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FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PROMOTION

Happy Birthday to domani in February!

to celebrate our birthday, we want YOU to enjoy a day at the SPA!!!!!

whether you want an afternoon to yourself, a trip to the spa with your friends, or surprise your special someone…. February birthday promo is a GREAT DEAL!

call guest services to schedule your appointment(s).  nights and weekends book up VERY QUICKLY!  920-262-8333

 

spa, february, birthday, lake country, cafe, spa day, pedicure, facial, aveda, cuccio, opi*  services must be received on the same day

*  services must be received by the same person 

*  48 hour cancellation policy

 

 

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spread the LOVE

Hello, once again, to all dear friends and family of Domani Wellness,

Though it has been well over a week since the last installment, know that I have been thinking of you daily and hoping you are all coping as well as can be expected.  As you can imagine, I myself have been stunned to speechlessness.  In this week like no others this country has known since the destruction of World Trade Center towers, we must once again call up every last ounce of strength in our hearts and show the world, as well as one another, that the human spirit is far more difficult to crush.  Though I doubt I’d be capable of such lofty words had any member of my own family been injured or worse in Boston or Waco.  But on behalf of Domani, my family, and myself, our hearts go out to all those trying to regain peace in their lives after such a horrrible week of loss and destruction.  Countless thanks go out to all the fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and service men and women who are giving all they can trying to restore “normal” in the face of chaos.  Would that our prayers could only be enough.  Well, let’s all keep sending them anyway.

For my wellness tip of the week, all I wish offer is this:  We only get one chance at this life… For God’s sakes LIVE IT. Spread LOVE.  Any way, any where, and to anyone you can.  You never know when or where you will have the opportunity to change someone’s life.  Use your powers for good.  The best thing about giving a smile is you almost always get it back!  It doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cost a thing.  And one by one, feel the burdens on your own heart become lifted.  Make someone’s day – every day.  

I know quite a few of you are wrapping up an Herbal Cleanse so I wanted to discuss Advocare’s MNS systems as it plays the most dramatic role in the 24-Day Challenge and is the best nutrition regimine on the market today.  Conquering the nutritional gaps in your diet equals conquering cravings.  You can do this.  Let AdvoCare show you how.  “Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®) help you target your specific weight management challenges.* MNS Maximum Energy contains a proprietary blend of botanical extracts and nutrients designed to help “rev up” metabolism.*+ It reflects years of research and development at AdvoCare®, where our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board has searched the world for the safest and most effective energy boosters.* It is the synergistic blends and scientifically proportional amounts of ingredients used in MNS Maximum Energy that make it an exceptional solution for weight management.* For added metabolism support, use it in conjunction with ThermoPlus™ Vitamin and Herbal Supplement.” (borrowed from Advocare.com

For maximum appetite control you may prefer the MNS Max C formula.  MNS Max 3 offers noticable energy and appetite control as well, but has approximately half the caffeine as the other 2.  In place of the caffeine and extra appetite control it offers superior core nutrition and wellness benefits.  There is an MNS for every body.  Put one to work for you.  Oh, and by the way, when you find your favorite MNS system, you can keep doing it over and over.  It’s safe, effective, and you feel amazing.  Why stop?  Find me and my favorite MNS at Domani Salon & Spa.

Yup. Still cold out and comfort food still seems like a really good idea.  And if you thought cleansing meant steering clear of red meat…think again.  Just think lean and enjoy.  Great for leftovers, especially when you need to pack a lunch for work.  

Brown Rice Pasta

1 lb Ground Turkey, Bison, or very lean Ground Beef
Brown Rice Pasta
1 large jar No Sugar Added Spaghetti Sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper , chopped(green, red, or yellow or a combination of each)
1 small box frozen chopped spinach
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce (No Sugar Added)
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped

Cook frozen chopped spinach according to package directions. Cool, drain, and squeeze as much of the
excess liquid from the spinach as possible. Spray a large nonstick skillet with no calorie/no fat
cooking spray and brown meat with onions, garlic, and bell pepper until meat is cooked through. Add
spaghetti sauce, spinach, tomato sauce, and fresh parsley to the cooked meat. Simmer until heated
through.
Meanwhile boil pasta according to package directions .
Tips for serving: It is best not to mix your noodles and meat mixture together so that you can control
the amount of pasta and meat you consume. Using the appropriate portion size for your weight
measure out your pasta and meat and then mix the two together on your plate.
 
As always, I’m here if you need me 🙂
 
 
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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Health & Wellness event at Domani Salon & Spa April 12

mark your calendars for Friday, April 12th from 5-7 p.m. to join us at Domani Salon & Spa for a special evening of health/wellness & beauty.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about body contouring wraps (coming soon to Domani!), keeping skin looking younger longer with chemical peels, discouraging wrinkles to specific areas of the face with Botox, and of course, wellness and weight loss with the wide variety of supplements from AdvoCare.  we will be featuring specials guests, appetizers, and Spark!  hope to see all of you there.  RSVP: 920-262-8333
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Hooray for NEW Advocare products at domani!!!

Top O’ the Mornin’ to all you friends and family of Domani Wellness,

 Since the pool in my neighborhood reopens the 1st week in June, I figure, that’s 3 months to swimsuit season.  This may not exactly be music to YOUR ears, but for the ladies who took part in Domani’s Biggest Winner Contest, spring is looking a great deal more sunny.  Even though I cannot announce the winner of the spa package without proper permission, I can say that when I average all the results, it comes to nearly 9 pounds per person!  Now, as grand as AdvoCare’s 24-Day-Challenge is, even AdvoCare, the company suggests a 90 day committment. 
 
For a lot of people, the first month is just getting the cobwebs out, with the next two seeing some real breakthroughs.  The products fill in the nutritional gaps to help with energy and cravings, and ultimately accheive faster results, but these women all worked hard to make positive lifestyle changes, as well.  The one thing I heard each of them say is that they feel amazing.  And isn’t the first step to accomplishing a goal, having the energy to do it?  So find your favorite product(s) to carry forward and give you the tools you need to continue your success.  I am so proud of all of you!     
 
Two weeks ago at Success School I witnessed the launch of 3 new items for everyone to love.  I just didn’t want to get you all too excited until we actually had them on the shelves.  So buckle your seatbelts, this ride is gonna be wild! 
 
  • 3 new flavors of Spark:  Raspberry Tea, Tangerine, & Watermelon – all in one box!  AdvoCare is asking everyone to vote for their favorite flavor on Facebbook.  But you only have until May 1st to do it.  The winning flavor will be the next permanent addition to the lineup. 
 
  • An outrageously craveable nutrition bar called AdvoBar Raw.  It’s 210 calories of raw fruit and nut energy with ample amounts of protein and fiber to fuel your fire.  And finaly, there is now a non-dairy, vegetarian formula meal replacement shake in a rich DARK CHOCOLATE flavor.  Check out all that’s new at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
As one fabulous promotion comes to a close, so begins another one.  For the entire month of March, we will be featuring Advocare CorePlex multivitamins and offering all 3 varieties at 25% off!  “CorePlex® supplement provides a synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that helps supply the body with advanced nutrition for optimal health.* Each ingredient provides nutritional balance to fill the gaps in the average American diet.* It provides the right nutrients in the right amounts to ensure optimal absorption.* And the chelated amino acid-bound minerals in CorePlex make them easily digestible and highly absorbable.*
The vitamins and antioxidants in CorePlex work together to help strengthen the immune system and fight the effects of free radicals.* Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc help support healthy bones and many other biological processes.* B-vitamins help the body convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy and support the cardiovascular and neurological systems.* Vitamin C helps support and enhance the immune system.*
In addition to all the benefits of CorePlex, CorePlex with Iron provides 100% of the daily-recommended amount of iron, which is especially important for pregnant women, nursing mothers and women of childbearing age, especially those with heavy menstrual cycles.” (borrowed from AdvoCare.com)  Also available in chewables for children and other non-pill-takers! 🙂

I have one last oatmeal recipe to wrap up HEART month.  Yes, it’s March now, but I had a request for a healthy baked oatmeal.  This recipe can be found on the Mayo Clinic website, however, I tweaked it a bit.  Serve with no-sugar-added yogurt for added protein and calcium – definitely a breakfast to look forward to!

 
Baked Oatmeal
 
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or to taste
Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 to 1 cup chopped or ground walnuts
1 cup skim, soy or almond milk
 
In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Spray a 9-by-13 baking pan generously with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes.  Makes 8 servings.  The values listed below represent the recipe made without the walnuts.
 
Calories 204 Sodium 105 mg
Total fat 4 g Total carbohydrate 34 g
Saturated fat 0.7 g Dietary fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.9 g Protein 8 g
Cholesterol 0.5 mg    
Starches 1
Fruits 1
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates 0.5
Grains and grain products 1
Fruits 1
Sweets 0.5

 Source: This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook” published by Good Books and available at the MayoClinic.com Bookstore.

 

Stay tuned!  This month will be full of exciting announcements…!

 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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Happy Heart Month!

Happy February!  It’s the American Heart Association Heart Month and a great time to focus on things we can do to inspire healthy hearts all around us.  Without a doubt, getting that much needed cardio 3 hours a week is a much bigger challenge this time of year than in mid summer.  But, can I just tell you, one of the things I love most about February?  I was reminded of this this morning at my health club of choice, how much less crowded by favorite fitness classes are, compared to last month!!  So, if crowds of New Year’s Resolution fanatics have forced you to keep your distance from your gym of choice, COME BACK!  Your heart will thank you.  Just as it will if you clear the clothes off your stationary bike, eliptical, or treadmill at home.  Or get your dog out for the regular walks he needs regardless of the weather.  Start with 15 minutes a day, then 20.  When you’re ready to make the jump from 25 to 30, give yourself a day off.  This may be a challenge.  It’s worth it.  Sitting at a desk all day is something we learned.  Gradually.  Remember how early in our school days they had to give us several recesses per day so we could all run around?  Later, it was just one, until high school, when none were required.  Some chose after school activities, some did not.  And our fates were sealed.  We might not have been fully in control of those choices then, whether transportation was an issue, or money, or the drive to get the best grades possible.  We are in charge now.  We may not get to take an hour’s worth of breaks each day to “run around”, but we can choose to incorporate some activities into our lifestyles in that same spirit.
 
On another  heart-healthy note, by now most everyone has heard how good oatmeal is for heart health, as its fiber has been proven to lower cholesterol and is a satisfying alternative to just about anything you can have for breakfast.  My Advocare education has led me to now chose only oatmeal or an Advocare Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast.  One of the reasons is that when you look at the back of a canister of oatmeal, there is one ingredient:  oatmeal.  No sodium, no cholesterol, plenty of soluable fiber, naturally high in iron, and a fair amount of protein!  And no sugar or anything we cannot pronounce the names of.  This is huge for me because, in the past year, I quit a 35 year cold cereal habit!  Of course, some are more like empty calories than others, and at least I always ate breakfast, which is way better than not.  
 
When something faster is the order of the day, I’ve come to look forward to Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes.  The rich flavors are outstanding and come in chocolate, vanilla, berry, chocolate-mocha, and orange cream and are not only just for breakfast.  Whether you “need to cut calories or you need a nutritious on-the-go meal, grab a Meal Replacement Shake. Meal Replacement Shakes have a 1:1 protein-to-carbohydrate ratio, which studies show supports weight loss and sustained energy. And since they’re loaded with 24 grams of easily digestible protein, 26 vitamins and minerals and just 220 calories per serving, you’ll satisfy your rumbling tummy, feed your muscles with high-octane fuel and give your body wholesome nutrients for a healthier you. Meal Replacement Shakes also work great as part of the Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®).” (borrowed from Advocare.com)
 
Boxes of 14 can be purchased at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
Once again, I’ve opted to borrow a fabulous recipe from the test kitchen of Heather Devine.  Heather, if you’re reading this, Many Thanks, as this recipe is great for so many reasons (check out the protein!) and I had my heart set on sending out an oatmeal family solution rather than just telling everyone to “Eat more oatmeal.”  Watch for more of these in the 3 weeks to come.  Enjoy!  🙂 
 
Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
 
1 c. egg whites
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oats
1/3 c. milk
2 tbsp. oil (I use grapeseed or olive)
1/4 c. finely ground pecans (food processors will grind whole pecans)
1/4 c. flax seed meal
1/4 tsp. Stevia
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
Beat egg whites till fluffy.  Beat remaining ingredients until just smooth.   For thinner pancakes, add a ¼ cup water at a time.  For each pancake, drop ¼ c batter onto hot griddle.  Serve with real maple syrup.
 
Until next time, my heart goes out to you, each of you, all on your own wellness journeys…
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
 
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Never too late….

Hi All,
 
How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming, Team?  If you’ve begun to feel like you’ve bitten off more than you could chew, don’t give up.  Don’t give IN!!  Perhaps you took on too much at once and you couldn’t keep up up with everything you were trying to do differently.  Just take a couple steps back to where you got off track or renew your commitment and start over if you need to. It’s never too late to make a healthy lifestyle change.  Hmmm… Lifestyle change.  You’ll notice you may never hear me use the word DIET.  I can think of very few concepts that are more counterproductive.  Small changes you believe in so strongly that you are willing to commit to that way of thinking for the rest of your life, a.k.a. lifestyle changes, pave the path to wellness success you can really hold onto.  It’s never too late.  Your body will thank you. 
 
Start small.  Consider changes you can do easily TODAY.  Take a 20 minute walk.  Say “no” to soft drinks for the rest of the day.  Try a veggie and nuts for a snack instead of anything with sugar.  Redefine dessert as a piece of fresh fruit or dark chocolate.  But if these are BIG changes for you, pick 1 or 2, NOT all of them.  And do them, or any other healthy change of your choice, until it becomes part of your identity.  Forgive yourself for veering off track.  We’re human, afterall.  Hop back ON!! 
 
Need a jump start?  Domani Salon and Spa is still offering Advocare’s 24-Day Challenge at at a discount of 25% off through the last day of January.  If you’d like to be motivated by the opportunity to win a spa package in the Biggest Winner Contest, call TODAY.  As long as I talk to you on or before February 4th, your results will still qualify.  It’s fun, it’s easy, and IT WORKS!  The system gives you a boost and supports your healthy lifestyle any time of year. 
 
Now, for those of you kings and queens of motivation and will-power out there (and I don’t mean me, I still completely loose it around anything covered in frosting or cheese!), you know that adding protein to your meals and snacks, helps cut cravings, accelerates your body’s ability to burn calories, and hastens the recovery process after exercise.  Advocare “Pro 20 is a well-rounded, superior liquid protein and amino acid supplement.* And, it’s not just any protein. The 3 oz. bottle is packed with 20 grams of soluble hydrolyzed protein, which the body can absorb quickly, to support lean muscle mass.*

Unlike many protein supplements, Pro 20 provides 200 mg of Alpha-GPC, helping increase strength, speed, agility, reaction time, and power and performance.* With just 140 calories, Pro 20 is also packed with B vitamins and electrolytes. The convenient and fast delivery of these superior ingredients facilitates recovery, helping provide increased, sustained energy.* Pro 20 can be used as a pre-workout supplement as well as a recovery product.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

Pick up your 8-serving box at Domani as soon as the roads are clear. 😉 
 
On this blustery winter day, I’m looking forward to a little salad pick-me-up.  My friend, Heather, shared this recipe with me almost a year ago, when I begun my Advocare journey.  She said she liked it because it has a little bit of everything you in it and I’ve made it nearly once a month since.  I love all the flavors and textures.
 
Black Bean and Mango Salad
 
1 ½- 2 c mango
½ -1 c thin sliced green onion
1-1½ c brown rice
3 tbsp fresh cilantro minced
1 tbsp salsa
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil, or grapeseed oil
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 large can of black beans

Slice, dice, mix and enjoy!!!  I will also put some of this on top of 2 cups of mixed green to get more veggie in.

Be safe and be good to yourself!

Yours truly,

Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333

 

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Doesn’t have to be hard to be working!

I am so excited!  Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with a couple people who are doing the 24-Day Challenge for Domani’s Biggest Winner contest.  And, WOW!!  I am extrememly impressed with the level of committment and the results I’m seeing so far!  What I’m hearing the most is how easy it is to follow.  And painless – as after just a couple of days, cravings are noticably under control or even non-existent.  Truly, it only takes a couple days of distance from sugary or starchy snacks before your body stops calling out to them.  So, keep up the good work and tell your friends and family.  The special 25%-off price on Advocare’s 24-day Challenge products and the opportunity to get in on the chance to win a spa package are going on through January.  Results will be announced March 1st.  Or simply do it for yourself.  Either way you win! 🙂
 
My wellness tip this week is especially for those of you working on making some serious changes this month.  Keep a food log.  This always helps when someone comes to me with questions if their diet isn’t working because we can examine the history together and find the sneaky culprits.  It also shows where things like protein or fiber need to be added.  And it adds an element of accountability, if only to yourself.  Don’t leave anything out.  You may be surprised where the extra calories are creaping in!  I strongly encourage all 24-Day Challengers to be doing this.       
 
Questions about Advocare’s OmegaPlex this week have prompted me to make this my Advocare Prodct of the Week.  “OmegaPlex® omega-3 fatty acid supplement is a safe, convenient, easy way to get the omega-3 fatty acids that may be missing from your diet, especially if you consume fish less than twice a week. It contains both 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA long-chain omega-3 fatty acids per serving for maximum benefit.* Because these nutrients are involved in transporting nutrients, OmegaPlex is an important component for core nutrition.* It also helps promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and supports a healthy immune system.* It plays a key role in cardiovascular activity by supporting normal blood flow and healthy blood pressure.* In fact, consuming omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.** By supporting a healthy metabolism, OmegaPlex can aid weight management.*

OmegaPlex meets the highest quality standards of product safety and efficacy. Each softgel starts with high-quality marine lipid concentrate, which must meet strict analytical testing requirements for environmental contaminants, quantity of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and oxidation as indicators of safety, purity, potency and freshness. OmegaPlex also contains the antioxidant vitamin E in its most active form to further ensure omega-3 fatty acid stability.* The quality values of OmegaPlex are consistent with or exceed the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) voluntary monograph values.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

 
This omega-3 fatty acid supplement is for everyone.  Take 2 soft-gels twice or more daily with meals.  There is even a kid-friendly version called Purple Champs.  They’re delicious!
 
With my focus on omega-3’s this week, it seemed appropriate to include my favorite omega-3-rich recipe:
 
Steamed Salmon with Leeks
 
4 chinook salmon fillets (4-oz. each)
1 large leek, divided
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp dry sherry
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
 
Rinse salmon in cold water & dry with a paper towel.
Trim tough green part and root end from leek, and discard.  Cut leek in half lengthwise.  Rinse with cold water, pulling apart layers to remove grit.  Cut leek into very thin slices.  Spread 2/3 of slices evenly on large microwaveable plate.  Cover loosely with waxed paper, and microwave on high 30 seconds.
Combine ginger, sherry, soy sauce, and remaining leeks in a small bowl.
Place salmon on plate over microwaved leek slices, skin-side down, in spoke fashion so thickest parts face outward.  Pour ginger mixture evenly over top and cover loosely with waxed paper.  Microwave on high 4 to 6 minutes or until salmon is opaque in center.  Test for doneness by inserting tip of a sharp knife in center of fillet.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
 
4 servings.  230 calories, 11g protein, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g fat, 540mg sodium
 
from The Doctors Book of Healing Foods, Selene Yeager and the editors of Prevention, Rodale Inc.
 
Enjoy over a green salad or brown rice or with a side of seasonal fruits!
 
‘Til next time, something to keep all that positve energy flowing:  the days are getting  longer!!!  
Lisa
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Why should I Herbal Cleanse?

 Greetings from Domani Wellness!
 
I hope all the beauty & wonder & DELICIOUSNESS of the season has been yours and the New Year finds you and your loved ones all safe and healthy.  It has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote, but with holidays being what they are, I figured, Who needs more stuff in their inbox?!  Now, with the new year upon us, it’s likely many of us have at least one wellness resolution.  An excellent place to start is with a cleanse.  You might be relieved to know that a cleanse is not a fast, but rather a short period of time in which you actually eat often, but only the foods that you know your body really needs in order to help reset your digestive system.  And, as many of you have already learned, Advocare has cleansing down to a science.  What a perfect time to put it to work for you again!
 
“The AdvoCare® Herbal Cleanse system can help rid your body of toxins and waste with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.* Using a systematic approach, this 10-day system guides you day by day through the steps for thorough internal cleansing and improved digestion.* Herbal Cleanse supports the body’s metabolic systems and general health during the detoxification process by helping to keep energy levels up, aiding in removing impurities and supporting the immune system.* Some people who use Herbal Cleanse for the first time experience an encouraging weight reduction and/or reduction in inches when they pair the system with the recommended diet and exercise.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)
 
And while you’re at it, why not follow it up with the other 14 days of the 24 Day Challenge.  It’s an excellent way to start a new wellness routine, bust through a current weight-loss plateau, or simply to gain more energy.  It’s all on sale now for 25% off at Domani Salon & Spa.  
 
My wellness tip for the week is to tune in to your sugar intake.  If you have no other resolutions this 2013, make cutting sugar a priority.  There are so many reasons, but here are the top 3:  Sugar not burned for energy converts to fat that is much harder to burn off.  The steady rise of diabetes & related illnesses has begun to significantly burden the health care industry.  Sugar aggrivates inflamation EVERYWHERE in your body, contributing to pain, breakouts, and aging.  So even if cutting calories for weight loss is the furthest thing from your mind, breaking a sugar addiction is one of the best things you can do to show your body some love.
 
Try this recipe for your next tapas party, maybe even tonight!  I like to call them Caprese-salads-on-a-stick, viturally sug ar-free…
Mozzarella & Cherry Tomato Skewers
 
10 cherry tomatoes, halved, or grape tomatoes
20 basil leaves
10 bocconcini balls, halved, or 6 oz. regular mozzarella cheese, cut in 20 cubes
20 pitted black olives
olive oil for drizzling
kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
20 toothpicks
 
Thread one of each item on toothpicks or cocktail skewers.  Lightly drizzle olive oil over the loaded skewers and season with salt and lots of black pepper.  There is a lot of room here for your own preferences, such as peppers or mushrooms in place of one or more of the the other items.  Also, experiment with other types of pepper or herb.  (Tip:  Here in Watertown, I have found containers of fresh mozzarella balls in containers of liquid in the deli section of the grocery store.  The ones I’ve used are about the size of olives and work beautifully.)  Enjoy!
 
New Vegetarian, by Celia Brooks Brown, published by Ryland Peters & Small, NY
 
 
So, start your cleansing and we’ll talk soon!
Lisa
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BIGGEST WINNER: win a domani dream day!!!!

join us in January for our DOMANI BIGGEST WINNER CHALLENGE and you could win a DOMANI DREAM DAY

(60 minute facial, 60 minute massage, pedicure and manicure)

The remainder of December and all of January, Advocare 24 day challenge is over 25% off FOR YOU!!!!

-over a $40 savings

-weekly motivational emails

1 on 1 coaching with our wellness coach, Lisa!!!!  She will help put together the best plan for YOU, based on your needs and goals!

Joining the challenge doesn’t cost YOU anything,  you just need to purchase your discounted 24 day challenge!

want to receive this great discount, but don’t want to join our challenge?!?!  THAT’S OK TOO!!!

 

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Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-LAH-CHOO!!!

Hello Again from Lisa & Domani Wellness,
 
This weeks email is all about your immune system. You know you did it: hugged a few people you my not have hugged had it not been Thanksgiving, shook a lot more hands than usual… And now you’re feelin it. If you haven’t already. Well, it’s not too late to take action. In fact, it’s the perfect time to prepare your body for the rest of the holiday season and prime time for colds & flu. Let’s start with my Advocare product spotlight – CitriZinc!

“AdvoCare® CitriZinc™ is an easy-to-take chew with the delicious flavor of lemon and lime. CitriZinc supports immunity by providing three important nutrients most of us aren’t getting adequate amounts of in our daily diet: vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D.*

Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, and eye disease and can even help protect skin from wrinkling. Also, as an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, vitamin C contributes to a healthy immune system and is necessary for healthy bones, teeth and skin. This effective nutrient also supports absorption of the mineral iron, and plays an important role in nerve and brain function.

Zinc
Zinc is found in cells throughout the body and is an important nutrient the body needs to stay healthy. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Some research ranks it with vitamin C when it comes to helping reduce the effect of seasonal illnesses.

Vitamin D
Studies show that vitamin D enhances immunity and helps ensure the body absorbs and retains calcium and phosphorus, critical for building bone. Research conducted over the last decade suggests this powerful vitamin plays a much broader disease-fighting role than once thought. Laboratory studies show that vitamin D also plays a critical role in helping support immune function.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

My wellness tip for the week, in addition to heading to Domani to pick up your CitriZinc, is GET MOVING. OUTDOORS. Exercise is such a valuable player in your fight for illness reduction. And you get an added benefit from doing it outside. The cold, fresh air helps stimulate the immune system, believe it or not. But, if you think about for how many hundreds of years people have actually CHOSEN to live in Wisconsin and SURVIVED, it makes sense. I’m not talking about spending half a day out there, but most of us can handle a 20 minute walk. It’s still above freezing, go for 25 or 30.

Ginger Tea.  Ginger warms the body and increases circulation. Ginger tea is also a soothing drink for someone who has an upset stomach or nausea.

2 cups water, a 1-inch piece fresh ginger thinly sliced, freshly squeezed lemon juice & maple syrup or honey to taste.

Simmer water and ginger 10-20 minutes. Strain and pour into cups.  Add a squeeze of fresh lemon & sweeten to taste.

Cold Remedy Ginger Tea.  When a cold is coming on, use a piece of ginger the size of the ill person’s thumb in the 2 cups of water.  Simmer until liquid is reduced in half, about an hour.  Remove from heat and add lemon and honey.

from Feeding the Whole Family:  Cooking with Whole Foods, by Cynthia Lair.  Sasquatch Books, Seatle, WA

 

…’til next time, Keep washing your hands, people!  😉

Lisa Foat

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