health boosting spices

4 Health-Boosting Spices I Always Have in My Pantry

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / July 23, 2018 /

I am a firm believer in using natural, whole, and organic foods as the first line of defense for superior health. That said, I’m also a realist. As the owner of my own medical practice, and as a full-time doctor, mom, wife, daughter, and sister, my life is busy, to say the least. I don’t have a lot of time to spend on complicated recipes and grocery bags full of supplements. That’s why I love to rely on certain spices.

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Chicken soup

Super-Fast Homemade Chicken Soup

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / February 8, 2018 /

We may never know the exact reason why chicken soup heals and soothes—but we know it does. Since you probably don’t have all day to make it from scratch, here’s my recipe that relies on a pressure cooker.

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Upgrade your health

8 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Health for 2018

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / January 11, 2018 /

It’s that time again—another New Year, another opportunity for renewal and reinvention. For many, the new year starts with a few weeks of inspiration followed by a return to unhealthy habits. Instead of making drastic resolutions, I find simple upgrades are easier to stick to and result in greater long-term success.

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A Doc’s Secrets to Eating for Energy

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / August 5, 2017 /

There are different ways to eat for energy, some healthy, others not so much. When I first became a doctor and spent many hours working in the emergency room, I used to turn to candy and multiple cups of coffee.

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Nut butter dream bars

Nut Butter Dream Bars

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / August 1, 2017 /

Another recipe that is good for breakfast or a snack, these bars come with 15 grams of brain-empowering protein.

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coconut milk chia pudding

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / August 1, 2017 /

This is one of my family’s favorites—you may want to double or even triple the recipe (it disappears fast). This also has healthy chia seeds, and is gluten- and lactose-free, which means that it provides energy without inflammation that can be caused by processed foods.

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Chia chocolates

Chia Chocolates

By Taz Bhatia, M.D. / August 1, 2017 /

Thanks to chia seeds, these chocolates have enough protein, healthy fat, and fiber to make a great breakfast or snack. They provide stable energy, without spikes or slumps that you get from sugary cereal or candy.

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