The Western diet has become increasingly depleted of nutrients, making it difficult for most Americans to easily consume the appropriate amount of vitamins & minerals. Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies are very common, and fortunately we have many tools available now to identify them and address the best way to mitigate that problem. So, what can we do to ensure our bodies are getting the vital vitamins and minerals they need?
Everyone knows good quality sleep is a must to keep our body systems working optimally, but sleep is so often elusive or set on the back-burner in place of “productivity.” So many factors can contribute to poor sleep - stress, responsibilities, unexpected changes, challenges or illness, but creating a healthy routine around bedtime can drastically improve your chances of catching some quality zzzz’s. Take a scroll below to check out [...]
It’s that time of the year again, where everyone starts gearing up for winter colds & looks to prep their immune systems for battle. Honestly, 2020 has been quite the year of recognizing our immune systems & what they’re capable of in our opinion. It’s a tool that's so good at it’s job, that in a perfect scenario, you won’t even know it’s working. The stronger your immune system, the [...]
While you might think of a vitamin like vitamin C as a single molecule, every vitamin is actually a family of related molecules that share a common function in the body. The members of a vitamin family are called vitamers (pronounced vīt-ə-mərs). Vitamins and Vitamers There are 14 essential vitamins that your body needs to function as it should — vitamins A, C, D, E, and K; the B vitamins (B1, B2, [...]
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If your checking out this post, you have likely heard about intermittent fasting and are wondering exactly what it is and whether you should try it out. Funny thing is, you already fast every day while you sleep! So lets get right into the basics! What is intermittent fasting (IF)? Simply put, intermittent fasting is a pattern of periods when you eat and periods when you don't eat (aka fasting). [...]
4 Servings | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 15 min P:29.4g | C:11.1g | Fat:12.23g | Fiber: 4.75g Ingredients: 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (feel free to use frozen shrimp! Just defrost them first!) 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1.5 [...]