High Fiber Cereal

  Prep 5 minutes Cook n/a Total 5 minutes INGREDIENTS For Cereal 1 cup almond milk, soy milk 1/2 cup of high fiber cereal Any cereal would do, look for cereal with low sugar, few ingredients (fewer than 4), and HIGH FIBER 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon For Toppings: 1 cup of FRUITS to sweeten cereal (oranges, bananas, berries; frozen ok) Chia seeds or flaxseed for fiber INSTRUCTIONS Place the...

Oatmeal

  Prep 5 minutes Cook n/a Total 5 minutes INGREDIENTS For the oatmeal: 1 cup almond milk, soy milk (or water also works) 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats. Don't use quick cooking oats as it will make the oatmeal mushy. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon For toppings: Your favorite granola 1 tablespoon drizzle of peanut butter Banana slices + berries to sweeten Chia seeds for fiber INSTRUCTIONS Place the...

Berry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  Prep 5 minutes Cook n/a Total 5 minutes INGREDIENTS For the smoothie: 1 ripe medium banana (frozen if you prefer) 1 cup frozen blueberries (or any berries) 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any nut butter you’d like) 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin if necessary For toppings: Your favorite granola Drizzle of peanut butter Extra banana slices + blueberries Chia seeds...

KonMarie Method

    The KonMari Method is Marie Kondo's minimalism-inspired approach to tackling your stuff category-by-category rather than room-by-room. There are six basic rules to get started: Commit yourself to tidying up. Imagine and visualize your ideal lifestyle. Ask yourself it it sparks joy. Finish discarding first. Before getting rid of items, sincerely thank each item for serving its...

7 Things to do at home in QUARANTINE

As COVID-19 social distancing and self quarantining continue, I find myself going a little stir crazy and very anxious. I am still going to work every day and seeing patients. When I am at home, I decompress by learning how to make infographics. Here are some things I came up with for things to do during quarantine to help with anxiety and stress: LEARN Learning a new skill can be extremely fun...

Building Good Habits in Quarantine

Never in the history of the world has the PAUSE button been hit. Yet, here we are in this unprecedented time. Now that this button has been pressed, one of the things I want to challenge everyone is to adopt ONE healthy habit that can be built upon after quarantine. How long does it take to build a habit? The answer is it depends on you! According to Dr. Maxwell Maltz's blockbuster hit book, it...

Acupressure for Sleep

Acupressure may be beneficial for insomnia. Acupressure involves using physical touch to stimulate pressure points, to promote wellbeing and health. You can stimulate these points with your hands or with a warm microwavable reusable heat pack.  If using your hands, you want to massage each of these points for 2 minutes. Repeat about 3 times every night as part of your sleep routine. If using a...

9 Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Sleep

Sleep is CRITICAL for mental health, physical health, and wellbeing. This is especially true in times of uncertainty when we are riddled with anxiety--eg the coronavirus pandemic. It is especially important during this time to get optimal sleep to strengthen our immune system. Poor sleep may decrease the activity of immune natural killer cell by 70% -- leading to immune system weakening. This can...