Functional Medicine. A New Day to Feel Better!
Dr.Tuttle

NOTE FROM DR. TUTTLE

Columbus Wellness Medicine wants to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy Holiday season! Be safe when visiting family/friends and while traveling! The cold can make it difficult to encourage yourself to get out and walk or exercise, but with most people doing less physical activity during this time of year and some of the questionable food choices we make, we need to be sure to get our exercise on!

– Dr. Elizabeth Tuttle

The gift that keeps on giving all year long…..GAINSWave!!

Gift yourself or spouse the GAINSWave treatments and start getting your love life again!

If you book your first treatment by December 31st, we will offer you:

Buy a set of 6 treatments, get 1 treatment free! (to be used right after the 6 or as a booster)

OR

Buy the GAINSWave Enhancemant Package and get 2 free treatments!

Call 614-420-2063 today to setup your consultation with Dr. Tuttle and be sure this is right for you!

Holiday Recipes

Christmas Mocktail

Ingredients

  • ice
  • cranberry juice
  • apple cider or apple juice
  • orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • ginger ale
  • healthy tip: use organic juices and fruits
  • fun tip: add vodka 😉

From: https://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/christmas-mocktail/

Turkey Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 4 carrot (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 potatoes (chopped)
  • 1 can tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups turkey (cooked, chopped)
  • salt and pepper (optional, to taste)
  • Italian seasoning or oregano, basil or thyme (to taste, optional)

From: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/turkey-stew

Diabetes Care Tips

November is National Diabetes Month, and we want you to stay on top of your health by making sure you are checking in with the following diabetes care tips!  

  • Know your numbers! 
  • Blood glucose before meals: 80-130 mg/dL 
  • Blood glucose 2 hours after a meal: less than 180 mg/dL 
  • Hemoglobin A1c < 7.0%  

*Consult with your doctor to discuss if they have a more specific goal for your blood glucose numbers.  

  • Daily Checks 
  • Assess your feet for any cuts, sores, blisters, swelling or anything not typical for your skin or nails. 
  • Take medication as prescribed  
  • Make time for daily movement / exercise most days of the week, 30 minutes per day 
  • Choose foods that help support your health and keep your blood glucose in a healthy range. 
  • Every 6- months 
  • See your dentist for a Dental Exam and let them know you have diabetes 
  • Hemoglobin A1c test (some may need to check every 3-months until blood sugars are well managed on a consistent basis)  
  • Check-in with your doctor to assess your overall health and care plan. 
  • Every Year   
  • Have your eyes examined and inform the optometrist you have diabetes 
  • Have your cholesterol and kidney tests reviewed by the doctor to make sure your results are in a healthy range. 

Work with your doctor and dietitian to determine your individual medication and nutrition plan that will keep your blood sugar in a healthy range and promote overall good health.  

Contact Columbus Wellness Medicine for more information on seeing our dietician! 614-420-2063 

Bladder Health and Diabetes Tips

November is Bladder Health Month and National Diabetes Month

We offer the Votiva female rejuvenation:

  • Treats urinary incontinence
  • Rejuvenates the vaginal tissues for more comfortable sex

Book your first Votiva treatment by November 30th ,2021 and get the package of 3 treatments for only $1800!! (originally $2400) Call 614-420-2063 today to setup your consultation with Dr. Tuttle.

The following are great for bladder health:

  • Vitamin C
    • Citrus Fruits
    • Red and green peppers
    • Cauliflower
  • Vitamin D
    • Best way is sunlight
    • Dairy products
    • Supplements
  • Magnesium
    • Bananas
    • Avocados
    • Nuts

Adapted from SNAP-ed:

https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/nutrition-education/snap-ed-recipes/fall-recipes#recipe-2535

3 “Budget-Friendly Fall Recipes” Below:

FALL VEGGIE CASSEROLE

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium eggplant, cubed
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

  1. Remove the skin from the eggplant. Cut the eggplant into cubes.
  2. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
  3. Cut the green pepper in half. Remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.
  4. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  5. Cut the garlic into tiny pieces.
  6. Cook the first 8 ingredients in a large skillet until tender.
  7. Top with the Parmesan cheese and serve.

SPICY BAKED SQUASH

Ingredients

  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 9 teaspoons brown sugar (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat the baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Wash the squash. Cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 1/2 inch slices.
  4. Place the squash on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Melt the margarine on low heat in a small saucepan.
  6. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to the saucepan.
  7. Spread the margarine mix on the squash.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.

SWEET POTATO AND APPLE BAKE

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, drained (2 – 15 ounce cans; save 2 Tablespoons of the liquid)
  • 2 cups apples (peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces )
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar (2 Tablespoons, packed)
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or any other type)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (unsalted)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Put sweet potatoes in baking dish.
  3. Add apples.
  4. Pour 2 Tablespoons of the sweet potato liquid over the mixture.
  5. Mix brown sugar, nuts, flour, and melted butter together in a small bowl.
  6. Sprinkle over the top of the sweet potato/apple mix.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and bubbly.