Zinc is one of our most important minerals yet it is one of the most common deficiencies that we can have. Without enough zinc we can have more inflammation, diarrhea, a lower immune system and we are at increased risk of developing cancer.
Most of us can’t wait for the summer months because it means warmer weather and more time outdoors - well hopefully more time outdoors… However, many people need to be careful with the too much sun and heat exposure. The following are the top 3 tips to keep in mind... The goal is to recharge during the summer months. Remember that if you are not feeling great towards mid or late August, call us for an IV vitamin treatment which can offer you a great boost to your energy and immune system.
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.
At Miranda Naturopathic Clinic, we are often told by our patients that symptoms may be worse in the morning, or that finding a comfortable position in which to sleep due to complaint X is challenging or difficult. Many conditions can potentially be aggravated by improper positioning during sleep; for example, neck pain and headaches, shoulder pain, or lower back/pelvic pain. Yet, a good night’s sleep is essential in order to allow healing and recovery to occur!
At our clinic, we love to recommend patients to have ground flax seeds daily. Flax seeds are high in lignans and alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which are considered natural cancer-protective compounds. They are also high in fibre promoting regular bowel movement and therefore, beneficial in the fight of colon cancer. Even though whole flax seeds have a higher fibre content, the ground flax seeds are easier to digest and the one that works best.