Everyone wonders what vitamins they should be taking. Even I sometimes wonder if I am overdoing it. Besides a multi-vitamin, essential fatty acids and some digestive aids, what else should I be taking?
Spectracell Nutrient Analysis can help you determine that. A simple blood test measures levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients in your white blood cells (lymphocytes). This will give nutrient levels over a 4-6 month period (rather than a snapshot of nutrient intake). Did you know that the Journal of the American Medical Association connects nutrient deficiencies to disease processes? The best part of the Spectracell test is that it is covered by most health insurance plans.
With the recent chill in the air, the shortening days, and of course the turning of the calendar pages, it is now undeniable: Fall is officially here. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mostly because I enjoy cradling a big steaming bowl of soup in my hands, smelling the variety of scents that rise from the bowl, be it lentil, or beef barley, or butternut squash, or some other delicious soup packed with the wonderful vegetables that ripen during this time of the year. While I love all of the Fall foods, my favorites include sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash (especially butternut!), apples, and of course, greens. Continue reading “Fall Flavors: The Most Nutritious Foods You Can Add to Your Diet This Season”