Archive for November, 2010
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on November 17, 2010
Hello friends and patients,
The Holiday Season is upon us. We would like to ask you to consider helping us give to those in need.
The organization we are supporting in December is Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Helping Kids with Cancer…Be Kids is the slogan of Friends of Kids with Cancer. Since 1992 this organization has been devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer and blood related diseases. Their mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the recreational, educational, and emotional support needed throughout the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.
Our office is hosting a TOY DRIVE for Friends of Kids with Cancer. We will be collecting New, Unwrapped toys for Boys and Girls of All Ages and then delivering the toys to the treatment center on December 20th.
Please drop-off a toy at 12401 Olive Blvd. Suite 101 in Creve Coeur 63141. Monday through Thursday between 9am and 6pm and Firdays from 9am to 12pm.
Please, no stuffed animals. They can collect mold and allergens that can be harmful to those with weakened immune systems.
Donate a TOY and get a coupon for $10 OFF your next massage!!
Thank you in advance for your donation to Friends of Kids with Cancer and the children fighting disease this Holiday Season.
To learn more www.friendsofkids.com
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on November 8, 2010
On Friday October 30th Dr. Gina and MollieShea went to donate blood. The Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation held a Halloween Blood Drive.
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Who is up for a friendly holiday competition?
Come in and get weighed before Thanksgiving and again at the beginning of the year. If you maintained your weight or lost weight, you will win a prize.
Here are the details:
1. Must come in before Thanksgiving, November 25th.
2. Only the first 10 people to weigh-in will be able to win a prize.
3. Come in during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm) to get weighed-in at your convenience. Everyone has to be weighed on our scale.
4. Second weigh-in must take place the first week of January 2011. Between Monday the 3rd and Friday the 7th.
5. Anyone who maintains their weight from the first weigh-in or who loses weight will receive a prize.
6. This is open to anyone, not just patients of the office. Your friends, family and coworkers can compete too.
7. Prizes may include; TENS unit, Massage Gift Certificate, Fitness Packeage, Posture and Training Package and Nutritional Analysis.
8. Please call the office or email if you have any questions. (314) 439-5548 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for fun and to encourage all of us to me mindful of our health during the holidays.
Top Ten Tasty Thanksgiving Tips
This is how to beat the Turkey Day Temptations.
1. A little more time at the gym. Sorry. This is especially important after eating the roast beast on that day. During that day it’s time to go for a nice morning walk, then one after dinner – or during halftime. It can be alone, or if you have family, it can be a great holiday bonding thing.
2. Eat a little something the morning to give youself more control over your appetite. Then, depending on when the feast time is, another little meal with protein and fiber can help stop a binge. Typical Thanksgiving dinners contain 3,000 calories. That’s more King Kong’s daily allowance! So DO NOT save your calories for that one meal. Leftovers are awesome. Spread the love and take some home!
3. Serve yourself instead of allowing someone else to dump Jurassic Park sized portions on your plate. And remember a smaller, fuller plate makes you feel fuller than a larger emptier one.
4. An army always sends out advanced scouts before battle. Survey the buffet table and decide which battles you’re going to fight. Don’t waste your calories on foods that you can have all year long.
5. Prepare the roast beast with no additional butter or oils. Average turkeys have enough fat under the skin to keep them moist while roasting. If you HAVE to have oil, use olive oil – sparingly. Season the turkey with plenty of herbs to add flavor without calories. Oh, and remove the skin before serving the turkey.
6. Swap mashed potatoes and sweet potato casseroles, for a simple baked sweet potato.
7. Ditch the green bean casserole and corn and serve steamed veggies or a salad with a light vinaigrette dressing.
8. Use a little less bread and add more onions, garlic, celery, and vegetables to your stuffing. Try using whole wheat bread…they’ll never know. Moisten with low-sodium chicken broth.
9. Rolls…it’s not worth it! Just skip it altogether. Save the calories for dessert.
10. Desserts…Yummy, yummy….you gotta do it…here are some tips:
Make a crustless pumpkin pie.
Substitute two egg whites for each whole egg in baked recipes.
Replace heavy cream with evaporated skim milk in cheesecakes and cream pies.
Top cakes with fresh fruit, fruit sauce, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar instead of fattening frosting.
Skip the pecan pie with more than 500 calories per slice and opt for pumpkin pie, instead, for just about 300 calories per slice. Eat just the filling and save about 100 calories.
Top your pie with 2 tbsp. of whipped cream, instead of a scoop of ice cream, to take in just 16 calories versus 259 calories.
Prepare a beautiful platter of freshly sliced fruit for dessert. Use fruit that you would not normally serve to make it more interesting and festive. Serve a low-fat cheese with the fruit for an elegant finale.
J – E – L – L – O Keep it simple and use only fat-free, sugar-free versions to bring color and flavor to your Thanksgiving meal.