Category Archives: Vitamins

5 Symptoms of Vitamin And Nutrient Deficiencies

Vitamins are factors for all biochemical reactions in the body. We need them to function properly and when at fault, may manifest differently. The causes may be different and no one is exempt. It may be due to a diet based on the excess of processed foods, digestive or food absorption problems, or not eating enough. The good news is that it has a solution because with a balanced diet and reinforcing some aspects, everything can return to normal. Below are 5 symptoms that could be from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin Deficiency Tip 1: Muscle cramps and stiffness in your feet, Read More...

9 Holistic Remedies You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet

Concerned about overuse of prescription meds? Wary of ingredients in over-the-counter cold medicines? Pharmacy sections are being stocked with more and more natural remedies that can provide gentle yet effective relief for everyday ailments. The sheer number of holistic healthcare products that line your pharmacy’s shelves can be overwhelming! Stock your medicine cabinet with these holistic health remedies and rest assured that the next time you feel a cold coming on, your child falls off her bike or you have trouble sleeping, you’ll have just the thing on hand to ease your ills. You’ll find most of these products at Read More...

B Vitamins: What They Are and Why You Need Them

The B-complex vitamins all play an important role in energy production and aid enzymatic reactions necessary for the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Without B vitamins, many of our bodily processes would shut down and we wouldn’t be able to function properly. In total, there are 8 B-Vitamins. Here are the roles of each, and why they are so important: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Food Sources: sunflower seeds, navy beans, black beans, barley, dried peas, green peas, lentils, pinto beans, lima beans, oats Vitamin B1 aids regulation of our appetite and boosts energy. It also plays a key role in maintaining the Read More...

10 Ways to Eat Your Water

  The standard amount of daily water one needs to consume is 4 liters minimum to keep your body hydrated and all the skin and digestive problems at bay. Not all can drink so much water, so you can have more water-based foods instead. There are a lot of veggies and fruits that contain a good amount of water to help keep you hydrated. CUCUMBER (96% WATER) Cucumbers contain 96% water, are rich in fiber and minerals and are cool. They make a great treat during summer and however you have it, slice or dice it and have it alone, they will take Read More...

The Importance of Supplements

Many people ask whether or not they need nutritional supplements if they eat a healthy diet. In a perfect world, no one would need supplements. But given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food supply, and the high load of toxins on our brains and bodies, most of us need a basic daily supply of the raw materials for all our enzymes and biochemistry to run as designed. Over 92 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more vitamins. That doesn’t mean they are receiving less than the amount they need for optimal health. Read More...

Building and Maintaining Healthy Immune Systems

Teach children to wash their hands well after using the restroom, after playing outdoors in the dirt, after playing with pets, and before eating.  Germs carried on the hands can be carried into the body through the mouth.  If the immune system is weak, the child can become ill. (more…) Read More...

Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a super food which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients. It is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta carotene. Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and essential fatty acids. Health benefits of chlorophyll include strengthening of blood making organs, prevention of anemia and abundance of oxygen in the body. Loaded with antioxidant power, chlorophyll exerts beneficial effects towards various medical conditions such as cancer, insomnia, dental ailments, sinusitis, pancreatitis and kidney stones. Chlorophyll helps in normal blood clotting, Read More...