Advanced Health in Rhinelander offers locally produced healthy chocolate
Drs. Ida and Jerod Bergman of Advanced Health in Rhinelander have introduced their latest product to the health market-chocolate.
“We have been perfecting this recipe for the last two years, and its finally here and available to the public!” said Dr. Ida Allen-Bergman.
When they started counseling patients as far as diet and nutrition, they found it was important to help them limit sugar intake. “The biggest complaint we heard from our patients was that they missed their chocolate,” said Allen-Bergman. “Since we too are chocolate lovers and know all the health benefits of natural cacao, we thought there had to be a way to create a product that had all of the antioxidant and other health benefits without the detrimental sugar, but the taste had to be amazing. You know its the right thing to do when everything comes together this perfectly.”
Their new raw chocolate “superfood” is called Genesis Chocolate. “We named it that because to us Genesis symbolizes new beginnings and creations,” said Dr. Allen-Bergman. “This chocolate is something that is brand new to the health market. You may find regular chocolate sweetened with xylitol, agave or sugar substitutes but what we did that is different is the blending of organic fair trade raw cacao with the super foods yacon (from Peru), and Luo Han Guo (from China) in very specific amounts to add additional antioxidants and nutrient value. In fact, the ORAC value of one square of Genesis Chocolate is higher than a heaping plate of raw vegetables!”
The health benefits of these three super foods are quite extensive, but they are all listed in detail on their website GenesisChocolate.com. There is a quick video there as well that explains how eating this chocolate enhances your body in ways you could have never imagined-so much so that to Drs. Ida and Jerod, it is more of a nutritional essential needed each day, than a once-in-a-while treat.
“One of the best attributes is that it is safe for diabetics because of the very low glycemic index.” said Dr. Jerod Bergman. “We have come a long way from experimenting in our own kitchen.”
The Bergmans now have a company producing it for them, and you will find it in many Whole Foods and natural health food stores across the country. In the Rhinelander area it is available at their clinic Advanced Health, Natural Health Improvement Center.