Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category


Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Spring Vegetable Stew

Mar 23, 2022

In grocery store produce sections and farmers’ markets around the Bay Area, signs of spring are all around. It’s time to make good use of the fresh, vibrant new vegetables and fruits available to us. This Spring Vegetable Stew showcases white asparagus, cranberry beans, scallions and fresh herbs. Ingredients 1/4 pound thin white asparagus, cut into 1-inch […] Read More »

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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Golden Soup

Dec 20, 2021

This wonderful, easy-to-make soup is cozy, bright, and healing with power-foods like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews. Tumeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, with several proven health benefits – improve joint inflammation/arthritis, redcue depression, support heart health, and protect against cancer and Alzheimer’s. Cauliflower is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. It also provides antioxidants and […] Read More »

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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Nov 21, 2021

Pumpkin one of my favorite seasonal squashes because it is rich in the vitamins and minerals that support our immune system and have calming effects on our nervous system (beta carotene, vitamins C/E/B6, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper.) Eating pumpkin during the holidays is a tasty way to stay healthy and less stressed. […] Read More »

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Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

Nov 11, 2021

The numbers are startling: More than 100 million American adults have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. It’s not surprising that a great deal of research is trying to figure out how eating habits affect diabetes risk. Here’s the latest: Rise and Dine A review of studies with 96,175 participants, published in The Journal of Nutrition, found that […] Read More »

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Cashews Are Good For You

Sep 28, 2021

You can have your nut and eat it too! Guess which nut has calming and anti-aging properties, lowers blood pressure and lowers cholesterol (triglycerides)? Cashews! Finding a tasty snack that also happens to be healthy can often feel like a challenge. Some sneaky options that seem nutritious like to hide downsides under their delicious flavor. This is […] Read More »

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Not Too Sweet: Sugar and Inflammation

Sep 2, 2021

Many factors influence the inflammatory response, including lack of sleep and exercise, poor health of the gut microbiome, excess weight, and persistent stress and exposure to toxins, pollutants and some medications. What we eat and drink also plays a significant role, including (surprise!) excess intake of added sugar. People with diets rich in refined sugar may be increasing their risk […] Read More »

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Back To Basics: The Benefits of Water

Aug 19, 2021

Summertime is a good time to review the importance of drinking enough water. Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day. Water is such a common part of our lives that we take it for granted. We rarely think about water, so most of us […] Read More »

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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Asian Quinoa Salad

Jul 7, 2021

Summertime is here and it is the best time of year to enjoy salads. Here is a salad that is fresh, light, and perfect for a simple lunch or dinner. It can be made in advance, which makes it a great meal prep salad. Just don’t dress the salad until you are ready to eat. […] Read More »

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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Vegetarian Walnut Meatballs

Feb 24, 2021

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has viewed walnuts as a brain food. One of the oldest principals of Chinese herbal medicine says that eating foods that resemble parts of the body can actually benefit that body part. The surface of the walnut resembles the crinkled brain surface, so this is why it is believed […] Read More »

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Reboot 2021

Jan 14, 2021

Feeling in need of a reboot this New Year? Follow these 5 simple, sustainable steps: Eat Whole-Foods and Boost Fiber Get your nutrients from actual food sources. Eat at least five servings of veggies and one piece of fruit daily, boost overall fiber, get at least three to four ounces of lean protein through animal […] Read More »

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