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In This Issue
Meal Planning
Success Tips
Hormone Regulation
Spring Sowing
Life Saving Fitness
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I'm an eater. I like to eat. I need to eat. I plan to eat every few hours. My biggest obstacle is cooking! Kinda funny for someone who likes to eat, but it's true. On Sundays I  try to cook a few meals ahead of time so that I can quickly have something to grab from the fridge during the week. I"ll eat the same thing all week if it means that I only have to cook once! For most people, that's not the case. Planning meals can be a chore, but it's also a plan for success. Check out this article on the advantages/disadvantages of meal planning and then how to make a meal plan that works for YOU. Totally customizable to ensure personal success!


Ever think about ants? Me neither! Not until I moved down south and discovered FIRE ants! Then it was a MUST to think about them - they were all over! They do that - ants. They are all over, all the time. It's like they never quit! They are always doing something, carrying something on their backs, building an ant hill, or just THERE! Ants are survivors! You know why? Because they have an 4-part process to success! Yes, it might be "ant success", but Jim Rohn has coined this action of ants as the "Ant Philosophy". 

The Ant Philosophy is a plan for success. Think about it for a minute. They never give up. No matter how many times you squish their little ant hill, they build it again. No matter how many times you flick them away from your food, they come back. They will go over, under, and around anything in their way to get where they are supposed to be! They are always looking ahead. In the summer, they are storing up for winter. They stay positive. In the winter, under the ground, they are thinking that this won't last long - summer is coming. They look forward to the summer. They do all they can do. In the summer they will gather all they can and do all they can to prepare and store for winter. Ants are the workhouse insects that we don't think much about. They are survivors! Just like you!

Did you know that ants  can lift 20x their body weight?  In relation to a human, ants can run as fast as a race horse!  Ants have two stomachs, one to hold food for themselves and one to share with others. How cool is that?  If a worker ant has found a good source for food, it leaves a trail of scent so that the other ants in the colony can find it. They do whatever needs to be done to get the job done! Just like you!

The Ant Philosophy can be applied to every day life. If you never give up, always look ahead, stay positive, and do all that you can do - you will succeed at life! I know you all have an ant inside of you! 

Find your inner ant and never give up, always look ahead, stay positive, and do all that you can do!


As a middle-aged women going through peri-menopause and crazy hormone shifts, I can vouch for the balancing effect of acupuncture on my hormones. As a practitioner, I see women often for hormonal regulation. Acupuncture can help regulate hormones, boost fertility, and decrease symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. Click HERE to read the full article and to learn more about how acupuncture can help regulate hormones and balance your quality of life!


While the ground here is still covered with feet of snow, I do ha ve hope that others of you can plant in your ground!  Hudson Valley Seed Co describes six tender crops that you can sow in the spring for a solanaceous summer. Michael is the "green thumb" in the family. He's been working on our compost pile for a year now so I'm excited to see what he plants with the rich soil!  Click  HERE to read the full article.


Last year I met this Milwaukee Firefighter named  Jordan Ponder . I had seen him a lot in the sandbag videos with Josh and then I met him in Providence. He, too, was enjoying the Functional Training Summit! Jordan has implemented a dynamic performance training program for the city of Milwaukee firefighters and has saved them over $1.3 million in medical/injury claims! That is serious savings!! Know what he does with them? He uses the Ultimate Sandbag! Know why? Because the resistance inside the bag (the sand) is variable - it moves around, just like a body! This is real world training for real world life savers! Check out the video!


  • 1 lb grass fed lean ground beef
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning 
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 2-3 fresh Boston, Bib or Romaine lettuce leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Form beef into small meat patties and press into flat into muffin tin.
  3. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or to desired doneness. 
  4. While burger patties are baking, slice sweet potatoes into discs. 
  5. Place discs in a bowl and coat with coconut oil and cajun seasoning. 
  6. Line discs on a baking sheet and place in oven for approximately 25 minutes, turning over mid way through. 
  7. Once patties and sweet potatoes are done, assemble by stacking sweet potato, beef patty, lettuce, avocado slice, tomato slice, sweet potato.  
  8. Serve and enjoy! 
Makes approximately 6 sweet potato sliders. 

  • There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. 
  • Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
  • About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
  • Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930's.
  • Honey never spoils.
  • About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
  • A hard-boiled egg will spin, but a soft-boiled egg will not.
  • Avocados are poisonous to birds.
  • Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.
  • If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
  • Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance.
  • For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
  • You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult you only have 206.
  • Just like fingerprints, everyone has different tongue prints.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat. 
Thank you!
Thank you for continuing to support me and Prescriptive Health.  It means alot to me that health and wellness are valued and strived for.  I try to live every day with the values and habits that I instill in my practice.  Thank you for sharing in my quest for a healthy lifestyle.
Tanya Miszko Kefer, Ed.D., L.Ac., CSCS
(845) 659-6133

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