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Stay Warm by Embracing the Heat by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As winter lingers in the Midwest, you may find it helpful to use a sensory strategy to keep you toasty during these cold nights. You can warm things up with a bit of spi ... Read on »
The Truth about MSG by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine MSG or  Monosodium glutamate has taken it on the chin, a victim of misconceptions. It happens easily and frequently. A story goes viral on the Internet, and Bob’s your u ... Read on »
Cooking Tip–How to Get the Most Out of Your Fresh Basil by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As a serious cook, you probably prefer fresh herbs over dried. The flavor outshines the bottled stuff. Besides, they look more pleasing too. The trick is getting the mos ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #16, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine      “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  ~Ernest Hemingway   photo credit     Read on »
How to Maximize Your Workouts by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You work hard at staying in shape. You stick to your schedule. You try your best to scale all the obstacles preventing you from succeeding. You owe it to yourself then t ... Read on »
How to Make the Maillard Reaction Work for You by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you’re like me, you think that the yummy brown crust on cooked meats is this side of heaven. I remember as a kid thinking that the end pieces on the roast my dad made ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #15, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine   “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~Socrates photo credit: Tilemahos Efthimiadis via photopin cc Read on »
Apps and Sites to Chill Out By by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Sometimes, you can’t avoid stress–or the things that cause it. You could let it get a hold of you and ruin your day. Or, you can tame your response to it with tools to h ... Read on »
Cooking Tip: The Essential Item in Your Kitchen by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you’re like most people, you have filled your refrigerator with all kinds of condiments and pickled items. You know how it is; you make a killer Bloody Mary, and then ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #14, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine     “Everything you can imagine is real.” “ ~Pablo Picasso   photo credit: Jeff S. PhotoArt via photopin cc Read on »
Egg’s Bad Rap by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Along with the potato, the egg has suffered from a bad rap. Its only crime is being delicious. The fact is that you can almost call eggs the perfect food. From a culinar ... Read on »
What Everyone Ought to Know about Carb Planning by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Every diet trend exposes a new demon to avoid at all costs. Gluten, fat, eggs and carbs have all shared that stage. Eliminate [fill in your bad guy], and you will conque ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #13, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine   “Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.”  ~William Wordsworth   photo credit: Today is a good day via photopin cc Read on »
How to Approach Weight Loss by the Numbers by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you’re like many Americans, the new year may inspire you to make positive lifestyle changes. Weight loss might be your goal, whether it’s 10 pounds or 40. First, cong ... Read on »
How to Thicken Sauces and Soups Gluten Free by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Here’s the scenario. You want to thicken some kind of liquid, whether it’s a chicken noodle soup or a béchamel or even just a vinaigrette. Unfortunately, you are gluten ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #12, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weathe ... Read on »
Decyphering Media Science Stories by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed by information. It comes at you from all kinds of sources: TV, social media, forums, print media, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of it ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #11, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine     “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.“ - Ralph Waldo Emerson   photo credit: RamN via ... Read on »
Venison Wine Dinner by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Sometimes, the only way to enjoy dinner is to go all out. That became my plan when my sister surprised us with a 2011 Dehlinger Pinot Noir (Wine Advocate 89 points). If yo ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration–Week #10, 2014 by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine     “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~T. S. Eliot   photo credit: Dru! via photopin cc Read on »