This week, I’m revisiting vitamin D and its role in COVID-19, especially given the pandemic’s current state. Updated research has given us a clearer picture of vitamin D levels in relation to the severity of COVID-19 cases.
What exactly is an omega-3, you may ask? It’s a type of unsaturated fatty acid the body can’t make, which is why we need to understand how to get them into a daily diet. They come from both plant and animal sources, and there are eleven types. If you take a look at a fish oil supplement label, you’ll likely see two of the eleven, DHA and EPA.
his week, we’re looking at foods and spices known for their ability to reduce inflammation. What’s a thought that pops into your head when you think of inflammation? Is it a specific diagnosis? Maybe an area of your body that is sore?
Nutraceuticals are ‘foods containing health-giving additives and having medicinal benefit’. In other words, they are regular foods you can add to meals and snacks that help boost your metabolism, curb your appetite, and reduce inflammation! Watch the episode above.
While hormones play vital roles in our bodies, they can sometimes sabotage our best health intentions. Everyone wants to be healthier. If we are in good health we want to stay that way, and if we need to become healthier we’re certainly looking for tools to help us.
Magnesium. Have you heard of this mineral? More than 70% of adults currently don’t meet the recommended daily allowance of approximately 400 mg of magnesium per day. Some would swear by its use as a sleep aid, for calming moods, reducing blood pressure, relieving muscle aches and helping with blood sugar control.
Have you been hovering over the refrigerator or pantry too often these days? Are you nearing or have surpassed the ‘Quarantine 19’? Don’t fret! Here’s something you can do NOW to change some unwanted habits.
COVID-19 induces an inflammatory response that can target the lungs, heart, kidneys or inflame overall body systems. For example, we are newly learning of virus-related cases developing in children. It’s not surprising that the vitamins and minerals we talked about before in this series, Vitamin C, D and Zinc all act as anti-inflammatories and have shown promise as treatments.
A microbiome is the ecosystem that lives in your gut. It’s called our ‘second brain’ because of the many neurons that connect it with our (first) brain.
Most of us have levels of inflammation in our bodies. From bloating, reflux, brain fog, cravings, fatigue, food and medicine sensitivities, restless legs, aches and pains and difficulty losing weight to sleep and mood disturbances, inflammation rears its head in many different forms.