 1 small package of chocolate instant pudding 4 large eggs 1 cup of sour cream 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1/2 cup of water 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Flour for Bundt pan Powdered sugar Steps: 1. Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) with electric mixer for 1 minute. Decrease speed to medium and beat for 2 to 3 minutes- will look thick. 2. Fold in chocolate chips. 3. Grease and Flour Bundt pan. Add mixture to Bundt pan. 4. Bake […]
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5Apr, 2017

Cranberry Nut Bread

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Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 2 cups white sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 cups cranberries cut in half 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup of orange juice 4 tbsp melted margarine 4 tbsp hot water 1 cup chopped nuts Directions: Sift the first 5 ingredients, blending well. Mix egg, juice and margarine. Add dry mix and hot water. Mix well. Add nuts and cranberries and mix well. Bake in large, greased loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. Wrap in wax paper while […]
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