Over the weekend I was fortunate enough be able to attend Parents' Weekend at my son's college.
I so appreciate that he goes to school in Florida instead of North Dakota, especially when Parents' Weekend is in February!
His campus is actually located on the water and has a boat marina, water sports kiosk, and a small sandy beach. We stayed in a condo about 5 miles away, right on the gulf of Mexico.
While the water wasn't warm enough for swimming yet, the weather was warm and sunny, allowing for morning runs on the beach and a dip in the heated pool.
The weekend started with a meal with six of Eric's friends and their parents at a trendy Mexican restaurant that accommodated vegan requests very well. Details of our weekend of fun are recorded as a photo log on my blog:
As Spring approaches, I am getting more and more excited about my upcoming LIVE event, Spring Into Vitality.
It starts on the first day of Spring. What better time to rebirth your healthy body, mind and spirit!
I'm really enjoying finalizing the details – the agenda, the goodie bags, the banquet and fiesta, the prizes and the meals.
It's going to be so much fun!
And speaking of fun, that's exactly what my feature article is about this week – my favorite fatigue fighting strategy – FUN.
And of course, we have all sorts of activities and resources in this week's newsletter – including access to a free e-book and a couple of webinar recordings on breaking free from fatigue.
And finally, our Spring Equinox GREEN Cleanse is starting soon, just in time for Spring Cleaning.
We have over 60 people who have already said “yes” to themselves, and will be joining us for Spring Into Vitality, March 22 – 24.
The Early Bird Special will go away starting March 1.
The Bring a Friend Special is only in effect till March 8!
It's going to be such a transformational Spring for everyone who decides to come play with me.
I sure look forward to meeting you soon!
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
The Physiology of FUN, and Its Impact on Your Health
By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Many of my patients and students over the years were surprised to find that among my top 4 health- generating activities is having FUN. I love sharing ways to incorporate habits that create vibrant health and boundless energy – without all the hard work.
So why is fun so important to achieving your goal of optimum health and wellness?
When you're having fun, your body produces a chemical soup that nourishes and protects your cells, enhances the function of your immune system, and brings your hormones into harmony.
Have you heard of the book, Anatomy of an Illnessby Norman Cousins?
In it, Cousins checks himself out of the hospital and into a comfy (and a lot less expensive) hotel room, where he watches funny movies and takes high doses of vitamin C to get well….
(read the rest of the article here):
This Week's Radio Show: Body Communication & Emotional Alchemy Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:00 am Central (8:00 am PT, 9:00 am MT, 10:00 am CT, 11:00 am ET) Join Dr. Ritamarie, and her special guest, Arttemis Keszainn, as he takes you into his incredible world, and shows you how to Develop your Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Fitness, and Emotional Alchemy through Aromatherapy & Sacred Body Language Translations.
The Gut Rejuvenating Easy Energizing Natural Cleanse
Register Now and Detox Your Winter Dust Bunnies with Dr. Ritamarie's Spring GREEN Cleanse!
Dr. Ritamarie's 7-day Gut Revitalizing Easy Energizing Natural cleanse is built upon the healing benefits of eating and blending leafy greens! When you try just one week of eating foods that are rich in minerals and nutrition, you'll transform exhaustion into energy, eliminate excess belly fat, and feel younger and stronger than you did in your teens! Complete with over 200 recipes; day-by-day menu planners for your choice of a Light, Standard, or Deep Cleanse; detoxification guidelines; and a health-boosting array of e-books, audios, and more, you'll have everything you need to lighten your load and feel free and fresh!
The official 7-day GREEN Cleanse begins March 11th, but if you register now, you can enjoy a bonus preparation week and call with Dr. Ritamarie starting on March 4th.
It's not too late to enjoy Early Bird savings until February 28th!
And… if you sign up while our Early Bird Special is in effect, you can register for only $97!
Click below to register and snag 12 bonus gifts and 1 SUPER bonus:
A Change of Heart – Vitalizing Techniques to Optimize Your Physical and Emotional Heart Health Thursday, February 28th, 2013, at 7:30 pm CT VITAL members, watch your inbox for call access details in the call reminder emails. To sign up for our VITAL Community, and enjoy these great monthly teleseminars & live Q&A calls, go here:
“Break Free From Fatigue – Part 2“ Customize Your Way to Optimal Body Chemistry and Overflowing Energy!
Discover some simple tests you can do at home to determine your unique body chemistry as it relates to your lack of energy (fatigue) and hormone balance. Create a roadmap of your specific, unique body chemistry needs so that you can customize solutions for yourself that finally break you free from the chains of fatigue, once and for all.
Click here to listen to the recording of Parts 1 & 2:
February Monthly Special: Dessert: Making It Rich Without Oil e-Book
Healthy, Raw, Whole Foods Treats – perfect for valentines day! Decadent cakes, scrumptious cookies, creamy cheesecakes, juicy pies, refreshing frozen treats, and crunchy candies are awaiting you and your family. These desserts capture the delicious flavors and textures of traditional favorites!
Save $5.00 off the regular price!
Click below to order –when you add the e-Book to the cart, your discount will be applied:
Here's a great recipe for March, and St. Patrick's Day, from the aboveDessert: Making It Rich Without Oil e-Book: “Key Lime” Pie
Yield: 9″ pie
Although key lime pie is not actually green, the spinach gives this pie the nice color that has come to be associated with key lime pie, and some extra nutrients to help process the sugars in the pie.
Ingredients – Crust:
* 1 cup almonds, ground, preferably soaked and dehydrated * 1 cup finely shredded unsweetened dried coconut * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup pecans, preferably soaked and dehydrated * 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates
Ingredients – Filling:
* 1/2 cup lime juice * 1 cup spinach * 1 banana * 1/2 cup coconut butter * 6 pitted Medjool dates * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or vanilla extract * 1/8 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin
Directions – Crust:
1. Process the almonds, coconut and salt in a food processor until finely ground. 2. Add the pecans and process until they are coarsely chopped. 3. Add the dates and process until the mixture begins to stick together. 4. Press the crust mixture into a glass pie dish.
Directions – Filling:
1. Blend the lime juice, spinach, banana,coconut butter, dates, vanilla and salt in a high speed blender until smooth. 2. Add the lecithin and blend until it is incorporated. 3. Pour filling mixture into the pie crust and chill for at least 4 hours.
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life.
She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef, and coach.
She's the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books including: Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven. She's also the creator of many successful online courses designed to restore people to the health, energy, and vitality they need to live full and vibrant lives.
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