Plant-based food isn’t boring. It’s filling and flavorful. Try mixing in one of my favorite plant-based recipes as your next main dish. Studies suggest a vegan diet can drastically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.Ingredients 1 Large sweet potato (about 1 pound) 1⁄2 Small red onion, cut into 1⁄4-inch dice (about 1/2 cup) 2 Small garlic cloves, minced (about 1 teaspoon) 1 (15-ounce) Can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained (about 11⁄2 cups) 1⁄2 Cup frozen or fresh corn kernels, rinsed 1⁄2 Teaspoon ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon ground chili powder, or to taste Sea salt 12... Read More
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Did you know every 40 seconds, someone dies due to heart disease? As the number one cause of death in the United States, many of my patients ask me how to live well. I tell them to picture wellness as a pie. Each slice has a purpose for balance and wellness. The slices I discuss include nutrition, physical activity, spirituality, community, and mindfulness.
In order for your heart to beat 115,200 times per day, it has to work without breaks. It doesn’t have the ability to stop and think about what it should... Read More
I often hear people say and I have said to myself many times, “eating healthy is expensive!” But, it wasn’t until I heard the rebuttal, “but so is being unhealthy,” that I had a mental shift! I decided that eating healthier for me and my family was a must. Now, let me be straight… we are far from perfect. We indulge on occasion, sometimes too much, but, as my Primary Care Physician told me, “strive for improvement, not perfection.”#1 — Set a budget
When my husband and I first created our weekly budget, yes, weekly – it keeps us accountable! I reviewed two months of spending on... Read More
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