Should you supplement with L-Glutamine?

I’ve written about amino acids before and about how they quite literally are the building blocks of proteins. There are hundreds of amino acids. Eight of them must be taken in via diet (those are considered essential amino acids) and others are made by the body itself (considered non-essential). L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, […]

Food For Thought: Feel fine with Iodine

Iodine has come up from time to time in articles I’ve shared here, and today I’m going to really dig into why we need it. Now, as far as minerals go, iodine isn’t the most popular kid on the bus, but that doesn’t mean it’s not essential for our bodies to function properly. We need […]

Food For Thought: Boost your own progesterone

Progesterone is one of a group of steroid hormones in our bodies known as progestogens. In women, progesterone is released into the body by the remains of an unfertilized egg following ovulation. If that egg happened to be fertilized, progesterone would help get the womb ready for a baby. Men also have progesterone in their […]

Food For Thought: What are amino acids and where can you find them?

When I publish articles about the health benefits of different foods, I often mention amino acids. For anyone not in the know, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are roughly 500 amino acids that we know about, but all proteins are formed from 20 of those. Amino acids are required for just […]

Food For Thought: Squeeze in some selenium

Minerals are broken down into two different categories: macrominerals and micro minerals (also known as trace minerals). While macro minerals are required in large quantities to keep your cells healthy, micro minerals are needed in very small amounts—usually less than 100 milligrams per day. Magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous are all considered macro minerals. Micro minerals […]