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Wellness News                                                 

June 2010 

dr heidi

So far, the popular concepts on ideal weight and weight loss have not resulted in happier, healthier Americans.  As we all know, obesity rates are only rising.  And while it is true that increased weight leads to joint wear and tear, diabetes, heart disease, hormone imbalance and other health issues, it has not proven helpful to stress this.  I think a radical new approach is necessary.  My suggestions to patients who struggle with weight are simple but if applied, can be absolutely liberating.  I tell patients to either accept and love themselves exactly as they are fully and totally right now, conscious of their own choices OR change their habits!  

Either of these choices will result in more energy and a happier life.  If you really accept that there are no other choices besides these two and you become okay with your choice it releases guilt, victim mentality and self-condemnation.  If you choose to change and release the weight, we have a nutrition program, exercise recommendations and specialists to help monitor progress and document your success!  And if the choice made is to accept yourself fully as you are, we'll let you know that we already have!  Until our next adjustment... 


Yours in health,

Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team

couple on beach Summer Shape-Up Special!
FREE body composition reading
with entry into the
Lose a Ton in '10* program

Let us help you achieve a healthy weight safely under the guidance of our Clinical Nutritionist who will create a personalized program to help you break negative eating patterns and reach your goal!

Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (or BIA), considered one of the most exact and accessible methods of screening body fat,
your progress is monitored so you can see your measurable success!

*About the LOSE A TON IN '10 PROGRAM
Lose weight for a great cause! For each pound the Glendale community loses as part of the Ton in '10 goal, Glendale Adventist Hospital will donate $1 (up to $2,000) to Glendale Healthy Kids!

Offer expires 06/30/10 
Limit one offer per client. 
please mention offer at time of booking.
cannot be combined with any other special offers or discounts.

Get cooking this summer & enjoy this healthy BBQ recipe that will help you get swim-suit ready!
from our Clinical Nutritionist Michelle

This easy and delicious Chicken Tikka Kebab recipe is high in protein and low in fat meaning you will feel fuller longer and have sustained energy (no blood sugar crashes here!). Also the garlic, turmeric and ginger all have anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.

Chicken Tikka Kebabs
Serves 6

2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  (we suggest organic, free-range chicken)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup plain yogurt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper

12 6-to-8-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
  (organic grass-fed butter is rich in Omega-3's & antioxidants or you can substitute
   extra virgin olive oil which is micronutrient & vitamins A,E & K-rich)

Combine chicken, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl; let stand 30 minutes.

Mix 1/4 cup plain yogurt, minced garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/8 teaspoon ginger and crushed red pepper in small bowl. Add to chicken and stir until chicken is well coated with spice mixture. Refrigerate chicken at least 3 hours or overnight.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread chicken on skewers, dividing equally. Brush chicken with melted butter. Season with salt. Grill kebabs until just cooked through, turning frequently, about 7 minutes.

Serve with a nice big salad of dark leafy greens and fresh seasonal veggies. Enjoy!

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In This Issue
Summer Shape-Up Special
Healthy BBQ Recipe
June Events for KIds
Exercise Options
Health Dining
June Events
for Kids

Pavilion of Wings
a living exhibit at the
Natural History Museum

Summer Classes at
Dragonfly DuLou

Rock Toddler &
World Citizen Toddler at
Heartbeat House

Bob Baker
Marionette Theatre
50th Anniversary

Get Moving!

No-cost or Low-Cost Local Fitness Options in your Local Community

Lululemon @ The Americana
Complimentary Fitness Classes every Sunday 930-1030am

All About You Bootcamp
Two complimentary classes

HeartBeat House
$7 community yoga classes

Local Healthy Dining Options

Full O' Life
Natural Foods Market & Restaurant in Burbank

Cruzer Pizza
100% Vegan Pizza in Glendale

Panera Bread
Fresh salads & cafe sandwiches in Glendale

Cinnamon Restaurant
Vegetarian Mexican dining in Eagle Rock

Father Nature's Lavash Wraps
Mediterranean Food in Pasadena

SunPower Natural Cafe
Organic, vegan, raw restaurant in Studio City

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