Grandma: "I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like Read more
Never in the last two decades of my career as a physician would I have imagined that we would be using the same mask to see patients all day and then sterilizing/recycling them at the end of the day. Read more
Have you ever wondered what the paste is applied to the bride and groom's faces and arms in Indian weddings? It's actually the spice turmeric. Turmeric is the ingredient in curry that gives it a vibrant yellow color. Actually, Read more
With the scare of COVID here in the USA now, I wanted to post a little info about boosting immunity to prevent contracting the virus. Here are some important facts about Covid-19
It is spread by contact with Read more
This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms. Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something.
Of Read more
Sherry has a great story. She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!
"I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan. When I started this journey Read more
Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back. Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey into natural medicine around the same time. As we both Read more
How is the Smoothie Posse doing? Anyone cheated? Any good recipes or favorites?
Yummy Local Grown Produce
Here is what is coming in my Green Bean Delivery next week and we need to brainstorm some power smoothie recipes—-anyone had experience with snap peas or broccoli in smoothies? I have juiced snap peas in the past and they turned out fine (see Pea Juice post). Also –send me all of your favorite juicing recipes from this past week!
1 8 oz. Local Lettuce, Spring Mix
6 Each Apples, Fuji –
1 Bunch Broccoli
1 Bunch Herbs, Cilantro
5 Each Kiwi-
3 Each Lemons
1 order of 2 Lettuce, Baby Bok Choy
2 Each Onions, Sweet –
4 Each Oranges, Navel
1 10 oz. Peas, Snap
4 each Potatoes, Russet Bakers (Large)
Luckily Green Bean knows my issues with developing recipes and has added a great recipe for Sugar Snap Peas and Bok Choy.
2 tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon spicy chili sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper
4 cups roughly chopped lettuce or salad mix
Also, I would highly recommend visiting Modern Alternative Mama’s Blog. Todays post is all about shopping healthy on a budget and she breaks down the cheapest ways to get tons of healthy, fresh, real food on a budget!!!
How about a pre holiday challenge–Screw waiting for the new year to make resolutions–Let’s hit the new year on the ground running. This is why our wellness patients decided to start the Biggest Loser contest on November 1st. They wanted to attack those holiday parties feeling healthy and fit. Not only are we all going to look and feel better for those parties, we aren’t going to feel guilty if we fall off the wagon and overindulged because we are already doing the work! Congrats to most wellness participants whom have already lost 2-3 pounds before we even hit the month of December! Besides, the only reason we are even using the scales is to determine a grand prize winner. Everyone comes out a winner despite how much they lose because this isn’t about pounds. This is about nourishing our minds, bodies, and souls with REAL FOOD! I am going to be telling you this week about a program we are excited to start. A few of us are testing the waters this week so we can determine what kind of resources and information will be most helpful to you! Stay tuned for more information and SPOILER alert: It may involve smoothies!
Great news! Our friend Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness is offering a great deal for Cyber Monday . He is claiming today as Undergrounder Appreciation Day! He is making all of his products dirt cheap today! His book “The Dark Side of Fat Loss” is ten chapters and 159 pages of everything you need to know about losing fat and getting healthy. It stresses diet, sleep, stress, mindset etc and really focuses on the AngelaMD concept of treating the entire mind, body and spirit. He also offers his cookbook with 80 real food recipes. This usually sells for $39 but today is just$19.
Attention wellness warriors! I want to clue you in on a fabulous offer. Sean Croxton is a certified holistic lifestyle coach and functional diagnostic nutritionist who has a new e-book entitled “The Dark Side of Fat Loss”. Sean’s mission is to spread the word about real food and health via his blog, book, and Underground Wellness Radio Show. Today is the anniversary of the publication and until midnight Tonight–you can order it from his website for only $10.00. I would highly recommend this down to earth publication as a guide to really change your lifestyle and improve your health thru nutrition and whole foods. I’ve already ordered mine and several copies for our wellness clinic patients. Eat your veggies! Eat your veggies!
A big ‘ole chicken quesedilla from my favorite mexican restaurant La Hacienda!
Hipocracy you may say. But , I have an unhealthy relationship with mexican food. I can tell you exactly when it dates back to . In medical school, my roommate and I were chronically stressed and frankly probably clinically depressed because we literally lived and breathed medicine. We had no time for socializing were buried in books almost every waking hour we weren’t in class. Grabbing takeout mexican food and watching Jerry Springer episodes(yes we felt validated and normal seeing their dysfunction lives) on the weekend was a special treat to anticipate. So I have formed a comforting connection with eating mexican to make me feel good. It’s unhealthy but not necessarily a toxic coping mechanism. So I choose never to break that strategy for fear that the deprivation of my lifelong habit would allow me to pick up an even more toxic habit (ie doing drugs or something). Like relationships between people, the relationships we have with food can be healthy, unhealthy, or downright destructive. Many of my patients often exhibit signs of the latter, as many relate to food as medication, a best friend, or an escape from reality. Without understanding these relationships, making long-term dietary changes can be impossible. I choose the lesser of the evils and try to maintain insight into why I am making that choice. I am choosing to eat poorly tonight but I’m not going to make that choice again for a while. This is my one wild night then back to the books and the goal at hand! No different then medical school–you gotta stay on course for the goal at the end. Unfortunately, the health goal doesn’t end with a diploma or a degree–it’s a lifelong journey in vitality.
Here is a nice interview excerpt by Christa Orecchio, a clinical nutritionist that works on breaking programming lying at the root of unhealthy eating habits.
You can find more Real Food information on Sean Croxton’s site http://www.undergroundwellness.com