Hastings Healthy Living September 2010 Newsletter: Fall Detox

Hastings Healthy Living September 2010 Newsletter: Fall Detox

An essential part of a healthy lifestyle is taking the time to check in with your body and clean up your diet at least twice a year! The transitional season of Fall is the perfect time to detox and balance your body before winter and the holiday season approaches.
I''ve made it super easy for you, with 3 classes tailored to your level of detox experience! Take a look at the "upcoming events" section below to find out which class (or classes) will best support your detox needs.
And if you want the facts on why it is so important to detox, take a look at the article section for the "Top 10 Reasons To Do A Fall Detox"!

Newsletter Content:
1. Upcoming Events
2. Top 10 Reasons to Detox
3. Recipe of the Month: Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup
4. Contact Me

Upcoming Events

Here''s what''s happening in September!
Click Here For Details On All Upcoming Classes

Fall Detox Workshop

Time: 7:30 pm-8:45 pm
Location: Heartsong Yoga
264 North Main St East Longmeadow Ma 01028
Cost: $20
Did you know it is just as important to do a detox/cleanse in the Fall as it is in the Spring! This class is perfect for those who have NEVER done a detox before. We will explore the benefits of detoxing and how to use whole foods and simple yoga poses to achieve great results!
Click here to REGISTER

Sunday September 26, 2010
Fall Detox and Yoga Flow Workshop

Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: Heartsong Yoga
264 North Main St East Longmeadow Ma 01028
Cost: $30/Prepay or $35/Door
Learn how you can easily do a 3 day detox/cleanse in the Fall to prepare for the cold winter months ahead. You will understand the details of what goes on internally and externally during a detox/cleanse and explore how to use a specific combination of whole foods and yoga to cleanse and strengthen your body!
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Thursday September 30, 2010
Detox Cooking Class

It''s proven a detox can increase your energy, clear toxins from your body and clear up skin problems. During this cooking class will discuss the importance of detox/cleansing and you will receive a generous tasting and copies of whole foods recipes that can carry you through a 3-5 day detox! Get glowing!!

Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Melwood Ave East Longmeadow Ma 01028
Cost: $35/person
Only 4 Spots Left!
Carrot Ginger Soup, Eggplant and Chickpea Stew, Sea Vegetable Salad with Sweet Mint Dressing, Roasted Sweet Fall Veggies with seasonal herbs.
Click here to REGISTER

Article: The Top 10 Reasons To Do A Fall Detox

Most of us don''t like to see the Summer season go... One minute it''s all about pool parties and BBQ''s and the next minute we look up and the leaves are starting to change color and the morning air feels a little cooler.
When we think of the coming winter many of us think of heavy foods, holiday shopping and parties, cold and flu season and fatigue (sorry, I know that''s a little depressing, but I have good news)! By taking a little time (2-7 days) to do a Fall detox you can prep your body and your mood for the cold days ahead, so that you can look forward to the winter months!
Here are the top 10 reasons you should do a Fall detox:

1. Detoxing clears space in the liver so toxins can be removed. Eliminating excess toxins helps to strengthen your immune system for the cold and flu season.
2. A Fall detox can help shed any excess "vacation weight" that you may have accumulated.
3. After a summer of sweet fruits and cooling foods, a detox is a great way to ease your body into the new foods that are available in the Fall. Consuming root vegetables, good quality oils and seasonal fruits start to build the body for the winter season.
4. If you suffer from dry skin in the winter, a Fall detox can help decrease or prevent skin problems.
5. A Fall detox is a perfect way to jump start your energy and keep it going all winter long.
6. A Fall detox may help your body adjust to colder weather. This is because the food you will be eating and detox activities you will be doing help your body ease into the temperature change.
7. A Fall detox may decrease your seasonal allergies come Spring.
8. A Fall detox can DECREASE your sugar cravings during the holiday season!
9. A Fall detox can lift your mood and help you avoid the "winter blues"!
10. A Fall detox can help prevent holiday weight gain!

Click Here For Details On Fall Detox Classes

Recipe of Month

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup

2 Tbs olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 butternut squash (about 1 1/4 lbs). peeled and coarsely chopped
3 large carrots, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
3/4 tsp ground coriander
6 cups vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbs fresh lime juice

In a large soup pot , heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the squash, carrots and sugar, saute, stirring for 10 minutes . Add the paprika, cumin, turmeric and coriander and continue to saute, stirring for about 10 minutes longer. Add stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to med-low and simmer, uncovered, until squash and carrots are soft, 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup (you can also use a blender, just let soup cool slightly and blend in batches).
Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the lime juice and cilantro.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter! I hope you enjoyed it! The time is here to make a positive change in your health, I am available for health history consultations, just click here for more information about health counseling or to schedule an appointment.
To your health and happiness,
Renee Hastings, HCC