Entries by Dr. Nicole Baylac N.D.

Little Known Ways to Fall In Love With Soursop

By Dr. Maya Nicole Baylac Fifteen years ago when I began my practice and medical retreat center here on the Big Island of Hawaii, I discovered the Hilo Farmers Market to shop for organic, fresh fruits and vegetables for my programs. For those of you who don’t know, utilizing and applying the medicinal value of […]

7 Actions Pre-Diabetics Can Take To Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose are all warning signs that a change in lifestyle and nutrition needs to happen in a person’s life! If individuals continue with the same nutritional habits and lifestyle after any of the above risk factors have been identified, it is inevitable that these individuals will […]

Eating Organic. Why Bother?

By choosing organic foods, you are choosing to bring more health into your life. Eating organic foods helps to build immunity, increase strength and promotes recovery from chronic conditions. While organic food is mainstream now and can be found in nearly all grocery and health food stores, visiting Farmer’s Markets is one of the best […]

Raw Sweet Potato Mushroom Burgers

Diabetes Friendly, Blood Sugar Regulating Ingredients: 1 Large Clove of Garlic 1 Small Sweet Potato, Cut Into Chunks 8 oz Mushrooms, Finely Chopped ½ Cup Red Onion, Chopped ½ Cup Pumpkin Seeds Ground Into Flour Some Nutritional Yeast or Miso 1 Tbs Dried Sage 1 Tbs Rosemary (Fresh, Chopped Fine) Black Pepper For Serving Topings: […]

Immune Boosting Soup

By Dr. Ariel Jones* Ingredients: Stock 3 – 4 Cups Veggies and Veggie Peels (what you would put in the compost!) Chopped Roots** of Herbs: Parsley, Cilantro, Oregano, Basil (**roots not leaves) 1 Burdock Root Chopped 5 Pieces Sliced Dried Astragalus Root 1 Whole Bulb of Garlic, Cloves Separated, Peeled and Chopped 1 Onion Chopped […]

6 Healthy Habits for Optimal Immune Function

1. Healthy, Whole Foods Diet A diet high in vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, grains and fresh herbs is the best way to promote a healthy immune system. The vitamins and minerals in a whole foods diet support the immune reactions that are necessary to keep our bodies protected from pathogens but not become over reactive. […]

Detox for Weight Loss. Lifestyle Changes to Keep It Off

Obesity and overweight are medical conditions leading to severe chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, poor quality of life and premature death. A successful weight loss program includes weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Weight loss and healthy weight maintenance require a medical holistic approach addressing the causes of weight gain. […]