Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category


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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Spice Up Your Life!

Dec 9, 2020

In traditional Chinese food culture, five spice cooking is used during the cold winter season to flavor warming meats such as beef or pork. The combination of 5 spices vary slightly based on geographical region or taste preferences. The first four are cinnamon, clove  fennel seeds, and star anise. In central China where they prefer […] Read More »

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Benefits of Watermelon

Sep 3, 2020

Cool down and give your kidneys the support they need this summer. Eat watermelon! It is high in antioxidant lycopene and amino acid citrulline. Both are excellent for cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure. Watermelon is a natural diuretic, helping to increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: Immunity Diet

Aug 20, 2020

COVID-19 is a tenacious virus. In California, we currently have over 640,000 cases of coronavirus with over 11,000 deaths. Since early March, we have been sheltering in place, social distancing and wearing masks. Yet the numbers of infected are staying high. I’m sure we are all thinking: how can I keep myself healthy until we […] Read More »

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How To: Change Your Oil

Jun 26, 2020

If you’ve ever owned a car, you know that oil changes are an important part of your regular vehicle maintenance. Investing in new, quality oil helps your car to run more efficiently and saves you trouble later on down the road. The surprising thing I’ve found in my practice is that most of my patients […] Read More »

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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Kidney Beans

Feb 21, 2020

Most of what we eat and drink nowadays comes ready to sit on a shelf or hang out in your refrigerator for several months, if not years. I can’t argue that this isn’t convenient in many ways, but it’s definitely not how our bodies evolved to eat and drink. Food (the natural, untouched stuff that […] Read More »

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Sugar Is Not Your Friend

Feb 14, 2020

I recently visited some friends and ended up varying my usual eating habits. That is to say, I went off into the (sugar-laden) deep-end! It started innocently, with just a few bites of cheesecake here and there, but the sugary treats kept coming. Let’s just say, it helped me to re-learn some very interesting lessons […] Read More »

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Start the New Year with an Easy Detox Program!

Jan 1, 2020

Happy New Year to all! I hope that 2020 is off to a great start for all of you! I know that for many of us, the last few weeks of 2019 were unusually full of indulgences. Whether you filled up your plate with sugar cookies, attended wine and cheese parties, enjoyed extra portions of […] Read More »

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Winter Hydration

Dec 10, 2019

Compared to the rest of the country, we may not have a full-fledged winter here in San Francisco, but the weather still gets cold enough that people pile on their sweaters and cozy up inside. The colder temperatures also mean an increase in the amount of heat being pumped into our houses and work buildings. This […] Read More »

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