Sharon is Feeling Great At 78!!!!! Check out her story!

Our February client of the month is Sharon Marquardt.  At 78, she is feeling more energy, sleeping better, and has gotten rid of aches and pains.  Check out her story below.  Our goal is to not only help you lose weight, but increase your overall health as well.  Contact us today to see how we can go on this journey with you.

“I have a had a problem with my weight after the both of our two son’s. I have tried many diets. I not only wanted to lose weight I wanted to feel better. I heard about this program form a friend and she was doing so well I decided to try it. I has been great and not hard to follow. The easiest program I have ever tried to follow. lose it gain it, lose it gain it on all other programs. There were three reasons I wanted to try this. I was stuck on a weight that was okay but I still was waking up aching every morning and feeling tired. So I had three reasons to try this, 1. Weight Loss 2. Feel better 3. Restored energy. I started out tired and not sleeping well and waking up ACHING every day. Because this program is not just concerned about weight but total health. I checked in every week for an Analysis, Measure my Weight 145 now 129.4, Body Mass index 24.7 now 22.9, Body Fat % 35.0 now % 31.2, Body Water %44.1 now 46.4 and Visceral Fat Rating 9.7 now 8.6. I am 78 years old and when I started out my Metabolic age was 51 now on the 6th of February 2020 I am 41.0. I recommend this Wellness and Weight Loss program. You will get results in many areas. I sleep better, I wake up with no pain or aching, feeling better, never hungry and am at a weight that even gives me more energy. Good luck to each one that tries this. I forgot to state that i started this program November 25, 2019 on our 58th Anniversary”

-Sharon Marquardt


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Rhonda’s Recipe Round Up….Big Game Recipe Playbook – Zucchini Chips


The Big Game is almost here!  What kind of party is it without chips?  Not any party I want to go to.  Down in the lab, we came up with a chip that you can enjoy and not feel guilty about.  It will be first and delicious at your game watch party with this Zucchini Chip Recipe.  Don’t fumble and not bring this incredible snack to any party table.


Zucchini Chips

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 35 mins
Stage: 2 (without Olive Oil), Stage 4 and Beyond
Servings: 2
Calories: 118

• 2 Whole Zucchini large
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (no oil for Stage 2 Clients)
• 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
• 2 cloves Garlic minced (optional)
• ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
• ½ tsp Pink Salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Coat 2 baking sheets with a small amount of olive oil
3. Thinly slice zucchini (tip: try slicing diagonally for larger, prettier chips)
4. Add spices to a Ziploc bag, add the zucchini slices and the olive oil and coat well
5. Arrange zucchini in a single layer and bake for 25 minutes or until brown
6. You can also broil them for 10-12 minutes on the 2nd rack level from the top

Recipe Notes

See How Angie’s story of losing 70 pounds is JUST THE BEGINNING!

Our Clients are in inspiration to us every day and we love to share that excitement with all of you.  Our goal is to provide you with all the support and tools you need to get you on YOUR health journey!  We cannot begin to say how proud of Angie we are, and how proud we are of all of you!  We are happy to share Angie’s story below.  We are all in this together!!! Keep up the great work everyone!!

“I have lost 70 pounds through the body and balance program at Genesis, and I feel so happy to be able to play readily with my kids, participate in activities with more energy and ability, and feel able to enjoy each day versus being lethargic and depressed. I really, sincerely think that through the support, positive care and daily contact with Genesis I was able to be consistent with the foods I chose and the amounts I ate. The most significant thing I noticed was how my relationship to food has changed. I see so much more clearly how I used food to deal with my emotions. My addiction to sugar has been broken!!!

Being able to only eat “clean foods” and knowing that the supplements I was using were supporting my body uniquely in a way it needed; I was able to feel significant changes in my moods and become much more emotionally regulated. Throughout the program, I felt more consistent energy in my days, way less mood swings, increased ability to focus on my work, and if I hit a discouraging moment or day the people at Genesis were able to help me keep the long term perspective in getting my health back. I feel so much better emotionally, physically and spiritually. I am sincerely grateful for this program, Todd Cadwell and all the people at Genesis who helped me get my health back and know how to keep it. Even as I write this I am humbled and surprised at how much I have changed and how much better my life is from going through this Body N Balance process. Thank you Genesis!!! “

 – Angie J


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Rhonda’s Recipe Round Up – Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps




Here at Rhonda’s recipe roundup, we hope you had a great year and we look forward to a wonderful 2020!

For this football playoff and championship weekend, show everyone what a “fungi” you can be by making this Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap recipe.  It will be a feather in your cap.

Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 45 mins
Stage: 2 and Beyond
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
• 1 lb Grass-fed Ground Beef
• 8 Caps Lg Portobello Mushrooms
• ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
• ¼ tsp Onion Powder
• 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
• 1 tsp Pink Salt
• ¼ tsp Black Pepper
• ½ cup Onions diced small
• 2 Cloves Garlic minced
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Spoon out the innards of the mushroom and put in a bowl
3. Mix in ground beef, spices, onions and garlic
4. Place mushroom caps in a large baking pan
5. Stuff beef mixture into mushroom caps and bake for 20-25 minutes

Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup Rewind – Pumpkin Bread

Yule love this weeks rewind recipe from October, 2019.  You will sleigh your next dinner or holiday party with this delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe.  When everyone notices how delicious it is and you tell them it is also healthy, everyone will say “Snow Way Man”   Hey, at least its not fruitcake.  

From October 2019

Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 1 hrs

Total Time 1 hrs 20 mins

Stage: 4 and Beyond
Servings: 10
Calories: 183

• 1 ½ cup Almond Flour
• ¼ cup Coconut Flour
• 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
• 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
• ½ tsp Pink Salt
• 1 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
• 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
• ½ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
• ⅓ cup Water
• 1 tsp Lemon Juice
• 3 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
• 2 Eggs
• 1 tsp Vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease 9×4 loaf pan
3. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder,
salt and pumpkin pie spice
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, lemon juice, applesauce, water,
coconut oil, eggs and vanilla
5. Slowly add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and fold until blended
6. Pour batter into loaf pan
7. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until cooked through and toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean

Recipe Notes
Pumpkin is a cautionary item.

How James Went from Struggling to Walk to Running and Biking Like an Athlete

How James Went from Struggling to Walk to Running and Biking Like an Athlete

James had struggled with weight issues his entire life. By the time he graduated high school, he was nearing 250 pounds. And it wasn’t because he was muscular. It was because he kept packing on extra body fat and couldn’t figure out how to stop.

The weight issues only got worse through college, and especially afterward when he landed a desk job. By the time he was 36, James weighed 369 pounds.

As his weight kept creeping up, James worked to get it under control. He tried weight loss programs that promised results, but every time he was disappointed. He even did the intense, medically backed weight-loss programs offered through his healthcare provider. All with no luck. Sure, he’d have small successes, losing 10 or 15 pounds each time. But the minute the program ended, he’d gain back all the weight—and then some.

It was demoralizing. “It kind of builds up the resignation that, ‘Well, I guess I’m just always going to be like this. Because nothing really actually works,’ ” James recalls.

But as discouraged as he was, James wasn’t ready to give up on the hope of taking control of his weight—and his health. Sure, he was tired of having to buy larger clothes only to outgrow them again in a few months. But what really concerned him was that his bloodwork from his annual physicals was starting to show that his weight gain was affecting more than his wardrobe. He was starting to develop liver issues, and his insulin response showed that if he kept on his current path, he’d develop type 2 diabetes before long.

So James was pretty fed up and ready for real change when he heard an ad for Body N Balance. He decided to make a visit to Genesis to learn more. He liked what he heard about making a fundamental and permanent shift to his metabolism. After all, metabolism is at the root of weight struggles. So if he could totally reset his metabolism, maybe he’d get the lasting results he was after.

Another thing that impressed him about the Body N Balance program was how data-focused it was. As an engineer, James takes an analytical approach to everything, including his health. He liked that the team at Genesis didn’t just look at weight, they also considered all the factors that go into weight. They looked at measurements of digestion, hormone balance, immunity, and detoxification as well. That’s because a thorough understanding of how the body is functioning is the key to making the right changes to ensure lasting weight loss.

The thing that stood out most to James, though, was the stories of people who once were where he was but were able to lose weight—and keep it off.

“They actually had some success stories where there had been a lasting impact. And you don’t always hear about that from a lot of weight loss programs,” he recalls. “They always say, ‘So and so lost a bunch of weight.’ And then you never hear what happened to them afterwards.”

With his doctor’s blessing, James took the plunge

After learning more about Body N Balance, James talked to his physician about it. While she hadn’t heard of the program, she looked into it and thought it sounded promising.

She suggested he give it a try—but told him not to get his hopes up. After all, he’d been down similar roads before, and he’d been disappointed each time. She didn’t know (nor did he) that this time would be different.

The results came—fast

Within the first 40 days of starting the Body N Balance program, James lost about 40 pounds. And the weight just kept coming off. Over the course of the next year and a half, James lost 150 pounds.

And the best part is that, just like the success stories he heard when learning about the Body N Balance program, James has kept the weight off. It’s now been more than three years since he started, and he’s still holding steady.

Not only is his weight where he wants it to be, but he’s in the best shape of his life. 

Reaping the lifestyle benefits of weight loss

When James started the Body N Balance program, he was facing a fitness conundrum. He was so out of shape that he didn’t even have the strength or endurance needed to get started on an exercise program. In fact, he found himself unable to do basic activities that had always brought him joy in life.

“I used to volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and I’d go up to the scout camp to volunteer for a couple weeks,” James remembers. “Getting around up there was a lot of walking, and there’s a lot of hills. [My weight] limited what I could do. I’d have to be careful, because heaven forbid I go visit this other part of the camp, because I’m going to have to walk back. That was not a very good feeling.”

So James had to stop volunteering with the Boy Scouts. And that was a bit of a wake up call for him.

But since enrolling in Body N Balance, James has developed a level of physical fitness he never knew before. In fact, he recently did a 25-mile bike ride in the Black Hills of South Dakota with his dad—which is no small feat!

He also ran in—and won!— his first-ever 5k.

“I feel good, because when I need to be active on something, I can. I actually joined the volunteer fire department a couple years ago. Which is something I never could’ve done. I’m not the best person on there at being able to physically do some of the stuff yet, but as time goes on, and I continue getting into better shape, this stuff will get even better, too.”

Whole-person support made the difference

In addition to his incredible commitment and efforts, James attributes his success to the whole-person approach of the Body N Balance program. He points out that the Genesis team is unlike other diet “experts” he’s worked with in the past.

“They spend so much time teaching you about how different things that we eat and are around affect us,” James explains. “How some of this chemically manufactured food actually affects your body. They encourage you to do things that will make you healthier, even if, from time to time, they might not help you lose weight right off the bat.”

“Dr. Cadwell’s commitment is not to weight loss,” James says. “His commitment is to making you a healthy person. And the weight loss, when you become a healthy person, tends to take care of itself.”


Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup Rewind – Mashed Cauliflower


Starting this week, we are going to send out some of our most popular recipes for 2019. Hopefully we will all have a lot of fun along the way.  Speaking of fun, What did the Cauliflower bank robber say to the Broccoli get away driver?  Floret!  

From June 2019:
This week at Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup, we have just the thing to get you over hump day with our Mashed Cauliflower Recipe.  Broccoli will be green with envy.  This is a great, quick and easy recipe for any day of the week.  

Thank you for allowing us to be on this journey with you, and for your commitment to your health. If you have any great recipes that you have discovered, we would love  to hear from you.  Please email them to 

Mashed Cauliflower

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time: 10

Total Time 25 mins

Stage: All Stages Body N Balance
Servings: 2
Calories: 56

• 16 oz Cauliflower
• 3 Cloves Garlic roasted
• ⅛ tsp Thyme
• ½ tsp Chives
• ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
• Pink Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste

1. Steam cauliflower in saucepan until softened, about 6-8 minutes
2. Drain cauliflower and transfer to food processor
3. Add in garlic cloves and seasonings and process until desired texture is reached

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy vs Pharmaceuticals

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Safer Than Pharmaceuticals?

Hormones are chemical messengers that are involved in countless areas of human health. We literally couldn’t live without them. But many people—many mainstream doctors included—are confused about the safety of taking hormone replacement.

It makes sense why. The pharmaceutical industry has thrown major dollars and significant effort behind artificial hormone replacement drugs. 

But artificial hormones aren’t working with the body to restore normal hormone levels. Instead, these foreign substances disrupt the body’s intricate processes and interactions. The reason is that artificial hormones aren’t even hormones, in the true sense of the word. Sure, they mimic hormones. But their molecular structure doesn’t match that of the body’s own hormones. And even the smallest changes in molecular structure can change how the body responds. 

We have plenty of examples of chemicals mimicking hormones, with very unhealthy effects. Take BPA, for example. BPA is a chemical in plastics that mimics estrogen. When it binds with the estrogen receptor in the body, it creates a substance that interacts with DNA—and has a variety of negative health impacts (weight gain, reproductive system issues, and hormone disruption to name a few).

That’s because BPA acts like a hormone, but it isn’t actually a hormone.

The same is true of synthetic hormones like Provera (which mimics progesterone) and Premarin (which mimics estrogen). These are approved by the FDA as “hormones,” but in fact they’re not. In fact, Premarin does include one human estrogen—estrone. But since it’s made from the urine of pregnant mares, it also includes a number of horse estrogens. Those are not compounds that the human body is equipped to handle. 

All that may explain why the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study found that combo of Premarin and Provera had a wide variety of negative effects:

  • It increased the risk of invasive breast cancer by 26 percent.
  • It increased the risk of heart attack.
  • It increased the risk of stroke by 41 percent.
  • It increased the risk of blood clots by a whopping 200 percent!

The WHI study makes it clear that we should not be using artificial hormones. But that doesn’t mean the only option is to suffer the effects of hormone imbalance.

A safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy

Many healthcare practitioners and their patients have found that it’s possible to reverse the effects of age-related hormone decline—think bone loss, cognitive decline, lack of libido, loss of muscle—without the risks of artificial hormones. 

With bioidentical hormones, we’re able to perfectly match the molecular structure of the hormones our body creates. That means that instead of just mimicking our bodies’ hormones, we are replacing exactly what’s missing from the body. And we’re not triggering any of the negative effects caused by variations in chemical structure. 

Another benefit of bioidentical hormone replacement is that it can be dosed specifically to your body’s needs. Whereas pharmaceutical hormone replacement comes in a one-size-fits-all pill, bioidentical hormone replacement—specifically when it’s given in pellet form—is formulated specifically for your body’s needs. 

Your practitioner will do tests to determine exactly what—and how much—your body needs to achieve hormone balance. And then pellets will be created to match that exact dosage. So you’re only getting the amount you need, and nothing more. 

At Genesis Anti-Aging and Restorative Medicine, we’re experts in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We specialize in proper dosing to give you relief from your age-related hormone decline—without the risks of pharmaceutical hormone replacement.

If you’d like to learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can help you live your best life, contact us today to find out how we can help.

Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup – Holiday Recipe Guide 2019

Yes Virginia, there is a Rhonda Claus.  She is here to send you our wonderful 2019 Holiday Recipe Guide.  This will guide you with some easy and healthy holiday meals and appetizers so you don’t fall into the holiday food trap.  Since there are too many recipe’s to list, please click the link above to get them.  Don’t let the Rhonda On The Shelf notice you being bad or she will tell Santa! Do Not Fret!  This is not the last roundup email for the year.  This is just to give everyone a jumpstart on their shopping.  We will continue to send you recipes each week.  

Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup – Apple Cobbler


🎵Come and knock on our door. We’ll be waiting for you🎵. BUT ONLY IF YOU MAKE THIS DELICIOUS Apple Crumble Recipe.  You can say the the dishes are 🎵hers and hers and his🎵 to do after a wonderful evening. It doesn’t have to be a night of only three’s company, invite everyone over when you make this easy recipe. Afterwards, we will all meet down at the Regal Beagle. 

Apple Crumble Recipe

Prep Time 35 mins

Cook Time 25 mins

Total Time 1 hour

Stage: 4 and Beyond
Servings: 8
Calories: 347

• 6 Apples Medium
• 2 cups Almond Flour
• ½ cup Coconut Oil
• 25 Drops Vanilla Cream Stevia SweetLeaf
• 1½ tsp Apple Pie Spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease 11×13 baking dish.
3. Cut apples in half, core them, cut into half-moon slices; Put apples in dish
4. Combine almond flour, coconut oil, spices, and stevia with hands or a fork until it makes a crumble topping (adjust almond flour as needed based on texture.
5. Sprinkle crumble over apples.
6. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.