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Recipe Exchange / Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
« Last post by minnam471 on July 06, 2016, 03:57:08 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm Minna, originally from Finland but currently in Switzerland and will be coming to visit the Bay Area in August! I just started the distance learning Nutrition Consultant program and beginning to get into the swing of things. I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes - Cauliflower Pizza. It's so great when you're craving pizza or some comfort food but is all good for you and will leave you feeling great!

Here is also a link to the original . If you haven't heard of Deliciously Ella yet, she's worth checking out. She's a lovely girl from London who got into nutrition to treat her autoimmune disease. She's got lots of yummy recipes on her website, two books out to date and a cool deli in London.

All the best from sunny Switzerland and hope to meet some of you in person too some day!

Minna xx
Nutrition Talk / Re: Calories and Fluids?
« Last post by arios805 on July 03, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »
Thanks, Nori for the direction. I was sick during this part of the course...
Nutrition Talk / Re: Calories and Fluids?
« Last post by Nori on July 02, 2016, 07:17:42 PM »
The program we teach is called NutritionCalc by McGraw HIll.  Using height and weight and activity level, the program will calculate estimated calories and water needs. There are other programs that will do this too.  In NC104, several other methods are shown for hand calculating estimated caloric needs as well as diet direction.

Bear in mind that any results are rough guidelines, not absolutes. 
Nutrition Talk / Calories and Fluids?
« Last post by arios805 on July 02, 2016, 03:40:41 PM »
How do you figure out how much total calories and fluid somebody needs?
Would you try this if it could improve your autoimmune symptoms?
Very interesting read, and it's well past time we dealt with this critically important issue.
Nutrition Talk / Placenta Encapsulation
« Last post by mrhuberg797 on June 30, 2016, 04:16:22 PM »
I am a few days away from delivering my 3rd child, and am trying to decide whether or not to try placenta encapsulation.  Does anyone have any experience -- good or bad -- with this? Any thoughts on whether or not the benefits are truly realized? 

With my first 2 babies, I did not have any problems with post-partum depression, I felt happy and was relatively energetic (given lack of sleep).  And while I didn't have a surplus of milk, I had enough to exclusively breast feed each of them for 12 months (with solids beginning at 6 months). Therefore I don't feel that I am in dire need for the benefits that are reported to come along with taking placenta pills after birth. However, I am interested as a part of my nutrition career to work with pregnant and post-partum moms, so I am curious to try this just to have my own experience with it.

Since it is not free, though, and there are actually a few reports of downsides (like feeling jittery), I wanted to put this topic out there and see if anyone had any experiences or thoughts on the topic.  Thanks!
Community Calendar / Yoga for Neck & Shoulders workshop-Petaluma
« Last post by Dana Davis on June 29, 2016, 06:32:52 PM »
Learn how to align your neck and shoulders to relieve pain and get more comfortable. Most people in the US have misaligned posture, which causes the head and shoulders to move forward. The farther the head moves forward, the more stress there is on the neck muscles. Then gravity takes its toll as people age, increasing the forward position of the head, tension and pain. You will learn:

    -stretches to help open the chest
    -exercises to tone the upper back muscles
    -how to move your neck safely
    -ways to relieve tension in your neck and shoulders
    -healthy alignment so you can feel better and look better too!

Note: This is not a regular yoga asana class. Postural alignments are based on the traditional posture of the Balance Posture Method/Spinefulness.

Taught by Dana Davis, MA, certified yoga teacher and certified Balance posture instructor.

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: 10 am-12 pm

Tuition: $30 if paid by 7/5, $35 if paid by 7/7, $45 after 7/7

Location: Sonoma Body Balance, 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C, Petaluma, CA

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  To register, visit and click on "Classes"/"Special Workshops" or send a check made out to Sonoma Body Balance to: 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C, Petaluma, CA, 94952. Please include your phone number and e-mail address.
Are you tired of having back or joint pain? You can learn how to be free of pain! Learning what is the underlying cause of your pain will enable you to make changes that eliminate your pain. Almost everyone in highly industrialized countries has adopted a modern posture that is misaligned and so pervasive we can't even see it. Many treatments don't address the underlying cause of pain.

Learning a set of simple, specific guidelines can bring you relief from pain anytime, anywhere. The same guidelines that take away your pain also straighten your spine.
Come learn how at a Balance Method workshop - "The 3 Myths That are Causing Your Back Pain".
IN PETALUMA: Tuesday, July 26, 7:15-9 pm OR Thursday, July 28 , 2016, 3-4:45 pm.  No charge.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Seating is limited. To register, call 707-278-8718 or visit
 Why do people in some countries have no back pain? 80% of the population in the United States suffers from back pain, compared to only 5% in many other countries, such as Portugal and Greece. These healthy people move slightly differently than we do. The teaching of the Balance Center is based on more than 40 years of research on these healthy populations. When you stand, bend, sit, walk, and sleep as these people do, your pain can be significantly reduced or eliminated.
 -Balance is based on studying healthy people
 -No special devices, special equipment or special chairs are needed
 -No exercises or radical positions are required
 -Balance dramatically improves your posture
 -You use this information immediately in your car, at work, even at the
 -A slight shift in position brings relief
 I have successfully used Balance Center instructions as part of a comprehensive treatment program for my patients with painful spinal conditions.
 - William Firtch, M.D.
 "This class was a revelation for me. It increased my awareness of being out of Balance and I learned simple changes I can make to become more balanced and pain free. It was powerful learning what I can do on a daily basis to avoid pain. Dana taught us simple techniques to use everyday to correct bad posture and live pain free. Its given me hope and has been a life changing experience that has put me back in control ."
 - Julie Shapiro, Oakland, CA
 "For 17 years I spent thousands of dollars for medical treatment and loss of work time to find a solution to relieve lower back pain due to an auto accident.  I sought treatment using acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, osteopathic and more. These treatments were helpful for a short time, but it did not teach me the proper body mechanics for lifelong relief. Surgery and continuous use of drugs was not a viable option.  The classes I took from Dana at Sonoma Body Balance were my saving grace. I learned how to properly sit, sleep, walk, drive, bend, lift, etc. I have not experienced any back pain since completing the classes."
  - Wayland Lew
 "Before I took the Balance class, I experienced chronic neck, low back, hip, and gluteal tension, in spite of the fact that I received weekly chiropractic adjustments. While taking the class, my tension decreased significantly. The tools I learned in the class also enabled me to teach basic sitting skills to patients which helped eliminate a major cause of recurring back pain for many of them."
 -Jay Bunker, Chiropractor
 Taught by Dana Davis, MA, Senior Certified Instructor by the Balance Center in Palo Alto and Certified Yoga Teacher. Class includes slides, practice sitting and bending in Balance, anatomy and individual hands-on guidance. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit For information about the Balance Center, visit
 To register, call 707-278-8718 or visit
Goods & Services / Professional account with Natura Health Products
« Last post by ereardon on June 29, 2016, 08:28:39 AM »
To all grads and students who are 3/4 way through their studies, you can open a professional account with Natura Health Products. My name is Eric and I am a sales representative with Natura.  Professional account benefits include:

* Saving money and increasing profit margin on purchases
* Monthly specials
* Product education and support with implementation into your practice
* Marketing materials including product information sheets and brochures
* Science driven tech sheets and white papers

If you are interested in opening an account contact me at 978-551-1321 or
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