February 2017 Do you ever get an unsatisfied feeling in your gut soon after you’ve eaten? It may be time to change up WHAT you’re eating. This edition includes some great food tips from Christine Denney, the Oaks Food Services Manager. One of the best ways to feel satisfied nutritionally is to eat small amounts… Read more »
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Ingredients 1 celery rib 3-4 “ section of European cucumber ½ peeled lemon 1 large handful of spinach 4 tangerines, peeled 1-2 Tbs. fresh ginger root ¾ c. water 20 green grapes 2 Tbs. mint Optional: 2 TBS. chia seed Nutritional Information: per serving Serving 6 oz Calories: 40
Ingredients for Fig Salsa 2½ cups fresh figs, diced ½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced ¼ cup finely minced red onion ½ cup dried cranberries (raisins can be substituted) 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced, or 2 tsp. dried red chili flakes 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced or grated… Read more »
By the time you read this either you’re keeping your New Year’s Resolutions or you’re still negotiating with yourself to get back to them. If those resolutions included eating healthier, eating fresher foods and eating fewer calories, I’ve got great news for you. It’s never been easier. To achieve fat loss through healthy eating it’s… Read more »
Dr. Terri Orbuch, Ph.D. (“The Love Doctor”) and Debra Orbuch-Grayson, M.S., LMFT Are you longing for love relationships that are positive and strong? Do you have happy and healthy relationships in your life? Research shows that happy healthy relationships make you feel better about yourself, reduce stress, motivate you to exercise, lead to increased heart… Read more »
We’re excited and honored to be part of Spas of America’s list for Top 100 Spas of 2016. We ranked: #4 nationally #2 in California and #1 in the Western U.S. We are with awesome company, way to go everyone! Read about them all!
FUN FRESH FIG FACTS California ranks third in worldwide fig production after Turkey and Greece. Figs are high in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium and manganese) and fiber. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin A. Each fig has approximately 30 calories. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower that is… Read more »
Healthy food preparations is important during the holidays and year round. Recently Candy Holladay, Media Personality & Stylist, experienced a healthy getaway with us. She captured our Chef Christine’s cooking demo on video. Like what you see? Click our website’s blog section for more of Chef Christine’s recipes.
You may be alright doing some specific repetitive moves at the gym, but still finding it hard to use stairs, get up from a seat, or reach overhead. You need some “Functional Fitness!” You WANT your muscles working together in a way so that in your daily life activities you are able to control and… Read more »
Food for Thought: There’s More To It Than Food I got so inspired the other day while moderating a conversation during Food for Thought, a program that we offer weekly at The Oaks from the perspective of Elizabeth, Nancy, myself or a guest speaker. There were about eight guests present during my session, and I… Read more »