IBS Friendly Zucchini Quinoa Muffins




This recipe is good for anyone with IBS due to the tummy friendly ingredients. With easy prep work and healthy ingredients, these muffins make an ideal snack or side dish!



2 large eggsmuffins-grate-zucchini
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 1/3 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup ground pecans
1 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup stone ground cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 12-muffin tin with butter, olive oil or cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Stir the first four ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, then transfer to the zucchini mixture. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin tins. Bake at 350° until brown on top and firm to the touch, approximately 20 minutes. Serve immediately or cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Servings: 12


Ways to Train for a 5K for Non Runners

canstockphoto23335394As the weather gets nicer, our thoughts begin to turn to being outside more and more. Spring can also be an ideal time to start something new. For many people, this means wanting to start up a new workout routine or signing up for one of the many 5K events that pop up when the sun begins to shine.
Every morning, you probably see people out running and although they look like they are enjoying it, flashbacks to high school P.E. class come into your mind and suddenly your thoughts of YOU running go out the window. Fear not. We have some ways to make training to run much easier than you think and help you reach your goals.

Phone Apps
Most of us now use a smartphone to help us manage all that life has to throw at us. Did you know that is can also help to motivate you and track your workout progress as well? Most phones are now enabled with a pedometer and/or GPS capability so it can assist in tracking where you run, how fast you run, and even give you preset programs to help train you. Some great running apps include Couch to 5K, Runkeeper, and Map my Run.


Another techy way to motivate yourself to reach your goals is with fitness gadgets. Pedometers are a great way to make sure that you are moving throughout the day. In addition, companies like Nike, Fitbit, and Garmin has developed gadgets specifically for tracking your runs, times, and even allowing you to do fun challenges with your friends and family who also use these gadgets.

Running Group/Partner
Chances are that if you’re goals are to start working towards a 5K, that you’re not the only person you know who would be interested in pursuing this. Ask your friends and family if they would be interested in training for a 5K with you. Posting on Facebook that you’re looking for a training buddy may be a way to do this. Also, looking on Facebook or going to sites like and searching ‘running’ will connect you with groups in your area with people willing to run with you. Making it social keeps you accountable and connects you with people in the know.

Running Coach
If at any point, you feel that you’re unsure of your running technique or just want to get some good foundations for your training, it may be a great idea to seek professional help. Ok, not THAT kind of professional help – help from a running coach! Having a running coach can help ensure that you are breathing, training, and running properly to avoid possible injury and help to achieve your goals.


Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermintOne of the most widely used recognized and versatile essential oils in the world is peppermint essential oil. It is commonly found in household items such as toothpaste and shampoo; however, it can be used for so much more. Two of the most popular uses are for supporting digestive health and to aide in boosting energy.

The smell of peppermint essential oil has a natural uplifting effect. Therefore, it is great to use on the skin (AKA ‘topically’) when experiencing generalized fatigue, training to run a long race, or even when studying as it not only helps with ‘burning the midnight oil’ but can also assist in increasing mental focus and clarity. Another added bonus is that when used to aid in getting through your workout or helping with athletic training peppermint has a cooling effect that also supports relief of achy muscles and joints.Try putting a few drops on the soles of your feet before lacing up your shoes to keep you going during long runs!

Peppermint essential oil also does wonders when it comes to reducing stomach discomforts. Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms. It can be massaged directly onto the abdomen to assist with discomforts. It can also be taken internally in capsule form to naturally support digestive comfort. However, it is important to note that not all essential oils are created equal and therefore not all types and brands of oils are safe to ingest. If in doubt, feel free to ask us. We are always happy to help advise you with what is best for your body.


Upcoming Events

Introduction to Essential OidoTERRA-Oils2ls Class

Friday April 15 at 5:30

In Our Office. RSVP by calling 757-427-0355 – Space is Limited!

Come and learn about natural solutions for you and your family’s health!


St. John’s Annual Stingray Run Expofathermotorcycle

Friday May 13 from 3-7PM

St. John’s the Apostle School Gymnasium

1968 Sandbridge Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Come and visit us and see local vendors in the area to support this great event.


Equi-Kids Annual 5K Cross Country Run & 1 Mile “Run with The Hounds” Dog Run14th-CCRLogoGreenB-300x300

Saturday May 7 from 7-11AM

2626 Heritage Park Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Come run with us as we support this awesome organization. Register online at and then contact us to join our team and get a free Body Logic race shirt!

For more information, email us at


Let’s Move this Spring!


canstockphoto8350274Most of us are plenty tired of having experts tell us we should do more exercise. Our chiropractors tell us. Our family doctors tell us. Friends who just started taking their first yoga class and are not really experts tell us. Celebrities tell us. Kid stars on Disney Channel tell us. Now even local television news anchors are telling us.

Intentionally or not, the result of all this “encouragement” is just more and more guilt. We already know we should be exercising. Hearing about it all day long really does not help. We are working hard at our jobs, keeping it together, taking care of the family, but as long as we are not also doing our daily exercise we are just not doing enough. We are not being healthy and the experts are only too glad to recite all of the long-term consequences of our slothful behavior.

So what is a person to do? On one hand, we can dig in our heels, deny reality, and desperately resist all those do-gooders. Some will bet their future on ancient family legends – “My grand-dad smoked two packs of cigarettes for 50 years, never exercised a day in his life, and died in his sleep when he was 92.” Others will simply leave things up to fate, taking their chances as well as the path of least resistance, doing the same old same old, and hoping everything will be OK.

There is another way. First, it is very important to distinguish what I choose to do from what I should do. No one wants to do what they should do. Should means having to. Should means having no choice in the matter. Should means someone else is telling me what to do, and no one really wants to do that. We want to do what we want to do. So telling a person they should do more exercise merely engenders resistance. People will only take the time and make the effort to exercise regularly if they want to do it, if they themselves choose to. Not because someone told them they needed to.

The secret of adding exercise to your life is discovering why you would want to do it. Discovering the payoff. Sure, the payoff includes being healthier, lowering your blood pressure, improving your metabolism, and lowering your serum glucose. But these are not really motivating factors for most people. If they were, everyone would be exercising. The real payoff, what gets people into the gym and out on the road walking, bicycling, and running, is that exercise is fun. You feel great afterward, often for the whole day. And pretty quickly, the more you exercise the more your body wants to do it. Your body takes over and your mind goes, “yeah, I am going to the gym”.

Join Body Logic this spring: get moving, support charity, and have fun!  We are supporting two local 5K events in the month of May and want to help motivate you to get moving!!  Check out our events here.

**Article compliments of Dr. Danielle Ryan and Finger Lakes Chiropractic.

Ease Digestion with Enzyme Support

Did you know that gastrointestinal disease affects 60-70 million Americans annually?  Are you one of them?

Looking at the pathway of digestion, it begins as soon as food passes the lips.  Saliva contains digestive enzymes to begin the breakdown process.  Enzymes combined with good chewing practice, food particles are then swallowed and continue through the internal pathway.  The acidic environment of the stomach has additional enzymes that further breakdown food so that nutrients are readily available for absorption in the small intestine.  Unfortunately, there are many reasons why the body struggles to absorb the nutrients provided in our food.  Often referred to Malabsorption Disorder, here are a few causes:

  • Inadequate production of digestive enzymes (ex: gall bladder, liver, or pancreatic diseases)
  • inflammation of the intestinal lining (ex: Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Collitis)
  • Immune diseases such as Celiac Disease
  • Prolonged anti-biotic use
  • Daily medications such as cholesterol-lowering medication, hormone replacement therapy, and Diabetes medications
  • and poor food choices.

Symptoms often associated with malabsorption include:

  • diarrhea
  • excessive gas
  • abdominal discomfort or cramps
  • fatigue
  • bruise easily
  • and more

Luckily, there is help available!  Due to the frequency of digestive problems today Standard Process has spent a significant amount of time developing products that not only provide easily digestible nutrients, but the enzymes needed to absorb the nutrients.  For the month of April, we are promoting Multizyme and it’s vegetarian counterpart, Enzycore.


5700multizymeMultizyme contains digestive enzymes to support the proper breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

  • Enzymes provide support in the gastric and intestinal phases of digestion
  • Supplemental pancreatic enzymes support pancreatic function



4060enzycoreEnzycore is a comprehensive blend of enzymes, glutamine, and whole food ingredients designed to support healthy digestion and maximize nutrient absorption.

  • Contains microbial enzymes for action within a broad range of pH
  • Contains a blend of enzymes that comprehensively break down fats, protein, and carbohydrates
  • Kale and beet powder included to support healthy digestive process
  • Contains 350 mg L-glutamine, an amino acid used as a building block for other amino acids; also provides energy to cells with high energy needs (like those in the intestines)
  • Provides support during both gastric and intestinal phases of digestion

Unsure if these products can help you?  Just ask! Body Logic is here to help you take control of your health and get the most out of your food.