Iron, A Delicate Balancing Act

Iron is an essential nutrient that your body requires to build cells, particularly blood cells and immune cells. We need Iron for many crucial functions. For example it is what red blood cells use to transport oxygen around our body,…

Manganese Shows New Anti-Viral Potential

Manganese is a mineral and trace nutrient that our body needs in very small amounts only to function. Like all essential nutrients however, this small amount is essential for certain functions. Manganese is used in generation and regeneration of connective…

Quercetin, an Emerging Anti-COVID Antioxidant

Since the COVID outbreak began in late 2019 scientists have been working around the clock to identify possible treatments to keep people healthy. Since severe symptoms are relatively rare, they have begun to identify what can be done to keep…

The B Vitamins and How They Help Combat COVID

This excellent article written by the  Immunology and Translational Research Group and the Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, highlights the roles that each of the B vitamins can potentially play in the context of COVID infection. Their statements…

The Potassium- Sodium Ratio

All foods contain a certain amount of Sodium and Potassium. Because of the way the two nutrients interact, it is important to be aware of the ratio between the two in your food. Being mindful of this helps you to…

Probiotic Foods That You Can Easily Culture at Home

The Gut Microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria living in our digestive system that plays important roles in supporting and regulating every other system in our body! Click on the link above to read all about it. Simply put, we…

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc is a mineral and micronutrient that is needed for cell growth and division, healing and metabolism of carbohydrates. The first quality is what makes it such an essential nutrient for our Innate Immunity. As you may know, our body’s…

Magnesium As Multi-Functional Immune Support

Magnesium is an important micronutrient and mineral that our body needs for many essential functions. It is used in regulation of blood pressure, blood sugar levels, nerve health, production of proteins, bones and DNA. In the immune system, Magnesium also…

Calcium and Immunity

We all know about calcium. We hear about it endlessly when we are talking about bone health, and everyone knows that it is essential in building strong bones. We won̻t go into that in this article. What we want to…

Water and Immunity

H2O, also known as Water is something we cannot take for granted. Without it we would die in merely three days. The importance of water in our bodily processes is varied, as nearly every one of our functions uses water.…

Vitamin C and Immunity

Vitamin C is easily the most popular of the vitamins, and most of us have heard to some extent, that it protects us from sickness. I remember eating candy-like vitamin C supplements as a child, and seeing countless commercials about…