Pumpkin Week Day One – Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Welcome to the first recipe of Pumpkin Week! 🙂 Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons brown sugar 4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons white sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar…

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What's Next for TMJ Hope? – October & November

You may have wondered why it has been a little quiet around these parts lately…. well, that’s because we’ve been working REALLY hard creating new things for you. First up, as you can see, is Pumpkin Week! The return of pumpkin every year signifies the beginning of my favorite time of year. It’s starting to…

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Tip Tuesday – Ergonomics Part Two – Keyboard Tips

Last week, we started a new series on ergonomics as they relate to TMJ disorder. Last Tuesday’s tip was about the mouse, and how to place your hand to minimize strain on the rest of your body. We’re continuing this week with keyboard tips. Your keyboard should be right in front of you, set at…

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TMJ Friendly Dessert – Chocolate Eclair Cake

Thanks to Lorelei for contributing the recipe for this quick & easy treat! I can envision lots of tweaks to this recipe, too… You could make homemade pudding and frosting… you could even add your favorite fruit (bananas, strawberries, cherries?). Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package graham crackers 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix…

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TMJ Tip of the Day: Mouse Ergonomics

Do you spend a lot of time at the computer? If you’re anything like me and most TMJ disorder patients out there, the majority of your day is spent using your keyboard and mouse! One of the most overlooked things that can contribute to TMJ pain is ergonomics. Ergonomics is the science of designing jobs,…

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TMJ Friendly Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients 2 cans chicken  (I know this sounds gross, but it really works. We get the chicken for this recipe from Trader Joe’s, & it’s great.) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 cup water 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning 1 can (32 ounces) V8 juice 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa (I use fresh salsa from the…

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10 TMJ Disorder Tips from a Physical Therapist

Editor’s note: I’m excited to bring you our first guest post on TMJ Hope. We’re always looking for interested patients, professionals, and others to tell their stories. If you would like to guest post on TMJ Hope, please contact me! Without further ado…. our first guest! Cynthia is an experienced physical therapist, and author of…

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TMJ Friendly Labor Day Menu

With Labor Day on Monday, I know many of you will be having parties and cookouts. Often, the food isn’t very jaw pain friendly, and I end up just having a drink or some potato salad. That doesn’t have to be the case, though! Here are some recipes you can cook that everyone will love,…

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Who is TMJ Hope?

I thought it was time that I formally introduce myself. I’m sure that you’ve all wondered… who is TMJ Hope? What follows is part of the story of how TMJ Hope came into existence. I hope over the next few months, together we can turn TMJ Hope into what so many of us have always…

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What's New in TMJ Disorder and Pain Research?

Here’s a list of studies and research related to TMJ disorder that has been published since our last update about the OPPERA study. Orthodontics for treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders – July 2010 – The Cochrane Collaboration – This was a review of the existing studies, trying to establish if braces reduced symptoms in patients…

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