Office / Treatment Room For Rent

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We have a great interior office for rent that would make a perfect treatment room. 

Our office is centrally located at I-25 and Colorado blvd. Our practice includes functional nutrition therapy, behavioral therapy, personal training and massage therapy with hopes to expand over the course of the year.

We are an all woman team and thrive in supporting each other, refer services and have a passion for helping others.

Ideally this person would be holistically minded, business oriented, fun, compassionate and willing to work with others to grow as a whole.

Our website is: www.nutritionworksofcolorado.com

What's included:

Internet

Common waiting area fully stocked with water, coffee and tea

Storage room with fridge and microwave

24/7 access to the building

Off street parking in a private parking lot (underground parking available for a fee)

Private gym for use Monday - Saturday 6:00am-8pm

We are asking for a 1-year lease at $650.00 per month.

Visit our blog for pictures of our current space. The room for rent is being built out this week with the expansion.

The best way to communicate is via text: Rachel 720-556-3113

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Coach Michelle Phelan - Obesity, Weight Loss, Diabetes & Food Addiction

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Do you need help with medical weight loss, obesity, diabetes and food addiction?

Michelle Phelan holds a BS in Dietetics and has over 20 years of clinical and functional nutrition experience.  Her passion is healing with foods, supplementation, and behavioral coaching.

Michelle also holds certifications in Functional and Holistic Nutrition, which enables her to get to the root of health problems and heal nutritionally from within.  While she has primarily helped hundreds of people with medical weight loss and bariatric surgery, metabolic disease such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances; she also understands the special relationship food has with emotions and addictions.  By weaving careful therapeutic meal and supplement suggestions and using insight on the emotional power food has, she has successfully helped her clients overcome nutrient deficiencies, obesity, and weight gain.

If you need a solution for:

  • Weight Loss

  • Obesity

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Food Addiction / Emotional Eating

  • Bariatric Surgery & Recovery

  • Hormonal Imbalance


Please call Michelle.  She works remotely from the beautiful island of Maui, which allows her to accommodate busy schedules across multiple time zones.  If you ever find yourself traveling to the Hawaiian Islands, she welcomes the opportunity to meet you in person.

Broccoli-Quinoa Cheesy Casserole

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With fall presenting itself and temps dropping, I naturally move to heartier foods like this casserole. I’m personally not a vegetarian anymore, but I do appreciate a meal free of animal protein on occasion. With that said, I’ve made this recipe with and without grilled chicken breast and both are equally a delicious!

*note- I replace whole wheat bread for GF bread and always use full-fat milk products.

A huge shout-out to COOKIE + kate at https://cookieandkate.com/ for this recipe!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cook Time: 45 mins

  • Total Time: 1 hour

  • Yield: 6 servings

  • Method: Cooked and baked

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Broccoli casserole made better with roasted fresh broccoli, cheddar cheese, creamy quinoa and irresistible, garlicky gluten free bread crumbs. This healthy casserole is easy to make and tastes amazing! Recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water

  • 1 cup quinoa (any color), rinsed under running water in a mesh sieve for a minute and drained

  • 16 ounces broccoli florets, either pre-packaged or sliced from 2 large bunches of broccoli

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 10 twists of freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, omit if sensitive to spice

  • 8 ounces (about 2 ½ cups) freshly grated white cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 cup full-fat milk (cow’s milk tastes best but unsweetened plain almond milk works, too)

  • ½ tablespoon butter or 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced

  • 1 slice gluten free bread

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

  2. To cook the quinoa: Bring the vegetable broth or water to boil in a heavy-bottomed, medium-sized pot. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 17 to 20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Cover and set aside to steam for 10 minutes.

  3. To roast the broccoli: Slice any large broccoli florets in half to make bite-sized pieces. Transfer the broccoli to your prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, until lightly coated on all sides. Sprinkle with salt and arrange in a single layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the broccoli is tender and starting to caramelize on the edges.

  4. To make the breadcrumbs: Tear your piece of bread into bite-sized pieces and toss them into a food processor or blender. Process until the bread has broken into small crumbs. In a small pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, stirring often. Add the bread crumbs and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly browned and crisp. Set aside to cool. (If you cooked your bread crumbs in a cast iron skillet, transfer them to a bowl to prevent them from burning.)

  5. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees. Add the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to the pot of quinoa, and stir to combine. Set aside ¾ cup of the cheese for later, then add the rest of the cheese to the pot. Pour in the milk and stir until the cheese and milk are evenly incorporated in the quinoa.

  6. Pour the cheesy quinoa into a 9-inch square baking dish and top with the roasted broccoli. Stir until the broccoli is evenly mixed in with the quinoa. Sprinkle the surface of the casserole with the reserved ¾ cup cheese, then sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

  7. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes, until the top is golden. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

We're hiring Health & Nutrition Coaches

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To apply:  Please send your resume to info@nutritionworksofcolorado.com

Who we are:

NutritionWorks is a health & wellness company that provides functional nutrition therapy, health & wellness coaching, and personal training for our clients.  We specialize in blending mental health, nutrition, and movement to help clients transform their lives by taking a unique and customized approach catered to the specifics of each client – we do not take a cookie-cutter, one-size fits all approach.  

We are looking for compassionate and experienced, full or part-time; Health & Life Coaches who will be responsible for delivering a holistic and unparalleled approach that will transform the lives of our clients.  Your ability to identify root cause, run and interpret labs, and create a personalized health plan, including supplement recommendations, is what differentiates you from the average Coach.  

Our ideal candidate will have a certification in nutrition therapy as well as a degree in psychology or social work and/or an extensive background in health & life coaching, at least 3 years of experience, and the ability to form deep and meaningful connections with clients from the onset.  

Key Responsibilities
·       Provide 1:1 coaching & nutrition therapy for clients via live video, phone or in our office (Denver)

·       Seamlessly weave mental, physical, and nutritional health into each session

·       Recommend and interpret laboratory testing

·       Ability to recommend health and nutrition protocols for specific health conditions

·       Ability to recommend supplementation for specific health conditions

·       Actively communicate with clients between coaching sessions to provide feedback and support, answer questions, share resources, and hold clients accountable to their goals

·       Maintain all client visit records according to HIPAA
 

What You Need
·       Minimum of 3 years coaching experience required

·       Currently hold a coaching certification from an accredited program required

·       Master’s or Bachelor Degree in Nutrition, Psychology, or Social Work preferred

·       Must be a self-starter displaying confidence, assertiveness and flexibility

·       Extremely comfortable working independently

·       Creative, dedicated and passionate in helping clients achieve their goals

·       Knowledge in behavior change and habit formation
 

To apply:  Please send your resume to info@nutritionworksofcolorado.com

 

How Coach Jaci regained her health

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My Story

In 2011, at 30 years old, I started seeing eczema develop all over the upper half of my body. Living in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the time, and playing beach volleyball having a skin rash was not fun. I was so embarrassed! I even wore long sleeves on the beach in 90 degree weather! I was using every ‘natural’ ointment out there to get rid of the nasty rash. I finally resorted to visiting a dermatologist who told me he had no idea why it was there and prescribed me a steroid cream. It-didn’t-do-anything! I decided to take back what the rash was trying to take from me. I began researching diet and its effects on eczema and learned that the food we eat plays a big part in our overall wellbeing.  Along with a healthy diet, I did 3-BioResonance scans and remedies through Balanced Health to rid my body of the parasites that were causing leaky gut which resulted in an immune response of eczema. I also practiced both active and meditative exercises to help reduce stress and keep my body active, to continue healthy lymph drainage, proper digestion and prevent eczema from reoccurring.   

Along with being a Holistic Nutritionist, I'm a Group Fitness Instructor & Certified Personal Trainer and devout Yogi.  I believe in the practice of mindfulness, and I discovered yoga not only teaches us to be mindful and familiar with our bodies, it also helps relieve stress and encourages the body to heal naturally. 

Through this journey of self-discovery and first-hand experience with skin issues and weight management, I work with my clients to incorporate healthy practices that are truly life- changing.

Thank you for the opportunity to allow me to share this detailed, life-changing program that will help you create your own success story of health and wellness!

Spicy Korean Style Cauliflower Wings

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SPICY KOREAN STYLE CAULIFLOWER WINGS

Amazingly flavorful 8-ingredient, 30-minute cauliflower wings! Seasoned with Korean gochujang sauce and baked until tender. A flavorful appetizer or side dish that's also soy- and nut-free!

Author: Minimalist Baker

PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME25 minutes

TOTAL TIME30 minutes

Servings: 

Category: Side, Snack

Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Korean-Inspired, Vegan

Freezer-friendly: 1 month

Does it keep? 3 Days

US Customary - Metric

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER

  • 1 large head cauliflower (large stalks removed, cut into bite-size “wings”)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp avocado, sesame, or melted coconut oil (if avoiding oil, sub gochujang sauce)

SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup Korean Gochujang Sauce (or store-bought - just ensure it’s vegan/gluten-free)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil or avocado oil (sub water if avoiding oil)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or sub tamari, but reduce amount as it’s saltier)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (for more heat // I like Huy Fong Foods brand)
  • 2 Tbsp Water (to thin)

FOR SERVING (optional )

  • Butter or romaine lettuce
  • Whole garlic cloves, peeled (mincing optional)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sesame seeds
  • Shredded carrots

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (232 C) and line one large or two small baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet (like this one). Use more baking sheets as needed.

  2. Add cauliflower to a large mixing bowl and toss with oil to coat. Then arrange on baking sheet(s) and roast for 10 minutes.

  3. In the meantime, prepare sauce. To the same mixing bowl from earlier, add gochujang sauce, sesame oil (or water), coconut aminos, maple syrup, sea salt, and chili garlic sauce. Whisk to combine. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed. Add more chili garlic sauce for spice, coconut aminos for depth of flavor (“umami”), maple syrup for sweetness, or salt for saltiness.

  4. Remove cauliflower from oven and increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 C). Add a few “wings” at a time to the sauce. Toss to coat generously, tap off excess, and then place back on baking sheet.

  5. Coat all wings. Then return to oven and bake for 10-13 minutes more or until sizzling, golden brown on the edges, and tender (but not mushy).

  6. While baking, prepare any additional serving elements, such as grated carrots, lettuce cups, or fresh garlic optional.

  7. Serve immediately. Best when fresh. The wings can be refrigerated up to 3 days, or frozen (either at the glazed stage or the glazed and baked stage) up to 1 month and then reheated on the stovetop or in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven until warmed through.

We're hiring!

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I am looking to hire a 1099, part-time nutrition therapist or certified health coach. This person would ideally have some experience working in the industry yet open to mentoring. I'm seeking someone who wants to work late afternoons, evening and weekends. I will provide the office, internet, marketing, training, etc.
Our main clientele are woman age 25-65 however we do have a few adolescent and male clients as well. 
Must be open-minded, compassionate, non-judgmental and always put the needs of the client first.
Our office is off Colorado Blvd and I-25. Beautiful mountain views with a patio as well as a free gym in the lower level. 
We have an on-site massage therapist as well - bonus!
Please contact me direct if you or someone you know would be interested in working with us.
Thank you!

Rachel Gerlach
720-556-3113
rachel@nutritionworksofcolorado.com

Self-Empowerment Through Body Acceptance Seminar

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Do you struggle with critical self-talk and poor body image? You are not alone. Unfortunately, many women struggle with poor body image and self-criticism, but there is a way out. Learn how to begin accepting your body and improving your self-esteem. 

We are excited and honored to have Dr. Helene Simons share with us her expertise and experience on body image, eating disorders and your relationship with food while empowering you to break self-limiting cycles.

March 7th from 5:30-7pm

4155 E. Jewell Ave

Denver, CO  80222

RSVP:  
https://NutritionWorksAppointmentScheduler.as.me/?appointmentType=5646593

Dr. Helene Simons is a licensed psychologist and expert in body image, eating disorders, and women's issues. She is passionate about empowering women to recognize their strengths, accept themselves, and live their lives to the fullest extent. Dr. Simons owns and operates her own private practice in which she uses motivational and strength-based interventions that encourage empowerment and insight. She values cultivating therapeutic relationships that promote personal growth and development. 
Dr. Simons earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of Michigan. She completed an APA accredited Predoctoral Internship at AspenPointe Health Services in Colorado Springs, CO, and a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado Eating Disorder Program. Dr. Simons currently serves as the director of an intensive outpatient program at an adult eating disorder treatment facility in Denver.

Three Steps Toward Getting Unstuck and Accomplishing Your Goals

As we barrel headfirst into a new year, I’m always inspired by the energy people have around creating new goals - the excitement of possibility and the hope for something new.  However, the sad fact is that these goals often fade after a few short weeks.  According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. The excitement and eagerness of the new is quickly tempered by the bland comfort of the routines that we’ve established for ourselves - especially if those routines are not healthy. People get stuck.

As a Professional Health & Nutrition Coach, I am fueled by helping people get “unstuck” in a loving, nurturing, and healthy way that lasts. To do this, I’ve developed what I call the “three pillars of life”.  I live and coach by these guidelines every single day, and I’m happy to share them with you now.  

1. Manage your mind.
2. Nourish your body, mind and soul.
3. Move your body.

1. MANAGE YOUR MIND

All action starts with your mind.  Nothing can be thought, said or done unless our mind tells us to do so.  Our minds are the most powerful tool we own, but when left to its own accord, the mind will run wild like an unsupervised toddler.  Its main purpose is to keep us safe through familiarity.  Anything new or different can be perceived as a “threat” and we create stories to rationalize falling back into routine. You know what I mean - the incessant chatter of words and thoughts in our head like “You won’t be able to stick to this diet anyway, so give it up now.” or “You have always hated to work out, let’s skip this class.”  So much of it is negative, fearful, or self-defeating. These stories only serve to keep us in the same safe pattern that we are already in, day after day. Stuck.  

Here’s the good news: through awareness, reframing and practice we can use the routines of the mind to our advantage.  We can change our thoughts, which in turn changes our behaviors!  So if you want out of the hamster wheel and onto a new path, one that leads you to a mind working in your favor and results that are lasting, then start with your thoughts.  

2. NOURISH YOURSELF

When I speak of nourishment, most people automatically assume I’m talking about food.  Food is one foundation of life, but there are many ways to nourish ourselves without taking a single bite.  

Nourishment comes in all forms and is unique to each person.  When we nourish ourselves from multiple angles, our entire being begins to thrive.  We naturally treat ourselves better and feed ourselves from a place of kindness rather than restriction.  We move our bodies lovingly rather than as a punishment for what we ate. We stimulate our soul through our individual practices of spirituality, education, rest and receiving from others.

Finding the right combination and balance for your particular needs will take trial and error.  Each day presents new challenges that must be addressed, so staying flexible while being steadily committed to nourishing yourself is key.

My advice: if this is a new concept for you, start small.  I call them “1-degree shifts”.  Pick one small agreement (like not putting sugar in your coffee or reading one chapter of a book each week) and focus solely on that.  Give it attention, time and energy and when it’s become your new habit, pick another.  Remember, what you appreciate, appreciates!

3. MOVE YOUR BODY

The final pillar of health is to move your body.  There are countless important health benefits to exercise.  Unfortunately, what I see all too often is exercise coming from a place of fear.  Fear of gaining weight.  Fear of not fitting into your clothes.  Fear of being judged for how you look.  Fear of not being strong, fast or lean.  When we move from a place of fear, we are not honoring ourselves, we are harming ourselves. This is where injury, burnout, resentment, and reinforcement of negative thought patterns occur.  Remember, the mind creates thoughts, and thoughts create our actions.  If we view movement negatively, associate it with fear, and hate every minute of it, we can’t possibly be in state of positivity and self-promotion.  Quite frankly, this sucks!  

I spent years - and I mean YEARS - punishing my body until one day it was just done.  Adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, low thyroid and mental exhaustion forced me to slow down.  It was over the course of a year that I had to reevaluate and manage my mind around movement.  Now it’s called just that – movement.  Exercise can feel like a chore, but movement is a gift.  

So I encourage you to spend some time with your thoughts around this.  Why do you workout the way you do?  Are these your beliefs or someone else’s?  Were they given to you or did you create them?  Are they serving you or holding you back?  Once you have a clear picture of what YOU believe, find movement that enlivens you!  Something you look forward to and feel energized after – regardless of what the latest craze is out there.  People are judging you anyway so you might as well do what you love no matter what others say!  Move with love, appreciation, confidence and enjoyment from the heart, and move often!   

In conclusion, don’t stop making New Year’s goals for yourself. Just be aware that making changes to your routine is hard. To stick with it, you’ll need to tap into the inner strength that drives you from within – to seek out a stronger, healthier, more confident version of self.  Each time we take a tiny step into the unknown, we are growing taller, stronger, more assured.  Don’t lose sight of your goals. Don’t forget the three pillars of health to help you get unstuck. And don’t hesitate to reach out for help if it’s needed.

With love and gratitude!

Rachel Leigh (Gerlach)

Professional Coach / Functional Nutrition Therapist / Movement Specialist

www.nutritionworksofcolorado.com | rachel@nutritionworksofcolorado.com

720-556-3113 | 4155 E. Jewell Ave Suite 714 Denver, CO 80222

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Update: Women's Entrepreneur Group

Update:

The Women's Entrepreneur Accountability Group is now full. Yes! Please watch for a future announcement for our second one......or if you know 3-6 women running/starting their own business send them my way and we'll get another group going. 


Be strong ladies! By running your own company, YOU determine your schedule. YOU decide what your title should be. YOU create balance for self-care/care-taking/hours worked and YOU change the platform of what success looks like.