Why Iodine Needs To Be On Your Radar If You Are Pregnant or Planning to Be

One piece of advice I can give to aspiring mothers and mothers-to-be is to really focus on  prenatal nutrition. Even before your baby is conceived, it is important to make sure you are getting an adequate and balanced amount of all the essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.

Sea Moss In Your Smoothie?

Sea moss is a species of red algae. You will likely find it at your local health food store in dried form or capsules and powder. You may also find sea moss in lotions and other skin and cosmetic products.

Why You May Want to Toss Some Kelp in Your Salad

Salads are so easy to make!And what a great way to get plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens, veggies and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts in just one dish.

What type of salt should you be sprinkling?

All salt is not created equal — though yes, it’s all of the earth! According to the Culinary Institute of America, all types of salt are 40 percent sodium (Na) and 60 percent chloride (Cl). Table salt comes in the form of granular cubes, and most of the table salt you buy in the U.S. is iodized to prevent goiters (enlargement of the thyroid). There were a lot of goiters in America before scientists figured out what to do.

Is iodine deficiency on your radar?

Iodine deficiency isn't on the radar for most Americans. As you’ve heard on the news, most people in the U.S. eat too much salt, and common table salt is "iodized" with this essential nutrient.

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