Known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, Vitamin D is an extremely important having powerful effects on systems throughout your body. Vitamin D can be found in different sources such as sunlight, dairy foods, and certain vegetables. It is difficult for most of us to get enough of it without being intentional. Unlike other Vitamins, Vitamin D functions as a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it. Every human body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Deficiency
Natural Ways to Create Healthy Energy
If you feel exhausted at the end of your workday, than you used to be, you are not alone. Fatigue is a common symptom, especially amongst people between 30-50 years. For many Americans, their ruined sleep routines during the pandemic have left them feeling exhausted than they have ever experienced in their lives. A Gallup survey showed 73 percent of adults viewed the pandemic as growing worse — the highest level of pessimism recorded since Gallup began tracking that assessment in early … [Read more...] about Natural Ways to Create Healthy Energy
How Effective Are Supplements?
Go to any convenience store and you’ll find rows upon rows of dietary supplements. That’s because vitamin and mineral use has skyrocketed over the past decade as the nation eats, drinks and exercises to better health. More than 75 percent of adults in the United States currently take health supplements, according to a survey from the Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN). It found 87 percent trust the safety, quality, and effectiveness of dietary supplements. However, up until recently, … [Read more...] about How Effective Are Supplements?
First Trimester Pregnancy Health Tips
Congratulations! Pregnancy is both exciting and unique to each woman. It inspires expecting women to make healthier lifestyle choices. The first three months of pregnancy is called the “first trimester”; it’s a time when your baby is making a foundation for a sustainable life. It’s also a time when your body is making big changes to accommodate your baby’s birth. Here is information on the first trimester and what you can typically expect. What Is the First Trimester? A healthy pregnancy … [Read more...] about First Trimester Pregnancy Health Tips
The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
The pandemic hit us unexpectedly, and it hit us hard. Dealing with the 'new normal' and 'social distancing' has been tough for everyone. There's been a disruption in schedules, and a sense of routine is lost. There are also feelings of fear and angst we haven't experienced before. COVID-19 is all new emotional territory. With entire families spending most of their time at home, the stress and anxiety of our newfound “togetherness” may have thrown your plans of eating healthy completely off … [Read more...] about The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
Prenatal Infection Prevention
Ways to Prevent Disease and Infection Before and During Pregnancy International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month happens each February and is a worldwide observance to promote awareness of infections transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or during the delivery process. Prenatal infection prevention is essential for the wellbeing of the infant and the protection of the mother. (US Dept. of Health 2013) The incidence of prenatal infection depends on the causative agent; … [Read more...] about Prenatal Infection Prevention