Happy Holidays from QCHC!
As we mentioned yesterday, we are celebrating 12 days of Christmas for a healthier new year at Queen City Health Center! We’re asking everyone to commit to making one thoughtful health change each day over the next 12 days, and we guarantee you’ll notice a difference in the way you feel. If you missed Day 1, you can still grab the recipe for a Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie right here.
Day 2: Try This Alkalizing Lemon Water Recipe Before Bed!
There is no denying the health benefits of turmeric. This Indian spice, also known as cur cumin has been proven as a strong anti-inflammtory agent and antioxidant. When consumed regularly, and in the right quantities, it can slow down aging, reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and may even benefit cancer patients!
Adding turmeric to lemon provides an added bonus, since lemon is a naturally detoxifing and cleansing fruit. It activates your kidneys and liver to aid in cleaning out toxins systemically from your body and helps to alkalize your body as well!
Try adding this alkalizing lemon water recipe to your nighttime routine, for a better night’s sleep and an extra boost of energy in the mornings.
Recipe for Warm Lemon Water with Turmeric
- 1/2 lemon or 4-6 drops lemon essential oil
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
- warm filtered water
- a dab of honey (optional)
- Squeeze the 1/2 lemon into a mug.
- Add the turmeric.
- Add warm water.
- Stir well.
- Add honey to taste, if desired.
- Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.
Drink up! In addition to its many health benefits, this is also a great way to get more water into your system each day. This is important since most Americans suffer from dehydration.
Stay tuned for Day 3, to be posted tomorrow…
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Tis the Time of Year for Joy!
During this stressful time, remember to take care of you and your family. Don’t skip your adjustments and have the family checked if they haven’t been already. Also, don’t forget to be a great friend and recommend your friends to Queen City Health Center for holistic chiropractic care! They will thank you later…
This year, we are celebrating 12 days of Christmas toward a healthier 2016. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be posting one healthful action step that you can take to get on track to a healthier new year. Commit to making one thoughtful health change over the next 12 days, and you’ll notice a difference in the way you feel.
Day 1: Try this incredible smoothie for breakfast or lunch or create your own and include one superfood.
Ginger Bread Cookie Smoothie – Healthy Holiday Recipe
- 1/2 cup Full Fat Organic Coconut Milk [From the Can]
- 1/4 cup Vanilla protein powder 
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground ginger (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp Butter extract (or vanilla extract)
- ½ Cup Organic Spinach
- 1/2 cup Water (Alter this according to desired consistency)
- 5-10 Ice Cubes (depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
- 2-4 Stevia packets (or sweetener of choice to taste)
Directions: put all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
This healthy holiday recipe tastes just like a ginger bread cookie, but, it’s much healthier for you. Some people worry about putting spinach into their breakfast smoothie, but I promise you won’t even taste it! But you will get all the health benefits, and there are a lot. Remember the old cartoon Popeye? He wasn’t lying. He was definitely onto something special when it came to eating spinach every day. This incredible superfood is loaded with protein, iron, vitamins and minerals, all of which are important for skin, hair, and bone health. This leafy green is one of the world’s healthiest foods, and adding it to a smoothie is a great way to consume it because the other ingredients will mask its taste (that is, if you don’t like spinach… me personally? I love it. But to each his own!) It’s also a great way to get your kids to eat their leafy greens without them knowing.
Day 2 will be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned!
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We’re celebrating 12 Days of Christmas at Queen City Health Center! Over the next 12 days, we’ll be challenging our patients, friends and family members to exercise one thoughtful health change toward a healthier 2016.
“Great things are done by a series of small actions brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Many people fail to make healthy changes in their lives, because they try to do too much at once. Sometimes, success is brought about by committing to making a series of small changes each day until you cultivate new habits and a new lifestyle.
This season, we’d like to invite you to celebrate 12 days of Christmas by joining us in our commitment to get a head start on our New Year’s Resolutions. Why wait until January 1 to make a change? You can change your life right now, and it doesn’t have to be a long, grueling process. It can be challenging and fun all at once. Keeping it fun keeps you motivated, and staying motivated helps you stay active.
So will you join us in this challenge? Each day we’ll present a new “challenge” right here on the blog. Tt may be anything from a new healthy recipe to try, to a new workout to add to your exercise regimen. As we add new challenges, we’ll link to them here. That way, when the 12 days is over, you can rinse and repeat!
12 Days of Christmas Challenges
Day 1: Try this gingerbread cookie recipe.
Day 2: Drink alkalizing lemon water before bed.
Day 3: Exercise forgiveness.
Day 4: Do this pre-holiday workout!
Day 5: Stay hydrated.
Day 6: Learn and apply the health benefits of cinnamon.
Day 7: Do this holiday HIT training workout.
Day 8: Try this quinoa gingersnap cookie recipe.
Day 9: Make a healthy version of Christmas eggnog.
Day 10: Do this Christmas Tree workout!
Day 11: Keep breathing.