30 grams of fiber per day

FIBER is so critical for a health gut microbiome. I discuss more about the microbiome: click here to learn about microbiome or 8 steps to nourish your microbiome. If you are suffering from GI issues (such as constipation or irritable bowel syndrome), I always recommend getting at least 30 grams of fiber per day. Now, everyone is different so you should always talk to your doctor first. You can...

Poor Sleep, Insomnia, and What to Do

Not being able to sleep is one of the most frustrating, problematic issues to have. I get it, I have been there. The good news is, there are a few simple changes that may help improve your sleep drastically. The first is to identify what is causing your sleep issues. Often, it falls under one of these FOUR CATEGORIES: Your sleep environment, your sleep habits, your body, and your...

Metta Meditation – Loving Kindness Meditation

Metta meditation, also know as loving-kindness meditation, is a mindfulness based modality which helps deepens your meditation practice. My view on meditation is that there is no one meditation which is superior to others. Just as you need to exercise different physical muscles, you can utilize various forms of meditation to sharpen your mind muscle. I have linked a Scientific American article at...

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...