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Healthy Heart Month

February is Heart Health month. Below are a couple recipes from Dean Ornish MD, a man widely known for his lifestyle-driven approach to the control of coronary artery disease. Dr. Ornish and colleagues have shown that a lifestyle regimen featuring Yoga,  meditation, a low-fat vegetarian diet, smoking cessation, and regular  exercise could not only stop the progression of coronary artery disease, but could actually reverse it.  Add regular chiropractic care to keep the nerve supply to your heart optimal and powerful!!

Garbanzo Stew

4 cups vegetable stock

1 cup dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas), soaked overnight

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 Tbs. minced fresh gingerroot

2 tsp. coriander

1 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 tsp. ground cumin

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. fresh lime juice

1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley


In a large saucepain, combine the stock and garbanzo beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer and cover for 1 hr. or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. In a large saucepan, combine the cooked garbanzos, reserved liquid, onion, tomato, ginger, coriander, garlic and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 20 min. Season to taste with pepper. Garnish with lime juice and chopped parsley. Serves 4.

Dean’s Carrot Cake

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1.5 cups spelt flour

1/3 cup rice or oat bran

1.5 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup grated carrots

1 cup raisins or other dried fruit

3/4 cup raw honey

1.5 cups water


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix well. Do not overbeat or mix. Pour into a non-stick 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hours and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

In affiliation with heart health month, we are holding our annual Healthy Heart workshop on Monday, February 25th from 6-7:30 PM.

If you would like to learn how to keep your health healthy, naturally, then call us today to sign-up! (508) 393-2513

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