Stress and Supplementation With Vitamin B
We all get stressed, that's for sure. Most days this stress is manageable. These days, however, are not like most days! Unfortunately, stress can be more than we can handle during uncertain times (dare I say COVID-19). While we cannot change all the negative stress in our lives, it's important to know that there are tools available to help us cope. Eating right, getting plenty of exercise, and meditation and mindfulness activities are excellent ways to deal with stress. In addition to these, supplementing with vitamins such as Vitamin B can help to support our stress response.
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Laboratory Focus: Serum Vitamin D
Do you need to supplement with vitamin D? Today I want to talk about a very simple blood test that often gets overlooked, but is an important tool when it comes to evaluating our Vitamin D status. This test is known as Serum Vitamin D.
The winter months are a dreary and dark time. We are exposed to fewer hours of daylight during the winter months, and this results in less sun exposure. Vitamin D is converted to it's active form in our blood when our skin is exposed to the sun's rays. This active form of Vitamin D is important ...Read more
Immune Health: 4 Tips To Help You Stay Ahead Of The Cold And Flu Season
Immune health is an important part of our well-being. I find the time between January and Spring to feel like the longest stretch of Winter. While I love getting outside, the cold usually has me wrapped up inside, usually in close quarters with others. All this time spent indoors also brings with it an increased susceptibility for illness. Being cooped up inside, surrounded by a chorus of coughing and sneezing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to our health.
While the Corona virus has us all talking, and is important to keep in mind, this year’s seasonal flu ...Read more
7 Tips to Keep You Healthy This Season
Autumn is in full swing – the days are shorter, air is cooler, and the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees. Cold and flu season is here!
In Chinese medicine, autumn marks the transition from the active yang energy of summer to the beginning of a more subdued yin cycle. It is the season of final harvest, a time to stock up on food and warm clothing, and to slow down and become more introspective in preparation for the colder winter months ahead. To maintain good health, we need to live in harmony with nature by attuning ourselves to the seasonal ...Read more
Fever in Children
With the winter months upon us it's safe to say that we are now in the cold and flu season. Supporting your immune system year round by eating well, getting adequate sleep, and watching your stress are excellent ways to keep yourself protected from this year's viral strains. That being said, coming down with a runny nose, cough, and fever are sometimes inevitable, especially in infants and children.
When it comes to the youngest members of our families a fever can be a scary thing, sending us to the medicine cabinet for the nearest bottle of fever ...Read more
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