Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category


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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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Dec 20, 2020

It’s the holiday season and it is very challenging to keep our diets healthy.  Roasted cauliflower and fresh kale come together in this salad recipe designed to keep your heart healthy and your belly full. Serves 4. Enjoy! Ingredients Cauliflower Topping 1 lb. cauliflower florets 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Salad 1/4 c. lemon juice 3 tbsp. extra […] 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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Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Watermelon Rind Salad

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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