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The Link: December 2016 Issue

Monday, December 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Santa in trouble? Reindeer shrink in Arctic as climate changes
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Food is a terrible thing to waste, and your mind might be at fault. 
 
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How sugar helped hook America on cigarettes
Potential asthma treatment worth its salt
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Science just gave us more proof that destroying the environment can spread diseases to humans
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This dangerous chemical is inside your child's teether
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Are plastic chemicals in dads hurting embryos?
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In the battle against malnutrition, UN expert says junk food is the real culprit
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Will viruses save us from superbugs?
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CHOOSING SAFE TOYS: December is National Safe Toy & Gift Month
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
I have always wanted my patients to feel as if they are visiting family or friends; not as a stranger in a clinical setting. A comfortable environment encourages exploring options - your own, or suggestions offered. Part of my job is assisting patients to recognize that exceptional health is a journey - initiated by genetics. The ultimate path is determined by lifestyle choices and daily habits. I feel privileged to aid patients on their journey. Coaching those truly vested in improving or maintaining heath is what I love to do.

My Civilian and Navy medical training, in what I call "traditional Western medicine," has provided a solid base on which to add and expand both holistic and Western knowledge. I strive for a balance between the two, while working within the conditions of patients' desires and actions to "be all you can be." I have learned that treating symptoms without addressing the underlying causes is not the way to true healing. Seeking and resolving root imbalances is the goal - the road to success.  LEARN MORE


ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
I never thought, or at least hoped, that I would ever spend a holiday alone. After all, I had a big family and having 16 at Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner was not that unusual. I loved all of it: the chaos and the noise; the food and table preparations; the distractions and the realization that I needed to stop socializing and start focusing on dinner; the varying ages around the table; the dogs and cats meandering around; the laughter and the familiar silliness I had with my daughters.  I clearly remember one moment in time when all of this was going on and I stood still in the kitchen and thought to myself, "it won't always be this way; I need to enjoy every minute of this."

Years went by and life shifted both imperceptibly and radically, but shift it did. I was no longer married and had been traded in for a younger woman. I survived that shock and went on to forge a life for myself alone. Children moved away to distant parts of the globe. I moved several times for my career. I could feel the layers of my happiness peeling off, one by one. And then it happened. My one daughter that lived nearby was invited to her in laws in Philadelphia for the Christmas holidays. My granddaughter was only 4 months old and this would be the first of many flights for her in the coming years. 
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Brown Rice, Mushrooms, and Feta

In addition to creating my own culinary delights, I like to peruse recipes. I found this one from Kalyn's Kitchen that I thought to be the perfect antidote to the heaviness of holiday mealtime. This lovely and colorful recipe can be a standalone entrĂ©e or a side dish. Just follow the link and you will find the step by step recipe along with appetizing pictures. Bon Appetit! Click HERE for entire recipe!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAY!
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