We are all becoming better informed about the vital role nutrition plays in our lives. We understand that the foods we eat affect our health. We also understand that the things we do not consume- but perhaps need- may also have a huge impact on our bodies health.
This is why people take vitamins and supplements- to feel better and prevent disease. While this practice can be beneficial, many wavering facts can present themselves. It is important to understand what the supplements are going to do for you and which are right for your body, and your lifestyle, to ensure your unique needs are met.
What Nutritional imbalances may affect you?
Amino Acids– Your body’s basic building blocks are Amino acids, they are responsible for the production of bone and muscle. When Amino acids are out of balance, they can cause fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, and impair mood and cognitive function.
Fatty Acids– When Fatty Acids -too little or too much fat can cause health problems. Unbalanced Fatty acids can cause depression, hyperactivity, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, as well as early senility.
Dietary Minerals– Minerals regulate our body’s processes. If proper amounts of minerals are not obtained, problems such as joint pain, weight problems, depression or anxiety can occur.
Antioxidants– These are protective molecules that reduce free radical damage or oxidative stress. Antioxidants allow healthy function of the neurological, endocrine and immune systems. Oxidative stress is linked to heart disease, neurological diseases and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Nutrition affects many aspects of your health. Here are some of the diseases and conditions affected by nutrition.
- Auto-immune disease
- Heart disease
- Intestinal symptoms- bloating, diarrhea, gas
- Joint pain
Here are some reasons why you should be paying attention to your nutritional habits.
Do you suffer from mood swings?
Do you frequently consume fast food?
Is beef, pork, lamb or poultry your main source of protein?
Do you have trouble with concentration, memory or learning?
Do cuts or wounds take a long time to heal?
Do you have trouble losing weight?
Do you use margarine or vegetable oils with a long shelf life
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, contact me for help with your nutritional needs.