Chick Pea Curry with Root Veggies and Rice


chick peasChick peas help balance blood sugar, heal intestinal cells and aid in weight loss. Studies show 2 cups of chick peas per day results in significant weight loss over a 30 day period.

Chick Pea Curry with Root Veggies and Rice


2 tablespoons coconut oil

3 cloves garlic minced

1 large onion chopped

3 teaspoons ginger minced

2 teaspoons Balti Curry

½ cup diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon sea salt

1-2 cups veggie or chicken broth

2 cups cooked chick peas

2 cups of root vegetables cubed (for example carrots, rutabagas, daikon, parsnips…..)

2 medium potatoes cooked, peeled and cubed

Large Hand-full of fresh kale

Can coconut milk (not light)

Brown rice

Prepare: Sautee’ coconut oil, garlic, onion and ginger until soft and slightly caramel colored, add curry and stir for about 10 seconds, then add the tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processer and puree’. Pour puree back into pan and add 1 cup of the broth, salt and chick peas. Add the root vegetables that you like. Simmer for about an hour, stirring frequently. If sauce boils down too much, add more broth.

Boil the potatoes, when cool, peel and cube. Boil the rice.After pot has simmered about 55 minutes, add coconut milk, cayenne pepper to taste, cubed potatoes and kale. Bring to a simmer and serve over hot rice. (Don’t add the potatoes if you are trying to lose weight)

Recipe by Dr. Marie

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PCOS is a combination of hormonal imbalance with blood sugar problem.  Most women present symptoms of irregular periods (starting young in teenage years), infertility, diabetes, weight gain, facial and chest hair.  Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome is typically treated with pharmaceuticals designed for diabetes management and birth control.  The use of these drugs for PCOS causes a temporary alleviation of symptoms, but does not correct it.  Most women with PCOS are told they will never have a baby.

Good News for Women Suffering PCOS

Dr. Marie Andersson has been treating a patient with classic PCOS.  The person had symptoms of facial hair, infertility, and miscarriages.  She has been under care for a year with Dr. Andersson and is now 4 months pregnant.  Her pregnancy and over-all health are going very well.  She is experiencing no hormonal or cycle problems for more than 6 months, now.   It took about 6 months to get her body back in balance for all of this to be able to happen with guidance and care from Sage Wellness Center.

Contact Sage Wellness Group for your initial consultation with Dr. Andersson.

MTHFR Genetic Defect Testing

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New testing now available at Sage Wellness Group for MTHFR

In 2003, the international scientific study called the Human Genome Project was completed.  From this 13 year project, research was gathered about the chemical make-up of our DNA; from this study, it was discovered that many people had a dysfunctional methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene.  The MTHFR gene is responsible for breaking down chemicals in your body to assist in health, growth, cellular repair and well-being.

Strand of DNASymptoms associated with MTHFR gene defect:

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Pain, tingling and swelling
  • Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue
  • Infertility and more….

The test is a simple blood test and covered by insurance. The best news of all, is it is easy to treat!

To find out if your methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is defective or healthy, please contact us to make an appointment.

Learn more about what the MTHFR genetic defect is and how it may effect you.