Monday, February 9, 2015

Kids and sugar

We can do better! 
Each day the food choices you make affect your health, but have you thought about the effects to those around you? Young children eat what their parents feed them.  I challenge you to find ways to add vegetables to your diet each day.  
Below are some suggestions:

Add spinach, kale, broccoli, and/or mushrooms to scrambled eggs in the morning.  Prepare this ahead of time by baking the scrambled mixture in muffin cups, rather than cooking in a pan, for a quick breakfast.  You can even freeze the "muffins" and set out the night before so you'll be set for the morning. 

Try a grilled or sautéed veggie wrap for lunch.  Add hummus for even more flavor!

Smoothies!  This is the easiest way to add vegetables any time of day.  One of my go-to's for my daughters is:
2 cups organic spinach (frozen or fresh)
1 small organic apple
1/2 cup frozen mango
splash of orange juice
add water to gain desired consistency

Get creative!  With a great blender the sky's the limit.  Carrots, peas, kale, cucumber, beets... there are a plethora of websites devoted to recipes for smoothies.  Be sure to look for ones with vegetables, and not just fruit!!

Lightly steam, lightly sauté, grill, or lightly broil vegetables to bring out their flavor and keep nutrients in.  Boiling robs the vegetables of most of their nutrients and flavor.

Try a veggie dinner.  Cut up bit sized pieces of your favorite veggies, toss them in olive oil and a favorite seasoning (avoid the salt), and bake them for 5 minutes.  Dip in hummus or toss with gluten free pasta for a power packed end to your day!

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Healthfully yours,
Dr. Angela Tharnish, D.C.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's Been A While!

It's Been A While!! 

How was your 2014?  What goals did you accomplish?  How was your health?  What about your fitness level? 

The first few weeks of January always seem to hold so much promise and hope for what the coming year will bring.  Many of us say “This will be the year I ____.”  How many times has February rolled around, only to find that we let those promising first weeks of January slowly slip by?

If you are finding yourself making health goals for 2015, how will you set yourself up for success?  What were some of the pitfalls that may have kept you from reaching your goals previously? 

I want to be your partner as you embark down the path toward improving your health!

I am frequently asked why I do community based health education programs.  My simple answer is always: My purpose is to help as many people as possible!  Our society is at a critical and concerning tipping point. 

-  For the first time in history, school age children have a lower life expectancy than their parents.  This means that many of you will live longer than your children.

-  For over 10 years health experts have been using the term “The sickest generation” when referencing our children.  In those 10 years little has changed in the overall health status of these children.

-  Pharmaceutical drug dependency is at an all time high.  According to the CDC, 120 people die each day from prescription drug overdose.

-  In males, breast cancer is becoming the number one cancer surpassing that of prostate cancer because of overall obesity levels.  Males being overweight causes a whole smorgasbord of side effects:  low testosterone, sexual dysfunction, low libido, lethargy, muscle atrophy, continual weight gain, and increased risks of heart attacks and cancers.  

These issues start with improving the health status of individuals.  I am part of a growing number of health practitioners who are deeply concerned about these alarming trends and we’re tackling these issues head on!

Our services include: Hormone Replacement Therapy (testosterone, progesterone, estrogen), medical weight loss, chiropractic care, therapeutic exercises, more.

Please email me with a simple “Help me get healthy!”, Together we can make 2015 your best year yet!!

Healthfully yours,

Angela Tharnish, D.C.