The benefits that broth affords its consumers are numerous – one of the most important is its immune enhancement ability. Just like your mother used to say “eat your chicken soup” when you had a cold as a kid, bone broth, especially when made with bones with marrow, contains disease-fighting constituents that are vastly important to improve immune health.
One of the worst consequences of adrenal fatigue is the inability to mount a healthy response to stressful situations. Sufferers become paralyzed during stressful events, unable to cope with any more stressing inputs. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include low energy, need for naps, depression, pain or inflammation, insomnia or other sleep disturbances, poor memory or concentration (like ADHD), weight gain (usually around the mid-section), hair loss, palpitations and even menstrual cycle irregularities.
Reducing the risk for major chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease and cancer, is certainly a huge benefit to taking multivitamins. What are some of the other benefits to taking a daily multivitamin? One of the main reasons I recommend multivitamins to my patients is to assist in improving deficiencies of specific nutrients.
If you want to really know where the weight begins to increase during the holidays, this is one of the main root causes. The majority of weight gain and symptoms that occur during the holidays are resultant from “inflammation.” Basically when we eat sugar and refined foods, this creates extracellular fluid retention. This leads to inflammatory weight gain, usually by about 5-10 pounds. It also causes our immune systems to go haywire, having to deal with these inflammatory foods. This can lead to fatigue, joint pain and flu-like symptoms.
One of the most disturbing trends that I have seen in clinical practice is the rapid rise in hypothyroidism in this country over the last decade or so. It is not solely due to consuming white enriched bread laden with bromated flours, but I suspect that this is certainly part of the picture. The thyroid-toxic properties of bromide were first discovered more than a decade ago.
I am looking forward to periodically sharing my nutritional crusades with you featuring easy to cook, healthy, nutrient-packed meals.
Here’s a powerpacked, supercharged mostly paleo breakfast
hen there is grass fed animals. Grass contains an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids, also found in salmon and healthy nuts and seeds, are said to be “anti-inflammatory” – reducing inflammation and disease in the body.
Everyone experiences physical pain at some point in their lives – it’s inevitable. However, the long-term ramifications can be crippling…
As we age, our bodies unfortunately do not digest, assimilate, absorb or excrete nutrients from our food like it did when we were younger.
It seems everyone these days is going “low-carb,” trying juice fasts, going vegetarian or vegan. While many of these nutrition programs work well for certain individuals, these types of diets are not appropriate for most.