Why should I take zinc?

We typically find zinc lozenges in the cold and flu aisle at our local grocery store, and for good reason. Zinc is a nutrient found throughout our bodies that helps our immune system and metabolism function. It is also important to wound healing and our sense of taste and smell.

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Do you know all these vitamin C benefits?

Our bodies don’t make vitamin C, but we need it for immune function, bone structure, iron absorption, and healthy skin. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. While it’s common to try to get your vitamin C benefits from foods, many people also turn to supplements to meet their needs.

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What I’m doing to protect myself during COVID-19

We are all living in a difficult and confusing time. It can also feel scary, with so much uncertainty. Many of us want to know what to do to be in the best state of health possible. Myself, I follow a combination of information from the news, epidemiologists, virologists, infectious diseases specialists, government recommendations and orders, Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, my own life experience, and common sense.

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How to support your immune system

Immune system health is at top of mind for just about everything right now. It’s important to support our immune systems so we are more resilient to infection. A healthy lifestyle is the foundation for immune health. It takes consistency, and an overall healthy lifestyle to really build strong immune support. Don’t be fooled by the “immune boosters” that are out there everywhere now. We can’t just boost our immune systems overnight.

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What is intuitive eating?

Ever heard of intuitive eating and wanted to try it out? Maybe the thought of it has piqued your interest but the how-to really puzzles you. With diet-culture influencing both our food choices and the way we view our bodies on a daily basis, intuitive eating offers us a big “deep breath” if we let it.

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