Iron Deficiency and Athletes

Iron Deficiency and Athletes

 Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types – professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are more at risk of iron deficiency than other groups of people. Iron deficiency can result in fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and poor circulation. As you can imagine, none of these sym... Continue Reading

    Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?

    Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?

    Stress and Mental Health: What’s the Connection? The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the role situational stress plays on mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, more than two-thirds of adults say their stress levels rose during the pandemic and almost half experienced everyday tension and mood swings.[i] If you or someone you know got sick, if you were an essential worker, or if you balanced working at a desk wedged i... Continue Reading

      Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

      Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

      Mental health can easily be affected by stress. This year more people than ever are showing signs of stress-related health issues; high blood pressure, stress-fueled eating with associated weight gain, nausea, weight loss and hair loss from worry, and the list goes on. Our mental health status occurs on a spectrum or continuum, meaning we all move back and forth between doing excellently and doing not so great. We hope to spend the most time ‘in th... Continue Reading

      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 wel... Continue Reading

      Do You Even Science, Bro?

      Do You Even Science, Bro?

      Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be whip... Continue Reading

      The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

      The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

      Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories, so let’s get clear on what is... Continue Reading

      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... Continue Reading

      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... Continue Reading

      Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

      Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

      Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 5 minutes Notes To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the smoothie without caffeine. Ingredients ½ cup steamed then frozen sweet p... Continue Reading

      A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner

      A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner

      This blog was originally posted on drwillcole.com. Our world is stressed out. We wear busy as a badge of honor and carry around planners, calendars, and endless to-do lists with no end in sight. The amount of sleep many of us get each night is minimal and we can’t remember the last time we truly felt relaxed. We have a serious problem. In my telehealth functional medicine clinic, chronic stress can be just as much, if not more, of a trigger to my p... Continue Reading

      Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

      Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

      Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 2-4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Marinade:½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend3-4 cloves garlic3 sprigs fresh thymeSalt and pepper, to taste_________________________Salad:1 bunch radishes, sliced½ a fennel bulb, finely diced1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level)Handful chives, diced Instructi... Continue Reading

      This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

      This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

      BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects the... Continue Reading