Should you supplement with L-Glutamine?

Food For Thought Should you supplement with L-Glutamine? By: Leanne Ely 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 […]

Feel fine with Iodine

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Food For Thought Feel fine with Iodine By: Leanne Ely 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 […]

Boost your own progesterone

Food For Thought Boost your own progesterone By: Leanne Ely 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 remainders of an unfertilized egg following ovulation. If that egg happened to be fertilized, the progesterone would help get the […]

What are amino acids and where can you find them?

Food For Thought What are amino acids and where can you find them? By: Leanne Ely 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 […]

Squeeze in some selenium

Food For Thought Squeeze in some selenium By: Leanne Ely Minerals are broken down into two different categories: macro minerals 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. […]