vitamin B12 deficiency - why you should care

vitamin B12 deficiency - why you should care

Being informed about individual nutrients is important but thinking of them in a vacuum won't provide much benefit unless they work in synergy with other nutrients.

But one nutrient in particular that's caught my attention recently is vitamin B12. Though most of us have heard about this vitamin, I don't think we really understand the severity of vitamin B12 deficiency. When we go about our daily life, exhausted, anxious and depressed with brain fog hanging heavily over us, we don't necessarily think about vitamin B12 being a missing piece. 

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why do we need omega 3 fatty acids

why do we need omega 3 fatty acids

Even if you're not kicking it with the health obsessed peeps, you've probably heard the words "omega 3 fatty acids". I've known about them for years but it was more or less in the "for heart health" context - take these fish oil tablets and have a healthy heart. Well there's way more to it than that. 

While the body is impressive at making fats from most of the nutrients it receives, this isn't the case of Omega 3 fatty acids. These have to come from food and they are essential for well being. 

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how to reduce daily stress

how to reduce daily stress

We all have crappy days. One of the fascinating things about us humans is the inconsistency in our moods and feelings. As hard as we may try, it's nearly impossible to have a consistent mood throughout the day. Our obsessive thoughts can take a perfectly fine day and wreck it. Unless you've cultivated the ability to stay in the moment and be mindful throughout the day, you probably struggle too. 

I've given up on trying to control my thoughts. It doesn't work. Embracing the fact that thoughts will come and thoughts will go, will likely give you a sense of relief. It's not your fault. We're all wired this way, some more so than others. 

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11 things i learned in my 30s

11 things i learned in my 30s

This week I decided to keep things light and write another lifestyle post. Since I think emotional health is just as important as physical health, I wanted to share the things I've learned from my younger self and taken with me into my 30s. 

I won't lie, my 20s were fun and a blur - looking back, I'm just happy I made it through. The changes I experienced in a single decade were profound as it started with college and ended in marriage. Between those two points a lot of crazy stuff happened. 

But as I'm now in my mid 30s, I've been reflecting back on the changes experienced over the years and what I've come to regard as important. The great thing about getting older is that you care less about things I used to view as paramount. 

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benefits of ginger

benefits of ginger

The alarm went off in what seemed like the middle of the night. I kicked the blanket off pausing a moment for a stretch. I was the same person but everything was different. A tiny life was slowly growing inside me. Once sleep started fading, I dangled one leg off the bed then another, finally making my way on to my feet. I felt it move through me starting at the top of my head pushing against my skin, pulsing. Wave after wave of nausea shattered the last bit of sleep. And there it was - an official sign that I was pregnant. 

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