Hypovitaminosis D, or vitamin D deficiency, is actually more common than you would imagine. Vitamin D is not a typical vitamin. It is actually a steroid hormone that your body is designed to produce in response to sun exposure, not get from your diet. So you can imagine why many are deficient, since excess sun […]
Are you a coffee drinker? Chances are decent, since statistics show that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 consume coffee every day. That’s a BIG number. And guess what coffee does to you? It causes your kidneys to release extra magnesium into your urine. Which means your chances of magnesium DEFICIENCY are higher! […]
Are there benefits of eating raw foods? For many of us, the majority of the food we eat is cooked. And it’s cooked well. You may not know this, but there are downsides to eating only cooked food. Heating food above 118° F (wet) or 150° F (dry) destroys (or denatures) most enzymes and lessens […]
Leaky gut is a condition that is very damaging and is not widely known about. I know, because I had it. It brought me food allergies, digestive pains, increased sickness, and fatigue. Oh the fatigue. And the very unfortunate part is that I did it to myself. Unknowingly, of course.
This is why I believe education […]
Mmmm the benefits of coconut, the one-seeded drupe… I absolutely love coconut. And while others may not enjoy the flavor, it provides some ESSENTIAL health benefits. Some of my favorite memories while traveling in Southeast Asia are drinking fresh coconut water, right out of the coconut. You can find them all over at road side […]
Let me start off by saying, I’ve considered getting a personal water bottle filtration system (since I’m a water quality stickler), but I had never heard of LifeStraw by Vestergaard. This company caters to outdoor folk, as its primary use is to eliminate bacteria and protozoa from contaminated water. And I’ve never been an avid camper […]
Turmeric is extremely beneficial to us in many, many ways… so why should you be eating turmeric?
I have struggled for the past 7 or more years with the health of my intestinal tract. I have done various diets, taken various supplements, but nothing has noticeably helped my guts like turmeric. Yes. Turmeric has helped me […]
Maybe you’ve heard about metabolic overtraining syndrome, more commonly known as ‘overtraining’, or maybe you didn’t want to know about it. But it is a thing. It means you have been working out too hard and too much, and your body is not able to recover properly. And it will lead to a decline in […]
Where do you store your fat? Many people end up with excess fat in different places. Why would this be? My goal for this article is to help you understand why you store your fat where you do and what that fat storage means to you. Knowing where you store fat can help you understand […]