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Recipe: Parsnip and Apple Soup. Delicious and nutritious, creamy, vegan, with a touch of sweetness.

Parsnips are an excellent sources of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. 100 g root provides 4.9 mg or 13% of fiber. The root is rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid as well as vitamin K and vitamin E.

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Magnesium tidbits for wellness

Over the years I have grown to really value the important roles magnesium has in the body. I have seen it help many of my family members and friends with many different needs from muscle cramping to anxiety. For this post we will follow the same format we used for the top 20 reasons we love supplements. This list will continue to grow with interesting tidbits that might be helpful to you as we remember to add things, or learn new facts.

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Looking for extra energy? Here are 4 ways to achieve ongoing optimal energy.

Lack of energy can be expressed in two different ways: Mental and Physical. Physical fatigue is the inability to continue functioning at a level equal to normal, while mental fatigue may manifest as decreased attention, and reduced ability to concentrate and focus. Most of the causes, and therefore the prevention, of low energy can be controlled by the choices we make everyday. Have you considered these 4 ways to achieve ongoing optimal energy?

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Do you know what sea vegetables are? Are your iodine levels low? How is your metabolism?

I was surprised to hear one of my friends did not know what sea vegetables are. The subject came up when she told me her recent blood work showed that her iodine levels were a bit low. I know very little about iodine and thyroid health, this is a very delicate issue and unique to all individuals.

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Methylation = Detoxify Toxins. Choose the right foods and B vitamins to achieve this.

Methylation is a process that occurs in every single one of our cells. It involves a chemical methyl group (CH3) being passed around a series of molecules in a cycle. Methylation enables the body to detoxify toxins within our cells, repair damaged DNA, and create new healthy cells.

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B12 forms, functions, and sources.

B12 Forms

Methylcobalamin is produced by taking taking more standard, synthetic forms of B12, such as cyanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin, and methylating them by adding CH3 (one carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms) to the molecular structure through various chemical processes.

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Holiday Health Essentials

Before you jump “all-in” to the holiday season, give yourself a fighting chance with some added nutritional support from our list of Holiday Health Essentials. As the New Year approaches, we spend less and less time taking care of ourselves, while we focus on others for the holidays. That isn’t always a bad thing. It is the reason for the season, but at what expense?

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Is bright yellow urine a true sign that you are flushing your vitamins down the toilet?

People who don’t know and love supplements like we do, love to claim that you are wasting your money taking them because they don’t get absorbed. The proof, they say, is the bright yellow urine you have when you take supplements. 
We are going to clear that up for you so that you have a tidbit of information you can share with the naysayers.

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Unfiltered Raw Honey is the best

Raw honey is considered a superfood. It is great as a remedy for numerous health issues, and also safe (unless your are allergic to bee stings) and delicious. One of my favorite mid-day snacks or desserts is mixing raw honey with a nut butter, like almond butter. This is delicious, sustained energy! When it is unprocessed, like most foods, it is hard to eat too much.

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Coconut Recipe: Tullum?

Here is a simple recipe that I grew up with in Trinidad and Tobago, which is packed with iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. No one is exactly sure how Tullum came to be or even how it is spelled. I have heard it said that this treat came about in the old days of poverty and sugar cane plantations, and the name is African in origin, maybe as long ago as the 18th century.

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If you need more energy, consider a daily dose of B vitamins & adrenal supportive herbs.

My patients ask me all the time, “I need more energy! What can I take for more energy?”

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Are B12 Shots The Right Path For You? What to look for when choosing a B12 supplement.

Just as there are many paths up a mountain, there are several approaches to maintaining proper B12 levels in the body. The more you start researching Vitamin B12, the more and more this humble vitamin sounds like a miracle. One vitamin that can improve energy, regulate sleep, bolster mood, improve memory, address nerve pain…the list goes on and on. For this reason, “B12 shots” are rapidly growing in popularity; this technique involves injecting B12 intramuscularly in order to bypass the digestive system.

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Buying & Taking Supplements Series #9-12. Be mindful and educated about vitamins.

9. Be mindful to follow recommended doses. Especially when the product has iron, or vitamin A. Vitamin A in the form of anything besides beta carotene, the form of vitamin A found in food, can be toxic at high doses.

10. Choose a B Complex over a single B. If you read or hear something great about one of the B vitamins and are compelled to go out and purchase it, buy a B Complex instead. This will give you a daily balance of all of the B vitamins, which work together synergistically in your body. This will help prevent any imbalances from occurring in the long run.

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Food choices determine energy reserves. A shopping list of high energy foods.

Are you feeling like you could have more energy? Life is busy and there’s one thing we can truly control – what food we put into our bodies. When your schedule gets crazy try to focus on what you are consuming. Food is fuel, so your food choices are extremely important.

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The Pill. Another reason to take supplements! Pharmaceutical birth control depletes B’s

Especially when taken over a series of years, pharmaceutical birth control can have a significant effect on a woman’s ability to absorb and store nutrients, especially B vitamins. Over time, a woman who is depleted in nutrients is not likely to connect the dots and realize that her health problems may be due to “The Pill”.

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