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National Food Allergy Awareness week is May 10-16, 2015! In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Many people are unaware that they have a food allergy until they experience a reaction to a particular food they eat.

  • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans and that 1 in every 13 children under the age of 18 have food allergies.Food allergies among children have risen approximately 50% from 1997 to 2011.
  • A food allergy is an immune systems response to a food that the body believes is harmful. A reaction can affect the respiratory system (wheezing, can’t breathe), the gastrointestinal tract (diarrhea, constipation), the skin (rashes and hives), and or the cardiovascular system (rapid or slowed down heart rate).
  • Severe reactions, or anaphylaxis, can come on quickly and has the potential to be life threatening. Always call 9-1-1 and  immediately treat with epinephrine (adrenaline) if someone is having a severe reaction.
  • Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.

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  • You can outgrow an allergy. Allergies to cow’s milk, egg and soy tend to start in childhood but are outgrown as you get older. Nut and shellfish allergies tend to be lifelong.
  • Currently there is no cure for food allergies.

What can you do if you have a food allergy:

  • Avoidance of any food allergens that you might is important to prevent reactions
  • Read labels of food carefully. Many companies have warnings if the product had potential to come in contact with an allergen.

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  • Early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food are important measures to prevent serious health consequences. If you suspect you have a food allergy, get tested!
  • If you have a severe food allergy, consider getting a medical bracelet that list your allergy and where you might carry your epinephrine!

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Fun Facts About Food Allergies

 

National Food Allergy Awareness week is May 10-16, 2015! In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Many people are … Read More

Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day!!

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$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates 

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Purchase in store or online now until May 10th.

Online codes:

“10off” for purchases larger than $59

“15off” for purchases larger than $89

Click here to purchase online!

And don’t forget about the Father’s in your life!

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Purchase a gift certificate between May 25th- June 21st

and receive $10 off any 60 minute massage

or $15 off any 90 minute massage!  

Gift Certificate Specials

Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day!!

$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates 

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Purchase in store or online now until May 10th.

Online codes:

“10off” for purchases larger than $59

“15off” … Read More

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A fresh,quick dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jar (about 1 cup) roasted red peppers, drained and diced OR
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
  • optional topping: grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Season chicken breasts with a generous pinch of salt and pepper on each side.

Heat oil in a large saute pan (skillet) over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts in a single layer, and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side. Then flip and cook on the second side for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink on the inside. Transfer chicken breasts to a separate plate and set aside.

Add the onions to the pan with the remaining oil, and saute for 3 minutes or until mostly cooked. Add the garlic and tomatoes to the pan, and saute for 4-5 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to break down. Add the roasted red peppers and half of the fresh basil, and saute for an additional minute. Then add the chicken breasts back into the pan, and sprinkle with the remaining fresh basil.

Remove from heat and serve warm, topped with fresh parmesan cheese if desired.

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source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-italian-chicken-skillet-recipe/

 

 

Easy Italian Chicken Skillet

A fresh,quick dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion, peeled and diced 5 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups (about… Read More

EQUI-KIDS-editedMay 9th: Join us on Saturday, May 9th at the 13th Annual Equi-Kids 5K Cross Country Race, featuring the 1-Mile Run with the Hounds and 1/2 Mile Pony Run for the Kids! Body Logic patrons who run the race will be getting a Body Logic shirt to wear during the race! Contact the office to let us know you plan to run!  Click here to register for the race. We will also have a table set up with two massage therapists performing chair massages up 10:30 am!

 

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Body Logic in the Community

May 9th: Join us on Saturday, May 9th at the 13th Annual Equi-Kids 5K Cross Country Race, featuring the 1-Mile Run with the Hounds and 1/2 Mile Pony Run for the Kids! Body Logic patrons who run the race will … Read More

Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day!!

$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates 

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Purchase in store or online now until May 10th.

Online codes:

“10off” for purchases larger than $59

“15off” for purchases larger than $89

Click here to purchase online!

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day!!

$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates 

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Purchase in store or online now until May 10th.

Online codes:

“10off” for purchases larger than $59

“15off” … Read More

By: Dr. Scott Kuper

Most everyone is under some type of stress on a daily basis.  Some stressors have a negative association to them such as a child stressing about an upcoming math test, or parents stressing over the family budget.  Some stressors are positive, such as participating in a good workout, or the shock of a surprise birthday party.  Stressors can be mental, emotional, physical, or any combination of the three.  The way the body physiologically reacts to any type of stress, however, is essentially the same.

The body’s natural response to any form of stress includes the release of hormones including adrenaline, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.  This response from the sympathetic nervous system is known as the “fight or flight” response, and biologically was designed to prepare the body to either run away from danger or fight back and overcome the challenge.  This is fine if you’re being chased by a bear, or need to react quickly to get your child out of danger, but this system was originally designed to be turned on only in such extreme circumstances.  In today’s world, our busy lifestyles have created a condition of chronic exposure to high levels of stress all day long.

Chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system causes negative effects on the body, including increased blood pressure and circulating blood sugar levels, a less effective immune response, and an increased risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes1.  Prolonged periods of increased adrenaline after a stressful day at work can cause difficulty falling and/or staying asleep, because you physiologically cannot relax like you are supposed to.  If this goes on for several days or weeks, eventually you deplete all of your reserves and “burn out.”  You no longer have the supplies to get your body up and going to take on the day.  The result: you’re stressed out, exhausted but can’t sleep, get short tempered, forget to pick up the kids from soccer practice, and wind up getting sick- which only adds more stress!

So how do you stop this cascade?  Research has proven that chiropractic adjustments, especially in the cervical spine, help to modulate the activation of the sympathetic nervous system via the vagus nerve.  It also reduces pain perception at the thalamus, which decreases the negative physical stress imposed on your body.  Massage therapy also helps relieve the physical manifestations of stress by reducing muscular tension, encouraging mental relaxation, and improving circulation thereby decreasing resting blood pressure.  And if you can’t escape the hustle of your daily routine, nutritional supplements such as the Adrenal Health packets from Standard Process can help keep your body fueled with what it needs to keep you functioning at the high level you demand from yourself.

The next time you are feeling run down and stressed out, we hope that you think of your friends here at Body Logic Massage and Chiropractic and talk to us about the best way for you to Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better- with less stress!!! 

1.http://www.webmd.com/women/features/stress-women-men-cope?page=3

Everyone Experiences Some Type of Stress- We Can Help You!

By: Dr. Scott Kuper

Most everyone is under some type of stress on a daily basis.  Some stressors have a negative association to them such as a child stressing about an upcoming math test, or parents stressing over the family … Read More

 

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April 11-12: Come join the Body Logic staff at this two day event! The Body Logic Men’s softball team will be playing in the Dudley/TM Foundation Classic at Princess Anne Athletic Complex. One of our massage therapist will be performing chair massages and there will be Kinesiotaping for athletes and spectators.  Visit the Body Logic tent which will be located by the flag poles near center of the fields.                                                                                        EQUI-KIDS-edited

May 9th: Join us on Saturday, May 9th at the 13th Annual Equi-Kids 5K Cross Country Race, featuring the 1-Mile Run with the Hounds and 1/2 Mile Pony Run for the Kids! Body Logic patrons who run the race will be getting a Body Logic shirt to wear during the race! Contact the office to let us know you plan to run!  Click here to register for the race. We will also have a table set up with two massage therapists performing chair massages up 10:30 am!

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May 15th: The Body Logic staff will be at the St. John’s Sting Ray 5k Expo on Friday, May 15th from 3-7pm. There will be information about the office, chair massage and Kinesiotaping by Dr. Amanda at the school’s 5k expo.  If you are interested in running the 5K we have sign up info in the office!

Body Logic in the Community

 

April 11-12: Come join the Body Logic staff at this two day event! The Body Logic Men’s softball team will be playing in the Dudley/TM Foundation Classic at Princess Anne Athletic Complex. One of our massage therapist will be … Read More

 

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A healthy alternative to ice cream that has endless flavor variations!

Ingredients:

2 medium sized bananas; ripe

Directions:

1. Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch thick slices and place in the freezer for at least four hours (overnight works best).

2. Transfer the frozen banana slices to food processor. Process until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. They’ll be grainy at first.

3. After about 45-60 seconds, the bananas should be fully blended into a smooth, creamy, and light frozen dessert. Be careful not to over-process or the friction from the processor will begin to melt the ice cream. You can enjoy this dessert right away for best results, but it will also freeze well for a day or two.

There are many add ins you can choose from to change it up! Here are a few examples:

Vanilla Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of cacao powder (depending on your preference)
  • optional: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen strawberries

Banana ” Ice Cream”

 

A healthy alternative to ice cream that has endless flavor variations!

Ingredients:

2 medium sized bananas; ripe

Directions:

1. Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch thick slices and place in the freezer for at least four hours (overnight works … Read More

April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator, on April 22, 1970, Earth Day tries to bring global awareness to the pollution of our environment. The cause gained global attention in 1990 with over 200 million people in 184 countries participating in Earth Day events. The theme for this years Earth Day is “It’s Our Turn to Lead”. It  is urging citizens to help take action to urge policy makers to pass a binding climate change treaty that is going to be voted on in Paris in December. Here are a few fun facts about Earth Day and ways that you can help change the environment:

– Each person throws away about four pounds of garbage everyday

-Homes and cars account for nearly half of America’s greenhouse gases.

-One bus holds the same amount of people as forty (yes 4-0) cars.

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-Only 27% of newspapers are recycled. If they were, we could save a quarter of a billion trees per year!

So what can you do to minimize environmental pollution?

-Plant a tree! Tree’s give off good carbon dioxide and provide the oxygen we need to live.tree-planting-edited

-Carpool, walk or ride a bike as often as you can. Walking and biking also can help you get your daily exercise!

   -And remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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April Fun Facts

April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator, on April 22, 1970, Earth Day tries to bring global awareness to the pollution of our environment. The cause gained global attention in 1990 … Read More

We are happy to announce that we have hired Michelle Jacobs, Body Logic’s new office manager!  She started with us on March 23, 2015 and is training to start running the show.  Here is a brief bio to introduce Michelle to our beloved patients and clients.  We invite you to introduce yourself when you’re in the office.

 

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!) and moved to Virginia Beach after graduating from Duquesne University. I served as a Naval Officer until December 2014 and have slowly begun to work towards a degree in nursing. I enjoy working out, biking, running, gardening, cooking, and anything that gets me outdoors! I am also big animal lover and currently have two dogs, Tucker and Kona, and a Russian tortoise named Spartacus. I am happy to join the Body Logic team and am looking forward to getting to know all of you as time goes on!                                                            michelle3-edited

 

Welcome Michelle!

We are happy to announce that we have hired Michelle Jacobs, Body Logic’s new office manager!  She started with us on March 23, 2015 and is training to start running the show.  Here is a brief bio to introduce Michelle … Read More