Moms, Grandparents and Caregivers! This update is for you!

ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY? 
Are you struggling to get through your day because of headaches, an achy body or mid and low back pain while playing with your kids? Is it hard to pick up your kids? 

As a new mom, I am starting to realize how much stress we put on our bodies by just taking care of our kids. It is very important to take care of ourselves so we can be at our best for our little ones! Think about how we hold kids, play with kids, sleep with kids, nurse your baby, etc. We are usually not putting our own bodies in the best positioning. 


Our focus is corrective NeuroStructural Chiropractic care. We help many people with the issues mentioned above. Corrective care helps your body adapt to every day stressors to help you have a better day — feeling better, more energy, and making memories with your loved ones!




Spicy Sriracha Crab and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 large cucumber
  • rice vinegar, to taste
  • 4 oz quality (cooked) jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 TBSP homemade or store-bought mayo
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce, plus extra to taste
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • a pinch of salt

TASTY TOPPINGS:
  • 1-2 tsp toasted sesame and/or chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP panko breadcrumbs (optional; skip for paleo/GF)

Instructions:
  1. First peel the skin from your cucumber.
  2. Next, use a spiral slicer or a vegetable peeler to turn that super refreshing veggie into even more refreshing noodles.
  3. Drizzle the noodles very lightly with rice vinegar. You can skip this step if you're not a fan of vinegar or acidity; I've had the dish both ways and find it delightful regardless.
  4. Next, use a fork or your fingers to shred the crab.
  5. Combine with mayo and sriracha and set atop the noodles.
  6. Top with sliced avocado.
  7. Garnish with sesame/chia seeds and optional panko and dig in!

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 3 medium Zucchini (spiralized)
  • 6 slices Bacon (cooked, cut into small pieces or crumbled)
  • 1 1/2 cup Grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil (cut into ribbons)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper, until emulsified.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spiralized zucchini, chopped bacon, halved grape tomatoes, and fresh basil. Toss with the dressing. Serve immediately.



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.