Vegan Diet Mama Vitamins for a Healthy Baby

Intro Hello everybody. Dr. Bryan Dzvonick here. In the following transcript from the above video, I discuss the most common nutrient deficiencies pregnant and nursing women may encounter on a vegan diet. By the end of this transcript, you will know what nutrients to add to your vegan diet to optimize your baby’s health [...]

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The Most Important Thyroid Nutrient

Intro Hello everybody. Dr. Bryan Dzvonick here. In the following transcript from the above video, I discuss the most important thyroid nutrient needed for proper thyroid function. Enjoy! The most important thyroid nutrient is iodine. This is what thyroid hormone is made of. It is the building blocks of Thyroxine or T4 and Triiodothyronine [...]

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Vitamin A for Eye Health

Part of a family of substances called retinols, Vitamin A is important to our overall health and, specifically, our skin, immune system, and eyes. When hearing about Vitamin A, most people think of carrots. It's important to know that Vitamin A can be acquired from both plant and animal sources of food, and the source [...]

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Soothe Digestive Irritation with Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Slippery Elm has a long history of use in American medicine. George Washington and his men found sustenance in Slippery Elm porridge during their 12 days at Valley Forge. It helped soothe "nervous stomach" and provided nutrition when they ran out of food. Medicinal preparations (teas and syrups) were used to soothe irritations of the [...]

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The Power of Potassium for Muscle and Nerve Function

Potassium is a mineral that, once inside the body, operates as an electrolyte. Potassium ions carry a positive charge that the body uses for neural and muscular function. The average adult needs 4,700 mg of potassium daily compared to only 200 mg of sodium. Unfortunately, for most people, our eating habits fill us with too [...]

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Co-enzyme Q10: Vital to Energy Production in the Body

Very rarely is a substance so important - and prevalent - in the human body as is Co-enzyme Q10. As critical as it is, however, our body's ability to make CoQ10 peaks at about age 21 and steadily declines as we age. By the time most of us are in our 80's, our natural source [...]

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Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever wondered how the macronutrients in food - fats, carbohydrates and proteins - get where they need to be in your body? This is where digestive enzymes come into play: they move macronutrients, vitamins and minerals out of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream where they participate in functions such as growth [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:19:26-07:00December 4th, 2018|Supplements|Comments Off on Digestive Enzymes

Taking an Antibiotic? How Probiotics can Help

It's fairly common knowledge that antibiotics kill some of the health-promoting bacteria that live within your gut's complex ecosystem. Taking a probiotic supplement can support the way gut flora work together to keep that ecosystem - and you - at the healthiest. Antibiotics are used to kill both the pathogenic bacteria that should not be [...]

By |2018-11-12T09:59:01-07:00November 12th, 2018|Supplements|Comments Off on Taking an Antibiotic? How Probiotics can Help

Calcium Does a Body Good

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and you might think that's because of the essential role it plays in building strong bones; calcium's importance, however, goes beyond preventing fractures and osteoporosis. It also supports healthy functioning of the cardiovascular, endocrine, and nervous systems. Numerous studies have established a relationship between calcium [...]

By |2018-10-04T11:03:00-07:00October 4th, 2018|Supplements|Comments Off on Calcium Does a Body Good

Think IRON for SuperPower

Wouldn't we all like a little (or a lot) of superhero power now and then to help us scale life's various mountains? If you're nodding "yes" right about now, think Iron, a mineral critical to the circulatory system and life-sustaining functions. Iron is a component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the blood and is [...]

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