CEO of your LifeStyle Retreat at Civana - Oct 5-6th - Recap
The "CEO of Your LifeStyle" retreat took place at the Civana Wellness Resort, in Carefree, Arizona Oct 5th and 6th, for a 2 day workshop of nourishment, wellness and self-care.
Our days were filled with a mix of nutritional seminars, cooking demos, yoga, tai chi, art exploration, spa experiences and fine dining.
Before we dive into a recap of some of the topics and recipes we shared during the retreat– I want to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Civana Wellness Resort for making this possible.
Using food as medicine is one way to reduce the amount of inflammation inside the body. As part of an Anti-Inflammatory diet, here are a few foods and spices that can help.
Soy is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium and a variety of other vitamins and minerals, Still it appears to remain a highly controversial food. While most espouse its strengths, a few are absolutely convinced that soy is bad for you. To try to get at the truth, let’s examine some of the soy myths.
Following the anti-inflammatory can help counteract chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many cancers.
Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts believe that it’s not just what we eat that’s critical for good health, but when we eat it.
One of the most interesting and rapidly developing areas of medical research today may well be on the bacteria that live in your gut. In fact, the focus on the gut (leaky gut) has been one of the main premises of the "functional" and "integrative" medicine movement among physicians in the U.S.
Lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques.
Rumors are always circulating that certain foods can cure cancer. The truth is no single food is going to cure cancer and what you need to eat is a variety of potentially cancer-fighting foods to reduce your risk.
Used as both medicine and food for centuries, accumulating evidence suggests that this relative of ginger is a promising preventive agent for a wide range of diseases, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Grilling makes almost everything taste better, including artichokes! The trick to making a great grilled artichoke is doing most of the cooking before it ever hits the grill. The result is a tender, flavorful artichoke – a nice change of pace from the steamed variety.
This is our current favorite eggplant dish. It is full of flavor with wonderful color and texture. The dates add a nice sweetness that plays well with the spicy mixed vegetables.
This is a quick and easy kale salad that everyone seams to love. It does not get much better than that!
Smoothies are a great way to concentrate nutrients easily and for on-the-go. This recipe is a my take on the Atomic or Fountain of Youth smoothie. This makes a sweet red-pink drink that looks just like a berry milkshake but instead is deceptively nutrient dense, providing protein, fiber, omega-3, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, calcium, probiotics and antioxidants.
This salad is made from uncooked broccoli tossed with a garlic, sesame, chile and cumin-seed vinaigrette mixed with good extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. The acid “cooks” the florets. After an hour, the broccoli softens as if blanched, turning bright emerald, and soaking up all the intense flavors of the dressing. You’ll be making this one again and again.
If you’re investing time in making steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast, you might as well make a little extra and try these healthy muffins with what’s left over. Most muffins sold in bakeries are just cupcakes in disguise, but these are moist, nourishing and a healthy source of whole grains.
Say goodbye to your store-bought energy bars like cliff bars and power bars. Here's a recipe for an energy bar that has half the calories, twice the nutrients, loaded with whole-grain fiber and great taste.