Chiropractic approaches health by relying on the body’s natural healing ability. We believe that the relationship between the spine and nervous system contribute to many disease processes. Doctors of chiropractic are physicians who see the body as a whole and give special attention to: spinal mechanics, musculoskeletal, vascular, neurological, and nutritional connections.
A chiropractic physician is considered a primary health care provider and also a portal of entry to the health care system. Chiropractic physicians appreciate the demand for intervention with doctors in a different specialty, when needed. If a patient’s condition needs an allopathic physician then a referral is made.
Chiropractic physicians must pass four national board exams and a physical therapy exam in order to be eligible to sit for state board examinations. Training between doctors of chiropractic and medical doctors are very similar in regards to basic science course work. Where the training differs is with chiropractors having nutritional classes and spinal adjusting whereas medical doctors have pharmacology.
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NOTE: Adapted from: Chapman-Smith, D. The Chiropractic Profession. NCMIC Group Inc. 2000.
Okay so this week was definitely one of my favorite! Meal prepping has just made my week so much easier! I admit Sunday it feels like a lot to prep it all but it’s so nice to just grab and go all week! This week I made Spinach and ricotta pie for breakfast, Turkey burgers with broccoli slaw, and zucchini lasagna :). I added some fresh salad or veggies with each meal and was good to go all week.
I love chocolate. It’s one of my biggest weaknesses. I found a recipe for peanut butter cup fat bombs and they are the bomb! Below are the recipes, enjoy!
Spinach Ricotta Pie (I used Spinach instead of chard)
Peanut Butter Cups (I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and 1 packet of stevia instead of splenda. These made 12 and each have less than 2g carbs!)
I love pizza! This recipe was super easy to make and it was so yummy! Best of all its low carb! I found this website and its awesome. There are so many low carb recipes and even menu plans.
Here’s what you need
- 1 medium head of cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Clean the cauliflower and break it into medium sized pieces. Place in a bowl and microwave with 2 Tbl of cream and 1 Tbl of butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes. Remove and stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture. Microwave for another six minutes on high (or until tender.) Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender along with the 8 slices of pepperoni and ¼ cup mozzarella cheese. blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper
Spread the cauliflower puree into an 8 x 8 dish. Cover with ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and layer with pepperoni. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for about 20 minutes.
Everyone loves food right? I do! It’s hard to juggle eating semi healthy and life. I’ve dabbled with meal prepping but never really stuck with it. When things got busy I went back to my old eating habits. If I don’t meal prep I don’t cook during the week which equals junk food for me! I’ve been doing solid meal prep for about 3 weeks now and it’s so easy to just grab food and go during the week. I’ll be sharing some awesome recipes I find along the way :). I do mostly a low carb diet to eliminate food sensitivities.
My favorite so far is a Honey Balsamic Chicken and Veggies and its a one pan and done! You can modify the recipe with different vegetables to change it up a bit.
For the Sauce
- mix balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon, garlic, oregano and basil together
- In large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar mixture and chicken
- marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- I used coconut oil to coat my pan.
- Now place any vegetables you want in the pan. My favorite is zucchini, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, and broccoli but I’ve also used asparagus, and squash too!
- Place into oven and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through, about 25-30 minutes. If you use asparagus add it during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
For the chicken
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
I found the recipe from Damn Delicious and it really is delicious! Let me know if you try it and what you think!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted… A long while… I’ve just completed my first year of chiropractic school! I’m in Port Orange, Florida and I love it.
I’m so excited for the future and to know I’ll be helping people daily. Here’s a link to an awesome video showing how chiropractic helps people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IU9emzBDRA
I miss taking pictures! I took some of the lighthouse we have here a while back. My camera has been calling me so we’ll see what the future holds 😉
I graduated on May 5th 🙂 It was an awesome day! God has been so wonderful to my family. He has sent so many blessings, and guided us each step of the way. I now have my BS in Chemistry and I graduated with honors. I’m half way to my goal now. Now I just have medical school left 😉
My family has been a wonderful support system, and so supportive of everything i’ve done. I’m so grateful for them.
I’ve made some wonderful lasting friendships during college and will definitely miss seeing everyone everyday. I wish all my classmates the best of luck!