About Dr. Jenny …

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Here’s where it all starts … we are what we eat!

Hello, and thanks so much for visiting my kitchen!  I’m very glad you’re here.  I’m Jenny, and I am a board certified family doctor, who has loved to cook practically since I could walk.  I can’t recall a time, when I didn’t want to be in the kitchen.  At the moment I’m also a third year student in Classical Chinese medicine, which means I will be adding acupuncture and herbs to my practice of Western medicine in the very near future.

I’m also a cultural anthropologist, and wherever I go in the world, I always end up in the kitchen, learning about people’s traditional ways of eating.  I think we can learn a lot from the way our grandparents ate and the way many people who live closer to nature still eat today.  Our bodies know how to heal us — we just need to listen!

I have seen many people from all walks of life transform their lives and cure themselves of debilitating diseases by making changes in the way they eat.  I have done it, myself.  Having gained more than 50 pounds during medical school and lost it, I know the struggle all too well!  (Sigh.)  My patients’ journeys and my own inspired this blog.

I hope it will become about more than food because the kitchen is a place where all sorts of life-changing magic can occur.  I think of the kitchen table as a center for conversation, idea exchange, and just general love and support.  I always tell my patients to picture a tiny version of me, sitting on their shoulder, wildly cheering them on.  I want you to find that here as well.  I hope Dr. Jenny’s Kitchen will be a place where people can share their stories of newfound health through food, exercise, meditation … what have you done that has made a difference in your life?  Please write and tell me!  I’m interested in hearing from you!!

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In the office with Kelly, one of my favorite patients!  (He likes coming to see me more than he’s letting on in this picture.) 🙂