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... Continue Reading

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... Continue Reading

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... Continue Reading

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... Continue Reading

    Immune-Essence™ with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential

    Immune-Essence™ with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential

    Immune-Essence™ with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential When you hear the words “turkey tail,” it’s natural to think of the plume of feathers on November’s bird of honor. But Turkey Tail, so named because of its similarity to the real thing, is a mushroom with immune-boosting powers.* And in the fall, when everyone from your little ones to your seatmate on the bus seems to be a walking cootie factory, that’s something we could all use. Whic... Continue Reading

    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. Continue Reading

    Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily

    Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily

    Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily As previously posted on onbetterliving.com It’s wild to think about, but each of our guts are home to about 100 trillion microbes, that includes about 1000 strains of bacteria, that can weigh up to  5 pounds (1).  While the word “bacteria '' doesn't necessarily drum up warm and cozy feelings, most of these invisible critters are there to help us. In fact researchers are learning just how critical this in... Continue Reading

    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... Continue Reading

    Ayurveda, the science of life, part 2 of 2

    Ayurveda, the science of life, part 2 of 2

    Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic wellness system practiced in India for over 5000 years. Some favorite Ayurvedic principals include: • Know and embrace your essence and constitution • What heals, also prevents • Live in tune with nature • Connect with your body through exercise • Purify and cleanse • Think right, sleep well • Herbs work more powerfully in synergy. Sustaining balance in one’s energy, personality, and physical body is consi... Continue Reading

    Finally, a truly comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!

    Finally, a truly comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!

    Finally, a truly comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula! At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are expected to suffer a bone fracture at some point in their lives. This is a sobering fact compounded by the fact that by age 40, our bone building years are largely behind us and a slow, gradual decline is on the horizon. Fortunately, we can be proactive with diet, supplements, and exercise to mineralize and build bone density while we can and... Continue Reading

    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... Continue Reading

    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... Continue Reading

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