We Have Moved Locations!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Carolyn McGaughey, ND, of Foundations Family Wellness, and Dr. Ryan McGaughey, DC, of McGaughey Chiropractic have joined forces and are now operating under the same roof in a brand new location in Atascadero!
Our new location is in the Brickyard Building on the corner of Morro Road and Atascadero Avenue: 7105 Morro Road.  We are located at the west end of the building next to Yoga Flirt.
Now with two doctors under one roof, this means that our services have expanded to be able to further address your important health care needs.

“Potatoes, Yams, and Sweet Potatoes: Good, Bad, or…?”

“Potatoes, Yams, and Sweet Potatoes:
Good, Bad, or…?”
By Dr. Carolyn McGaughey, N.D.
Fall is upon us, which means root vegetable season is also soon to be here…
…and what a soul-comforting feeling it is to fill our families’ bellies on a cool fall or winter night with oven-roasted yams, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and more.

Recommended Books

I frequently am asked by my patients what books I recommend people read or purchase to help guide their food choices and health decisions.
Here is an abbreviated list that I will add to:
1) Food That Grows, by Tanda Cook, ND, and Sara Marshall, ND: a fantastic cookbook for gluten and dairy free foods from the heart of the Earth.
2) Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. A great book supported by the Weston Price Foundation without the influence of 'diet dictocracts" as she says.

Nourishing Your Heart

The following article was featured in the Atascadero News in the Healthy Living section on February 20th, 2012:

Nourishing Your Heart
By Dr. Carolyn McGaughey,
Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)

Spicy Thai Turkey Soup

I meant to post this recipe right after Thanksgiving, but it's good anytime of year, too! Especially when you need a little spice on a cool winter night.
Spicy Thai Turkey Soup:
Serves 4-6
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or turkey stock)
1 cup water
2 stalks lemongrass, ends cut, leaves bruised (alternative: 4 green onion stocks sliced into 2” pieces)
2 quarter-size thick slices fresh ginger bruised with side of knife
(optional to chop or grate the ginger)

Gluten-Free Double Bean Falafels

Falafels are a super easy meal to make and use ingredients typically already on your shelf. You can really use any beans you like (garbanzo are typical).
Be patient and attentive during the frying process as they can get overdone quickly, but you want them a nice, deep golden brown to have that delicious crunch and to cook the ingredients all the way through.
Serve these lovelies with the optional sauces listed below on a nice green salad with feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and fresh basil with a balsamic dressing.

Cold Weather Beef Stew

The change of the seasons from summer to fall means it's time to start breaking out the Dutch ovens and Crockpots to make those great nourishing one-pot meals that will fill your family's tummies and warm their hearts without breaking the bank. The great thing about soups and stews is that these meals make it easy to eat produce that is in season and they contain lots of immune-supporting ingredients in them, as well.

Here is a recipe for beef stew I made that was a modification of Martha Stewart's version.


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Choices, Healthy Environment

Every day we make choices about the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the places we go. In a world of convenience, we are also presented with a multitude of choices in the products and goods to buy that can help us keep our households and yards looking sparkly clean and free of pests, or that make our skin look blemish and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, the ingredients in these products, while they may be effective in the action they are purported to perform, can actually be very detrimental to our health.


Strengthening Your Immune System for the Fall and Winter

Ahhh.... the smell of fall is in the air... The days are gradually getting shorter while the shadows are slowly getting longer. The air is filled with the chatter of kids and the shuffling papers as teachers hand out the homework assignments that will fill the after-school hours along with all the other extracurricular activities of the fall season, including sports, music lessons, and other fun events. The busyness of fall is an exciting and often welcome change from the dog days of summer.


Gluten-free sources on the web! (updated)

It's Gluten-Free!    An excellent resource for meal planning for families with Gluten-free needs Great gluten-free, Elimination and Anti-inflammatory Diet- focused website. Tons of recipes! Check out the archives for some great GF recipes.