Yianni Stamas on his experiences with "Healthy Lifestyles News" editor Angelo Alvarez

I've known Angelo "Flex" Alvarez for more than ten years. Hi, my name is Yianni Stamas and I'm the publisher of "Healthy Lifestyles News" and over 80 other internet magazines on a variety of niche topics. But of all the publications, Angelo's has a very special place in my heart because it represents passion manifested. Angelo has long been passionate about healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle and now with this magazine he has a forum to share his knowlege with others. If you would like to see Angelo's Tips section click here >> Congratulations Angelo my friend, you are doing a wonderful job and contratulations on winning a Platinum Pias Award!
So much to tell and report regarding inroads I am making in terms of my lifelong mission of helping others look and feel their best and be at optimum health and happiness. Some of you I have kept in touch with and others, we haven’t had the chance to communicate yet. All of you…I miss.

This is a quick message on behalf of my co.editor of “Healthy Lifestyles News” in New York City. Her name is Jennifer Searles and she is a Tribeca Personal Trainer. She started out as a client, became a friend, then a co-editor and in March she accepted the “Wellness Award” Platinum Pia on my behalf at the Platinum Pias Awards at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Screening Room.
I just wanted to let you know that Jennifer has started an amazing new publication with my magazine publisher friend Yianni Stamas called www.tribecapersonaltrainers.com.

If you are interested in learning more about a passionate, nurturing and disciplined approach to fitness, I highly recommend reading this article here www.tribecapersonaltrainers.com/fitness.html.

Also, be sure to sign up for her free newsletter which is packed with tips, insights and steps to a more fit life.
Plus, Jennifer is offering a gift certificate here www.tribecapersonaltrainers.com/lightscameraread.html in conjunction with the New York Public Library's Lights Camera Read contest for kids.
I will be in touch again sooner than this message took. So much to share. I look forward to connecting with all of you.
To your health always,
Angelo "Flex" Alvarez


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Whether he's bringing the health consciousness of Arizona's spas to New York City - or as is now the case - transporting the excitement of the Big Apple to the Grand Canyon state, Angelo Alvarez has always been a role model for living a healthy lifestyle.

As an NYC hair fashion and healthy lifestyles expert he is moving his offices for the publication "Healthy Lifestyles News" to a land that enchants where he will be exploring an exciting new level and opportunity of expansion. This expansion has a reach in both the concrete and digital worlds of health and beauty.

Angelo will continue to develop the "Healthy Lifestyles News" publication and its mission of empowering others with living their own healthy lifestyle. He will retain a foothold in Manhattan the big apple through his association with the publication's publisher Media Space NYC whose physical and internet motto is the suggestion "fill the spaces in your life with building communication." If you wish a complimentary subscription to "Healthy Lifestyles News" please go here >>
Disclaimer: Any recipes, healthy tips and more that are shared in this publication are from the friends and clients of Healthy Lifestyles News' editor Flex of FlexInsideOut. They are offered in good health and at user's risk. If you have any questions regarding ingredients or advice, please research it on your own or with a doctor. Best Health Always for Your Healthy Lifestyle!
Hair Stylist Flex's client submissions
thanks to all who made this possible!


Baby spinach with feta cheese, avocado, walnuts and cranberries.
Grill chicken is optional.
Dressing cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and Hemp seeds
A health tip:
I always start my day by drinking a glass of warm water with some lemon juice.
I hope you can add these to your collection.



4 cups water
10 ounces farro (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
1 pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1. Combine the water and farro in a medium saucepan.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the Farro is tender, about 30 minutes.
4. Drain well, and then transfer to a large bowl to cool.
5. Add the tomatoes, onion, chives, and parsley to the farro, and toss to combine.
6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and toss to coat.

Organic Whole Grain Emmer (Farro) Our most popular seller, this old world heirloom grain makes a fabulous pilaf, grain salad, additive to soup, or sprouted for breads and salads. When cooked its dark plump berries add sweet full bodied flavor. This heirloom can be tolerated by most people suffering from wheat allergies. Cooking directions included.
Lisa Freeman


Lemon Tahini Dressing/Dip

  • 1/2 cup soaked flax seeds

  • 3-4 green onions

  • 1/3-1/2 bell pepper

  • 2 stalks celery

  • juice of 3 lemons (preferable to vinegar, IMHO)

  • 2 cups tahini

  • salty flavoring: granulated kelp, Nama Shoyu, tamari, Bragg's, or watever you prefer

  • water


1. Juice lemons.
2. Chop/break up pepper, onion, and celery and put in blender.
3. Add lemon juice and flax seeds.
4. Blend until uniform.
5. Add 1/2 cup of tahini and blend.
6. Repeat step 5 three more times.
7. Add salty flavoring to taste.
8. Add water if necessary to lessen thickness.




from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
Serves 6

  • 1 cup bulgur

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice -- and/or lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon garlic -- crushed

  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions -- include greens

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint flakes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil -- (good quality)

  • fresh black pepper

  • 2 medium tomatoes -- diced

  • 1 cup fresh parsley -- chopped and packed


  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas

  • 1 chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot

  • 1 chopped cucumber -- or summer squash

Combine bulgur, boiling water, and salt in a bowl. Cover and let stand 15–20 minutes, or until bulgur is chewable.
Add lemon juice, garlic, oil, and mint, and mix thoroughly.
Refrigerate 2–3 hours.
Just before serving, add the vegetables and mix gently. Correct seasonings.
Mary Murphy


Really Good Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

3 TB olive oil + more for drizzling
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 TB tomato paste
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp kosher salt or more to taste
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Pinch of ground chili powder or cayenne or more to taste
1 qt vegetable or chicken broth
1 c red lentils
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
Juice of ½ lemon or more to taste
3 TB chopped fresh cilantro

1. In large pot, heat 3 TB oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 min.
2. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper and chili powder or cayenne, and sauté for 2 minutes longer
3. Add broth, 2 cups water, lentils and carrot. Bring to simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary.
4. Using an immersion or regular blender or a food processor, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. Soup should be somewhat chunky.
5. Reheat soup if necessary, then stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Serve soup drizzled with good olive oil and dusted lightly with chili powder if desired.
Judith Lerner


Stuffed Mushrooms

1/3 C pine nuts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 C fresh cilantro, packed leaves, chopped
1/3 C fresh basil, packed leaves, chopped
1 T lemon juice
1 C tomato, chopped
2 T Braggs or to taste
Put all ingredients into a food processor, except the tomatoes, and pulse chop several times. Stop to scrape down the sides and repeat. Add the tomatoes and continue to pulse chop until just blended. Keep a texture to a pesto, it should not be a puree. Remove stems from mushrooms and stuff the filling into the cap of the mushroom. Place on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 105 degrees for 2-4 hours.
Ana Alvarez

How to Manage Stress
You can't avoid daily stress. But you can keep stress under control — which can help prevent headaches. Consider these tips:

  • Simplify your life. Rather than looking for ways to squeeze more activities or chores into the day, leave some things out. Ask yourself what really needs to be done, what can wait and what can be dropped entirely. It's OK to say no occasionally.

  • Manage your time wisely. Update your to-do list every day — both at work and at home. Delegate what you can and break large projects into manageable chunks. Tackle the rest, one task at a time.

  • Be prepared. Organize your day ahead of time. Anticipate challenges. Try to keep your plan flexible, in case a headache strikes and you need to change course.

  • Let go. Don't worry about things you can't control.

  • Adjust your attitude. If you find yourself thinking, "This can't be done," snap back to attention. Think instead, "This will be tough. But I can make it work." Putting a positive spin on negative thoughts can help you work through stressful situations.

  • Relax. Set aside time for yourself every day, even if it's only a few minutes. When you feel your muscles begin to tense, breathe deeply. Focus on inhaling and exhaling deeply and slowly for at least 10 minutes.

  • Take a break. If you feel overwhelmed, take some time to clear your mind. A few slow stretches or a brisk walk may renew your energy for the task at hand. Or take a mental vacation. Imagine yourself in a calm, relaxing place.

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise is a proven way to prevent — and sometimes treat — headaches. Exercise also provides a break from the stress of daily life. Be careful to warm up slowly. Sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches.

  • Eat smart. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can give you more energy — plus the fuel you need to keep stress under control.

  • Laugh. Humor is a great way to relieve stress. Laughter releases endorphins, natural substances that help you feel better and maintain a positive attitude.