Foods for Fertility

Foods for Fertility

Over the last 10 years of being in the medical field, I have noticed an upswing in the infertility department. Whether it has been patients of mine or even friends of mine, I have noticed it has been increasing steadily in the last 10 years. I have read many studies which have shown that changes … Read Article

Top 10 Foods to Beat the Heat

Top 10 Foods to Beat the Heat

I don’t know about you, but here in Orange County, California it  has been warmer than usual for June and early July.  We normally don’t see 90’s until August and September. This instantly makes me want to say sayonara to the stove and turn to more refreshing fare. Here are my top-10 picks for summer foods that keep … Read Article

Weekday Meals Made Easy

Weekday Meals Made Easy

When your kitchen time is limited, go-to recipes for healthy options can make the difference between a nutritious feast and take-out famine. These three satisfy your taste buds while nourishing your soul. Hearty Lentil Soup (Adapted from Whole Foods Recipes) A great source of plant-based protein that fills you up, lentils make the ideal pantry … Read Article

5 Simple Tips for Digestive Wellness

5 Simple Tips for Digestive Wellness

The occasional bout of gas, acid reflux, stomach cramping, or bloating may not be enough to cause you to think much about the health of your digestive system. But it should, and here’s why. Proper digestion, absorption, assimilation, and elimination of foods is your key to health. According to statistics gleaned from healthguidance.org, more than … Read Article

Is Fish Really Good for Your Health?

Is Fish Really Good for Your Health?

Seafood. It’s versatile, fast-cooking, and delicious. A darling among the healthy eating crowd, favored by chefs, and promoted as an all around healthy choice. It’s rich in heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and is a lean source of protein. And it is all of those things. Except when it’s not. Decades of global industrial pollution, including … Read Article

Are you Eating for Energy?

Are you Eating for Energy?

While it’s tempting to reach for a carb-laden, sugary snack or a creamy latte for a quick shot of energy as you hit a lull in your day, it’s really only setting you up to fail in the long run. These temporary energy sources send your blood sugar wildly soaring only to crash just as … Read Article

Chocolate as a Superfood?

Chocolate as a Superfood?

Let’s begin with a pop quiz. True or False?: Healthwise, eating a milk chocolate bar is the same as eating a chocolate bar with 70% dark chocolate. If you answered false, you’re right! Most chocolate that’s widely available commercially are so loaded with added sugar, fat, trans fats, and preservatives that it’s a distant relative … Read Article

The Rainbow Connection: Phytonutrients Preventing Disease

The Rainbow Connection: Phytonutrients Preventing Disease

“Phytonutrient” means literally a plant-based nutrient. Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of disease-fighting, tasty, and colorful foods, all of which pack a powerful punch of flavor and health benefits. The phytonutrients in plants work to protect them against insects, bacteria, ultraviolet light, and extreme weather. In much the same way they protect plants, … Read Article

The Benefits of Going Gluten Free for Kids

The Benefits of Going Gluten Free for Kids

Did you know that about 3 million Americans have celiac disease? Did you know that 230,000 of them are children? Did you know that celiac disease has more than 300 known symptoms? Did you know that 60% of children diagnosed are asymptomatic? In addition to those sobering stats, studies show that gluten, a glue-like protein … Read Article