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How much vitamin D do you need?

If you don’t get much sun, protect your skin well from the sun with sunscreen (I do that EVERY day! I don’t want to become a raisin), don’t drink milk because you have a milk allergy or eat predominantly plant-based foods like myself or follow a strict vegan diet, you are at risk for a vitamin D deficiency. But how much vitamin D do you need? Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. It is also found in a number of foods such as cod liver oil, egg yolks, whole …

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What do you do about fluid retention in the legs? The importance of lymphatic drainage.

In this article I want to share with you the benefits of walking to get rid of fluid accumulation in the legs and other areas and to promote a healthy lymph flow. I also explain that it is best to drink filtered tap water instead of bottled water and that you should do a detox treatment once in a while. The lymphatic system is crucial to your overall health. If you have to sit or stand up for a long time for your work or make long journeys by car or plane then you have probably already suffered from fluid …

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The 75% rule in weight loss.

As with many things in life and also in the field of health and weight loss, the motto is “less is more.” When we make healthy choices for our health we often choose “less” of something but “more” health, well-being, happiness and energy. But we usually approach this only as something “less” and as the “lack” of something. And that makes us feel bad so we hear that little voice in our head that will do just the opposite: namely MORE of what drives us FAR AWAY from a healthy and fit body, a sense of well-being and more energy. …

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LYCOPENE

Lycopene is a phytonutrient and a natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables a red color. It is part of the group of what are called carotenoids. Lycopene can be found in: tomatoes, blood oranges, watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, rose hipsn papaya, Seabuckthorn, Goji-berries (wolf berries) and guavas, among others. The vast majority of the population obtains lycopene primarily through the consumption of tomato products such as ketchup, tomato juice and tomato sauce. But as with many vitamins and minerals, there is a distressing shortage of this healthy substance.   Health benefits of lycopene. There are several scientific studies underway …

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