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The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: Rejuvenate For Your Valentine!


Introducing the Blogging Topic For February:  We Put Detoxification and Weight Loss In the Spotlight

There is no better way to head into February than to discover the secrets of detoxification, nutrition, and rejuvenation. This month, we hope you will send the Valentine of healthy eating habits to yourself, and to at least one other friend!

Throughout our February blogs, our nutrition educator, Kiara Oberhaensli will be sharing basic “Detox and Rejuvenate!”  information as well as mouth-watering recipes that are good, and good for you.

When you learn to cook with Kiara and follow her dietary recommendations, you won’t feel like you are experiencing a world of diets and deprival, but you will think of your dietary changes as a journey into new flavors and restored energies.

When she educates patients about their food habits, she tantalizes their taste buds with comforting soups. She brings her patients the satisfying refreshment of perfect smoothies, and she introduces them to salads that pack flavor with crunch.For example, here is a wonderful salad dressing recipe from one of our favorite healthy food sources. The recipe authors recommend it with a healthy version of chicken fajita salad, but we think it is yummy on any number of fresh vegetables. It’s clean, simple, easy to make, and bursting with flavor.


2 small avocados
¾ cup water
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed
1 clove garlic, peeled
handful fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon sea salt

Directions: Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until creamy smooth.

Our February blogs will be to spotlighting the nutritional goals of detoxification and weight-loss. Of course, we all understand the concept of weight-loss, although we might not be able to accomplish it sometimes.

Detoxification is a little more mystifying, and the very word might sound a somewhat threatening. By dictionary definition, this word has two primary definitions:

1. The process of removing toxic substances or qualitities…

2. Medical treatment of an alcoholic or drug addict, involving abstention from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins…

Most of us are more aware of detox as it relates to the alcoholic or drug addiction, but the broader definition brings brings us daily lessons about what we put in our bodies every day:  our nutrition.

A pioneer in this field, Dr. Frank Lippman has stated, “Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, constantly working and interacting with all other functions of the body.”

When a nutritionist such as Kiara Oberhaensli speaks of detoxification, it denotes the improvement and the optimization of the functions of your body’s own detoxification systems. How is this accomplished?

Not by designer drugs and futuristic technology, but by the choices you make in the foods you eat. On this site, we have more details about such choices. Our nutrition and weight loss team can help you mend your diet with foods that will help your body heal itself from the toxins of modern lifestyle and uneducated eating choices.

As you read through our web site sources, and our blogs this February,  you might discover a natural bridge to a healthier you. As you learn about detoxification and rejuvenation, prepare to feel amazed and amazing.

Special Event Alert!!!  Come to the Movies at the Center!  Entitled “Yoga Is,”  this special feature will reveal the truth about Yoga.  Mary Kay Berg E-RYT will help you learn the benefits and a little of the history of yoga, Feb 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Space will be  limited for this documentary-plus-seminar-event, so we ask you to RSPV at 407-355-9246.


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