We’ve had such success with recipes over the weeks and patients have really taken a liking to certain recipes. This week we decided to create some new ones and dial-in our recipes and repeat a few favorites!
Setting yourself up for healthy eating success all week is as easy as Monday Meal Prep. We make healthy meals with common ingredients you can buy at one or two stores.
All the recipes below are gluten-free. Options to make them vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free are also available.
Our goal with blogging our meal prep experience is two fold: to prepare healthy meals to nourish and optimize our own health, and to encourage healthy eating for our patients. We strive to keep the costs of the meals low, while making them as healthy and tasty as possible!
All the recipes below are gluten-free. Options for vegan and dairy-free are also available.
Dr. McNulty and I wanted to meal prep to show that naturopathic medicine is a lifestyle - it’s more than just blood tests, physical exams, supplements, IM injections, or IV therapy. Every patient benefits from diet, lifestyle, and mindfulness interventions. All the recipes below are gluten-free and grain-free, options for dairy-free are also available.
Exciting News!!! Dr. Erin Rhae Biller, ND from Nature and Science Medicine will be presenting on allergies, food sensitivities/intolerances and inflammation at the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo (GF/AF Expo) in Del Mar on Sunday, February, 11th from 1:30 - 2:30PM. Get all the details on the event in the link below!
If you can’t make the February class in Del Mar, no worries, she'll also be presenting in Arizona at the Southwest Expo from June 23-24, 2018, and the Northern California Expo from November 17-18, 2018.
What is seed cycling?
It’s the health practice of adding certain seeds and essential fatty acids to your diet with the aim to help your endocrine (hormone) system to find more balance.
Lignans in seeds have gentle phytohormone activity, which can help to mediate proper estrogen production and detoxification. Seeds are also an excellent source of essential fats, vitamins and minerals--like zinc and selenium, which your body utilizes to produce healthy hormones.
As the leaves dry, crackle, and fall to the ground, our bodies in turn react to the change in environment. According to Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine approximated to be 2000 to 5000 years old, when our bodies move into colder, milder weather this correlates to the 'Vata' dosha.
What is a 'dosha' you ask?
A dosha is one of three energies derived from the five elements that are accepted by Ayurvedic practitioners and doctors to circulate and govern the physiological activity of the body. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta or Kapha. While each person can have a predominant dosha to be in healthy alignment, a person will be at equilibrium where the three doshas are synergistic.
Re-Blog by Verena Eckstein
It’s November already and we’re all back to school, to work, and to our hectic daily schedules. The pace has picked up and our faces start to show it. Recently, while practicing yoga, I looked up at the mirror and saw a total stranger staring back at me! Who was this woman with a scowl on her face, a deep wrinkle in her forehead? I was shocked to see what I looked like when I was focused and concentrated. This was yoga after all!
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and couldn't agree more. I remember when I used to experience the mid-afternoon crash a few hours after lunch, with my brain so foggy that all I wanted to do was take a nap. I would have a chocolate stash in my desk just so I could keep myself going. I thought this was normal, or at least it seemed pretty common.
When it comes to nutrition there is a LOT of information out there, and not all of it is accurate or health promoting. In the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween, we're going to debunk some common nutrition myths that "trick" people, and I'll share one of my favorite treat recipes.