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Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation

Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation
Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation  In this article: What nutrients do we need to develop and maintain a healthy body? What signs show that the body is missing vitamins or minerals? What is the simplest way to cover your health bases? A Healthy Nutritional Foundation What sets kids up for a healthy life and ensures that adults age gracefully, maintaining cognitive and physical function? Getting all the e...

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Digestive Tips for the Holidays

Digestive Tips for the Holidays
Digestive Tips for the Holidays December’s here, and food wise, that means it’s temptation city. Everywhere you look, it seems like someone is trying to get you to go against your better instincts. That cookie platter in the break room. The chocolates at your hair salon. Those seasonal goodies lining the shelves of the grocery store. Not to mention all the rich and sweet foods you’re probably making at home. It’s enough to make anyone overindulge. ...

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Are You Taking The Right Iron For You?

Are You Taking The Right Iron For You?
Are You Taking The Right Iron For You?  This blog was originally posted on drwillcole.com. Nutrient deficiencies are something I see regularly in my telehealth functional medicine clinic. Our bodies are so interconnected and require a specific ratio of various nutrients in order to function optimally. And while I believe food is foundational, sometimes severe deficiencies require a little more help to overcome. Iron is one of the most common defici...

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Iron for adults over 50

Iron for adults over 50
Iron for adults over 50 Many people fear iron excess. This fear may be one reason why, even in wealthy countries, iron is the most common nutrient deficiency. For example, 8-44% of seniors are anemic, and contrary to many assumptions, men in this group are most likely to be deficient. And it is true, that like most other nutrients, iron is not good for us in excess. However, it is also not good for us to be deficient. This is why I refer to iron as...

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14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes

14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes
14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes As previously posted on onbetterliving.com If you don’t think your digestion is at its best, taking a digestive enzyme supplement before each meal may reduce symptoms like gas and bloating while helping you to absorb more nutrients.* Having truly healthy digestion isn’t just about getting through a meal without feeling like our stomach is burning or it tripled after we've eaten. And there’s a l...

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Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid multivitamin and mineral formula for the whole family

Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid multivitamin and mineral formula for the whole family
Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid multivitamin and mineral formula for the whole family A good, well-balanced diet should supply most of the essential nutrients we need to power us through the day and support our overall health. However, let’s be real, not everyone is able to or chooses to eat as well as they should all the time and it can be easier than we think to get sub-optimal amounts of key vitamins and minerals – espec...

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Tropical Mint Green Smoothie

Tropical Mint Green Smoothie
Tropical Mint Green Smoothie Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Makes: 2 x 10oz servings Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mango ½ cup frozen banana ½ an avocado (or ½ cup plain yoghurt) 1 cup filtered water 1 ½ tbsp Flora Beyond Greens Powder 1 tbsp aloe vera juice 2 tsp Udo’s Oil 2 tsp chia seeds ½ tsp peppermint extract Method:  Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, blend on high until smooth and creamy.

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Organic MCT Oil

Organic MCT Oil
MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs come in four le...

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Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter

Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter
Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter What do you love most about fall? Walking in the crisp air, carving pumpkins, and tasting the first bite of a sweet, juicy apple probably top your list. Dry, cracked skin? Yeah, not so much.  But just as the leaves are turning red and drying out, your skin is doing the same. And it only gets worse in the winter.   Challenge #1: Dryness Colder temperatures outside and parched, heated air inside can really do a nu...

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Grain Free Blueberry Crisp

Grain Free Blueberry Crisp
Grain Free Blueberry Crisp Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 2 ½ cups blueberries Juice of half a lemon (2 tbsp) 3 tbsp coconut sugar 2 tbsp Elderberry Crystals 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 ½ cup almond flour or almond meal 2/3 cup brown sugar ½ cup hemp hearts ½ cup sliced almonds Pinch of sea salt 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter or ghee   Method: Preheat oven to 3...

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Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope.

Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope.
Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope. Congratulations parents, you finished your back-to-school shopping and shipped your kiddos back to in-person learning. Or if you don’t have kids at home, maybe you bought yourself a pair of cute new winter boots when they went on sale. But while you were stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, sweaters, and corduroys, did you happen to pick up any elderberry? Elderberry? Already? It’s not even ...

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Omegas for Brain Health

Omegas for Brain Health
Omegas for Brain Health After what we’ve been through, just about everyone could use a brain boost right now. Kids have undergone a year or more of disrupted schooling, and many of them have fallen behind. Adults are experiencing pandemic-induced brain fog.[1] And seniors who’ve been especially diligent about staying home are experiencing the effects of loneliness on the brain.[2] It’s a lot. Thankfully, there’s omega-3 fatty acids. Ever heard that...

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