News from Dr. Dan's Natural Healing Center
September 2015


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We are ready to welcome September at Dr. Dan's with our upcoming Nutrition Programs!
Our nutrition counselors provide you with the most up to date knowledge of the best whole foods available and will guide you on this exciting journey. Did you know that Kerry Gold pastured butter now offers an alternative product containing canola oil?!
Learn why this is a poor choice for your health by attending one of Dr. Dan's Whole Foods Nutrition Programs or Dr. Dan's Dynamic Weight Loss Program.
Are you an Instagram follower? Add the free APP to your mobile device and follow us @drdanscenter for news, events, and nourishing whole food photos & recipes! 
Read below about the process of Lacto-fermentation and try your hand at homemade Sauerkraut for good gut health. Also see our recipe for Chia seed pudding with organic coconut milk!
Dr. Dan
Upcoming Events at Dr. Dan's . . .
Next Whole Foods Nutrition Program:  
Starts Wednesday September 9th, 2015  
6:30-7:30 pm  - $100 for 4 sessions
                                                                         Sara O. Thielsen, NTP
Learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet, create your own whole foods kitchen, transition seamlessly to a traditional diet, learn many meal preparation techniques, and receive recipes and a list of our favorite local farms & markets. And much more!

Our nutrition counselors provide you with the most up to date knowledge of the best whole foods available and will guide you on this exciting journey.

Our Whole Foods Nutrition Program begins Wednesday, September 9th from 6:30-7:30pm and continues for the next three Wednesday evenings.   
One month is all it takes! - Click here for more information.
Please email or call us to register! 
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Next Dr. Dan's Dynamic Weight Loss Program:  
Starts Monday, September 14th 5:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, September 15th 
12:00 to 1:00pm  

Sessions of our popular Dynamic Weight Loss Program will be starting again Monday, September 14th from 5:30-6:30pm OR Tuesday, September 15th from 12:00 to 1:00pm & continuing each week for the following 10 weeks.
Dr. Dan's Dynamic Weight Loss Program is intended to reset your metabolism while helping you to safely lose at least 12-20 lbs. If you have more weight to lose, you can repeat the program as often as needed.
*Dedicated one-on-one support by Dr. Dan's Clinicians and Nutrition Counselors
*Nutrition Evaluation with Clinician (new patients)
*Weight Loss supplements ($60 credit toward recommended supplements)
*Dynamic Weight Loss Quick Start Class
*Dynamic Weight Loss Nutrition Classes (2)
*Dynamic Weight Loss Meal Plan
*Weekly check-ins (11)
*Slow Burn Exercise Program
 Please email or call us to register! 
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Next Quick Start Nutrition Program:
Saturday, Sept. 19th 8:30-11:30am or
Wednesday, Sept 23rd 8:30-11:30am

Learn the basics of healthy eating in a 3 hour session that includes:
*Whole Foods Nutrition Fundamentals
*Shopping & Kitchen Transition Guidelines - What's In, What's Out and Why
*Nutrient Dense Foods Product Sampling. Yum!
*Nourishing Steps Shopping Excursion. What to Get Where.
Please email or call us to register! 
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Dr. Dan's Nourishing Steps Shopping Class $35
Dr. Dan's Nourishing Steps Shopping Class at Market Basket in Newburyport is a 90 minute tour led by our Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  This informative and practical tour will point you in the direction of foods we recommend, aisle by aisle using our lengthy shopping list and map.

 Even if you've shopped Market Basket for years, our tour will reveal foods and brands you've never noticed before!  We will also provide for you maps to Trader Joe's, Stop and Shop and local farms and markets.
Contact us to register for one of the dates below: 
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Wed. September 2nd 5:30-7
Wed. September 30th 10:30-12
Natural Healing with Nutrition with
Dr. Alia Elias  
Mon. Sept. 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us at Dr. Dan's for a FREE TALK on Natural Healing with Nutrition. We'll discuss nutritional support for conditions such as digestion, thyroid health, and hormonal balancing. There are common stressors that cause symptoms of poor health, and the proper nutrients bring the body back into balance.
Please email or call us to register! 
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From Dr. Dan's Kitchen:
Sara's Simple Sauerkraut

Now is the time to use that organic cabbage from your CSA or local organic farm to make your sauerkraut to store and eat for the upcoming months!

We found these beauties at the Newburyport Farmer's Market, grown by Heron Pond Farm. Making your own sauerkraut is such an easy & fun activity for the whole family!
This recipe is the Latin form of sauerkraut, called Cortido, made with carrots, oregano, cumin & a bit of red pepper. Raw fermented foods are beneficial to the digestive system by increasing the healthy flora in the intestinal tract or creating the type of environment for them to flourish. Sauerkraut and its juice are traditional folk remedies for constipation. Fermentation actually increases nutrient values in the cabbage, especially vitamin C. Fermented foods are also said to facilitate the breakdown and assimilation of proteins. They have a soothing effect on the nervous system. 
Before the days of refrigeration, sauerkraut served as the only source of vitamin C during the winter in northern climates. It was used on long ship voyages to prevent scurvy.  Sauerkraut makes a synergistic combination with heavy, greasy and cooked foods such as sausage and cooked meat, the kinds of foods that nourish us through the winter. Because it aids digestion, you can eat these foods without feeling tired afterwards just by adding sauerkraut to your plate as a condiment.
The Process of Lacto-Fermentation:
The process of lacto-fermentation includes Lactobacillus (from a prepared culture, fresh whey, or just naturally occurring) plus sugar (naturally present in vegetables and fruits), plus a little salt, minus oxygen (anaerobic process), plus time...all combined to equal lactic acid fermentation. The length of fermentation can vary from a few hours to two months or more. The temperature of the room where fermentation occurs will determine the length of time. The ideal temperature is around 72�F, but warmer or cooler temperatures will still work. (Some strains of bacteria require specific temperature ranges.)
It is important to use high quality organic vegetables, filtered water, and sea salt to ensure the best outcome. The lactobacilli need nutrients from high quality vegetables in order to do their work, the process of fermentation. 
Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon has many simple lacto-fermented recipes to try out. These foods are super easy for beginners to prepare and the only supplies you need are some wide-mouth mason jars and a pounder for the sauerkraut.
 1 Large organic cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
 2 Organic carrots, grated
 1 Organic onion, peeled and thinly sliced
 1 tsp. fresh oregano
 � tsp. cumin
 � tsp. chili flakes
 1 � Tbsp. Celtic sea salt
Place sliced cabbage in a bowl, add sea salt. Allow to sit for 5 to 6 hours. The salt will draw liquid out of the cabbage. Now add remaining ingredients, massage & squeeze by hand to make more liquid.
Pack mixture into � gallon wide-mouth ball jars. A kraut pounder or wooden spoon can help pack it all into jar tightly. (Children get very enthusiastic about this step!) Be sure to leave about 2 inches of space at the top of jar, as it will expand. Cover tightly with ball jar lid and ring. (Pressure will build in jar and will make a "pop" when opened for the first time.)
Allow to sit for 5 to 7 days at room temperature. Then open and enjoy as a condiment with each meal. Store on counter or in refrigerator (fridge will slow down fermentation and increase life, but it isn't necessary). Flavors will likely change over time, it's a living thing!
Our official  

Our official "kraut pounder" Phoebe Li Eyink
Chia Seed Pudding with Organic Coconut Milk

1 Can organic coconut milk (full fat)
4 Tablespoons grade B maple syrup
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
� teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1/3 cup chia seeds
� cup berries for garnish
Whisk coconut milk, maple syrup & extracts until smooth. Stir in chia seeds. Divide mixture evenly between 4 glasses and allow pudding to sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Store up to 24 hours in refrigerator, and set out at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with berries, whipped cream, or chocolate shavings & enjoy!

In good health,
Dr. Dan