6 Thyroid Nutrients

6 Thyroid Nutrients

The thyroid gland plays a vital role in metabolism as well as how the body grows and develops. Like every organ, the thyroid requires vitamins and minerals to function. Six thyroid nutrients are particularly important for the gland to secrete the chemicals necessary...
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...
Stress and Mineral Depletion

Stress and Mineral Depletion

Stress — be it psychological or environmental, chronic or acute — can alter nutrient status. A 2020 literature review presented evidence of stress-induced alterations of three minerals; magnesium, zinc, and iron1. The following article summarizes their findings. ...