Why I don’t Meal Prep

I get asked a lot for help with meal prepping. You know, where you cook once on Sunday and eat it for the rest of the week. Yes, this will save you time but is this good for your health? I suppose if you are going to the drive thru every evening, then yes, it … Read Article

Do Essential Oils really work?

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC When you think of essential oils, you likely conjure smells of lavender and peppermint, but did you know that their benefits go way beyond a pleasant scent? Essential oils have been used for centuries for their healing properties. Essential Oil Through the Ages Records indicate that Ancient Egyptians were the … Read Article

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

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

Antibiotics: The Good and the Bad

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC For over 50 years, antibiotics have been used to conquer everything from pneumonia, meningitis, to post-nasal drip. But the over reliance on antibiotic drugs for benign conditions like coughs, colds, ear, throat and skin infections has caused severe strains of bacteria developing resistance to drugs which has a become a … Read Article

Understanding Detox Channels

Did you know the body has several channels or means of eliminating toxins and waste? The lungs, liver, lymphatic system, blood, bowels and kidneys all work in tandem to keep your body functioning at its best. In today’s world, exposure to toxins is all but unavoidable and happens when you eat processed food, or come … Read Article

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

10 Quick Tips for Thyroid Health

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC As you may have noticed, even though this is a pediatric practice,  I post a lot of adult as well as child topics. I consult with a lot of parents as well as children on health issues and I find that many of our clients suffer from thyroid disease. I … Read Article

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

Attack Allergies Before They Attack You

If you equate the coming of spring with red, itchy eyes; sneezing marathons; a runny nose; scratchy throat; and fatigue, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, up to 30% of American adults suffer from seasonal allergies. Fortunately, there are ways to survive the season without resorting to heavy-duty … Read Article