Grain-Free Zucchini Muffins

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It’s that time of year again here in beautiful Cali when zucchini crops are abundant. My neighbors have transformed their 3/4 acre property into a sustainable garden, in which they grow a plethora of vegetables, fruit, and berries. Our properties sit against the foothills, so growing a garden without interference from the creatures who also reside here, is no small feat. As luck would have it, they usually have more zucchini than they can use and they know what a zucchini lover I am. Plus, I make them zucchini bread. Winning and winning.

My love of zucchini bread started because of Green Street’s famous zucchini bread which they serve alongside my favorite Diane Salad. Honestly, the best bread in the entire universe. BP (that’s before Paleo), I had copied their recipe pretty damn closely. As you know, baking gluten-free (grain-free) is a learning curve and I’ve never been able to…

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Have you ever wondered why your pain never goes away?

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Ever have aching pain in your muscles that seems to never go away? You tried taking pain medications, but realize you are only getting temporary relief. Maybe you’ve been adjusted by a chiropractor or seen a physical therapist and yet the pain keeps coming back! You might have even had X-rays or MRIs, yet the source of your pain remains a mystery. You might have myofascial pain syndrome.

 

Did you know that myofascial pain could be the root cause of most chronic pain cases! Researched showed that among 283 consecutive admissions to a comprehensive pain center, 85 percent were assigned a primary organic diagnosis of myofascial syndrome (Fishbain et al., 1986). This diagnosis was made independently by a neurosurgeon and a physiatrist based on physical examination for soft tissue findings as described by Travell (Travell and Rinzler, 1952; Simons and Travell, 1983). Another study suggested that 31% of visits…

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Teenagers & Chiropratic Care

Many people might wonder why a teenager would need too see a chiropractor? After all they are young therefore seemingly healthy. However, there are many benefits that teenagers and young people can get from seeking chiropractic care regularly. In fact there are three common reasons teens and young people see the chiropractor.

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1.) Poor posture:

Many young people do not stand as tall as they can. They often slouch causing for poor posture. Poor posture may not seem like a big deal to them them this early on in their lives. However, it will become a big deal later. Your teen having regular chiropractic treatments helps to promote a healthy posture and can fix misalignment’s that their initial bad posture caused.

2.) Book Bags:

Back-packs, lap-tops, gym bags, text books…the list is endless. While in school your young person has too carry around many things with them to succeed. Often times they pack all of the things that they need tightly into a bag of some sort causing a lot of strain on their back. Doctors say people should not carry more than 10% of their body weight but most people do not follow this. If your teen carry’s a book bag or something similar it could already be causing them back problems or will in the future. 

3.) Sports:

If your teen plays sports they may complain of pain from time to time. Many sports are after all pretty physically demanding. Regular adjustments can help your teen not only play better but feel better and even prevent injuries.

From these three things alone you can see why many people are considering taking their teenagers too the chiropractor for regular adjustments.