Calcium & Magnesium: Finding the Right Ratio for Optimal Health

Source: Calcium & Magnesium: Finding the Right Ratio for Optimal Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Calcium and magnesium are two macrominerals that are biologically intertwined at the cellular level — a sort of biological yin and yang, if you will. These minerals work together to promote optimal cell metabolism, and keeping them in … Continue reading Calcium & Magnesium: Finding the Right Ratio for Optimal Health

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Selenium Benefits, Foods, & Deficiency: All You Need to Know

Source: Selenium Benefits, Foods, & Deficiency: All You Need to Know by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral that supports your body in many ways. It contributes to reproductive health,[1] thyroid health,[2] and helps reduce DNA damage due to its antioxidant nature in certain forms.[3] Nuts, seeds, beans, and some vegetables are … Continue reading Selenium Benefits, Foods, & Deficiency: All You Need to Know

Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits

Source: Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  "I went from an energetic, thin active person to feeling sluggish, gaining weight, and feeling unwell in general," says Diane S, a paraprofessional who works for a school in Ohio. Her elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels suggested hypothyroidism, an … Continue reading Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits

13 Foods rich in Iodine

Source: 13 Foods rich in Iodine by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Iodine is an essential trace mineral that helps the brain function properly, it helps your body properly metabolizes the energy from food. In women, it ensures breast and ovarian health, as well. The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 contain the iodine molecule, and these hormones regulate your … Continue reading 13 Foods rich in Iodine

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements

Source: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their role in brain and heart health but are they all they're cracked up to be? Should you take fish oil to get your daily dose of omega-3s, or should you opt for plant-based … Continue reading Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Benefits, Foods, & Supplements

8 Things You Need to Know About Iodine Deficiency in Dogs

Source: 8 Things You Need to Know About Iodine Deficiency in Dogs by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  When it comes to our pets’ health, it doesn’t always register that they too can suffer from nutritional deficiencies. We take such good care of their safety that we may overlook the spectrum of nutrients their … Continue reading 8 Things You Need to Know About Iodine Deficiency in Dogs

What Is Iron? Understanding This Essential Nutrient

Source: What Is Iron? Understanding This Essential Nutrient by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Biologically, iron is an essential mineral that your body requires to function properly. You only need trace amounts of this nutrient, but it’s absolutely vital to energy production, oxygen transportation, hormone synthesis, growth, development, brain function, immune activity, and healthy … Continue reading What Is Iron? Understanding This Essential Nutrient

New Study Says Caucasians at Higher Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Source: New Study Says Caucasians at Higher Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Perhaps the most misguided health advice given by many well-meaning health enthusiasts and government agencies in the past 25 years is to avoid direct sunlight exposure. While it is true that excessive sun exposure can increase … Continue reading New Study Says Caucasians at Higher Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Iron Deficiency: How to Improve Low Iron Levels

Source: Iron Deficiency: How to Improve Low Iron Levels by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Iron deficiency knows no borders—it’s common throughout the world and in all economic classes. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 30% of the world’s population has an iron status that is considered below normal. This may seem … Continue reading Iron Deficiency: How to Improve Low Iron Levels

The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Source: The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1]Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient … Continue reading The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition