Tag Archives: micronutrients

7 Simple Lunch Swaps That Get More Fruits & Veggies Into Your Day

mushrooms lunch burgers healthy

credit: iStock Photo

There is no shortage of scales, apps, and diets that count pounds, calories, and other data translating your lunch eating habits (or any meal time) into numbers.

However, when it comes to holistic, optimal health, the quality of your food matters.

While eating refined, processed foods are known to increase inflammation, diabetes, and insulin resistance, eating nutrient-dense foods help your body stave off disease and function better, from immune system and muscle function, to heart and blood health, and even eye health. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Facts You Need To Know About Magnesium

Leafy greens magnesium

Credit: iStock photo

Do you know about the nutrient that can affect your sleep, energy, longevity, and mood? Meet Magnesium.

Unfortunately, Magnesium deficiency is incredibly common, affecting more than half of the U.S. population.

Because healthy Magnesium levels play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning, here are 5 basic facts everyone should know about Magnesium. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Why You Should Question the FDA’s New Nutrition Labeling Mandate 

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutrition labeling on menus and vending machines. Calorie counts will now be required to be labeled on food and alcoholic beverages that are menu-listed. The guidelines are stricter than expected, as alcoholic beverages, which were not mentioned in earlier drafts, were added to the final guidelines.The FDA’s goal is to combat the obesity epidemic by making Americans more aware of how many calories are actually in their food. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

This Medication Is Being Over-prescribed – Know the Risks and Side Effects

Credit: Wikimedia, modvigil.com

Credit: Wikimedia, modvigil.com

Antibiotics are commonly used to fight against bacterial infections, certain fungal infections and some kinds of parasites; Think bladder infections, sinus and ear infections, and strep throat.

This just in: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that antibiotics are being widely overprescribed in U.S. hospitals. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Best Way to Eat Your Vitamins

Credit: Wikimedia; Fir0002

Credit: Wikimedia; Fir0002

We talk quite a bit about vitamins because of the important role they play in keeping your body healthy and functioning – from immune system and muscle function, to heart and blood health, and even eye health. When it comes to getting your essential vitamins – eating or supplementing – it’s helpful to understand how your body absorbs them best, so that you get the most bang for your buck when you’re chowing on that broccoli (vitamin c) or forking those scrambled eggs (vitamin d). Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How (and What) to Eat for Eye Health

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons; Per Jensen

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons; Per Jensen

Did you know that the same micronutrients that you chow for heart and blood benefits can also assist in the health of other important parts of the body that you rely on daily? Today, we’re talking about your eyes. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.