In this Dr. SAM Wellness Newsletter February 2017 edition:
*Italian Pumpkin Seed Recipe
*Q & A with Dr. SAM
Dr. SAM’s next RAW-habilitation Wellness Retreat
Dates: March 12th-19th 2017!
When you attend this awesome retreat, you will be joining others in paradise to experience:
- AMAZING breathtaking Waterfalls!
- FUN and challenging Jungle Hikes!
- BEAUTIFUL exotic Beaches!
- TANTALIZING fruits and other delicious Tropical Raw Food Delights!
- YOGA and corrective exercise classes to improve posture and fitness!
- PRIVATE individual bodywork sessions!
- TONS of daily action and adventure!
- AND TOTAL HEALTH EMPOWERMENT– for one whole week in a Costa Rica!
Your life will be transformed for sure! You will have FUN! And… You will leave feeling totally empowered with an understanding of how to take better care of yourself for the rest of your life!
Again, this AMAZING RETREAT is happening in Costa Rica: March 12th-19th 2017
If you want to experience a TRUE Wellness Retreat that is unique and will leave you feeling Recharged, Rejuvenated, and Regenerated, then this is a MUST ATTEND EVENT!
I am excited to continue speaking and empowering others towards better health! If your organization would like to work with me as a speaker or corporate wellness consultant, please contact me here >>> Contact Dr. SAM
Very grateful to be on the radio this past month. I would like to thank Tim Ray at the United Intentions Foundation for having me on the the Good Intentions Show. More details of the show can be found here >>> Radio Show
Compassion is one of the most important traits to cultivate if you want to find inner peace; as well as peace in the world. Total healing is based on compassion! Compassion is about opening your heart! It’s also about forgiveness and understanding! It’s about helping, listening, and making a difference! It’s part of the human experience!
There are different paths to compassion…
Suffering is one!— This path is painful, but often necessary for some people to truly value the human condition. When you suffer enough, then your heart will open and you will prioritize giving and loving service toward others! (By the way: The word compassion literally means “to suffer together”!)
Awakening is another path!-– Whether it’s through a journal, meditation, prayer, fasting, workshops, retreats, or by other means of ‘waking up’, more compassion can be cultivated!
Observation is another path!– It’s not always easy to view the ‘truth’, but it’s often necessary in order to shift consciousness in the direction of compassion! If you don’t ever experience or witness hurt and suffering, then it’s hard to truly know and understand compassion.
Compassion toward ALL creatures is important! All living beings on this planet are connected. Cultivating compassion has a global effect. So, how you choose to live– eat; drink; sleep; rest; move; exercise; think; act; speak; and love– ALL matters! This is becoming evidently clear in the world we live in. That which does NOT represent compassion will continue to crumble and dissolve away, as it does not represent what is in the highest good of humanity!
There’s plenty of hate in the world right now! Choose not to be a part of it! Open your heart, awaken, and choose compassion instead!
At the grocery store…
Person in line at checkout: “Wow, somebody likes fruits and vegetables!”
My response: “Me too! Who do you know that does?”
Person in line at checkout on another day: “Wow, look at all those fruits and veggies! What are you making?”
My response: “Hopefully, good health!”
Person in line at checkout on different day: “Wow, that’s a lot of fruits and vegetables. You must really like eating healthy!”
My response: “Yes, it’s a hobby of mine!”
Person at checkout on another day: “Wow, how do you eat all those fruits and veggies?”
My response: “Usually with my hands. However, if any utensils are needed at times, I’m not opposed to that option as well.”
Yes, sarcasm…. one of the many talents I offer the world!
*Italian Pumpkin Seed Recipe
Here’s another scrumptious plant-based option to help raise your level of vitality! Packed with nutrition, this scrumptious meal is sure to deliver!
- 10tomatoes (2lb)
- 1 bunch basil (.20 lb)
- sun dried tomatoes (1⁄4 cup)
- raw pumpkin seeds (1⁄4 cup)
- 1 bunch cilantro (.2 lb)
Directions: Cut off the top 1⁄4 off all of the tomatoes and place in the blender. Blend the tomato tops with the juice of the lime, 1/3 of the sun dried tomatoes and 2/3 of the pumpkin seeds. Dice the remaining tomatoes, shred the basil finely and mix all together well with dressing. Enjoy this creamy classic!
This recipe is from Chris Kendall’s new book: 50 More Frickin’ Rawsome Recipes! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Raw Food Lifestyle Coach, and Yoga Teacher, Chris Kendall has helped transform hundreds of lives. Whether it’s through his raw food demos, public speaking, blog and social media, health coaching, or even his skateboarding, Chris’s passion to inspire and help others find better health can be felt at a deep level. More details about Chris and his offerings can be found here: The Raw Advantage
*Q & A with Dr. SAM
Answer: I am not personally a fan of modalities or interventions that leave bruising or having people looking black and blue. I’ve seen pictures and real life examples of this kind of result. When using such as tool, the claim is: “You are bringing blood to the surface and allowing the body to naturally restore itself by blood flushing to the area to move out toxins and fat and deliver vital nutrients. You want to have some mild bruising.”
Personally, I don’t think ‘bruising’ the body is necessary to change it’s shape. The ‘no pain, no gain’ philosophy can do more harm than good in many cases (especially when people don’t know how to judge the proper amount of exercise stimulus to be using). Working with your body, as opposed to against it, is the smarter choice in my opinion. Based on the past 20 years of clinical experience I’ve had, I’ve seen that tight and restricted fascia can be mobilized without beating yourself up. If you do choose to use such a tool, use it wisely!
Also, as with any health challenge, you must treat the underlying cause. In this case, you can blast the fascia all you want, but if a poor diet, lack of sleep, and poor postural habits are at the root cause of having tight and restricted fascia, you probably won’t get the results you’re looking for!
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Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT
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