There are many different reasons someone many experience chronic or occasional brain fog. Sometimes it can be normal – maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, or you’re exhausted from traveling, or you’re under the weather. But for the most part, it shouldn’t be something you learn to live with or pass off as normal. If you experience regular brain fog, here are some tips to helping eliminate it. If it continues or is accompanied with other symptoms, it’s best to reach out to a functional medicine practitioner and identify the root cause. Continue reading “6 Tips to Conquering Brain Fog”
A Healing Homemade Bone Broth Recipe
Bone broth is a traditional food which in our modern age is not often made or consumed on a consistent basis, but we should return to this traditional food due to the amazing benefits of minerals and collagen and their actions at preserving a healthy GI system.
Long and slow cooked broth made from organic bones (such as turkey, chicken and beef) will be rich in a vibrant array of minerals because the bones themselves are highly mineralized. A well-made bone broth will give your body bio-available forms of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride. Minerals are an essential raw material component which supplies each cell with co-factors for them to carry out their unique function. Minerals must be consumed through the diet as although they are essential for cellular function, the body cannot make these minerals. Continue reading “A Healing Homemade Bone Broth Recipe”
Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System
The dreaded cold and flu season is upon us with a vicious flu strain sweeping the nation. The number of children and adults who have been hospitalized is downright frightening.
Many people have been left wondering what they can do to keep themselves and their families healthy this year. We have heard the general recommendations and cold and flu season tips like; wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, cover your mouth when you cough, etc. While these are all helpful, you should also take a proactive approach to support your immune system so it will be stronger when coming in contact with these very contagious germs. Continue reading “Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System”
Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth
By now, we’ve all heard the buzz around bone broth – it has many health benefits, like delivering an array of essential minerals, but its most distinctive benefit is providing collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and its uses are many. As natural health expert, Dr. Axe explains in detail, collagen enhances health in numerous ways, from helping to heal leaky gut, to improving skin and nail health, to reducing joint pain. Continue reading “Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth”
Four Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake
Think adding fiber to your diet means you have to add kale to every meal? Think again. Here’s our favorite suggestions…
1. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies
Fruits and vegetables contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, along with many nutrients. Depending on your diet commitment level and the reason you’re increasing your fiber intake, this may be a good option. Visit your local farmer’s market, start juicing, or just make some changes in your meal plans. Add avocado or sweet potato. Do some research into the fiber content of various foods and make some simple swaps. Continue reading “Four Ways To Increase Your Fiber Intake”