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Dr. Connealy graduated from the University of Texas School of Public Health and the Chicago Medical School. She then completed her post-graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. A genuine health leader, Dr. Connealy has been published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, as well as in numerous health columns and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest speaker for media and professional organizations all over the country. Today, Dr. Connealy is the Medical Director of the Center for New Medicine in Orange County, California and the author of the Newport Natural Health Letter. Dr. Connealy’s e-newsletter and website feature the same outlook she provides to the patients in her clinic – a combination of honest information, unique solutions, simple marching orders, and tough love. You’ll find that the advice Dr. Connealy has to share is thorough, effective, and supported by medical science — yet it’s easy to understand and act upon.
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  • What are Probiotics? Bacteria with Benefits

    What are Probiotics? Bacteria with Benefits

    Probiotics are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “Living microorganisms that provide a health benefit to the host when ingested in adequate amounts.” That fairly boring description hardly does justice to these tiny organisms, though. In fact, the | Read More »

  • Green Juice Recipe with Probiotics

    Green Juice Recipe with Probiotics

    Serves 1 Prep time: 2-3 minutes Here’s a simple, refreshing green juice you can make that’s so good you’ll want to have one every morning. If you don’t have a juicer, consider purchasing one. Juicing is an excellent way to | Read More »

  • Easy Breakfast Options to Improve Your Health and Memory

    Are you a regular breakfast eater? Or, like many of my patients, do you skip the first meal of the day because you’re too busy, not hungry, or trying to lose weight? Here’s a word to the wise — if | Read More »

  • Orange Berry Smoothie

    Serves 1 Here’s a quick and easy way to start your day. This smoothie is made with fresh fruit and protein powder, so you’ll get a good balance of carbohydrates, nutrients, and protein. Enjoy it with two slices of whole | Read More »

  • Curried Chicken Salad

    Serves 2 This delicious salad comes together so quickly, it’s perfect for last-minute lunches or dinners. I like to serve it with a few sweet potato fries on the side. As always, I recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible. Ingredients | Read More »

  • Curcumin Benefits Include Fighting Cancer, Inflammation & Obesity

    Nearly every day, a patient or two asks me which supplements I consider most important. The answer really depends on the individual’s overall health and lifestyle, things such as diet, exercise, medications, sleep habits, and similar considerations. But as a | Read More »

  • Healthy Ways to Detox Your Kitchen

    An earlier article I wrote on safe house cleaning garnered such a huge response from readers that it inspired me to write about how to clean and detox your kitchen, specifically. Now a new report, entitled “Breast Cancer and the | Read More »

  • Body-Cleansing Juice

    Relieve your body’s toxic load with this juice made from celery, kale, spinach and parsley.

  • Healthy Tacos with Ground Beef, Turkey, and Veggies

    Serves 6 (4 tacos per serving) Here’s a meal you can feel good about serving. It’s loaded with lean protein, healthy veggies, and lots of flavor. Once you taste it, you’ll know why it’s a favorite at my house. Instead | Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Get the Foods You Need (Even if You Hate Them!)

    As a life-long vegetable lover, I’m always a bit mystified when a patient says, “I hate vegetables.” First of all, hate is such a strong word that it hardly seems applicable to a humble vegetable. But apparently, some people feel | Read More »

  • Fried Brown Rice with Pineapple and Vegetables

    Serves 6 Tasty on its own for a light supper, this dish is equally at home as a side dish for roast chicken or fish. Feel free to experiment with different favorite vegetables to create your own variations. Ingredients 2¼ | Read More »

  • Vegetable Stew with Lentils and Beans

    Serves 6 to 8 One of the best ways to fight inflammation is with nutritious vegetable- and bean-rich fare. This delicious stew is perfect for a warming winter meal. And hold on to those leftovers! The flavor of the stew | Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

    If you’re like many of my patients, you’re concerned about your memory. It’s easy to understand why. Our memories are an essential part of who we are. Plus, it’s awfully frustrating – not to mention embarrassing – when memory fails | Read More »

  • Medical Emergency Preparedness 101

    During the past few years, we’ve seen how circumstances beyond anyone’s control can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask residents of New York or New Jersey, for example, many of whom are still reeling from the | Read More »

  • Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    What better way to brighten a gray winter day than with a delicious tomato-cucumber salad? This one is nutritious, filling, and so easy, you’ll want to make it again and again. I recommend organic veggies whenever possible. Since refrigerated tomatoes | Read More »

  • Roasted Bananas with Maple Syrup–Walnut Glaze

    This snack is delicious any time of day, but it’s especially good in the evening. Bananas, walnuts, and yogurt contain tryptophan and melatonin, two natural sleep aids. Save any leftovers (excluding the yogurt), and reheat them the following evening. Serves | Read More »

  • Eat These Foods for Better Sleep

    If you use insomnia medication, I hope you know about last week’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Manufacturers of prescription sleep aids that contain a sedative called zolpidem are required to reduce the currently recommended doses. (Zolpidem | Read More »

  • Fish Cakes

    Great for lunch or a light dinner, these fish cakes are easy to make and much healthier than the frozen, breaded fish sticks or patties you’ll find in stores. If you like fast-food fish sandwiches, you’ll find these cakes are | Read More »

  • Take the Mystery Out of Glucose Management

    During the holidays, I spent some time thinking about ways my patients could simplify the process of improving their health. As you know by now, contributing factors to good health include: A whole foods, mostly plant-based diet Regular, moderate exercise | Read More »

  • Tropical Chicken Salad

    During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back | Read More »