The creation of Medellae LLC (Latin for "healing power") was spurred by founder, Steve Morton’s discovery of a spot on his arm which proved to be malignant melanoma. In addition, the couple''s youngest son, Thomas, was born in 2004 with an unknown neurological and developmental impairment syndrome. Several years prior to these events, his mother and older sister were diagnosed with breast cancer and melanoma, his younger sister, with melanoma, and his sister-in-law, with cancer of the uterus. Very blessed, all are cancer-free today.
With deep regret I must mention that due to an unexpected illness and hospital complications that were not overcome, Tommy went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on September 26th 2012. It is in his memory and determination that I am dedicated and strive to produce the best product possible.
However, firmly convinced that the toxic environment in which we live played a significant role in the creation of all of these maladies, Steve (a professional engineer with a strong background in research), partnered with several physicians, a nutritionist and skincare professionals, to formulate lines of nutritional drinks and skincare, absolutely like no others.
Inspired by a vision Ezekiel had in the Old Testament where it was revealed to him in Ezekiel 47:12 "The Fruits would be for food and their leaves for healing", hence "Feel the Zing" line of Ezekiel Juices were born. Chock full of super antioxidants that protect cells from mutating, they each contain a wide variety of cancer fighting xanthones from fruit (such as Acai, goji, papaya, guava, pineapple, to name a few) and polyphenols, and procyanidins from leaf powders such as (grape seed extract, red wine extract, ellagic acid and wheat grass, spinach, carrot root, green tea, alphalfa, barley and beet powders, and many others), which, in combination, help the body to fight viruses, allergies and cancer-causing toxins.
Come and "Feel the Zing", with seven varieties to choose from (each targeted to meet individual needs), the natural ingredients in the Ezekiel Juices act in harmony with the body''s immune system to fight illness and helps prevent cell mutations that can become cancerous. Packed with the most powerful antioxidents and nutrients on Earth, each blend contains very specific nutrients. Sensing the need to expand the company to include a line of skin care products, using only natural antioxidant-laden ingredients and botanicals, the Queen Esther Cosmetics and Skincare line joined Medellae, LLC''s roster of life-enhancing products. Combining the most extraordinary of these ancient ingredients with the latest discoveries of modern science, the products are infused with nourishing ingredients and botanicals to deliver age-defying, wrinkle reducing and antioxidant benefits. Drench your skin with 100% pure, 100% natural, and 100% active ingredients to rejuvenate healthy, youthful skin tone and suppleness. Destined to set a new gold standard and a royal treatment for all who indulge.
Created with 100% pure, natural, and active ingredients designed to rejuvenate healthy, youthful skin tone and suppleness, Queen Esther contains specific entries designed to treat and nourish every type of skin. As such, the line is truly food for the skin and is changing the face of skin care as we know it.
Come and feel the "Quintessential, External Beauty" with thirteen products to choose from (each targeted to meet individual needs), the natural ingredients in Queen Esther Cosmetics act in harmony with the skin to nourish and maintain its younger looking and feeling suppleness. As with the Ezekiel Juice Blends, Queen Esther Cosmetics is packed with the most powerful antioxidants and nutrients on Earth.
About The Team
Steve and Thomas (Tommy)
Mr. Steve Morton is the Founder and CEO of Medellae. A professional engineer, Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. For the past 15 years, he has focused on engineering research; with the last 3 dedicated to advanced findings in the fields of nutrition and skincare. He has written and published several research papers on engineering products and testing he has done. As a registered nurse with a strong background in health and nutrition, his wife, Mary, has played an integral role in reviewing and specifying ingredients for both the Ezekiel Juice line and Queen Esther Cosmetics. Steve resides in Pickerington, Ohio with his wife and 5 children.
Ms. Jane MacLean Craig
Ms. Jane MacLean Craig is the public relations director for Medellae. As former public relations director for Revlon, Jane comes with a vast knowledge of cosmetics and skincare products in the industry. She is the co-author of three highly acclaimed books, including: About Face (Warner Books); The Woman's HIV Source Book (Taylor Publishing/Rowan Littlefield); and The Official Rent-A-Husband Guidetoa Safe, Problem-Free Home (Broadway Books/Random House). In addition, she has two new books slated for release in early 2012: Kingonomics...Insights from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To Transform Your Business and Your Life; and Songs From the Heart…Finding NED (No Evidence Of Disease). Ms. Craig has also contributed to Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Town & Country and has written extensively for Nicholas V. Perricone, M.D. and Louis Licari Color Group. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Boston University and resides in Manhattan with her family.
Ms. Kay Spears
Ms. Kay Spears is a certified clinical nutritionist whose sound understanding of the principles of nutrition and their role in attaining a longer, healthier life have proven invaluable in the development of the product lines for Medellae. After completing her undergraduate education at Vanguard University in Organizational Management, she went on to obtain her master’s degree in Science and Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. During the course of her graduate studies, Kay worked with various doctors to garner the practical knowledge that would serve to enhance her education. In 1998, Kay received her credentials as a certified clinical nutritionist. This certification is regulated with sufficiently high standards of academic eligibility, post-graduate studies in clinical nutrition courses, and continuing education and examinations. With her degrees and certifications, Kay, over the next six years, worked for three nutritional supplement companies and a delayed allergy testing company. She currently has a successful nutrition practice of her own in San Antonio, TX and has just completed her first book, “Balancing Act”(slated for publication in March 2012), which focuses on the full spectrum of achieving a healthy life.
Dr. Karen Vieira
Dr. Karen Vieira comes with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine, years of experience working in hospitals and clinics conducting clinical research with patients, and substantial time spent in biotechnology laboratories, researching the biochemistry and molecular biology of the body at a cellular level, Dr. Vieira brings a wealth of knowledge to the Medellae product lines and team. Working with the largest food company in America, she conducted nutrition research focused on discovering and confirming the health benefits of vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, herbs, amino acids, plant extracts and other natural compounds. Her projects there included discovering novel ingredients for improving bone strength, preventing/treating diabetes and more. Dr. Vieira has extensively studied natural medicines and therapies, leading to her discoveries of dietary and lifestyle changes that prevent, cure or improve most health conditions.
Dr. Laura M. Figura M.D.
Plastic surgeon, Laura M. Figura, MD is technical and medical advisor to Medellae. She has been a great asset to the organization in assisting in the development of Queen Esther Skincare and Ezekial Juice product lines. Dr. Figura is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in Erie, Pennsylvania at Presque Isle Plastic Surgery, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot Medical Center. Her special interests include the treatment of cancer, wounds, traumatic injuries and cosmetic concerns of the skin and body. She has a full spectrum practice with a focus on breast and cancer reconstruction. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, she went on to obtain her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Figura authored a chapter on wound healing for UNESCO's Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems and has edited or reviewed a number of medical physiology texts. She is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.