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”

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”

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”

Be Proactive Now – Don’t Wait

I’m a naturopathic physician. So to understand the current pandemic, I look to the experts in research, medicine, public health, virology and immunology as well as those on the front lines of clinical work. With a focus on actionable steps, here is what I have learned so far: We must work together to get toContinue reading “Be Proactive Now – Don’t Wait”

Progress, Not Perfection

January 1st is here! With the emphasis on resolutions this time of year, it’s so important to have clear expectations. Recognizing that the majority of resolutions fall by the wayside after a few weeks to a couple months, develop some mental strategies to increase your resolution stamina, if you will. Find a way to makeContinue reading “Progress, Not Perfection”

Healthy Skin, Safer Cosmetics

Did you know that the European Union bans 1,400 ingredients from use in cosmetics and skincare products? Now guess how many the US bans. Ready? It’s thirty. You read that right. The EU bans about 1,370 ingredients that the US does NOT ban. With so many ingredients being questionable at best, this is an alarminglyContinue reading “Healthy Skin, Safer Cosmetics”