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!

Those Bedtime Habits

Do you have a hard time avoiding your computer and phone for 2 hours before bedtime? Me too.  Research shows that stimulation from electronic devices can impact your sleep. Avoiding electronics for at least 2 hours before bedtime can help, as you’re not exposed to the blue light from screens that can disrupt your circadianContinue reading “Those Bedtime Habits”

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”

The Skinny on Protein Bars

Protein bars fill the need for a quick, easy, on-the-go snack, post-workout refueling or even meal replacement. However, they’re not all made equal – and how most of them are made leaves a lot of room for improvement.  (So much room for improvement, that making your own protein bars can be way healthier – moreContinue reading “The Skinny on Protein Bars”

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…”

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”