Infinity Dream Scholarship

To apply for the Infinity Dream Scholarship, you must be a current graduating senior of Garden Grove High School. There will be a preference for students planning to pursue the medical profession or entrepreneurship. Applicants must have a High School GPA of 3.5 or greater. Preference will be given to applicants who have shown involvement in high school and community activities.  

7 Effective Ways to Cut Your Sugar Addiction!

The #1 Public Enemy to weight management is...you guessed it, SUGAR! Below, I'll list some easy ways to cut your sugar addiction and get your weight back! Sugar, in its natural state, is important for our body to function properly. However, if it's processed and added to our food, that causes a LOT of trouble! Added sugar is not just in sweets, it's EVERYWHERE, even in places you would never...

5 Teas for Weight Loss

In America, tea is tea. The most well known is the finely ground gunpowder known as Lipton that is an assault to the senses...in a BAD way.  However, in places like Japan, the UK, and many parts of Asia, tea leaves are so nuanced and full of intriguing flavors. Additionally, some teas even have some health benefits--like reving up your metabolism, decreasing hunger, relieving stress, and...

Oils & Fats – Ways to Reduce Fat in Your Diet

Fats tend to get a bad rap because there are good fats and bad fats. However, it's also good to limit some of your fats consumption. Below are a few ideas on how to do this! Consider making these changes to reduce fat in your diet: Add variety to your sandwich! Ditch the mayonnaise and full-fat cheese, and replace with: • Slices of avocado • Hummus spread, been spread, and red pepper spread...

Oils & Fats – How and When to Use Them

Oils and fats have a bad rap and are high in calories (1 tsp oil = ~50 calories!) However, fats also have many benefits. Additionally, not all fats are created equal.  Did you know that the sugar industry played a LARGE role in this bad reputation? This started back in 1965 when the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) funded its first research project that was later published in New England Journal...

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...

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...

Coronavirus: Preventative Tips and Herbs to Help your Immune System

Everyone is talking about the novel coronavirus disease (abbreviated COVID-19). The virus that causes this disease is named "SARS-CoV-2". Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses from various animal species, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can infect humans, like the current SARS-COV-2 has. The epicenter of the outbreak has been linked to the large...