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.

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 […]

It’s Spring…Let’s Feel Energized Naturally and Enjoy the Sunshine!
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It’s Spring…Let’s Feel Energized Naturally and Enjoy the Sunshine!

Feeling exhausted? You’re not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common issues we face in our modern lives – and it’s preventing us from achieving our best health and wellbeing. Thankfully, we don’t have to live with overwhelming fatigue forever. Nature provides us with several healing ingredients that improve […]

Boost Your Energy, Mood, and Focus…Naturally!!!
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Boost Your Energy, Mood, and Focus…Naturally!!!

In the rush of modern life, we’re all looking for better ways to get a boost of energy or help us be more productive. Many of us only make it through our days with the help of endless cups of coffee or sugary snacks. We end up exhausted at night […]

Tips on Achieving a Healthy Start to a New Year
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Tips on Achieving a Healthy Start to a New Year

The stressors of a new year can be tough on the body and mind. Between seasonal changes, busy schedules, and the added stress of the start of a new year, it’s no wonder that many people get sick, put on weight, or simply feel “off” during these busy times. This […]

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