Food As Medicine: Ginger

Ginger is probably one of the most widely consumed condiments across the world. It’s a staple in many cuisines, ranging from the Caribbean, to India, and throughout Asia. Ginger comes from the plant Zingiber officinale and is in the same plant family (Zingiberaceae ) as Turmeric and Cardamom. The root (rhizome) is harvested and used […]

Food As Medicine: Turmeric

Let’s continue our new series with what many consider to be the most powerful spice available in both preventing and treating disease. It also happens to be one of the most studied spices with over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles published! Turmeric has long been used in both cooking and dying. It has also played an important […]

Food As Medicine: Coconut Oil

As an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist, I believe whole-heartedly that food has an incredible power to heal and prevent disease. When you nourish your body with the right foods you will have everything you need to ignite the healing process, keep disease at bay, and (frankly) feel amazing! Although I discuss the healing power of food […]

When Should You Consider A Therapeutic Diet

When should you consider a therapeutic diet for your child? In my last post we discussed how sensitive kids are to triggers of inflammation and how chronic inflammation can present itself. If your child has any of the conditions described in that post or if you are at all suspicious that inflammation is looming its […]

Inflammation And Your Child

Throughout my blog I’ve spoken at length as to why I’m concerned about the rising tide of chronic inflammation and how our modern-day lifestyle is perpetuating this condition. Unfortunately it is not just adults who fall victim to this issue. During my years working for UCSF I have seen firsthand how inflammation can create havoc […]