Healthy Body

What I eat as a plant-based diet and lifestyle medicine advocate

Three ways to jumpstart your pantry makeover

It is only since moving into our first home together that I have gotten to experience the euphoria of owning a proper pantry.  I mean, yes I’ve had cupboards and shelving systems over the years, but there is something so wonderfully dramatic and domestic about walking into a closet full of food, appliances and kitchen wares.  I’ve become a master…
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Green Tea, Anyone?

I typically prefer black teas, but today I chose green tea for an immune boost.  I tend to avoid green tea due to its high caffeine content which can have a strong effect on the liver, blood pressure, and stress hormones. (35mg in one cup)  However, in moderate amounts, green tea is a powerful antioxidant source.   Several studies show…
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My Current Top 5 Plant-based Restaurants in Houston

As you can probably tell by now, I eat a plant-based (PB) diet. I am not vegan or vegetarian. I simply try to make sure that everything I eat is from a whole and natural food. I avoid processed foods, pre-packaged meals, refined sugars, dairy, and meat. To me, a PB diet is not exclusionary but rather densely focused on…
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How Not to Hate Cooking Because you Can’t Cook

As you can tell, I talk a lot about food on my blog.  That is because the greatest influences in reversing disease in my patients are food choices.  As a strong promoter of the “food is medicine” mantra, I stress how important home cooking is for good health.  What many people don’t know is that I did not always like to…
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5 Tips for shopping the Farmer’s Market

I am New York City born and bred but have the spirit of a country girl living deep inside of me.  I love traveling to the south and would be as happy as a clam to live in a house on the prairie with my family.  But alas, my husband says it is not going to happen.   So I…
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