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September 9, 2020

It’s back-to-school time already, and that certainly does look different this year. Some of us are starting with virtual school, some are homeschooling, and some are back in the classroom, but for most, this is a transitional time.

Transitions like starting a new schoo...

August 11, 2020

We hear a lot about fasting or intermittent fasting these days. Questions about fasting diets come up often in my practice. This and other supposedly “fad” diets are all over the media, but is this one truly a fad? I would argue that, no, it actually is not a fad. Fast...

August 4, 2020



My last blog post was on how to make your own nourishing broth. The following recipe is a delicious way to put it to use. If you don’t have the time or have homemade broth on hand, store bought broth will also work. There are several high quality brands of bone broth...

July 21, 2020

  Soup or broth may not be the first thing you think about making in the hot summer, but it can be a healthy addition to your recipe rotation. If you are here in Austin, it is supposed to rain on and off this week, so it would be a cozy time to make a batch of broth. I...

July 14, 2020

Stress can negatively alter the balance of our hormones and neurotransmitters. One of my favorite ways to calm stress, especially acute stress, is by using breathing exercises. Along with doing a breathing exercise, it is useful to incorporate mindfulness. For a simple...

July 7, 2020

Any OKRA lovers or haters out there?! I have been a fan of food and cooking for as long as I can remember. There are very few foods that I would admit to disliking. One of those foods used to be okra. I wasn’t really exposed to Okra until moving to Virginia for medical...

June 30, 2020



Do you ever see those packages of mini sweet peppers at the grocery store and wonder what you could do with them? Look no further, I have the perfect recipe!

Peppers do bother some people, partly due to the fact that they are in the nightshade family. Common nightshad...

June 23, 2020


Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is the number one killer in females as well, which is often overlooked. Men present with the more classic, grip-your-chest type of symptoms. Females notoriously present with more subtle symptoms, whi...

June 17, 2020

This smoothie has several nutrition superstars, but did you know that mint has the additional benefit of helping with indigestion and nausea? The compounds in mint leaves improve bile secretion which aids in digestion. If you suffer from nausea (menstrual, motion sickn...

June 9, 2020

Humility 

My college neurobiology professor spent the entire first lecture speaking to us about humility. It was one of those perspective shifting moments that has stayed with me ever since. I was expecting to dive into neural synapse function and neurotransmitters. To...

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