• Blog,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Updates

    Summer Salad with Fresh Basil and Grilled Veggies

    When you follow a plant based diet, it is common that you can get sick of eating salad.  That is why you continually need to find ways to spice it up! There is no better, and easier way to do that then to add fresh basil and grilled veggies! Salad Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini cut into chunks 3 large red peppers cut into chunks 2 cups of asparagus chopped (and ends removed) 10-12 mushrooms sliced 2 Tbsp of extra virgin…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Stress Management,  Updates

    Optimizing Health Before Conception

    As moms, we would do anything for our children.  Many times, we are all guilty of putting the needs and health of our children over our own.  Myself included! I just went for my optometry check up, only to find out it was 6 years since my last visit and the dentist was a full 2 years between visits. Between feeding, cooking, cleaning,  kids activities, and working full time there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day…

  • Blog,  Updates

    Sun Safety for Summer

    With the awesome sun shining down on us (finally!), summer certainly feels like it’s here. Spending plenty of time outdoors is a great way to get some vitamin D naturally and enjoy the benefits of nature. It’s also important to remember to find a good sunscreen – one that protects but that doesn’t contain potentially harmful chemical ingredients. The Environmental Working Group recently released it’s 10th annual Guide to Sunscreens. After rigorous testing, they’ve rated sunscreens according to category: best sunscreen…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    Need Help Sourcing Sustainable Seafood? There’s an App for that!

    For seafood eaters, finding sustainable seafood with a low toxicity rating can be a challenge. With an estimated 90% of the world’s fisheries now fully exploited, over-exploited or fully collapsed it is more important than ever to ensure that the fish we eat is fished and/or farmed sustainably.  This is where Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch comes in. Aside from acting as a watchdog on sustainable fishing and ocean management and conducting important scientific research on the state of our oceans, Seafood Watch has…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    How Much Weight do I Need to Lose to Positively Influence my Health?

    Less than you think!   Now don’t get me wrong, I always strive to encourage my patients to optimize their health and body composition. Positively influencing your health and achieving optimal health are different. At the same time achieving optimal health seems like an overwhelming project for many people. So overwhelming in fact that they get started, only to fall off the wagon because they feel like they are never going to get there, or ever make a difference.  …