functional medicine chris kresser

Functional Medicine – An Interview with Chris Kresser

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Kresser on more than one occasion about the serious state our health care is in and the role of Functional Medicine. Chris and I share similar views about the need for allied providers, like nutrition consultants and health coaches, in supporting those with chronic disease and the necessity of returning to a …

7 Reasons Why I Prescribe Bone Broth for Autoimmune Disease

You may have heard about the health benefits of a good bone broth, but what exactly is the magic behind the broth? And why do Dr. Brighten and I recommend bone broth to nearly all of our autoimmune patients? How two little amino acids help us heal Bone broth can be a therapeutic food for gut healing because of the …

Best Fats for Hormones

Now that fat is back with a vengeance in the mainstream media (thanks, Time Magazine), I feel like it may be time to talk a little bit more about it: the types of fat that are considered healthy to consume and just how much you should be eating. Fat is Good for You & Your Hormones I’ll keep this brief. …

Natural Medicine for the Win! Best General Practitioner 2015

I am so unbelievably thrilled and full of gratitude to have been voted the Best General Practitioner in Oakland & East San Francisco Bay again! This is my second year of receiving this honor and am humbled by your appreciation for what I do. I wish I could hug you all!!! But you know what makes this really cool? It’s …

8 Truth Bombs About Fat

Fat is necessary. It just is. But people will definitely try to tell you otherwise. I can remember (not too long ago) the great lengths that the media, nutrition field and doctors would go to in order to keep fat out of our diets. “Fat causes heart disease.” “Dietary fat will raise your cholesterol.” Or…”Eating fat will make you fat.” …

Star-Spangled Burgers

I pretty much could not resist the opportunity to have fun with cookie cutters and burgers. I had been thinking that my cookie cutters were just collecting dust since my son was diagnosed with an egg sensitivity, among others. These Star Burgers were a fun way to mix it up and my toddler really enjoyed making them with me. If …

Spinach Burgers with Olive Relish

Confession: I mix greens into ground beef pretty much all the time. My toddler will eat the burger. Everything else, well, there’s no guarantee. Now don’t get me wrong, my son is pretty much a dream eater by toddler standards (minus the food in the hair and on the floor and on the back of the chair… sigh). But he’s not always …

Recipe: Sweet Potato Noodles with Bacon

Does the thought of what to eat for breakfast leave you staring into your fridge or feeling flustered in the morning? You’re not alone. My patients often report that breakfast is the most difficult meal for them every day. Why? There’s a lot of reasons (and I’m sure you have your own), but some of the most common reasons are …

Quick Coconut Blueberry Yogurt

My son has struggled with food sensitivities since birth. Even while he was exclusively breastfed, he would react to certain foods that I ate, with dairy being the worst. His primary symptom was extreme congestion (yeah, I’m talking about two parents not sleeping, taking shifts to allow their infant to sleep vertical at night kind of congestion), but he also …