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Quality Nutrition Workshop August 9th, 2018

Quality Nutrition Workshop August 9th, 2018

Food is much more than calories.  Food is energy, food is fuel, and if we allow, food is   medicine.  Sifting through diet fads and ever changing health recommendations can be overwhelming and downright confusing.  Join Meredith Hartlage, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at W & J,  in a discussion of how to choose foods that fit your personal needs and focus on quality, not quantity, nutrition.   Participants will learn: How to feed and nourish the…

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The Energetics of Food Workshop

The Energetics of Food Workshop

What a wonderful workshop!  We had a great time and explored the different tastes of summer.  Lisa Grazan, local Naturopath, taught us the beginning concepts of the energy behind food.  Food is so much more than calories, protein, carbs, and fat.  It’s more than energy to fuel us, it is energy that melds with our own.  You are what you eat, indeed! Thanks to Indigo Yoga Loft for hosting us and to the fabulous group of women who attended. And…

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Summer Fresh

Summer Fresh

You all know how much I look forward to summer fresh meals and the amazing farmer’s market season!  And while I AM a nutritionist, not everything I cook is elaborate or complex.  Far from it!  I like to share what meals look like in my home so that you all can see the many forms nutrition can take.  I love a fancy recipe as much as the next person, but what I really value is simplicity. We all live busy…

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The Energetics of Food Workshop

The Energetics of Food Workshop

  It’s the ENERGY ~ the inherent tastes, rhythms, temperaments and motions ~ of the  food we eat that imprints itself into our bodies.  These energies can raise us to the summit of vibrant health or plunge us into the depths of debilitating disease.  It is the ENERGIES OF THE FOOD WE EAT that shape our PHYSICAL health AND our EMOTIONAL wellbeing!!!  Explore the ENERGIES of summer foods at the grocery stores, Farm Stands, Farmer’s Markets and CSA’s! Join Lisa…

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Restoring Longevity Workshop

Restoring Longevity Workshop

  This past Sunday, July 8, we partnered with Lisa Salvatore in New York for a fun, hands on workshop packed full of nutrition tips and demonstrations.  We talked about restoring longevity from the inside out.   Integrating mind, body, and spirit reminds us that we are not the sum of our parts, but rather a beautiful, intricately made holistic individual.  We feed our bodies and we feed our souls and the health that abounds on the inside radiates as…

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How do you see yourself?

How do you see yourself?

How do you see yourself?  If someone asked you to describe yourself, what words come to mind?  Our thought perception is indomitably tied to our actions, it’s true.  We may not register this on a regular basis, or ever at all, but what we think affects how we act. Consider nutrition.  What does nutrition mean to you?  For most, the images conjured include a bounty of “healthful” foods, regardless of our personal perspective of those foods.  Some hear the word…

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The long winter

The long winter

It’s April and here in Pittsburgh we are still seeing snow.  It happens like this sometimes, but it’s never an easy pill to swallow.  Our bodies ache for warmth, and our minds and heart ache for light.  It’s draining and weighs on our emotions.  We often find ourselves caught in a perpetual trap of negativity and melancholy.  I get it, I feel it.  But this doesn’t have to be this way, not at all!  And I am here to tell…

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Wintertime and Vitamin D3

Wintertime and Vitamin D3

    It’s wintertime and we all know what that means… cold, snowy days with shorter hours in our day.  And shorter hours combined with less sunlight?  Bye bye vitamin D. What is vitamin D?  D is one of the fat soluble vitamins our body needs but has to acquire from other sources.  We can make it using the sun’s rays but on days when there is no sun, we have to get it from our diet.  And unfortunately, this…

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

Its a new year, and a new chance for you.  I know resolutions get a bad rap for being a temporary wish in one’s life, but I love them!  I love the symbolism of the new year and the fresh start it brings in your life.  Some years we close out thinking back on all the amazing things we experienced, but some years we close out like the end of a grueling marathon.  Both are victories to be celebrated, each…

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Easy Peasy Summer Melons

Easy Peasy Summer Melons

Summer time means summer fruit… watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and everything in between!  We love melon season but sometimes the thought of cutting one up is more effort than I want to give.  Fortunately, there is an easy way to do this.  Maybe you know this trick already, but if you don’t, maybe this will help you enjoy your summer fruits a little more this year! First, wash your melon with water and whatever cleaner you prefer.  Simple vinegar will do…

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