Nutrition

  • 5 Best Mushroom Supplements to Keep You Healthy in 2021
    The medicinal use of mushrooms has been around in Asia for centuries. And true to the western world, we’re a bit slow on the pickup. But recently, the use of mushrooms for health purposes has taken the rest of the world by storm. This post is all about the best mushroom supplements to keep you…
  • Mexican Food Facts: Can Authentic Mexican Food Actually Be Healthy?
    Believe it or not, there’s more to Mexican food than tacos and burritos. All you need to do is spend a little time in the country to taste some of the most unique and exciting Mexican food. And it doesn’t come stuffed in a flour tortilla. I’m pretty sure some of these Mexican food facts…
  • Over 50 And Want To Stay Young and Healthy? Do This.
    Cathy Richards is an expert when it comes to the key things you need to think about when it comes to wellness and aging in a healthful manner. Mindset is a huge determinant of healthy aging. We tend to expect that things can be fixed quickly, but quick changes are not sustainable. It’s all about…
  • Podcast Ep 23: How to Reach Your Ideal Weight
      After we turn 30, we lose 1% muscle mass every year. The good news is that we can grow muscle mass at any age. If you have never worked out before or haven’t trained in a while, check out Get Strong Over 40, the only beginner strength training program made especially for women over…
  • Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity
    “What good is increasing how many years we have if we are living most of those years in rapid decline?” – Rachel Van Pelt  Dr. Rachel Van Pelt is a healthspan scientist and coach who helps people in midlife increase their healthspan through physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and self care.  I know what you are…
  • The Power of Ginseng
    Risa drinks ginseng tea every morning to start her day positively and full of energy. My mom makes ginseng chicken soup (often in the winter time) to boost blood and respiratory circulation. What exactly is this food? Ginseng is a root vegetable with a long stalk and green leaves. There are 11 different varieties of…
  • Seared Halibut with Mango Pico de Gallo
  • Turmeric Rice (Vegetarian or Vegan)
  • Cornbread Muffins (Vegetarian or Vegan)
  • Korean Inspired-Tofu Bulgogi
  • Grow An Organic Home Garden of Medicinal Herbs, Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Dr. Pamela Yee, MD is a functional medicine doctor who has been growing her own organic home garden for 12 years.  Functional medicine is a system biology-based approach to medicine whereby they search and treat the root cause of an illness.  Oftentimes, they will use food and herbs as medicine or for preventative measures.  She grows…
  • Simple, Realistic, Attainable Ways to Reach Your Weight Loss and Health Goals
    With so many diet options – keto diet, paleo diet, vegan, macrobiotic, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, and on and on and on. But, it’s not only about eating healthy food or clean eating. Having a healthy eating plan or weight less program to create a healthy lifestyle is only a part of the whole game plan.…
  • Cooked Vegetables Spinach Salad
  • Quinoa Black Bean Buddha Bowl
    I love making this very easy, simple dish! It’s super healthy and quick to make. You can also add your own ingredients, whatever suits your fancy. This is great to have for lunch or dinner.
  • How To Lose Weight To Get To Your Ideal Weight
    Now that many of us have put on the Quarantine 15, summer is here and we are ready to shed off the pounds.   Today, I am going to share some tips that will help you on your way.  I’m Risa Morimoto your host where we chat about innovative and holistic ways to optimize our health…
  • Alternatives to Ice Cream To Satisfy Your Summer Sweet Tooth Cravings
    Ice Cream is a favorite summertime snack for many of us.  What’s not to love?  It’s delicious!   But unfortunately it also has very high added sugar and fat content (no wonder it tastes so good!). The large amount of added sugar and high saturated fat content in your ice cream (and so many other…
  • Why Eating to Live to 100 Years Old is Important Right Now
    “The purpose of life is self-discovery.” – Darel Rutherford One thing I find very meaningful and rather surprising during this period with COVID-19 is that many people are showing up more real. As we experience a massive pause from the constant bombardment of highly produced advertising, live entertainment, sporting events, fashion shows and more, we…
  • Healthy Eating and the Healthiest Fruits: Melons
    Getting a dementia diagnosis is one of the moment you hope never to experience. Although usually by the time you get to the doctor’s, you pretty much know as there are signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and signs of dementia along the way. Families need to know the diffences between vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontal…
  • Blue Zone in Okinawa Japan: Keys to Longevity, Happiness and Living a Healthy Life
    Getting a dementia diagnosis is one of the moment you hope never to experience. Although usually by the time you get to the doctor’s, you pretty much know as there are signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and signs of dementia along the way. Families need to know the diffences between vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontal…
  • Celery Benefits: Holistic Approach to Healing
        If you suffer from digestive issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, you might want to include celery in your diet. Functional medicine and integrative medicine look at the whole body to heal what is ailing you. This includes what you eat. Celery juice benefits are numerous. It can help with inflammation, heals and…
  • How to Not Diet and Lose Weight Permanently in 2020
  • Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables – What to Buy Organic vs Non-Organic
  • Fresh Flounder with Spinach with Shiitake Mushrooms and Saute Tofu
    There’s nothing like an easy to make, easy to eat, healthy Japanese meal that you can make at home! My sister Kari has been the primary cook at home for our aging parents. Our parents are artists and also opened one of the first Japanese restaurants on Long Island (almost 45 years ago!) so amazing…