Here at Hands on Health we take an integrative approach to health. In this newsletter we will provide information on all sorts of topics related to well-being such as movement, food, nature, cultivating joy, creativity, sustainability, gratitude, and cultural considerations.
After all we've been through, we can see how we are all in this together.
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A bite of what’s happening in the health and wellness world
High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America is a 4 part docuseries on Netflix hosted by Stephen Satterfield. It is an engaging, informative and timely (or past time) show about the profound influence that African Americans have had on American cuisine. In the field of nutrition there has not been enough representation of people of color. Understanding the cultural roots of the foods we eat honors those that contributed to our cuisine, enhances our dining experience and expands our world experience. High On The Hog will leave you inspired and hungry for more.
Hidden Brain: Slaying The Fee For Service Monster Of American Healthcare
Click on this episode of one of our favorite podcasts to learn how America’s health system became so profit driven.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity - World Health Organization (WHO)
In The Kitchen With Gionne
This week, slice up some tomatoes and peaches and pop into a bowl with some thinly sliced red onion. Stir-up a quick vinaigrette of 2 parts olive oil with 1 part acid (lemon juice or vinegar works), add a little honey and salt to taste (it should have a little zing, but not be too sour.) Pour vinaigrette over the tomato mixture. If you have it available, top with some fresh herbs such as basil and/or mint. (Recipe inspired by Eden Grinshpan’s Eating Out Loud.) Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables (aim for 5-6 per day) is part of a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet. I am obsessed!
Don’t forget to breathe! Yes, we know you have heard this before. One way to start a good breathing habit is to take 5 deep breaths the first thing when you wake-up in the morning and 5 deep breaths when you get into bed at night. If you want to learn a more effective deep breathing technique, check-out this video from Dr Kelly
On Sunday, July 11th, Hands on Health will be kicking off our very first Service Industry PT Session — SIPS, as we like to call it. This event will begin at 11:00 AM at Carrollton Station, located at 8140 Willow Street. Tickets can be purchased on our website HERE for $25 — Reserve yours now, availability is limited to 20 people! So, what’s this event all about? Giving back to the people who serve in our community every day. During this hour long session, I’ll be leading mind-body exercises that specifically target commonly stressed areas among service industry workers: neck and shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica, the works! And we’ll have some time for Q&A with the audience to address any specific questions! Our hope is that this first event goes well enough to continue holding SIPS sessions on a regular basis. We want to make physical therapy affordable and accessible to everyone, and this is one of our steps in that direction.
If this event sounds like it could help you or someone you know please register and share. As always, don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.
Dr. Kelly Davis, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, MTC
Hands on Health Physical Therapy and Wellness 100 W Harrison Ave New Orleans LA 70124 (504) 756-6922 email@example.com