Diet

Behavior Modification Tips for Healthy Weight

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Diet, Exercise, Healthy Food, Neuro Emotional Technique, Nutrition, Supplements | 0 comments

Dr. Martin Orimenko at the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore is excellent at helping his patients lose extra weight and optimize their health and well-being. His approach includes supporting his patients on cleanses to reset their intestinal balance and remove physical blocks to losing weight. He also does Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to help remove any psychological blocks, interferences and limiting beliefs. Auricular therapy treatment for weight loss can also be very helpful for patients, as can Laser Acupuncture; both of these are offered at Live Well by Dr. Martin Orimenko. Lastly, natural supplement prescriptions to help reduce emotional eating and boost the metabolism can be extremely helpful as well. The following is a list of techniques to change your orientation to food. These ‘tricks’ will help you change how you think of food and how you approach eating. They have been immensely helpful for weight management. Behavior modification techniques: Break the activity of eating into a series of small steps: preparing, arranging, eating, etc. Set the table for each meal; make it a ‘production’ Eat in only one room Eat at the table Serve small portions, use smaller plates, etc. Serving dishes should not be placed on the table; portions should be placed onto the plate before serving Put eating utensils down between bites Stop eating for a couple of minutes during each meal Prepare only enough food for one meal Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily and drink water with your meals Make a food list before grocery shopping and stick to it Never shop when hungry Always leave some food on your plate When eating foods like hot dogs or sandwiches prepare one and eat it before preparing a second Do not keep snack or junk foods in the house Do not read or watch television when you eat Decide generally what you are going to eat before you look at a restaurant menu Eat in front of a mirror – once Eat with the non-dominant hand Eat a meal with your eyes closed (to aid you in realizing that most food appeal is visual) Keep only necessary foods available, such as foods with high nutritional value Clear dishes directly into the garbage after completing the meal Do not offer sweets to children Eat with someone Eat slowly Save one item from each meal to eat later Do not use high calorie items for snacks Experiment with either exotic or attractively prepared foods Swallow food in your mouth before taking another bite Eat all food with utensils Limit drinks which have high calorie content, especially at meal time Plan delays during each meal Chew food slowly and completely Concentrate on food being eaten, not what remains on the plate Set weekly goals for losing weight, changing behaviors and learning new skills Keep a detailed record of food consumption, meals and snacks Make a collage of pictures of how you’d like to look and feel and desired activities In addition to the above ‘tricks’, engage in regular scheduled physical activity, preferably in groups, for improving health, feeling better, recreation and relaxation, reducing depression, increasing self-confidence, better weight control, socialization and camaraderie, healthy competition, self- improvement. And develop an active lifestyle by doing things like using stairs instead of an elevator and parking the car further from your destination. I hope these tips will bring you to a higher level of health for all the days to come. Dr. Martin Orimenko Live Well Holistic Health...

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5 Fruits That Regenerate Your Skin

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Diet | 0 comments

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It helps to protect us from infections and germs and is constantly regenerating itself. The skin contains the essential ingredient collagen, which gives structure to skin cells and helps us maintain a youthful look. As we age, the body produces less collagen.

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Top Healthy Foods You Should Pick Up At The Supermarket

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Diet | 0 comments

Many people think that the only way to get really healthy foods is by spending double the normal amount of money at a health food store. True, there you will most likely get the best organic products, but today common supermarkets are offering a surprising variety of natural products that make excellent choices for a nutritious diet.

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Workshop Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 7:30pm ~ Cleansing and Detoxifying for Body, Mind & Spirit Renewal with Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Allergies, Cleansing, Diet, Healing, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Holistic Health, Immune System, Main Line, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many of us are now eating quite healthy, but the world is full of pollutants and our diets aren’t always perfect. We accumulate toxins, as well as mucous, in spite of our best efforts to eat clean.  A clogged, toxic or imbalanced digestive tract can make or break your energy, mood, mental clarity, immune response and much more.  Toxins can also affect your liver, kidneys, blood, lungs and skin.   You will learn about:       Tried and true methods of cleansing and detoxifying.       Foods to eat while cleansing.       Natural supplements to support & accelerate your cleanse.       How to survive the holiday season feeling refreshed and renewed. When your system is clean, you have more energy, more clarity, you live longer and you get sick much less. Dr. Martin Orimenko is a Chiropractor, Naturopath & Nutritionist.  He is trained in acupuncture, ayurveda and several other healing modalities. Dr. Martin incorporates physical treatments as well as nutritional testing and lifestyle counseling.   He is the founder and director of the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore. In practice for over 20 years, he has helped thousands of patients achieve new levels of health and vitality. Register by phone (610) 896-1554, by emailing us Thrive@LiveWellHolisticHealth.com or online by clicking the “Schedule Now” button.  Workshop Cost only...

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Coconut Cranberry Power Bars

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Diet, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Nutrition, Recipe, Vegan | 0 comments

Many of our patients tell us they have a hard time finding healthy snack foods. This recipe is delicious as a snack, breakfast or even dessert. It is power packed with protein, healthy fats & fiber that will keep you feeling full and give you lasting energy. The hemp and flax seeds provide a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation, improve cholesterol and are important for cognitive and behavioral function. Research shows Omega-3’s may even help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. This vegan, Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free treat is so easy to make, you won’t mind making a second batch when the kids beg for more! Live Well’s Natural Foods Chef & Educator, Jen Fanega, prepared this yummy treat for October’s Clover Market and it was a real hit! If you’d like to learn new, delicious ways to feed your family healthy foods, contact Jen for a consultation today! Cranberry Coconut Power Bars Recipe source: www.elanaspantry.com Makes 25 bars     Ingredients: 1 cup hemp seeds ½ cup golden flaxmeal ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup coconut butter 1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt   Instructions: 1. In a food processor, pulse together hemp, flax, and cranberries 2. Pulse in coconut butter, shredded coconut, salt and stevia 3. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish 4. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm 5. Serve...

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Recipe: Dairy-Free Pine Nut Ricotta Spread

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Diet, Healthy Food, Natural, Nutrition, Recipe, Vegan | 1 comment

Those of you who visited us at this month’s Clover Market were lucky enough to taste a bite (or two!) of this yummy treat that Jen Fanega, our resident Natural Foods Chef & Educator, prepared for us. This vegan snack is simple to prepare and can be enjoyed everyday with some veggie sticks or dressed up as a fancy canapé for a cocktail party. Pine nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats and a great alternative for those who are allergic to nuts. Contrary to popular belief, pine nuts are actually technically not considered a nut, but are a seed from pine trees. (Some people with nut allergies may also be sensitive to pine nuts, so proceed with caution!) This recipe was sourced from the Natural Gourmet Institute and provided by Jen Fanega. Enjoy! Dairy-Free Pine Nut Ricotta Makes: About 1 Cup     Ingredients: 1 cup pine nuts (soaked overnight in 2 cups water), drained 1 head garlic, roasted, cooled and paste removed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chickpea OR yellow miso 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons umeboshi paste pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons chopped chives 2 tablespoons red pepper, very finely diced 2 tablepoons yellow pepper, very finely diced 3 table spoons toasted pine nuts 3-4 cucumbers   Directions: In food processor, blend soaked nuts, garlic paste, oil, miso, lemon juice and umeboshi paste. Remove mixture from food processor. Place in a medium bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Using a vegetable peeler or zester, peel skin of cucumber in strips, leaving decorative strips. Cut the cucumber into 1/4 inch circles. Place about 1 tablespoon of nut filling on each cucumber slice. Garnish each slice with chives, peppers and toasted pine...

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