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”

All About the Greens

What do you think of when the word salad comes to mind? I grew up thinking of a salad as iceberg lettuce topped by tomatoes and onions. However, iceberg is actually the least nutrient-dense green – it’s mostly water! When constructing or choosing your next salad, try changing it up. There are many other greensContinue reading “All About the Greens”

Bone Morphogenic Proteins

Like action heroes for your bones! In the 1960s, Dr. Marshall Urist, MD was an orthopedic surgeon studying how bones heal and grow after fractures. Through his work, he discovered Bone Morphogenic Proteins (BMPs) and with this, the “osteoinductive” nature of bones (meaning how bones can regenerate themselves). BMPs are a family of over 20Continue reading “Bone Morphogenic Proteins”

“Should I take a multivitamin?”

“Should I take a multivitamin?” This is one of the most common questions I get asked. While multi’s are generally a nice all-around boost, it’s great to go a little deeper and discuss what’s best for each person. Did you know: naturopathic physicians use advanced testing to measure your individual levels of essential micronutrients andContinue reading ““Should I take a multivitamin?””