• Basil Pecan Pesto

    This vegan basil pesto is a great way to get plant-derived phytochemicals that help our bodies produce antioxidants that help reverse cell damage and promote repair. Pecans are a great source of monounsaturated fats and fiber.

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  • Indian-inspired Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding

    Many people are familiar with the benefits of chia seeds, but don’t know how to add it to their diet. This is a delicious & really easy way to enjoy them. Did you know chia seeds originated in South America? They are low in carbohydrates & very high in fiber, unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids & protein. They also provide a good amount of iron, calcium and potassium (beneficial in lowering blood pressure).

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  • Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

    Quinoa- is gluten-free, high in protein, and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.  It also happens to be high in fiber as well as magnesium, iron and potassium.

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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Weight Loss Doctor’s Perspective

    Many people may not be familiar with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but if you are a woman who has dealt with the symptoms or are someone who has had problems with infertility, you are all too familiar with the many problems that go along with PCOS. Is it possible to improve this condition and in turn, improve your long term health? As a weight loss doctor, I am here to tell you that it is possible!

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  • Why Do Doctors Talk About Weight Loss?

    A healthy weight, in most cases, is closely linked to health. Many health conditions, like diabetes to name one, are a consequence of excess weight, and many conditions can worsen from the extra weight we are carrying.

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  • BPA (Bisphonol-A) - Is it safe? Answers May Be Coming Soon

    A study due to come out with final results later this year, called CLARITY-BPA hopes to shed more light on this chemical.

    Preliminary results of this 7 year collaboration study have been mixed, and scientists and endocrinologists involved with the study are disagreeing on whether the results will actually help clarify once and for all if BPA is indeed harmful at the low levels that the FDA currently says are safe.

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  • Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu | Gluten Free, Healthy

    I recently discovered an award-winning dietician who has amazing "Desi" recipes and meal prep ideas- she even has a free E-book for download with 25 easy whole food recipes! She is the Desi-licious RD Shahzadi. I wanted to share with you her recipe for Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu- healthy and delicious.

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  • Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding


    Author:Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook

    Avocado and almond butter add richness to this chocolaty pudding

    Prep Time 10 mins

    Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Difficulty: Easy Makes: 4 1/4 cup servings
    Daily Dozen Food(s): Berries, Nuts and Seeds, Other Fruits Servings:

    4 servings Calories: 165kcal

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  • Why Should You Consider Specialized Wellness Blood Testing?

    “Could there be something going on with my metabolism?”

    “How do I know if I am at risk for developing diabetes?”

    “I have a family history of heart disease. How do I know if I am at risk?”

    I often hear these questions being asked.  

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  • Diabetes Prevention: An Important Factor in Reducing Heart Disease in South Asians

    As a woman of South Asian ethnicity, this is deeply personal.
    Did you know that South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan) have high rates of heart attack and stroke?
    60% of the world’s heart disease patients are South Asian and we have the highest death rate from heart disease in the US compared to other ethnic groups. Sadly, risk factors also seem to occur at a younger age in South Asians. Let's discuss what testing can be done to know your risk and how to reduce this risk.

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