I had a chance to try Juice Plus+ supplements. Continue reading “Product Review: Juice Plus+ Chewables”
Category: Vitamins and Minerals
If you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably been told to eat more potassium. As you nosh on the obligatory banana, how much do you know about this mineral? It is important for so much more than blood pressure. Continue reading “Potassium”
Protein: Why, How Much and Risks
What is Protein?
Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.
Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”
Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health
Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”
My Fish Oil Choice
Fish oil, DHA and EPA specifically, benefits your health in many ways. Studies show it is beneficial for pain, depression, memory, blood thinning, RA, early brain development, triglycerides reduction, mental health issues, among others.
For health benefits the average person should be taking about 1 gram of fish oil per day. That’s 1000 mg. That’s because the average person is deficient in omega 3. For some health conditions it could be Continue reading “My Fish Oil Choice”
Phytonutrients. A Rainbow of Foods.
“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13
Phytochemicals are plant foods that contain natural chemicals that help protect the plant. They also help us prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly. There are more that 10,000 known phytonutrients. Continue reading “Phytonutrients. A Rainbow of Foods.”
What are Prebiotics?
No, that’s not a typo. Last time we discussed probiotics. Now our focus is prebiotics. Continue reading “Prebiotics”
Who Benefits From Probiotics and How to Optimize Their Use.
The word probiotic comes from the Greek, meaning “promoting” (pro) and “life” (biotic). This is a newer field of research that is expanding. We are still learning about the benefits and limitations of probiotics. Continue reading “Who Benefits From Probiotics and How to Optimize Their Use.”
Arthritis Herbs and Supplements
In my previous arthritis post, I mentioned strategies like losing weight, drinking water to keep joints hydrated, an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise. Let’s look at some herbs and supplements that hold promise in reducing the pain and/or inflammation of arthritis. Continue reading “Arthritis Herbs and Supplements”
Vitamin C and Tissue Repair
“The Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30
I always thought vitamin C was just about keeping you from getting a cold. It is so much more. Let’s explore how vitamin C is essential for wound and soft tissue repair.
Magnesium: It’s More Important Than You Think.
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body. Every cell has it and needs it to function properly.
However, most people have low magnesium, even those who eat well. It is estimated 70-90% of people are deficient in magnesium. Continue reading “Magnesium: It’s More Important Than You Think.”
The Sunshine Vitamin- How Much Do You Know?
“From the rising of the sun to its going down, the Lord’s name is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
What is it?
Vitamin D is affectionately known as the “sunshine” vitamin.
While vitamin D is considered a vitamin, it really acts like a hormone. It tells the body to do something somewhere else. Continue reading “The Sunshine Vitamin- How Much Do You Know?”