Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shocking Display of Sugar

When the urge hits, it isn't always easy to resist the temptation of sugar. 
However, these photos put sugar consumption into perspective, and do so rather quickly.

4.2 grams = 1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of sugar = 1 cube

Would you like to see more?
Visit Sugar Stacks for more information.

Want to read more on sugar?
Read the article, "Is Sugar Toxic?"
and decide where you stand.


Friday, April 20, 2012

FREE Head and Neck Cancer Screening

As part of national Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is offering FREE head and neck cancer screenings.

Screening is quick and painless. You’ll receive a personalized risk assessment for the following:
  • Skin cancer (face and scalp), including melanoma
  • Oral (mouth and throat) cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Neck cancer
OHSU doctors will also answer your questions and help you tell the difference between harmless symptoms and potentially dangerous signs of cancer.

Help Us Learn More

Researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute are exploring the link between some types of head and neck cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV). At the screening event, you will have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial to learn more about HPV-associated head and neck cancers.

Lower Your Risk

Many head and neck cancers can be linked to tobacco use or sun exposure and are preventable. Head and neck cancers can be cured if found early. At the screening get information to help you stop smoking and stay safe in the sun.

For more information, visit the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute online, here.
Screening information via OHSU Knight Cancer Institute online.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Championing Stress Lunch 'N' Learn

Every month, Dr. Marc teaches life changing workshops
on optimal health and healing.
Join him Tuesday, April 17, 2012
at 12:00 noon for "Championing Stress."
All classes are held at Davis Family Chiropractic
2415 SE 165th Avenue, Suite 103, Vancouver, WA 98683
  • Do you turn to food when you're stressed?
  • Do you have a child or a friend dealing with stress and want to learn how to help them cope?
  • Would you like tools that will help you when you're feeling stressed?
If so, join Dr. Marc for lunch this Tuesday, and learn how to deal with stress appropriately and with your overall health in mind.

There will be free lunch for confirmed attendees;
register via phone (360)823-2225 or print off the sign up form
and fax: (360)823-2227.

Other Upcoming Events:
5/01/12   Put Down the Diet and Step Away
5/15/12  Chiropractic 101
5/29/12  Carpel Tunnel Syndrome--Causes and Cures
6/12/12  Chiropractic 101
6/26/12  Secrets to Living Headache Free
7/17/12  Chiropractic 101
Reserve your seat(s) today. They go fast!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

By Cassie McCully

Easter wouldn't be half the fun if it weren't for dyed eggs, right?  Have you dyed yours, yet?  If not, consider dying them naturally with the items you have on-hand. 

After some research {cue pinterest-- a craft-lovers haven}, naturally dyed eggs didn't seem like much work.  Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens' list of all-natural dye recipes, the way to attain natural dye from household ingredients was simple. 
First, the kids and I gathered ingredients.
We boiled red onion peels and skins
 and spinach in separate pans to our desired shades of dye.
 We found a reason to use up the last of our bitter cranberry juice,
 and steeped some gingersnap tea.
 To complete your dye, add the recommended amount of vinegar to each bowl.
 Then the kids dunked the eggs and let them sit, turning every so often, for 30+ minutes.
Note:  Natural doesn't necessarily mean a quick process.

There you have it--naturally dyed eggs.
As you can see, our cranberry juice didn't quite want to stay put,
and eventually the color changed to a dark grayish blue.
Note:  I tried my hand at my own dyes.  Perhaps you'll heed all of BHG's advice and have more colorful eggs in greens, blues, pinks and reds.  Regardless, I am loving the natural pallet of these naturally dyed eggs. 
Have a great Easter weekend!

Top image credit


Monday, April 2, 2012

Portland Named Top Green City in the US

For those of us living in Southwest, Washington, the fact that Portland, Oregon is a hop, skip and a jump away, is a serious perk.  This month, Portland is being recognized nationally, as Travel + Leisure magazine has named Portland, Oregon as the Greenest City in America

Did you know that Portland is a quarter covered by trees, or that there are 288 parks in the city?  The mass transit system, as well as the cycling culture are a couple other reasons why Portland ranks number one on the list.

Suddenly, the rain doesn't seem so bad, right?

Davis Family Chiropractic, PLLC

Article via KATU


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This information on this web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting Dr. Marc, your pediatrician or family doctor.

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