Nutritional Deficiencies

Thanks I often have cold hands and feet and notice it more when I miss taking my doTERRA vitamins. Here are a few reasons why I believe I need to be consistent taking my vitamins!!
‘The saying goes “cold hands, warm heart,” but having colds hands and feet may indicate nutritional deficiencies. Having cold-to-the-touch extremities is not dangerous by itself, but inadequate vitamin and mineral intake may lead to other, more dangerous health problems. While you can tweak your diet to boost nutritional intake, consult your health care provider to ensure it is not a symptom of some other condition.
Cold hands and feet may result from iron deficiency. The average adult requires 8 to 18 mg iron each day. Pregnant women require much more — 27 mg. Consuming less than this inhibits the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin, blood components that deliver oxygen to various parts of the body. This triggers a condition known as anemia; one symptom of anemia is cold hands and feet. Eat liver, oysters and spinach to boost iron intake.
Vitamin B-12
Not getting enough vitamin B-12, also known as cobalamin, may contribute to a feeling of coldness in hands and feet. You need 2.4 mcg of this vitamin each day, although women need a bit more when pregnant — 2.6 mcg. A deficiency causes anemia, a symptom of which is cold hands and feet. Add fish and shellfish, organ meats, eggs and dairy products to increase your intake of vitamin B-12.
Raynaud’s disease is a circulatory condition that can result in cold hands and feet due to a narrowing of arteries that supply blood to these body parts. Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, suggests consuming 100 mg of niacin per day to combat this problem. This is quite a bit more than the quantity you normally need each day for good health, which ranges from 14 to 18 mg. You can boost your consumption of niacin by eating beets, fish and sunflower seeds.
Including adequate amounts of magnesium in your diet treats cold hands and feet — low extremity temperature may be related to a deficiency of this mineral. Adult women need up to 300 mg of magnesium daily, and men require up to 400 mg. You can get more magnesium in your meal plan by consuming tofu, whole grains, many types of nuts, baked potatoes, seaweed and green leafy vegetables.’
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack contains a food nutrient complex capsule, a land&sea source omega softgel and a cellular complex of plant sources minerals/essential oils. There’s a 30day money back guarantee offered if desired results have not been met– for everyone I know who’ve sent the vitamins back, they’ve realized after about a week results had truly been achieved and reordered! Hawaiian Coconut Energy is a great source of electrolytes like B6/b12, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. The body needs calcium to absorb Vitamin D & today’s statistics show a grand majority of our population are vitamin D deficient!
Now that winter is upon us and I’m more susceptible to cold in the extremities, I’ll be more diligent to take my vitamins daily— with food, of course!! Contact Angie to discuss the benefits of doTERRA’s Gifts of the Earth- 919 656-0963  Be well & Make Life a Healthier Journey~

Natural Sugar Satisfies & Reduces Chronic Health Issues Like Type 2 Diabetes

My morning routine includes my favorite oatmeal, strawberries & cream– Yikes!!! It has 11g sugar added per pouch! Guess I need to make the change to the plain, especially since I always add my own berries! A teaspoon of honey is just as satisfying and healthier in benefits! I also drink green tea everyday, which is documented to regulate blood sugar levels- a definite must for diabetics!  Eat well– Be well!

Check out this AARP article to learn ways to reduce your sugar intake:

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network

How to Halve Your Sugar — and Eat It Too!

If you keep just one New Year’s resolution related to getting healthier, consider being smarter about sugar. Assuming you’re like most Americans, you’re eating — or drinking — 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s more than three times what the American Heart Association (AHA) says is good for you. For an eye-popping visual — and motivation to cut back — try spooning that much sugar into a bowl. Yikes.

How much sugar is OK? The AHA recommends that women limit added sugars to six teaspoons a day, men to no more than nine teaspoons. While that might sound draconian, you’d be surprised by how satisfying many sweet substitutes can be. And don’t worry — we’re not suggesting you avoid doughnuts, cookies and ice cream altogether. In fact, becoming more conscious about your sugar intake will make those splurges all the sweeter.

One big benefit of a low-sugar diet: It will reduce your chances of developing diabetes, a chronic disease linked to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic that now affects over 29 million Americans. More than one in four people over 65 have diabetes. A recent study from the University of California at San Francisco found that for every additional 150 calories of sugar you take in a day, your risk for Type 2 diabetes (the type linked to obesity) rises by 1 percent. That’s the amount of sugar in a can of sweetened soda — which, by the way, contains about eight teaspoons of sugar. Left untreated, diabetes can be dangerous, carrying with it a greater chance of high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, heart disease, fatty liver disease, cancer and dementia, writes renowned sugar expert Dr. Robert Lustig in his book Sugar Has 56 Names. Additional advantages of a lower-sugar diet: You’ll probably find that your jeans fit better, and you won’t experience those sudden roller coaster mood swings.

Although people sometimes experience cravings and erratic emotions when they first cut back on their sugar intake, within about 10 days most people find that their energy increases, their anxiety goes away, and they feel much happier, says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction. Pleasure is good, Teitelbaum notes, and sweet foods can be extremely pleasurable. The trick lies in finding a balance between enjoying short-term gratification while also improving your odds of long-term longevity. Here are 10 easy ways to reduce your sweets but keep your treats…

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