Health August 2013

The latest healthcare options for your clan's well-being.

Kristan Morley

Spice Up Your Life

Add flavor to your dinner with RiceSelect’s new Royal Blend line. The Royal Blend with Quinoa combines Texmati Light Brown with quinoa and freekeh for a rich flavor blend. Another new product, Royal Blend with Flax Seed, mixes Texmati Light Brown with whole wheat pearl couscous, black lentils, and flaxseed to add strong proteins, vitamins, and fiber to your meal. The Royal Blend White, Brown & Red Rice is a great alternative to normal white rice. Perk up your next meal and learn more at www.riceselect.com.

Fresh French Fare

Join the Demarchelier Restaurant in welcoming its new Les Monts Verts menu. The menu offers meats, vegetables, cheese, wines, and spirits straight from the Vermont countryside. Each French dish is a farm-to-table meal with all organic produce. This menu is committed to being healthy and organic by rapidly changing to always feature fresh items while staying true to its French roots. The Demarchelier Restaurant is located at 50 E. 86th St. in New York City. Check out the menu at www.demarchelierrestaurant.com.

Yoga for Men

Gaiam now offers a new yoga line for men. Included in the line are yoga pants, shorts, hoodies, jackets, sleeveless tees, short-sleeve tees, yoga kits, a home practice and stretch kit, yoga balls, and different yoga mats perfect for any height. A staple of the line is the Men’s Pro Yoga Short. The shorts are made at a shorter length for advanced yoga practice with an interior drawstring and elastic waist, and, as always, they’re made with eco-friendly fabric. To learn more, visit www.gaiam.com.

Ditch Traditional Bread

Use La Tortilla Factory’s healthy tortillas and wraps for your next lunch or dinner. The new Smart & Delicious Light Flour Tortillas taste the same as any other flour tortilla but have ⅓ fewer calories, 6 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. The Smart & Delicious Soft Wrap Minis are only 50 calories per wrap and are great for school lunches. La Tortilla Factory’s entire line offers a healthy alternative to bread with no hydrogenated oils, and no trans-fats. Check out www.latortillafactory.com for more information.

A New Dessert to Love

Say, “Hello!” to a new dessert you won’t feel bad about eating, Edy’s Outshine Coconut Waters Bars. Coconut Waters with Bananas, and Coconut Waters with Pineapple are refreshing for a hot summer day. The bars are made with real coconut water, blended with real fruit, and have zero fat. Change your dessert cravings and check out the freezer section at your local grocery to buy a box today. You can also read more about the bars at www.outshinesnacks.com.

No More Mold

Mold can wreak havoc in any home, causing harm to the entire family, but now there is a new automatic fan switch called DewStop to help solve that issue. The DewStop senses steam and moisture and automatically offers ventilation. It turns on and off when needed to stop the spread of mold. The DewStop is simple to install and can be found at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or www.dewstop.com.

Get a Hearty Start

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that’s why Weight Watchers Smart Ones is offering new breakfast meals. Weight Watchers Smart Ones Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal, and Peaches & Cream Oatmeal are all a blend of steel cut and old-fashioned rolled oats, and each meal ranges from four to five Weight Watchers PointPlus points. Look for them at your local grocery in the freezer section.

Help Heal

Turning the Hourglass: Children’s Passage Through Traumas and Past Lives (AuthorHouse) by family therapist Christine Alisa is a book dedicated to helping children solve many problems and issues. The book is based on a collection of true stories written by children who have dealt with extreme trauma, including and not limited to abuse and divorce. Also featured are stories about conquering problems, behavioral issues, and many other scenarios. This is a book devoted to helping children heal, learn their worth, have a voice, and be healthier and stronger. It uses Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents and Regression Therapy. Puchase a copy today at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

Last of the Summer Sun

Stay protected from the summer sun with Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 by Jan Marini. Keep your face healthy and glowing with this weightless, oil-free, paraben-free, water-resistant formula. The Marini Physical Protectant also offers UVA and UVB protection to prevent aging features, sun spots, sun damage, and skin cancer. It is works on all skin types and helps keep damaging sun rays at bay. Visit www.janmarini.com for more details and purchasing.

Designing Safety Gear

Is it a hassle to get your children to wear helmets while riding their bikes? Triple Eight’s new Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet gives your children a way to feel cool and be safe all at the same time. Your children will be able to design and decorate their helmets with an assorted amount of dry erase markers and stencils. Helmets are also easy to wipe off and clean. The helmet is available in black, white, pink, hot pink, neon green, and neon orange. Visit www.iwipeout.com to learn more.

This column appeared in the August 2013 issue.