News from Dr. Dan's Natural Healing Center

February 2015

Call 978.462.0023  


171 High Street
 Newburyport, MA -01950


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Please join me for two upcoming Free Talks at Dr. Dan's. We'll discuss the benefits of Nutrition & Acupuncture Support for Pain Conditions and Autoimmune conditions. Included will be discussion of strategies for supporting conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, MS, PANDAS, and others.

Read below for more details!


Also during February and March 2015 we are offering a 50% off Special for new patients who book an Initial Nutrition Evaluation with Aiden Seraphim, LAc or Alia Elias, Nd, LAc. Read more below and see our Ad in the Newburyport Daily News.


Dr. Dan





     FEBRUARY & MARCH 2015


NEW PATIENTS: Book your Initial Nutrition Evaluation during February & March with either Aiden Seraphim, LAc or
Alia Elias, Nd, LAc for $45. 
This Special is a 50% savings off the regular referral cost of the Initial Nutrition Evaluation!


The Initial  Nutrition Evaluation covers your first two visits; the cost of any suggested supplements is additional. 


Call today to book your appointment.





Eat Healthy and Live Healthy 
with The Pasture at Pettengill Farm


Egg Mobile at Pettengill Farm

Choose to Eat Healthy and Live Healthy this year with The Pasture at Pettengill Farm. The Pasture is now accepting orders for the June 6th harvest of Pasture raised and organically fed chickens.  These chickens come oven ready and range between 5-7 pounds.  Production of the broilers is planned ahead of time according to how many orders are placed in advance. Supplies are limited and are on a first come first served basis.



to complete the order form!


The Pasture is also now offering heritage breed, organically fed and pasture/woodland raised pork.  Pasture raised pork in more succulent, tender and richer in taste. Not to mention healthier! 

If you are interested in a half or whole pasture raised pig, please contact Justin at 978-420-2291 to discuss options...he can work with you to potentially customize the cuts and package the meat according to your needs. 


The Pasture at Pettengill Farm









From Dr. Dan's Kitchen: Bone Broth in the News & Treat Your VALENTINE to Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!


In recent weeks, many of you have seen Bone Broth in the news. Below we have linked the article 'Bone Broth Evolves From Prehistoric Food to Paleo Drink' from the Food Section of the NY Times. It's exciting to see this in mainstream media and also to see a nod to The Weston A. Price Foundation's President and author of Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon!


The article quotes Sally and mentions her newest book, Nourishing Broth.


Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD is available now at Dr. Dan's!


New York Times: "Bones, Broth, Bliss"
Bone Broth Evolves From Prehistoric Food to Paleo Drink

Click to read article . . .

The benefits of bone broth are so great, we can envision a day in the near future when bone broth cafes will dot the landscape in a similar way coffee shops do now! 

Inspired? Here's a link to Dr. Dan's recipe for bone broth. 

Doesn't everyone love Soup on a cold winter day?

Here's what we did this past week using nourishing bone broth as a base.

Days 1 & 2: Vegetable Soup...After having family guests this past weekend we had some leftovers from dinner in the fridge. To a base of bone broth in a sauce pan, we added our leftover steamed sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli and tomatoes. We added 2 heaping Tbsps. organic tomato paste, marjoram, thyme, basil, sea salt & pepper...and this was our lunch for Monday and Tuesday.


Day 3: Onion Soup...We sautéed 3 large sliced onions with 1 tsp. minced garlic in butter and bacon fat. Then we added 3 cups bone broth and seasoned it with salt, pepper, marjoram & thyme for a beautiful and hearty onion soup for lunch.


Day 4: Onion Soup with Potatoes au gratin...To 2 cups of the leftover onion soup, we added 2 cups of cooked potato slices and seasoned it with parsley, cumin, salt, & pepper. We topped the soup with leftover cheddar cheese for lunch.

Day 5: We started the day early and with only a cup or two of broth leftover, we poached our pastured eggs in the steaming broth for a hearty and soul-warming breakfast.  



Join the NOURISHING BROTH Blog with Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD authors of the book Nourishing Broth... by clicking this link:


Enter your first name an email address, and you can immediately download their FREE eBooks on the subject. Plus...get tips and info with a free subscription to their newsletter "Sips and Tips".





with a Special Treat! 

Sara's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 18-24 peanut butter cups


Peanut Butter Cups



*14 ounces of dark chocolate (70% or higher, or enjoy life brand chocolate chips)

*2 tbsp. coconut oil

*Teddy organic peanut butter or your favorite brand of nut butter

*Flaky sea salt or Celtic Sea Salt, course grind



Begin by heating about 2 inches of water in the base of your double boiler. If you are using a large bar of dark chocolate, break into 1-2" pieces so it can melt easily.

Once water in double boiler has come to a boil, lower heat to medium and then add chocolate, stirring a bit to help it melt evenly. Once the chocolate is almost melted, add the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix thoroughly.

Turn off the heat and begin spooning melted chocolate into silicone muffin cups. Add about 2 tablespoons of chocolate per muffin cup, enough to completely cover bottom of cup. 

Once all muffin cup bottoms are filled with the chocolate, now gently add 1 tsp. of peanut butter or nut butter to the center of each cup on top of the base layer of chocolate(just eye-ball it using a small spoon). 

After the peanut butter is added to all of the cups, spoon the remaining melted chocolate onto the top of each muffin cup. Usually it takes 1-2 tablespoons to cover the peanut butter, and it depends on how think you like your peanut butter cups. 

Sprinkle tops of cups with flaky sea salt to finish.  (*An alternative option is to add a few grains of the course sea salt on top of the peanut butter just before the top layer of chocolate goes on.)

Place on a baking sheet in the fridge for 1 hour to cool. Then remove the finished peanut butter cups from the silicone molds to store.

Package for gifts and store in fridge.



Upcoming Events:


Free Talk with Dr. Dan & Aiden Seraphim, LAc:
Nutrition and Acupuncture Support
for Pain Conditions:
fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, etc.

Monday February 9th, 6:30pm -7:30pm 



Free Talk with Dr. Dan & Dr. Alia Elias:

Nutrition and Acupuncture Support for Autoimmune Conditions: Hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Diabetes Type I, PANDAS, etc.


Thursday, February 26th, 12:00pm -1:00pm  


*Please call to register for these talks!



Next Whole Foods Nutrition Program  Nutrition

Starts Wednesday March 4th, 2014  

6:30-7:30 pm  -
$100 for 4 sessions


If you are ready to really dive into a traditional whole foods lifestyle, we hope you can join us for our Whole Foods Nutrition Program starting Wednesday March 4th from 6:30-7:30pm and continuing for the next three Wednesday evenings.  This is the program you need to really make the transition to healthier eating.   


One month is all it takes! - Click here for more information.


To sign up please call our office at 978.462.0023 or e-mail us at to register. 


Dynamic Weight Loss Program

Two Sessions: April 5th OR 7th


Weight Loss

Sessions of our popular Dynamic Weight Loss Program will be starting again Monday, April 5th from 5:30-6:30pm OR Tuesday, April 7th from 12:00 to 1:00pm & continuing each week for the following 10 weeks.



Click here to learn more about the program!




Quick Start Nutrition Program

Saturday, April 11th OR Wednesday, April 15th from 8:30am to 11:30am - $65 for 3 hour course 


Healthy Shopping This program is intended to help you jump start your transition to a traditional Whole Foods Eating Program.  Included in the program: a Whole Foods Nutritional Overview, Taste Testing and a 90-minute Shopping Excursion in the local area. 


If you want to get your feet wet with traditional whole foods, this is the place to start!


To sign up please call our office at 978.462.0023 or e-mail us at



In Good Health,


Dr. Dan