Articles in: Nutritional Deficiencies

Nutritional deficiencies are responsible for many common symptoms and issues, but awareness about their connection must be raised. B12 deficiency, for example – one of the most common deficiencies in the world – can result in brain shrinkage and cognitive decline. This article category covers a range of nutritional deficiencies and zooms in on the most common ones, and ultimately empowers us with the amazing tools of dietary sources and high-quality supplements, as well as the knowledge we need to navigate blood test results, so that we can safeguard ourselves and our loved ones from avoidable imbalances.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Today, nutritional deficiencies are more common than we think. In 1948, the FDA wrote that 90% of all Americans were deficient in at least one mineral. Today there are many common deficiencies that can be detrimental to optimal health. Many of the deficiencies discussed here are ones that are so prevalent they affect more than half of the world's population. Make sure you have been evaluated for any nutritional deficiencies.

10 Reasons to Consider an Iodine Supplement

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 53 seconds Iodine is found in each of the trillions of cells in the human body. It is responsible for the production of all the hormones, proper immune system function, cellular protection, brain function, detoxification, thyroid function and much more. (1) Join me as I explore some very compelling […]

The Perfect Whale Poop

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, 36 seconds In a recent NPR report, Marine Biologist Victor Smetacek made an interesting discovery regarding whale poop. Our oceans contain up to 6 billion tons of krill that play a huge role in the life of the oceans, and therefore the planet. Krill, which are small, shrimp-like crustaceans, feed […]

What’s Missing in Your “Healthy” Diet? Part I

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Average Reading Time: 8 minutes, 23 seconds Lately, I have been fascinated by the eating habits of the relatively disease-free ancient humans compared to the diet of today’s modern humans. And while the subject of how many proteins versus carbohydrates we should eat is highly debated, many experts believe that we eat about the same […]

Last Chance To Get Your Vitamin D Tested

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds North of Atlanta there are basically no UVB rays from the sun from October through April, which means your body can’t make vitamin D from the sun. Folks north of these latitudes should be eating lots of organ meats and fish liver oils – or if they can’t go […]

Brain Fog Linked to Age Spots

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 2 seconds About 60% of people studied in the late-middle-age range showed signs of significant brain aging. (1) For years, these changes have been considered just benign age spots on the brain, but new research has revealed their cognitive impact. Once called simply “age spots,” these changes are now officially termed […]

Know the Dangers of Zinc Deficiency

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 5 seconds Zinc is such a common mineral that we sometimes take it for granted. New studies are showing that, as we age, zinc deficiencies are very prevalent mostly due to a lack of zinc in the diet. In the United States, about 12% of the population experience zinc deficiency, and […]

Eat Fat, Beat Sugar Cravings

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Ancient humans ate roughly the same amount of proteins and carbs as modern humans, but they ate way more fats and fiber than modern humans do. The average hunter-gatherer ate about 100g of fiber a day, while we eat 15-20g on average. (1) We have been told for 30 years that fats are bad and, […]

The Scoop on Laxatives

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A study conducted by The American Cancer Society surveyed 1,064,004 men and women and found that 26% of them reported occasional constipation. (1) Few people realize that, beyond discomfort, occasional constipation significantly increases the risk for colon concerns, (2) poor immunity, fatigue and nutritional deficiencies (see other symptoms in the list below). Symptoms Associated with […]

Don’t Miss This Critical Blood Test

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Homocysteine is an amino acid and a breakdown of protein that is found in the blood. The quantity of this amino acid in one’s blood can vary quite greatly. It is found in meat, seafood, dairy, eggs and some seeds and nuts. A recent article in the Journals of Gerontology measured the effects of high […]