Christmas Salad Recipe

How to roast Brussels Sprouts:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Trim ends of Brussels sprouts  and remove yellow leaves.
  3. Then, slice all Brussels sprouts in half.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine halved Brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt (to taste), and toss to combine.
  5. Place onto a foil-lined baking sheet, cut side down, and roast in the oven at 400 F for about 20-25 minutes. During the last 5-10 minutes of roasting, turn them over for even browning, the cut sides should be nicely and partially charred but not blackened (see my photos).
How to roast Butternut Squash:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cubed butternut squash (peeled and seeded),1 tablespoon of olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and toss to mix.
  3. Place butternut squash in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once half-way through baking, until softened.
  4. Note: You can roast both Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on 2 separate baking sheets at the same time, on the same rack in the oven – that’s what I did.
How to toast pecans:
  1. Toast pecans in the preheated oven at 350 F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Toast the pecans for about 5 minutes (maybe a bit longer) in the preheated oven at 350 F until they get darker in color.
  4. Note: pecans burn really fast, so make sure to check the nuts after 5 minutes and frequently afterwords.
  1. In a large bowl, combine roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries, and mix to combine.

Reasons To Consider Dry Needling

Dry Needling also known as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling, uses the same small needles used in acupuncture. These needles are inserted into the muscle to directly affect trigger points. Trigger points are tight knots of muscle that can refer pain throughout the body. A lot of patients have had this technique suggested to them either by friends who have had it done or by their physical therapists or MD’s. We put together a few reasons on why you should consider this option and what it can do for you.

Relaxing Tight Muscles

Dry needling can help to reset your knotted up muscle back to its resting length. Relaxing knotted up muscle tissue is very similar to getting a massage.

Improving Blood Flow

When your muscles are “tight” or “knotted”, they can decrease blood flow. Thereby, releasing the tension in your muscles will help to increase your blood flow leading to an overall healthier you also.


Decreasing Pain and Releasing Neurotransmitters

This technique releases differnet opiate peptides. These neurotransmitters prevent pain signals to the brain and spinal cord which decreases your pain.

Treating Chronic Pain

No one should have to live with chronic pain. Dry needling can treat acute or chronic pain. It can help with a range of different things such as: Plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and more.

Contact us today if you have any questions or you would like to book an appointment.

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Weight Loss Success Testimonial

Weight Loss Success In The Villages, Florida

Legacy Clinic and Dr. Chris are proud to offer this incredible weight loss program that has helped so many people lose tons of weight safely, effectively and for good. We are happy to share some of the success stories that we’ve had.

Weight Loss The Villages

What makes this an effective weight loss program? This program allows patients to lose weight and keep it off without harmful chemicals that could cause other problems. It does not require a gym membership where you need to spend several hours a day nor do you need to invest in equipment for your home. It doesn’t require expensive meal plans and there are no public weigh-ins. While the plan itself is pretty straight forward, Dr. Chris makes himself available to answer any questions you may have.

This plan succeeds where others fail because it is not meant to last only while you’re on it. This plan is meant to train your body to keep using unwanted fat as fuel which helps to keep the weight off in the future. By lowering the intake of carbohydrates, your body will begin to use up the fat that it has “stored” for later use. In the meantime, almost all vegetables are unlimited and you can still eat lean proteins so you never have to feel like you’re starving.

You should never rely on just one article to make your choice though. We have many testimonials from patients who have had outstanding success on this plan. One of our own employees even tried and lost an amazing 90 pounds. There is no better time than now to start living a healthier life. Dr Chris also offers a free consultation to further answer any questions about the plan that you might have. Call or email us today to start shedding those unwated pounds!

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Phone: 352-259-0024