Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Program Unveiled!

Spring Detox Group Program May 10- June 10. 2009 Kfar Saba

Do you ever wish you could push a Re-Set Button on your diet or health? Just wipe the slate clean and start afresh without all the old addictions and bad habits? Maybe you have wanted to try a detox, but didn’t know how to put it all together?

My name is Emily Segal, a Holistic Nutritionist from New York and I am delighted to announce the opening of my 30-Day Group Detox Program here in Israel!!!

Where: Kfar Saba
When: May 10 - June 10, 2009
How Often: One 90-minute group meeting a week for 4 weeks, time and exact day of the week to be determined by popular demand

Who is the Program Suitable For:
-Women Only
-Must be 18 or older
-Any size, shape and weight welcome
-This detox is healthy and safe for anyone, regardless of any current illnesses or health challenges.

What Does the Program Involve: A safe, supervised gradual detoxification from sugar, artificial sweeteners, wheat, dairy products, coffee, beef, alcohol and processed foods. This program uses only real, regular food you can buy in any market. There are no supplements or powders required. You will feel strong and healthy during the detox and so it may be done without affecting your work or home life. We will only be eliminating the above foods while increasing enzyme-rich fresh fruits and vegetables.

What benefits can you expect to achieve by following this 30-day detox?
-Weight loss of 2-5kgs is typical
-Improved Digestion -Reduction of Gas and Bloating
-Clearer Skin -Improved Mental Clarity
-These 30-days are an excellent jumpstart to an on-going weight loss or wellness program!

Special Group Price of 400 nis per person includes:
-Four 90-minute small-group sessions jam-packed with information, support, motivation and fun
-A Personalized Binder full of handouts, tips, menus and recipes
-Unlimited email support between sessions on our own private Yahoo group
-Demos of healthy Detox-friendly food preparation and tasting at each session (Kosher Kitchen) -Daily email motivation and support
-An exclusive group-member discount on colon hydrotherapy treatments at B-Teva Clinic in Raanana (these are optional treatments for those who want a deeper detox experience)

For registration and more information email or call Emily Segal 054-441-9858.

Emily Segal is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition at Columbia University in New York City and an accredited member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Emily is the founder and owner of Triumph Wellness in Kfar Saba. Go to for more information.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Problem Solver: How to Get from A to Z

Here is a very simple coaching exercise to help you move forward when you are stuck on any sort of problem.

1. On a blank page, draw a chart with 3 columns.
2. Label column one as "A", column two as "Z" and column three as "B".
3. In column A, answer the question "What's bothering me?
4. In column Z write "Where do I ideally want to be in relation to this issue?"
5. In column B, brainstorm, "What is the next step I can take to move from A to Z?"

That's it. Just work out the very first step you need to take and then take it! When you have accomplished that, you can do the exercise again for the next step you need to take in order to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Power of Fear

It has been three days since I first heard the word "Swine Flu". People are ill all over the world and some have died. Today it was confirmed that one Israeli has the disease and is being treated in a Netanya hospital. One other man, here in my town of Kfar Saba, is now in the hospital being tested. Both men were in Mexico last week on business. Thanks to G-d they are both expected to survive.

As I listened to the reports of this illness spreading so quickly around the globe, I quickly became fearful for myself and my children. Then I remembered something I read once in the excellent newsletter of Ana Brett and Ravi Singh. Ana and Ravi teach Kundalini Yoga, a very special and spiritual form of yoga. I highly recommend their DVD's, informative newsletter and website

On to the story:

A Yogi was sitting under a tree near a road. Thousands of people were traveling on the road to a celebration at a religious shrine in a town a few miles away. The yogi noticed someone who his intuition told him was not quite human.

"Excuse me" he said "Who are you? What is your story?"

"I'm Cholera" the gnarled man said "and I'm on a mission. I've been ordered to proceed to this town and claim 50 lives."

"I understand that tragedies are a part of life" the yogi replied "but is there anything I can do to prevent this?"

Cholera just shrugged, said "Take it up with the Boss" and kept walking towards the town.

A month later the Yogi was helping to burn bodies in the town where a cholera epidemic had recently claimed 200 lives. Suddenly he saw Cholera himself!

"Hey!" the yogi called out. "You told me that 50 people were supposed to die, but it turned out to be 200! Maybe you are enjoying your work a little too much?"

Cholera sadly replied "Actually, because of your prayers, meditation and efforts to educate people about proper sanitation, the number went down to 10. Everyone else succumbed to their own fears."

May we all move forward on this day, Yom HaZikaron 5769 (Memorial Day 2009), with Faith and Strength. With Prayer, Meditation and Education we can win out over Fear.

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Top Ten Tips for Permanent Weight Loss and Health

1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Yes, this is really THE most important tip!

2. Allow yourself to experience the feeling of hunger before you eat anything. Ideally this will happen 3 times a day, before each meal.

3. Eat High Nutrient Density Foods 90% of the time: Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds give you the biggest nutrition bang for the calorie buck.

4. Only 10% of daily calories max should come from low-nutrition foods. That's 150-200 calories to play with. (Thanks Tom for fixing my math!!) A cup of coffee with sugar and milk. A cookie. Savor it and don't overdo.

5. Eat at least 40 grams of fiber a day. More is better. You can log your food for free into to see how much fiber you are currently consuming. You should be moving your bowels easily at least once a day my friends!

6. Deal with the behaviors, thoughts and habits which cause overeating and keep you overweight. (Having a Health Coach for this can be INVALUABLE!!)

7. Daily vigorous exercise. Raise your heart rate. Get sweaty. Build some sexy muscles.

8. Balance your Primary Foods: Rewarding Relationships, LOVE, a Satisfying Career, a Refreshing Spiritual Practice, Physical Fitness, Secure Financial Life...

9. Eat Real Food, not packaged processed franken-food. If there are ingredients you cannot pronoun or recognize, your body can't either.

10. Practice daily Mental Training to harness and utilize the power of your mind and your thoughts. (Health Coaches are good for this too!)