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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Superfood Saturday- Cherry Oatmeal Pancakes

"The secret to success is to start from scratch and just keep scratching."-  Dennis Green

Cherry Oatmeal Pancakes
1 ½ cups milk
2 large eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 Cup whole wheat flour
2 Teaspoons baking powder
½ Teaspoon soda
½ Teaspoon salt
½ Cup ground flax seed
¾ Cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup tart cherries

Combine all dry ingredients, combine milk, eggs and oil. Make well in center of dry ingredients.  Add milk mixture.  Mix until just blended.  Fold in Cherries.
Add tablespoon oil to frying pan. Pour ¼ cup batter into pan once hot.  Cook until bubbles form and burst. Flip and brown until done.  Heat oven to 350 F and place cookie sheet in oven. As pancakes are down, place on pan in oven.

Top with bananas and blueberries. Add a drizzle of maple syrup.

Health Benefits of Tart Cherries

  • Cherries boost antioxidant activity in the body for up to  12 hours.
  • They are a high source of melatonin that regulates the body's internal clock and sleep wake cycles.
  • Are a good source of anthocyanin which reduce inflammation, especially important for endurance athletes.


Chris Wodke National Duathlon Championship 2013

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 142 members in 28 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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