Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

What to Eat for a Healthy Mouth and Teeth

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Confused? There is so much information out there on the oral microbiome and how to achieve a healthy mouth and strong teeth, it can be mind-boggling. My approach is quite simple. I favor the traditional healing systems such as Ayurveda because they are as natural and simplistic as you can get. Below, I listed my personal […]

Bone Broth – The Ultimate Collagen for Slow Aging.

Sipping bone broth may contribute to a more youthful glow but more importantly, it is powerful for the immune system and brain function. Broth has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years but recently gained popularity due to the rising attention of paleo and ketogenic diets. The warming and nourishing effect of broth […]

How To Use Himalayan Pink Salt

Once you hit a certain age, certain foods will intensify the aging effects you are feeling and seeing. However, if you choose your foods wisely, you can slow down the aging process and enjoy several more years of pain-free mobility, strong digestion, healthy cognitive function, and ultimately, lustrous and strong hair, skin, and nails.   Healthy […]

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Binges and Bloats!

Blast the Bloats and Binges with These Tips. Bloating and heartburn after holiday meals takes the fun out of festivities. Sometimes these are caused by binging from mindless eating or emotional triggers. You can be so caught up in conversations during the office holiday party and before you know it, you’ve consumed far too may cocktail […]

Make Your Own Immune Tea or Soup with Less Than 5 Ingredients!

The Ginger Immune Tea I always keep ginger in my home. It’s my go-to root herb for general health. Ginger is a heating herb. It has a sweet, pungent taste and is an expectorant and diuretic. In Ayurvedic Medicine it will balance vata and kapha so if you are experiencing congestive colds, sinus issues, headaches, […]

The Fat “Triple P” Pancake

Protein-Pumped Pumpkin Pancakes (The Fat Triple “P”) Since it’s the season, I threw this together to give myself a little energizing treat before a workout. I made this gluten-free breakfast using my favorite protein powder. You may want to adjust the ingredient ratios according to how runny or thick you like your pancake batter! 2 […]

Simple Ways to Detox Without Being Stuck in the Bathroom. Detox is a Dirty Word (Part 4 of 4)

It’s been a long, busy winter of post grad education, clinical practice demands and some traveling. So finally, it is good to be back on this blog. So, better late than never! This series is one that is important to me because it is a huge game player in lasting health and longevity!  I’m sharing […]

Detox is a Dirty Word Continues….

It’s that time of year when we start to think “uh oh!” Holiday splurging on buffets and festivities is around the corner and visions of expanded waistlines and belly bloats trigger a reality check for the New Year’s resolution list. So I thought ‘no better time than now to get this info out to my […]

Beef Lovers’ Recipe for the Brain and Message from Dr. Melanie

My heartfelt support and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, those also affected by all the other recent natural disasters, all first responders, emergency crews and volunteers for your safety and recovery. I have chosen to support worldwide disaster relief charity, “All Hands Volunteers”.  They help families rebuild homes, schools, day […]

The Organ Purge: It’s Not Just a Colon Thing! (Part 2 of 4)

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Ok, get ready! This may be the longest of the four part series. (You will want to read this one to the end.) I couldn’t help myself.  And this is the short version. Stay tuned for the eBook- it’s in draft now! In my last blog article […]