Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category


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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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Pumpkin Soup

Nov 1, 2019

Even here in Northern California, where the weather is 70 degrees and sunny for most of the year, it’s starting to really feel like fall. There are crunchy leaves on the sidewalks, more and more people are breaking out their puffy jackets, and autumn colors are everywhere! Jack-o-lanterns are finding their homes on porches and […] Read More »

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Head Back to Your Roots

Sep 20, 2019

Cold and flu season is around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to start worrying. Moving forward into the winter season, an easy way to stay healthy is to fill up with tasty root vegetables! Chinese Medicine always advocates living and eating with the seasons. This is ususally easiest for people to do […] Read More »

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Exploring Anti-Inflammatory Eating: Part 3

Sep 19, 2019

For the past two days I’ve been talking a lot about the anti-inflammatory way of eating that I recommend to many of my patients. It’s a lifestyle change that makes a big impact on your health and general well-being. I know this because I’ve seen countless patients experience relief after using this way of eating to detoxify […] Read More »

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