• As an OT

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Ever get that tingly feeling in your hand when you wake up or after sitting at a computer for a long time? Does it feel especially numb or tingly in your thumb, index and middle finger? Could be carpal tunnel syndrome. Most people know about this diagnosis, but aren’t sure what causes it or what can be done for conservative treatment. The carpal tunnel is an opening in between the bones in your wrist, which the Median Nerve runs through from the forearm down to your hand.  When your hand is in a forward bent position for an extended period of time, this nerve is compressed and you get that tingly/numb sensation.…

  • As A Creative

    Butternut Squash & Maple Salsa

    On a crisp, fall evening, I had just finished baking a whole butternut squash for babyhood and had half of the squash leftover. It was a perfect time to make butternut squash soup. I whipped out my Betty Crocker cookbook. This recipe was pretty awesome and the maple-pecan apple salsa added sweet and unique flavor! (If you don’t have pre-baked squash, here’s the recipe from scratch. It also works well in a slow cooker) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 butternut squash (2 lb), peeled, cubed 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 4 chicken bouillon cubes 1 package (8 oz)…