Inflammation is a common thread in many disease states including cardiovascular disease, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and eczema. Anti-inflammatory medications are often prescribed, but they can cause unpleasant side effects and do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms that are related to inflammation. The good news is, certain types of foods help cool down the inflammation in the body and many of my patients start seeing resolution of their sympt...
When salad season rolls around, I'm more than ready to leave behind the heavier, starchy winter veggies and start getting creative with the bounty of fresh veggies that spring and summer have to offer. But let's face it, the traditional lettuce-carrot-tomato salad can get very boring pretty quickly, so here are a few ideas to jazz up that salad bowl. Choose one or two ingredients from each category, and don't be afraid to experiment with ingredients and combinations that are new t...
When I first started my practice, I was surprised by the number of patients who complained of depression, anxiety, and/or mood swings. Over time, I've realized that this a reliable indicator that there's imbalance in the body. As Dr. James Gordon says in his book Unstuck, "Depression is not a disease, the end point to a pathological process. It is a sign that our lives are out of balance, that we're stuck. It's a wake up call and the start of a journey that can help us be...
Not only is this meal delicious and healthy, but every recipe is safe for people who have gluten, wheat and dairy allergies and for those of you who are following a low-glycemic diet. And don't worry… your guests won't even know they're eating "health food."
When I work with athletes, I'm always encouraged by the acute awareness of how nutrition influences their performance. I also notice that knowing and doing can be two different things, and many athletes are quite confused by all of the conflicting information about sports nutrition. My goal is always to try to simplify the recommendations and bring the attention back to the food. As with any client, I like to work on building a healthy relationship with food and encourage intellig...