Month: October 2021

Understanding Rebound Headaches

Understanding Rebound Headaches

If you are regularly (and long-term) using painkillers to relieve your headaches, there is a possibility you might have experienced rebound headaches. Pain killers have their role in relieving your pain, but overuse can actually be triggering those headaches you’re trying to get rid of. 

Acute vs Chronic Inflammation

Acute vs Chronic Inflammation

Have you been experiencing symptoms of fatigue or low energy despite getting enough sleep at night? Do you have brain fog or trouble remembering important details? Do you find that you get sick easily or have trouble sleeping at night? Are you prone to frequent 

3 Essential Vitamins that you Need

3 Essential Vitamins that you Need

You’ve heard vitamins are good for you, but do you know why?

In this blog post, we’ll explore 3 well-known vitamins (C, E, and Zinc) and why they’re crucial to your health. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is considered one of the most important nutrients when it comes to supporting good health and fighting invaders. Among other things, vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning that it helps to destroy “free radicals” that otherwise damage cells.

Vitamin C is also a precursor to the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin, which can help to put the body in a calmer and more restorative state. You can find it in countless different fruits and vegetables, including (in particular) citrus fruits, apples, peppers, kale, sprouts, berries, and more. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and also a key player in many of the fundamental biochemical reactions throughout the body governed by the immune system. Additionally, vitamin E may help prevent free radical damage. 

Free radicals form as a result of normal body processes and they cause damage that shortens the life of your cells. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells.

Fruit

Zinc

Did you know Zinc is an essential mineral that is a component of more than 300 enzymes needed to repair wounds, maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, synthesize protein, help cells reproduce, preserve vision, boost immunity, and protect against free radicals, among other functions.

Try this Zinc packed smoothie for a healthy midday snack:

2 carrots

2 apples

1 cup baby spinach

1 slice fresh ginger

For a wonderful smoothie add 1 to 2 cups of cashew or soy milk.

For extra zinc add sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Supplements are often recommended as getting your daily intake of vitamins on food alone can sometimes be a challenge. Even though you might be taking supplementation daily, it’s still a great idea to make sure you eat plenty of whole fruit and vegetables daily. Nothing beats the vitamins offered by fresh food!

How Healthy is Your Gut?

How Healthy is Your Gut?

Did you know that poor gut health is a sign of poor overall health? More correctly, if you have poor gut health, your overall health is suffering as a result. You have more bacteria cells in your gut than you have human cells in your 

Your Foolproof Formula for Lifelong Brain Health

Your Foolproof Formula for Lifelong Brain Health

It’s natural for your brain to change as you grow older, but you can protect your cognitive fitness at any age. Your lifestyle plays a major role in how well you think, learn, and remember. Unfortunately, failing brain health is a public health epidemic, according