Wellness

What Is Functional Medicine?

One of the least known medical visits deals with functional medicine, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s health and history. Functional medicine’s goal is to help you, as the patient, identify the things that have triggered your symptoms and improve your overall wellness. By identifying our genomic makeup, combined with the environment we… read more

Learn the Benefits of Physical Fitness

Do you know the benefits of physical fitness? May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month. Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It also reduces your risk for high… read more

Metabolic Syndrome, a Recipe for Diabetes and Heart Disease

The incidences of type 2 diabetes (adult onset) and pre-diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in our country and worldwide. According to the 2010 United Health Report, over half of the American population will be afflicted by 2020. Currently it is estimated that 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, 67 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and… read more

Iodine Protects Against Breast Cancer

As a nation we are iodine deficient. In fact, some sources will say 50% or more of the adult population is deficient in this crucial nutrient.  Iodine plays an important role in the health of women’s breast tissue. In the presence of chemicals and enzymes found in breast tissue, iodine has been shown to exert a… read more

Grace’s Picadillo

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped 6 cloves of garlic 1.5 pounds of ground beef, grass fed Salt and pepper 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce 1 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes 2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon of… read more

Curried Lentil Soup

Ingredients: One bag red lentils, rinsed and washed One yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves fresh garlic, or more to taste, minced 5 stalks celery, chopped 5 carrots, chopped 8 cups organic chicken stock One 15oz can coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste One tsp garam masala spice Two or more tsp curry powder, or… read more

Detox Soup

Full of cruciferous veggies to detox and satisfy any appetite!! Ingredients: One large yellow onion 5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped 5-6 celery stalks 6-8 garlic cloves One large red bell pepper 10 oz organic baby spinach, chopped 10 oz organic baby kale, chopped 10-15 oz shredded cabbage One 15oz can cannellini beans (omit if eating… read more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Have you tried the lettuce wraps at PF Changs?? One of our staff members, Kara, developed this recipe after trying, and loving, the lettuce wraps there! Use this either as an appetizer or as a full meal. YUM! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 lb ground chicken 1 large onion, diced… read more

Vitamin D: A miracle Cure?

I have recently been asked a lot about the media hype over vitamin D. Is it really necessary to take vitamin D? If so, how much is necessary? Why is vitamin D necessary and lastly, can I take too much vitamin D? Let’s start by explaining a few things. Vitamin D deficiency is very common… read more

Nutrient Testing

Why should I have nutrient testing done?? Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays an indispensable role in promoting optimal cell function. When some cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies… read more