Nutritional Nugget: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10)

by Melissa Vertosick

A natural antioxidant found in every cell of the body.

  • Increases energy in cells as part of the metabolic chemical reactions
  • Supports the heart and cardiovascular system
  • Fat-soluble

There is no official daily value recommended. If you are taking statins then you may want to consider increasing the amount you consume since statins can block absorption of this antioxidant. Your body also makes this in its cells, but your ability to do so may lessen as you age.

Good sources: 

  • Beans
  • Peanuts 
  • Dark Green Vegetables
  • Sesame Oil 
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

• Whole Grains

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

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Educational Grand Rounds: Acupuncture with Sarah Heibs

by Michael Sorg

Today, we talk with Sarah Heibs of Life Balance Acupuncture to talk about the origins of acupuncture, the comparison with tattoos, helping with emotional disorders, stress, and more.

Find out more about Sarah and Acupuncture at http://www.lifebalanceacu.com/

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S'eclairer at "What's On Your Plate " Expo at Robert Morris University.

by Michael Sorg

This past weekend, James Ellermeyer, and Melissa Vertosick represented S'eclairer at the amazing "What's On Your Plate?" Healthy Foods & Wellness Expo at the Sewall Center at Robert Morris University.   It was a great day of sharing and discovering great healthy foods.  

Both sat down with Sven Hosford, who was doing Pop Up Podcasting for the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine to talk about what they're doing at S'eclairer and impressions on the event! 

Be Mindful: Taking Time for Your Health

by Ruthann Valentine

Summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air. In this period of transition, it is the perfect time for you to recommit to your health and well-being. Take the first mindful step! Recommit to self-acceptance and self-care!

 "We want you to take care of yourself!"

 (Matt Stonchcomb)

 "The goal should be for you to feel good

 and maintain good health."

 (Jordin Sparks)

 Enjoy your health and well-being! It is your gift!

Nutritional Nugget: Silicon

by Melissa Vertosick

A mineral that is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust after oxygen.

What does silicon do in your body?

  • Increases bone strength by promoting bone formation
  • Has a role in collagen formation
  • Strengthens connective tissues
  • Beneficial for hair, skin, and nails
  • Increases benefits of Vitamin D, glucosomine, and calcium

There is no RDA for silicon but in reference to osteoporosis, it is recommended to have 40mg/daily. The research is supportive of obtaining silicon through food sources rather than supplemental.

Plants are great sources of silicon. They absorb the orthosilicic acid from the earth and convert it. Our bodies need to convert it back to orthosilicic acid to absorb it.

Good food sources for silicon:

  • Oats (and other whole grains)
  • Apples
  • Cabbage (raw)
  • Peanuts
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Cucumber
  • Pumpkin
  • Honey
  • Almonds
  • Oranges

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