Nutritional Nugget: Pecan

by Melissa Vertosick

A popular tree nut from the hickory tree and is native to North America and Mexico. 

  • A serving is 1 ounce, about 18 pecan halves.
  • 1 serving has 196 calories
  • 70% of the pecan is fat

Are considered a food that helps lower cholesterol and supports heart health

  • What benefits do you get by adding Pecans to your diet?
  • Monounsaturated fat- oleic acid 
  • Fiber to support your digestive system and coronary health
  • Magnesium- an anti-inflammatory mineral
  • Contains antioxidants like Vitamin E
  • A 1oz. serving has 2.6 grams of protein

How to add it into your diet?

  • Top your salad with them
  • Top your oats, quinoa, or brown rice with them
  • As part of a trail mix
  • Add into your homemade baked goods
  • Have a serving as a snack with an apple

This food can be purchased at the Z’Harmony Wellness Store for your convenience.

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

Appointments now open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make appointment at front desk by calling 724.468.3999. Visit the S’eclairer website at www.seclairer.com

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com

Beauty of Wisdom

by Ruthann Valentine

Our everyday lives are full of stress and noise!  Rumi, an ancient Persian Mystic, invites us to "stop the noise" and experience the Beauty of Silence:

Deafened by the voice of desire
you are unaware of the Beloved
who lives in the core of your heart
    Stop the noise,
and you will hear His voice
    in the Silence.
   (Rumi)

Experience the Beauty of Silence during our Silent Retreat at S'eclairer on March 14, 2015.  Come and enjoy mindfulness, udu drumming, crystal bowls, guided imagery, mystical dance and the ritual of wisdom.  Collectively, we will celebrate our inner beauty through the pathway of Silence!

Ruthann Valentine, PhD; PMHCNS-BC

Stop the Noise” & Experience the Wisdom of Silence
March 14, 2015; 9:30am to 3:30pm
Flyer * Facebook * Google+

Educational Grand Rounds: We Are Spock

by Michael Sorg

With the passing of Leonard Nimoy this past week, we look at the lessons of his most well known character in Mr Spock.  What can we learn from this character that learned to deal with the concepts of logic and humanity, and how does that relate to our lives today still?  

Want an audio version?  Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunesSpreaker, or iHeartRadio

Follow the Educational Grand Rounds Playlist on Youtube

 Want to join us for the live discussion?  Check out our Social Media in the noon hour every Monday as we sit down on Google Hangout OnAir!  Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Google+ to get updated with the link when we start!  

The following is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The content should not be used for self-diagnosis, or treatment of any health-related condition.  As always, seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical or mental health condition.  Opinions expressed are the personal opinions and do not represent S’eclairer Behavioral Therapy.

Nutritional Nugget: Cardamom

by Melissa Vertosick

Green (or true) Cardamom is grown mostly in India. Other varieties are also found throughout Asia. It is often called the Queen of Spices.

What benefits do you get by adding dates to your diet?

  • The seeds are a source of 
    • Niacin
    • Riboflavin
    • thiamine 
    • Vitamins A & C 
    • sodium 
    • potassium
    • calcium 
    • copper 
    • iron
    • manganese
    • magnesium
    • phosphorous
    • zinc
  • The aroma can increase appetite 
  • Helps to ease digestive discomfort
  • Traditionally have been used to ease depression
  • Can help support cardiovascular health
  • Has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties

How to add it into your diet?

  • Add several pods into your brown rice or other whole grain
  • Use it curries
  • Add into baked goods
  • Use it in tea

This food can be purchased at the Z’Harmony Wellness Store for your convenience.

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

Appointments now open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make appointment at front desk by calling 724.468.3999. Visit the S’eclairer website at www.seclairer.com

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com

Educational Grand Rounds: Environmental Impact of Bottled Water

by Michael Sorg

Discuss our new recycling program that has kicked off at S'eclairer! Just how much do plastic water bottles effect our environment?  Is it better than what you have coming from the tap? 

Download the slides here!

Audio Only

Want an audio version?  Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunesSpreaker, or iHeartRadio

Follow the Educational Grand Rounds Playlist on Youtube

 Want to join us for the live discussion?  Check out our Social Media in the noon hour every Monday as we sit down on Google Hangout OnAir!  Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Google+ to get updated with the link when we start!  

The following is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The content should not be used for self-diagnosis, or treatment of any health-related condition.  As always, seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical or mental health condition.  Opinions expressed are the personal opinions and do not represent S’eclairer Behavioral Therapy.

Nutritional Nugget: Date

by Melissa Vertosick

This is the fruit is grown in India, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco and points in between. It has been cultivated since 6000 B.C. and is enjoyed fresh or dried.

What benefits do you get by adding dates to your diet?

  • Potassium
    • This mineral helps regulate blood pressure, maintain intracellular fluid balance, and converting glucose into usable energy

  • Magnesium
    • This anti-inflammatory mineral supports prevention of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and reduces blood pressure

  • Fiber
    • High in soluble fiber to help with maintaining healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels, eliminating constipation and supporting digestion

  • Sugar
    • Dates are 70-80% sugar by weight and most of the sugar is glucose and fructose

  • B Vitamins
    • Contains B5 (pantothenic acid) which can help with stress and anxiety

    • B3 (niacin)- helps with metabolism and with lowering cholesterol

How to add it into your diet?

  • As a snack or in baked goods
  • In a smoothie
  • In Granola or muesli as part of your morning breakfast

This food can be purchased at the Z’Harmony Wellness Store for your convenience.

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

Appointments now open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make appointment at front desk by calling 724.468.3999. Visit the S’eclairer website at www.seclairer.com

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com