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Antioxidants: For a Younger and Stress-Free You

What’s so special about antioxidants? Without antioxidants, we would die very young. Antioxidants stop and block free-radical damage to our body’s DNA, repairing our tissues and organs and to resist aging. Free radicals are normal byproducts of our body’s metabolism...

Food revolution: What’s on your fork?

By: Sonja N. Fung, ND The American diet is filled with calorie-rich and nutrient-poor foods. No wonder there is an epidemic of childhood obesity, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. People are overweight but starving! So what can we do about this crisis? The...

Heartburn Q&A

1) What causes heartburn? “Heartburn” or acid reflux, occurs when pressure from your stomach triggers the opening of the lower part of your esophagus (called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)) and lets acidic stomach contents back up and cause burning...

What is your Immune System telling you?

Author: Sonja Fung, ND The Fever Fallacy Contrary to popular belief, fevers are GOOD. Fever is a positive indicator that your body has the strength to fight off pathogens. A fever is part of your body’s defense mechanism and actually kills off bacteria and viruses...

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Coconut Banana Pudding

Author: Dr. Sonja Fung Here’s my dilemma. I’m going to my friend’s house for thanksgiving dinner and their children are gluten-free and dairy-free and I’m bringing dessert! One of my favorite thanksgiving treats is southern-style banana pudding. So after scouring the...

Family Health Q&A

1. I’m having a difficult time deciding what to pack for my kid’s school lunches. What are some healthy, easy options? When packing lunches include a protein, veggie, fruit and carbohydrate. Proteins can come in more sources than just lunch meat. Peanut butter and...

Breast Cancer- Knowing is Half the Battle

CANCER. There is hardly another word that evokes such powerful emotions. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of death. Cancer is complicated. Many factors contribute to a person developing...

Start your school year right with A+ answers.

In preparation for the school year and cold/flu season, what are the best immune building foods? Nutrition is the foundation of health. Make food your medicine, and medicine your food. Generally foods high in vitamin c and antioxidants are great immune boosters. Some...

Are You Done With Pain?

Author: Sonja N. Fung, ND Do you dread waking up every morning and taking that first step out of bed? Do you have to think about every movement you make throughout the day? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, musculoskeletal injuries cost the US...

Effects of Coffee, Soda, and Water

Author: Sonja Fung, ND 1. Does coffee increase breast cysts? There are no research studies that show that coffee intake increases breast cysts. However, there are studies showing that high caffeine intake (4-5 cups or more of coffee daily) increases the level of...

A Stroke of Prevention

Author: Dr. Sonja Fung Stroke is the third leading killer following heart disease and cancer, in the United States. More than 137,000 people a year die from stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. You probably know of someone or cared for someone who has...

The Importance of Adrenal Support

What are your adrenal glands and what do they do for you? Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys like a little hat. Adrenal glands work with the brain to mediate stress, produce energy, maintain weight and metabolism, control blood pressure, and secrete...

Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Author: Dr. Sonja Fung, ND The new year is coming once again and resolutions are stacking up; promises that sometimes never make it through the first month but manage to make the resolution list every single year. We always expect a better year than the last one, and...

Q&A Helpful Hints for a Happy & Safe Holiday

The holidays are here and so are the parties along with family gatherings filled with great food, fun, and maybe more than a few drinks. Here are some great reminders on how you can keep your holidays swinging and safe at the same time. 1) How much is too much...