38 Articles by Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.

8 Rules I Live By To Stay Sane With Two Little Kids

As an integrative physician and mom of two children under the age of four, I spend lots of time contemplating and experiencing the juggling act that...

Everything You Need To Know To Make Great Green Smoothies

Now that the weather is warming up, it's a great time to lighten up, shed those winter clothes, and start drinking green smoothies again!

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
April 23 2014

4 Things You Deserve When It Comes To Your Health Care

As an integrative physician, I've had the privilege of entering a very special relationship with my patients. They courageously walk into my office,...

Dr. Alejandra Carrasco
March 3 2014

15 Ways To Improve Your Health In 15 Minutes

It's estimated that Americans use social media for more than an hour a day. That’s quite a chunk of time! If you invested 15 of those minutes to...

Dr. Alejandra Carrasco
January 26 2014

A Surefire Recipe To Help You Beat The Flu

Flu season is here and it seems that it’s going to be a rough one. Luckily, there are many ways to fight off the flu naturally, and I’d like to share...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
January 21 2014

How To Eat For Bright, Beautiful & Clear Skin

We're all taught that acne is something that happens to teenagers, but the truth is that many adults struggle with this, too.

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
September 23 2013

The Best Foods To Help You Eat The Rainbow & Boost Your Energy

Food is energy. Every bite of food that we take is converted into a symphony of chemical substances that can either serve us by promoting and...

Is Your Cellphone Killing You?

Did you know that in 2011 the World Health Organization classified electromagnetic radiation from cellphones as possibly carcinogenic to humans?

10 Free Ways To Optimize Wellness

Do you ever feel like it's expensive to live a healthy life? I hear that a lot from my patients. Buying high-quality food, becoming involved in...

The 7 Best Spices For Healing

Most of us in the field of holistic medicine could spend hours discussing different approaches to food and diet. However, I think that we often...

4 Common But Often Undiagnosed Causes Of Fatigue

Did you know that fatigue affects millions of people around the world? There are many reasons for developing fatigue, but these are the top four...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
April 24 2013

The Power Of Gratitude In The Face Of Tragedy

When I learned of the carnage and senseless brutality of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, I, like millions of others around the world, had a very...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
April 17 2013

8 Foods You Should Always Buy

After my last piece, 10 Foods You Should Never Buy, I wanted to focus on what you should put in your grocery cart. Yes, I know nutrition is a highly...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
April 11 2013

Renew And Replenish Yourself With 6 Healthy Changes

Spring is here, and with it comes an opportunity for renewal and rebirth. It's a great time of year to make healthy changes. Here are six easy things...

Dr. Alejandra Carrasco
April 3 2013

What Story Are You Telling Yourself About Your Family?

A fascinating article came out last week in the New York Times about the power of the family narrative. Turns out that the more we understand and...

Dr. Alejandra Carrasco
March 27 2013

5 Benefits Of A 10-Minute Meditation Practice

Do you feel stressed? Are you getting worn down by the daily grind? For most of us, our bodies think that we're running away from a tiger all day...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
March 20 2013

Why I Don't Practice Conventional Medicine

Escape Fire, a very telling documentary about the state of health care in the United States, premiered on CNN Sunday night. For those of you who...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
March 13 2013

10 Foods You Should Never Buy

Ever wonder who the villains are in the grocery store? Here are my top ten:

Easy Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Did you know that people in industrialized countries spend as much as 90% of their time indoors? We work, study, eat, drink, and sleep in enclosed...

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
February 27 2013

Why Chewing Your Food Can Change Your Life

“Make sure and chew your food.” Didn’t we all hear this statement countless times growing up?

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
February 20 2013