Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

The Medicinal Qualities of Oats

Oats are a safe substitute for gluten but only if they are organically grown.  They are one of the most heavily sprayed crops second only to soybeans and corn, so in order to prevent hormone and microbiome disruption by eating them choosing organic whole oats or steel cut oats is the most healthy and safest […]

What Happened to the Spirit of Christmas?

  Do you remember as recently as two decades ago how magical the holidays felt? I remember feeling an energy in the air. It wafted everywhere, in the streets, among people, even in stores. I called it ‘The Spirit of Christmas.’ Over the past many years, as we have become more progress and material-centric, that […]

Success versus Fulfillment

All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie The romantic lie in the brain In the lie of authority Whose buildings grope the sky… We must love one another or die ~W.H. Auden   Last week, a patient of mine asked me if I knew how Google rated me by the number […]

Medicinal properties of Tarragon and Fennel

Tarragon: Tarragon has many medicinal benefits.  It is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium.  It contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C.  It supports cardiovascular health, menstrual health as well as anxiety and insomnia. It aids in digestion as well and is one of the four most common herbs used in French cuisine. […]

Earth, Wind and Fire

  This past month has shown us the power of the elements and our relative smallness in their wake.  With all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires in our country and around the world, many have experienced a tremendous loss of life and home. In these past few months we have all had the opportunity to […]

Harvesting Our Truth

What happens to a person in your presence is more a matter of who you are than what you know ~Anonymous Veritas, the Roman Goddess of Truth is said to be difficult to find. She is elusive and hides at the bottom of a holy well. She is the daughter of Saturn, the God of […]

Roman Lentils

Print Roman Lentils Servings 4 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 2 cups of dry red lentils 5 cups water 2 cloves of garlic minced 1 onion finely chopped 2 medium sized carrots chopped into ½ inch pieces 1 tsp cumin dry roasted till fragrant * 1 tsp coriander seed dry roasted till fragrant * Pinch […]

Kumar’s Green Smoothie

Print Kumar’s Super Green Smoothie* Course Breakfast Servings 1 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 2 cups frozen power greens** ¼ cup lemon juice ½ granny smith apple chopped 2 to 3 cubed and frozen 1 inch pineapple chunks *** 1 tsp maca powder 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder 1 and ½ cup water 6 […]

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 %) […]

Zucchini Bread

  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 […]