Tune In! Friday December 16th at 1pm

Tune In!  Friday December 16th at 1pm

CLICK HERE Friday @1pm for a live, ‘lively’ and topical discussion about the
** 7 MOST COMMON HEALTH STRESSORS ** &
** 5 QUICK TIPS to use IMMEDIATELY to Help! **

Carol Camerino of Looking for the On Ramp ( http://www.lookingfortheonramp.com) is the host of this weekly radio show and we’re doing a series of shows on how health and nutrition have a phenomenal effect on how you perform in your job and job search! I look forward to you listening in :)! In the future we may have the show open to callers as well. See you on Friday !

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Something to Look Forward To…

Sure, summer is full of fun and sun, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting back in shape and in control of your nutrition!  Now that SWH Group Meet-Ups are back in full swing, we hope you’ll join us for the festivities.

Here’s what you can look forward to in the upcoming months:

September:  WEIGHT LOSS HYPNOSIS!  Discover another avenue to release those excess pounds.   Session will be lead by Susan Lembo, certified HynoCounselor, @the SWH Studio.  Click here for details and sign-up.

October:  HOLIDAY CRAVINGS & STRESS RELIEF.  Thursday, October 20th @6:30pm.  Discover new Holiday Stress Relief Strategies.  Resisting Halloween candy along with the multitude of sweets and events during the next 8 weeks will be challenging.  Experience guided inspiration and meditation @the SWH Studio with Betsy Zipkin, Rieki Master & Founder of the NJ Miracles Center.

November: HOLIDAY RECIPE MAKEOVER.  Thursday, November 17th @6:30pm.  Be fashionable, hip, and healthy!  Got that recipe you’ve been itching to try, but haven’t because you just didn’t know how to “nutri-lize” it?  At this meet-up, we will teach you how to spot “trouble” ingredients and what to replace them with so that you can enjoy your meal guilt-free.  We will be exchanging recipes at the meet-up so everyone will leave with a handful of nutritious new recipes to try – just in time for Thanksgiving!  Submit your recipe for a makeover via email (va@solariswholehealth.com) by November 14th.   As an added bonus, we will be raffling off a KoKo lunch tote to attendees.  Come, bring friends, make new friends, and leave with a beautiful new set of recipes to add to your repertoire!

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Get Hypnotized, Lose Weight.

Summer-also known as the season of overindulging-is over and the kids are back in school.  Now is the perfect time to get back to your health.  And as it just so happens…SWH Group Meet-Ups are back!  Join us, September 22nd, as Susan Lembo, certified HypnoCounselor, introduces us to the benefits of hypnosis.

Try it You Might Like It!

Lose the excess with Hypnosis.  Here are the details:

When:  Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm

Where:  SWH Studio Contact: Front Desk @(732) 667-3209

What:  In this session you will get in touch with the part of you that may be resistant to losing weight. You will learn to be in control around food, exercise regularly and make the changes that inevitably lead to a slimmer, healthier you. This is your opportunity to experience the deep relaxation and transforming benefits of hypnosis. Change your relationship to food, become more mindful and in control of your food choices and watch the pounds melt away.

Who:  Susan Lembo, certified HynoCounselor.  E-mail: S.lembo@att.net

Individual Hypnosis sessions are available for weight loss, smoking cessation, pain management, stress management, insomnia, improving golf, fear of flying and more.  Massage Therapy is also available.  Call (908) 246-3096 for a complimentary phone consultation. See www.effortlesshypnosis.com for class schedule and events.

Additional Info:  All Classes (unless indicated) are part of the SWH session packages.  Package holders may bring family/friends free of charge as well!  For those who do not have a session package, there is a $15 charge for you and an additional $5 for each guest.

Give this unique weight loss technique a try and meet a new friend!

Healthy Snacks will be served =)  See you there!

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Yoga + Nutrition = Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Learn how to detox your mind and body with this unique workshop lead by Stephanie Solaris, certified nutrition practitioner, and Katie Tracey, registered Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor at the beautiful Khore Studios located in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Go on a journey through the mind and body that will focus on optimal nutrition and whole body appreciation.  This exclusive interactive workshop will explore detoxification by describing and experiencing mind / body connections fostering a clear, youthful, health glow.

Here are the details:

Where: Khore Studio 15 Church St., Liberty Station, NJ

When: Saturday, October 1st from 11am – 1pm

What:  A unique one-time only yoga and nutrition workshop.  Included is a 30 minute detox introduction by Stephanie with an on-going narrative during a full 1.25 hour yoga class led by Katy.

Who: Stephanie Solaris, certified nutrition practitioner, and Katy Tracey, registered Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor.

Cost:

Early Bird Special: $45 if registered by September 17th

SWH Special:  SWH clients are eligible to receive a special 10% off this Khore sponsored class with payment at the SWH Studio.

Regular Admission: $50

How to Sign-Up:  SWH clients sign-up with us.  Call the office (732) 667-3209 or e-mail us at va@solariswholehealth.com.  If you are not a SWH client and wish to register, please sign-up with Khore Studios directly at (908) 604-6995.

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Latin-Style Roasted Chicken w/Potatoes

Ingredients
4 cloves minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 pounds (3 large) Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed well and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken, patted dry
1 lemon, quartered

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425° with rack in bottom third. Line the bottom of a (15 1/2- x 12-inch) roasting pan with foil.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl and mash into a paste. Transfer 1 tablespoon garlic-dried oregano mixture to another bowl and stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Add potatoes to roasting pan with oil mixture and toss well. Arrange in a slightly overlapping layer in pan.

3. Add ground cumin and remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to remaining garlic mixture. On a work surface with breast side of chicken up, tuck wings underneath. Loosen skin from top of breast and from thigh and leg. Work half of garlic mixture under skin, then rub remaining mixture over chicken. Place lemon inside cavity. Place chicken breast side up on top of potatoes.

4. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted into fleshy part of thigh registers 170°, 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes before carving. Serve chicken with pan juices and potatoes alongside.

Alternatives: Replace potatoes with basmati rice, drizzle pan juice over cooked rice to add flavor.  Also check out Health.com for style alternatives.

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Kook’s Korner: Cream of Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 main or 8 soup course servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped (Spanish onion)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 head organic cauliflower, chopped- (can use cauliflower florets)
  • 4 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 – 1 cup coconut milk (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley or chives for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat so onions are cooked until brown (about 10 minutes) Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute)
  2. Add cauliflower, stir to combine, cover and cook 3 minutes. Add broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook until cauliflower is very tender (about 10 minutes)
  3. Purée soup with a hand-held blender. Or, whirl in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth (place a kitchen towel over blender to prevent potential burns).
  4. Stir in pepper and nutmeg. (Note: At this point the soup may be cooled, covered, and frozen for up to 4 months.)
  5. Add coconut milk and cook over medium-low heat until hot.

Serve soup hot, with a sprinkle of parsley or chives, to taste.
Makes about 8 cups soup (4 main course servings; 8 soup course servings) Cream of Cauliflower Soup.

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Meet MG: A SWH Success Story

MG Lost 40 lbs in 12 weeks at SWH.  Read on and Learn How He did it !

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I’m a business owner, I work nights, I’ve got 2 children, I’m married and I coach youth sports so I have a lot of things on my plate.

 HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

One of my friends had mentioned that one of my neighbors had come see Stephanie at Solaris Whole Health.  I also saw another client at a football game that I had known in the past, not very well, but I knew that he was large and I was stunned at how much weight he had lost and he had looked like a completely different person so it got me interested in coming to see Stephanie.

WHAT WERE YOUR MAIN CONCERNS?

I was feeling miserable, I was overweight, I wasn’t happy with myself and I came as a broken man.  I was fatigued, sluggish and I knew my digestive track was a mess.  I was looking for pain relief and overall health benefits.

WHEN DID YOU START TO SEE RESULTS?

Jan 3rd  I started, so it’s been 2 and a half, almost 3 months since I started the program.  I first saw results within 10 days, about a week into it and I believe I lost 9lbs.

WAS IT EASY? 

The first few days I was a little irritable, short tempered, but that subsided quickly.  Within the week (symptoms subsided) and I started seeing results quickly – and to be honest it was a minor irritability.  I was stunned at how easy this was, I tried to stay true to myself and disciplined and do what Stephanie told me to do and she was right, I came into it saying I was going to trust her and it worked out.

WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE PROGRAM? 

I have to eat a lot of food and it’s a challenge to eat 2100 calories a day and to drink all the water you need to drink.  But I understand the benefits of it – the goals Stephanie set – and I understand why I needed to do things, so that makes it easier.  It’s been a great education the past 2 and half months.  I eat a lot more than I used to.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAM? 

It was easier than I thought it was going to be.  A month before I started I went to my doctor who is great, however the results of my physical were terrible.  I really didn’t think I’d ever fix it.  And I’m kicking myself now, it’s such a cliché, but I’m kicking myself for not going to SWH sooner.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL TIPS FOR OTHERS?

I had a couple of songs on the radio that I drew inspiration from, they reminded me of trying to better myself.  That kind of gave me inspiration and Stephanie gives you a log book which I think is pretty important. Sometimes I stray from it now but it really helped me identify where my deficiencies were and that gave me structure.  I do pretty well in structured situations like this and it’s a lot easier.  The way Stephanie handles it really helps.

ANY FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE OR THOUGHTS?

I’ve done other weight loss programs before and I’ve always struggled to get to that goal.  Right after that, I kind of just gave up, but this is like a whole encompassing lifestyle reevaluation.  I feel like I have better insight and background of what makes me tick and my unique lifestyle needs to make quality choices and understand the cause and effect of the foods that I am putting in my body.  For the first time I feel like I’m in control and that over time, I have made peace with my health.  There’s no pressure to think about the weight goal, because after working with Stephanie, I know why I am doing what I am doing and how to adjust my food for my body’s needs.  So I know that I have my road map to being healthy, and that’s reassuring.  That would be the best way to describe it.

Congratulations, MG!

DEC 2010

FEB 2011

Scale Weight

246

206

Hbaic

6.2

5.9

Fasting glucose

99

84

Cholesterol

344

205

LDL

249

146

HDL

37

41

Triglycerides

290

91

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