Have you been told a B vitamin level is low (Folate, B12, to name a few)? Are you trying to get your B's to help combat fatigue? B vitamins hang out in their posse. We often associate B vitamins with energy production because they play a role in helping your body...
What do sugar and carb cravings, early evening fatigue, and just being a bit more crabby than usual this time of year have in common? It could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a mild depression associated with late autumn and winter and is thought to be...
WHAT IF you lost the desire to snack? Yes, it’s possible. Think about how you feel just after eating a comfortably-sized meal. You’re not thinking about eating and are truly focused on the next task or activity at hand. Blissful, huh?
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.
Adaptogens are herbal pharmaceuticals. They work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Stress takes a toll on the body, especially over extended periods. It can harm neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Adaptogens “adapt” their function to mitigate the body’s stress response.
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.
Are you a food first person? Are you a supplement kind of person? Are you influenced by food or supplements because somebody suggested it to solve all your health issues? Do you take food and supplement information at face value without question?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in some foods and supplements. It’s needed to maintain strong bones, plays a role in lifting mood and the immune system needs it to fight off bacteria and viruses. It works alongside calcium to help protect against osteoporosis.
Zinc is essential, which means we can’t produce or store it so it has to be consumed regularly in sufficient amounts. It naturally occurs in some foods, is added to others, and is available as a dietary supplement. It is required to activate immune function reactions in our bodies so our immune system can do its job.
Learn how nutrition can help boost your immune system. This is the first in a series about how nutrition affects your immune system. In the first episode, I discuss Vitamin C. Watch the video above, or read about it.