Nutritional Nugget: Vitamin C

by Melissa Vertosick
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What does vitamin C do for your body?

  • Water soluble antioxidant
  • Reduces inflammation which can help with osteoarthritis + rheumatoid arthritis
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Enhances iron absorption
  • Needed to produce serotonin

The RDA for adult men is 90mg. For women it is 75mg with more needed when pregnant or lactating. Smoking increases the amount of free radical damage in your body. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that if you smoke to include an extra 35mg of vitamin C in your diet daily.

Good sources of Vitamin C include:

  • Citrus fruits: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Parsley
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cabbage
  • Acorn Squash

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: Adapting 12 Step Program for Behavioral Change

by Michael Sorg

James Ellermeyer and the students discuss adapting the 12 step program for behavioral change and using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the process.

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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: Lauric Acid

by Melissa Vertosick

What does lauric acid do for your body?

  • Helps protect against bacterial and viral infections
  • May help with weight loss
  • May help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of atherosclerosis

Lauric acid is a healthy saturated fat. It is a medium-chain fatty acid which means it is more easily absorbed by your body. Because of its chain length, it is a good source of energy for your body. Lauric acid does not contain cholesterol as its highest concentrated sources are plants. Other foods have much smaller amounts.

Add more lauric acid into your diet by eating:

  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Coconut
  • Coconut Milk

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: The Use and Abuse of Time

by Michael Sorg

James Ellermeyer leads a discussion about our use of TIME.  How do we interpret time?  How do we perceive it?  Why does it move so fast?  Why do we need to take a moment away from running from the clock?  

Check out the related slideshow used in this presentation here

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

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 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.