The Power of A Breath

Today I'd like to present a guest post from my good friend and yoga coach Joe Somodi. Joe is a longtime friend of The Khader Center and one of the most balanced people I know. He always has insightful things to share about breathing, meditation, and yoga. - Dina Hidden inside a recent professional sporting event are profound lessons of life about the mind and breath. Let me set the scene: 22-year-old Jordan Spieth has taken the pro golf world by storm. At this year's Masters, one of the four major golf tournaments of the year, he was the defending champion. Until Jordan...
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Dina Featured in Inside Chappaqua Magazine

When Inside Chappaqua Magazine first spoke to me about writing an article about my practice, I was happy to oblige. I'm always excited to talk about my own path to nutritional wellness, and what got me so interested in nutrition in the first place. Over the years I've helped a lot of people achieve optimal wellness, but it is also a very personal journey for me, and I'm so happy that my own constant learning and development can be an asset to others. If you'd like to learn a little bit about how my interest in nutrition was sparked, and...
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8 Tips for Beating Allergy Season

Bad news for allergy sufferers: Experts are predicting a particularly punishing allergy season this year compared to previous years (and the last few have been bad enough!). There's not much we can do about the weather or pollen count, but we can take steps to make sure you're one step ahead of your allergies. Follow these simple tips to enjoy an active, healthy spring! 1.) Shower at night. A lot of people like to shower in the morning, but here's the thing: all those allergens stick to your body, and taking them to bed with you is an invitation for...
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Get a Fresh Start with a Spring Group Detox

Spring is one of my favorite times to reflect and refresh, and one of the best ways to refresh is with a supervised detox program at The Khader Center! Detoxing now will help get you ready for an active, healthy summer. You'll have the energy to enjoy outdoor activities, healthier weight for the beach, and improved mood to get the most out of vacations. Most importantly, you'll set yourself on a path for better long-term health! Spring Group Detox at The Khader Center Saturday April 30th & May 21st, Noon - 1pm Pre-registration by April 27th required Call (914) 242-0124 With a group detox, participants...
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Personal Training with Donny Castaldo

I’m happy to announce a new service available for the first time at The Khader Center: Personal Training with our resident training expert Donny Castaldo. Donny graduated from The State University of New York in Cortland with a degree in Health and Sport, and is committed to effective, safe training using a combination of resistance bands and freeletics. If you’ve ever considered personal training, this is a great opportunity to try it with an amazing personal trainer and see how beneficial it really is. Not only has Donny been responsible for his own training, which led to a 2015 NCAA...
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Eight Foods That Could Be Causing Hidden Inflammation

Our digestive system is complex and sensitive, and surprisingly susceptible to inflammation. Inflammation is a triggering of the body’s immune system that can cause immediate discomfort, but more alarmingly, is linked to a number of chronic conditions, including obesity, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. While different people react to food in different ways, these eight foods are some of the most common, and easily avoidable, causes of inflammation. Corn: American corn, or maize, is a highly inflammatory grain. Most corn is genetically modified, and GMO corn is particularly linked to digestive inflammation. This one is a total avoid food for everyone...
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10 Tips for Fighting Anxiety with Nutrition

Anxiety is becoming so prevalent, researchers are calling it the signature disease of this generation. 30% of American adults will experience a serious anxiety disorder at some point in their life. More than just a sense of unease, anxiety is a chemical reaction in the brain that triggers our fight-or-flight response, with results that can be exceedingly disruptive and even debilitating. Fortunately, nutrition is one of your most powerful tools against anxiety! Follow these ten steps to promote positive mental health and help keep anxiety at bay. 1.) Cut the caffeine. Just the thought of skipping your morning coffee may...
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Should You Consider an Oil-Free Diet?

Lately, I’ve been looking into the emerging research on adopting an oil-free diet, and given how strong the evidence is, it is something I am currently recommending for most of my clients. It’s a big change for a lot of people, and certainly goes against some trusted nutritional advice. So why go oil-free? Oil is, succinctly put, pure fat. It is relatively low in nutritional value, high in calories, and contains saturated fat, which injures your arteries and is a major contributor to heart disease. There are much healthier ways to get the low amounts of fatty acids our bodies need,...
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Dina Khader’s Products Star at The Academy Awards

I love the Academy Awards, but this year’s show will be extra special, because winners, nominees, and guests will all be offered a selection of my products as part of their Pre-Oscars Swag Bag. I was thrilled to be chosen as one of the elite few companies whose products will be enjoyed by some of the most prestigious stars in Hollywood! For my selection, I chose two very different products. To help celebrate an elegant celebration, I included an elegant treat: Dina’s Organic 74% Dark Chocolate Truffles. Since they were looking for vegan items, it was the perfect fit! And...
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Seven Tips to Beat Winter Fatigue

Your body has to work harder when it's cold. Keeping your body temperature up can be tough when winter weather is trying to bring it down, so your body burns more calories, speeds up metabolism, and burns through nutrients faster than it normally would. The result is exactly what you would expect: all that work makes your body fatigued. Winter fatigue can be a big problem. Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome almost always report worsening symptoms in cold weather, but having the low energy, reduced stamina, and compromised immunity that come with fatigue isn't good for anybody. Follow these seven tips...
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