Dr. Dawn’s Healthy Breakfast Scramble

Recipe (gluten-free, paleo, ovo-vegetarian) This quick and easy, 1-pan breakfast scramble is healthy, delicious, and contains many ingredients found to help reduce inflammation. Be sure to use only organic, cage-free, humanely-raised hen eggs to ensure there are Omega-3 fatty acids in the yolks. Otherwise, the eggs could promote inflammation rather than reduce it. (You cannot … Continue reading Dr. Dawn’s Healthy Breakfast Scramble


Steps to Healthy Weight Loss

The holidays are fast approaching and we all will be tempted by high-sugar, high-fat treats. On average, people gain 7 to 15 lbs over this time of the year. Not only that, but this high sugar intake depletes our immune systems, leaving us more vulnerable to seasonal colds and flu's. This guideline is meant to encourage … Continue reading Steps to Healthy Weight Loss

Nutrients Depleted by Pharmaceutical Medications

As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I prefer to seek natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals for myself and my family, and I love helping patients do this as well, in order to reduce or eliminate their need for drugs. But this is not always possible with every patient, condition or medication. Contrary to what some may think, I … Continue reading Nutrients Depleted by Pharmaceutical Medications


Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way

Vegan and Paleo diets are the two fastest growing styles of eating in the U.S. these days. Why?  Because we are realizing that our Standard American Diet (a.k.a. “SAD”) is sorely devoid of many vital nutrients, while being full of processed and chemical ingredients that harm our bodies, promoting chronic illness. Both camps, vegan and … Continue reading Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way


Optimizing Weight Loss with Hormonal Balance

Published in Tampa Bay Wellness, Feb 2014 Are you struggling with losing weight? We all know that there is no magic pill, potion or powder. And I am not here to tell you there is. Any long-term successful weight loss program requires a healthy eating plan and a program of regular exercise. However, there is … Continue reading Optimizing Weight Loss with Hormonal Balance


Easy-to-Digest Foods for Upset Tummies, updated

(published in Tampa Bay Wellness, April 2013) Do you have a “touchy” digestive system? Many people struggle with digestive problems. This could include anything from an occasional mild stomach upset, stomach flu, or food poisoning, to morning sickness, frequent attacks of gall bladder, gastritis, colitis or irritable bowel. Or even the side-effects of chemotherapy treatment. … Continue reading Easy-to-Digest Foods for Upset Tummies, updated


Chocolate Decadence Smoothie

(recipe:  vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free) Sometimes you just have to have some Chocolate!  This green smoothie is a great way to quell your worst chocolate cravings AND have your body thank you! Chocolate Decadence: 3 large handfuls spinach, romaine or leaf lettuce 1 apple, core removed 1 cup almond milk 2 Tbsp cacao powder (raw, if … Continue reading Chocolate Decadence Smoothie