Healthy Living Podcast #1: What is Health?

July 08, 2013

In the first episode of the Healthy Living Podcast Dawna talks about the different definitions of health and why you might want to think about what health means to you.

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5 Simple Tips To Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

July 03, 2013

Been told you have inflammation? Then try an anti-inflammatory diet for a couple months. You’d be surprised how easy it is and how much better you’d feel after just a couple of days.

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Six Foods That Improve Brain Function

July 01, 2013

Having trouble remembering where you put your keys? Or maybe you just want a little boost of brainpower to take a test. Either way, regular consumption of these 6 foods can not only help your brain perform better on a daily basis, but they can protect your brain from age related decline so you can think more clearly as you approach your senior years and beyond.

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Healthy Avocado & Banana Smoothie

June 29, 2013

Here in Pasadena it’s 80 degrees and it’s only 8am. Yikes! Don’t worry, I got you covered with this yummy smoothie recipe that will help keep your mind and body cool from the inside out.

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Rediscover Your Love For Biking

June 27, 2013

Every kid loves to ride their bike. Seriously, have you ever seen a grumpy kid riding their bike? No, they all have humongous smiles on their faces. They can ride for hours and hours laughing and smiling and breathing fresh air until the sun goes down and their mom calls them home for dinner.

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Why I Don't Expect MDs To Understand Alternative Medicine

June 26, 2013

I hear it all the time from my patients. It’s a very predictable story. A patient goes in to see their MD because they have this annoying ailment that won’t go away. Their MD prescribes medication and tells them to come back in a month. For whatever reason, the patient doesn’t want to take the medication, they prefer to try a more natural approach to heal their ailment.

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Turmeric: Nature's Anti-Inflammatory

June 24, 2013

I know what you are thinking. Turmeric may not be the most visually appealing food but I promise it won’t let you down in the health department. Loaded with over over 2 dozen anti-inflammatory compounds and high in antioxidants, turmeric lowers inflammation, decreases swelling, lessens pain, and is my number one go to herb for people suffering from arthritis and joint pain.

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Tart Cherries: A Natural Sleep Aid for Insomnia

June 19, 2013

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.

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Natural Fertility Support for Both Men and Women

April 05, 2012

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.

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Healthy Salad Recipe with Strawberries and Spinach

June 27, 2011

Looking for an easy and healthy summer salad recipe? Then this just might be it! This perfect mix of protein and 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.

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Ni Hao Noodle Soup

June 05, 2011

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.

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5 Natural Ways to Beat the Heat without Air Conditioning

May 04, 2011

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!

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