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Below are the top two recipes from our Winter Poll:
Warm Crab Dip

Warm Crab Dip



1/4 c chopped scallions

1 TB chopped fresh ginger

2 TB chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp. sugar

2 tubs non-dairy cream cheese (8 oz)

2 TB fresh lime juice

salt to taste

2 cans lump crabmeat (6.5 oz)

[recipe cont. below] 

photo credit: Norwichnuts via Flickr

Fast Potato Soup



1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1/2 sweet (green, red, or yellow) pepper, diced

4 potatoes diced (3/4 in.)

1 tsp arrowroot

1 C coconut milk

squeeze of lemon

sprinkle of paprika

[recipe cont. below] 

Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center

February 2012 Newsletter: 
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)



Our newsletters and website are written to provide you with tools and information you need to pursue better health. We invite you to contact our office with any further questions (408) 891-8222.

-Dr. Kate Fox & Dr. Jessie Young


Are You Suffering from TMD? 


Does it hurt when you chew or yawn? Do you get pain in front of your ear, jaw, cheek or temple? Or maybe you've been embarrassed by a loud popping noise in the jaw that others can hear? If so, you may be suffering from TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).

TMD is a group of conditions that affects the jaw joint. Symptoms may include pain, limited jaw movement, clicking, a misaligned bite, headaches and dizziness to name just a few. For most people, symptoms are temporary but others develop chronic symptoms that require a treatment plan.

The most frequent cause of TMD is severe injury to the jaw. However, clenching your jaw from emotional stress can also lead to this painful condition..
TMD relief
LGCWC can help you if you suspect you are suffering from TMD. We can diagnose or rule out TMD, and recommend a treatment plan to alleviate your pain. 
Dr. Young's personal experience with TMJ spawned her passion for treating TMD with chiropractic techniques. When surgery failed to take away the pain and clicking, she experienced amazing results with the help of chiropractic care. Since then she has developed numerous ways to help others with the same condition.

For more information on TMD click here. 

Arm Yourself Against Cold & Flu Season  
Family Sick in Bed

Winter has arrived and brought with it that annoying cold and flu season! At LGCWC we believe that a preventive approach is your first line of defense. But if a nasty bug gets you down we have some suggestions to get you back on your feet and feeling healthy again.


Want to prevent the cold or flu?

  • Get a chiropractic adjustment to boost your immunity.
  • Decrease your sugar consumption as it directly decreases the immune system.
  • Use a homeopathic tablet for flu and pneumonia prevention. We have some great options available at our office.
  • Reduce your stress levels with meditation, massage or breathing exercises.
  • Limit alcohol which can inhibit white blood cell activity.
  • Exercise! Even a little exercise is better than no exercise.
  • Use key supplements that support the immune system. We can help you choose those best for you.

Cold or flu got you down?

  • Stay hydrated! Homemade chicken soup, Bueler's vegetable broth, or coconut water are great choices! Viruses like dry environments so hot liquids help.
  • Get plenty of rest. It allows the body to repair and rebuild the immune system.
  • A warm salt water gargle will ease a sore throat.
  • Hot water and lemon is a soothing drink for sore throats and coughs.
  • Use a Neti pot to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Use an inhalation of eucalyptus or peppermint oil to unblock your sinuses and chest.
  • Relax in a hot bath to soothe aching muscles.
Warm Crab Dip


Warm Crab Dip

(recipe continued from side bar)


Looking for a something to serve on Super Bowl Sunday? This dip is fast, and Gluten & Dairy Free (if desired)





  • 1/4 c chopped scallions
  • 1 TB chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 TB chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. sugar


  • 2 tubs non-dairy cream cheese (8 oz) [both Tofutti and Trader Joe's brand work well]
  • 2 TB fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Gently Fold:

  • 2 cans lump crabmeat (6.5 oz)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. Mix minced scallions, ginger, and cilantro with the sugar. Add dairy free cream cheese and lime juice. Carefully fold the (drained) crabmeat into the mixture; transfer into the prepared dish. Sprinkle a few scallions on top.


Bake until top is bubbly; approx. 15 minutes.


Serve dip with veggies, Gluten Free crackers such as Glutino, or Gluten Free baguette slices such as Schar.


Photo Credit: Norwichnuts via Flickr


Fast Potato Soup 

Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free



  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Stalk Celery, diced
  • 1/2 a Sweet (Green, Red or Yellow) Pepper, diced

Saute in Olive oil until translucent and a bit browned. Add Salt and Pepper. (You can add another spice here, I do, such as a bit of nutmeg, cumin or cayenne.)

  • Add 4 Potatoes, diced to 3/4 inch size. (Leave peels on if you can stand to).

Toss to coat with oil and spices then just cover with Vegetable or Chicken Stock/Broth. Bring to simmer. Simmer 20 minutes.


Remove 1/2 from pan and mash or use emersion blender to make smooth

  • Add 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • Mix with 1 cup coconut milk

Mash and return to pan heat to just a simmer. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of paprika on the top.


**Another version, 2 cups of Fresh chopped spinach is great added to the hot mixture left in pan after you remove the potatoes to mash. Simmer 2 minutes before adding the mash bake to the pan. Make sure and add bit of nutmeg with the salt and pepper and the lemon at the end is good on this version.


From the Kitchen of Dr. Kate Fox



Material in this newsletter is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any condition. It is not a substitute for medical care and is not intended to address individual situations and needs.