Health Quest

Winter 2015

My Health Quest is a comprehensive magazine with all the health tips you need to stay on the path to a healthier you, while also educating you about the health and medical resources available right here in your community.

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When you experience frostbite, areas of the body including the toes, ears, hands, chin, nose and cheeks can actually freeze. Ice crystals form inside the affected body part, causing tissue damage that may be permanent. Avoid it: Frostbite results from prolonged exposure to extremely cold air or water. Spot it: Symptoms include skin that feels numb and appears whitish or grayish. As the frostbitten area begins to thaw, you may experience tingling, burning, itching or pain. Treat it: Seek immediate medical treatment if you're able. If not, thaw the affected area gradually by immersing in warm — not hot — water. If no water is available, warm the skin with your own body heat. For example, tuck frostbitten fingers into your armpits or cover your nose with your hands. Do not rub or massage the area, as the pressure can cause more damage. e color and texture of your tongue can speak volumes about your overall health. Keep a careful eye out for symptoms like these: • Bumps: ese could signify a viral or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to foods or medicines. • Redness: In children, a red tongue can be an early indicator of scarlet fever or Kawasaki disease. In adults, deficiencies in niacin, vitamin B12 or folic acid may cause redness. • Patchy spots: Painful white patches that move daily can indicate a lack of B vitamins or irritation from alcohol or certain foods. ey can also appear as a result of dehydration. • Smooth texture: A smooth tongue might mean iron or vitamin B deficiency. • Burning sensation: Women who've gone through menopause may feel as though their tongue were burned. NIP FROSTBITE WHAT YOUR TONGUE IS TELLING YOU Boost the health factor of your fettuccine alfredo by replacing the heavy cream with cauliflower. in the Bud INGREDIENTS 1 lb. whole wheat fettuccine noodles 4 to 5 cups of cauliflower florets, chopped 8 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cups water 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ cup milk DIRECTIONS 1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender. Drain, reserving about half of the cooking water. Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine per package instructions. Drain and set aside. 2. Heat the olive oil over low heat, and then add garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 3 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside. 3. Put the cauliflower into a blender. Add 1 cup reserved cooking water, the sautéed garlic, salt, pepper, and milk. Blend until very smooth, adding more water as needed to reach the desired consistency. Serve over the fettuccine noodles. Dress it up! Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite herbs to the sauce, or make it a meal with sliced chicken or other protein of choice. CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO Health Quest 3 NUTRITIONAL INFO (PER SERVING) Servings: 8 Calories: 248 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1.6g Sodium: 326mg Carbohydrates: 39g Dietary fiber: 7.5g Protein: 11g

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