Archive for November 2014

Brocolli Gratin

Its November which means time to think about Thanksgiving Recipes. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a holiday where you “fall off the wagon” with your food choices. There are great ways to make classic dishes that are delicious without packing on the carbs and sugar. Here is one of my favs:

Brocolli Gratin
A great recipe for a classic thanksgiving side!
Recipe type: Thanksgiving Side dish
  • 5-6 cups bite-size broccoli flowerets (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 cup finely grated swiss cheese (about 2 oz.)
  • 6 T mayo
  • 1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 T finely chopped green onions
  • 3 T finely grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Bring large pot of water to a boil while you trim broccoli and cut into small flowerets. When water starts to boil, put broccoli in and cook not more than 1-2 minutes (just until the broccoli turns bright green.) Immediately dump broccoli into a colander placed in the sink and let drain well.
  3. Spray a low-sided glass or crockery casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. Put broccoli in casserole dish, spreading out into close to a single layer.
  4. Stir together mayo, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and black pepper, then mix in finely chopped green onion and finely grated swiss cheese. Spread mayo-cheese mixture over the top of broccoli. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over mayo-cheese mixture.
  5. (On Thanksgiving Day, this could be made ahead up to this point and kept in the refrigerator. Let come to room temperature before baking.)
  6. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned on top. Serve hot.





Let food be thy medicine…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” is a well-known quote attributed to Hippocrates, the father of medicine.

My encouragement for you today is simple. Don’t take a medication simply to avoid eating healthy food. Or perhaps, don’t take a medication in the belief you are free to eat unhealthy food.

For most of our modern diseases we can stall or slow the progression with proper medicines, but we virtually never cure them. Good food and good exercise does cure many common problems though.

Consider this idea the next time you take your medications. Ask yourself which of these medicines would my doctor stop prescribing if I only ate well and exercised a little bit more.

Come talk to your doctor and let’s get started.


Recipe Review- Breakfast Berry Bowl

Did you make this? Did you like it or not? Make any changes? Let us know below!

Recipe Review- Breakfast Berry Bowl
I am always looking for new, quick breakfast ideas and our own Terri delivered!! Dry ingredients can be assembled and placed in baggies in bulk until ready to use. You could try substituting other seasonal fruit.
  • ⅛ cup ground flax seed
  • ⅛ cup almond or pecan meal
  • 2 tsp coconut oil or butter
  • ¼ cup berries of choice
  • 1 pkg stevia (I use “Sweetleaf” brand)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • Approximately 2 tsp water
  1. Melt coconut oil or butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add other ingredients to bowl & stir together.
  3. Add enough water until batter is approximate consistency of thick pancake batter.
  4. Place in microwave for approximately 2 minutes.


Where there is smoke

Have you ever been through a tragic and unexpected event like a car accident or house fire? Wouldn’t it have been great if a couple days before the event the paramedics or the firefighters showed up at your house to warn you? What if they were able to point out the dangerous driving habits or the faulty wiring that was going to cause you harm? If only we could really predict the future.

Doctors and other healthcare providers too often have to act like paramedics and firefighters. We sometimes can only help out after the tragedy has already occurred.

Our goal at Trinity is to always be looking for those signs in your life that predict the future. Our goal isn’t just to be there when you get hurt but also to try our very best to warn you about the impending tragedy.

So I have a challenge and a promise for you. Next time you come in for your office visit, I challenge you to ask two questions. First, ask us “How likely am I to develop diabetes, have a heart attack, or suffer from a stroke?” Secondly, follow up that question with “And what can do to prevent them?”

My promise to you is that we can answer those questions very specifically. We will tell you to best of our abilities how likely we think those tragedies are for you. We can also establish a clear and simple plan to avoid them. I estimate we have over two dozen staff members who have as their sole mission on our team the prevention, reversal, and treatment of those tragedies.

Additionally, we are very close to unveiling our VitalSigns paradigm to preserve health, prevent tragedies, and reverse disease. I’ll reveal more on that topic later.

So, let us work with you to prevent the tragedies of the future and preserve all the wonderful aspects of your life today.