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Health 101

September 27, 2016

Our program is the “Health 101” training that you always wished that you had received, but never did. We focus on evaluating your blood chemistry and teaching you about specific nutritional and lifestyle interventions that will help you invest in your most precious possession, your health! Our aim is to help you discover increased vitality and a  …   Read More »

Green Garden Ayurvedic Soup

October 17, 2017

Yummy, easy to digest, deeply nourishing soup that is good any time of year. Possible to sub veggies for whatever is in season. Ingredients: 8 cups water 1 cup cooked Cannellini beans (leave out if you are doing the Health Reboot) 1 Leek, chopped 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups chopped celery root or celerac (outside of root cut away, and then cubed) 1  …   Read More »

Brazil Nut Parmesan

October 17, 2017

This is a savory addition to salads and soups. Ingredients: 1 cup brazil nuts (may also sub almonds) 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp flax meal 1 tbsp stone ground Dijon mustard 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp salt Directions: Press garlic and put in food processor with all other ingredients. Process and watch brazil nuts fluff up nicely. Keep in glass container  …   Read More »

SOULslaw

October 17, 2017

Salad Ingredients: 2 cups shredded cabbage (I like to do combo or green and purple cabbage) 1 cup finely shredded kale 1 cup shredded zucchini 1 bunch fresh basil 1 bunch fresh cilantro ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts Dressing: 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp coconut aminos or coconut garlic sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic,  …   Read More »

Doddzy’s Detox Salad

October 17, 2017

Ingredients: 5 leaves of kale chopped small (makes 1 cup lightly packed) 4 cups red or green cabbage 1 cup loosely packed Basil 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley 2 celery sticks finely chopped 1/2 cup hemp seeds 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp flax seeds Dressing: 3 tbsp Lemon juice 3 tbsp Olive oil 3 tbsp Coconut aminos or  …   Read More »

Steph’s Fave Lentil Soup

October 17, 2017

Ingredients: 4 cups water 1 cup green lentils 1 leek, finely chopped (just the white part in case you are unfamiliar with leeks) 1 carrot, chopped into your favorite bite-sized size 1 zucchini, chopped same way as above 5 collard leaves, destemmed and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tsp oregano ¼ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp paprika Small  …   Read More »

Statin Use for High Cholesterol can Increase Parkinson’s Disease Risk

October 11, 2017

According to a large study in 2016, the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD), contrary to previous research suggesting the drugs have a protective effect for PD. “We identified 20,000 Parkinson’s disease patients and looked at whether using statins was associated  …   Read More »

Prevent Breast Cancer With Pomegranates

October 11, 2017

According to a study published this month in Nutrition and Cancer, pomegranate extract suppresses cancer stem calls and can be used specifically in the prevention of breast cancer. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have become an important target in cancer therapy and prevention due to their ability to self-renew, initiate tumors, and resist therapy. Read  …   Read More »

Are you hitting your weight loss goals?

October 4, 2017

Many people choose to do a Medela Centers program because they want to lose weight. While everyone achieves a healthier weight on our program, not everyone loses as much as they hoped as fast as they want to. Weight loss is a complex process, and many pieces have to be done at the same time in order to get the best results. You may be eating well, sleeping  …   Read More »

Prevent Pollution

October 4, 2017

We are not separate from our environment, and we swim in a soup of toxic chemicals, many of which have not been tested for human safety. The UN has created an committee, UN Environment, to outline the many ways in which the world can move to a healthier, more sustainable way of living for a pollution free planet. They released a a report today that  …   Read More »

Obesity is a Major Factor in 40% of US Cancers

October 4, 2017

According to the CDC, the American obesity epidemic has a major role in causing thirteen different cancers. While overall cancer rates are falling, cancers linked to obesity are still on the rise. According to the same report, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US in 2014 were one of the 13 types associated with overweight or obesity. You probably  …   Read More »

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