Aside from toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, there’s another hot commodity in town these days due to the coronavirus pandemic - elderberry.
I don’t like to play favorites with my nutrients. They are all equally important to our health and wellness. We need macronutrients (which are necessary in larger quantities) and micronutrients (in smaller quantities).
Recently, a man’s taste buds went missing! “When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn't take long for them to recognize why: The man's taste buds were missing,” according to one report.
In a recent article written by mega pop star Taylor Swift, titled 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30, the singer shared a bit of her proactive healthcare routine.
Learning what nutrients you need and the amounts can be overwhelming and confusing. To give you some basics, there are six essential nutrients you need to stay healthy. These nutrients are water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, there are 16 essential minerals and 13 essential vitamins we all need for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy.
If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and are familiar with my book, it’s no secret to you that I’m all about overcoming nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. If you have too little or too much of the nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, which are needed for proper body functioning, you are likely to have health issues. Nutritional imbalance puts you at a greater risk of developing health issues such as depression and obesity. And if you already have certain health issues, like metabolic syndrome, you may need more of a certain nutrient than the average person.
Oregano is one of the “largest selling” culinary herbs. It is a fragrant herb which is native to the Mediterranean and is commonly used in Italian cooking. Reportedly, Americans consume 379,000 metric tons of oregano per year, and the majority of that is imported.
Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world. But perhaps what is even more impressive is that Bolt was able to earn this title with a major physical setback.
Al Roker recently underwent emergency carpal tunnel surgery in preparation for his Broadway debut in “Waitress.” Roker has been grappling with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for the past several months and was in dire need of relief. CTS affects somewhere between 4-10 million Americans and is one of the most common treatable nerve disorders.
Turmeric, also called “Indian saffron,” is an aromatic spice and one of the ingredients used to make curry powder. Other than being a great flavoring agent, turmeric is praised for having immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.
Many of us have been passengers in airplanes at some point in our lives. And we all know the importance of having airplanes that are in the best condition possible, in order to increase our chances of arriving at our destinations safely. For example, airplanes must successfully be able to withstand turbulence, as well as weather and atmospheric conditions in the sky.
For the longest time, I used to associate vitamin C deficiency with scurvy. Maybe this was from watching too many pirate movies when I was younger or my interest in maritime history that came from growing up on an island. But for whatever reason, whenever I heard about not getting enough vitamin C in my diet, I immediately conjured up visions of toothless pirates in the 18th Century.
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