<![CDATA[Change Lives. Teach Wellness. - Blog: Events & More]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:29:32 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Presenting Dr. Greger's Exciting "2010 Nutrition Year in Review"]]>Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:19:10 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/presenting-dr-gregers-exciting-2010-nutrition-year-in-reviewPicture
Dr. Michael Greger, Chief of Medicine for the American Humane Society, will be presenting his amazing, "2010 Nutrition Year in Review" presentation. Cost is by donation, so don't miss this amazing talk. Dr. Greger is easily one of the best and brightest holistic nutrition researchers/doctors in the world! Feel free to pass this information to anyone who cares about their health!

Location: Pine Tree Spa (101 West 17th Street/ 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor)
Date: November 1st, 2010
                                Time: 7:00pm
                                Cost: By Donation


More about Dr. Michael Greger:

Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.

Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and was a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University.

Dr. Greger's books include Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze, and Heart Failure: Diary of a Third Year Medical Student. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

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<![CDATA[Savory, Zesty, Vegan Tuna Salad ]]>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:43:45 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/savory-zesty-vegan-tuna-salad
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Are you craving an energizing, high protein and vegan alternative to tuna salad? Try this satisfyingly delicious recipe from OmWellness' very own, Debora Kupersmid, an H.H.P, Certified Yoga Teacher and current graduate  student at Columbia University, pursuing her Masters in Applied Physiology and Nutrition. Debora's specialty is working with individuals on a budget who wish to take charge of their lives by interconnecting mind, body and spirit.

This recipe features the exquisite chickpea, known for having a highly energizing effect on the body and thought of in the 16th century as a potent aphrodisiac. Mixed with an assortment of vegetables and creamy Vegan mayo, this dish takes on an Italian/ Mediterranean feel and pairs well with the sweetly tangy kale.

Prepare this easy recipe as follows: Cook 1 cup of chickpeas for 45 minutes. Blend with 1/4 cup of cooking water, 2 tbsp of Olive oil, chopped parsley and chopped garlic. Chop 4 stalks of celery, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 of red pepper, 1 tomato, 7 black olives, and 2 small carrots. Combine chickpea and vegetables in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and  3 tbsp of Veganaise.

Massage the following into kale: 1 tbspn of agave nectar, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil, juice of 1/4 of a lemon.

Serve 'vegan tuna' over a bed of the raw, marinated kale and enjoy!

Love,
The OmWellness Team



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<![CDATA[Bill Clinton Attempts Self Healing Through Plant-Based Diet]]>Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:40:21 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/bill-clinton-attempts-to-self-heal-through-plant-based-dietFollowing his bypass surgery, Bill Clinton was inspired by findings of the self-healing mechanism that kicks in once individuals assume a plant-based diet. Greatly reducing or eliminating meat and dairy has resulted in the breakdown of arterial blockage and calcium deposits around the heart, in essence reversing heart disease over time. Clinton so far has experienced a dramatic improvement in his metabolism and has dropped 24 pounds. For more information about the studies that inspired Clinton, go to:

http://www.thechinastudy.com/about.html
http://www.pmri.org/

Watch Clinton speak about his health and diet here:
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<![CDATA[Heather's Healthy, Honey-Kissed Amaranth Porridge]]>Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:42:12 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/heathers-decadent-and-healthy-amaranth-porridge
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Autumn is just beginning to grace us with its refreshing presence. Crystal clear days and brisk weather, make us reach for our fuzzy sweaters and crave more warm and grounding foods. Our lovely alum, Heather Frakes, also a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute created this deliciously warming, vegan porridge featuring the ancient grain, Amaranth. Used in sacred ceremonies by the Aztecs, Amaranth is also chock full of calcium, iron, magnesium and the essential amino acid, lysine. Its texture is rice-like with a nice, slight crunch. Enjoy Amaranth Porridge for breakfast, a soothing lunch, or a healthy dessert.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup amaranth, rinsed and soaked in water 7-8 hours
1 1/2 cup fresh almond milk
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground flax seed
1 tbsp currants
1 tbsp almonds
1 tsp organic or raw honey
Fresh pear, or any fruit of your choosing

Instructions:
1. Combine amaranth, almond milk and sea salt in pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and stir in flax seed, currants and almonds.
3.  Serve.
4. Garnish with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.

Try out this dish and leave a comment on our blog!

Love and Happy Autumn,
The Omwellness Team
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<![CDATA[Event: FRESH- Film Screening at Reflections Yoga]]>Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:49:56 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/event-fresh-film-screening-at-reflections-yogaPlease join OmWellness and Reflections Yoga & freinds in a night of sharing, caring, and learning about where our food comes from at the film screening: FRESH



Date: Wednesday, June 9th
Time: Movie Screening: 8pm; Discussion until 11pm
Location: 250 West 49 Street, 2nd Floor
Between 8th Ave. and Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Cost: $10
Register: 212.974.2288 or CLICK HERE

A screening of the movie FRESH (www.freshthemovie.com).

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

The Cecilia Marta Dance Company will be performing a short number prior to the screening!  Please check out CMDC's website for a delectable taste of what they are all about at : www.ceciliamartadance.org For those of you who know CMDC, you won't want to miss it! For those of you who don't know CMDC, you definitely won't want to miss it!

After the movie, there will be discussion with Antonio Valladares from Healthy Urban Kitchen, Jared Koch with Clean Plates NYC. and Tatiana Forero Puerta & Adam Elenbaas fro

Total running time: 72 minutes
Production Year: 2009

www.freshthemovie.com



 
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<![CDATA[Dr. Michael Greger in NYC this Sunday, 5/23!]]>Tue, 18 May 2010 17:18:32 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/dr-michael-greger-in-nyc-this-sunday-523
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Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

Come see and hear him speak this Sunday, May 23, 2010
Where: Atmananda Yoga School, 324 Lafayette Street 7th Floor, NYC 10012
When: sunday 5/23, 2010 at 1:00pm
Suggested Donation: $10


More about Dr. Michael Greger:

Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.

Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and was a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University.

Dr. Greger's books include Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze, and Heart Failure: Diary of a Third Year Medical Student. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
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<![CDATA[Here Comes The Sun: A Yogic Guide to Spring Cleaning]]>Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:22:02 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/here-comes-the-sun-a-yogic-guide-to-spring-cleaningAn article written by Founder/Director of OmWellness, Tatiana F. Puerta for NY Spirit Magazine. CLICK HERE!
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<![CDATA[Recipe: Marinated Kale with Steamed Veggies Bowl]]>Sun, 28 Feb 2010 06:19:55 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/recipe-marinated-kale-with-steamed-veggies-bowlThis is your new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar.
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This delicious and surprisingly filling bowl is super easy to make!

Ingredients:

Marinated Kale:
  • Kale (lacinado or curly-- curly pictured)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic salt or minced garlic
  • Shoyu or tamari to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste (just a little is enough)
  • Apple cider vinegar
Wash the kale and rip into bite-sized pieces
Add the olive oil and massage gently but thoroughly-- give your kale some love
Add the apple cider vinegar, about a tablespoon
Begin adding other ingredients to taste. Experiment!

Steamed Veggies
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic salt
  • Sesame seeds
Lightly steam veggies. Place in bowl with prepared kale. The veggies will warm up the kale. Top with garlic salt and sesame seeds if desired!

Enjoy!
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<![CDATA[Dr. Brian Clement: The Power of Living Food to Heal Disease and Conquer Aging (At Urban Zen)]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:32:43 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/dr-brian-clement-the-power-of-living-food-to-heal-disease-and-conquer-aging-at-urban-zen
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
7pm – 9pm
Urban Zen Center
711 Greenwich Street (at Charles Street)

In a special evening workshop, Dr. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Institute will address the half-century of work on disease and longevity conducted at the renowned Hippocrates Institute. Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, MS, ALS, Parkinsons, Fibromyalgia and more can be altered, prevented, and at times conquered with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients consumed on a diet of organic vegan living food. Dr. Clement will explain the basic science and extraordinary mechanisms that bring about a heightened and balanced immunity. Hundreds of thousands worldwide share enthusiasm in their greatly improved health and increased longevity resulting from the use of unprocessed green foods. He will also speak about his new book "Supplements Exposed: The Truth About Vitamins, Minerals & Their Effects on Your Health."



For more information, please email rsvp@urbanzen.org
or visit: http://www.urbanzenfoundation.org/index.php/news-and-events/events/item/248-power-of-live-food
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<![CDATA[Film Screening of MEAT at MoMa]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:02:09 GMThttp://omwellness.weebly.com/blog-events--more/film-screening-of-meat-at-moma
MEAT - 1976. USA. Directed by Frederick Wiseman. 113 min. 


As we debate and agonize over the humane treatment of farm animals and the safety of our food, the future of family farms, and the impact of agribusiness on the environment and on workers’ rights, Wiseman’s masterful study of one of America’s largest feed lots and meat-processing plants could not be more prescient or more provocative. Meat chronicles the journey of cattle and sheep from the auction block to the butcher block, through a highly automated system that is awesome in its efficiency and haunting in its implications about us as capitalist consumers. Wiseman’s film is a visual tour-de-force, in which tense union negotiations and discussions of profit margins are as riveting and as revelatory as the sequence in which a “Judas goat” leads lambs to their slaughter. 
Read the review at Vegansaurus.com 


Meat screens at MoMA, Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2  on Sunday February 21, 2010, 6:30pm
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