Healthy Body

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

How to Enjoy the Sun and Outdoors Safely.

I think the entire world has been waiting for summer 2021.  I know for me, the pandemic has forced my creativity, and tested my patience.  For many people it has stretched their discipline to the greatest limits that they have ever experienced in their entire lives.  Isolation was scary and seemed as if there was no end in sight.  Humans…
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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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