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Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

The benefits of vitamin D, including brain health and immunity. How do we get vitamin? Vitamin D3 vs D2. Vitamin D and pregnancy. How much do I need?

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Do you trust your gut? Have you been told you have good gut instincts? How about a gut feeling? As common as these expressions are, the time has come to think about these phrases more literally.  A growing body of research continues to show the importance of a healthy gut, even calling your gut a “second brain.” The power of the gut-brain connection is so strong that the two “brains” essentially talk to each other. The two signal to each other through multiple neuro and endocrine signal mechanisms. Evidence shows that changes to the health of the microbiome in the...

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What vitamins to take postpartum?

What vitamins to take postpartum?

Prenatal vitamins? You were on top of those. But, postnatal vitamins? Many women don’t think to change to them or discontinue use of natal vitamins at this oh-so important time. Now that your baby is born, your body is in need of some different nutrients. These provide benefits like post-pregnancy support, immune support, and lactation support for you and your baby. When starting your postnatal journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients:  Folate Since mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate needed for their baby's neurodevelopment...

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Sleep impacts your immunity

Sleep impacts your immunity

Your sleeping habits directly affect your wellness.  When it comes to your immune system, sleep is one of the drivers of your immune cells (1, 2). With sleep, your body’s melatonin levels rise. With your melatonin, your growth peptides are released. And these put your immune cells to work.   Good sleep leads to empowered immune cells.    4 ways to improve your snooze  Same time, every dayDon’t give in to the temptation to stay up or sleep in super late. The more consistent you are, the better. Reduce blue lightSet a screen time cut-off. Research shows exposure to blue light...

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What is Methylation and Why is it Important?

What is Methylation and Why is it Important?

“Without methylation there would be no life as we know it.” - C. Cooney  What is methylation? Methylation is the production of methyl groups which your body needs for a vibrantly healthy life. It is the “central control dial of life.” Methyl groups turn your body systems on and off and help it function properly. Why methylation matters and how methylated vitamins support it Your body takes the food you eat and converts it into methyl groups. This takes time and energy and, sometimes, your body can’t do this properly, especially if you are under stress. But, you can support or...

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Feeling Stressed? Your immune system is too

Feeling Stressed? Your immune system is too

When we feel stressed, it is so important for us to remember our immune system. But! Here’s one less thing to stress about. Neuro-nutritional vitamins can help with immunity.

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