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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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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5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It

5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It
Previously published @onbetterliving  The last few years has seen a rise in incredible weight loss stories, with the before and after pics to prove it all over social media. And the credit has been going to one diet in particular: the ketogenic diet.  A high-fat, low-carb diet that was developed back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, the purpose of the keto diet is to get your body to get into a state of ketosis and turn it into a fat burni...

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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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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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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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    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream

    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream
    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Makes: 4 servingsTime: 15 minutes Ingredients: Ice Cream: 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours2 cups frozen bananas1/4 cup plant-based milk1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or 1 tbsp vanilla extract Elderberry Swirl (Optional): 1 cup blueberries1 – 2 tbsp Flora Elderberry Crystals2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)1/2 tsp tapioca starch Method: If you’d like to make the ...

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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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    Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic

    Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic
    Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Persons: 2 Total Time:1 hour Ingredients 2 cups waterPinch of sea salt1/3 cup Flora Mānuka Honey (a variety with a high MGO+ factor is recommended)¼ cup apple cider vinegar3 ripe peaches, sliced1 lemon, slicedSparkling water, to serve Instructions Add water and salt to a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, then stir in Mānuka Honey until dissolved. Pour t...

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    Summer Skin Health

    Summer Skin Health
    Summer Skin Health Summer can do a number on your skin. The main culprit is sun exposure, which is responsible for the lion’s share of premature skin aging. But chlorine from the pool and salt water from the ocean can also suck the moisture from your skin, making it dry, rough, and scaly. What’s a summer lovin’ person to do? You know enough to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. And moisturizing from the outside with your favorite lotion ...

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