I continue to be increasingly concerned about the “anti-supplement” movement. It appears that some individuals selectively use research that reinforces their general belief that nutritional supplements have very little, if any, health value and omit credible studies that support the contrary. The problem with this approach is that promoting this narrative that can put peoples’ health at risk.
In some cultures, krill is consumed as food. For example, Japanese cuisine may incorporate krill. They call it “okiami.” And a popular Norwegians snack is krill paste with crackers. But many of us will probably not come across krill for food in our regular daily life. You do, however, have access to krill oil supplements (just as you do fish oil supplements).
Many people use CBD to treat a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from epilepsy and anxiety, to arthritis pain and insomnia. There also has been a good amount of conflicting information in the media and online about CBD and other cannabis-based therapies. So, it would be totally understandable if you’re both curious and skeptical as well a little confused about CBD.
Aside from toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, there’s another hot commodity in town these days due to the coronavirus pandemic - elderberry.
I don’t like to play favorites with my nutrients. They are all equally important to our health and wellness. We need macronutrients (which are necessary in larger quantities) and micronutrients (in smaller quantities).
The story I’m about to discuss is regarding a young man, who prefers to remain anonymous and will be referred to as “J,” who had a very challenging experience from taking a particular supplement. I think it’s important to share this story.
Recently, a man’s taste buds went missing! “When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn't take long for them to recognize why: The man's taste buds were missing,” according to one report.
In a recent article written by mega pop star Taylor Swift, titled 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30, the singer shared a bit of her proactive healthcare routine.
Learning what nutrients you need and the amounts can be overwhelming and confusing. To give you some basics, there are six essential nutrients you need to stay healthy. These nutrients are water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, there are 16 essential minerals and 13 essential vitamins we all need for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy.
If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and are familiar with my book, it’s no secret to you that I’m all about overcoming nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. If you have too little or too much of the nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, which are needed for proper body functioning, you are likely to have health issues. Nutritional imbalance puts you at a greater risk of developing health issues such as depression and obesity. And if you already have certain health issues, like metabolic syndrome, you may need more of a certain nutrient than the average person.
Oregano is one of the “largest selling” culinary herbs. It is a fragrant herb which is native to the Mediterranean and is commonly used in Italian cooking. Reportedly, Americans consume 379,000 metric tons of oregano per year, and the majority of that is imported.
Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world. But perhaps what is even more impressive is that Bolt was able to earn this title with a major physical setback.
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