Tag: B Vitamins

July 25, 2017

health benefits of brazil nutsBrazil nut trees are native to regions in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. These trees can grow up to 160 feet tall and live up to 700 years old. Each mature tree can bear up to 300 fruit pods in a season. They are a staple energy source for native Amazonians even today.

Their delicious nuts provide protein and other essential nutrients with selenium being high on the list. Brazil nuts are dense in calories and high in mono-and polyunsaturated fats which help to lower LDL or the “bad cholesterol” and raise HDL , the “good” cholesterol.  They also include a rich supply of vitamin E, vitamin B-complex, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, manganese and potassium.

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July 10, 2017

healthy skin hair nailsSummer is a great time to show-off your healthy skin, hair and nails! The condition of your skin, hair and nails is a reflection of your overall state of health. A variety of factors can affect their condition, including your exposure to tobacco smoke, sun damage, medications, drug use, and nutritional status.  Guess what is the best way to keep these parts of you looking shiny and healthy – a well-balanced diet! Be sure you are eating a lot of vegetables and fruits along with a smaller portions of protein, healthy fats and grains.

Sometimes vitamin supplementation is needed to support your body, especially if your thyroid gland is under stress (which can lead to pale skin, dull hair and brittle nails). Vitamin formulas for healthy hair, skin, and nails contain many of the same nutrients that your entire body needs for growth and maintenance of cells such as Biotin, the B vitamins, Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin C & E, and essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6). These vitamins also support the production of keratin which is the essential building block for your skin, hair and nails. Talk to your wellness practitioner about the following key supplements that can give strength and shine to your hair, skin, and nails.

June 14, 2017

pumpkin health benefitsPumpkin is an extremely nutrient dense food, which means that it is full of vitamins and minerals but low on calories. There are many creative ways pumpkin can be incorporated into your diet, including desserts, soups, salads, preserves and even as a substitute for butter. When you go shopping for your Halloween pumpkin get an extra one to cook and eat!

Pumpkin is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of vegetables (along with cucumber, cantaloupe and squash), and is cultivated around the world for both its fleshy vibrant orange meat and seeds.

According to the USDA National Nutrient database, one cup of pumpkin, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt contains 49 calories, 1.76 grams of protein, 0.17 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol and 12 grams of carbohydrate (including 2.7 grams of fiber and 5.1 grams of sugar).

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June 12, 2017

natural anxiety remediesAnxiety is a natural physiologic response to stress. Everyone experiences differing levels of anxiety but it’s considered to be a problem or a disorder when these feelings do not go away. Different types of anxiety range from general anxiety which includes difficulty thinking, irritability, and panic disorder with attacks of fear, to social anxiety. Constant anxiety can lead to physical symptoms including difficulty sleeping, abdominal pain, digestive issues and hormone imbalances including thyroid dysfunction.

If you have concerns about your anxiety it’s best to be evaluated by a mental health professional. You can additionally treat and lessen anxiety naturally by following certain dietary and nutritional supplemental changes at home. 

Things To Avoid

Try to stay away from, or limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption. As a stimulant, caffeine

June 12, 2017

how to treat fatigue

“To know chronic fatigue is to know nutritional medicine.”

When exhaustion, muscle weakness, lack of energy, moodiness and/or irritability strike often, it could be a sign that you are mentally and physically fatigued. Fatigue is a common occurrence that people experience and may be a signal that something deeper is going on. Like the check engine light in a car, it is not something to be ignored. Fatigue becomes chronic when exhaustion or lack of energy lasts 6 months or more. In chronic fatigue, the fatigue is extreme and constant, making it difficult or even impossible to function at the most basic level.

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