OPW's Health Space 

OPW's Health Space is where members of the OPW team — Will (head nutritionist), Dr. Valentina Benitez (naturopathic physician), and Stevie (nutritionist) — will share their thoughts on all things nutrition, diets, herbs, naturopathic medicine and many other topics of health and natural medicine. 

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This Nutrition Spotlight post is on brassicas, or cruciferous vegetables. These brassicas all have different nutritional profiles, but there is a lot of similarity in what major benefits we get by including them in our nutrition.

Cruciferous vegetables are such excellen...

I was so excited when the Environmental Working Group released their 2020 Shopper's Guide! What is the EWG Shopper's Guide? Read on to find out!

Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases two reports that are highly anticipated by nutrition professionals...

A very important vitamin or hormone that is involved in a number of bodily functions, Vitamin D is quite important for optimizing your health and performance.

Vitamin D is essential for bone health as the body needs appropriate levels to properly absorb calcium. It’s al...

Artichokes are in season! There's much to love about artichokes. They can be eaten from the leaves to the heart, and they are nutritional powerhouses.

Artichokes are high in fiber, making them great for regulating cholesterol properly. They are also rich in inulin, a we...

Asparagus is in season and almost at its prime, and because of this and its highly nutritious content, it's the perfect food to spotlight this week!

Behind onions, asparagus is the next best source of quercetin among commonly eaten foods (some herbs and types of pepper...

Welcome to what I'm hoping will be regular nutrition spotlight posts! There is a lot of nutritional information out there, and I want to do my part to help you get quality information about nutrition, and I'm going to do it in these short and sweet nutrition spotlight...

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