About Dr. Tina

Hi, I am a 57-year-old Traditional Naturopath & Nutritionist who is passionate about health. After all, without health what do we have? We all have one life to live and why not live that life to the fullest. We are all going to age and we are all going to die. I am concerned with how we live and how we age. Existing is not an option for me and it should not be for you. I want to thrive. I want to feel vibrant and full of energy every day. There is no reason why we should be limited in the things we do because of our age if we care for our precious health. When we are plagued by illness or even annoyed my minor symptoms of dis-ease we are not thriving. I know that our bodies can heal themselves. Sometimes they just need a little help from nature.
26 07, 2016

Kale Salad with Roasted Maple Carrots

By |2017-12-19T10:14:43+00:00July 26th, 2016|Appetizers, Entrees, Sides|0 Comments

[recipe]Kale Salad with Roasted Maple Carrots - Kale salad is loved by many. Here’s a quick and easy way to spruce up that raw kale. The roasted carrots add warmth and sweetness to this salad making it simply delicious. - Dressing: balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, Carrots: balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, herbs de provence, Dressing: Tear kale into a bowl

14 07, 2016

Stuffed Peppers

By |2017-12-11T11:18:19+00:00July 14th, 2016|Entrees|0 Comments

[recipe]Stuffed Peppers - Stuffed Peppers are a favorite in our family.  Many people shy away from peppers but using red, orange and yellow instead of green makes a big difference.  They come out much sweeter than bitter.  Our friend's kids even liked these. - quinoa ((dry)), vegan chicken broth, red, yellow or orange bell peppers, onions ((diced)), garlic ((minced)), mushrooms ((sliced)), zucchini

9 07, 2016

Pozole – Mexican Favorite

By |2017-12-19T11:04:59+00:00July 9th, 2016|Entrees|0 Comments

[recipe]Pozole - Mexican Favorite - The Vegan Pozole is a wonderful classic Mexican soup/stew.  Traditionally served at celebratory events like weddings, birthdays, and quinceañeras. This is a great dish to make a lot of and freeze for later. This is the perfect flavor combination of sweet and spicy.   We don't like too much spicy hotness so we only used one chili.  For

6 04, 2015

Little Vegan Restaurant in Guatemala

By |2017-12-19T15:03:03+00:00April 6th, 2015|Health & Lifestyle|0 Comments

I came across this little vegan restaurant in Guatemala as I was going through my pictures from our recent trip.   I never would have thought we’d see a vegan restaurant in this out of the way/under developed part of the country.   Unfortunately, we just finished with dinner so we couldn’t eat there.   However, it didn’t stop us from buying a couple

23 02, 2015

My Vegan Cooking Class While on Vacation in Guatemala

By |2017-12-21T13:13:15+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Health & Lifestyle|2 Comments

My husband and I just returned from a vacation in Antigua Guatemala.   One of the things we did was a vegan cooking class.   This was one of the most fun things we did.  The class was the El Frijol Feliz Cooking School (http://www.frijolfeliz.com/). The owner’s name was Luis and our chef’s name was Leivi.     Luis runs a Thai restaurant

13 12, 2014

Dr. Tina Featured in Pasadena Now!

By |2017-12-19T16:02:23+00:00December 13th, 2014|Health & Lifestyle|0 Comments

Because our health is of the utmost importance, we should strive to make the best choices in terms of our diet, exercise, and making sure our bodies are in their optimum state. While most of us rely on medication to cure or mitigate diseases, everyone is still susceptible to health risks caused by genetics, the environment, and our overall lifestyles. Dr.