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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among kids and teens. “According to the most recent data, about 5,000 children and adolescents die by suicide – and those numbers are before the pandemic, which with the pandemic is exacerbating mental health concerns,” said Ravinderpal Singh, MD,…

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When Anailys Allones returned home from her two-week vacation to visit family, she did not expect to arrive home to a nightmare. It was the culmination of a months-long struggle to get the attention of the management at Residences at Government Center. The nightmare was mold, covering her co…

This fall, we recognize National Cholesterol Education Month - a time to reflect upon the importance of heart health and highlight the impact of high cholesterol on cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a cardiologist and physician researcher who feels passionately about diseases of the heart, mo…

The kiddos are heading back to school or perhaps even you may need some fresh new ideas for building a better lunch. Make sure you and your child get enough protein for those powerful amino acids, fiber from vegetables to feed your gut flora and keep you fuller longer to a healthy fat that k…

I’m not a big fan of snack bars or granola bars because they’re mostly densely concentrated sugars that provide little nutrition to the body and often spike blood sugar. But, if you want a quick go-to portable food to take to school or work or have for emergencies in the car – a protein bar …

For the last five years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of working at the prestigious Amen Clinics as their integrative nutritionist. I have learned so much about the absolute need for preventative health when it comes to preventing cognitive decline and other brain health issues like…

In the summer months, I like refreshing smoothies for breakfast. It’s really the only time of year that I like to have them. They are too cooling to the body in the colder months. But it’s important to build your smoothie in a way that nourishes your body on a cellular level. You can make a …

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays an important role in growth and development, immune health, neurological function, and reproduction. Research has also found that zinc may have significant therapeutic benefits in age-related degenerative diseases. 

This is my favorite dairy-free Tzatziki recipe. It’s deliciously creamy, refreshing and, best of all, even though it’s dairy-free, it tastes just like the original! Why no dairy? For some, they can have lactose intolerance or even an undiagnosed dairy allergy (that was me!). For others who m…