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Bacon-Braised Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: 1lb brussel sprouts, cleaned & trimmed 60z reduced sodium uncured bacon 4- tbsp water Directions: Chop bacon into small pieces (scissors make it easiest) & place into a cold skillet. Heat skillet over medium-high heat, stirring relatively frequently, until bacon is starting to brown & is mostly cooked. Add Brussels sprouts to skillet carefully. Stir relatively frequently. As soon as Brussels sprouts start to stick, add 1-2 tbsp water to the pan. Stir some more. Keep adding small amounts of water every time the brussel sprouts start to stick. Once the brussel sprouts are cooked (about 15 minutes, depending on the size), stop adding water. Just when they start to stick again, pour the bacon and sprouts into a serving dish & enjoy!

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

A Patient’s Retrospective Thoughts After 6 Months of Functional Wellness Pt. 2/5

"10 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting This Amazing Health Journey." By:  Keitha McLain Thoughts by:  Dr. Chris Jones, DC 1. “You don’t have to kill yourself with exercise to get results.  I go to the gym at work 3x/week and lift weights.  I walk 2–3 miles at least 2x/week.  Working toward increasing distance on the bicycle.  Working hard, but definitely not killing myself.  I’ve lost 53 pounds since the beginning of the summer.” - Keitha Dr. Jones, DC thoughts: Food carries you the furthest in terms of your health and weight loss.  Exercise is a great way to enhance your health, but eating the right food is most important.  In other words, don’t make it harder on yourself by eating a poor diet and then try to ‘out work’ those poor food choices in the gym. 2. “Don’t cook with olive oil!  Still can’t believe I didn’t know that one.  It [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments

Paleo Slowcooker Butternut Squash And Apple Soup

Prep Time: 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients:  1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, & diced 1 sweet potato, peeled & diced 1 apple, cored & diced 1 onion, diced 4 garlic cloves minced 1 spring fresh sage 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1/2 cup canned coconut milk Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, except the coconut milk. Stir everything & cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours. Remove the sage leaves & pulse the mixture using an immersion blender. Puree until smooth. Add in the coconut milk & pulse until well blended. Cook on high for another 20 minutes, season to taste & serve!

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

12 Signs That Your Gut Is The Root Of Your Issues

These are among the most common signs of gut dysbiosis I see in my practice. How many of these 12 do you regularly experience? If you experience even one of these problems below, you may benefit from a free consult with me to learn more about how to properly address the issue. You experience bloating, gas, and other post-meal issues. Believe it or not, those symptoms are not normal after you eat. You shouldn’t feel weighed down, sluggish, bloated with stomach pains after you finish your meal. Those are all signs of a gut issue. Don’t settle for sick. Yeast infections are frequent. Processed foods, sugar, and food additives promote harmful bacteria growth and yeast in the body. Unfortunately, that’s what the standard American diet (SAD) is full of. It’s time to make a change! Losing weight is a struggle, no matter what you do. Too much harmful bacteria in [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments

Paleo Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage, Apples, and Cranberries

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients: 2 small/med acorn squash 1 tsp organic coconut oil or ghee, plus sea salt, for roasting 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil or ghee, plus more, if needed 1 lb pork sausage bulk, sugar-free  1 small onion diced 2 celery stalks diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 small apple diced (try a pink lady apple) 1 Tbsp fresh sage leaves minced 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves minced 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves minced 1/3 cup dried cranberries fruit-sweetened 1/3 cup raw pecans chopped, toasted prior to adding, if desired sea salt and pepper to taste fresh parsley for garnish if desired Instructions: First, roast the squash. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F & line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Cut each squash open, lengthwise, the scoop out the seeds/strings with a spoon, leaving a “bowl” in the center. Brush the top of each squash half with melted coconut oil (or ghee) & sprinkle lightly with sea salt, then place face down on prepared baking sheet, & roast for 25-30 minutes, or [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

A Patient’s Retrospective Thoughts After 6 Months of Functional Wellness Pt. 1/5

"10 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting This Amazing Health Journey." By:  Keitha McLain Thoughts by:  Dr. Chris Jones, DC 1. “MD’s may not always get it right…Fat, tired, and grumpy…I honestly don’t understand why anyone would choose to live that way when there is an easy way out.  Unfortunately, that was me almost 6 months ago.  I was headed for some nasty health problems.  Something had to change.  My MD told me I just needed to cut back on carbs and get an exercise bike, and I might lose a little weight.  She told me I was pre diabetic and insulin resistant, along with the hypothyroidism that I already knew about.  When I asked if the hypothyroidism could be autoimmune, she said it didn’t matter…the treatment would be the same…thyroid meds.  There was nothing else that could be done.  Didn’t matter that I felt bad, even on those meds.  So [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments