Functional Medicine. A New Day to Feel Better!

Bright Spring Salad


  • 1 bunch asparagus, tender parts, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • A few handfuls of salad greens
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ avocado, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup chopped, toasted pistachios
  • ½ cup roasted chickpeas
  • Fresh herbs, for garnish (basil, mint and/or chives)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Try using organic ingredients to avoid those nasty pesticides and preservatives. They will make you feel crappy and are just unhealthy.

National Food Allergy Week May 9th – 15th

According to Food Allergy Research and Education, an estimated 32 million people have food allergies.

1 in 10 adults; 1 in 13 children

Severe signs of an allergic reaction:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of tongue or throat
  • Hives

Usually less severe signs:

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Allergen Testing: Many companies offer IGG and IGE food allergen tests. Consult your doctor for more information.

Elimination Diet: Consult your doctor for the best elimination diet for you. Eliminating processed foods, non-organic foods and known inflammatories like dairy and gluten are a good way to start.

If you think you’ve had an allergic reaction, call your doctor, 911 or go to the emergency room.