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Healthy Recipe for June

Summer Peach & Avocado Salad with Red Onion and Lime
Recipe courtesy of the Stone Soup blog for Food & Nutrition Magazine, September 5, 2018
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:
    4 ripe peaches, sliced
    1 ripe Hass avocado, sliced
    ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
    ½ lime, sliced
    1/8 tsp kosher or sea salt
    1 tsp white wine vinegar
    Fresh mint leaves

Directions:
1.    Cut the peaches and avocados and arrange on a plate.
2.    Thinly slice red onions and sprinkle on top of peaches and avocado.
3.    Slice the lime and squeeze juice all over salad.
4.    Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with vinegar.
5.    Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Analysis (per serving, estimated using the USDA Food Database) –  Calories: 120, Total Fat: 5.6 grams, Saturated Fat:  0.8 grams, Sodium:  22 mg, Total Carbohydrate:  18 grams, Fiber:  4.7 grams, Protein:  2 grams

Do You Want to Lose Weight This Summer?

Nutrition:

If you are looking to lose weight, we are here for you to provide motivation, support, and encouragement. Did you know that your insurance may cover your visits with our Registered Dietitians/Certified Nutritionists, Dr. Julie Conner, Dr. Brian Conner and Colleen Wall? We accept most insurance plans except Medicaid, Husky and Medicare. We have office hours Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

If you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover nutrition counseling and you cannot afford the out-of-pocket fees, here are some alternatives that we offer:

Optavia (Meal Replacement Program)
• Our Optavia Website – www.healthyweighs.optavia.com
• 5+1 Plan – Five products plus one Lean & Green Meal (serving of lean protein plus three servings of nonstarchy vegetables).
• If you click on the top link called ‘Shop’ then ‘Shop All,’ you can view the entire product line.
• Dr. Brian Conner, CNS, CDN, DC, CKTP, IFMCP (our chiropractor and nutritionist), can place your first order. Just call us to schedule an appointment.

Isagenix (Meal Replacement Program)
• Our Isagenix website – http://healthyweighs.isagenix.com/
• Meal shakes and meal bars, three snacks (whey thins, fiber bars, slim cakes), one low calorie meal on your own.
• Dr. Brian Conner, CNS, CDN, DC, CKTP, IFMCP, can place your first order if you want to order it wholesale.

Chiropractic:

Chiropractic treatments with Dr. Brian Conner, DC, CKTP, CNS, CDN, IFMCP, may be able to supplement your weight loss goals by helping your body get rid of the weight faster under safe circumstances. By getting regular chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Brian, your spine may be relieved of pressure that could be causing subluxations or dysfunctions of the spine. With these subluxations removed, then exercise may become easier and your weight loss plan will become more effective. Working out without any pain should enable longer, more intense workouts that have the ability to burn more calories, which should contribute to greater weight loss.

Chiropractic adjustments may in and of themselves give your muscles a tone up. Adjustments may also be beneficial after you complete your workout by allowing your muscles to relax, which might help them get ready for your next workout session. During this time, Dr. Brian might be able to spot potential injuries, which may help fix certain ailments before they turn into an issue that might hinder your weight loss.

Because Dr. Brian is also a nutritionist, his office is one stop shopping!

Acupuncture:

Have you ever considered Acupuncture for weight loss? Chris Chapleau, DAc, LAc, Dipl Ac, MHPS, MAc, CES, CKPM is here to help.

Here are some of the ways in which acupuncture may help you lose weight:
• May affect your hormones
• Promotes healthy digestion
• Relieve stress
• Reduce cravings
• Lead to better sleep
• Boost your energy

Personal Training:

When you are just starting out with an exercise program or you aren’t seeing results with your current routine, our personal trainer, Steve Troiano, NASM, CPT, CES, can give you the help you need.

There are several reasons people work with trainers. Some people want an individualized program, so they can lose weight or get in shape, while others simply need to be held accountable for their workouts. Wherever you are on your exercise journey, Steve may be just what you need to finally reach your fitness and weight loss goals.

Steve is offering a 25% discount for the month of June. Please see attached flyer for details.

Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery:

Our Consulting Hypnotist and Guided Imagery Master, Susana Burns, can also help with weight loss. Research has shown many benefits of how Hypnosis and Imagery can help people to improve their quality of life by changing habits, focusing on wellness and healing, reducing pain, minimizing the need for medication and recovery time, reducing stress, controlling cravings and much more.

Please call 203-775-1819 to set up an appointment with any of our practitioners.

A Chemical Free Home

Throughout our center, we diffuse and clean with Young Living Thieves essential oil blend. Thieves oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves from the black plaque with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus radiate. Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly our most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

If you would like to find out more about using essential oils in your home, please contact Dr. Brian. We carry an assortment of Young Living Essential Oils in our store. You can also go on Young Living website at www.youngliving.com and sign up for your own account using the distributor code: Sponsor # 2326428. If you have any questions, please call us at 203-775-1819.

Congrats Susana Burns!

The seminar also surveyed issues relating to death and appropriate therapeutic interventions and covered:
•    Overview of common immune disorders and their mechanisms: HIV/AIDS, Cancer, MS, ALS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Diabetes, Alopecia
•    Symptom Management: stress management, sleep enhancement, pain control, psychodynamics imagery and metaphor
•    Thanatos Therapy: Resolving the impact of death dynamics and diagnosis trauma

Susana also received a certification in Breathwork called 13 Breaths to Freedom. This was an introduction to several different styles of conscious breathing exercises for health and self-knowledge. She has already begun to apply it in practice with her clients, as it helps create a well-rounded foundation of self-love and a goal of helping clients truly understand and accept themselves by focusing on positives, releasing negatives and connecting to the present moment. 

Susana was also invited to speak at the Therapeutic Imagery Masters Spring Ceremony to discuss how she uses her training in Hypnotherapy and Imagery in this setting to help clients with various needs.