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September 2017
www.newlifeallergy.com


September Hours

The office will be closed Friday September 1 - 15, 2017.
We will be open for probiotics purchases only on Wednesdays September 6th and 13th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
The answering service is available to take your calls and make appointments Monday - Friday during business hours. 

In This Issue

Our Practitioners
Save the Date: Patient Appreciation Day Wednesday October 18, 2017!
Client Success Story: NAET successfully helps with spring and fall allergies
Superfood of the Month: Zucchini
Recipe: Greek Zoodle Salad
Office Policies: Discounts and cancellation policy
September Special: Refer a friend and your friend will get 20% off of the Computerized Sensitivity Testing and you will enjoy $10 off your next treatment

Don't be like this guy! Make your appointment today and enjoy Fall!

Note to patients who have not been in for a while:
If you wish to continue with your treatments, you can pick up where you left off.  It is not necessary to be retested.  Terry will review your health history and discuss any changes.
Ask Terry about treatments and tips to help prevent and/or reduce symptoms associated with fall allergy season.
 
SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS OFTEN AVAILABLE
(248) 792-2229

Our Practitioners


Terry Robinson, RPN
NAET Allergy Specialist
Natural Therapist
www.newlifeallergy.com


Sheryl Shenefelt
Author and Holistic Health and Food Consultant
www.aplacetobe.com
 


SAVE THE DATE: Patient Appreciation Day Wednesday October 18, 2017!


We Love Our Patients!

No appointments needed!  Walk-ins welcome!

October 18, 2017 7:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm

To thank our patients we would like to offer you and your family members a free treatment to help boost your immune system and reduce the risk of catching colds and the flu this season.  No pre-assessment required to be treated.  

We are also offering 1/2 off of computerized sensitivity testing for any family, friends or co-workers who call us by November 1, 2017 and schedule their testing. (Reg. $95)

Call New Life Allergy Treatment Center today to get your health back on track! 248-792-2229



Client Success Story!

NAET successfully helps with spring and fall allergies.

From CM, Dearborn, MI:

Before Treatment:  I was constantly suffering from congestion and was regularly sick in the spring and fall.  I also had reactions when eating specific foods.  I had a bad reaction to fresh cut grass.

After Treatment:  I have noticed a major difference in the amount of congestion.  I also have not had any problems with the food I had previously had problems with.  For the first time I can remember, I cut the grass without sneezing. 
 

Call New Life Allergy Treatment Center today to get your health back on track! 248-792-2229



All About Zucchini

A favorite among low-carb dieters and anyone who wants to lose weight fast, zucchini has a very low score on the glycemic index. Due to its high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, but high in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin A. To add more filling volume to your meals with little extra calories, you can use zucchini in a variety of different cuisines and recipes: a healthy raw snack, dip, side dish or even vegetarian entrée (see recipe suggestions at bottom).

Zucchini Nutrition Facts
Even though most people use zucchini like other vegetables — for example, adding it to savory dishes with herbs and protein sources — botanically speaking, it’s actually a fruit. Zucchini belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo and is related to certain other squashes and pumpkins.

All summer squashes are members of the Cucurbitaceae plant family, which includes squash relatives like melon, spaghetti squash and cucumbers. These all have similar large seeds and grow above the ground on short plants. Zucchini can come in dark, light green or white spotted varieties and is also closely related to the hybrid vegetable known as yellow squash (or “summer squash”) that has a bright golden or deep-orange color.

Indeed, zucchini is a type of squash vegetable, so it has a lot in common with other squashes, including butternut and winter squash. Squashes come in two types: winter and summer. While both types share some similarities and benefits, there are a few major differences. Summer squash, including green zucchini and yellow squash, are lower in calories and much lower in natural sugars and starch, so they have lower scores on the glycemic index. All summer squash are technically picked before they fully ripen and become hardened. Both types of squash groups are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, plus potassium and fiber.

One medium zucchini (or about 1 ½ cups of raw slices) has about:
  • 33 calories
  • 0 fat
  • 2 grams fiber
  • 2 grams protein
  • 5 grams carbs
  • 3 grams sugar
  • 3 milligrams vitamin C (56 percent DV)
  • 4 milligrams vitamin B6 (21 percent DV)
  • 3 milligrams manganese (17 percent DV)
  • 3 milligrams riboflavin (16 percent DV)
  • 514 milligrams potassium (15 percent DV)
  • 57 milligrams folate (14 percent DV)
  • 4 milligrams vitamin K (11 percent DV)

9 Zucchini Nutrition Benefits
1. High Source of Antioxidants and Vitamin C
Seeds from various squash vegetables are known to hold many types of phytonutrients that can help fight inflammation and oxidative stress. Some of these antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin A, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSHpx) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase). In many nations, summer squash is a primary source of carotenoid antioxidants, including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. Much of the antioxidant content is held within zucchini’s skin, so it’s a good idea not to peal your squash.

One medium zucchini has over 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C foods can help maintain the crucial lining of your blood cells, lower blood pressure, and protect against inflammation and clogged arteries. Seeds from squash plants also have a long history of use in traditional and folk medicines when it comes to immune system boosting. Historically, seeds from squash were believed to be antimicrobial and offer antiparasitic properties, so populations believed that zucchini nutrition positively benefited gut, nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems.
One 2006 study that investigated the effects of squash seeds (from pumpkin) on immune function found that the raw seeds were effective in alleviating detrimental effects associated with protein malnutrition, free radical damage and oxidation. Pumpkin seed protein isolates hold components that have anti-peroxidative properties that can help improve liver function and detoxification, and researchers believe that, to a somewhat lesser extent, similar benefits exist within seeds of other squash varieties like zucchini.

2. Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties that Can Improve Heart Health
Zucchini and other squashes are largely made of water and carbohydrates, specifically the type called polysaccharides. Summer squash includes a good percentage of the fiber called pectin, which is a type of beneficial polysaccharide that is linked to improved cardiovascular health and the ability to lower cholesterol naturally. Pectin fiber, which is also found in apples and pears, is known to improve arterial health and reduce disease-causing inflammation, so it might also offer protection against diabetes and insulin resistance.

And since obesity and heart disease risk factors are often linked, it’s beneficial that zucchini can help support weight loss. Studies show that low-sugar and low-carb diets can be effective in bodyweight management since they positively impact insulin and other hormones. Of course, there are other factors to consider, especially how many healthy sources of fats and fresh whole fruits someone consumes, but zucchini can definitely play a role in a heart-healthy diet that also improves bodyweight.

3. High Source of Potassium
Zucchini is high in the heart-healthy mineral potassium. One cup of cooked zucchini gives you more than 15 percent of your daily value, which is usually more than what’s included in the typical multivitamin supplement!
Research suggests that low potassium is tied to imbalances with other minerals that can raise the risk for heart disease and other complications. Potassium can also be a natural way to lower blood pressure because it counteracts the effects of a high-sodium diet. Increasing potassium intake can slash your stroke risk and may also lower your odds of developing heart disease.

4. Help Improve Digestion
Zucchini and other types of summer squash are often recommended for digestive issues and diverticulitis since they’re hydrating and provide essential electrolytes and nutrients. Research suggests that zucchini also offers anti-inflammatory protection within the GI tract that can reduce IBS, ulcer-related symptoms and leaky gut syndrome.

There is now mounting evidence to indicate that a compromised epithelial barrier is associated with low-grade immune activation and intestinal dysfunction that can lead to IBS symptoms in some patients. Eating anti-inflammatory foods, such as plenty of non-starchy fresh vegetables, is the first step to lowering body-wide inflammation and gut-related issues.

Zucchini are also very easily digested since they’re largely water, plus they also offer some dietary fiber that can bring natural constipation relief or help treat diarrhea. To obtain the biggest digestive boost, eat the whole vegetable, including the nutrient-rich seeds and skin.

5. Low in Calories and Carbs
One of the best things about squash is that they are very high in water. While calorie counting is crazy and not the best way to aim for weight loss, including tons of non-starchy veggies in your diet is an effective strategy.
Zucchini has a low calorie count and helps to fill you up — since you can eat a whole lot at once for little calories. Zucchini are also one of the lowest carb-containing veggies, second to leafy greens. This is one reason why people like to use them in place of noodles or other carbs.

6. Helps Maintain Eye Health
All types of summer squash (and winter squash, too) offer a good dose of phytonutrients like vitamin C, manganese, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin that protect eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two types of carotenoid antioxidants found in zucchini that often get attention for defending the eyes from age-related diseases, thus offering natural treatment for macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. They work by protecting the retina, cornea and macula from UV light damage and oxidative stress that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. In addition to protecting the delicate tissues of eyes, they can keep skin youthful and free from signs of aging, too.

7. Good Source of Energizing B Vitamins
Zucchini is high in B vitamins, including folate, vitamin B6 and riboflavin. B vitamins help support a healthy metabolism since they aid in protein, carbohydrate and nucleic acid metabolism. Obtaining enough B vitamins is important for cognitive health, maintaining an upbeat mood and preventing fatigue.
Folate specifically is tied to cell growth and aids in tissue development and maintenance. Zucchini nutrition is beneficial for women looking to conceive or who are pregnant because folate allows your body to synthesize new DNA and properly conceive. It’s also crucial for a healthy pregnancy because it helps prevent birth defects and developmental problems.

8. Can Help Control Diabetes 
Apart from weight loss and increase in physical activity, the development of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by dietary changes. Because zucchini are low in carbs and sugar, and both filling and nutrient-dense, they can play a role in diabetes prevention. (They’re also a good choice for any healthy weight loss program for the same reason.)

The polysaccharide fibers found in zucchini and other squash, including pectin, have special benefits for blood sugar regulation. For anyone struggling with diabetes, zucchini can help combat problems controlling blood sugar levels since they’re a very low-carb, low-glycemic veggie that helps prevent insulin spikes and dips.

The state of prediabetes is characterized by an increase in insulin resistance and a decrease in pancreatic beta cell function. The early stages of type 2 diabetes can be identified by an impaired glucose tolerance or by an impaired fasting blood sugar. Research shows that a diet with high dietary fiber intake of more than 30 grams per day can be a simple and effective preventive approach.
Consuming high-fiber foods has many positive effects on the physical health status in addition to blood sugar control. It also positively impacts the gastrointestinal tract, has potential to support weight reduction, and can improve disturbances of carbohydrate and fat metabolism that might lead to heart disease.

9. Might Help Balance Thyroid and Adrenal Function
A 2008 study done by the Endocrine Research Unit at Devi University in India found a high presence of polyphenols and ascorbic acid in extracts taken from the peel of zucchini and other squash vegetables. When the researchers tested the effects of using these extracts in rats studies, the group supplementing with squash extract showed beneficial effects in regard to thyroid, adrenal and insulin regulation. They attributed these improvements to the antioxidant effects of squash’s phytonutrient chemicals.

History of Zucchini and Interesting Facts
Like all types of squash, zucchini has its ancestry in the Americas. The modern varieties of squash typically called “zucchini” were actually developed in Italy hundreds of years after their original species was first cultivated in parts of South America. Records show that wild squash plants first grew in South America and then spread throughout Central and North America, before being brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus himself!

When shopping for zucchini, you might see it called by a few different names, including crookneck, summer squash or pattypan. Look for zucchini at farmers’ markets and in nearly any grocery store, usually year-round. It’s naturally at its peak during the warmer months, usually throughout the summer (hence its name!).
Most of the time, zucchini are picked when they are considered to still be “immature,” but a fully ripe zucchini can grow to be the size of a typical baseball bat! Since zucchini is high in water and absorbs a high percentage of the compounds from the soil it grows in, purchasing organic summer squash is the best way to obtain plenty of nutrients and lower your risk of contaminants and pesticides.

Around the world, it’s one of the most versatile and loved veggies there is. In Italy, zucchini is served in a variety of ways: fried, baked, boiled, in pasta, on pizza and many other ways. Zucchini blossoms (the flowers it grows from) are also a popular ingredient. While grocery stores in the U.S. don’t usually sell the blooms, you can find them at farmers’ markets and prepare them by stuffing or panfrying them.
In France, zucchini is a key ingredient in ratatouille, a signature stew of summer fruits and vegetables prepared in beneficial olive oil. In Turkey, zucchini is the main ingredient in a popular recipe for “zucchini pancakes.” In Bulgaria, zucchini is often fried and then served with a dip made from yogurt, garlic and dill. And in Mexico, zucchini flowers are stuffed or added to quesadillas, fajitas or chili.

How to Cook With Zucchini
There are lots of ways to easily enjoy raw and cooked zucchini. Grilling zucchini is a good option, especially since this vegetable is at its peak during the hot summer months. You can also slice raw zucchini and use it to dip in guacamole, hummus or other healthy spreads. A clever way to reap the benefits of zucchini that you might not have thought of? Just like you’d use mashed bananas in bread or muffin recipes to add moisture, try using finely diced zucchini strands instead.

Using wide zucchini ribbons or thinner “spiralized noodles” in place of regular wheat pasta or lasagna noodles is another good choice for cutting down on refined carbs. Finally, don’t forget to try cooked squash as a salad topper or an ingredient to add healthy volume to any stir-fry, soup, omelet or “lettuce” wrap.
To cook zucchini, you can either roast, grill, saute, broil or steam the squash. It cooks pretty quickly and can become limp and watery when overcooked, so keep an eye on it since it quickly dispels its water and seeds while shrinking up. Some evidence suggests that squash can retain more of its antioxidants when it’s steamed, as opposed to cooked at higher temps. Steaming is considered a delicate cooking method that can preserve zucchini’s phytochemicals better than microwaving or deep frying, for example.
 

Greek Zoodle Salad

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/241792/greek-zoodle-salad/

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/4 English cucumber, chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved, or more to taste
  • 10 pitted kalamata olives, halved, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Directions

  • Cut zucchini into noodle-shaped strands using a spiralizing tool. or slice thinly.  Place "zoodles" in a large bowl and top with cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and feta cheese.
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over "zoodle" mixture and toss to coat. Marinate salad in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
 


Get ahead of your fall allergies by treating them now!

Call New Life Allergy Treatment Center today to set up your appointment.  (248) 792-2229

OFFICE POLICIES

Referral Reward

  • Refer patients and get $10 off of your next treatment.
Family Plan
  • If three patients from the same family are seen in one visit, charged for two.
 
Cancellation Policy – 24 Hour Notice
  • In order to honor our patients’ time and scheduling needs, we will be enforcing our cancellation policy.
  • All rescheduled or cancelled appointments require 24 hours notice.
  • You will be charged for missed appointments if 24 hours notice is not given.
    • First missed appointment: no charge
    • Second missed appointment: $25 charge
September Special!

Refer a friend through September 30, 2017 and receive $10 off your next treatment!


*  call USA 248-792-2229 or Canada 519-962-8754 or stop in the office and ask receptionist for details
 

United States contact information:

725 S. Adams Rd, Suite 185
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 728-2229


Canadian contact information:
1490 Cabana Road West
Windsor, Ontario  N9G 1C4
Phone: (519) 962-8754