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2017 Pittsburgh Scoliosis Challenge

FROM THE DESK OF DR. AMANDA JORDAN:

Hi, my name is Doctor Amanda Jordan, and it’s been my experience that most parents are unfamiliar with what scoliosis is, how to detect it in their children, and the best option for correcting scoliosis if their children show signs of scoliosis.

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis means an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. This means when looking at a spine – a scoliotic spine will have a sideways bend compared to a normal spine which will be straight.

Because stress attacks the weakest part of the body, a scoliotic spine will negatively impact a child’s growth and development which can lead to health conditions in the future.

Now, I want you to know that there is a ton of information out there regarding scoliosis, however the majority of our parents and patients show up to our office simply not knowing what they should do next.

As Corrective Care Chiropractors, what we do in our office is very unique and different. The typical bend-over/touch-your-toes screening can be effective at detecting an already significantly present curvature of the spine, but unfortunately it will not detect the beginning stages or even a minor scoliosis.

To learn more and enter the Pittsburgh Scoliosis Challenge click here.


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Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge Testimonial


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Creamy Strawberry Shake

1 Cup of water, unsweetened coconut milk, and/or hemp milk

2 Scoops of SP Complete Protein or Whey Pro Complete

1 Cup frozen strawberries

1/2 Avocado

1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Flaxseed oil (optional)

Blend all ingredients until smooth. For added thickness add 3-4 ice cubes.


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Zucchini Apple Muffins

Zucchini Apple Muffins
 Ingredients:
  1. 3/4 cup of applesauce
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1-2 Tablespoons raw, local honey
(honey = optional if you like a sweeter muffin)
  5. 8 ounces (about 2 cups) of blanched almond flour
  6. 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  7. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  11. 1 heaping cup of shredded zucchini (Place in a clean, dry dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.)
  12. 1 medium size organic apple, diced into 1/4 inch chunks (I did not peel mine, but feel free to peel before dicing if prefer)
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place parchment muffin liners into your muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl, combine the applesauce, eggs, vanilla, and honey (if using). Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Add in the apple cider vinegar, diced apples, and shredded zucchini. Mix well.
  5. Portion out the batter into 12 muffin liners.
  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes – until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then remove from the pan and continue to cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Store any left over muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator or wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze.

Recipe courtesy of:

 


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Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

Although the rest of the world would like to convince you that it is time to start buying Christmas decorations, with leaves just beginning to change and the return of crisp cool mornings we are focusing on fall flavors! Let’s look at some Paleo Pumpkin Recipes.

Why Paleo Pumpkin Recipes? When asked for an opinion on diet, Dr. Jordan typically recommends removing all forms of wheat, dairy and processed sugar from your diet. If you are searching for a recipe and want to be sure it will be wheat, dairy and sugar free, using the term paleo will always give you safe quick results!

 

We suggest to search Paleo because if you find a flour-less (meaning wheat free or gluten free) recipe, it may still contain dairy and/or sugar. The same applies if you search for a dairy-free option. Commonly these recipes with have some form of gluten or sugar as an ingredient.

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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes 

     – ½ ripe banana
     – 2 eggs
     – 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
     – 2 Dashes Cinnamon
     – Dash Nutmeg
Instructions
     – Mash the banana and then mix in the pumpkin
     – Add the spices, mix until uniform.
     – Add the eggs and beat well with fork or whisk
     – Heat pan on medium heat add a little butter or coconut oil to the pan before adding some of the batter. This recipe makes two large pancakes. Top with almond butter, fresh fruit, maple syrup or enjoy as is!
Pictures and recipe from Fleece Fun!
                                                                            Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

cheesecake-dip

     – 1 can of pumpkin
     – 2 cans of coconut milk, use ONLY the coconut cream (the solidified part)
(save the remaining milk for a smoothie, protein shake or homemade popsicles)
     – 1 teaspoon vanilla
     – 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin spice (more if you like)
     – 1/4 cup maple syrup (the original recipe calls for 1 cup coconut sugar – this is WAY too much sugar for our taste, plus we like the maple flavor better. Add more if you need it sweeter)

Instructions

– Combine all ingredients until smooth, using a food processor can help                                              – Dip in apples, bananas, grapes, strawberries, whatever you like.

Pictures and original recipe from Anestral Nutrition!

 

      Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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     Ingredients
    – 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
    – 1/4 cup maple syrup
    – 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    – 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
    – 4 eggs
    – 1 cup almond flour
    – 1/4 cup coconut flour
    – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    – 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    –  1/2 teaspoon salt
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Crumb Topping
 – 1/4 cup coconut flour
 – 1/2 cup almond flour
 – 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
 – 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
– 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 325 and line a 9X9 pan with parchment paper.
  • Make the crumb topping first: in a small bowl, combine coconut flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix well – should resemble wet sand. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar and pumpkin. Mix well.
  • Add in eggs and mix well.
  • Add in almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and salt. Mix until no dry pockets remain. Pour into prepared pan and top with crumb topping.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Pictures and original recipe from Jays Baking Me Crazy!

 

 


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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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Can You Help us Reach our Goal?

Can You Help us Reach our Goal?

Help us extend our reach into the community to bring Health and Wellness to other families in the area by reviewing your personal experience with us on Google!

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Eggrolls are definitely a favorite of ours, however since our focus turned towards health, they were quickly moved to our No list.

Once we found this recipe “eggrolls” now… Eggroll in a Bowl…is back in our diet at least once a month!

The recipe is extremely easy and versatile! Typically we add in whatever additional veggies we have in the house. Spinach is a staple in our home so we always add in a few handfuls.* Our favorites vegetables to use are sliced snap peas, regular peas, green beans or broccoli.

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As the recipe mentions you can add in any protein to make the dish more filling. Our favorites are sautéed chicken or sliced steak served atop the eggroll in a bowl.

This meal additionally is one of those meals where you  will want to make a double or triple batch. It is like lasagna and is most certainly almost better the next day and you will already be cutting and prepping, so take an extra 10 minutes to prep a bit more and make a few extra meals!

When we reheat leftovers, we only do so via the stove or oven (because Microwaves destroy the natural nutrients found in food), this meals especially is best reheated on the stove with very little butter! This allows the cabbage to crisp up and we love the new flavor it adds to the dish.

*This is a great way to consistently increase your daily intake of greens…when cooked you cannot taste the spinach at all. As a tip…if for some ridiculous reason your children do not like the size of the spinach even when it is cooked down (it SIGNIFICANTLY cooks down), dice it up before hand and it will be so small that it is just part of the meal rather than an obvious piece of spinach.

Recipe from www.Ancestral-Nutrition.com

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped into slices
  • 2 large carrots, cut into long strips (using THIS)
  • 1 tbsp unflavored coconut oil (found HERE)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos (found HERE)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (found HERE)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 green onions, diced for garnish
  • Optional: protein of choice – chicken and shrimp are best. I used chicken.

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium high heat. Add the cabbage.
  2. Add the carrot.
  3. Sautee until soft. If it gets too dry, add a little water and let it evaporate and help soften the veggies.
  4. Add the coconut aminos and sesame oil.
  5. Sautee some more until softer and the sauce is absorbed.
  6. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  7. Add the green onions on top.
  8. Optional: cook chicken on the side, then toss it together!

To read the FULL RECIPE as well as find other great Paleo versions of meals, visit www.Ancestral-Nutrition.com!


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Five Foundational Principles of Health

Five Foundational Principles of Health
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Is your money working for you or against you?

Join us on Monday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. to learn strategies which can be implemented immediately! We guarantee a profound positive impact on your family’s future. To sign up, stop by the office or call Heather at 724.741.6080.

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