Cass Regional Medical Center | Wellness Matters | Fall 2017

Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other oil, like olive or walnut oil) 1 cup raw pecan halves 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 ⁄ 8 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄ 4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt (or regular salt) 1 ⁄ 8 teaspoon cayenne Directions w w Preheat oven to 325 degrees. w w Grease pan lightly with oil. w w In medium bowl, combine all other ingredients. w w Spread pecans evenly on baking sheet. w w Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. w w Remove sheet from oven and transfer pecans to a platter or plate. w w Cool for 30 minutes before eating. Nutrition information Serving size: 1/4 cup. Amount per serving: 194 calories, 19g total fat (1g saturated fat), 7g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 3g dietary fiber, 146mg sodium. Source: American Institute for Cancer Research Maple cayenne pecans MacLeod puts his experience as a patient to work in his approach to therapy. “I like to put myself in the patient’s shoes,” he said. “What exactly are they feeling? Why are they feeling it? What can or can’t they do and why? What are their expectations? And what can I do about it? If I can answer these questions well enough, it helps create a good plan for what we need to do in regard to therapy.” A whole new side MacLeod has a strong interest in concussion management in athletes, as well as sports medicine. “I have always been on the athlete’s side of sports medicine, especially with my shoulder injuries,” he said. “Being able to be on the other side and helping athletes return to their sport, like I had help, is one way I want to give back.” Being part of the team that helped him recover from his surgery years ago has given him a whole new perspective. “When I was in rehab they were always nice, but I only saw them maybe an hour or two a week. Now, I get to spend all day with them for five days a week, and they are the exact same people,” MacLeod said. “They are sincere individuals, and it feels like working with a family that has opened their arms and home to you. I feel so honored to be working at not only a really nice facility but with a great group of people.” Full circle —Continued from front page 2800 E. Rock Haven Road Harrisonville, MO 64701 816-380-3474 DATE: 9/30/2014 Standard CLIENT: Cass Regional Medical Center U.S. Postage PAID CCI JOB NO.: CMM30770 Cass Regional Medical Center COPY IN: 9/25/2014 6 steps aging well to Page 4