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Dinner with the Doc

Dinner with the Doc

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Put our knowledge to the test.

Are you as healthy as you would like to be?

How about your family, friends or loved ones?

Do you or someone you know suffer from Migraines? Digestive issues, pain, numbness, tingling, fatigue, weight gain, depression or anxiety?

Have you been though the ringer, tried everything, and still no relief?

Come hear Dr. Jordan’s thought provoking presentation on How to achieve optimal health, and gain insight on how you can have the life you dream of without the drugs or surgery.

This sensational 30 minute presentation will be followed by a complimentary private dinner provided by

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7001 Crider Rd, Mars, PA 16046
6:30 PM
Monday, February 13th 2017


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Q and A with Dr. A!

Q and A with Dr. A!

We are having an informational session with Dr. Amanda Jordan on Monday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. She will be answering your questions on food, fitness, and health! Come join the conversation and culture and learn tips and tricks to make your life as healthy as possible! Sign up at the front desk with Heather, or call 724-741-6080 to reserve your seat. This class is open to the public, so bring a friend or two! See you there!


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Five Foundational Principles

Five Foundational Principles
I want more energy.
I wish I was stronger.
I need to lose some weight.
I want my family to eat healthier.
If you have EVER made these statements join us on Monday, July 18th at 6:00 p.m. for our next event focused solely on Food and Fitness! Dr. Cotey will be discussing the keys to each area as well as answering personal questions.
Bring your friends, family and co-workers so you can earn extra entries into our fabulous Summer Giveaway!
There will also be HEALTHY snacks and drinks! Perfect to bring friends and family!
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Rich Chocolate Brownies!

Rich Chocolate Brownies!

Its summer! The best part about summer is that you have access to such a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables! The worst part about summer is all the picnics and party’s, which result in unfortunately many repeated bad choices.

Join us on July 28th to combat those bad choices as we will be hosting an event to discuss Principle #2 and #3 of the 5 Foundational Principles to Health – Food and Fitness.  This event is open to all past and present patients as well as to the public.

With that being said why are we promoting  a dessert of the month?  Simple. I love dessert! I simply look for ways to make the dessert option a healthier option! This 4 ingredient Brownie recipe is excellent.  It is not only very easy and quick to make (great for all the moms looking for healthier options for their kids this summer) but also very tasty!

Ingredients
  1. 3 medium, overripe bananas (approximately 1 cup or so)
  2. 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter (can sub for any nut/seed or soy nut butter)
  3. 2 T – 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more = richer taste)
  4. 1-2 scoops of protein powder (see above content for tested recommendations)*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter.
  3. In a blender, food processor, or using your hands, combine the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder and nut butter until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.

For the original recipe, please click this link to go to TheBigMansWorld.Com!

 

I completely agree with the author  that the Brownies are 200% better once refrigerated overnight, however that has only occurred once in the past two years as typically the batch is gone within minutes of coming out of the oven.

My edits to this recipe:

  • I use Cacao Powder instead of Cocoa powder.
  • I have made them with Standard Process  Whey Pro Protein (link to SP website for the Whey Pro complete) as well as with our Chocolate Orgain Plant Based Protein (When we have used the Orgain protein the brownies are a bit sweeter only because the Orgain already has Stevia added into the protein mix)  [use this link to link the Chocolate Orgain Plant Based Protein to the site     http://orgain.com/products/organic-protein-powder/    ]

 

We commonly serve the brownies as a base to some homemade banana or peanut butter chocolate icecream. If you have never made healthy icecream – then here is 2 bonus links!

https://dashingdish.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-ice-cream/?crlt.pid=camp.SBHt6ht1U9ez

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/two-ingredient-banana-peanut-butter-ice-cream/

 

 If you enjoyed this recipe or are looking for an understanding of how food should play into your daily life, join us on July 28th! It’s going to be fun and we will be changing lives!


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Five Foundational Principles Event Series

Five Foundational Principles Event Series

Health is a very misinterpreted and emotional topic.  It can also be very overwhelming with all the “health experts” sharing their cure all advice.  There is an actual definition of Health and very few people know it, let alone understand it.  If you would like to experience health through out your lifetime, it would be a good idea to understand what health is and now how the body functions.  The 5 Foundational Principles will guide you and your family to your ultimate life, the life of your dreams, your goals not only today but for the next 20-30-40-years from now.  People want to be well, out of pain, they want to live longer and experience better quality of life. Why? Because they want to do the things they love to do; play with their grandchildren, go out with their spouse, take vacations and travel the world.  They want to be active with their kids. They see activity and being free and off medications as true freedom. They see that health is their greatest asset. It is the quality of your life and also the quality of your death. If you’re ready to take responsibility of your health, this series of classes is the place to start.

What are the aspects of your life that need to be focused on so you can live out the life of your dreams? Our current series serves to discuss these principles.  This month Dr. Amanda will be discussing your General Adaptive Potential (GAP). Do you know what your GAP is? Do you know how to improve your GAP? Do you know what decreases your GAP?

                                                        Join us on Monday June 20th at 6:00 p.m. to learn more


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Paleo Banana Cream Pie Bites

Paleo Banana Cream Pie Bites

During the month of May we try to make sure and celebrate mom’s! Mom’s needs treats too and here is a healthy snack that is not only guilt-free but very easy to make with the kids as well!

Banana Cream Pie Bites!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (not overly ripe)
  • 4 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut (do not use flakes or reduced fat coconut.   It will not work)
  • cinnamon

Simple, right?! :)
Directions:

  1. Place your shredded coconut and about 4 dashes of cinnamon into a food processor and process until you have a nice and creamy coconut butter.
  2. Slice bananas into bite size chunks!
  3. Dip each slice into the coconut butter and coat both sides.
  4. Place each coated banana slice onto a piece of parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon onto each slice.
  6. Place in the freezer for about 30-40 minutes to initially set. (Move to fridge IF you have leftovers!)
  7. Enjoy!

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Click here for the full recipe and directions from Delighted Momma!

 


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2017 Migraine Challenge

2017 Migraine Challenge

 2017 Migraine Challenge Application

Send fully completed application to Info@FamilyChiro.com or you can fax us at 724-741-6084.

It is that time of year again! No we are not excited that you are visiting this page because if you are this means you or someone you care about suffers from Headaches or Migraines and they need help. We are excited because this is the last time you will be looking for help.

Are you tired of suffering from migraines/headaches?

Are you tired of masking the pain with drugs?

Are you tired of missing family events? work? your child’s activities?

If you have migraines you know pain. Unfortunately so many migraine sufferers resign themselves to believing they are “unfixable.”  There is a solution and people need to know about it.

Let’s look at the facts:

  • Over 38 million people suffer from migraines
  • 9 million people state that drugs do nothing to help their pain
  • Studies continue to show that Chiropractic care can help migraine/headache sufferers
  • A study published in JMPT, showed that people suffering with migraine headaches were helped with chiropractic care. In this research 177 volunteers were studied who had migraine headaches for over 18 years on average. The average response of the group that received chiropractic care showed a statistically significant improvement in migraine frequency, duration, and disability. The study also showed that those who received chiropractic care were able to reduce their medication use, with a significant number reducing their medication usage to zero!

Are we really as good as we say we are? Yes we are. Our patients will give you their opinions:

“I sought out chiropractic care because my migraines had become so severe and frequent. Sadly I was out of commission about once a week for at least 24 hours. More and more frequently my husband had to take me to the ER for IV narcotics and fluids. That was our last option after Imitrex and all the other prescription pain killers didn’t work anymore. After only 3 months I have now been able to go a couple weeks headache free!  Dr. Amanda is very precise in her adjustments and excellent in her technique. I am so grateful for the excellent care and kindness I have received at Family Chiropractic.” – Linda

“I was suffering from extreme migraines that were greatly affecting my daily life at least twice a week. As the headaches were becoming more severe, so was my pain. I would lose my appetite, had terrible sleeping patterns, and even being labeled as someone with “a bad immune system” as I was always sick. I was receiving little to no results with “traditional medication” and figured that any other routes were at least going to rule out treatment possibilities. Within weeks, my symptoms were done. My headaches had been cut down to only four or five within five months. My whole body and the way it was functioning had improved.” – Seana

“I have had migraines for as long as I can remember, probably since I was about 8 years old. Just before the throbbing got unbearable I would have to lay down very still in a dark and silent room for hours. Sometimes they were bad enough to make me physically ill. This was really hard as a little girl! All I wanted to do was play outside with my friends. … at the end of the first month my migraines were gone. At the end of the third month, my headaches were gone! I am no longer leaving work early a few times a month for headaches/not feeling good.” – J.G.

“I started seeing Dr. Jordan … seeking relief of my headaches and migraines. I had approximately 2 migraines every month. They were very severe and would last for 2 days and were followed by a headache for a day or so. My symptoms were seeing spots, pressure behind my left eye and extreme light and sound sensitivity. Since seeing Dr. Jordan both the frequency and severity have drastically decreased. – Cory

Are you ready to be the energetic and happy parent, spouse, employee and friend you used to be?
Are you ready to NOT allow a migraine/headache to determine what you get done today?
Are you ready to start living your life?

If you answer YES to any of the above questions, then immediately download our Migraine Challenge Application below and give us the chance to give you your life back.

Send fully completed application to Info@FamilyChiro.com or you can fax us at 724-741-6084.

 2017 Migraine Challenge Application

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Accepted applicants will hear back within one week of submission. If accepted, the next step will be our new patient process. The doctors will be donating their time to all accepted applicants via complimentary consultation, exam, and report of findings.


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Healthy Shamrock Shake!

Green Shakes are amazing!!! This month’s recipe is for our Shamrock Shake!

No not this one:
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That one will do nothing but decrease your quality of life for a few days and shorten your overall lifespan.  (If you  need proof – check out this post from Bamboo Core Fitness)  Click here to read more!

Dr. Cotey is the smoothie King in our house. This is his recipe for our morning Green smoothies that so many of you see us carrying around.

Dr. Cotey’s version of a Shamrock Shake:

¾ apple  (why ¾? Because our children always want a little snack and we lose ¼ of each fruit to them!)
¾  pear
1 Avocado (makes your smoothie creamier rather than so fibrous)
1 inch of ginger
2 inch root of turmeric
3 large handfuls of spinach
4 scoops SP Complete 
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
Water
6 icecubes

With th20160224_045123 (1)e Lemon and Lime juice – we usually use fresh lemon and limes… about 1/3 of a lemon and a ½ of a fresh lime is plenty. When we do not have fresh fruit we have used  this from Wholefoods as it is not from concentrate.

Now do not ask me how much water. On our Blendtec when all the food is in, the water usually hits about 4 cups (that is not 4 cups of added water, it is simply the line we hit once we add water to the full blender)

On the days when we do not have an apple and a pear, we simply use just one whole one of whatever fruit is available. Lately we have been limiting the fruit even more as it is still a source of sugar and adding a bit more lemon, lime or ginger and then calling them Zinger     Smoothies.

Smoothies are to be fun and once you have a basic one…play with it. If you leave out an apple or pear and substitute 5 frozen pieces of pineapple…great you will have a more tropical taste.

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If you are loving the smoothies in your life or need more ideas, join us on March 14th at 6:00 p.m. for our Smoothie Workshop. This is always a big hit in the office as we will be making smoothies for you to taste! You will be able to see how we approach making a smoothie and what 3 ingredients need to be in EVERY smoothie so they actually provide a health benefit and are not just a sugar bomb. This event is open to the public. Please call to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available! 724.741.6080


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Cacao vs. Cocoa

Cacao vs. Cocoa

 

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Yes there is a difference.

With our last past post, many of you notated that we used Cacao and not Cocoa. Yes this is true and no it was not a spelling error. Cacao said “Ka-Kow” is where and how you hear about all the health benefits from Chocolate.

Chocolate can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, give anti-inflammatory properties, is an aphrodisiac, etc. The bad news however is all this research was not done on a Hershey’s Kiss. They are talking about Cacao.

Cacao is obtained from cold-pressing raw (unroasted) cacao beans.

Cocoa is from a raw Cacao bean that is then roasted at extremely high temperatures. This roasting (just like with nuts) kills off the living enzymes that are so beneficial to our health.

Raw Cacao powder contains nearly four time the antioxidant power as a typical dark chocolate…but over 20 times that of a blueberry!

So yes – you can enjoy your chocolate and still be healthy!

As one last notation – when reading a journal article it showed that consuming dairy products may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate.  So with smoothies or any other chocolate creation, try using a non-dairy milk as an alternative (almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc.)

Enjoy!


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Happy Healthy Valentines Day

Happy Healthy Valentines Day

We asked. You spoke. We LISTENED.

Moving forward, monthly Dr. Cotey or Dr. Amanda will be sharing recipes that we personally use in our everyday life.

Although we can talk/write for days about health, the purpose of this “Blog” is to provide you with what you want as well as to help us live out our purpose in life. There is an urgent problem facing our community where families are being compromised due to misinformation about health. We are determined to passionately restore family health and animate future generations.

In our office we restore health through our hands through a specific vertebral adjustment; however this is not the ONLY key to health. What goes in your mouth, in your brain and what you do with your body the rest of the day will contribute to your true level of health.  Let’s be honest, I can adjust you every day of your life, but if when you leave my office, you never work out, you visit a McDonald’s drive through for lunch, focus on all the negatives in life, eat more processed, packaged fake food and then sit and watch devil-vision (Television) for the rest of the night….I can NOT make you healthy.

This Blog is to be fun, honest and real. Sometimes it may be a bit longer, other times it may simply be a recipe we love.

So let’s do this! February means Valentines Day! Valentine’s Day means…CHOCOLATE! We love eating a healthy diet, but everyone one of us (Dr. Cotey included) enjoy Chocolate! So below are two of our family’s absolute FAVORITE recipes involving Chocolate!

*I don’t know if I need to do a disclaimer but if so here it is…Yes we eat a mainly wheat free, dairy free diet. We focus on cooking many paleo meals.  We are both doctors but we are also human beings people! We enjoy treats once in a while – icecream (Dr. Amanda), a bun (only Dr. Cotey) with our Brat and Beer (both of us) in the summer time. As we explain to our girls, treats are just that…Treats. They are not to be devoured in high quantities or high frequency. Many probably most of the recipes we will share are not our creation. They are however…super tasty and still fit into our personal lifestyle. These recipes bring us JOY! I hope they bring your family JOY as well!

The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

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http://www.texanerin.com/2012/04/grain-free-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bites.html

To read the original post by Texanerin.com click here! I have put the basic info below.

If you trust me and know I would never lie about peanut butter or chocolate…then just start gathering the ingredients now.

P.s. To make this even more Valentine’s Day Chocolate themed – use almond butter instead of peanut butter and add in 1 tablespoon of Cacao Powder…Now you have Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! YUM!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel1
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Natural peanut butter(Don’t even try with regular peanut butter! They’ll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter.)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt if your nut butter doesn’t have salt in it
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (can useCarob chips if you want)

 

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.
  2. Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
  3. With wet hands, form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough balls will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven. They will not “set” like normal cookies.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge) for up to 1 week. (I have no personal thoughts on this as we make this and eat them all in one evening!)

As for this month’s smoothie – let me introduce you to our very own creation: Black Forest Cake – a Dark Cherry Chocolate Smoothie!
 

Smoothies are not an exact science. I love that I can move the flavor of almost any smoothie! So stop making smoothies so difficult – blend them – taste them – add more of what you want it to taste more like!

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Here are some rough estimates but a complete ingredient list: (please use organic when possible…I will not be writing organic next to every ingredient!)

1 cup Dark Cherries (we love using frozen – helps make smoothie cold without watering it down)

– 1 TBSP Cacao Powder

– 1 ½ cups Coconut milk (we buy non-sweetened) (can use canned, tetra-pack or carton)

– ½ an Avocado (makes your smoothie SMOOTH!)

– Small handful spinach

– 2 scoops Whey protein

* Sometimes we add an extra scoop of Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder (already a little sweeter so will sweeten the taste up nicely)

*Personalize it!

* I always want extra dark cherries so the cherry taste is strong

*If you love the chocolate flavor – add more

* If you want it thinner – add more coconut milk

*If you want it fluffier – add more protein

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Last Note – we have switched the fruit to Raspberries and it will still be amazing!

 

Tell us what you think! Did you make a recipe? How did it turn out? Post a picture on our Facebook page. Did you alter a recipe and love it? Please share with us all!  Let’s make this fun for everyone.

 

-Dr. Amanda


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