Post date: Dec 2, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Heat molasses and shortening in a...
Post date: Dec 2, 2015

Are you stumped for what to get that "hard-to-shop-for" person on your list? Purchase one of "Mettler's Favorite Things" and finish your holiday shopping early this year! Give the gift of…

Post date: Nov 28, 2015

Aging is a fact of life, as certain as "death and taxes." And while there are inevitable, age-related losses which occur during that process, we have a great deal of influence over how we age than we may realize. Lori Ozment discusses some of the reasons to stay active as we age.

Post date: Nov 5, 2015

The holidays come just once a year, but the yummy foods at parties/events and holiday gifts seem to never end. Read how to choose wisely from the foods available in the Q & A interview with Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Michaela Kruse.

Q: Why should we care about eating healthy through the holidays?
A: To avoid the weight gain, weight cycling, setting up bad habits that continue later, etc.

Q: There are so...

Post date: Nov 5, 2015

For over two decades, Dr. Paul Mettler and the Mettler Center physical therapy team have been at the forefront of hands-on treatment for various aches, pains and diagnoses. This has led to thousands of very successful and satisfied patients over the years.

The key ingredient has been the Mettler Release Technique (MRT®) /...

Post date: Nov 3, 2015

A fun, competitive way to hold you accountable for holding your weight.

How does it work?
Maintain (or lose) your pre-holiday weight (within 1%) to your post-holiday weight and you win! All that is required is a quick weigh-in with the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist during the week prior to Thanksgiving (November 15-21, 2015) and a final weigh-in the week after New Year's Day (January 3-9, 2016). Should you gain more than 1% of your body...

Post date: Oct 30, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Chowder

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 ½ cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 crown broccoli (or 3 cups chopped)
  • 2 cups corn
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro (or 1 Tablespoon fresh)
  • White...
Post date: Oct 22, 2015

October is the national month of Physical Therapy. This profession has been around for over 100 years. With the increasing growth of the aged population, physical therapy is more in demand than what it has been. However, I wonder how much people actually know about physical therapy.

What is Physical Therapy?

As the name applies, physical therapy uses the physical means to achieve the purpose of rehabilitation. It can be in the form of manual therapy (use of hands), electrical...

Post date: Oct 5, 2015

Before talking about who can benefit from physical therapy, it might be helpful to answer the question, “Who are physical therapists and what do they do?”

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are considered to be neuro-musculoskeletal specialists. They are specialists for those who are struggling with nerve issues, muscular or soft tissue issues, bone issues, and joint issues. Any of these issues can lead to a movement dysfunction which will eventually...

Post date: Oct 5, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Apple Honey Puff Pancake

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 2 Tablespoons trans fat-free margarine (divided)
  • 2 large apples
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour,...