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Making 2019 a Nutrigineering Year

Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:30:32 AM America/Los_Angeles

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that January finds you all in good health.
I am very pleased to announce that as part of our drive to support the community’s journey in this 21st century disease-filled landscape, we’ve created an exciting six month calendar of activities designed to help improve your knowledge and skills to be able to support a life full of health and vitality.

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Detox Cocktail

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:29:39 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you ever feel that you are in a bind from all the holiday festivities and need to detox, check out this juice cocktail recipe I ask my patients to make and take. As a warning, this is tough to swallow but one 3-5 oz shot can make a world of difference and help reduce inflammation and improve detoxification!

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tips for after the holidays

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:16:45 AM America/Los_Angeles

Getting back on the Healthy Track after the Holidays Happy 2019 everyone and welcome to a new year of health and wellness! January is that special time of the year where we try our best to start on our best foot forward. It’s my opinion that if you feel good, the rest of the year just falls into place. Perhaps you overindulged in alcohol through the holidays? Here are some tips to get back on track for a healthier and cleaner you this 2019!

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Tips for Filipinos for Healthy Eating on the Holidays

Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles

For many of us Filipinos, the Christmas season by far our favorite time of the year. What I personally like most about this time is the feeling of joy I get as I hop from one Christmas party after another exchanging gifts and stories with friends and family but mostly seeing people who I have not seen in a long time and miss dearly. This season always reminds me of one of the important factors needed to live balanced lives: having supportive ties and relationships.

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3 Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips To Prepare for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:31:34 AM America/Los_Angeles

Last week I presented about the topic of applying Functional Medicine to support individuals planning for pregnancy. I would like to credit most of what I shared to the family team of Michael MD and Leslie Stone MD as well as their daughter, Emily Rydborn RD who have done the work of creating the evidence base on how to support pregnancies with precise nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Their company, Growbaby is an excellent resource for those wanting to have optimal birth outcomes for their future wives and children.

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4 Tips to Train Your Child to Eat Healthy

Monday, October 22, 2018 7:34:16 AM America/Los_Angeles

My work as a doctor often sees me working closely with parents and their children, helping change their diets to create a sustainable healthy eating lifestyle. Often though, my clinical team and I have experienced many forms of toddler, infant and childhood food rejection. Since children can be notoriously picky eaters, we’ve had a number of recipes that have failed miserably; half eaten soups, one-sip smoothies, among other not-so-successful recipes. Despite it all, we kept at it and jumped into the literature of what actually works for kids and at what age do these tricks work. In this blog, I’d like to share our experience and how we transition kids into eating real food.

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Weight Loss for the Millenial

Monday, October 8, 2018 7:17:58 AM America/Los_Angeles

In today’s more informed health circles, it is understood that weight is not just about what you eat and how much you eat. Our weight issues that we struggle with on a daily basis are caused by internal and external factors asking our bodies to adapt. This body-environment interaction is a key insight when we look into and talk about weight gain.

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Gluten-free Pancakes

Monday, October 1, 2018 10:17:09 AM America/Los_Angeles

Gluten-free pancakes are a very health conscious choice in cholesterol and Filipino breakfast choices like tapa, tocino, and longganisa. If you don’t want to feel sluggish after breakfast then Gluten-free pancakes are the best way to go!

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Food for a Healthy Mind: Nutrition For Depressed Patients

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:07:28 AM America/Los_Angeles

Last week we talked about some of the more technical kinds of depression, in this week’s wrap up on the topic of depression we'll tie it all together by giving a run down of the food lists that can support people who you think may have or are currently afflicted by depression.

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Lessen Your Chances of Mental Disorders through these Food Strategies

Monday, September 3, 2018 7:34:11 AM America/Los_Angeles

Our last blog post dove into the work of William Walsh and how his work with more than 30,000 patients afflicted by psychiatric and mental disorder allowed him to uncover biochemical patterns for the differing diseases. For the 2nd part of the series, we will dive into food strategies for improving gut function that helps improve nutrient absorption and lower brain inflammation for less chances of being affected by mental disorders.

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The 5 Nutritional Causes of Depression No One is Talking About

Sunday, August 19, 2018 8:39:06 PM America/Los_Angeles

Half a year ago, I came across and studied the work of a brilliant researcher and scientist, William Walsh, PhD who has been researching and working with patients with mental disorders for more than 38 years. While he was working with them he regularly collected blood and urine samples from more than 30,000 patients and examined the samples, which allowed him to get to the bottom of the nutritional imbalances found in psychiatric, mental and often depressed patients.

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Roasted Ratatouille

Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:02:45 PM America/Los_Angeles

In the spirit of eating a balanced meal, here is a recipe that includes many of the colors of our Nutritional Rainbow. A special mention goes to the Purple color that is known to support a number of functions in our body stemming from its abundance in nutrients called Anthocyanins. These pigments help reduce toxin load in the brain by acting as potent anti-oxidants. This ratatouille recipe showcases the use of an eggplant which is highly available in the Southeast Asian region.

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Is Ketosis for you? Understanding the Ketogenic Diet (Part 2)

Friday, July 20, 2018 12:52:38 AM America/Los_Angeles

Continuing from where we left off last week, the topic for this week will be a quick look at how to best optimize a Ketogenic Diet to your specific needs.

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Is Ketosis for you? Understanding the Ketogenic Diet

Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:17:54 AM America/Los_Angeles

Now that I’m back in Manila, one of the most requested topics people ask about is the Ketogenic Diet. Before diving in, it is very important to understand that nutrition is highly personalized and there is no one single diet that fits all. To know how best to optimize this particular diet to YOUR genetic make-up or simply know more about it, I’d like to dive into the science from a Functional Medicine perspective and provide easy tips at the end to know if this is the right eating program for you.

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Minestrone Soup

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:50:54 AM America/Los_Angeles

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a request teaching him how to cook healthy food. I decided to start him with soup recipes – they’re perfect for meal preps, have a pretty good margin for error and are extremely healthy. This Minestrone recipe was the first recipe I cooked in my Whole Food Production class at Bastyr University. It’s a tomato-based recipe full of plant phytonutrients. This recipe was adapted from the recipe of Cynthia Lair and her book Feeding for the Whole Family.

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5 tips on protecting yourself from chronic disease by eliminating gut bugs

Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:40:09 AM America/Los_Angeles

When we are born more than 100 trillion bacteria called the gut microbiome are seeded into our gastrointestinal tract as we pass through our mother’s birth canal. These bacteria come from different families and help our digestive tract improve our immune system, neurologic system, digestion and ability to remove toxins.

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Nutrigineering Rainbow Chicken Afritada

Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:29:19 PM America/Los_Angeles

This week were applying our theme of balanced nutrition into the Filipino favorite, chicken Afritada. Get cooking!

  • 3 tablespoons high-heat stable cooking oil (coconut, avocado or grapeseed)
  • 1-2 lbs. antibiotic-free, hormone-free chicken, cut into serving pieces

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Why Improper Digestion May Lead to Autoimmune Disease

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:28:12 AM America/Los_Angeles

Every week I see patients with chronic inflammatory conditions disguised under the names of Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Asthma, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis and others. All of these come under the umbrella of Autoimmune Disease or illnesses where the body’s immune system attacks itself. In this article I’ll be teaching you about how undigested food can trigger this ‘self-attack’ response leading to the conditions.

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Antioxidant Summer Smoothie Bowl

Monday, May 21, 2018 8:02:47 PM America/Los_Angeles

I spoke to a friend last week who was telling me about the summer heat that made it difficult for her to be productive during the day. On top of a 4-hour commute was her constant exposure to car pollution. Afraid of the long term consequences, she sent me a message to ask my advice.

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Dr. Rayms’ Mediterranean Quinoa

Monday, May 14, 2018 11:28:08 AM America/Los_Angeles

This fantastic Mediterranean Quinoa recipe was one of the first recipes I learned during my winter quarter attending Bastyr University . This recipe combines a variety of nutrient dense ingredients, diverse colors and yummy flavors making it my all time favorite to go to when i don’t know what to cook during the week.

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