The Wellness Journal

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Gut Health: Your Mind Body Connection

Gut Health: Your Mind Body Connection

Season 1, Episode 11 Gut Health Your Mind Body ConnectionDr. Leigh Frame, a Hopkins trained microbiome expert, is a pioneer of her time. The microbiome - gut health - is fundamental to a healthy, happy mind body connection. It is foundational for skin health, immune...

7 Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies

7 Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies

What causes nutrient deficiencies? It's not always a matter of just failing to eat a balanced diet. Long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), cholesterol-lowering statins, diuretics, and other medications can interfere with the body's ability to produce, absorb,...

Ushering in a Smoke Free World

Ushering in a Smoke Free World

Season 1, Episode 10 Ushering in a Smoke Free WorldDerek Yach is on a mission to create a healthier world. A doctor from South Africa who grew up during Apartheid, Derek was passionate about global health. He served as the Executive Director of Noncommunicable...

Fertility Frustration? Natural Solutions Can Help

Fertility Frustration? Natural Solutions Can Help

You can take your fertility into your own hands. It starts with research-backed, conscious choices that decrease toxicity and increase nutrition in the body. Q: I’m in my late 30s and pretty healthy. My partner and I would like to start a family, but we’ve been trying...

Gut Brain Connection: 9 Ways to Better Mental Health

Gut Brain Connection: 9 Ways to Better Mental Health

The Gut Brain Connection Explained No matter how fit you are, and no matter how aligned your physique may be to society's beauty standard, underneath it all, what matters most is your body's balance of good bacteria in the gut. Of the estimated 100 trillion cells in...

Anti-Inflammatory Diets: Eating Smarter to Feel Better

Anti-Inflammatory Diets: Eating Smarter to Feel Better

Reducing chronic pain starts with your plate. Here's how adding anti-inflammatory foods to your meals may promote wellness and longevity. Anti-inflammatory foods may help to decrease daily discomforts. Here us out: it’s not even your time of the month, but you still...

A Natural Disaster Catalyzed a Movement to Save Lives

A Natural Disaster Catalyzed a Movement to Save Lives

Season 1, Episode 9 How a Natural Disaster Catalyzed a Movement to Save LivesHoward Schiffer is not your ordinary founder. His journey started in a unique place at a time when midwifery was not an accepted practice. He was passionate about providing care to mothers,...

Inflammation & Chronic Pain: Natural Treatments

Inflammation & Chronic Pain: Natural Treatments

Let's hear from the experts as they weigh in on the main causes of pain and how to promote wellness through anti-inflammatory herbs, therapies and supplements. Some of the strongest herbal pain relievers that reduce bodily inflammation include white willow, black...

Energy Slump? Here’s How to Beat Fatigue Naturally

Energy Slump? Here’s How to Beat Fatigue Naturally

It's time to say goodbye to fatigue and get your energy back where it needs to be. Low energy is actually a complicated and diverse set of symptoms with many possible causes, including poor sleep, nutrient deficiencies, excessive alcohol consumption, and most...

Vitamin A : The Secret to Thriving Vision & Skin Health

Vitamin A : The Secret to Thriving Vision & Skin Health

What's your vitamin A status? Are you getting too much or too little? Vitamin A is important for good vision, skin and immune function, healthy babies, and overall health. But knowing whether you’re getting enough, or too much, can be tricky. On one hand, the federal...

Cortisol Rhythms, Energy Levels & Metabolic Function

Cortisol Rhythms, Energy Levels & Metabolic Function

The sneaky reason our weight doesn't seem to budge? Cortisol. Here's how. Many theories have tried to explain why our waistlines have expanded dramatically in the past few decades, including the addition of high fructose corn syrup to many foods, giant sodas,...

It’s Not Your Hormones, It’s Their Home

It’s Not Your Hormones, It’s Their Home

Season 1, Episode 8 It's Not Your Hormones It's Their Home Dr. Cheryl Burdette is a Naturopathic doctor and Director of Education and Naturopathic Residency program focused on Integrative Medicine and nutritional biochemistry. She is a globally respected leader in the...

Maternal Mental Wellness & Covid Fatigue

Maternal Mental Wellness & Covid Fatigue

Season 1, Episode 7 Maternal Mental Wellness & Covid FatigueDr. David Buxton is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and one of the only physicians in the world to be triple boarded in child psychiatry, adult psychiatry and palliative care. His expertise blends the...

Hormones and Health: Here’s What You Need to Know

Hormones and Health: Here’s What You Need to Know

Hormones regulate our internal activity as women. When out of balance, they can wreak havoc on all fronts of our wellbeing. Learn about the triple threat that could be impacting your appetite, weight, mood and more. Unless you’re a medical professional, when hormones...

7 Must-Try Superfood Powders for Nourishment

7 Must-Try Superfood Powders for Nourishment

Can superfood powders make you superhuman? Perhaps. Read on to discover which of these trendy add-ins is worth the investment. Once upon a time, bananas were considered a “superfood,” but today’s health-minded folk are continually on the hunt for new, exciting items...

Supplement Shopping: 6 Factors to Consider

Supplement Shopping: 6 Factors to Consider

6 Factors to Consider When Scouring the Supplement Aisle: Here are some suggestions to help you navigate the vitamin market and find the best quality products that suit your needs. Kathy and Victor, a Los Angeles-based couple in their 60s, had their share of health...

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Are you getting enough magnesium? The shocking reasons you may not be getting enough of this vital mineral, which supports healthy cell growth and organ health. Here's everything you need to know about magnesium, one powerhouse vitamin, and how to up your vitamin...

Good Bacteria: the Key to a Happy Gut and Brain

Good Bacteria: the Key to a Happy Gut and Brain

Flourishing bacteria in your gut, the microbiome, may correlate to mental wellness. Let's talk probiotics and their importance when it comes to your health. Bacteria gets a bad rap. Studies show that the amount of good bacteria in the gut may increase mood and...

The Art of Spices for Health with Dr. Kanchan Koya

The Art of Spices for Health with Dr. Kanchan Koya

Season 1, Episode 6 The Art of Spices for HealthDr. Kanchan Koya is a Harvard-trained molecular biologist and author of Spice Spice Baby. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on utilizing the art of spices for health. Kanchan combines the ancient wisdom of the...

13 Summer Breakfast Ideas for Good Mornings

13 Summer Breakfast Ideas for Good Mornings

Stack your plate for a summer day of energy and nourishment. Here are 13 delicious summer breakfast ideas for good mornings. Tired of the same-ole, same-ole for your summer breakfast meal? Shake things up with these easy, yummy a.m. starters and deliciously healthy...

Prenatal Vitamin Must-Haves For Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamin Must-Haves For Healthy Pregnancy

Don't let the size of the vitamin industry discourage your search for the best prenatal vitamin for your pregnancy. Let's dive into four must-haves and then some when it comes to a well-rounded, nourishing supplement. Pregnancy is a very special time during a woman's...

Ayurvedic Herbs: Healing Spices for Wellness

Ayurvedic Herbs: Healing Spices for Wellness

Let's talk spices! Ayurvedic herbs: anti-inflammatory, balancing spices you didn't know you needed Integrating ayurvedic herbs isn't a new idea -- it's been around for thousands of years. Ayurveda, India's traditional system of healing, uses more than 5,000 different...

Peace of Body + Mind: Vitamins for Mental Wellness

Peace of Body + Mind: Vitamins for Mental Wellness

Smart supplementation may help promote wellness by preventing deficiency, which often leads to inflammation and bodily distress. Dietary supplements have grown from a niche habit to a daily routine in many people's lives. While there are some common vitamin and...

13 Easy Bento Box Ideas Your Kids Will Love

13 Easy Bento Box Ideas Your Kids Will Love

These healthy bento box ideas are easy to make and your kids will love them. Plus, they're a sure, simple way to pack nutrition into their day! Let’s face it: mornings are hectic. Packing a healthy lunch for your kids can add to the frustration, especially if you...

Vitamin & Me Wellness Journal

Our pursuit of good health starts with you. Our team of experts are bringing only the latest, evidenced-based information right to your inbox.  You’ll find all the good stuff about nutrition, fitness and mindfulness practices that support your whole body health in the V+M wellness journal. We break down the science into bit size pieces, so that you can take advantage of the evidence that matters most to you. We avoid flashy headlines and focus only on the real data that makes a difference to you.

We write a lot about women’s health, because we’re women, we’re moms and we’re experiencing the same things that you are. We just happen to have the training to bring you answers. Like most women, we want to feel good, have the energy to live our best lives and make sure that everyone we care about is taken care of. But, we also know that putting on your oxygen mask before you put it on for others is the most important first step. Because if you aren’t on the top of your game, then you can’t take care of your crew. So let’s dive into your health together, so that your whole family can be well.

If you want to learn more about a topic, just ask. We are always writing about health in our wellness journal and are more than happy to serve up the answers to your questions. Drop us a line at hello@vitaminandme.com and follow on socials @vitaminandme

 

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