Are Skin Care Toner’s Really Necessary?

April 6, 2015 by Golden Door

Golden Door Skin Care Manager, Andrea Miller, is asked this question frequently, “Are skin care toners really necessary?” and her answer immediately is “Yes!”. There are several reasons why… All skin care toners provide the final step in the cleansing process ensuring that your skin is thoroughly free of any impurities including traces of cleanser. They also ensure that your pH balance is just where it needs to be. Yes, your cleanser is pH balanced, but your tap water is not. Have you ever noticed the water stains or mineral deposit on your faucets or counter tops? Those minerals may be sitting on your skin after you rinse off your cleanser and therefore, causing your pH balance to be off slightly. When your pH balance is not where it needs to be, then all of your other products such as serums and moisturizers may not be performing to their fullest ability, …


Temperature UP, Body Fat Down

April 8, 2015 by Nick Poggi

Here are eight ways to live healthier and lean up during the warmer seasons: 1. Start your day a healthy way with hot water and lemon. It will help cleanse the liver and detox the body for a fresh start to the day. 2. Healthy Domino Effect: A healthy habit of action will help your mindset stay strong. Once a habit is formed, it becomes harder to break it. 3. One meal at a time: Don’t overwhelm yourself with the pressures of adhering to a full dietary change. Start with one meal at a time. 4. Get the right amount of sleep: Studies show that people who sleep 7-8 hours per night tend to have lower body fat percentages. 5. Buy a new bathing suit and place it somewhere easily visible in your house. This will serve as a subtle reminder to eat right and exercise every time you imagine yourself wearing …


Recipe Renovation: Chicken Eggrolls

April 23, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Welcome to our new series of Recipe Renovation! We will regularly be featuring recipes offered on our Golden Door menu or in our cookbooks that feature traditional dishes that have been modified to be healthier while still delicious. Our first recipe is our chicken eggroll offered weekly at lunch. A typical fried three ounce chicken eggroll has about 200 calories and contains 45% fat. This eggroll served on our Golden Door menu is over twice the size at 8 ounces and comes in at only 320 calories and 33% fat! It is loaded with veggies, lean protein and flavor. Enjoy this crispy and delicious dish! Chicken Eggrolls  Yields 15 chicken eggrolls Ingredients: 8 Chicken breasts marinated (see recipe below) 1 package egg roll wrappers 1 Tablespoon olive, grapeseed or organic canola oil 1 white/yellow onion, small dice 1 clove garlic, minced 4 ribs …