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?
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, [...]
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). [...]
Many have heard that age old saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". But not many can tell you why. Popular belief is that breakfast is a meal that you eat first thing in the morning. While this may be true, the time of day has nothing to do with the meaning of the word. In fact, it has nothing to do with why people say that [...]