ALCAT Food Sensitivity Testing in Sports!

The ALCAT Food Sensitivity is just one way to find out which foods could literally be stopping you from losing weight! yes it’s true. Some foods you eat, even healthy foods can be inhibiting you from shedding those pounds!

Now- major pro athletes are getting tested and making the changes in their nutrition!

David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox

ALCAT Featured on ESPN:  “I can feel the difference when I swing the bat, and when I work out, I don’t get as tired.” -David Ortiz

Check out the Red Sox’s David Ortiz’s ALCAT Story

Justin Morneau – Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins star first basemen and former AL MVP, Justin Morneau, took the ALCAT Test as part of his journey to become 100% healthy for the 2012 season.  To read the article highlighted in the Star Tribune click here.

Cliff Floyd

Former All-Star Outfielder and World Series Champion, Cliff Floyd, took the ALCAT Test and visited the ALCAT Laboratory.

Supporting Local Baseball

Sugar Hill Wellness has been a great supporter of my son’s baseball teams for many years.  We personally met Dr. Rob and Kim 7-8 years ago when my youngest son was still in elementary school and playing on a travel baseball team.  All 5 of our family members have been to see them at some point over those years.  When we started going to them, they immediately showed a true interest in my son’s baseball activities and became very active supporters both with sponsorships and with genuine interest in how he was doing, helping him (and us) stay healthy, and advice for him on taking care of himself.  They have also treated several of his teammates and their families during this time. My son is now a Sophomore at Lanier High School and he still has the support of Dr Rob and Kim.  As he grew, so did they and Chiropractic Worx became Sugar Hill Wellness Center.
~ Connie Doster

Make Greek Yogurt Great!

Eating healthy can often mean giving up on the dips, spreads and toppings you’ve grown to love. Greek yogurt to the rescue! With this favorite, high protein, low calorie and good for you staple, you can create some yummy and healthy dips, spreads and toppings that are sure to make you feel like you’re cheating- without increasing your pant size!

My favorite Greek yogurts to use are….

Chobani Greek Yogurt
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
Fage Greek Yogurt

1. Tzatziki
This is the perfect, versatile dip to use as a sandwich spread, to dip cut veggies into, to top your salad or to dip grilled lemon-marinated chicken into!

16 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cucumber, grated or finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 TBSP Dried Parsley
1 Lemon, juiced
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Directions: In a medium bowl combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let chill for 30 minutes before serving.

2. Spicy Mayo

This is the perfect, versatile dip to use as a sandwich spread or use it to spice up your burgers!

4 TBSP of Sriracha
16 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions: In a medium bowl, mix the Sriracha, 1 TBSP at a time into the Greek yogurt. Taste test after each addition of Sriracha. Keep adding the hot sauce until you reach the desired heat of the spice.

3. Smoky Chipotle
This is the perfect, versatile dip to use as a sandwich spread, to dip cut veggies into, add to a spicy ground turkey salad or to dip grilled chicken into!

2 TBSP Tomato Paste
1 TBSP Organic Honey
1 tsp Chipotle Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 1/2 tsp dried Cilantro Leaves
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
16 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions: Whisk all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl until evenly mixed. Add the Greek yogurt and mix well. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate. Use within 5 days.

4. Strawberry-Vanilla Fruit Dip
Perfect for dipping cut fruit into or topping fruit parfait style!

16 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Strawberries, pureed in blender or food processor
3 TBSP Honey
1 Vanilla Bean

1. Put the Greek yogurt into a medium bowl.
2. Slice open the vanilla bean and scrape the vanilla out of the middle of the bean and add it to the yogurt.
3. Add the strawberry puree and honey and mix well until combined.
4. Chill for 30 minutes to let the flavors combine and serve chilled.

5. Spinach & Artichoke Dip
This is a yummy alternative to the heavy, filled with fat version you usually see at parties. Serve with cut veggies or home-baked whole grain tortilla chips.

2 16-oz. bags Frozen spinach, thawed
2 cans artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
16 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Parmesan, plus a little extra to sprinkle on top
1/2 Sweet Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Paprika to Garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thaw spinach in the microwave or by running water over the bag. Drain & chop artichoke hearts.
2. Add the minced garlic & chopped onions into a large pot with the olive oil and cook saute over medium heat until the onions become translucent. Turn off heat.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir well. Taste-test for flavor, and add half of the yogurt and mix, keep adding more yogurt if you want the dip to be creamier. (You may not use all of the yogurt.)
4. Spread dip into a pie pan and bake. Baking time will depend on the type of pan you use. At 30 minutes test to see if it’s nice and warm. If so, it’s ready to eat! If not, bake another 5-10 minutes.

Traveling Workout Plan

If you can’t make it into the gym while on vacation, don’t worry! You can still break a sweat in your hotel room or even on the beach! Choose one workout per day.

Workout A
50 Jumping Jacks
15 Push Ups
20 V-ups
20 Speed Skaters
30 Regular Crunches
1 min Break
Repeat 4-6 times

Workout B
15 each side Reverse Lunges
15 Chair Dips
15 each side Alternating Side Crunches
60 sec. Wall Sit
45 sec. Plank Hold
1 min Break
Repeat 4-6 times

Workout C
20 Jump Squats touch the Floor
20 Incline Push Ups (on stairs or couch)
35 each side Bicycle
25 Jump Lunges
20 Mountain Climbers
1 min Break
Repeat 4-6 times

To increase the difficulty add 1-2 min of jump rope after each set!