"Sleep Disorders: Sleeping Soundly for Restless Souls" Dr Azmat Qayyam

by Michael Sorg

Find more from Dr Azmat Qayyam at centerpointesleep.com

From Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2015, May 2, 2015 in Blairesville, PA.   Watch all of the videos from this conference on theYoutube Playlist

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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.

"Alternative to Medications for your Health: Homeopathic & Botanicals" Dr Dan Wagner

by Michael Sorg

Find more from Dr. Dan Wagner at Nutrifarmacy.com

From Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2015, May 2, 2015 in Blairesville, PA.   Watch all of the videos from this conference on theYoutube Playlist

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

Follow the Educational Grand Rounds Playlist on Youtube

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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: Tahini

by Melissa Vertosick

Tahini is a paste made from the sesame seed. You will find hulled and unhulled on the label. Look for unhulled as that leaves the seed intact and will provide you the most nutritional benefit.

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

  • An excellent source of calcium.
  • Also rich in minerals- phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron. These support many body functions such as bone, blood vessel, and the immune system.
  • Contains Vitamin E and several of the B Vitamins.
  • Easy for your body to digest. May even help you digest those foods that are harder to break down.
  • It is a source of unsaturated fat, particularly omega-3 fatty acids. These help to reduce inflammation in your body.
  • It is a protein source.

How to add it into your diet?

  • Use it in homemade hummus
  • Spread it on toast, apples, or celery
  • Thin it for a dip
  • Use it for a salad dressing with olive oil and vinegar or lemon along with spices.
  • Add some to your next stir fry
  • Use it in place of peanut butter or almond butter
  • Stir it into oatmeal
  • Use for energy bars

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

Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2015 Award Spotlight: Cathy Kumor (Community Advocate)

by Crystal Longanecker
Cathy Kumor with Dr. Safdar Chaudhary and Crystal Longanecker

Cathy Kumor with Dr. Safdar Chaudhary and Crystal Longanecker

Our next awardee feels her passion for education and healthy living has led her to many years promoting “cultures supportive of healthy lifestyle behaviors”.  With experience as an Elementary School Teacher and Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, she honed her ability to communicate key concepts to groups of all ages with diverse socio-economic backgrounds.  She obtained a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Promotion.  During this time she was fortunate to be a student of Judd Allen, Ph.D., founder of Healthy Culture.com/Human Resources Institute. The basic premise of Healthy Culture is; groups, organizations and communities are more likely to achieve their health and productivity goals when supportive cultures are created. (healhtyculture.com). Hence, my passion for creating cultures supportive of healthy lifestyle behaviors was born.

She found her skills and certifications in tobacco cessation, healthy eating, physical activity, addiction, parenting , yoga, meditation/mindfulness  and Certified Wellness Program Coordinator enhanced the importance of a holistic approach to “optimal well-being”.

While working with Steps to a Healthier PA, Fayette County,she worked with local school districts to create wellness committees, adopt health policies and create opportunities for physical fitness and healthy eating.   She also organized a County initiative to promote worksite wellness by identifying local “Champions of Wellness”.

She currently works as a Health and Wellness Consultant, and has presented educational offerings for Highmark, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, local businesses and community groups as well as presenting at PA State DUI Association, the National SOPHE Conference and the National Wellness Institute.

Her current passion is working to create a “culture of wellness” within my local community, volunteering with our Carnegie Free Library, Healthy Lifestyle Taskforce, Garden Club, local school districts, as well as other community organizations, including Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Diseases and Neuropathy support Groups.   Please join me in congratulating our 2015 Community Advocate, Cathy Kumor.

Educational Grand Rounds: Personality Disorder

by Michael Sorg

James Ellermeyer and the students discuss Personality Disorder, what it is, and how Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed to treat it. We look at the idea of rooting into your life and taking a step back in our lives.

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.

 

"Management of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety States" Dr Safdar Chaudhary

by Michael Sorg

From Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2015, May 2, 2015 in Blairesville, PA

From Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2015.  Watch all of the videos from this conference on theYoutube Playlist

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

Follow the Educational Grand Rounds Playlist on Youtube

 Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Google+ to get updated with the link when do occasional talks LIVE via Google Hangout OnAir! 

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.