By a mom who happens to be a doc with an entrepreneurial spirit

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Straight from the source: Demystifying acupuncture

Straight from the source: Demystifying acupuncture

More facts about acupuncture   Last week we started talking about acupuncture, it’s history and the scientific research that backs its effectiveness. You can read about it here, if you had not gotten the chance yet! This week I wanted to take it a step […]

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

Can Yoga Impact my Health?   This week I would like to move from the microbiome and circle back to the topic of exercise. Specifically, let’s talk about the importance of yoga as part of your fitness regimen. I have made sure to incorporate this […]

Understanding The Gut Microbiome
Photograph by Michelle Ramirez of Tres Misterios Salinos, oil in canvas by Fernando Ureña Rib, 2001.

Understanding The Gut Microbiome

Understanding the gut microbiome and the importance of your intestinal flora   I hope everyone is enjoying these holiday days and, hopefully, a little time off! This week I wanted to talk about those friendly bacteria that live in our gut and the impact these […]

Coconut oil: healthy or not? Is virgin better?
Coconuts by Michelle Ramírez

Coconut oil: healthy or not? Is virgin better?

Coconut oil: healthy, beneficial and better if virgin? This week, we will swing back to our health topics and learn about fats: what’s good about them, what’s bad about them and what kinds of fat we should be eating. Additionally, we will talk about coconut […]

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?
Lunch in the garden, Urubamba, Peru By Michelle Ramirez

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?

Whether you are a busy professional or a busy mom, we all struggle to find time to prepare healthy nutritious meals. Often times we may end up choosing unhealthy snacks or meals just because it is faster and easier to get these. Many of you […]

When you are lying in bed and
Model of Incan house ceiling, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru Michelle Ramírez

When you are lying in bed and

you look at your clock for the fifth time. It is now 3am, but you are still awake. You have been tossing and turning all night. Sound familiar? It probably is at least vaguely familiar. We’ve all had an insomniac night here or there. Lying […]

All the leaves are brown
Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California

All the leaves are brown

Ahhh, yes. It’s that time of the year again, when the leaves start turning a beautiful brown, orange and yellow in the northern hemisphere. There is no denying fall is coming. As someone who grew up in the tropics, I can’t say I am a […]

On exercise and time

On exercise and time

Look at that little hummingbird, flapping his wings between 50-200 flaps per second. That is some cardio workout he has going there, with his heart beating at about 1200 beats per minute. What?!? I don’t see him complaining! Time I know what you are going […]