Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

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 […]

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 […]