Zemaitis Health and Wellness

January 2019 Newsletter

Welcome 2019

Happy New Year! As we greet 2019, we think ahead as to what we want to accomplish in the new year. Many people do resolutions, but most never accomplish them. This is typically because they are goals that are hard to achieve and are short-term only, like "I want to lose 100 pounds" or "Exercise everyday".

To help you achieve your goals, set short-term and long-term goals. This breaks things down into more workable time frames. For example, a long-term goal would be to get healthy and lose 100 pounds, and in order to achieve it, you need doable short-term goals. Some of these short term goals could be: go to the gym 1-2 times a week, decrease how much pop I drink, decrease how much junk food I eat, and get 7 hours of sleep. Now, these short-term goals are for someone that doesn't work out, isn't watching their diet, and doesn't sleep enough.


Getting in for yearly blood work and physicals is also a good goal to meet in January. Blood work can give you a snapshot at where your body is and help you focus on what your goals need to be and if they are achievable.


Dr. Patty is happy to discuss your goals with you and help you get started on the right track!

Massage and Acupuncture Flash Sale

To celebrate the new year, we are offering a flash sale on massage and acupuncture. Purchase 5 or more 60-minute massages and get 20% off! Purchase 3 or more 90-minute massages and get 30% off. Purchase 3 or more acupuncture sessions and get 25% off!


Both massage and acupuncture have multiple health benefits including lowering stress, decreasing pain, helping with lymphatic drainag,e as well as sleep and immune system benefits.


Take advantage of this in the office, or emailing or calling!

January Recipe: Easy Bagels!

Who doesn't like a nice bagel with some cream cheese and even maybe some smoked salmon? Most people think that making bagels at home is hard to do, but with this month's recipe you will see how easy it is. You only need 5 ingredients! Plus, this dough can be used to make bagel bites, pizza and even calzones! Once again, this recipe comes from Skinnytaste.com.



INGREDIENTS:


*1 cup (5 oz) unbleached all purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix*

*2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it’s not expired or it won’t rise)

*3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less if using table salt)

*1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky)

*1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)

(optional toppings: everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes)**



DIRECTIONS:


OVEN METHOD:

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.


2.In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.

3.Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).


4. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to

form bagels. (or you can make a ball and poke a hole in the center then stretch it slightly)


5. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting.


AIR FRYER METHOD:

1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.


2 Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 20 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).


3.Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels.


4. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice.


5.Preheat the air fryer 280F degrees. Transfer in batches without overcrowding and bake 15 to 16 minutes, or until golden. No need to turn. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting.


Read more at https://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-bagel-recipe/#05925Pt3Di6hqx5Y.99

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Upcoming classes

Join us on Thursday,January 24th at 7 PM in the Chicago office and learn about how you can ditch chemical-filled products and switch them out for green, plant-based products. We will discuss how chemicals impact our lives and how products from Young Living can fix this. Samples of certain products will be available along with light snacks. No cost, but RSVP is needed by January 17th. We hope to see many of you there!

About us

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77 W Washington St Suite 1705 Chicago Il


5553 W 12th St Crestwood Il


20006 S Wold Rd Mokena Il



We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Choice plans, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Medicare.