The Benefits of Hiking: Mind, Body and Spirit

Picture this: a fun activity that you can do alone, or in a group, that boosts your mood, forges stronger bonds with loved ones, builds muscle, bone density and is a great cardio workout. Does it feel too good to be true? Because it isn’t and as you may have already guessed from the titleContinue reading “The Benefits of Hiking: Mind, Body and Spirit”

The Importance of Iron

Feeling tired? Or maybe experiencing cold hands and feet? Believe it or not, those symptoms could actually be related to your Iron levels! Iron is an important mineral that helps your body make hemoglobin (which helps transport oxygen throughout your body). Pretty vital, right? In addition to assisting with the production of hemoglobin, Iron alsoContinue reading “The Importance of Iron”

Got Calcium?

When you think about calcium, the first thing that pops to mind is probably “milk” (possibly even the “Got Milk” campaign with celebrity milk mustaches) – after that, one usually connects calcium to strong bones. Of course milk is a source of calcium and it does indeed help build strong bones and teeth – butContinue reading “Got Calcium?”

All You Need to Know About Vitamin E

Off the top of your head, how much information can you recite about Vitamin E? If a couple of tumbleweeds have just passed by, saddle up partner – it’s time to learn about this vitamin! For starters, it’s a powerful antioxidant, which helps protect your cells from free radical damage. It is also fat soluble,Continue reading “All You Need to Know About Vitamin E”

The A’s and B’s of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a popular antioxidant and it is often supplemented during cold and flu season, due to its reputation as an immune booster. It also helps maintain vibrant skin and helps keep joints healthy since it is involved with the production of collagen. It is an essential water-soluble vitamin, meaning that our bodies don’tContinue reading “The A’s and B’s of Vitamin C”

Folate vs. Folic Acid

It’s no secret that the 8 “B” Vitamins, also known as B Complex, are vitally important for our bodies. Not only do they promote healthy skin, strengthen our immune system, help convert food into energy, affect mood by helping to create neurotransmitters – but several B vitamins play important roles during pregnancy. Vitamin B7, biotin,Continue reading “Folate vs. Folic Acid”

Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?

Part 2…if you missed Part 1, you can start here! If you haven’t guessed by now, the answer is yes! The B Complex family performs a variety of essential functions for your body, including maintaining healthy skin, hair and eyes; maintaining internal tissue and a healthy immune system and helping the conversion of carbohydrates, fatsContinue reading “Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?”