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Category Archives: Vitamins and Minerals

Categories Health, Nutrition Programs, Vitamins and Minerals

FREE 15 Minute Nutrient Supplementation Consult

The alarming fact is that foods – fruits, vegetables and grains – now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain needed nutrients, are starving us – no matter how much we eat of them.

— US Senate Document 264, 1936

This statement was made over 80 years ago and the situation has not improved. Additionally, the Standard American Diet is filled with processed foods void of nutrients, high in sugar and low in fruits and vegetables. “Even with a perfect diet, the combination of depleted soils, the storage, transportation and genetic alterations of our food, and the increased stress and nutritional demands results from a toxic environment, make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat.” – Dr. Mark Hyman. Statistics also suggest that as much as 66% of all chronic illnesses can be associated with a nutrient deficiency. Evidence shows that to insure optimal health, supplementation of key nutrients is necessary. 

Determining which nutrient to supplement can be overwhelming for many, but I am here to help! To insure 2019 is your healthiest year, I am offering personalized nutrient supplement recommendations for FREE! Schedule your consult HERE!

Categories Health, Vitamins and Minerals

Lean Mass, Health and Quality of Life

Weight loss and improving body composition is a primary goal for many, but what is far less appreciated and addressed is the correlation between optimal body composition and overall health.   Lean mass plays an important role in preventing obesity and illness and can provide optimal health and overall improved quality of life.

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Categories Health, Vitamins and Minerals

12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!

The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years, however unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October with fall festivals and Halloween candy.  Add in office parties, cookie swaps and social engagements and a healthy diet is derailed.

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Categories Guest Posts, Vitamins and Minerals, Weekly Nutrition Posts

Vitamin B12 and Infographic!

Vitamin B12 is the big brother of the B Vitamins; often overlooked, impossible to live without and all important to human functioning. One of eight crucial B vitamins, B12 is the vitamin that ensures proper functioning of the nervous system, assists in the formation of red blood cells, and this is a big one, aids in metabolism by turning those fatty acids into pure usable energy.

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Categories Recipes, Vitamins and Minerals

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I love soups and fall flavors as they often bring squash and pumpkin to the table.

The base of this soup is butternut squash which is rich in beta carotene (vitamin A), folate, potassium, and vitamin C, as well as numerous antioxidants that are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.   It is easy to make, delicious, and nutritious!

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Categories Guest Posts, Health, Recipes, Vitamins and Minerals

Hail to Kale!

Hail to the almighty vegetable, kale!   Loaded with antioxidants and rich in vitamins A, C, K and minerals calcium and iron, kale is credited with anti inflammatory abilities, cardiovascular benefits and the ability to detoxify.   With all these nutrients and health benefits it is no surprise that kale is labeled as a superfood.   Kale is highly versatile and can be used raw in salads, blended into shakes and smoothies, juiced, cooked in soups, sautéed with other veggies or even baked as chips!

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