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October 2008 Newsletter

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We've all heard the expression, "you are what you eat".  This phrase can be a mantra to live by, if you choose it!  What we eat affects our minds, body, even our economy. 


Rather than tell you what beer to buy for your next Octoberfest party, (like I'd know!), I've dedicated this issue to health awareness.  We might as well start eating right this month, because the holiday bulge is right around the corner.   


This month our experts offer you

helpful tips on creating healthy minds and bodies, while creating awareness of local businesses we can support who support our good health.   


And don't forget your Free Legal Checkup, to make sure your personal and business legal affairs are in good shape too! 





Wishing you all the best,



Lori Williams, President

Lori T. Williams PC

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In This Issue

Article 1: A Healthy Body Can Lead To A Healthy Mind

Article 2: Why Local Organic Food?


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"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are." Adelle Davis (1904 - 1974)


"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


"Health food makes me sick."  Calvin Trillin (1935- )

A Healthy Body Can Lead To A Healthy Mind

By: Steven C. Fischer, PhD, CNC, PC


Steve Fischer, PhD PhotoWhen Robert first walked into my office, he was
depressed over his failing marriage and business. 
He was drinking heavily, had little motivation,

and had lost all interest in sex with his wife. 

His diet consisted of fast food washed down

with several cans of diet pop daily.  He
rarely ate breakfast and complained of being tired all the time,

primarily due to his poor sleep. 
Fast forward 6 months later, and Robert is no longer depressed. 

He's cut down his drinking substantially and notices he has more
energy than ever.  His interest in sex has returned and the 

intimacy that was lacking with his wife is now improving.  He

never misses breakfast anymore and drinks spring water instead

of diet pop. And because he's sleeping better, he's more able to

focus on solving his business problems.  So what made the

By combining the elements of nutrition, healthful eating,

targeted supplementation, and traditional psychotherapy in a

unique way, I was able to help Robert make changes that will

be long lasting.  In other words, by addressing the whole person

with a true integrated approach, my patients can overcome

their most difficult problems and make dramatic improvements. 

This is the basis of nutritional psychology.
The idea of integrating nutrition with psychotherapy to help

people solve their emotional problems is not new however,
since this concept was investigated many years ago.  At that

time, a movement called  "orthomolecular psychiatry"
took shape which advocated very high doses of vitamins and

minerals to cure emotional disorders.  This approach was

considered radical at the time and never really caught on.
Nutritional psychology is very different because it focuses

on the role of whole food nutrition rather than mega-doses
of vitamins.  While targeted supplements are considered

essential for optimal health, they take a back seat to the
world of fresh, nutrient-dense, unprocessed food which is

the cornerstone of an effective healing program.  
Developed over 25 years of clinical practice, my success

in treating a broad range of problems is the result of

experimenting and refining my techniques so that a true

holistic integration between the mind and body can occur. 

Since psychologists are not trained to work with the
body side of the mind/body connection, even the best

psychotherapy will have its limitations.  By combining the

best of psychology (conflicts, habits, lifestyle patterns,

goals, etc.) with the best of nutrition (optimal nutrients,

proper supplementation, physical symptoms, etc.) a

more powerful outcome will occur than by using either

one alone.
If you've been feeling stressed out, fatigued, depressed,

anxious, unable to relax or are just plain fed up with the

pace of life, you are not alone. Nearly everyone today

seems to have some of these complaints and it's not

getting any better.  In fact, it's getting much worse and

unless we can learn how to slow down and disconnect

from the 24/7 world we live in, we will all continue to

spiral out of control and succumb to the stress of modern

day living.  Nutritional psychology offers a unique way to

fight back by mixing psychotherapy with the nourishing

wisdom of real food, just the way it used to be long ago.

Dr.Steven C. Fischer, PhD,CNC is the first Fully Licensed Psychologist in the

State of Michigan to also become a Certified Nutritional Consultant.  He has

been in practice over 25 years and specializes in the connection between food,

mind, and medicine.  He is in full time private practice at 32255 Northwestern

Hwy, Ste 250, Farmington Hills.  For more information, call 248-626-7082.


Why Local Organic Food?

We've all seen organic food at the grocery store and specialty stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joes.  We may have even bought some organic food from time to time.  Or perhaps organic food is a way of life for you.  Whether you are a novice or a veteran in this subject area, I hope you will gain some insight from this topic.  Perhaps it will cause you to think and shop differently next time you go to the grocery store.
Yvette BermanThank you to Yvette Berman, a local "Ecopreneur", who sits on the board of  the Michigan Organic Food & Farming Alliance (MOFFA), a non-profit organization.  The following information is provided courtesy of MOFFA.  For more information, please visit www.MOFFA.org
Top 6 Reasons To Buy Local Organic Food
1.       Freshness & Taste: Locally-grown fruits and vegetables are usually harvested within 24 hours of being purchased.  Local Farmers grow and raise foods for their taste and nutrition, not for durability in harvest, shipping long distances, or storage. 


2.       Nutrition: Nutritional value declines as time passes after harvest. Locally-grown food is fresh.  It is more nutritionally complete from the growing methods used in organic farming practices.  Studies indicate from The Organic Center, a leading national non-profit advocacy organization, that organically grown produce has more nutrients than conventional grown.


3.       Avoid the Unknown:  Produce grown with banned pesticides is imported into the United States.  Meat may come from animals raised in confinement (CAFO), and fed hormones or antibiotics. Organic foods are produced and processed under special standards.  Organic-raised animals have outdoor access and do not receive any antibiotics or growth-hormones.  Organic   crops are grown without the use of toxic chemicals and with GMO (genetically modified organisms).


4.      Cost:  We all pay the price when Farmers are not able to grow crops at

a profit, when water wells are contaminated by agricultural chemicals, and when store-bought look good, but are tasteless.  When you buy local, organic foods, you get more for your money!


5.       Regional Food Self-Reliance:  When you buy food from local Farmers, you create a relationship of mutual support that enhances a community's economic vitality, and keeps family farms alive.


6.       Protect the Environment and your Health:  Farming with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers can cause water pollution, and leave unwanted pesticide residues on the food we feed our families.  You can protect our natural resources, your health, and improve the environment by choosing organic foods! 



Yvette Berman is an "Ecopreneur" promoting the organic lifestyle through her business, Organic By The Case.com.  Her ambition is to use her business 

and organic lifestyle to offer this world a better environment and provide

people with better health through organic products.  An advocate for organic consumerism and farming, Yvette serves on the Board of Directors for  MOFFA and promotes better school food initiatives through Whole Lunches,   a non-profit organization advocating organic foods and beverages, organic school gardens, and nutrition education for private schools and public school districts.  For more information, please visit www.organicbythecase.com.  



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