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”

Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.

Simple to say, harder to do – as so many important things in life are. This one is so simple, but it’s SO important. You cannot heal until you prioritize yourself. The idea of putting yourself first doesn’t sound appealing to many people; there’s a stigma of selfishness around it. However, it’s actually one ofContinue reading “Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.”

What’s the Deal with Nightshades?

About those nightshades… And not the ones in your bedroom. These are a certain group of veggies in the “Solanaceae” family. Nightshades include: Tomatoes Potatoes Peppers Eggplant It reads like part of the grocery list for an Italian meal, I know. These are pretty common veggies in many cuisines. Before you get concerned, let’s stopContinue reading “What’s the Deal with Nightshades?”

What’s Your Morning Routine?

“How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day and how you live your day is the way you live your life.” -Louise Hay How do you start your day? What are your habits like? Are you rushing to get showered, dressed and out the door? Do you fit a workoutContinue reading “What’s Your Morning Routine?”

Counting Sheep, Waiting for Sleep?

Insomnia is a common concern among patients, and there’s no one solution that works for everyone. There are, however, lots of therapeutic options to choose from – it can be helpful to try different options to find the one best-suited for you. While we can often push past lack of sleep with extra coffee orContinue reading “Counting Sheep, Waiting for Sleep?”

Dry Skin Got You Down?

Wintertime is ubiquitous with dry skin for many people – when the temperatures drop and the heaters come on, it can be very drying to our bodies’ outer layer. Not only that, but seasonal food changes, extra layers and less direct sunlight can affect our health and the health of our skin in indirect waysContinue reading “Dry Skin Got You Down?”