February 14, 2023

Hearty Winter Produce with Superpowers

Even living in sunny California during the winter when the days are shorter and a little bit chilly, I like to prepare hearty winter produce that also happens to fall into the “superfoods” category.  Their many disease fighting and anti-aging properties make them some of my top produce. These fruits and vegetables lend themselves to recipes that serve as comfort foods during the cold, dark winter months, but they have the added benefit of doing great things for your body. Pumpkin You may only associate pumpkins with Halloween, but fresh pumpkins are available from October through February. They contain large […]
January 1, 2022

Eating Healthy All Winter

What is the easiest way to get in shape for your summer vacation? It’s eating healthy during the cold winter months and skipping the beach-body crash diets of years past. As soon as temperatures start rising, I see patients trying to lose the extra pounds that crept on around the holidays and stayed through the winter. I’m here to tell you how to maintain a healthy body with smart seasonal eating so you can avoid the summer diet panic. We all know crash diets are unhealthy and rarely effective. The key to healthy weight loss is replacing processed unhealthy foods with better […]
March 9, 2021

Staying Well: Winter Superfoods Come To the Rescue

Here in Southern California we’re enjoying a break from relatively cold weather. But in reality, we have 
December 15, 2020

6 New Ways To Serve Winter Squash

‘Tis the season for winter squash, from acorn and butternut to kabocha and pumpkins. Enjoy these delicious, seasonal vegetables like never before, with creative new recipes. Recipes: Spaghetti Squash Fritters Makes 16 fritters; Gluten free, Vegetarian, Staff favorite 1 medium (3-4 pounds) spaghetti squash 2 tablespoons coconut oil plus extra 1 egg 1/3 cup chopped fresh mixed herbs, such as chives, thyme, sage and/or parsley 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 ounces goat cheese (about 2/3 cup) 2 large cloves garlic, minced Zest of 1 lemon 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 3/4 cup gluten-free flour (TRY: […]
February 7, 2017

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Cold air, snow, icy roads, grey skies…don’t they all just make you want to drive to the gym or go for a run outside? Probably not! During the winter months, it can be more difficult to get yourself up and going when you’re snug underneath a blanket warding off the elements. This, combined with the onslaught of scrumptious holiday temptations, can be a recipe for weight gain and lethargy for some. Not to fear, though. Here are 10 tips that can help keep you from falling into a metabolic rut this winter. How to Rev Your Metabolism During Winter 1. […]