Tag Archives: micronutrients

4 Vitamins & the Important Signs that You Could Be Deficient

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Agriculture

We recently discussed how micronutrients, specifically minerals, play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning. You can read that post here.

When it comes to micronutrient deficiency, signs such as fatigue or cramps are often your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Next on the micronutrient discussion list? Vitamins. 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.

Is IIFYM Healthy? What You Need to Know

Flickr Creative Commons, TurboKanne

Flickr Creative Commons, TurboKanne

Diets and weight loss come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen nutrition advice – much of which is contradictory – range from adjusting certain food groups and our intake of them, to not eating after 6 p.m., to skipping meals entirely, to only drinking water/maple syrup/lemon juice/cayenne pepper (we know).

It’s not that these diets don’t “work,” because the reality is that any big change you make for an extended period of time is going to have an affect on your body and your health – negative or positive. It just depends on what you mean by “work,” and what your goals are. 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.

7 Important Minerals and the Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Just 2.5 cups of spinach per day are enough to satisfy the daily magnesium requirement. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, robbplusjessie

Have you ever had a few leg cramps and figured, “I just get those from time to time” ? What about poor fingernail growth or restless nights? While these daily observances can be easily written off when it doesn’t interrupt your busy day, the reality is that they are your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. 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.