Dina Asked to Advise U.S. Rowing Team

I was ecstatic to recently have the opportunity to speak to the United States National Rowing Team about proper nutrition while training.  These consummate athletes take their regimen very seriously, and I was pleased that they had such a genuine interest in enhancing their routines with improved dietary plans.

To maximize endurance and minimize injuries, I advised a gluten-free, low-dairy diet.  I also discussed using Polar Mins for mineral support, as proper minerals are key to reducing fatigue and injuries.  Mineral Support also promotes recovery and reduces muscle soreness, as tight, sore muscles are one of the biggest obstacles to peak rowing speed.

I am confident that following proper nutrition guidelines will help these rowers attain their maximum potential, and I wish them all luck in their Olympic qualifications!

Khader Center Open House a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the first Khader Center Open House such a huge success!  I had a great time talking to many old friends, as well as meeting so many new ones.  It was a beautiful day, and everyone was in such high spirits.  I simply could not have asked for a better turnout!

Special thanks to the Khader Center partners who were on hand to showcase their talents!  Eva’s reflexology chair always had a line of people waiting, Suna gave us all a bit of moving meditation through storytelling, and Joe was always on hand to give expert advice on breathing, yoga, and relaxation.

For those who couldn’t make it, don’t worry!  We’re always happy to invite you in for a cup of green tea and a tour!  We’d love to see you, and to have the chance to share all of the health service opportunities available at The Khader Center.  Give us a call at (914) 242-0124, or just drop in!

Joe Somodi, RYT, Joins My Practice

Since opening the Khader Center in March, it has been my goal to bring together the very best in the field of mental and physical wellness.  I am pleased to welcome yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner Joe Somodi, RYT, who combines focus on mental and physical well-being with an emphasis on building personal resiliency.

Joe takes a holistic approach to yoga, and teaches specific breathing techniques, concentration exercises, and simple physical movements to access a steadier mind.  His ultimate goal is helping individuals become more steady in the midst of change, a state he refers to as resilient living.

Joe has been studying yoga since 1999 and became a certified teacher in 2007.  He works with a wide variety of people, helping them deal with stress, lower back pain, depression, and major life changes.  He aspires to give each student tools for resilient living by empowering them with improved concentration, energy, and relaxation.  All aspects of life are taken into consideration when working towards these goals.

“Many people think of yoga as just a set of poses or a sweaty workout.  It’s so much more than that!  I use my background in Ayurveda, energy healing, and all the many modalities of yoga to prescribe the best method of moving a person forward towards desired change in their life.”

- Joe Somodi, RYT

Ultimately, Joe emphasizes the importance of the mind.  As he tells his students, when you know your mind better, you become empowered to heal yourself.  “It’s about catching the symptoms of disease before they are out of your control.”

Joe can be reached at my office at (914) 242-0124.  Ask to schedule a one-on-one session with Joe to get started on your path to a more resilient life.

Optimal Nutrition: Now Available for Your Garden!

Good nutrition starts at home, and that goes double if you grow your own food!  The biggest problem with both vegetable and floral gardens is always getting lush, productive plants without using toxins or artificial chemical fertilizers.

The toughest obstacle to growing healthy plants is a lack of nutrients in the soil.  Remineralization is the process of returning key minerals and nutrients to the soil, and it has been used on a large scale since the 1980s to make previously barren regions fertile and lush.  Remineralization has been used to restore devastated rainforests in Costa Rica, and  to increase yields in some of the harshest soils in the world.

Now you can remineralize your home garden with soil additives from Premier Research Labs, one of the most trusted names in nutritional supplements.

Black Gold Humate is known as “Thousand Year-Old Compost.”  It is so dense with minerals and growth-enhancing natural acids that it can turn previously useless dirt into superior garden soil.  It helps maintain pH balance, one of the biggest factors in a healthy garden, and adds excellent moisture retention as well.

Dragonite is a carefully selected source of volcanic basalt minerals, the same types used to revive rainforests and reinvigorate agricultural soil worldwide.  Not only does Dragonite ensure nutrient-dense soil, but it helps grow nutrient-dense plants, as well, so not only are your plants healthier, but so are you.

Together, Black Gold Humate and Dragonite can work to make gardening easier, more productive, and more fulfilling.  If you would like more information about these impressive new products, please feel free to call my office at (914) 242-0124.

Suna Senman-Lane, CMIT, LMSW, Joins My Practice

I am very pleased to announce that Suna Senman-Lane, CMIT, LMSW, has joined my practice!  Suna’s specialty is True Identity Practice, a holistic, integrated therapy technique that combines scientific, spiritual, and philosophical approaches to emphasize healthy human development.

Suna is a Certified True Identity Mentor (CTIM); and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with several years of clinical practice as a therapist.  She is additionally certified in prevention and Management of Eating Disorders.

Suna steps away from the medical model of identifying persons in illness into a health model of progression towards true identity and healthy being.  She focuses on building healthy habits, accepting yourself for who you are, dreaming and setting goals, and choosing your actions, all towards the purpose of creating your fulfilling life.

“While I come from a psychotherapy background, I believe that incomplete expression is the core of most emotional disorders and therefore prefer to facilitate a person’s expressive skills than label dysfunction. Groups include inner communication through meditation, body work and mindfulness skills; and outer communication between one another in a safe practicing environment.”

- Suna Senman-Lane, CMIT, LMSW

Suna can be reached at my office at (914) 242-0124.  Ask to schedule a one-on-one session with Suna to determine the right group or individual setting for you.

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