This month’s client story is about a recent client who has come leaps and bounds!
Genetically engineered human beings…is this what our future has in store?
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This month we’re just dreaming of a warm paradise somewhere…try our Baked Coconut Chicken with Strawberry and Mango Salsa!
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Let’s Talk Health – Is genetically engineering of humans inevitable?
Recipe of the Month – Baked Coconut Chicken with Strawberry and Mango Salsa
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“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it”
This month’s interview is about Adrian, who has been attending sessions here at horehealth since March this year. Adrian originally came in with a long history of lower back and right hip pain, which he has had for years, but had been worsening in the last few months, affecting his work and daily activities. He was then referred to come and see Amir from a friend of his who has had success with his own problems courtesy of corehealth.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
My name is Adrian, I am a proud father of my gorgeous boys, Curtis 7 and Jenson 10 months, I have been married to my wife Sharon for 11 years this August.
I am 42 years old and I am a first fix carpenter building domestic housing for numerous building companies in Adelaide.
How did you hear about core health and why did you decide to start coming here?
I was referred to corehealth by a good friend who was a previous client of corehealth. I decided to try corehealth as I suffer from serious back and hip injuries and pain and I wasn’t getting anywhere with anotherother forms of treatment. I needed something different and I was told Amir would tell me up front if I could be helped or not.
What was your first impression of Amir during that first initial consultation?
I was told what I would be up for with Amir and my first impression was great because Amir doesn’t pull any punches and doesn’t dance around the issue. At the same time I was not promised miracles rather guarantees for hard work.
How have you been finding your sessions – don’t be shy, tell us the truth!
As first I wasn’t sure how successful this kind of treatmentmanagement was going to be but I now know the process starts off slow to train your body. I enjoy coming to my sessions every week, the staff are very welcoming and always happy which makes my sessions enjoyable.
What change have you noticed the most after 4 months of being at corehealth?
I have noticed less referral pain to my hips and that I am moving around the job sites much easier and therefore completing my jobs quicker. I have more energy to work faster and more efficient and as such my back is appears to be grateful.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my family, heading to the river and skiing with friends, visiting my in-laws beach house at Encounter Bay and watching my son play soccer and footy.
What do you want to achieve as your long term goal here at corehealth?
I would like to achieve the knowledge to be able to maintain my core strength to help support my back for the rest of my life.
– Written by Michelle Lee
Is genetically engineering of humans inevitable?
It’s stuff from science-fiction but it might not be so far off. The recently discovered gene-editing tool CRISPR has been taken from bacteria and researchers have had a field day using it to study all sorts of alterations to DNA within live cell models. They’ve already managed to edit HIV out of many cells and they will continue to work on other diseases that like to hang out in our DNA. There is also work on improving the DNA of cells – making super-immune cells that could eliminate cancer cells, or editing gene mutations that cause genetic diseases such as Huntington’s. These applications are all still in their infancy, as we need to make sure that the editing we are doing doesn’t create unforseen problems (the current versions are still occasionally cutting the DNA at the wrong site).
Then there are the more controversial aspects like “designer babies”: editing embryo genomes for more desirable traits in the next generation, it is easy to see how this creates an untold amount of ethical issues, but many researchers feel that at least some genetic “designing” it is a foregone conclusion. When the first techniques are validated for eliminating life-altering conditions, it is likely to be deemed ethically wrong to NOT use the genetic engineering, as it condemns the child to preventable suffering. From there, like any new technology, it becomes gradually more normalised, possibly leading to the gradual acceptance of genetic modification for improvements, not only disease prevention. And from there the sky may be the limit: vanity traits could be changed, we could enhance our metabolism so we never get fat, improve our brainpower, steal some DNA from animals; night-vision anyone? We may even reverse the aging process.
This is all far into the future, it will take decades just to get the preliminary stages off the ground but the wheels are in motion.
What is important currently is the potential for the small break-throughs in the coming years that will strengthen our fight against cancer, edit the malaria out of mosquitos, make our food more nutritious, kill off a weed population that is plaguing farmers. Along with the research there are as many people working on updating the rules and regulations to make sure we don’t get too ahead of ourselves. So here’s hoping we can get control of this exciting potential and use it for good (i.e. lightning-fast chocolate metabolism) and not armies of super-soldiers.
– Written by Steph Folley
Our new Physio!
We would like to welcome a new physiotherapist to the corehealth Physiotherapy & Pilates family! Hila grew up in Sydney and lived there for 8 years, until her family decided to move to Israel. After completing high school, Hila returned to Australia and New Zealand for a gap year prior to completing her Physiotherapy university degree in Israel. The time she spent travelling and hiking around Australia and New Zealand was when she realised that she would actually like to live here one day. And so, Hila and her husband decided to take the plunge and move to Adelaide for a fresh start after hearing all the good things that South Australia has to offer. Her hobbies include long distance running, hiking and reading plenty of books. She is very excited to be working here, and we warmly welcome here to our corehealth family!
Baked Coconut Chicken with Strawberry & Mango Salsa
Try this tropical and delicious coconut panko crumbed chicken with a sweet salsa!
Vegetable cooking spray
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup cornstarch
1½ tsp. garlic powder
2 large eggs
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. paprika
¾ cup Finely chopped strawberries
¾ cup finely chopped mango
½ cup finely chopped shallot
2 tbsp. Chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. hot pepper jelly
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set an oven-proof wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
2. Cut chicken into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick strips. Season with salt and pepper. Stir together cornstarch and garlic in a shallow dish. Place egg in a second shallow dish. Stir together coconut, breadcrumbs, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a third shallow dish.
3. Working one piece at a time, dip chicken in cornstarch mixture, then in the egg mixture, then in coconut mixture, pressing gently to help adhere. Transfer to the greased rack. Spray chicken with cooking spray until well coated.
4. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 10 to 20 minutes.
5. For the salsa, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
6.Serve the chicken with the salsa and lime wedges.
– Suggested by Marissa Carter