Ah! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a recipe. There's a whole bunch of reasons why, ultimately life. My energy goes mostly to my job, then balancing that with trying to keep myself healthy and sane. Finding time for myself, my friends, my passions, my family. I've been writing a cookbook, a baby's first foods cookbook with an emphasis on health awareness. I can't wait to share that with you! But in the meantime I'm going to share this- the most delicious summery drink that makes my heart sing! Strawberry Lemonade!
So one of my best friends sent me this amazing article called When Your Friendships Aren't Everything You Hope For, But More Than Enough. And of course I'm crying like a baby because every word in that article hits so close to home. Which then reminded me I have yet to share my photo journal of the trip to visit her with my other friend, who's also my best friend's other best friend. Anyways, I'm rambling. Friendship is everything, truly everything.
Community education is a huge part of what I do in my field as a physician. If I can empower you to take your health into your own hands we're all better for it. I'm always here as support for my patients but if I can encourage one habit it would be to take charge of your health- and that starts with education. Here is a snippet of a handout I created for a class I taught on food labeling. Stay tuned for more, as food labeling is a massive subject to tackle in one class. But here are some fundamentals that I think everyone should know.
For those of you who have not heard of the documentary Vaxxed it highlights the major concerns of the MMR vaccine brought forth by a senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson.
I will not give you my medical nor personal opinion on vaccinations here, however, I will say this: in order to make the best decision, it must be an informed decision.
What’s actually in your Deodorant? Have you ever really thought about it? Here are the reasons why your deodorant and antiperspirants are preventing you from obtaining optimal health and what you can do about it! Learn how to decode the ingredients list of deodorants and find out about safer alternatives for you and your family.
It feels like forever since I've last posted. So much has happened in the last month- for starters, I passed my last medical board!! I can start seeing my own patients as an acupuncture physician specializing in allergy elimination. It has been a very long journey to get exactly where I am right now and it feels so good. As cliche as it may be, nothing feels quite as amazing as knowing this is a result of 7 years of very hard (and stressful) work.
In addition to that, Marc and I started a little side venture called Wild Elk Woodworks. Let me take you back to where it all began!
This soup is simple but has some really definitive and bold flavors that will warm your bones during this chilly weather.
Granola is so delicious but it can be loaded with an insane amount of sugar when you purchase it from the store. This recipe is seriously easy and has just enough sugar to have a hint of sweetness, but not enough where it should come with a warning label! Plus, this recipe leaves room for creativity- you can really take the bare bones of this recipe and run with it! Add a little of this, a little of that, and you'll have your own favorite custom granola blend in no time!
I've become quite fond of collards in the past couple years, a vegetable I've never even heard of up until then. Simmered seems to be one of the most popular ways to cook them, and I can see why. They become tender and delicious, soaking up the flavor of the liquid and seasonings you cook them in.
In early December I took a trip to southern California for a seminar on allergy elimination (NAET) and of course while I was there I found a few foodie gems I thought I'd share with you.
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