Office News and Updates:
Stouffville Sun-Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards 2012
We are also thrilled to announce that Dayle Tengnagel, RMT has been voted Best Registered Massage Therapist in Stouffville for the 2nd year in a row!
Thank you all so very much for voting for us! It is our patients who make our office what it is.
Women’s Health Lecture at Curves Stouffville: A Naturopathic Approach to Menopause
Menopause is a transition that all women will go through. Restless sleep, mood swings, and weight gain are just some of the common complaints many women experience. Have you ever wondered what you can do to ease the transition? Simple steps you can take with your diet, exercise, and vitamins can help. Michelle Chin, Naturopath, will be discussing these options, especially how your diet can affect the hormonal balance and bone density. She will also discuss how naturopathic therapies are especially effective in managing the symptoms of menopause.
Location & Date: Curves (Main St. Stouffville) on Tuesday March 26th from 6:15-7:00 pm. Seating is limited, so please call and book your spot today (905) 642-4392. There is no fee for the lecture and all are welcome to attend.
If your company or group is interested, we can provide FREE health lectures to educate them about a variety of health topics. Just ask us!
Focus on Health:
Neurexan: A Natural Sleep Remedy – For the month of March receive 15% off
Source: HEEL’s Neurexan brochure
Do you tend to take your worries to bed with you? Do you commonly wake up in the morning feeling leaden and tired, not being able to shake off the night, and get into gear during the day? If this sounds familiar, you probably already know that the result is almost invariably a bad night’s sleep at best, or at worst, a sleepless night!
- There are several side effects of a bad night’s sleep:
- Difficulty concentrating at work or school.
- Nervousness and agitation increases
- Your performance decreases and tasks start to pile up
- Mood swings increase
You are not alone. An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 and older, or about one in every seven, have problems going to sleep or staying asleep, and thus are considered to have insomnia. If lack of sleep becomes a permanent state, this can have a negative impact on your health and quality of life, because it is during the night that the body recovers and regenerates, to “recharged batteries”.
Luckily, Neurexan contributes to putting an end to the spiral of stress, nervous restlessness during the day, and poor sleep at night. This natural sleep aid will help improve sleep quality by addressing different insomnia related issues such as difficulty falling sleep, frequent and early morning awakenings, light sleep or unrestful sleep. Neurexan will reactivate the body’s natural readiness for sleep and promote restful and deep sleep cycles.
Benefits of Neurexan
- Clinically proven effective in rebalancing sleep
- Can be used for short or long term treatments
- Suitable for the entire family
- No known side effects
- Improves one’s disposition to sleep without worries of morning grogginess
- No known medical interactions, may be combine with conventional or natural medicines
Keep Green When You Travel
Written by: Michelle Chin
- Stay close to home. The single greatest environmental impact in travel is flying. Why not visit a city near you, or, better yet, become tourists in your own city?
- If you’re renting a car, rent something small and fuel efficient (maybe even a hybrid!) rather a hulking behemoth. The Earth will thank you — and so will your wallet.
- If you’re staying in a hotel, participate in their water/laundry reduction programs: hang up your bath towels so they aren’t replaced with fresh ones, and let the maid service know you don’t require new sheets every night. The more people that do this, the more water and energy we save!
- Visit cities with excellent public transit.
- Use small toiletry containers that you refill from your home supply. So much more earth-friendly than buying and discarding travel-sized shampoo with each trip you take.
- Bring a refillable water bottle and a refillable coffee mug with you. Just think of all the paper and Styrofoam you’ll save!
- Prepare your home for reduced energy use while you’re away: turn down the thermostat, unplug unused appliances, cancel your newspaper service, and make sure there aren’t any leaky faucets dripping.
Recipe: Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard
Recipe from: marthastewart.com
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (tenderloins)
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 medium carrots, cut into sticks
- 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into sticks
- Preheat oven to 475. Place flour in a shallow bowl, and egg in a second one; season both with salt and pepper. Pulse cereal and oil in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to a third shallow bowl.
- Coat chicken: first in flour, shaking off excess; then with egg, letting excess drip off; and finally in cereal mixture, pressing to help it adhere. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until light golden brown and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes, turning over halfway through.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together sour cream, mustard, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Serve tenders and vegetables with creamy honey mustard on the side.
Recipe: Irish Coffee Cupcakes
Recipe from: marthastewart.com
- For The Cupcakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- For The Frosting
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon whiskey (optional)
- Instant-espresso powder, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour water over espresso powder; let cool. Combine espresso with milk. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with espresso-milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour (batter may look broken).
- Fill 15 cups (of two 12-cup muffin tins) three-quarters full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool; turn out cupcakes from tins.
- Make the frosting: Whisk together cream and confectioners’ sugar until medium peaks form. Add whiskey; whisk until slightly stiff peaks form.
- Top each cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting; dust with espresso powder.
Did You Know?
It is said that St. Patrick helped convert many people in Ireland to Christianity. His mission lasted for thirty years before he passed on March 17th in the 5th century. We now celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year on March 17th.