Teenagers’ bodies go through many changes and they need a balanced amount of vitamin and minerals. Our ability to maintain health in the future is many times dependent on our nutrition during these important teenage years. Consider the following examples: We are more likely going to develop osteoporosis in later years unless we take a good amount of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D and other minerals during our teenage years.
We often think about the immune system this time of year when colds and flus are becoming more apparent. I often get patients ask me, “Is my immune system as good as it could be?” This is not a simple yes or no answer. We know many things can affect our immune system. One thing that has a significant impact on our immune system is stress.