Nutritional Nugget: Basil

by Melissa Vertosick

There are 64 species of this aromatic herb. It is often used in fresh or dried form. Originally native to India, Asia, and Africa; it is easy to grow on your windowsill or porch.

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

  • Flavonoids that can protect cellular structures from damage
  • Anti-bacterial properties in the volatile oils
  • Using the essential oil from its leaves can stop several bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • A good source of Vitamin A, protecting cells from free radical damage
  • A good source of Magnesium
  • An excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting

How to add it into your diet?

  • Make into pesto
  • Add leaves into your morning omelet
  • Add to your pasta dishes
  • Chop it up and make your own salad dressing
  • Use in your salads
  • Top a sandwich with it rather than or in addition to lettuce
  • Add into a vegetable stirfry
  • Stir into tomato soup

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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From Awakening to Spring!

by Ruthann Valentine

For our body, eating greens promote a healthy immune system, liver, and colon.  Try sautéing garlic and spinach in olive oil!  Enjoy the taste and experience inner health and well-being!

Spring-cleaning our mind can be fun!  Practice turning your mind away from negativity to thoughts of peace, love, and understanding.  In the end, you may find "sweetness" running through your relationships.  This organic "sweetness" cultivates an interconnecting garden of love!  When this happens,  we are awakening to the heart of spring,  renewed growth in our life together!

From April 2015 Newsletter.  Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here.

Educational Grand Rounds: Nancy Fitzgerald Part 2

by Michael Sorg

Nancy Fitzgerald talks with us about using A Course in Miracles and interpreting it to her scientific sensibilities, holding yourself in a higher light as you listen to others, being a positive influents,  interpreting the process to a different practice, accepting the person and their truth, learning to enjoy life again, how can one expand and learn more about A Course in Miracles in sessions and book form, forgiveness, humility, ego, where she is in her life with A Course in Miracles and teaching, and more!

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Nutritional Nugget: Cinnamon

by Melissa Vertosick
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There are two popular types of cinnamon- Ceylon (or “true”) cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon. Generally the ground spice found at the grocery store is a combination of the two. Cinnamon is the bark of the cinnamon tree and you can find it dried or powdered.

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

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial due to its essential oils having properties that stop bacteria and fungi from growing
  • May help reduce blood sugar spikes by slowing down how fast your stomach empties after eating
  • May help to stimulate your cells insulin receptors
  • Smelling cinnamon can help boost your brain and attention
  • Can help to settle your stomach
  • It is a natural, caffeine-free stimulant

How to add it into your diet?

  • Add it to rice dishes
  • Add it to curries
  • Use it in hot beverages- teas, cocoas, and coffees
  • Top your morning oatmeal with it
  • Sprinkle it on berries

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

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Educational Grand Rounds: Nancy Fitzgerald Part 1

by Michael Sorg

Nancy Fitzgerald  joins us to begin a multiple week discussion on “A Course in Miracles” .  Topics include dealing in the Corporate world, Chemistry in science, how do we deal with translating to those not as spiritual, and explaining the spiritual experience.

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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: Sprouts

by Melissa Vertosick
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These highly nutritious foods are the young plants grown from whole seeds, grains, beans, and nuts. They are easy to grow at home on your kitchen counter. Growing your own sprouts are also an inexpensive food to add to your diet. Sprouting can make the foods easier to digest.

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

  • Natural enzymes- these help your body digest and assimilate foods
  • Protein
  • Minerals- iron, potassium, calcium
  • Vitamins- Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B vitamins
  • Chlorophyll- helps to build up your red blood cells

How to add it into your diet?

  • In a salad
  • On top of your sandwich
  • Paired with fruits & nuts for a breakfast dish
  • Add into your fresh juices or smoothies

What are some easy foods to start sprouting?

  • Alfalfa
  • Buckwheat
  • Mung bean
  • Lentils
  • Broccoli 
  • Adzuki

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