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.

Five Tips for Boosting Mood
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Five Tips for Boosting Mood

As we head into winter, many people can be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) leaving you feeling low energy and low mood. So, what can you do to boost your mood and protect yourself from depression? Your mood is something that affects many aspects of your health…from your heart […]

Are All Carbs Bad???
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Are All Carbs Bad???

With all the fad diets these days, it’s a challenge to know which diets are beneficial and effective and which ones are harmful. Many of my patients ask about carbohydrates and whether they should avoid it altogether. What’s interesting is that people frequently forget that fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates […]

How to Get Glowing Skin from Inside Out
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How to Get Glowing Skin from Inside Out

As the seasons transition from summer to fall, there are a few things you can do to make sure your skin looks healthy and actually is healthy. The most important thing to remember about skin health is that it needs to come from within…what do I mean by that? How […]

What Does Science Say about the Mediterranean Diet?
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What Does Science Say about the Mediterranean Diet?

As we are now firmly into summer, vegetable and fruit options are abundant! The farmer’s markets are brimming with beautiful colors of produce, it’s like walking amongst rainbows of colors. It’s great! Many of my patients ask me about what’s the best diet to have and ne of the most […]

Understanding the Basics of Your Immune System
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Understanding the Basics of Your Immune System

Although you may not think about your immune system until you feel like you’re getting sick, it is always working hard to keep you healthy and alive. Potential environmental threats include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and chemicals, among others. The course and outcome of an infection depend on the characteristics of […]

What’s Inflammation and How Do We Fight It???
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What’s Inflammation and How Do We Fight It???

Inflammation is one of the immune system’s most important defense mechanisms to protect the body against disease and injury. When unregulated, however, this same inflammatory process can lead to cell death, tissue damage, and organ dysfunction. In fact, inflammation is at the root of most chronic diseases.  The key to […]

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