Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

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Best Tossed Salad

Eating vegetables is the key to changing your acid/alkaline balance. A lot of people think eating a lot of salads is what they have to do to make this change. Salads are great. They help you eat a rainbow of | Read More…

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Strawberries: Spring’s Healthiest Fruit

Want to lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, heart attack, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis and kidney stones? Of course you do. How about doing all of that without taking a single medication—prescription, over-the-counter, | Read More…

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Pink Grapefruit Granita

When you start eating more fresh and local food, your diet changes with the seasons. One of the foods coming into season in California now is pink grapefruit. Grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C, as well as lycopene | Read More…

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Red Meat is Healthy to Eat

Most people think that because I’m a doctor, I must turn my nose up to red meat. After all, it’s full of fat and can give you a heart attack, right? Not true at all. In fact, I love a | Read More…

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Three Bite Chocolate Cake

Eating real, live, healthy food doesn’t mean that you can never indulge yourself again. It means that you should find the healthiest version of a dish that still tastes great. But if the food you’re craving is high in calories | Read More…

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Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt should be a delicious and beneficial part of your diet. When made correctly, it’s not full of sugar, and it has plenty of healthy protein, calcium, B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Further, the bacteria in yogurt are the good | Read More…

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Raw Milk’s Many Health Benefits

The milk and milk products almost all Americans consume is pasteurized—heated to 161 °F for about 20 seconds.  It’s been widely accepted for nearly a century that this is necessary to kill the disease-causing germs (e.g., Salmonella, E.coli O157, Campylobacter) | Read More…

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Bad Fats Cause Lung Inflammation

Chances are you know someone with asthma. Over the past four decades, asthma rates have exploded in this country. The condition affects about 25 million people, and numbers continue to increase every year. Asthma sufferers have chronically inflamed, narrowed airways. | Read More…

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Green Vegetable Curry

Turmeric is the source of the supplement curcumin, which I truly believe is a supplement with benefits for everyone. Turmeric is also one of the most common ingredients in curry. This dish combines beneficial spices with green vegetables like kale | Read More…

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Barley Tea

Your body naturally produces melatonin, a hormone which helps you sleep and provides antioxidant benefits. You can encourage your body’s melatonin production by eating certain foods, including barley. I also find hot drinks relaxing at bed time, but the most | Read More…