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October Newsletter 2011
Center Your Health Newsletter October 2011
Peanut Ginger Sauce
CYH Blog - Ayurvedic Fall Detox, Vegan Chic Clothes, & Black Bean Brownies.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors

laurbeachheadshotUnfortunately for me, October began on a very sad note.  As some of you may have read on my blog, my first boyfriend and love from high school was in a fatal car accident on October 2nd.  When we lose someone unexpectedly, especially someone young, we're reminded of how short and precious each moment is.  The reality of life is that each night that we lay down to sleep, we're all one day closer to death.  It may sound dark, but it's the truth.  None of us know when our time will come and because of that, we need to be sure that we're living the best life possible each and every day.  When I finished nutrition school I specifically named my business, Center Your Health, because I feel passionate about living the best life you can.  By centering your health, you'll improve the quality of your life resulting in a more comfortable and happier life both psychically and emotionally.  Please take a moment to think of a few ways that you can "center your health" and see how I keep mine aligned here.   In the meantime, I'm sending so much love to the Policastro family for their loss. 

I appreciate being able to share my newsletter with you.  Feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel may be interested.  Wishing you health & happiness!  


Lauren Forney, HHC, RYT, AADP
Holistic Health Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher

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Minute Marinade:  Peanut Ginger Sauce
This is the season when we're all are craving warm soups and hearty foods so I had planned on sharing a simple soup recipe but we can't JUST eat soups all fall, right?  This is one of my favorite "minute marinades" because it literally takes a few minutes to throw together while your noodles are on the stove.  peanut noodlesThis peanut sauce is so ridiculously flavorful, packed with protein, and loaded with nutrition. 
You'll soo love it.


cup hot water

cup creamy organic peanut butter

cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbs. olive oil

2 tbs. white vinegar

3 - 4 cloves garlic (minced) 

2 tsp fresh ginger root (minced) 

tsp fresh ground pepper


Blend all ingredients together (I use the magic bullet for sauces like this) until creamy. 

I love tossing this sauce on rice or soba noodles (you can use any of your favorite noodles).  I peel a few carrots and cut into thin strips, seed a few red bell peppers and cut into thin strips too.  Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro (if you're a lover of it like I am).  Serve hot and enjoy each creamy bite. 
Center Your Health's BLOG
If you haven't gotten around to checking out my blog, here are some of the things I've been blogging about this past month.  I hope you enjoy!
Vegan Chic - Not Tested On Animals
Lauren's Black Bean Brownie Bites

Wellness Tip of the Month 

Breast Cancer Risk Factors Rarely Mentioned     october breast cancer aware 


Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D, was one of my favorite guest speakers while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She speaks about the risk factors that are rarely mentioned about breast cancer in her October newsletter, and I include them all in my blog post.  Please take a moment to read it and share with others. 


Breast Cancer Risk Factors Rarely Mentioned: 

Having Children

Breast Feeding

Environmental Causes

Use of Antiperspirants

Tight & Under-wire Bras

Use of Oral Contraceptives


Breast Cancer Risk Factors Rarely Mentioned, by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.

Remember: staying active, managing your stress and eating a diet rich in whole, natural foods (with little to no sugar, dairy, meat, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine) will help you fight off cancer. 


The fall is the perfect time to realign yourself and prepare for the holidays ahead. I can help review your health goals and work with you to achieve the life, desired weight and health you've always desired!  I'm offering SPECIAL discounted fall prices so that you can finally make all of your healthy dreams come true! 
Please contact me at or call 732.383.7784
to set up a health consultation! 
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