September 2016

How I Became Dr. Nils

Most people are surprised to learn that I was a carpenter after college! I had a good sense of intuition, and liked building models in my head and implementing them. I worked hard as a carpenter, but my real dream was to understand the body in order to help others. Eventually I went back to school, got a combined degree in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and became a doctor.

But by that time, I had become obese. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. And when I got my first job as a doctor, it hit me like a brick that the people like me, with a lot of weight in their bellies, had all the chronic diseases.

Wow! I thought. Something is going on here. For the next 10 years I researched the problem. It became clear that

The food we eat is the cause of most of our illnesses!

It was a strange idea. Something as simple as food. I went on a quest to find the “magic” foods that contain medicinal properties, and in 2 years I lost 60 lbs and all my problems went away! My lab tests all normalized! And, I felt great!

Ever since, I have coached patients on how to prevent, slow, and cure diseases like Type 2 Diabetes. But don’t take my word for it, come along the journey with me and watch the effects of my strategy to shrink your belly, normalize your labs, and improve your chronic disease!


Dr. Nils’ Journey To Optimal Health

Join me for an incredible journey that will explore the connection between diet and health. Uncover the lost secrets of optimal wellness! Over the next 12 months our ship will make 10 stops, each visiting a different land in our quest for health perfection. At each destination we’ll explore a basic cause of organ damage, how this translates into illness, and how to use medicinal foods and lifestyle changes to heal ourselves.

I hope to show you what an exciting time this is for improving your health. Here at the forefront of medicine we are experiencing a revolution in the understanding and treatment of the common diseases like diabetes, heart disease and dementia.


As a doctor I teach patients how to normalize their blood sugars without medicines. Some are able to reverse their diabetes and chronic diseases. By using a functional medicine approach to addressing the root causes of an illness instead of treating the symptoms, we can get an early start on preventing future problems. But the best news is that we use simple, inexpensive methods that don’t require much more than making a few basic lifestyle changes.

Our program rests on a foundation of ancient wisdom, incorporates modern science, and uses novel approaches to halting common diseases.

So imagine yourself starting a journey to new and different lands, with exciting experiences and discoveries. Get ready to learn novel strategies for improving your health. Our discoveries are going to have a direct impact on your health and the way you feel!

By the end of the journey you will be stronger and healthier. You will feel better, sleep better, have more energy, enjoy optimal mental functioning and improved digestion!

So grab a rain slicker, compass and spyglass, and hop aboard!!

The 10 Step Program


The Food Principles

Nutritional advice can be confusing, and there are many conflicting messages. Use these 5 questions as your guide to healthy food. The healthiest foods meet all 5 criteria.
Does it come from a plant or an animal?
Would your grandparents and distant ancestors have thrived on it?
Is it a whole food (nut, egg, tomato) or a minimally processed food (cheese, yogurt, butter)?
Would you feed it to your child or infant to give them the healthiest start in life?
Is it organic, free of toxins, preservatives, pesticides and unknown ingredients?

Quick & Easy Summer Tomato & Cucumber Salad



  • 2 cups cut cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 peeled & cut cucumber
  • 1 peeled and cut avocado
  • 1 cup mozzarella brocconcini
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar dressing to taste


  • Mix and enjoy!

Watermelon, Tomato & Avacado Salad with Mint

Serves 4: 1 1/4 cups each Calories:  130 Fat: 9G (1G saturated fat) Chol: 0MG  Carbs: 13G Total Sugar 6G Protein 2G Fiber 5G Sodium 219MG Potassium: 504MG



  • 1 1/2 cups 1" cubed watermelon
  • 1 1/2 halved yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, 1" cubes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh torn or coarsely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 seeded jalapeno, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasalt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dry fried sesame seeds or black sesame seeds


  • In a medium bowl, gently toss the cherry tomatoes, watermelon, jalapeno, and lime zest.
  • Whisk lime juice and oil together w/ a dash of the seasalt.
  • Dry fry the sesame seeds so they slightly brown, careful not to burn them.
  • Mix the fruits with the dressing and the sesame seeds, then add the avocado.
  • Finally, sprinkle with the seasalt and mint.