Keen on Quinoa

When I first tasted quinoa, more than 10 years ago, in a modest Peruvian diner in Paterson, New Jersey, I found the lightly grainy texture and earthy flavor a bit off-putting. Now, I eat quinoa at least three times a week.
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Nutrition Made Simple: Ten Foods for Better Health

As a Primary Care Physician in communities where heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are skyrocketing, this study quantifies the impact of unhealthy eating habits that I observe every day. The great news from this study is that taking control of your diet and your health may be as simple as focusing on just 10 foods and nutrients.
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From TV to the Kitchen – An Interview on “El Rincon de Isolda” (“Isolda’s Corner”)

Last week I had the privilege of being a guest on “El Rincon de Isolda” (Isolda’s Corner), a popular online show hosted by internationally renowned journalist Isolda Peguero.
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Back to The Heights

The idea of going back to Washington Heights – the neighborhood that meant so much to me as a child – was especially exciting as I would be giving my first DASH diet workshop of 2017 just blocks from the apartment where my Aunt Pat instilled in me a lifelong love of healthy eating and exercise.
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6 Easy Tips for A Healthy Heart in February and All Year Long

February is heart health month, and now is the perfect time to implement simple measures that could keep you healthy throughout the year and reduce your risks for heart disease.
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DASH-ing to Better Health At ACP

When I started my DASH Diet challenge several months ago, I had no idea of the transformation that I would experience physically and emotionally, nor of the positive ripple effect of my personal experience. It all began with an innocuous remark – or so I thought.
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