Tag Archive for: Inflammation

Heart Health: Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women? While women may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease before menopause, that risk increases after menopause when estrogen, which…

What to Look for when Considering Supplements to Help Reduce Inflammation

Diet and lifestyle changes are my first step in reducing chronic inflammation, but sometimes they are just not enough.  Supplements can be a very helpful addition to an inflammation-reducing protocol when added to a diet rich in real, whole…

Coffee: An Anti-inflammatory Food for Many, But Not For Every One

Most of us think of our morning coffee as a reward for getting out of bed. It turns out that plain coffee can help reduce inflammation. Coffee is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals and decrease oxidative stress, key components…

This Is the Absolute Best Food for Fighting Inflammation, According to Registered Dietitians

I was recently interviewed for an article on www.Parade.com about the best food for fighting inflammation. While many foods are anti-inflammatory, think colorful plant foods, fatty fish, olive oil, coffee, tea, herbs, and spices, along with…

Vitamin D is a Superstar

I have been noticing two interesting trends in my practice. First, a lot of my clients are not being tested for vitamin D levels. Second, when they are being tested most of my clients are falling below the optimal range. Today I wanted to talk…

What Does Gut Health Have To Do With It?

In my own health journey and those of many of my clients, optimizing gut health has been game-changing. I want to share the experience of one client I worked with recently. She came to me with embarrassing bloating and gas, joint pain, brain…

Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Support Immune Health

I listened to an interesting webinar last week from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) about what we can do to improve our immune system as we wait and prepare for the vaccine. Some of us, including me, are going to have a bit of wait…

The Special Diet And The End of The Struggle

I was talking with a client this week who is following a therapeutic diet that is quite restrictive. In addition to a lot of digestive issues, she is struggling with a lot of feelings about having to follow this diet and finding that she starts…

Bone Broth

Somethings never change. I was looking back at some pictures from a year ago and snapped this as I finished bottling up some homemade bone broth and this morning I did the exact same thing. Cooking roasted bones (beef, turkey, pork, chicken,…

Stress: Sleeping, eating, exercising, and more during the pandemic

Here in the Bay Area we are in the middle of another stay-at-home order. For most of us, staying at home has come with both benefits and challenges. For me, one benefit is having my sons living at home again and one of my biggest challenges…
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Gluten-Free Diet: Is it working and am I doing it right?

Are you following a gluten-free diet and not feeling as good as you think you should or are you unsure if a gluten-free diet might be helpful for your particular situation?  I want to tell you about a client of mine who has been following…

Summer Sheet Pan Salad with Salmon

This recipe was inspired by Farmhouse Lab, a local organic dressing company. I tried out Farmhouse Lab's amazing consciously sourced and organic Sunny Avocado dressing after I was blown away by one of their sheet pan salads. I love sheet pan…

Ginger and Garlic Japanese Eggplant

This is super simple, not too spicy, eggplant dish that can be made gluten-free. It is a great side dish for a busy weeknight because it is quick to prepare. Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons ginger,…

Maryland Style Shrimp Bake

Old Bay seasoning is synonymous with Maryland crab boil. This simple shrimp bake is modeled on the same flavors. I had some amazing shrimp in the freezer. I made a small jar full of my own seasoning mix. It was a lot of spices to grind and bottles…

Oil Poached Salmon

Oil poaching is an easy way to cook fish and ensure that it will come out moist and tender. I chose one piece of wild-caught salmon that fed the whole table. The recipe will work if you use several small pieces. Ingredients Wild-caught…
2020 Barbara Sobel

Roasted Sardines with Lemon and Mint

I say sardines and most people think about the smelly canned sardines and make a face. Fresh sardines are delicious and are one of the fish that very are high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids (salmon, trout, anchovies, and herring are…

Ginger

Ginger is one of my favorite spices. It is warming and soothing., spicey and sweet. I love adding it to savory dishes like curry and soup. It is great for reducing nausea, cholesterol, joint pain, and inflammation while supporting blood sugar…

Chimichurri Sauce

I am a big fan of making fresh sauces and dressings because I can control the ingredients that go into them.  Chimichurri sauce can have a little punch (red pepper flakes) or not. Sensitive to garlic, you can use it or not.  Think cilantro…