7 Causes of Malabsorption

7 Causes of Malabsorption

Several common diseases damage the gut in ways that make it difficult to absorb vitamins and minerals, leading to deficiencies. While chronic use of medications and alcohol, genetic factors, and age affect nutrient absorption, this article focuses on seven conditions...
7 ways exercise supports your immune system

7 ways exercise supports your immune system

In direct — increasing white blood cells — and indirect — increasing blood flow — ways, exercise improves your immune system. As researchers of a comprehensive literature review write, “Different studies suggest that regular physical exercise is directly related to...
How to maximize nutrients in produce

How to maximize nutrients in produce

Plants are losing their nutrients. Global supply chain disruptions are delaying shipments, causing nutrients to deteriorate as foods spend more time away from their nutrient sources. It seems like the world is conspiring to keep you from consuming the nutrients you...
Pesticides and Oxidative Stress

Pesticides and Oxidative Stress

Pesticides, by definition, kill pests. But they are also harmful to humans and other non-target animals. One of their most damaging effects is inducing oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. Too many free radicals...
Why take zinc supplements?

Why take zinc supplements?

When zinc levels are low, your body can start malfunctioning. With this vital mineral so susceptible to under-consumption and depletion through common lifestyle factors, taking zinc supplements seems like a no-brainer. But it’s not that simple. If you’re taking zinc...