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7-Day Cleanse July 24-30! Real food, real delicious, real deal.

Improve the way you look and feel with Cook! SF and Delicious Health!

We’ve teamed up to provide you with a fad-free, healthy, gentle yet effective, deeeee-licious 7-Day done-for-you cleanse menu… delivered to your door! [For San Francisco Bay Area clients only… stay tuned for future locations.]

Based on the best-selling book, Ultra Metabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman, the Cook! SF One Week Cleanse (July 24-30) provides you with delicious, and YES!, satisfying meals designed to help you lose weight, increase your energy, and reduce internal inflammation.

Cook! SF delivers fresh, mainly organic meal kits to your doorstep at work or at home. Delicious, all-local ingredients are fully prepped and ready-to-cook. With their easy instructions, you’ll “chef up” a gourmet meal in 20 minutes! And for the very busy, Cook! SF also offers a large selection of fresh meals that just need gentle reheating.

Here are some of the great foods Cook! SF provides for you during your cleanse:

  • Halibut with Lemon Caper Dressing with sauteed baby pea shoots
  • Organic Chicken with Roasted Lemon and sauteed organic kale
  • Spring Vegetable Stir Fry with organic shitake mushrooms, snow peas, asparagus, carrots, chives, parsley, garlic, scallions and lemon and a side of organic brown rice penne

 

* Special Offer from Delicious Health*

Sign up for the July 24th Cleanse by July 11th and receive $20 off.  Use Coupon Code:  cDH 0709

Sign up by clicking here today.

Last day to sign up for the Cook! SF Cleanse is July 18th.
Currently available for San Francisco Bay Area clients only.

Contact Cook! SF at 415.513.5328 with questions or visit http://www.cooksf.com/p-218-cook-sf-cleanse.aspx

June 29, 2009 at 7:00 AM Leave a comment

Something Delicious is Brewing…

My first ever radio interview is on Wednesday, July 1st – my birthday!

Come join me and my host, Alice Moore, on “Coffee Meditations” – Energy Talk Radio – Wednesday, July 1, at 5pm PST by clicking here. We’ll be chatting about my experience healing from several autoimmune conditions (fibromyalgia, undifferentiated connective tissue disorder, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, and more) and exploring the topic of food as medicine. I’ll post the MP3 up later when it’s ready.
 
It’s summer and time for my annual trip to Turkey to spend time with my family. This is also the time I dream and create. So…
 
I have several transformative, revolutionary, and FUN new programs brewing, including some FREE ones for this Fall:
 
* From Invisible to Invincible (tm) : How to Take Back Control of Your Health & Live Well with an Autoimmune Condition
 
* Balanced Being Fast-Track Program (tm) :  The 10-Week Delicious Health Intensive for Busy Professionals
 
* The Truth About Cleansing Diets: Myth or Must?
 
And many more (seriously… you should see the traffic jam inside my head). 
 
A lot of my events and programs take place virtually, either online or via
teleclasses, so you can participate no matter where you are.

Drop me a line at hello(at)enjoydelicioushealth.com if you want advance notice of any of the programs above.

Or, better yet:

Stay tuned by signing up for my free eZine, Delicious Byte, by heading to our homepage – click here.

June 27, 2009 at 3:01 AM Leave a comment

Eat Your Stress Away, The Right Way! Back by popular demand… WEBINAR on June 25th!

It’s baaaa-aaack!

I recently hosted a standing-room only live workshop here in San Francisco and many of you were bummed that you couldn’t attend, mostly because you don’t live in the area.

Well…

It’s now a WEBINAR so you can attend no matter where you are!

Eat Your Stress Away – The Right Way!

 Nutrition & Lifestyle Secrets to
Reducing Stress,
Increasing Energy
(and Losing Weight, Too!) 

Recent research shows that our genes only account for 3% in determining which health conditions we will manifest based on our genetic heritage. The other 97% is about what you eat and how you live.

Join Simla Somturk Wickless, Integrative Nutrition Consultant and founder of Delicious Health, Inc., in this LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP to learn: 

  • The #1 secret you have to know about stress to control it!
  • How stress really affects your body, mind, and emotions.
  • The Top 3 nutrition mistakes that fuel your stress.
  • Your personal Stress Resilience FactorTM score.
  • The top stress-busting foods.
  • The key lifestyle changes you need to prioritize.
  • How you can eat deliciously and still melt away the pounds

Stress is an undeniable reality in our lives. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Stress contributes to a range of health woes — from weight gain (the kind that’s really hard to shake off!) to osteoporosis, from burnout to autoimmune conditions, from insomnia to depression, from diabetes to gastrointestinal issues… and the onset of these chronic conditions has been skyrocketing in the past two decades.

Are there foods you can eat on purpose to combat the effects of stress? Absolutely. Can you tweak your lifestyle, making small changes to see natural improvements in your ability to sleep, think, focus, be healthier, and have sustainable energy? Definitely.

Curious? Well you have to be there to find out!

Here’s what some past participants have said:

“The holistic, 360 degree integral view of life, food, health… It’s FANTASTIC!”
– Alain Truong, Financial Analyst

“Excellent content and delivery. Thank you! You taught me WHY it’s so important to be aware of the entrie spectrum of lifestyle issues as well as food in terms of their impact on our health.”
– Molly Hoyt, Workshop Attendee

“Simla is obviously very knowledgable and loves what she does. This comes across in her presentation…”
– Lindsay B., Underwriter

“I appreciated the time dedicated to addressing holistic health, community, work life, etc., and not just nutrition, as it affects our health. Your natural energy and approach were welcoming and non-intimidating.”
– M.D., Workshop Attendee

“Simla was a very energetic, happy, and knowledgeable instructor. Her presentation was everything I was hoping for when I signed up.”
– Andy Wilder, Engineer

EVENT DETAILS

When
Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST

Where
Via Webinar – Call in or watch & listen via the web from anywhere!
You’ll get the details when you sign up BELOW.

Hosted By
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Investment In Your Health – SIGN UP HERE
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Only $8 with Coupon

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We’ll have fun, learn a lot, and you’ll have immediate, easy actions you can take to start feeling better right away!

I hope to “see” you there!

June 13, 2009 at 5:45 PM Leave a comment

Beautiful BBQ and Client Brag Time

I LOVE MY CLIENTS!

I just want to brag about one of my clients, Megan, who has jumped wholeheartedly into changing her nutrition & lifestyle habits.

Here are two photos she sent me of her recent BBQ. Aren’t these veggies just GORGEOUS?!?

Yes, there was meat involved, which is just fine, but this just makes it better.

Goooooo Megan!

Megan's Beautiful BBQ!

Megan's Beautiful BBQ!

And more!

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

How colorful are your BBQs going to be this summer? Get creative!

June 12, 2009 at 3:36 PM Leave a comment

Eat Your Stress Away was SOLD OUT!

We had so much fun at my live workshop Eat Your Stress Away – The Right Way on Monday evening here in San Francisco. There were over 30 attendees – more than had RSVP’d!

Tons of great questions and group participation. Each attendee got to score themselves on my Stress Resilience Factor Finder (tm) quiz and see where they stood. Maybe because this is San Francisco and all, but everyone scored in the upper 2/3’s of the range, which means they were well on their way to becoming friends with the stress in their lives and not letting stress undermine their health in the long term.

We also reviewed the effects of stress on health/your body, mind, and emotions, went over the top foods to bust stress and the three lifestyle choices that you must prioritize to stay healthy in the presence of stress.

I hope to see or hear YOU at the next one! I’ll be offering this popular talk as a teleclass soon as I’ve gotten lots of requests from folks living across the country who want to participate. Stay tuned!

May 6, 2009 at 9:29 AM Leave a comment

A Dream Come True: Nutrition Program Launch for My Autoimmune Clients

Today is the day! I am so excited and grateful and brimming with revved up energy.

Today marks the start date for From Invisible to Invincible (TM) , the program I’ve developed for my clients who live with an autoimmune disease… er, condition… er, inconvenience. Autoimmune conditions can include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, undifferentiated connective tissue disorder, lupus, hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, and so on.

I’m joined by six amazing women (it just so happened that they are all women – women comprise a large % of autoimmune folks) in what promises to be an amazing journey for all of us. They’ve agreed to join me as a Pilot group – kind of a test group – to help me continue improving this program for a full-blown launch next year (2010).

Over the next eight months, we will explore the many facets of living with an autoimmune inconvenience and implement lasting, restorative nutrition and lifestyle changes to promote healing.

This is a jam-packed program with tons of information, experiential elements, and time-tested, proven methods… delivered in bite-sized pieces that are sustainable, fun, and revelatory, with me for support along the way.

Some of the hot topics we’ll cover are:

  • What is the problem with my immune system? Why does EVERYTHING seem to be broken?
  • How is autoimmune related to my food and life habits?
  • How is stress related to my condition?
  • What are the key foods I must eat to recover my health?
  • How do I prepare these must-eat foods, especially if I’m too tired or have no time, or don’t like to cook, or can’t stand up long enough (like I, Simla, couldn’t, at one point)?
  • What if I eat out?
  • What must I STOP eating ASAP? These are hidden where?!
  • What is toxicity? How is it related to autoimmune?
  • What are the right ways to detox for autoimmune?
  • What’s the deal with food sensitivities?
  • Why can’t I get all the info I need with a food allergy test?
  • How do I know what foods I’m sensitive to / intolerant of?
  • How can I improve my digestive issues and/or IBS?
  • How do other elements of my life fuel my illness or support my healing?
  • How can I change the habits I need to replace?
  • How do I prepare for when I am feeling “normal” again? Now what?
  • What are the supplements that will support me? How do I choose them?
  • What type of regular medical care and complementary / alternative medical care is available and best suited for my condition?
  • What are the medical tests – conventional and emerging – that I need to ask for?
  • Where and how do I find a great doctor?
  • How do I deal with stress and anxiety?
  • How can I sleep better, improve my energy, and lose weight (if I need to)?

And we’re just scratching the surface here.

So much to cover! And cover it we will.

Why am I doing this program?
Because I’ve been there and this is my passion. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pvLmudbsJI or read about it here: https://delicioushealth.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/the-power-of-words-and-pain/

April 22, 2009 at 6:02 PM 3 comments

The Power of Words… and Pain

It’s way past bedtime for me but I have such a buzz that I can’t get to sleep.

No, not that kind of buzz!

The best kind – a natural high. I spoke in front of 500 people (and had a great time doing it!) but that wasn’t even the best part. (I actually asked for some red wine tonight but just realized I didn’t even take a sip… I don’t drink anymore… my body doesn’t like it.)

Andy and I just returned from the Celebrating Science & Soul event, which “generates donations to support the Institute for Health & Healing’s work of healing people and transforming the practice of medicine. Last year the Institute touched the lives of more than 50,000 people, many through our scholarship fund and free programs at the bedside and in the Bay Area community.” Amazing, really.

Each year, this event honors pioneers in integrative medicine. This year’s honoree was Dr. Michael Harner – an incredible visionary – as well as Dr. William Goodson, breast cancer surgeon extraordinaire, who received a Compassionate Caring award. Beautiful people. Past honorees include Drs. Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz (pre-Oprah!), and Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. Wow.

I had the honor of speaking as a patient testimonial. Here’s the video if you’re interested in watching. It runs about 7 minutes.

I haven’t shared much of my personal story yet in this blog. I’ve had a bit of a block. I am a super private person; I get the heebie-jeebies when I share too much personal info. But SO MANY people thanked me for doing so tonight at the event, that I see now I must. The story of my past 2.5 years is much bigger than just me. It’s part of my contribution and part of what I can give back. Because, you see, it’s been a long journey for me, but not as long as for others who are still suffering in silence and who, like some of the attendees tonight, may read / watch / hear about / listen to my story and have that be their nudge of hope that gets them to start healing and return to claim their life.

So, here, I will start to break my personal barrier and I begin offering to you my medical story and the story of my return (braver! bolder! brighter! than ever before) to owning my life.

I’ll start by giving you the video above as well as my speech transribed below. Pass it on.

*****

Simla’s Speech

They say the memory of pain is one we cannot retain, probably for reasons of survival. I beg to differ.

 

Pain.

 

It takes over your life until it’s all you can see, feel, taste, or think about.

 

It clouds your world so you don’t know who you are or whether you’ll ever have a good day again. When a good day means you can breathe without your ribs throbbing or your lungs burning, when you can tie your sneakers and take a step without your feet screaming, brush your teeth without getting exhausted, and remember the sentence you just read for the fifth time.

 

That’s the state I was in when I arrived at the Institute for Health & Healing Clinic in November 2006. I had already seen close to ten physicians to no avail. I had severe nerve, muscle, and bone pain along with short-term memory loss, debilitating fatigue, and a host of other symptoms. My standing diagnoses are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, undifferentiated connective tissue disorder, multiple chemical sensitivity, and immunotoxicity. Along the way, I had been misdiagnosed and developed medication-induced hepatitis and pancreatitis. Not to mention gallstones. Add to that a lifelong battle with IBS, asthma, chronic bronchitis, a bout with Legionnaire’s Disease and pneumonia, and you get the picture. I was a mess. I was desperate, and desperately lost.

 

As a management consultant, I had thought I could use my intellect and methodical thinking to figure it all out. I was wrong. I had to go much, much deeper.

 

Using guided imagery, the incomparable Dr. Michael Cantwell helped reintroduce me to my Self – the Self that was not defined by pain. He helped me strengthen and redefine my connection to something bigger that had been lost. I was able to hear my inner voice again and let it take charge. Slowly, I began improving.

 

I recall one particular guided imagery session with Leslie Davenport, Integrative Psychotherapist, when my itching from jaundice stopped for good after I asked my body to give me a break, even though my skin was still very much the color of a ripe banana. Leslie’s kind and soothing presence created a haven where the noise in my body could sort itself out.

 

With the radiant Jodi Fishkin Manning, my stagnant insides found movement again, through her gentle touch as an exceptional massage therapist and powerful ability to really, deeply listen to what I had to say, without judgment or pity.

 

I still see Helen, the warm-hearted sage, every two weeks for acupuncture to keep my body balanced and my symptoms under control. But I see her just as much for her ability to help me get and stay grounded. She is always patient with my stream of questions, teaches me about myself and promotes guilt-free self-care.

 

That’s “my Team.” Together, along with my naturopath, chiropractor, rheumatologist, my husband Andy and my family, the IHH Clinic Team gave me hope, validated my pain but also my ability to heal, and encouraged me to pursue my newfound passion for holistic nutrition. In the past two and a half years, I left corporate America, went back to school (again!) to become certified as a health and nutrition counselor, and have opened the doors of a thriving holistic practice of my own.

 

Today, on most days, my pain is a memory – one that I respect, for it taught me much. Though my body can still be temperamental, I am always mending, healing, moving forward.  I can wear heels, haven’t needed surgery and my memory is better than ever, although my husband may beg to differ.

 

Consider yourself fortunate if you get to meet or spend some time with these exceptional practitioners tonight, as you are in the presence of true healers. They embody the spirit of medicine in all the ways medicine can and should manifest.

 

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express in a small way my immeasurable gratitude to Dr. Cantwell, Jodi, Leslie, and Helen.

 

How do you say thank you to someone who has helped you rebuild your body, mend your spirit, redefine your way of being, and incidentally, discover your life’s work?

 

But I can tell you that everything they’ve taught me is embedded in how I now live. I hope to pass it on. Thank you.

March 9, 2009 at 8:04 AM 9 comments

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