Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

The Health Benefits of Mesquite

Mesquite is a legume native to the Southwestern United States and South America.  Its pods can be ground to form a sweet flour and also used as a natural sweetener in baking and various recipes requiring a hint of sweetness to increase the depth of flavor. Mesquite powder is a high plant protein (11 to 17 %) […]

  Print The Best Vegan/Gluten Free Organic* Zucchini Bread makes 2 loaves*Use organic ingredients! Course Dessert Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 12 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup almond milk 1/2 cup applesauce 3/4 cup jaggery sugar(available at an Indian […]

Is Our Health Crisis Really a Crisis of Consciousness?

  It’s another day at the office.  Sue, a 58 year old postmenopausal female patient wants to know why she has mental fog and a thickening waist.  Her skin is breaking out, hot flashes awaken her every night at 3 am leaving her tired and depressed for the day.  “I never thought getting old was […]

  Print Garbanzo Bean Curry Course Main Course Cuisine Indian Servings 4 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 1 cup dry garbanzo beans or 3 cans cooked 1 can chopped stewed tomatoes or 2 med tomatoes roughly chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped and rested for 10 min 3/4 tsp turmeric powder […]

Medicinal Qualities of Cilantro and Coriander

Cilantro as an herb and coriander as the whole or ground seed of the cilantro plant have many medicinal qualities.  The powder is used as a spice in Indian curries and as a garnish in most Indian dishes.  Mexican food also uses cilantro liberally in salsa and guacamole, and many Mexican dishes.  The leaves taste […]

Invoking the Sacred

  We can all agree that Medicine is not what is used to be.  Public opinion has replaced scientific evidence, and in the current medical system, even science is not given the regard that is expected.  If it was, the traditional health care system would pay attention to the scientific evidence accumulated over decades, about […]

Rajma

  Print Rajma A wonderful, timeless, kidney bean dish. Course Side Dish Cuisine Indian Prep Time 8 hours Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes Servings 4 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 1 cup dry kidney beans washed and soaked overnight in 4 cups water 4 cup water 1 med red onion […]

The Medicinal Qualities of Avocados

Plant protein is a powerful source of nutrition.  Plant protein helps our body repair breaks in DNA caused by carcinogens on a daily basis (animal protein inhibits this repair process).  Avocados are a great source of plant protein as well as lower cholesterol, increase HDL, lower LDL and reduce blood triglycerides. Avocados have been shown […]

  Print Guacamole with Pecans and Candied Ginger This is my very favorite guacamole recipe, power packed with mustard seeds, pecans and candied ginger! Servings 4 servings Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 2 ripe avocadoes, cubed 1/3 cup chopped, roasted pecans 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped finely 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 […]

The Importance of Thyroid Balance

Many women suffer with thyroid imbalances that go unrecognized by the traditional medical system; leaving them tired and overweight with a significant decrease in mental clarity.   The patients I see with thyroid disorders are currently asking for more detailed information about this hormonal condition, and I thought it would be beneficial for me to update […]