Next Monday is Super Monday at the office. On Feb 1st we have our 20% discount on all nutritional products. Whether you are stocking up on your fantastic wellness choices or are running low during a detox swing in. If you can’t make it on Monday you can always call your order in over the phone and we will get you checked out and have your order set aside.
We have officially turned the corner on our daylight hours but I know many of us are still feeling the effects of the lack of light. Vitamin D is most commonly associated with Seasonal Affect Disorder but did you know vitamin D is associated with MANY different roles in our bodies? Vitamin D is crucial for regulating Calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestine, calcium balance through the parathyroid, stimulation of bone cell mineralization and crucial immune functions. Unfortunately recommendations are typically too low for those of us in the northern hemisphere where sun exposure is lower and limited for large times of the year. Finding out your blood levels is a great place to start to determine supplementation levels and can be done very inexpensively through our assoicate labs or with your primary medical doctor. If you have questions ask, we are here for your health!
We have recently started working with Spectracell. This laboratory allows us to have access to fantastic functional testing for several different systems of your body. Over the next few weeks we will spotlight different tests and what they are typically used for. This week is the Micronutrient.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies. Tests come back in a easy to read graph and also allows Dr. Nelson to be much more specific with recommendations regarding your health and wellness.
This weeks recipe was great and left a big plate of leftovers. Our recommendation is to do some zucchini noodles for a noodle replacement you wont be sorry
Meatballs with Spicy Tomato
Meatballs With Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe
Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 35 min.
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1 lb. ground beef;
2 tbsp. tomato paste;
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped;
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced;
1 tbsp. ground cumin;
1 clove garlic, minced;
A pinch of ground cinnamon;
1/3 cup almond meal;
4 tbsp. coconut oil;
4 tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, chopped;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste;
Spicy Tomato Sauce
1/2 small onion, diced;
2 cloves garlic, chopped;
Zest from 1 lemon;
¾ cup chicken stock;
2 cups diced tomatoes;
1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes;
A pinch of ground cinnamon;
2 tbsp. clarified butter;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;
In a bowl, combine the egg and tomato paste and mix until smooth.
Add the cilantro, ginger, cumin, garlic, and cinnamon and combine until well blended.
Stir in the ground beef and almond meal, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Roll the mixture with your hands to make small meatballs, about 1-inch in diameter.
In a large skillet, heat 3 tbsp. of coconut oil over a medium heat. Brown the meatballs until golden on all sides and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the clarified butter over a medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until soft, about 4 minutes.
Add the lemon zest and cook for 1 minute.
Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and cinnamon, and let simmer for about 7 minutes.
Season the sauce with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Transfer the meatballs to the pan with the sauce and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.