Feel Better by Living Healthy Every new year many of us make resolutions focused on healthier living. For many, that means changing certain habits (good or bad), increasing physical activity, and eating a healthier diet. But we know it can be hard to stick to some of the resolutions – otherwise we wouldn’t be making … Read more
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant found in the Cucrcuma longa plant, more commonly known as turmeric. Turmeric is commonly used around the world and is gaining popularity as a superfood for its well-documented benefits in health and disease. Turmeric is a common spice with thousands of years of medicinal and sacramental history Turmeric contains many … Read more
The purpose of nutritional supplements is to provide your body with adequate nourishment to make up for shortfalls from the diet especially during times when your body has higher nutritional demands. Here are 6 circumstances that increase your nutritional requirements and may merit the use of dietary supplements.
Your body constantly needs vitamins, minerals, amino acids, & other nutrients from the diet to satisfy metabolic needs. If you don’t consume enough micronutrients, you develop deficiencies that contribute to health problems & disease. Supplementing vitamins and minerals helps nourish the body and prevent deficiency.
Your brain knows you have eaten enough when it receives specific signals to indicate satiety, or fullness. The more satiety signals that get triggered, the more full we feel. Fiber is a low-calorie nutrient that can trigger feelings of fullness through several mechanisms helping you control how much you eat.
Cells contain biological engines called mitochondria that convert food into energy the body can use. Mitochondria utilize a complex system of vitamins, minerals, essential lipids, electrolytes, amino acids, antioxidants to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies lead to dysfunction, cell death, disease, and aging.
A balanced diet is essential to healthy living, but despite our best intentions healthy food options are not always available, affordable, convenient, or practical resulting in gaps in daily nutrition. Vitamin supplements are sometimes needed to fill the gaps left from inadequate dietary intake from food sources.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can often present themselves with symptoms we ignore or assume are just normal parts of life. But things like fatigue, frequent illness, skin problems, changes in hair & fingernails, vision problems, tingling sensations, and dental issues can all be signs of serious dietary deficiency.
Our focus at McCord Research is helping people feel better, and we do that by looking at the fundamental needs of the body. Feelings of fatigue and illness are directly related to the health of cells that comprise your organs and body. If your cells are unhappy, they let you know by causing inflammation and disease.
Your diet provides the body with necessary nutrients to support metabolic activity, especially during exercise and physical activity. Failure to provide adequate nutritional support from vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids can contribute to oxidative stress and metabolic dysfunction.