Category Archives: Carlon Colker MD

Cooking with Cabbage

Cabbage is a member of the food family known as cruciferous vegetables, and is related to kale, broccoli, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. In ancient civilizations, cabbage was seen as a “panacea” cure-all, supposedly able to treat a myriad of … Continue reading

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Crunch on Fennel

Greek myths revere fennel, for the Greeks believed that stalks of fennel passed down the knowledge of the gods to man. I can’t promise you that, but I can tell you that fennel packs a flavorful aromatic taste, and it … Continue reading

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Citrus Surprises: Cara Cara & Blood Oranges

It’s that time of year again — flu and cold season. Stock up on vitamin C-packed fruits like the Cara Cara and Blood Oranges. These beautiful citrusy delights are special in that they differ from your ordinary orange with their … Continue reading

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Lemons & Limes: Sweet Enough to Eat?

The words “lemon” or “lime” may inspire a bitter or sour image, but you may be surprised to find out this isn’t always true. The Meyer Lemon and Sweet Lime offer a unique twist on the conventional tartness and acidic … Continue reading

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Simply Soup

In the midst of winter, soup offers so much more than heat. It’s a highly nutritious low-calorie meal that can fill you up, curb your appetite, and provide critical micronutrients you may not get from anything else in your diet. … Continue reading

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Pick Up These Power Foods

Not all foods are created equal. There are specific foods you need to know about that have unique properties, which actually transcend the realm of what you might normally believe is possible, and support your healthy body in amazing ways. … Continue reading

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Fast Facts on Fats & Fish Oil

Much to the surprise of many, dietary fat does not necessarily equal body fat. While certainly there are bad sources of fat in the diet that harm the body, there are also incredibly important and absolutely essential healthy fats in … Continue reading

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5 Must-Know Diet Tricks

Losing weight isn’t easy, especially when you’re craving snacks and trying to break old habits. So here are five easy strategies that will help keep you focused on your weight-loss goals and curb your cravings. Try my water trick. If … Continue reading

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New Year, New You: Drop Holiday Pounds

Got a New Year’s resolution? Great. Want to eat better? Wonderful. Carrying a little post-holiday heft? Think a fad diet will be the solution? Think again. Most of these diets don’t work. The few that are any good tend to … Continue reading

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New Year, New You: 15 Must-Have Foods

It’s that time of year when we all set health goals for ourselves, and stress ourselves out with overzealous plans. The resolutions are great, but instead of overwhelming yourself with impractical expectations, take small steps every day to successfully meet … Continue reading

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