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Auntie Min’s Creamy Vegetable Soup

  Auntie Min’s Creamy Vegetable Soup Serves 6 Ingredients 1/2 bunch blanched Swiss chard, leaves into 1” slices, stems into ½” slices 1 head of cauliflower, core removed, cut into florets 4 tablespoons organic or grass-fed butter 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped into 1/3” cubes 1 medium carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/2 small yellow onion, peeled, diced 2 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed 1 cup broccoli, roughly chopped 2 quarts chicken broth 1/4 cup water sea… Read More »

Muscle Strains Uncovered

Muscle strains are one of the most common injuries in athletes. It is estimated that 10 to 55% of all injuries in sports are in the muscle, and 90% of those injuries are strains. Though most muscle strains heal well, there is a high rate of re-injury (12-31%). A muscle strain is literally a tearing of muscle fibers; unlike sprains, which are tears of ligaments. Strains occur when too much force is applied to a resisting muscle. Excessive tensile force… Read More »

7 Big Trends & Concerns for Sports Medicine Physicians in 2013

Here are seven big trends and concerns for sports medicine physicians treating elite athletes next year. 1. Concussion management. One of the most important concerns for elite athletes is concussions they sustain during play. Concussions can have longstanding implications for the athlete’s ability to continue performing on the field as well as their life after retiring from sports. As a result, much research is being done on the biochemistry of head injuries and high impact sports are developing protocols for… Read More »

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