I hope you are ready for the sun! You will find a lot of helpful information in this issue: some tips of what to bring with you to the beach, some delicious recipes, new research, exciting news about my new website, facebook, and the new blog, and some books I want to share with you. Scroll down and enjoy. Have a wonderful summer!
Wishing you wellness
Holistic Nutrition Naturally LLC
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How to Have a Safe Beach Summer
Travel and enjoy the beach without indigestion. Let me just remind you that culinary road and beach culture is not easy on your tummy. So here are some practical tips I would like you to consider before you "move to the beach" for the summer.
If you have indigestion, just sip pure hot water. That is all. Keep sipping it. Cold or icy water will not help you. If you need more support for your GI tract, see some ideas for particular products below.
Take powdered aloe vera juice for emergencies. It is lightweight and takes up little space. Immediate relief from heartburn/ possible help with constipation/ possible help with food poisoning at a higher dose, etc. No refrigeration needed. Just mix with water. Powdered Aloe, Kiwi Strawberry Flavor
Pack a box of packets with isotonic digestive enzymes. When you eat out while traveling or visiting, and something does not sit well with your stomach, take one or two doses right after that meal and you may ward off a major GI disaster! It happened to me too in a buffet somewhere in NC in summer, and I am glad I had the little packet in my purse to save me. We have limited choice of foods on the road. Lightweight. No refrigeration needed.Travel Digestive Enzymes
Nutriclean probiotics can also help you prevent surprising GI symptoms, especially traveler's diarrhea. Take just one before first meal. This brand does not require refrigeration. Nutriclean Probiotics
Pack Aloe Vera Gel - it is small and travels well - use as needed topically when your skin has too much sun exposure or you have insect bites. This particular product is from whole leaf. Use your Nutrametrix email and password to get it from here: Aloe Vera Gel
Stay on OPC-3 especially during this season as it helps the body fight free radicals and oxidation, both induced by long exposure to sun. You may find that the consistent intake of OPC-3 may help minimize the sun burn this year. Currently, 90 servings OPC-3 Skin Health has $13.99 cash back! OPC Skin Care
As always, stay hydrated! You can get a travel bottle with a filter that filters water as you drink it out. This is very helpful, but do not rely on it if traveling abroad. Travel filter bottle
Take a simple protein powder from your health food store
Take a bottle of Complete Greens in powder (not gluten or soy free: it contains barley grass and soy lecithin). Mix with that filtered water (and the protein powder), shake and have for emergency meals to ensure that you stay nourished and hydrated while on the road...to the beach. Complete Greens have over 50 powerful unheated ingredients such as spirulina, chlorella, bee pollen, etc. As far as I remember, there are few appealing greens to enjoy when on American roads and beaches. This product comes in pills too, but take powder, so you are forced to get more water into you! When added to protein powder, it will give you a quick emergency meal to keep you from a fast food joint. Complete Greens
FREE SUPPORT MEETING (last before Sept) - you have to be my current or past patient to attend
When: Sat July 9 11am to noon
Where: our clinic at Sunlight Natural Health
Next meeting: late Sept - please check website for updates
No more budget to seek an additional consultation? Sliding down on commitment to yourself to be healthy? Needing new inspiration or connection with others who have walked your path? Would like to reconnect with other detox graduates? Whatever the reason, come join us for this informal meeting. I will be there to moderate and provide any support needed. This meeting is for you. This is my thank you for your trust over the years. I appreciate reconnecting with patients. Sometimes I do not hear from you for a very long time and have no idea if I was able to help you, so do join us and share your successes with us. I look forward to seeing you again. Registration via email is requested as seats are limited.
FREE DETOX INTRODUCTION CLASS - last before Sept!
When: Saturday July 9, 9:30-10:30am
Where: our clinic at Sunlight Natural Health
This is an informative and eye-opening session that discusses recent research on toxicity, its impact on health, and what solutions my signature Detox Program provides. You will also receive handouts and a preliminary shopping list as well as a $50.00 early bird discount if you decide to take the Program by that day. Join us, learn, become educated, have a good time! Please email me to save the spot. The Detox Program will start a week later. Registration via email is requested as seats are limited.
30-DAY WHOLE FOODS DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM - last before end of Sept
A perfect candidate is "sick and tired of being sick and tired"
Kick-off: Saturday July 16, 9:30am
Graduation (and the graduation party): Sat Aug 13
Where: our clinic at Sunlight Natural Health
Fee: $549.00; $499.00 early bird 7/9/11 registration; $300.00 for returning students
Deadline to register: Wedn Sept 21
Details, Testimonials, and Detailed Schedule are available online: please go to Detox Program at www.kasiakines.com
I highly recommend coming to the Free Detox Intro the week before if you are interested in the Program. I must know ahead of time to assess with you if this program is a good fit for you.
Free Detox Intro Class: Sat Sept 17 9am-10am
Fall Detox Program: Kick-off: Saturday Sept 24; Graduation: Oct 22
News! News! News!
www.kasiakines.com Website Got a Facelift!
With hard work of my webmaster Jen Puzio (www.jenpuzio.com), the completely new website is up and running! Thank you Jen. The website is more user friendly and has more resources for you! It also allows me to be more interactive with all of you.
Blog is part of the website now and is at the bottom of the website. This will allow me to write more about health, nutrition research, as well as foods I cook, with photos soon to join the recipes, as soon as I get a new camera. Please visit the few blogs I have already posted. Some of the new additions are electronic online forms (almost ready) and anti-aging page.
I hope to also incorporate more videos from the kitchen in future!
Visit, enjoy, and let me know what you think and if there is still something missing that you think we should incorporate.
The Detox Group on Facebook
has not been as successful as I hoped it would be for my detox community. We started it to give the graduates and current students a community to interact with. Somehow though, the plan did not work. The site is not very active and I have to say that I will have to let it go. But to all my detox graduates.....please do not feel sad. We have a new presence on facebook that I hope you will join. See below.
New Holistic Nutrition Naturally (HNN), LLC on Facebook
With a gentle nudge from my smart husband, I recently opened a Facebook account for HNN that is open to all. I will be trying to connect it to what I write on my website blog as well, if I can learn how to do it, so we are all connected. Please Friend HNN and Like HNN on Facebok! All my detox community is welcome to move there, but be aware that it is open to all, so do not disclose confidential medical information there!
KasiakinesHNN goes on Twitter
Please find me there, if you tweet. I am a beginner, and my tweets are still modest. However, my goal is to get my patients and the community educated, connected, and empowered about food choices and optimal health, so I am learning how to connect my resources to have everyone informed.
Integrative Gastroenterology by Dr Gerard E. Mullin, MD
I recommend this book highly to all my patients who have struggled with gastrointestinal conditions and to anyone with any digestive problems. This book will no doubt be very special to all the patients that Dr Mullin and I have worked together with over the last few years. It is important that you read it! I also want to express gratitude to Dr Mullin for inviting me to take a small part in this endeavor by helping him edit the chapter on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The book is published by Oxford Press and is part of a big project initiated by Dr Andrew Weil. Dr Mullin is an integrative gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins University. We will try to get Dr Mullin to our clinic to sign the book, if his busy schedule will allow it. Congratulations Dr Mullin! May this book help many people.
If you would like to buy it, go to www.marketamerica.com/kasiakines, type it in, and you will see that Barnes and Noble has a good price AND will give you almost a dollar cash back. Use your Nutrametrix email/password. I will keep you posted if we can carry the book in our clinic in future.
Sweetness Without Sugar by Wendy Vigdor-Hess, RD
Wendy created a wonderful cookbook and a resource book on healthy desserts. We met when we were both part of Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center at Lutherville. Like me, Wendy had many challenges with sugar in past, and she is committed to helping others with theirs. This is a beautiful publication that is appropriate for individuals with common food allergies, for vegetarians, vegans, and some desserts are raw. Everyone will find something healthy and delicious there. Our clinic carries Wendy's book and I still have a few copies left. Please email me to save a copy for you, pick it up in our clinic, or visit Wendy to order directly at:www.sweetnesswithoutsugar.com
Let's Eat. A Book About Food by Ami Karnosh
This is an adorable, creative, colorful book for small children that teaches basic healthy habits around foods. Perfect for parents that want to raise healthy children. We will carry it in the clinic shortly, but you do not have to wait for us. The book is available online in the link below the cookies. Ami and I studied nutrition together. She is a certified nutritionist and a young mom. She just gave up her clinical work to focus on promoting education and products for other young mothers and their children. I am so proud of her success. See below!
Yummy Mummy Cookies for Lactating Mothers (Ami Karnosh)
These cookies are divine. When the sample arrived at our clinic, they were simply devoured and the decision of Dr Martin to carry them in "large quantities" was reached immediately. What is so special about them? They are balanced and delicious. But more importantly, they are specially formulated for lactating and breast feeding moms - they contain herbs and spices that promote healthy lactation, and Ami reports that they indeed work. Before we get the first shipment, for all the lactating mothers, below is the direct link to order from Ami. Enjoy the interesting website and its resources, especially the recipes and details on lactation!
Positive Effect of Resveratrol on Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes
Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol found in a variety of vegetation such as grapes (skins) and Japanese knotweed, has been the focus of many studies over the last several years. Believed to affect a wide variety of processes within the body, resveratrol has been shown to produce many health related benefits. A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (April 2011) reported a positive affect on insulin resistance and oxidative stress in humans. Researchers recruited 19 (male) type-2 diabetics to receive a supplement containing 10 mg of resveratrol or placebo daily, for 4 weeks. When compared with the placebo group, those receiving resveratrol showed significant improvements in insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels, as well as delayed appearances of glucose peaks after test meals. Though more research is necessary to solidify resveratrol's importance in combating high blood glucose levels and improving insulin sensitivity, this is the first study in humans to demonstrate that it does have some application in this capacity. Click here
Kasia: We carry isotonic Resveratrol. Isotonic OPC-3 also contains resveratrol. I have been educating you on OPC-3's ability to help balance blood glucose for up to a few hours, so this study does not come as a surprise at all! It nicely confirms what we already know. Both products are available at www.nutrametrix.com/HNN
Probiotics May Decrease Bloating
Defined by the World Health Organization, probiotics are "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host". A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology has evaluated the effects of probiotic supplementation on bloating for people with bowel disorders. For this study researchers recruited 60 people with functional bowel disorders but no constipation. Forty three of the test subjects were women and the average age of subjects was 37. A combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 or placebo was used for eight weeks. Questionnaires were completed by volunteers who also were asked to rate their relief of gastrointestinal symptoms on a seven-point scale. After eight weeks of treatment, subjects taking the probiotic combination had improved symptoms of bloating compared to placebo. This study adds to the growing base of data which supports probiotic use for certain bowel disorders and the role of probiotic bacteria in human health. Click here
Kasia: With any bowel disorder, probiotics are very beneficial. They compete with pathogens and crowd them out. They communicate with the cells of your immune system. They may help down regulate allergic reactions to foods. They may even support healthy weight loss. They create the integrity in the gut and up to 25% of the needed energy for the colon. And of course, as a result of many functions they perform mostly in your large intestine, they can help bloating! That is not a surprise at all to you and me, but again it is nice that scientific research is finally looking at these important friends.
Extensive TV watching linked with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, CVD and all-cause death.
In an analysis of data from several studies, watching television for 2-3 hours per day or more was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease and all-cause death, according to a study in the June 15 issue of JAMA.
Television (TV) viewing is the most commonly reported daily activity apart from working and sleeping in many populations around the world. In the United States, the average number of daily hours of TV viewing has recently been reported to be 5 hours. "Beyond altering energy expenditure by displacing time spent on physical activities, TV viewing is associated with unhealthy eating (e.g., higher intake of fried foods, processed meat,and sugar-sweetened beverages and lower intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) in both children and adults," according to background information in the article. "Physical inactivity, various dietary factors, and smoking are well-established independent risk factors of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. Because TV viewing is the most prevalent and pervasive sedentary behavior, there is a great deal of interest in quantifying its independent association with health outcomes. However, a systematic and quantitative assessment of published studies is not available.
Kasia: The solution is so simple in summer: drop the TV and go to the beach instead! Practice News Fast this season. Your friends will fill you in on all the news you have missed anyway. Get some Vitamin D from the sun instead!
RECIPES of the Season
POLISH SUMMER TOMATO SALAD
This is something I make as often as I have fresh summer tomatoes in the kitchen. It is absolutely delicious and so simple! I grew up with it in Poland.
1-2 large tomatoes, sliced
1-3 T onion, finely chopped, depending on the size of tomatoes
Celtic sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tsp or more extra virgin olive oil
Place sliced tomatoes in a presentation bowl.
Add chopped onions, salt, pepper, and stir. Drizzle olive oil. Stir again.
You can chop some fresh basil too!
PIE (RAW AND VEGAN) from Vegan Fusion World Cuisine cookbook.
I will be making it this Friday for my current detox group graduation party. You might assume that you cannot make a good pie crust without flour and table sugar. Not so - put this crust to the test. You can use it for many other raw pies too, which is especially handy in summer! This is perfect for a party as it is very very filling and satisfying as well as nourishing and balanced.
Dream Weaver's Life Pie Crust:
4 cups pecans or other nuts
1 ½ cups dates, pitted
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp ginger powder (optional)
Pinch of nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and sea salt. Chop nuts finely in a food processor. Add spices and pulse a few times. Add dates and process until a ball forms. Keep your fingers moistened with water and press the mixture into an 8" pie pan or a spring form pan.
Carob Chai Live Pie Filling
3 ½ cups banana, mashed
¼ cup carb powder, raw
1 ½ Tbl psyllium powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/8 tsp cardamom powderPinch of anise powder and clove powder
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pour into the pie crust. Refrigerate until it sets and becomes more firm. Garnish with summer fruits and/or chopped nuts.
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