Having trouble sleeping? If so, eating tart cherries an hour before bedtime might help.
High in antioxidants, nature’s original gum drops are brimming with nutrition.
Cherries are a natural food source of melatonin, the body’s sleep rhythm hormone. They have also been found to decrease oxidative stress and have anti inflammatory properties.
Cherries make a great dessert or late night snack, especially for those suffering from insomnia.
Ready to start a family but not sure what your first step should be?
By now I’m sure you know all about the birds and the bees but there may be a few minor details that were left out of the story.
Here are a few things that couples can do on their own to prepare their bodies for optimal fertility.
Looking for an easy and healthy summer salad recipe? Then this just might be it!
This perfect mix of protein & veggies is low in carbohydrates and high in color and flavor.
Strawberries add a touch of sweet without tipping the sugar scale, chicken is high in energy sustaining protein, spinach is high in vitamins and fiber, while artichokes help to cleanse the liver. A salad really can’t get any healthier then this.
Ni Hao Noodle Soup is one of my morning favorites. A bowl of soup for breakfast will warm you up and fill up your belly.
This particular soup is so fantastic because it tastes good, it is healthy, and you don’t have to be a graduate of culinary school to make it. Cook some noodles, chop some veggies, throw them in a pot with water, turn up the heat for 5 minutes and that’s it!
Eating soup for breakfast ignites your digestive fire keeping you strong and energized for the rest of your day.
It’s hot out and I can hear Angelinos groaning about it all over the city today. Whatever you do, do not turn that AC on!
Air conditioners can cause all kinds of reactions like asthma, headaches, coughing, dry skin and lungs, and itchy sore throat.
Air conditioners don’t allow your body to get used to the heat so every time you walk from your air conditioned house to your air conditioned car your body has a mini shock response that weakens your immune system.
It’s best to allow your body to adjust to the temperature changes slowly and naturally. Cooling your body from the inside will help tremendously. Here are a few things you can do to cool down without racking up a huge electric bill and wasting energy.
This flavorful and tangy soup will keep you healthy and full any time of year. Lentils are loaded with fiber and protein, lemons are loaded with vitamin C and pizazz!
Lentils don’t get any better then when they are combined with this perfect combination of tang and love. Read more
Anyone who knows me knows I love soup. I really do. Soup is a passion of mine. I love all kinds of soups from hearty winter soups, to light and fresh cold spring soups. I eat a bowl of soup just about everyday. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it doesn’t matter give me a bowl of soup and I will be your bff!
People that know me would also say that I am impatient and they might be right. I don’t like to wait long to eat. I also don’t like to follow recipes or measure ingredients. The food I make has to be quick, uncomplicated, and easy and that is exactly what soup is. Throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and 20 minutes later you’ll have a bowl of warm sparkly goodness.
In the next few posts I am going to teach you how to make the best soups without having to search up and down the grocery isles to find that one last ingredient. Most of my recipes include ingredients that are already in your fridge.
Now that I got your attention I am going to tell you that there is no magic pill for weight loss. Believe me, I would have found it by now if there was one. There is no magic diet, no magic exercise routine, nor a magic surgery. I wish I could tell you that acupuncture is the magical missing link but alas, it is not the answer either.
Over the years I have heard many experts preach what they have read in a text book or the latest research that proves their beliefs around weight loss. Eat less exercise more, or calories in must not exceed calories burned. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong!
A lot of people ask me if acupuncture can help treat depression. The short answer is yes but each individual has a unique set of symptoms that are clues into to the root cause of those symptoms. Here is a general description of how Chinese Medicine works for depression.
The genius of Chinese Medicine is that it is based on finding balance between opposites. Balance your yin and yang. If you have too much of something then get rid of the excess, if you are deficient in a vital nutrient then supplement it to make it stronger. If something is too hot then cool it down and if too cold, then warm it up! Find the medium in everything, or as Buddha would have said it, choose the middle path!
Suffering from dry skin? How about an itchy dry throat? The recent weather changes in Southern California have been a great conversation starter but have left me (and I’m sure some of you) with dry and irritated skin.
In Chinese Medicine Fall is the time of the metal element which rules the Lung and Large Intestine meridians. To keep things simple, these meridians are in charge of the dispersion of body fluids, or in other words they help to keep the body properly moisturized. During fall dryness dominates, irritating the lungs causing us to have problems with hydration. Our skin, hair, and eyes can becomes dry, the throat can become itchy, and respiratory problems like asthma can emerge. If the large intestine becomes dry we could suffer from constipation.