Food is the best way to get all your nutrients. However, in the rushed world that we live in, you may find yourself not taking in all the nutrients that you need from your diet.
If you are not sure what supplements to take, please ask your naturopathic doctor for guidance. This is specially important if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication. You want to make sure the supplement will not interact with what you are currently taking.
Recent studies show that in order to receive the best levels of protection our blood vitamin D levels should be about 120-200 nmol/l. I personally don’t like to recommend cod liver oil as a vitamin D supplement because it also contain Vitamin A and too much vitamin A taken for long periods of time can cause health problems. Some foods that contain vitamin D include: canned sardines, salmon, tuna, shrimp, butter, sunflower seeds, liver, eggs, mushroom.
Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue can be very troublesome and can lead to many other health concerns. One of the main things my patients benefit from is making sure they have a good breakfast which should include at least 15 g of protein. Then, you MUST eat a snack by 10am to replenish your energy requirements, or ideally you want to have an early lunch (before noon), a nutritious snack by 2pm-3pm and your evening meal should be eaten between 5pm-6pm.
Thyroid is a gland that has been largely misunderstood. Unfortunately, many women and men have their thyroid gland not functioning optimally and they are experiencing symptoms from it. Here are some tips of what you can start doing with your nutrition in order to improve it.
Diets that are gluten free or wheat free are becoming a lot more popular nowadays. Are these recommendations just a fad or is there some truth to them?
What I am certain of is that in my practice I see many different types of health problems improving when patient’s stop eating gluten such as, bloating and gassiness, constipation or diarrhea, skin rashes, foggy thinking and fatigue, and even hyperactivity in ADHD kids. I even had one patient’s hot flashes significantly decrease when she stopped eating bread. These are patients who are not celiac and still feel better when they are off gluten- and it may not be 100% off but at least 90% off.
Sugar is the number one craving in our society. There is a big difference between just liking sweets and craving sweets, and if you are one of them, you know what I mean!! If you are hooked, then it can be hard to stop but not impossible. Sugar contributes to serious short and long term health problems like obesity, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, bloating, diabetes and even cancer. There can be some real physical imbalances that can make you crave the sugar such as insulin resistance, candida overgrowth, different hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, stress or fatigue. Once you find out the root cause of why you are hooked on sugar then you can determine which of the following tips will best help you.