Event: April Desserts & Doulas

Are you pregnant or know someone who is?

Come mingle with Georgia Birth Network birth professionals over some yummy desserts.

Meet doulas, prenatal chiropractors, child birth educators, lactation consultants massage therapist and birth photographers.

Drop by anytime between 7-9pm. RSVP if you can!

Admission is FREE. 

http://www.healthybeingwellness.com/#!events/cit8

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Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

Call Dr. Tijana at 770.609.5544 to schedule your FREE consultation and your comprehensive health assessment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY today!

Raising for Rora

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I have had the distinct pleasure of working with a little girl named Eliora, Rora as many know her, her brother Asher, and her family, at my healthy.BEing office. She is a sweet & loving baby girl who constantly spreads sunshine. She also happens to have spina bifida along with other related and unrelated conditions.

So in an effort to to help support Rora’s current medical needs, there is a brand new, amazing campaign to help raise funds for this wonderful little girl (and her friends) & her ability to stand! There are tons of benefits to being upright – cognitive development, social development, bowel/bladder benefits, and so much more. All of these are applicable to Eliora and we know that standing will do so much for her. And imagine how “walking”, no matter how assisted, will help her with various areas of development.

20140330-123815.jpgHave you all heard of the Upsee by Firefly? This would be an amazing way to help Rora stand and make strides physically and cognitively. The Upsee is going to cost around $500 and it’s going to be released in the US on April 7th,only a week away. The special needs community in the US is so excited – and very thankful that a mama turned her dream into a reality. The goal is to raise $1000: one for Eliora and one for another child, or multiple children, that could really benefit from this super awesome equipment.

One of the ways to help raise the funds is to be a part of a special mini photo-session with two lovely friends, Heather Goodbread of Heather Goodbread / Photographer and Doula and Lovereen Moore of Lovely Portraits & Fine Art have collaborated and put together a little local shindig to help raise funds for the Upsees. Your participation of $100 gets you a mini session (themed around Eliora’s favorite things: babywearing, playing, dressing up) that includes digital files AND a custom silhouette portrait painting. Only 10 slots available. Happening this Thursday, April 3rd in Kennesaw, GA! 
The value of this is over $150, so you save some money and 100% of the funds go directly toward the Upsees.

So please help in this effort by participating in this mini-session or giving generous through donating via PayPal at raising4rora@gmail.com! If nothing else, please share this post (or series of posts) as a big help with much appreciation.

Photo: PART 1: Sooo... it's been almost 6 months. And that's a pretty long time when you're a little girl, so I'm sure you can imagine that Eliora has changed quite a bit since October!</p><br /><br />
<p>And the changes have been for the better. Waaaay better. Most of last year was… not fun, to put it lightly. There were some dark times where we really could not see how things would get better. And then suddenly, very suddenly, they did. And I really have to thank God for that.</p><br /><br />
<p>I could bore you with a month-by-month recollection of Eliora’s happenings, but instead I’ll just tell you the really exciting things she’s been up to.</p><br /><br />
<p>1. She’s eating. She’s a picky eater, but that’s because she’s a toddler – 2 years old!</p><br /><br />
<p>2. She got her first set of leg braces! Super cute purple AFOs that help her stand.</p><br /><br />
<p>3. Just this week, she said her first word – ball. <3</p><br /><br />
<p>4. She waves hello and goodbye!</p><br /><br />
<p>5. She feeds herself and is starting to INTENTIONALLY move her left arm (whaaaat).</p><br /><br />
<p>6. She is playing with toys as they are intended to be play with. Meaning, she puts a toy phone to her ear. She hugs a baby doll. She tries to push buttons because she knows they’ll make noise.</p><br /><br />
<p>7. The other day, she picked up a sippy cup and drank out of the straw on her own.</p><br /><br />
<p>The support you all provided us through the Raising for Rora raffle has lasted a VERY long time. We were able to buy her Orgain and Functional Formularies Liquid Hope, afford the gas to and from therapy, and buy her miscellaneous necessities. I have no idea what we would have done without the outpouring of love from every single one of you. <3</p><br /><br />
<p>After all of this time, why am I posting now? It would be disingenuous of me to not admit that I am posting here for not only an update (though one has been loooooong overdue), but for a little help (for a want, not a need – just being honest).</p><br /><br />
<p>To be real – Eliora is pretty much set. She’s getting what she needs, she’s taken care of, she’s doing awesome. God really is so, so good. We’re having some drama with her stander, but that’s a story for another day. But really, she’s good to go.</p><br /><br />
<p>But there’s ooooone little thing that we’d love to try to get her, so I’ll be posting PART 2 to this post in about 20-30 minutes with more details.</p><br /><br />
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Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

Call Dr. Tijana at 770.609.5544 to schedule your FREE consultation and your comprehensive health assessment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY today!

Event: February Desserts & Doulas

Are you pregnant or know someone who is?

Come mingle with Georgia Birth Network birth professionals over some yummy desserts.

Meet doulas, prenatal chiropractors, child birth educators, lactation consultants massage therapist and birth photographers.

Drop by anytime between 7-9pm. RSVP if you can!

Admission is FREE. 

Have additional questions? Contact below in comments, at drtijana.dc@gmail.com,WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter!

Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

If you do not already have a local chiropractor, call Dr. Tijana at 706.254.4579 to schedule your first appointment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY for a comprehensive health assessment TODAY!

New Service: Raindrop Technique®

We are excited to offer the Raindrop Technique®,
as a new service at the healthy.BEing family wellness office!

Raindrop Technique® blends the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and soft tissue therapy, by a process of layering different Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet and spine. This therapeutic protocol has been known to increase the immune system function and to create balance and harmony in the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally. In addition, it is a very effective in detoxification and can assist your body in eliminating toxins, symptoms related to stress & health issues and relax muscular tension in the back, because the therapeutic healing process begins on a cellular level.

This holistic modality utilizes 9 different Young Living essential oils, both single and blends, used for this protocol and include:
  • Valor Essential Oil Blend
  • Thyme Essential Oil
  • Basil Essential Oil
  • Wintergreen Essential Oil
  • Marjoram Essential Oil
  • Cypress Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • AromaSiez Essential Oil Blend
  • Oregano Essential Oil
  • Ortho Ease Essential Oil Massage Blend
What to expect during a therapeutic session? 
Raindrop Technique® combines different healing modalities to create a synergistic effect on the body:
  • Aromatherapy – where the essential oils are applied undiluted (NEAT) to the body
  • Vita Flex Technique – where slight pressure is applied to reflexology points on the feet
  • Feather Stroking – similar to effleurage in massage therapy, which are long, sweeping strokes on the body to simulate a feather touching
Raindrop Technique® is a gentle, holistic modality that offers you the opportunity to relax and can be coupled with your regular chiropractic care and/or a reiki session to enhance your overall health and wellness. A therapeutic session lasts 1 hour, plus any additional time for your adjustment and/or reiki.
What to expect after a therapeutic session?

Most often you will feel relaxed, energized, and with a heightened awareness. Yet as the Raindrop Technique encourages detoxification, you may experience sinus drainage, headache, or an emotional release. All of the effect depend on the individual basis and are affected by multiple factors. SO you should always consult with the doctor beforehand. You are also very encouraged to drink plenty of water before and after your session.

Special Offer

Dr. Tijana is currently offering your Introductory session at $49.00, with following sessions at $80.00 (39% savings). Each session fee includes the $30.00 expense for the essential oils. Call our office at 706.254.4579 to schedule your appointment!

Have additional questions? Contact below in comments, at drtijana.dc@gmail.com,WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter!

Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

If you do not already have a local chiropractor, call Dr. Tijana at 706.254.4579 to schedule your first appointment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY for a comprehensive health assessment TODAY!

Recipe: Breakfast Cookies

To get you ready for the weekend and prepare a treat for next week, I am sharing this delicious Breakfast Cookie recipe as a guest blog post from Dr. Robin’s Corner! Enjoy!

Sometimes, the trickiest part of changing our diet is figuring out EASY recipes that fulfill the new way of eating.  This is certainly tricky at breakfast, when most of us are used to a bowl of cereal, some toast, maybe pancakes, french toast, or waffles…all those foods are FILLED with gluten and sugar!

Enter the breakfast cookie to save the morning!

These take 5 minutes to mix up, and 12 minutes to bake. On a Sunday afternoon, my kitchen is always full of new ingredients I want to add in to the basic recipe.  They taste like banana bread meets a granola bar (if you add that stuff), and are truly filling!

This recipe makes 8-12 cookies (depending on your scoop) and has NO added sugar, NO grain, and NO dairy. The cookies will be soft after baking, and should be stored in the fridge for the week (if they last that long).

Enjoy!

“Paleo” Breakfast Cookies:
2 bananas (ripe, peeled, broken into pieces)
3 Medjool dates (pitted, halved)
1 egg
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Add-ins: 1/2 cup nut of your choice (walnuts, almonds, and cashews are all wonderful), 1/2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit), 1/4 cup naturally sweetened chocolate chips, 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut.

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend up! Add in 2-3 of the “add-in”s and stir well. Plop big spoonfuls onto your baking sheet (I get 8 good cookies from this recipe), and bake for 12-15 minutes.  They will be soft, so use a toothpick in the center to make sure they are cooked.  Allow to cool, and enjoy!

I eat mine slathered with peanut butter (or another nut butter), and I stay full until lunchtime.  Also wonderful as dessert! No one will know they are full of protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

Thank you to Dr. Robin for sharing this yummy treat!

Share in the comments below and let us know what you think of this recipe or if you have one of your own to share!

Have additional questions? Contact below in comments, at drtijana.dc@gmail.com,WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter!

Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

If you do not already have a local chiropractor, call Dr. Tijana at 706.254.4579 to schedule your first appointment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY for a comprehensive health assessment TODAY!

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Pudding

This raw chocolate pudding became my instant favorite the second I tried it! And it is just as quick as making an instant pudding from the box, except much more yummy! It is no secret that I have a sweet tooth since the day I was born, more or less. In the effort to eat healthy, I try to find different ways of still eating something delicious without sacrificing the sweetness! This pudding is a prime example of that!
 

This is the basic recipe for the raw chocolate pudding, which can also be easily made vegan, and you can add spices and garnishes to fit your mood and liking. It is very simple and easy! I even tested it on my boyfriend without telling him what was in it and he was none the wiser! ;) So make it for the family and I promise the kids will love it just as much!

 
Raw Chocolate Pudding:
1 avocado, ripe and cleaned
1 banana, peeled
3-4 tablespoons of cacoa /cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of Grade B pure maple syrup or another sweetener
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Spices to preference (cinnamon, orange zest/juice, cayenne pepper, etc.)
1/2 cup of water (or a nut milk) or more for desired consistency
Fruit and nuts for garnish
 
Blend all ingredients in blender until creamy.Make sure to scrape everything from the sides to incorporate fully. Add more water/milk as needed for desired consistency. Taste for sweetness and flavor and make adjustments accordingly. Chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving and garnish with fruit and nuts of choice. It can be eaten at room temperature. If there are any leftovers, keep it in the fridge for a couple of days, but I doubt you will have to! ;)
 

Share in the comments below and let us know what you think of this recipe or if you have one of your own to share!

Have additional questions? Contact below in comments, at drtijana.dc@gmail.com,WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter!

Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

If you do not already have a local chiropractor, call Dr. Tijana at 706.254.4579 to schedule your first appointment for YOU & YOUR FAMILY for a comprehensive health assessment TODAY!