7 Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Self-Healing Powers

7 Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Self-Healing Powers

Congratulations! As a human living in a body, you’re in charge of one of the most sophisticated organisms on the planet!  Your body comes fully equipped with: an integrated set of organs that are in constant communication and designed to maintain optimal balance, a physical structure to move us away from harm, towards food and love, a powerful life force…

Why I’m Starting a Revolution

Why I’m Starting a Revolution

So why start a revolution? …Because a revolution is what it’s going to take for us to wake up, reclaim our health and prevent this epidemic of chronic disease that is claiming countless lives and bankrupting our country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that 90% of healthcare dollars are spent treating a cluster of chronic (but preventable) conditions: heart disease and stroke, diabetes, dementia and cancer.

Want To Be A “Super Ager”? Adopt a Healthy Aging Mindset

Want To Be A “Super Ager”? Adopt a Healthy Aging Mindset

We’ve got Super Man and Super Girl, so why not be a Super Ager?  It’s a term that was coined by UCSF researcher, Joel Kramer, PsyD, who has studied a set of seniors that defy the odds on aging. He’s been assessing the personality traits of those who thrive into their 80’s and beyond, and has found a consistent theme: a healthy aging mindset is a distinguishing factor.  The subjects with sharp cognition and vitality stay engaged in projects, they volunteer and have close family ties.

Take The Wheel To Grow Your Health

Take The Wheel To Grow Your Health

We all know our health care system is broken. You can’t turn on the news without catching a debate on best how to fix it. The challenge is that we don’t really have a “health care” system: we have a “disease management system”.  The U.S. spends more money per capita than any country, yet our disease burden is higher than in comparable countries.


Grab YOUR FREE eBook “10 Healthy Aging Hacks You Can Use Today”

Grab YOUR FREE eBook “10 Healthy Aging Hacks You Can Use Today”

We’re all looking for tips, tricks, shortcuts or “hacks” to help us look and feel better as we move through the decades. Right? That’s definitely what I’m hearing from patients and friends.

So I created this easy-to-read guide to help move you closer to that reality.

Are you protected from the Silent Epidemic that is killing Americans?

Are you protected from the Silent Epidemic that is killing Americans?

Could you be a victim of the “Silent Epidemic” that is killing Americans and bankrupting our country? Silent: as in, you don’t know that it is happening to you until it hits. Epidemic: as in, a widespread occurrence of a disease in a community.

Simon and Garfunkel Rub

Simon and Garfunkel Rub

Hope your holiday is off to a great start! I know we’re all ready to get out into Nature this long weekend, so I’ve prepped one of my fast and favorite summer recipes for you! This rub blends the herbs from Simon and Garfunkel’s classic song, “Scarborough Fair”, to create a savory rub that is positively mouthwatering. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is the perfect rub for chicken. 

5 Self-Care Tips to Grow Your Health

5 Self-Care Tips to Grow Your Health

It’s been a super-busy spring in the clinic, where I’ve had a run on patients who are seriously worried about this whole AGING thing and they’re ready to do something about it! How about you? It’s during our 40’s and 50’s that some subtle (and not so subtle) shifts occur: our skin starts to show signs of aging, our energy fluctuates and the pounds creep on.

Have You Tried Fennel Yet?

Have You Tried Fennel Yet?

If you haven’t tried fennel yet, you’re missing out on its powerful benefits to support healthy-aging! Fennel is that unusual veggie that looks like a cross between a white onion and celery, with stalks forming a crown of green feathery fronds. Its mild anise, or licorice flavor has made it a favorite in both Italian and French cooking, where it is featured in the classic fisherman’s soup of France, bouillabaisse.

Study shows CURRY SPICES IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW, heart health; get the recipe!

Study shows CURRY SPICES IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW, heart health; get the recipe!

Curry is a magical blend of spices that has been a staple in Indian homes for centuries and its use has spread throughout Asia and the world. While there are endless combinations, most curries blend turmeric, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, or clove with garlic, onion and red chilies.

Heart Healthy Tips for Your Best Valentine’s Day

Heart Healthy Tips for Your Best Valentine’s Day

After decades of focus on the heart, cardiovascular disease still remains the leading cause of death in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be this way: we now know that most heart disease can be prevented and even reversed! Yet nearly half of adult Americans have high blood pressure. And most don’t know it. Nor do they realize that high blood pressure leads to heart attacks and stroke. So instead of giving candy hearts and wilting flowers this V-Day, here are some simple but lasting ways to keep your heart open and express affection to those you love.

My January Secrets to Soaring Energy, Weight Loss and Recharging Your Health

My January Secrets to Soaring Energy, Weight Loss and Recharging Your Health

Welcome to 2019! It’s so exciting to see that many of the practices I was trained in decades ago as a naturopathic physician are now not only becoming popular, but are also being validated.  From elimination diets to intermittent fasting, this is the year to explore the science of fasting and eating clean and alcohol-free for a month.

It never rains in California (except in my upstairs bathroom)!

It never rains in California (except in my upstairs bathroom)!

Yep, my home FLOODED! Not like the recent floods in Indonesia, the Carolinas, or Houston. Blessings to all those victims! Instead, the more common type of flooding disaster struck our home in mid-July:  

That’s when a pipe burst under the sink in our upstairs master bathroom, spewing water for hours…

Detoxify Using Herbs From Your Own Herb Garden

Detoxify Using Herbs From Your Own Herb Garden

By now you’ve probably heard that we’re living in a toxic soup. Over the last century, more than 80,000 chemicals have been developed, used and dumped into our environment…for us eat, drink and breath. Unfortunately we humans are now the guinea pigs in our own grand experiment and the data suggests a toxic problem.

Eggs for Your Brain, Heart and Health

Eggs for Your Brain, Heart and Health

As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to remember my Mom with a recipe that is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch and review some reassuring research about eggs, “Nature’s perfect protein”.  First, the much-maligned egg has been vindicated (once again), this time by an Australian study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Struggling with Indigestion?

Struggling with Indigestion?

What do apples, onions, hummus and ice cream have in common?

They’re all rich in FODMAPs: a set of carbohydrates that may trigger the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): bloating, gas, cramping, constipation or diarrhea.

Probiotics and Your Microbiome

Probiotics and Your Microbiome

Did you know your body is home to 100 trillion microbes whose population is largely shaped by what you eat and drink? If you’d like to improve your digestion, energy and mood, then meet your “gut microbiome” (the microbes and their genes that are living in your digestive tract). Like a city zoo, your large intestine houses roughly 1,000 different species, including bacteria, yeast, protozoa, viruses and worms. Your job is to cultivate a congenial clan that will support your health instead of erode it!

The Food - Brain Connection

The Food - Brain Connection

Have you ever felt almost “high” after eating pizza or a grilled cheese sandwich? It may be because these foods can act as opiates within our brain, leading to that “blissed out” feeling that often results in that “tired and toxic” feeling.

 

Food For Thought: The Gut-Brain Connection

Food For Thought: The Gut-Brain Connection

Our gut is a powerful biochemical reactor, capable of almost magically transforming the plants and animals of nature into the building blocks of our body: the carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to run all the metabolic reactions that promote health and prevent disease.