Articles written by: Julie Chen

Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. an integrative medicine physician who is board-certified in internal medicine and is also fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She has her own medical practice in San Jose, CA, is the medical director of corporation wellness at several Silicon Valley-based corporations, is on several medical expert panels of websites as well as non-profit organizations and more. To learn more about Dr. Julie, you can check out her website at www.makinghealthyez.com.

Summer Time Workouts: How to Optimize Your Efforts and Keep Going!
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Summer Time Workouts: How to Optimize Your Efforts and Keep Going!

What’s the best about summertime? The longer hours of sun? Fresh fruit and vegetables in abundance? All the great holiday barbecues? Being able to have great pool parties? Farmer’s Markets? Yes, all of these are A-mazing! What’s also amazing is the ability to get into whatever exercise or active shenanigans […]

Happy Pill and Energy Booster?…Where Can I Get Some Rhodiola
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Happy Pill and Energy Booster?…Where Can I Get Some Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea is a supplement that quickly became one of my favorite to recommend to my patients in my integrative medicine clinic in San Jose, CA. Some of my patients like to call it their ‘happy pill.’ Clinically, the reason is it helps with energy and boosts mood. Rhodiola has […]

Five Foods for a Flatter Belly
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Five Foods for a Flatter Belly

If the thought of swimsuit season makes you cringe in fear, don’t panic: the reason behind a bulging midsection may not be excess fat, but could be because of bloating and indigestion. Millions of Americans experience uncomfortable stomachaches, bloating and cramping every day because of the foods they eat. New […]

Five Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar
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Five Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that has been used in cooking and even as a household cleaning supply for centuries. Produced from fermented apples, cider vinegar in its unfiltered and unpasteurized form is an essential item to have in your home—loaded with enzymes and minerals, apple cider vinegar […]

Workspace Wellness: The Forgotten Impact on Our Overall Health
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Workspace Wellness: The Forgotten Impact on Our Overall Health

When it comes to productivity at work, environment matters: For many of us who spend a majority of our weekdays in an office space, it can be hard to control the stresses from our workflow, coworkers and more. Increasingly, people are beginning to realize that the environment cultivated in one’s […]