A Modern Day Guide to Therapeutic Lifestyle Design and Healing Chronic Stress from the Inside Out!

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L, NC

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Category Archives: General

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
My New Favorite Warm Winter Green Juice

This warm winter green juice recipe is inspired by a recent trip to my Ayurveda Practitioner – who told me (based on my constitution and recent cold) ‘No cold drinks or food for the rest of winter’. We talked about some alternative ways to still drink my greens, and the result is this delicious juice/soup fusion…Continue Reading

Self-Care Throughout the Holidays and Beyond

The Holidays are here, and no matter what you celebrate, hopefully you are enjoying yourself and having a stress-free and joyful time. Unfortunately, for many people, feeling frazzled and rushing around are a part of what some people call ‘holiday madness’. It doesn’t have to be this way! I want to share some of my…Continue Reading

Toasted Nori Veggie Hand Rolls

Are you gluten-free and want another option for wraps other than using lettuce? If so, check out my current favorite snack: Toasted Nori Veggie Hand Rolls! This anti-inflammatory snack, full of micronutrients and healthy fats, is extremely nourishing for the body. The nori seaweed sheets are high in plant protein, and rich in both iron…Continue Reading

Q & A Therapeutic Thursday: Newly Gluten-Free and Having Difficulty in Social Situations

Question: After a few years of not feeling well, I found out I have several food sensitivities contributing to my health issues, including gluten. I know I’m not supposed to eat foods containing gluten, but I am really struggling with the restrictions, especially when I go out to dinner with my friends, and in social…Continue Reading

Celebrating Figs

This morning I celebrated my first figs of the season! Breakfast this sunny Sunday morning consisted of figs, unsweetened cultured coconut milk, a bit of Udi’s gluten-free granola, and a drizzle of honey. Simple, and delicious! A wonderful source of fiber, figs also contain good amounts of calcium, and potassium; and they also help to…Continue Reading

Tomato and Basil Salad

My sister and I share memories of going to our Great Uncle’s house and eating the most delicious ripened tomatoes right off the vine. It tasted like summer, and those tomatoes were the best we’ve ever tasted. These days, this Tomato and Basil Salad is my favorite way to enjoy ripe summer tomatoes. With chopped basil,…Continue Reading