Be more proactive with your health! Recipe included.

Are you wanting to be more proactive with your health?

Do you know how much of your nervous system senses pain? 

ONLY about 10%!!! 

That means about 90% of your body’s function can be interfered with before you feel the pain. 

At our office we provide a neurofunctional scan which helps us track how your body is functioning to be able to catch issues BEFORE they become a problem.


Don’t assume the quality of your health based on how you feel. Be proactive to maintain a better Balanced Health!



Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water

  1. Cut the ends off the watermelon and stand on a cutting surface. Slice it into thin slices.
  2. Use a small star cookie cutter to cut out stars.
  3. Slice the strawberries in half.
  4. Fill a large water dispenser or container with filtered water. Add the fruit and let sit for at least an hour before serving.
  5. Serve over ice with more fresh fruit in each glass.

The fruit from the melon and the berries will infuse into the water almost immediately, and will get stronger the longer it sits.

The cool thing is, you can keep refilling the container with fresh water all day long, the fruit will continue to flavor it for hours!  And you don’t have to stick to the fruit I’ve chosen, almost any type of fruit will work for this ~
  • citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit
  • apples
  • peaches, plums
  • raspberries
  • pineapple
  • kiwi
  • honeydew or cantaloupe melon
  • papaya and mango

You can cut down the weeds, but if you never pull the roots, they’ll just keep coming back!!!



Secondary conditions, or symptoms are most commonly a result of a primary condition or an underlying issue. 

Secondary conditions, or any signs of sickness are just warning signs from your body that something isn't working right.

If we chased the symptoms, or just picked the dandelion, it will keep coming back again. If we dig out the root, or correct the primary condition, we can get rid of the weed and promote health and function in the body. 

Correction is not a quick fix. Think about how long your symptoms have been there. How long were they there before you realized it? Healing takes time, but the end reward of health is so worth it! Quick fixes only last for a few years and then the primary condition has had time to progress. Don’t wait when it comes to your health!


Here at our office, we don’t want to only focus on getting rid of your symptoms. We focus on Neuro-Structural correction. Correcting the primary issue that is causing the symptoms to be there in the first place, allows us to keep the secondary conditions from coming back again. In turn, you get to really enjoy daily activities and hobbies that you were once unable. You get to really enjoy being healthy. 




Recipe: Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet 

Asparagus is in season!!! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb uncooked extra-large shrimp, peeled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 + 1 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushroom, sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed and cut in halves

Directions:
  1. In a bowl, add shrimp, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and onion powder. Mix everything well.
  2. In a cast iron skillet add 2 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sauté for about 4 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. Be careful to not overcook them, otherwise they will have a rubbery texture. Set aside.
  4. In the same skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mushroom. Sauté for 5 minutes. Then add asparagus and cook until its tender. Stir occasionally.
  5. Return shrimp back to the skillet and mix everything well to combine.
  6. I like putting butter in at the end when everything is all cooked. Let it melt on top of shrimp.
  7. Enjoy!


DIY Sunscreen
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup coconut oil 
  • 1/3 cup almond oil
  • 1/8 cup Beeswax
  • 1/8 cup Shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E 

  • Little under 1/4 cup Zinc oxide — THIS IS ADDED LAST 

Directions:
  1. Place glass bowl over pot of shallow, slightly simmering H2O. Melt all ingredients (except zinc oxide) completely, stir with a whisk to help it along.
  2. Carefully remove from stove and wipe down condensation on bowl (you do not want H2O getting into your product).
  3. Add zinc oxide. Slowly.
  4. Whisk, whisk, whisk (and whisk some more!) and then carefully pour into container of your choice.
  5. This will take a few minutes to set up. Just walk away and leave it alone to quietly set up.


DIY Bugspray 

Kid safe bug spray:
  • 2oz witch hazel
  • 2oz distilled water
  • 10 drops lavender 
  • 10 drops lemon
Add in a spray bottle and shake before using. 

Adult bug spray:
  • 2oz witch hazel 
  • 2oz distilled water
  • 10 drops geranium
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 10 drops lemongrass
  • 10 drops citronella 

Add in a spray bottle and shake before using. 

Sneak Peek: A Guide to Natural, Toxin Free Living

A Guide to Natural, Toxin Free Living
(A sneak peek to our talk!) 

Our bodies are very smart because they always know what to do. There are many things that affect function - physical, chemical and emotional - being the main categories. This month we are going to talk about chemical stressors. 


Our environment is very toxic. For example:
The average child is born with 280 toxins in their bodies. 
There are approximately 80,000 commercial toxins, about 8,000 are distributed daily. 
2,000 new toxins are developed every single year. 


Toxins are everywhere. It is very hard to avoid everything, but we can try to minimize them as much as we can. We also can work on how our body is functioning so it can properly get rid of the toxins it encounters. 


Some things we are going to go over at the lunch talk this month: 
  1. We will go over how toxins affect our bodies. This will really help you understand why you want to avoid certain chemicals and what you can do to improve your body's function. 
  2. We will show you how to look up products to see if they are good for you and your family. 
  3. We will have homemade self-care products for you to buy. 
  4. List of our favorite tried and tested products! 



Why are these toxins so bad? Toxins can be very damaging to your nerve tissue. Built up toxins in the body mimic the symptoms of dis-ease. 


Leftover Steak Fried Rice

Ingredients:
  • 4oz white mushrooms
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon grape-seed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • ½ lb left over steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4oz) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons sesame oil


Directions:


  1. Cut the mushrooms and zucchini into uniform pieces.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and add minced garlic.
  3. When fragrant, add mushrooms and zucchini. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until nicely browned and softened.
  4. Push the vegetables to the side and add the beaten eggs. Scramble the egg until mostly cooked and mix with the rest of the vegetables.
  5. Add rice, stir everything and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add sliced steak and peas. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix and cook until everything is heated though. Serve immediately.

A Guide to Natural, Toxin Free Living

A Guide to Natural, Toxin Free Living



Are you wondering what the buzz is about being toxin free? At the talk Dr. Casey will be going over how toxins affect your health! Special guest, Kirstie Meyer will be showing us how to look up products to see how safe they really are. 


Wednesday, May 23rd @ 12PM - 1PM 


Sign up by Tuesday, May 22nd to reserve your spot!


The following will be available to order and pick up at the event:

  1. Lotion $5 
  2. Deodorant $5
  3. Lip balm $2
  4. Body Scrub $5 



If you can’t make it to the event and want to order the above homemade items, let us know and we can have them ready for pickup at our office. Also, let us know any special requests. 

When will I get better? Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep!

Healing takes time. 


The very popular question that comes into my office is when will I get better? 
How long will this take? 

There are many quick fix options out there to feel better. And usually by the time people reach our office they have tried them all and they still feel like they are exactly where they started or worse. 

Neurostructural chiropractic is not a quick fix. It is a long term solution. We work on correcting any primary conditions in the spine and that makes it so you don’t have to deal with the same issues over and over again. 


The answer to your question is going to be different for everyone. Everyone heals differently, some fast and some slower. The main point is that healing takes time. Be patient. (I am struggling saying this because I have been told to be patient my whole life!) Your body needs time to heal to get better. 


CHICKEN BURRITO BOWL MEAL PREP


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup brown rice or quinoa

Pick your meat: 4 chicken breasts/1 pound ground beef/turkey/2 steaks (I don’t season steaks with taco seasoning) 

1 packet taco seasoning


OPTIONAL TOPPINGS
Black beans - cooked
Corn - cooked
Peppers - cooked or fresh 
Onions - cooked or fresh
Cherry tomatoes
Pico de gallo, homemade or store-bought

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CREAM SAUCE
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

DIRECTIONS:
1 To make the chipotle cream sauce, whisk together Greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, garlic and lime juice; set aside.
2 In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
3 Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground chicken, and then taco seasoning.
4 Cook until chicken has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
5 Divide rice into meal prep containers. Top with meat of choice, and your favorite  toppings.