Chicken Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

  I love this recipe. Easy to make, great balance of micronutrients, some superfoods and excellent for all occasions (ie. Parties, family meals, etc.). Ingredients (to serve 4): • 4 Organic Chicken thighs with no skin and no bones cut in small pieces • Salt and pepper to taste • Extra virgin olive oil •...
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Exclusive Interview by Suburbs101

  I was recently interviewed by Suburbs101 about my experience moving from Houston to Rye, NY. We also talked about what I love about living in Rye, my family and my work as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. I love living in Westchester where I can serve the community as a health coach and also...
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Hormonal health: What can we do about it?

  Hormonal health is primarily about balance vs. absolute levels of any one hormone at any point in time. Cholesterol is the starting point (LDL specifically) of all sex hormones. Hormones are made overtly by glands (e.g. testosterone in testes for men; estrogen and progesterone in ovaries in women; both sexes make progesterone in the...
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Turkey Chili

  This is a yummy and simple recipe for these Fall and Winter months. Full of fiber, superfoods, anti cancer ingredients, gut healing foods and awesome flavor! Ingredients: • 1 lb lean ground turkey • ½ yellow organic onion • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 4 Tbsp chili powder (increase to taste if...
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Why do we need optimal levels of Vitamin B12?

  Vitamin B12 is essential for multiple biochemical process of human body. This is why we need optimal levels of it. But B12 doesn’t work in isolation. These are some key aspects about B Vitamins in general: 1. B vitamins perform a “symphony” in the body. Typically we cite 8 as vitamins: B1, B2, B3,...
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One habit at a time. Constantly

  Doing the basic, the fundamentals, right, is the best kept secret about longevity. I work on this foundation with my clients from Day 1 and I encourage them to take action EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. One habit at a time. What really matters is not what you do every now and then but what you do every...
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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

  There are so many different factors that may have an impact on weight loss. We can’t tackle weight loss in isolation. First, we need to assess what may be in the way by looking at root causes and then address those aspects. Only then we will see a change on the scale and we...
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Tuna Salad with Roasted Peppers

  This is a simple but delicious salad for all year round. I don’t recommend eating tuna very often since it may contain mercury. Choose wisely, selecting a high quality canned tuna for a nice dose of Omega 3s. There is plenty of protein in this salad, along with eggs for some choline. Peppers and...
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Cardiovascular health. What matters?

  When it comes to taking care of our heart, let’s take a look at the few things that matter most: The cardiovascular system is composed of the heart, the blood, and the blood vessels. Basically, a pump, miles of distributed hoses, and a priceless liquid. The heart is a very large, electrically stimulated muscle,...
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The Amazing Properties of Pumpkins

  Pumpkins have outstanding nutritional value. According to Dr.Fuhrman: Pumpkins Contain Carotenoids Important for Immune Function Pumpkins and related squashes are good sources of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants belonging to a group of pigments called carotenoids. • Carotenoids defend the body’s tissues against oxidative damage, helping to prevent chronic diseases and premature aging....
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