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BABY ZOEY’S FIRST ADVENTURE Our Freewheeling Trip up the West Coast
To my husband and me, a vacation is more than an opportunity to get away; it’s an adventure — a blank slate to explore and fill with new experiences. On August 16, we’re starting our nine-day trek, renting a car, and cruising up the West Coast with only the most skeletal of plans, ending our trip in Seattle.
city is famous for its Chinatown district and tons of fare besides its fish, so I think we’ll be fine. It’s going to be a whirlwind as we race to take in as much of the city as we can in the brief time we’ll be spending there. I can’t wait! My husband is most excited for the northern parts of California, which he’s never been able to check out. In high school, I was in a student exchange program and lived with a family in Northern California for a week. So, it’ll be a welcome return to a familiar place, especially now that I can fully appreciate the scenery and vibe. The redwoods, which I absolutely loved as a kid, will be brand-new to my husband. I’m sure he’ll love them; it’s a really special place. I am not a big fan of the heat, and I haven’t spent a ton of time on the coast, so I’m looking forward to that famous, cool California summer breeze and the drone of the ocean to the west as we make our way through the Golden State, Oregon, and Washington. I’m also excited to check out the numerous farm-to-table restaurants in Oregon. I grew up on a farm, so that “eat local” concept directly supports people like my family. We know we’ll be stopping often to investigate and do some light hiking, but other than that, we’re almost entirely winging the trip. That way, we can better accommodate Zoey, slowing the trip down if we need to. It’ll just be my husband, our new baby, and me, moving up the coast with total freedom to check out whatever we want. In other words, the perfect getaway. Dr. Lucy Meier
It’s going to be baby Zoey’s first real trip, which should be more than a little interesting. But it should be fine; she’s an easy baby with a calm and friendly demeanor. It’s rare that she’s fussy, especially in the car where the hum of the engine and the road below lull her to sleep. I don’t think we’ll be spending as much time at Napa Valley wineries as we would otherwise — we’re not about to Uber with a baby — but we’re excited to bring Zoey along and share this experience with her. The part of the trip I’m most excited about is where we’re starting: San Francisco. I’ve never been there before. My husband and I are both foodies, and the city is renowned for its vibrant and varied food culture, so I’m sure we’ll fit right in. Funny enough, despite our shared passion for eating, seafood is not our favorite; but the
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“Dr. Meier provided exceptional care. Due to her accurate diagnosis and treatment, I am now pain-free. Thank you, Dr. Meier.”
“The doctor and staff were very professional. Treatment was successful, and now I have happy toes!”
Popcorn is considered to be a fairly healthy snack by most experts, especially when compared to other salty treats, like corn chips. Unfortunately, microwave popcorn is another matter. Many popular popcorn brands use trans fats, which the Centers for Disease Control estimate are related to 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths annually. Additionally, a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified a connection between the chemical diacetyl, used to flavor microwave popcorn, and cases of lung disease in workers at popcorn factories. For popcorn lovers, the answer is clear: Make popcorn yourself! Pour ¼ cup of popcorn kernels into a regular brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag shut tight, then pop in microwave for about two minutes, or until popping slows to a second between pops. Voila! Fresh popcorn with no factory chemicals. If you’re craving some fun flavors, try these simple recipes. TRADITIONAL BUTTER Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, then drizzle it along the sides of a brown paper bag. Pour your already popped popcorn into the bag until it’s half full, close the bag tight, and shake vigorously. In no time, you’ll have perfectly buttered popcorn! CINNA-SUGAR BLISS This is a great recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar to 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Drizzle onto the edges of a brown paper bag, add popped popcorn, and shake well! SRIRACHA SESAME CELEBRATION Here’s to the adventurous popcorn lovers! Combine 1 tablespoon Sriracha, 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Sprinkle half over popcorn and shake well inside of bag. Repeat with remaining mixture. SHAKE UP MOVIE NIGHT WITH CRAZY (HEALTHY) POPCORN RECIPES GET POPPIN’
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“My office visit went well. I didn’t have to wait long, and I was given a gift bag upon entering into the office. The doctor was thorough with his exam and found a solution to my foot pain. I would recommend this office to someone.”
Whether you’re preparing for a movie marathon or need an after-school snack, any of these recipes will be tasty alternative to the chemicals saturating microwave popcorn. Enjoy!
SHOCKWAVE THERAPY A Cutting-Edge, Noninvasive Treatment
Eliminating pain from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and many other foot or joint conditions isn’t always a matter of simply feeling comfortable. In many cases, a pain-free foot is the difference between being able to do your job and not. That’s why we at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle employ cutting- edge technologies to get our patients back on their feet. Newly developed shockwave therapy is among the most exciting of these new techniques. During shockwave therapy, we administer a special acoustic device that delivers energy to areas of pain or discomfort, allowing the joints, muscles, and tendons to effectively regenerate and repair. The treatment is completely noninvasive. Gel is first applied to the area, and the device is pressed against the skin, usually for less than 10 minutes. No general anesthesia is required, and there’s virtually no downtime following the procedure for the vast majority of patients. The treatment has been shown to be highly successful, seeing results in about 80 percent of patients after just three to five visits. Not only that, but it’s effective for knee, hip, and shoulder pain, as well.
Shockwave therapy is particularly ideal for athletes or professionals who have to be on their feet for many hours daily, due to its fast-acting ability and the fact that recovery isn’t a factor. If you find yourself hobbled by a painful foot or ankle pain, take charge and get treatment today!
Avocado and Cucumber Cold Soup Summer may be drawing to a close, but the heat doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere soon. Cool off with this light, cold soup and enjoy those last few sunny summer afternoons!
Recipe inspired by kirantarun.com.
• 1 clove garlic • ¾ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon black pepper
• 6 stalks spring onions • 1 jalapeno • 1 lemon, juiced • ½ cup cold water
• Olive oil • 2 medium ripe avocados, halved • 1 large cucumber, halved
Chop grilled veggies and puree with lemon juice, cold water, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Once smooth, portion soup into bowls and refrigerate to cool before serving. Garnish with toasted cubed bread, avocados, spring onions, chives, lemon zest, or a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Coat halved avocados with lemon juice to avoid browning. Brush olive oil over avocados, cucumber, spring onions, and jalapeno. Oil grill while hot. Grill vegetables until everything is grilled or slightly charred. Once grilled, remove and place on platter to cool.
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Baby Zoey’s First Adventure
Movie Night Has Never Been Butter
What Our Patients Are Saying
Get Back on Your Feet with Noninvasive Shockwave Therapy
Avocado and Cucumber Cold Soup
An Eclipse From Coast to Coast
of totality. Plenty of hotels make Columbia a great viewing location for those who don’t want to camp out, and the vibrant city life means you’ll have a lot to do even when the eclipse is over. Sandhills, North Platte, Nebraska In the heartlands, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more perfect viewing location than the Sandhills of western Nebraska. With wide-open skies, low rolling hills, and no towering buildings to get in the way, the Sandhills are sure to be a popular viewing spot. The Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, Idaho The Museum of Idaho has been designated an Official NASA Observation Site, and the museum is hosting four days of awesome events to celebrate. Enjoy live presentations, technology demonstrations, and special exhibits as you prepare to watch the total eclipse with NASA scientists. Where to Watch the Great American Eclipse VIEW OF A LIFETIME
On August 21, 2017, the greatest show of the summer will take place in the United States: a total solar eclipse! This eclipse will be visible across North America, but the path of totality — the area where the moon completely covers the sun — will only fall in the continental U.S., leading this cosmic event to be called the Great American Eclipse.
If you’re already in the United States, a day’s road trip is all you need to grab a front- row seat for this rare astronomical occurrence.
Visit the official website of the Great American Eclipse at greatamericaneclipse.com for everything you need to know about this once-in-a-lifetime sight!
Columbia, South Carolina Need a place to watch the eclipse in the southern U.S.? Then get yourself to South Carolina, where the state capital of Columbia is almost right in the middle of the path
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