Saturday, December 31, 2011

[CLEAN Recipe] Creamy Carrot Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fennel seeds
4 cups carrots, cleaned, dried, cut into 1" coin slices
4 cups vegetable stock
Fresh dill or parsley

1. Heat 4 quart pot over medium heat and add oil
2. Add the onion and garlic with the salt, stir to coat with oil and sauté for 3-4 minutes
3. Add the fennel seeds, carrots, and stock; cover and bring to a boil
4. Reduce to simmer and cook until carrots are tender, about 20-30 minutes
5. Blend soup in pot with immersion blender, or transfer to blender and blend until smooth
*Note: You can also leave soup chunky and skip the blending
6. Garnish with dill or parsley

Yields: 5 cups
From: The Great American Detox Diet

Monday, December 26, 2011

Get CLEAN Challenge!

Tis' the season to: eat too much, drink too much, and workout too little!  What's a person to do?  Join Pinnacle in getting CLEAN from January 2-23.

CLEAN is a program designed to be easily incorporated into your busy schedule. It is actually a very simple detox to follow - no juices, no supplements, no fasting!   CLEAN was developed by cardiologist Alejandro Junger, MD.

Alejandro Junger, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and has studied Eastern medicine in India. He was the medical director of WE Care Holistic Health Center in Palm Springs, a world-famous center for fasting, cleansing, and detoxification. Currently, he is in private practice at the renowned Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and is designing an integrative medicine service for Lenox Hill Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute of New York.

So...join us on January 2!  If you are just interested in the detox, there will be a 1 page cheat-sheet available on the bulletin board at the gym (or on the CLEAN Challenge page).  If you are interested in the philosophy and research behind the detox, pick up CLEAN.  It is an easy, quick read with tons of valuable information in it.

Check back for recipes, tips, and more as we get CLEAN together!  We challenge you to feel better this year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Austin Spine & Therapy Toy Drive

Our very own Austin Spine & Therapy is holding a toy drive for Dell's Children Hospital!  Brian did a rotation there a week ago and felt that we could all help and give the kids there a great holiday.  There is box outside the gym door for you to drop off an unwrapped gift.  You can also donate money to Lindsey and she will purchase toys.  Brian and Lindsey will hand deliver the donated and purchased toys to the hospital on December 23rd.  THANKS for your help in giving the kids at Dell something to smile about this holiday!!