Hormesis, when a little bit of stress is good…

  The human body is incredible. It is designed to continuously adapt to and thrive in a largely unpredictable environment. Welcome to the powerful concept of eustress – or hormesis: the physiological phenomenon whereby the body derives long-term benefits and strength from short, potent episodes of challenge or stress. Hormesis is a term that has...
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Meatballs with Saffron Sauce

  My mom cooks the best meatballs in the world! I have enjoyed her recipe since I was a child and now when I go back to Spain the “albóndigas” are always in the fridge waiting for me. It is a simple recipe, here it goes: Ingredients: Meatballs • 1 pound ground beef or turkey...
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Mindful Eating, Source of our Food and Superfoods with Dr Arland Hill

Hi all! This is a great video I recorded with Dr Arland Hill to summarize the key components of Mindful Eating, how important the source of our food is and our favorite Superfoods. Check the video here. Hope you enjoy it! THE BLOG For additional recipes and inspirational functional medicine insights direct to your inbox,...
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The Power of Glutathione and Why We Need it

  Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in our body. It is critical for Phase 2 Liver Detoxification. It is made thanks to a process called Methylation. It requires the following nutrients: glutamine, glycine, selenium, B6 and cysteine. Glutathione conjugates heavy metals such as: lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum to escort them out of the...
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White Beans with Vegetables and Fish

  I love legumes, they are full of fiber, some anti-cancer properties and they are a great way to rest from animal protein. Actually, I recommend my clients to have one meatless day a week, and legumes are a great way to accomplish that. Take a look at my previous recipe using lentils for one...
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What is Inflammation? The Beginning of Everything…

  In order to understand what Inflammation is, let’s talk about the Immune System first: Both detective and defender, the immune system’s primary job is to Tolerate and then NOT react! It accurately identifies a real threat via molecular structures. It is internally regulated and balanced. Inflammatory signals are counterbalanced by anti-inflammatory signals; strong innate...
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Health Tips When Working from Home

  We find ourselves working from home very often (if not always!) these days…and it could be a blessing. Here are some useful tips to bear in mind when we are working from the comfort of our homes: 1. Implement a daily schedule and own it. Remember to take breaks! It’s important to build a...
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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

  This is my 100th blog!! So, I would like to celebrate with a yummy dessert recipe! Ingredients: • ½ cup ground oatmeal (ideally, organic gluten free rolled oats) • ½ tsp of baking powder • ½ tsp cinnamon • ½ pumpkin spice • ¼ cup canned pumpkin • 2 tbs coconut milk • 3...
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An Epidemic of Metabolic Dysfunction

  An epidemic.
40-50% of American adults have prediabetes or worse. 1980 was an inflection point for the epidemic. Also, from 2001- 2011, T2D increased from ~3% to 45% of total adolescent diabetes diagnoses. Insulin resistance emerges in American adults ~13 years prior to a T2D diagnosis. In children, this may be in less than two...
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Bone Broth with Rice and Peppermint

  This dish is a great option for celebrations. It is easy to make and fantastic to savor, while providing the benefits of a good broth sprinkled with amazing “hierba buena” (ie. peppermint). The rice also adds consistency to the broth for those who want that extra flavor and richness. Ingredients: • 4 organic chicken...
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