Nutrients

What a Nutrient Deficiency Could Mean For Your Health

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Most nutrients our bodies receive come in the form of foods. However, our diets typically don’t include nutrient-rich foods at every meal. Do you know that, if left untreated, nutrient deficiencies could cause potentially harmful conditions? According to the Center for Disease Control, micronutrients are only required by the body in small amounts, and are… read more

Iodine Protects Against Breast Cancer

As a nation we are iodine deficient. In fact, some sources will say 50% or more of the adult population is deficient in this crucial nutrient.  Iodine plays an important role in the health of women’s breast tissue. In the presence of chemicals and enzymes found in breast tissue, iodine has been shown to exert a… read more

Grace’s Picadillo

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped 6 cloves of garlic 1.5 pounds of ground beef, grass fed Salt and pepper 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce 1 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes 2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon of… read more

Curried Lentil Soup

Ingredients: One bag red lentils, rinsed and washed One yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves fresh garlic, or more to taste, minced 5 stalks celery, chopped 5 carrots, chopped 8 cups organic chicken stock One 15oz can coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste One tsp garam masala spice Two or more tsp curry powder, or… read more

Detox Soup

Full of cruciferous veggies to detox and satisfy any appetite!! Ingredients: One large yellow onion 5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped 5-6 celery stalks 6-8 garlic cloves One large red bell pepper 10 oz organic baby spinach, chopped 10 oz organic baby kale, chopped 10-15 oz shredded cabbage One 15oz can cannellini beans (omit if eating… read more

Vitamin D: A miracle Cure?

I have recently been asked a lot about the media hype over vitamin D. Is it really necessary to take vitamin D? If so, how much is necessary? Why is vitamin D necessary and lastly, can I take too much vitamin D? Let’s start by explaining a few things. Vitamin D deficiency is very common… read more

Nutrient Testing

Why should I have nutrient testing done?? Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays an indispensable role in promoting optimal cell function. When some cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies… read more

Magnesium…an underappreciated nutrient!

I have looked at many nutrient panels as part of my practice at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare. One of the most common nutrient deficiencies I am seeing is magnesium.  Magnesium is an essential mineral for humans and is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in our body.  It is the fourth most abundant mineral found in… read more

Eating an Alkaline Diet to MAXIMIZE Bone Health

Last month we talked about the nutrients that are important to consume for healthy bones. Remember the “stars of the show” calcium and vitamin D, but the “supporting cast” contains over 15 other nutrients also important in maintaining bone health. Let’s talk this month about the importance of a properly balanced pH and its effect… read more