Ultimate Travel tips and kits

Travel can wear down your immune system for a number of reasons. We often become exhausted, dehydrated, lack sleep, jet-lagged, and so on. Follow this Naturopathic TRAVEL acronym to prepare you for this travel season. T – Take food with you. R – Rehydrate A – Awareness V – Vitamins and supplements* E – Expectations L – Locate foods you can eat T- Take food with you: Always bring foods and snacks that you can eat. For some this might be foods that are gluten free, dairy free, or FODMAP-friendly foods. These specific food categories may not be served on the plane or the airports. On shorter flight, you can bring small cooler bags of snack and foods. As long as there are no liquids, security wo

Magnesium helps keep Vitamin D in optimal range

A recent study showed that Magnesium has the qualities of enhancing Vitamin D levels, in those who had relatively lower baseline Vitamin D levels, and decreased Vitamin D in those who has higher levels of baseline Vitamin D in their bodies. This means, that Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining an optimal level of Vitamin D in the body. Why is this important? Vitamin D plays an important role in our body. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, strong immune systems, and a sense of well being. During the winter time, we do not get enough sunlight to allow our skin to form enough active vitamin D. This begins to affect our mood and our health, for some in a major way, and for othe

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