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VIDEO: Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition & COVID-19 with Dr. Berkson & Dr. Maristany

Your genetics can tell a lot more about your health, personal use of nutrients and foods, and lifestyle recommendations than you may think. To dive deeper into this topic, Dr. Eduardo Maristany joined Dr. Lindsey Berkson, on her podcast and YouTube show to discuss genetics, medicine, nutrition, and how they play a role in COVID-19. To listen [...]

Supermarket shopping: 5 tips to shop quickly, eat healthy

Go right to recipes For many people, supermarket shopping is a mundane, mindless activity, much like showering, taking out the trash or washing dirty laundry. That is part of the problem.  Shoppers often go to the grocery store without a plan. They graze up and down each aisle, tossing food and drinks at [...]

VIDEO: THE REALITIES OF COVID-19: Discrediting Hoax Rumors & Debunking Conspiracy Theories

The coronavirus pandemic has altered our way of life and left many searching for answers.  In this video interview, Dr. Linsey Berkson interviews Dr. Payam Nabizadeh, an ICU doctor in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in internal and critical care medicine as well as pulmonary disease, and Dr. Eduardo Maristany, a board-certified internal medicine and functional medicine physician at Naples [...]

Functional Medicine 101: Part 1 – What is functional medicine?

What is functional medicine? First, let’s start by defining the type of medicine most familiar to people. Conventional medicine involves physicians treating symptoms and diseases using over-the-counter and prescription drugs, surgery, radiation and other means. You’ve probably also heard it called Western or traditional medicine. [...]

Grain-Free Berry Crisp

Ingredients: BERRIES  7-8 cups organic mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries)  3 Tbsp organic maple syrup  2 Tbsp organic arrowroot starch (or cornstarch or gluten-free flour)  1 Tbsp organic lemon juice CRISP  1 cup organic almond flour (or almond meal)  ⅔ cup shredded or desiccated coconut (or sub almond flour or rolled oats if OK with grains)  1 cup roughly chopped organic pecans (or other nut of choice)  ½ cup coconut sugar (or organic cane sugar)  ½ tsp sea salt  [...]

Healthy Orange Chicken (Paleo + Gluten Free)

Looking for a lighter version of one of your take-out favorites? Make this organic orange chicken recipe, courtesy of The Clean Eating Couple, and pair with your favorite green veggies for a healthy dinner at home! Ingredients: 2 lbs organic, free-range boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 cups organic steamed broccoli [...]

Vegan Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients: 1 cup diced organic onion Organic oil or spray, for sautéing 1 tbsp minced organic garlic 2/3 cup dry organic lentils 1 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 tbsp organic taco seasoning optional 1/2 cup roasted diced sweet potato gluten-free taco shells or lettuce cups optional toppings, such as salsa, [...]

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