All posts by Dr. Elizabeth Korza

Coconut Chai Pudding

Recently, I’d been having a hard time finding a local, reliable source for organic bulk culinary spices so I decided to try ordering some online from Mountain Rose Herbs. When my package arrived, I was thrilled to open each spice packet, smell all the mouth-watering scents and spend the time refilling my spice jars. To […]

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Ginger Lime Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup

So, it’s the start of winter/summer here in the Bay Area. This means at any given moment in the day it can be 55, windy and freezing cold or 75, sunny, hot and dry. Maybe we should call this Sinter? Wummer? Winmer? Suminter? As a result of this “season”, I find myself alternating between eating large amounts of raw vegetables salads and big bowls of hearty warming soups. Here’s one of those soups I put together last night – enjoy!

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Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus season is here! Did you know that asparagus is not harvested until 3 years after planting? And that white asparagus is just green asparagus that has been deprived of sunlight? Visit your local farmers market for fresh, organic asparagus. High in fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins C and K, it is a delicious, healthy […]

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Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash is rich in beta carotene, high in iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of calcium and folic acid. It also contains minute amounts of B vitamins. Kabocha seeds are very high in zinc, which is proven to minimize the intensity and duration of colds and flus. How to prepare Kabocha squash: (Works […]

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Are All Steps Created Equal?

We are underway at the office with our second exercise challenge. Each of us has set a personal weekly fitness goal, tracking our progress with stars on a chart—quite basic but effective.

Initially, my goal was some combination of 10,000 steps, a 90-minute yoga class or a 60-minute gym session 5 days a week. To help motivate me and based on the recommendation of a patient, I got myself a pedometer call the FitBit (www.fitbit.com). It helps me track my steps, physical activity and if desired, calories, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and sleep. It is simple, easy to use, relatively inexpensive and highly recommended.

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12 Quick Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

With Halloween behind us, we have officially entered into the holiday season. The days are shorter, the nights longer and cooler. Our clocks have changed. Social commitments are up and our adherence to dietary protocols is likely down.

The abundance of activities during this time of year threatens to knock us out of balance and push us back into a state of ill-health/dis-ease. Here, then, are a few tips to help you make it through to 2014 as healthfully as possible.

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