Nutritional Nugget: Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean, Chana, Egyptian peas)

by Melissa Vertosick
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Chickpeas are a legume that goes by several names and has a nutty and buttery taste. Most often you will find the cream ­colored, round, and large beans. They can also be light tan to black in color and vary in size. The larger is known as kabuli­-type while the smaller are known as desi­-type.

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

  • Fiber
    • 2 cups provide your Daily Value
    •  65­-75% is insoluble fiber, beneficial for colon 
  • Helps with lowering LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Protein
  • Molybdenum (mineral that plays role in enzymes and found in tooth enamel), Manganese (bone development support), Folate (or B9 aids in cell growth and brain cell communication), Iron, Zinc

How to add it into your diet?

  • Hummus
  • Add to salads
  • Bean soups
  • Chana dahl
  • Falafels
  • Roast for a healthy snack

Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP

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Educational Grand Rounds: Krishna Pendyala

by Michael Sorg

This week, we are joined by Krishna Pendyala about the concepts related to his book “Beyond the Pig and the Ape” 

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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.

From Loneliness to Solitude

by Ruthann Valentine

Let's look at this phenomenon of loneliness from another perspective.  Could it be possible that this kind of loneliness is the starting point of a journey into an inner solitude where there is a deep listening and connecting, heart to heart?  Could this inner solitude bring about interconnecting love that transforms and illuminates consciousness that supports well-being for all?

Henri Nouwen suggests that we can practice solitude of heart in the midst of our busy world.  This practice can draw us deeper into involvement with the world as our solitude grows.  For example, we can send a silent intention of loving-kindness as we wait for a bus, "May I be at peace".  "May you be at peace".   This loving-kind and interconnecting solitude of the heart gesture can transform consciousness while promoting a Universal Well-Being!

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

Nutritional Nugget: Cumin

by Melissa Vertosick

This seed is native to Egypt and has been cultivated in many other locations as well. It has a nutty peppery flavor and you can taste it in Mexican, Indian, Thai, and Middle Eastern dishes.

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

  • Iron- part of your blood and transports oxygen to your cells, helps with energy production, and metabolism
  • Helps with digestion as cumin can stimulate your pancreatic enzyme production
  • Used to relieve bloating
  • Can reduce inflammation

How to add it into your diet?

  • Use it whole or ground in curry
  • Find it in chili powders
  • Use the seed oil in desserts or home-made breads
  • Use the seeds to make a tea (an easy recipe can be found at http://www.seedguides.info/cumin/)

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: Dreams

by Michael Sorg

This week, James Ellermeyer and the students discuss the history of dream interpretation, meaning of dreams, night terrors, and their role in therapy.  

Audio Only

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

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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.

Deep Listening

by Safdar Chaudhary

As we witness conflicts surrounding us, both at individual, family, neighborhood and international level, these generate fears and distance. These can provoke wanting to be aggressive towards the focus of fears- as is evident in a recently popular movie with various themes intertwined together " The American Sniper"- a True American Hero caught in an international conflict. The tragedy that has unfolded in the life of many those in Iraq and in Texas have a common thread of fears and aggression. Deep listening is in order for all of us to understand ourselves, others and various faiths and cultures. As we have choices to make bigger bombs of self destructions or lending ears of listening for hurting self and souls. Making gated communities, and flying drones of separations between races, ethnic and religious communities only fosters- stress and thus poor health of our souls and this inner and outer world. Let's embark on a flight of understanding each other by deep listening to each other.  We at S'eclairer offer many events and opportunities for those who like this flight to healing - come join us for the Silent Retreat this month on march 14, 2015 and May 1st, 2015 for our Second Annual Conference. Best of health for all being. 

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