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    Where I get my work done

    Aside from practicing medicine and trying to start a healthy living consulting business, I also sit on my medical school alumni board, volunteer with my sorority, organize extended family trips, oh, and create content for my blog. Those are just a few assignments I can think of off the top as I write. I am notorious for a running to-do…
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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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    I heart acai bowls

    I’ve been on a nutritional journey to become the healthiest version of myself for about 5 years now.  This has required that I try all kinds of fruits and veggies I would normally balk at the site of.  But one new berry I love is the acai berry!  Where has it been all my life?  To be quite honest, I…
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