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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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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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Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze

Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze
Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe and photo: @onbetterliving  If you’re looking for a delicious, keto-friendly and low-carb pumpkin spiced flavor treat to get you through the fall and winter, then try these Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze! The MCT oil in the glaze will help give you a healthy boost of energy and keep you satiated between meals. Only 4 net carbs per serving! Servings: 12 muffins Pre...

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Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil

Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil
Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Dressing (makes extra) ¼ cup Udo’s Oil 2 tbsp juice from sauerkraut ¼ tsp lemon zest Lots of fresh cracked pepper Sea salt, to taste Salad 3 cups fresh mixed greens 4 tbsp sauerkraut 100 g smoked salmon 2 tbsp hemp hearts   Method: Add all salad dressing ingredients in a small jar. Close the lid and shake thoroughly unt...

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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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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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Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement
Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on te...

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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you w...

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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy
6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women and 2...

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Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. Bu...

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