Educational Videos

  • Patients often tell me how difficult it is to maintain a low salt (sodium) diet. That’s usually because salt hides everywhere in prepackaged food and restaurants foods and because they think unsalted food tastes flavorless, and often gross or inedible. However, lowering the salt in......

  • Has anyone ever told you that you should switch to sea salt or Himalayan salt? Or has anyone ever told you kosher salt is better for you than table salt? As both a cook and a kidney doctor, I understand the importance of salt in......

  • With the weather finally starting to get cold, I’m dreaming each day of my morning cup of strong, black coffee. It’s my favorite way to start the day. But, I know that the fall and winter seasons bring other unhealthy coffee temptations. You may be......

  • Have you ever asked “Is chocolate healthy?” There are so many different opinions out there and The Cooking Doc, Dr. Blake Shusterman, a real doctor, shares his insight and thoughts on this very question in this week’s segment of “The Cooking Doc.”. Check it out!...

  • The Cooking Doc shares his 4 keys to a healthy pasta salad!  Simple and delicious. #ChangeYourBuds (one recipe at a time!) Get my Summer Pasta Salad with Vinaigrette recipe here!...

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  • Beets have made a comeback in the last few years and even been termed a “superfood”. In this quick video, The Cooking Doc, shares his bottom line on beets.   Watch my recipe for Roasted Beets + Tomato Salad – WATCH HERE!...

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