Pad Thai

Ingredients Sauce 1 cup light coconut milk 1/4 cup ketchup (organic) 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons soy sauce Noodles and Stir Fry Ingredients 12 ounces Asian noodles 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced 1 stalk lemongrass (thirds and bruised) 4 -6 scallions (thinly sliced) 1…

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A Guide to the Most Common Types of Facial Pain

Myofascial Pain…Muscle related pain Some of the most common symptoms of TMD are muscle pain and jaw dysfunction. The most common causes of muscular related pain are:     Bruxism: For many patients bruxism is mild and requires little treatment. Cases that  involve severe grinding and clenching can lead to long term TMD problems such…

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Why I Chose Juicing for My TMJ Disorder

 Having TMJ disorder has really limited my ability to eat fresh things so I decided a few months ago that I wanted to get creative, do something  more than just a blender to get my veggies/fruits in.  I looked into juicing and was really happy with the things I read. Here are my top 5…

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Top 21 Things To Do While Recovering From TMJ Surgery

  Take Care of Yourself 1. Keep a pain journal. We have a free download for one in our Toolbox (enter your name & email to the right and you’ll get access to it). 2. Get some fresh air everyday. 3. Yoga is great for your sense of well being 4. If you have a…

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It’s a Smoothie Kind of Day!

Chocolate Coffee 1 cup coffee 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup chocolate pudding 1/4 cup ice Blend until smooth.  Serve hot or cold     Orange cream smoothie 1 cup milk 1/2 cup orange sherbet 1 package vanilla carnation instant breakfast Blend until smooth Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie 2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt 3/4…

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Interview With Kristen

Stacy:  Hi Kristen, why don’t you start off by telling us a little about yourself Kristen: I’m 30yrs old, I’ve been married for 11yrs and we have 2 amazing children. Right now my hobbies are gardening, reading, cooking with my husband and traveling. Right now we live in Germany and I feel very grateful for…

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TMD Road Rules……Driving Comfortably

  A special thanks to Jennifer for writing this for us!  Driving is something that’s hard to avoid. Whether it’s a daily work commute, a summer vacation, or traveling to visit family at the holidays, you probably drive at some point. However, driving can mean lots of jaw, muscle, and back pain for many people.…

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One of Our Members Tells Her TMJ Total Joint Replacement Story

  We received this letter from one of our members and wanted to share it with you.  Please note that not everyone is going to have the same results, but we felt that in light of the fact that we are getting so many questions about joint replacement that it was very important for you…

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Absorb Plus Protein Powder Review

  Absorb Plus is a brand of whey protein powder available in several flavors (vanilla,chocolate, and berry). The difference in this product from other protein powders is that it is very easy on the digestive system. It is made of predigested nutrients, which requires very little effort from your body in order to get the…

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An Interview with Lorelei, a Surgical Patient: TMJ Arthrocentesis, Arthroscopy, & Arthroplasty

This is an interview conducted on the phone by Stacy, the Founder of TMJ Hope, with Lorelei, a TMJ Hope community member that has had several TMJ surgeries. It’s an amazing read, and has some incredible tips and insights that could really help you if you’re facing any sort of treatments (surgical or not).  Stacy:…

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