Greetings from Marie & Phyllis

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Make peace with food, rediscover the pleasure of eating, and reclaim your health.

Bread without gluten? No-wheat pizza? How to get more greens? (and reds, orange, yellows, purples…?) Our amazing recipes use healthy, nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory whole foods for favorite recipe “make-overs”. Just click on a category and start exploring.

Too many websites and “helpful” folks make big promises yet just want to sell you something. It’s a sales and marketing appeal to the quick fix. Have these people actually created a personal relationship to get someone better? We often have to “undo” these diets, misadventures and “guessing games” based on something they heard, from someone else who heard…

You get it. And that is why we pack each article and recipe with information. Knowledge is Power. And you can play with your food 🙂

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Marie Sternquist MS CHHC AADPPhyllis Childers, RN CHHC

Marie Sternquist, CHHC AADP Phyllis Childers, RN CHHC
Marie A. Sternquist, has made it her life purpose to help individuals enjoy good health by helping research and identify effective natural healing tools. After a ten year career as research scientist for Amgen, Inc., including the development of therapeutics and diagnostic tests for the anemias of cancer and renal failure, Marie became owner and CEO of a physical therapy clinic focusing on functional and alternative treatment approaches to chronic pain. She also completed her PhD candidacy and four years of research into the molecular and cellular processes of early nervous system development at the Neuroscience program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

During the next two decades, Marie developed and facilitated a wide range of research projects examining the health effects associated with the storage of drugs and chemicals in human tissue; research conducted in collaboration with scientists across the US. Marie is an accomplished international speaker and this research is published in medical journals.

Marie is also a graduate of the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and sees clients regularly as well as pursuing an ongoing natural health research agenda.

Keep centered on what matters most to YOU.

Phyllis Childers RN, received her nursing diploma from Research Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, class of 1969. She shares the Osteopathic philosophy that promotes whole person health and vitality. Her passion for natural healing stems from her own healing journey using whole food nutrition and lifestyle changes. Phyllis completed training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school and is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

As a holistic health coach, Phyllis helps clients accomplish their health goals through teaching, healthy habit building and support in a way that is empowering and exciting. Phyllis also has advanced training in craniosacral therapy as well as training in the use of essential oils for the prevention and treatment of disease.

Holistic health is individual; Phyllis creates doable, step-by-step plans based on each client’s unique needs, preferences and lifestyle utilizing her unique combination of healing tools.

 Your first consultation is always FREE, email marie at  Contact Phyllis in person in Albuquerque at Hands On Health Care 505-298-8020

Explore our helpful and inspiring natural health tips.

Using real, whole foods alone, in 30 days you can feel transformed. Not just your body, but your mind and spirit as well. You can overcome your health conditions. And with a 30-year research scientist and 40-year RN team, you can be certain the data is backed by science.

You can achieve your weight loss goals, have more energy, sleep better, rebalance digestion, fix sugar imbalances, or hormone imbalances and many other health problems. Look at the BIG picture—don’t chase symptoms; rebalance your body through wise food and lifestyle choices and it will take care of healing.
Why Hire a Coach? Expert Know-how; Commitment to YOU

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
—Abraham Lincoln

Individualized Nutritional Counseling and Support for busy professionals and parents who want to handle their health barriers and have all the energy and vitality they deserve. For more information, Contact Phyllis or Marie directly.

Revolutionize your body in 21 days with the Rejuveo Cleanse. Need to reset your metabolism? Want an intensive whole foods program that spells everything out and gives you access to a knowledgeable expert? Tired of buying that “kit in the box” or “book” or … only to never do it because you don’t have a real live person to help you along the way? Not sure how herbs, shakes, or other “interesting” concoctions are going to help you maintain your health after the short “boot camp” is over? Start any time or join my next group—find out how here…

Take back your health starting Now with my next Eating to Restore Balance class. Only in Anchorage; get the live support of a guided group to explore emotional eating; switching to anti-inflammatory foods; connecting digestion, food and mood; and addressing food sensitivities and allergies. ALL of these things underlie your thyroid, hormone imbalance, weight gain, low energy… whatever symptoms you have. Get the knowledge you need to rebalance your body. Find out more here…

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3 Responses to Greetings from Marie & Phyllis

  1. Denise Zirkle says:

    Zucchini Lasagne
    I made my own cashew cheese and this is how I made it:

    1 cup mixed nuts or cashews, soaked in water to cover and a bit of salt for at least 2 hours.

    Drain soaked nuts and add the following along with the nuts in a food processor and process until smooth…Set aside.
    2 tbsp water
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    2 cloves garlic
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1/2 tsp sea salt

    In a skillet brown 1 lb of ground meat (used turkey) with 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Drain and set aside.

    Add 1 tsp butter or avocado oil to the skillet and saute 3 cloves minced garlic and 1/2 large chopped onion, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked meat and add 1 – 28 oz can crushed tomatoes or crush your own using the pulse option in the food processor, 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, black pepper to taste and any other spices you may want to add for a spicier sauce. I added taco seasoning (1-2 teaspoons or to taste) plus I added some green chile paste (1/2 tsp) or you can add your favorite hot sauce for flavor. Simmer on low 30-40 minutes, covered.

    While it is simmering, slice 2 medium sized zucchini into 1/8 thick slices (no need to remove the skin), sprinkle with salt and set aside for 10 minutes. (The salt will take out moisture) Blot excess moisture with a paper towel. Grill the zucchini slices until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. (this also will help reduce moisture) I put my zucchini under the broiler for a few minutes. I did not see too much moisture in my zucchini.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Mix the cashew nut cheese you made earlier with a small amount of goat cheese and yogurt to make a smooth cheese..consistency of ricotta cheese. (alternately – 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 large egg – mix together until smooth)

    Build the casserole:

    Put a layer of tomato meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×12 casserole dish, layer zucchini, add the cheese mixture on top, sprinkle with shredded parmesan, add a layer of meat sauce and keep layering like this until you run out of zucchini. Put a layer of sauce on the top along with shredded parmesan cheese. (you can use mozzarella or a combination of shredded cheeses)

    Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes then remove from the oven (If you are using mozzarella put that on the top for about 10 minutes to melt and brown.)
    and let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.


    • msternquist says:

      Wow. I just made this and it is delicious Denise! Thanks for taking the time to post. I love nutritional yeast for its high levels of B-vitamin complex. Most supplements make B vitamins out of coal tar and those synthetic supplements include only a few B vitamins. I don’t know why anyone thinks B vitamins from coal tar work in the human body but they sure sell by the $millions in everything from “sports protein” to “energy enhancers” to over the counter “B vitamins”. Yeast is one of the few vegetarian sources of B vitamins. While it doesn’t have B12 and some others that are found strictly in animals, it is a great addition. I’m always looking for recipes, this is excellent!

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