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SPOTLIGHT ON: POWERSTEP FOOT ORTHOTICS

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As a chiropractor who treats mainly back disorders, I can tell you the foundation of your body, your feet, are critical to back health. If your arches drop, your feet and knees roll in, putting wear and tear on the medical meniscus (the portion of the knee most likely to form arthritis) and stress on the lower spinal discs. This can lead to disc prolapses and herniations, as well as arthritis and degeneration. Patients who purchase orthotics show a much greater recovery from knee and lower back conditions. Even neck problems can improve with the simple addition of orthotics. In my opinion orthotics are absolutely mandatory for patients with Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions or hammer toes. Florence Chiropractic Center sells PowerStep, which are non-custom orthotics, ranging from $30-40. They are an easy and affordable way to see if orthotics make a difference in your pain.

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Nutrition

Food is Medicine

“A Delicious Prescription, in an article by Kathleen Squires for the Wall Street Journal, she writes ” chefs and doctors are teaming up to create health food you might actually crave.”

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579431133752897634

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Drinks & Smoothies

Green Detox Smoothie

 

Super Green Detox Smoothie
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Summer Sanders
Serves: 1
Unfortunately in this modern day in age our bodies have to deal with many pollutants from those found in the air we breath to the water and foods we ingest. We can’t avoid them completely, but what we CAN do is make sure to provide our bodies with foods that are highly detoxifying. This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles has lots of alkalinizing greens including cilantro (which helps draw out heavy metals), avocado for a healthy dose of brain-nourishing fat, and fresh citrus for a hefty dose of fiber, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. This is the perfect clean-fuel recipe to start your day off on the right foot.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 large grapefruit, peeled
  • lemon, peeled
  • lime peeled
  • small cucumber, peeled
  • large bunch of cilantro (stem and all)
  • bunch of spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
Instructions
  1. Process in your blender, drink and enjoy!

 

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Drinks & Smoothies

Cold Bustin Smoothie

 

Cold Bustin Smoothie
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Erin Bosdet
Serves: 1
Feeling a tell-tale tickle in your throat? If so do not waste another moment! Bust out this amazing Cold Bustin Smoothie by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish and drastically decrease your chances of falling ill. This is a completely tasty smoothie with a potent dose of the following medicinal plant foods: fresh (or powdered) turmeric root, ginger, lemon, pomegranate, and cranberries. Banana and apple or pear add body, additional vitamins, energizing carbohydrates and yummy flavor. Use frozen banana for an icier effect. Keep this recipe handy in your virtual wellness cabinet whenever your body feels like it could benefit from a little immune system boost.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple or pear (pear and ginger? YUM!)
  • 1/4c of cranberries
  • 1/2 a pomegranate (just the seeds)
  • a small piece of ginger
  • a small piece of turmeric (or a dash)
  • juice of one lemon
  • just enough water to cover it all
Instructions
  1. Process in your blender, drink and enjoy!

 

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Snacks & Appetizers

Grilled Zucchini

 

Grilled Zucchini
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
The perfect accompaniment to grilled fish, chicken or meat. Try cooked bell peppers, mushrooms and onions over the coals, too.
Ingredients
  • 3 large zucchini cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried, crumbled
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or pinch of dried, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Brush zucchini with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of zucchini with oregano, garlic and rosemary. Season zucchini slices generously with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until zucchini is tender, about 4 minutes per side.

 

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Salads

Raw Beet Salad

 

Raw Beet Salad
Author: Mark Bittman
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Serves: 4
Beets, like carrots, can be eaten raw. And they’re delicious that way, crunchy and sweet. So sweet, in fact, that they need a strongly acidic dressing like this one for balance.
Ingredients
  • 1 to 11/2 pounds beets, preferably small
  • 2 large shallots
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or other good strong vinegar
  • 1 sprig fresh tarragon, minced, if available
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. Peel the beets and shallots. Combine them in a food processor and pulse carefully until the beets are shredded; do not purée. (Or grate the beets by hand and mince the shallots, then combine.) Scrape into a bowl.
  2. Toss with the salt, pepper, mustard, oil and vinegar. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Toss in the herbs and serve.
Notes
Raw Beet Salad with Cabbage and Orange. Quite nice-looking: Use equal parts beet and cabbage, about 8 ounces of each. Shred the beets (with the shallot) as directed; shred the cabbage by hand or by using the slicing disk of the food processor. Add 1 navel orange (including its juice), peeled and roughly chopped.[br][br]Raw Beet Salad with Carrot and Ginger. Ginger and beets are killer together: Use equal parts beet and carrot, about 8 ounces of each. Treat the carrots as you do the beets (you can process them together), adding about a tablespoon of minced peeled ginger to the mix; omit the tarragon. Substitute peanut for olive oil, lime juice for sherry vinegar, and cilantro for parsley.[br][br]Raw Beet Salad with Yogurt Dressing. Creamy: Replace the olive oil and one of the tablespoons of vinegar with 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, preferably whole-milk or low-fat.[br][br]From How to Cook Everything Vegetarian