One of My Fall (or anytime, really) Favorites: Brussels Sprouts!

Nutritious powerhouses, Brussels sprouts are delicious when made well – and it’s super easy to do!

The Illustrious Avocado

Why are avocados all the rage? They’re versatile, they’ve got natural flavor and they’ve got a creamy texture going for them. Health-wise, avocados also check a lot of boxes: nutrient-dense, fiber-rich and full of healthy fats. Plus, they’re satiating. Alright, so avocados have got quite the reputation. The fruit has risen to “trendy” levels inContinue reading “The Illustrious Avocado”

Understanding Your Iron Status

“Iron deficiency is one of the leading contributors to the global burden of disease”, noted the authors of a review published in the Lancet.  Indeed.  While iron deficiency can occur with and without anemia, it is not unusual to see a patient with an abnormal or suboptimal iron panel. (Suboptimal iron is very low ironContinue reading “Understanding Your Iron Status”

Brazil Nuts: Chock Full of Goodness

These larger nuts are a great snack or addition to a dish, even if they are a little less familiar. Some basic info on Brazil nuts: Found in South American rainforests Taste mild and a little creamy Great source of selenium, an important mineral Less common = may be less commonly allergenic They’re large, soContinue reading “Brazil Nuts: Chock Full of Goodness”

Glutathione: Your Body’s Master Antioxidant

What is it?  Glutathione is one of 3 endogenous (made by your body) primary antioxidants. How is it made?  It’s a combination of 3 amino acids: glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine.  What does it do?  It functions as an antioxidant in addition to other roles. As an antioxidant, it cleans up free radicals and damageContinue reading “Glutathione: Your Body’s Master Antioxidant”