Sun Safety

Did you know? Your skin is your largest organ AND an essential part of your body’s protective barrier. It’s affected by UV rays – more than 15 minutes of sun exposure can be damaging for most people, regardless of skin tone. Your eyes are also sensitive to UV rays, and the skin around your eyesContinue reading “Sun Safety”

Chickpea Pancakes, aka Socca

Easy, healthy + just a few ingredients! Not to mention… Healthy protein Flexible option for snacking or meals Vegan Gluten-free How to make Socca: Mix 1 cup chickpea flour, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 1/2 tsp salt. Let sit for 30 minutes. Halfway through that time, turn on broiler. SetContinue reading “Chickpea Pancakes, aka Socca”

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”

These Are a Few of My Favorite (Local) Things…

House Made Bone Broth, from Grass and Bone Beef or chicken, warming + nutritive.  Ginger Immunity Elixir, from Karma Kitchen Hot or cold – try warm in the winter. Matcha Latte, from Sift Powdered green tea + choice of milk, hot or iced – plain for matcha fans only. House Made Soup, from Mystic SaladContinue reading “These Are a Few of My Favorite (Local) Things…”

A Healthy Way to Start Your Day

What’s your morning routine? Have you tried hot water with lemon? Right now is a great time to give it a go because 1) it’s winter and this is warming; 2) congestion, phlegm, etc. can definitely be worse this time of year; 3) there’s no time like the present! (Originally shared on Instagram @DrKathleenCannon) ThisContinue reading “A Healthy Way to Start Your Day”

Keep Yourself Well This Season

One of the most frequent questions I hear, especially this season, is “how can I keep myself healthy?” One of the best things you can do to keep yourself well is support your physiological function to be optimal. How? The basics are actually very simple. Below are some highlights – keep in mind that YOUContinue reading “Keep Yourself Well This Season”

Easy Honey-Toasted Pecans

I made these on a whim this week and ended up eating almost half the batch in one sitting. You can definitely make a bigger batch, just increase the ingredients proportionately. This gave me a new use for an old tea tin! Also, careful not to eat until they cool – I started to takeContinue reading “Easy Honey-Toasted Pecans”

Stay Healthy Today: 5 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Season

Hydrate ~ So simple, it still warrants mention because this perennial advice is ignored by so many. ~ Sip water throughout the day – keep a water bottle with you and sip a few times hourly. A good general role is 64 ounces for an adult, 32 ounces for a child (count non-caffeinated drinks towardsContinue reading “Stay Healthy Today: 5 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Season”