health benefits of zinc

health benefits of zinc

Zinc isn't exactly a sexy topic. Not something that's on the forefront of health topics but in my opinion it should be. While I don't think we should eat food for individual nutrients, it's important that we pay attention to what foods can do for us and how they can affect overall functions of the body. 

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what are adaptogens and why you need them

what are adaptogens and why you need them

Cold season is upon us. Unfortunately I do not have a good relationship with it. I've certainly had my fair share of cold viruses over the years but this past year has been especially bad as my son started pre-school. The stuff he brought home deserved some sort of trophy..."shittiest of shit cold viruses" award because that's how last year was. Months upon months of nothing but sickness. Sleepless nights and misery plagued our home.

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7 signs of vitamin D deficiency

7 signs of vitamin D deficiency

I received some interesting health news earlier this week which provided some much needed insight into why I'd been feeling a certain way lately. 

Aside from my rather busy schedule, I've been feeling tired, moody, unable to focus, kind of down, etc. Symptoms I was mostly ignoring, attributing my relatively busy lifestyle to them. Okay, very busy lifestyle. 

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benefits of turmeric you may not know about

benefits of turmeric you may not know about

When it comes to spices, many of us think of them as flavor enhancers in food. And while that's true, most spices contain a ton of health benefits. However, there's one spice that stands out in particular. And that's turmeric. 

Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian cooking for thousands of years and Ayurvedic medicine considers it to be not just food but medicine.  

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