Happy New Year everyone! As we gear up for a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration here in Tucson, we wanted to give a shout out to our entire Miraval community around the country and the globe. 2013 has been a wonderful year for us here at Miraval and we hope it has been a memorable one for all of you as well! As we look forward to 2014, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the last year of wellness tips shared on our blog. Here's our Top 10 - but as you know, this barely scratches the surface of all the wonderful tidbits, recipes, and tips you can find in our blog archive.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and mindful 2014. We hope to see you at Miraval!
Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
Miraval Nutritionist Junelle Lupiani, R.D. specializes in weight management and the integration of nutrition in disease prevention. Junelle believes that nutrition is a fundamental building block to good health and well being and provides practical and individualized strategies to achieve weight loss. In the video below, Junelle walks you through how to make an easy and nutritious green smoothie, via WorldLifestyle.com. Enjoy!
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by Junelle Lupiani, R.D.
Traveling can be one of the hardest times to stick to healthy choices. If you're not enticed by pre-packaged salads or soggy sandwiches - the healthy options in airports might seem very bleak. So, my recommendation is to plan ahead. Pack these healthy snacks in your carry-on and feel confident in your ability to stay above the fray, stick to your guns, and give your body nutrients even while your mind is spinning with boarding calls, aisle numbers, and seat assignments.
Celery sticks & Miraval’s Carrot Peanut Butter
Miraval's signature carrot peanut butter is served daily during lunch - it's a favorite of Miraval's guests. And it's just plain yummy. Plus, it's packed with protein from the peanut butter and nutrients from the carrots. Low-cal and decadent, all in one. Here's the recipe --> The Famous Carrot Peanut Butter Recipe
By Junelle Lupiani, R.D.
As some readers might know, 2012 was a year of creation for me. I had my first child in the early days of 2013! Since then, a lot has changed. Especially for the better. That said, physical shifts have certainly occurred and now that my son is close to his 10th month I have decided to concentrate on the health of my gut. As the dietitian at a world class resort, I can say confidently that I have the knowledge base on what nutritional approaches can be taken to improve the health of my digestive tract so I got to work and applied my knowledge. But alas, after a full month of concentrating solely on nutritional approaches I continued to struggle. It was then that I decided to get resourceful! Instead of concentrating on nutrition alone, I decided to use the integrative approaches that exist here at Miraval.
Guests often ask our Registered Dietitian Junelle Lupiani what they should eat or drink before bed to help with sleep. Her recommendation is not warm milk... it's something you might not have expected.
A cup of hot valerian root tea. The herb valerian has been used for centuries to help ready us for bedtime.