Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

How To Make Tofu Taste Good

  Soy has been viewed with controversy in the US for years. The truth is, scientific evidence has shown soy to be beneficial and protective as a plant protein source for decades. Asian countries that consume soy as a normal part of their diet, have less incidence of hormonal cancers (such as breast and prostate) […]

What Should I Eat

“What should I eat,” is a question my patients ask on an almost daily basis. With information overload on the internet and ‘public opinion’ invading evidence-based medicine, I thought it would be helpful for you to have some evidence-based suggestions that would make conscious eating more enjoyable and fulfilling while knowing you are also supporting […]

Reducing Stress Can Be As Simple As ABC

Over the past three decades, the stress level in our world has escalated.  This year, as the COVID19 Pandemic has unfolded, stress has taken center stage.  Research has shown stress to be an underlying risk factor for most of the common diseases in our society, in fact, 75 to 90% of all doctor visits have […]


“We read the world wrong and say it deceives us.” ~Rabindranath Tagore  A month ago, a headline from the New York Times read,” Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems.”  I have actually heard different versions of this statement in venues of medicine over the years.  When we approach our body as a betrayer, […]

Can Our Choices Save Us From COVID19?

As time passes, and the coronavirus continues to spread with a rising death toll, we must ask ourselves, what do we need to learn during this pandemic?  Any event with this level of magnitude arrives as a lesson for humanity.  To gain insight, will require us to apply self-reflection, critical thinking, and a large measure […]

Nourishment versus Ego-Gratification: What is Your Measure of Self-Worth?

The COVID-19 Pandemic, more than any other collective event in the history of our lives has informed us of the gaping difference between the terms “nourishment” and “ego-gratification.”   Ego-gratification is a feeling pursued by the masses when anxiety arises from being with oneself without worldly support. An example of this can be seen on social […]