Winter 2008-09 Newsletter

Author: Dr. Quinte Naturopathic Centre on 21 January 2010

Supplement Spotlight

UltraMeal is a nutritional powder designed for those who need to improve body composition. UltraMeal promotes the loss of body fat while helping maintain lean muscle mass. It is a great-tasting and satisfying high-protein, low-glycemic index power that comes in a variety of flavours, such as chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, mocha, banana, and peach.

Quinte Naturopathic Centre Special: Buy 5 and get 1 free! (special ends March 1, 2009)

Clean Water…for better weight and a better environment

Klean Kanteen water bottles make the perfect companion at the office or at the gym when you’re trying to lose weight. Not only will you be giving something that is good for the body, but you will also feel great knowing you are helping the planet as well.

Check out our post on Klean Kanteen here.

Emotional Freedom Technique and Good Intentions

EFT is a wonderful way to address any blocks to success that can occur when you make a plan to change your life. These blocks can contribute to you falling short of fulfillment. Goal setting and EFT, when used together, can significantly increase your chance of success. EFT is an easy-to-learn technique, and after one session you will be able to reduce feelings of guilt, inadequacy, sadness, and grief as well as any other negative issue that may be coming between you and your successful outcome.

Often, there are thoughts that are “in the background” that negate your good intentions. These are called “tail-enders,” and using EFT can eliminate these blocks to success. An example of this is when you say to yourself on a conscious level, “I am going to lose weight.” However, in the background there is often a thought that says, “But I haven’t been successful in the past so why should I be able to do this now?” This is just one example of the many “tail-enders” that may be interfering with your success.

If on one hand you are making one positive statement and at the same time making one that negates the first, it is difficult to follow through with actions that lead to fulfiling your goals. This is why efforts seem to take so much energy. It is as if you are fighting against this resistance. EFT can eliminate this negative self-talk and conflict that interferes with you fulfilling your dreams.

There are two options that can get you started with EFT. It can be learned in a one-day course that is offered here at the Quinte Naturopathic Centre, or a one-on-one session can get you started immediately with follow-ups to ensure you stay on track and fulfill your goals.

Please see our coming events on our website to stay current on course dates. To make an appointment for an individual EFT session, please call the office or contact us using the form here.

Recipe Spotlight

Vegetarian Chili with Tofu

1 Tbsp unrefined oil

3 small onions, chopped

1 large carrot, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (opt.)

3 garlic cloves, minced

3-4 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

28 oz can + 14 oz Italian tomatoes, chopped with juice

1 tsp sugar

15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup bulger (may sub with another fast-cooking grain

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Sauté until onions and carrots are soft.
  2. Add tomatoes with their juice and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes over high heat. Reduce heat to low and stir in beans and bulger (or grain of your choice).
  3. Simmer, covered, until thickened for approximately 15 minutes.

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