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Avoiding the Flu

If you haven’t gotten sick yet, and don’t want to, here are five simple steps you can take to decrease your family’s risk of getting and spreading the flu

Weekly Roundup: Welcome, Spring!

March 20 marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. If we were to get scientific about things, the first day of spring is actually called “the spring equinox,”…

What Is Lifestyle Medicine, And Why Is It On The Rise?

What is lifestyle medicine? More and more, patients are turning away from pills and towards integrative medicine. Lifestyle medicine is becoming a more mainstream practice. It is no longer a far-fetched idea.…

The Lowdown On Diabetes

So what exactly is diabetes? How does it work? And what effects does it have on the body? Diabetes occurs when a person has high blood sugars for so long, that they…

How To Stop Stress Eating For Good, Part 2

In a previous article, I addressed the definition of emotional eating, how to identify the differences between emotional and physical hunger, and ways to combat stress without reaching for food. However, the…

Top 10 Tips for Your Heart Health

As a cardiologist, I talk about lifestyle and heart health every day. Patents frequently ask me what changes they can make to improve their heart health. I know that many of my…

Popular Recipes

Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Pasta e Fagioli Soup

“Pasta e fagioli” or “pasta and beans,” is robust and filling, perfect for a cold winter day.

Kenyan Beans and Rice

In Kenya, this dish would be called mahragwe (simply “beans” in Kiswahili). It’s an extremely simple stew of kidney beans, coconut milk, tomatoes, and curry spices. It’s easy to make and even easier to eat.

On-The-Go Breakfast Pudding

It only takes a few minutes to prepare but the overnight wait in the fridge makes this healthy breakfast taste like a chilled dessert.

Simple Basil Pesto

I adore fresh pesto. It is so easy to make and brings incredible flavor to everything: pasta, sandwiches, grilled vegetables, rice, pizza—it’s an addition of something lovely every time. Traditional pesto calls for Parmesan cheese but this one simply omits it and ups the ante with extra pine nuts and lemon.  Besides, shouldn’t the basil be the star?

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