Cucumber & Sweet Corn Salad

Do you have lots of corn, cucumbers and tomatoes leftover from this years garden harvest or your CSA box? Today’s post features a cool salad using cucumbers and sweet corn with an easy vinaigrette! Here’s a highlight of the health benefits of the cucumber, Cucumis sativus. They contain certain polyphenols called lignans that have been …

Cucumber Refresher

On hot days it is easy to become dehydrated. Staying hydrated by drinking enough water each day is something simple you can do to improve your health. Water makes up approximately 60 percent of our body weight! We need it to make up our organs, bathe our cells, keep joints lubricated and move toxins out …

Prescription Foods – Rx CSA

The Doctor’s Prescription for Whole Foods via Community Supported Agriculture Consistent with our philosophy of using whole foods to prevent and reduce chronic disease (1), some doctors in the Portland metro area can now prescribe food to their patients. This is being done through a pilot program launched by Zenger Farm who is partnering with …

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Serves ~6 What could be more refreshing than a tasty popsicle on a hot summer day? These popsicles are easy and fun to make! This particular recipe uses watermelon, peach and peppermint. Feel free to use your creativity and try using a combination of other fruits as well! One great thing about making your own …

Foods to Combat Inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary and important process that happens in the body. The redness, heat, and swelling that happen during injury are a protective response; a response that is designed to quickly repair and heal an injury. The body’s innate intelligence drives this necessary process. However, when inflammation isn’t quick, and targeted, it can cause …

The Food As Medicine Institutes Food Philosophy

Welcome to “The Doc’s Kitchen” Blog! We are excited to be able to provide healthy recipes and articles on food as medicine to the community to further our mission of educating and empowering people in their food choices. This first blog post describes our food philosophy at The Food As Medicine Institute. Keep an eye …