We Welcome Sasha Zeleznik, PA-C to S'eclairer!

by Michael Sorg
Sasha Zeleznik, PA-C

Sasha Zeleznik, PA-C

Sasha Zeleznik is a Physician Assistant that joined S'eclairer in 2014. Sasha graduated from the physician assistant program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH. Sasha had prior interest in the science of psychiatry and mindfulness practices, so when she rotated at Seclairer, while in school, she felt an affinity with the practice. She is now happy to be a part of the team. Sasha is also an avid equestrian and would love to incorporate her passion for horses into an equine assisted psychotherapy program at S'eclairer. Sasha's masters thesis was on this type of therapy and she is hopeful that S'eclairer would be a wonderful place to utilize this adjunctive treatment option. In addition to riding horses, Sasha also enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, traveling, and being with family and friends.

Nutritional Nugget: Niacin (Vitamin B3)

by Melissa Vertosick

What does niacin do for your body?

  • Helps your muscles and liver store starch as a future energy source
  • Important component for transforming your food into energy
  • The enzymes it is used in for metabolism also act as antioxidants

Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It is a name that covers several nutrients that are variations of each other. This vitamin is water soluble and can be partially lost through cooking.

Add more niacin-rich foods into your diet by eating:

  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Brown Rice
  • Sweet Potato
  • Barley
  • Winter Squash
  • Carrots

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: Adapting 12 Step Recovery in Behavior Change Part 2

by Michael Sorg

This week, we discuss steps 3 and 4 of the 12 Step Program for Behavioral Change!  Including, the the misunderstanding of dedicating to God , adding a wise mind from DBT, discuss fear resentment and sex inventory, and the misconceptions that go with those, and a student’s first impressions of attending her first 12 step program meeting.  

Audio Only

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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.

 

 

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

 For more diet and lifestyle information, visit thewholelifeapproach.com

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.

Audio Only

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

Follow the Educational Grand Rounds Playlist on Youtube

 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.

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