Hands For Living: Relief From Hand Injuries

Patient Spotlights

HealthTip You can reduce inflammationwith the food you eat The salad recipe calls for ingredients that are naturally rich in anti- inflammatory nutrients and other nutrients that may provide relief to patients with pain. There are two simple rules you can follow when cooking to make sure your food will reduce inflammation. #1: Consume FoodsThat Contain Quercetin Quercetin is a flavonoid and a powerful antioxidant. Studies suggest that it can fight inflammation, including inflammation that occurs in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Good dietary sources of quercetin include capers, apples, lovage, red and yellow onions, broccoli, red grapes, tea, cherries, citrus fruits, chia seeds, and many berries including raspberries, lingonberries, and cranberries. #2: Be Sure to Get Enough Vitamin D . There is some evidence that vitamin D might prevent rheumatoid arthritis. The body uses vitamin D to maintain healthy cartilage and it seems to prevent the breakdown of cartilage in people with rheumatoid arthritis (cartilage is a type of connective tissue that provides a cushioning effect in joints). Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is present in a few foods such as egg yolks, liver, fish, and dairy products fortified with vitamin D. However, most people meet their vitamin D needs through exposure to sunlight as sunlight triggers the body to synthesize its own vitamin D. This low-GI broccoli salad featuring apples and cranberries is low in calories and low in fat, but loaded with a wide range of nutrients.

“Kind, caring, and compassionate!”

“My therapist was amazing, kind, caring and compassionate. She was very knowledgeable about my injury and was supportive and patient during treatment. Keep up what you’re doing! Thank you for all your help and knowledge during my difficult time of recovery.” Christina B.

“I was well informed on my injury”

“My therapist informed me well in the dos and don’ts of healing, was considerate of my pain tolerance and helped me not rush the healing process. My therapist was kind-hearted and truly values her patients and puts their wellbeing first.” Stefan H. “Great therapy team” “My therapist was amazing, outstanding and very knowledgeable. She has a great therapy team and scheduling system.” Virginia M.



• 4 cups fresh broccoli florets • 1/2 cup dried cranberries • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds • 3 organic apples • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped • 1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt with probiotic bacteria • 2 Tbsp Dijon style mustard • 1/4 cup honey


Combine broccoli florets, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, chopped apples, and chopped onion in a large serving bowl. Blend yogurt, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Add dressing to the salad and toss. Chill before serving.



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