Getting kids to take supplements can be hard. As much as we might love the idea of giving them some basic nutritional support, it might not be as easy as all of that. There are a few ways around this, much of it comes down to knowing your child and what suit them best. A lot also depends on their age, of course, as that will largely dictate the forms available to them. Most kids can swallow tablets and/ or capsules by age seven, so sometimes that helps as then tastes, textures and flavors are bypassed. Getting kids to take supplements is important, and in cases of special needs, can be crucial for their wellbeing.
Most of us have negative views of sugar … it is unhealthy, too much can dispose us to diabetes, Candida, overweight and obesity amongst other things. There is, however, a sugar that is a “good” sugar – it’s called ribose. Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that is made in the body from glucose and is a vital part of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the compound that supplies energy to our cells. It can also be taken as a supplement. Ribose can give your energy a boost, which can help many people ranging from those dealing with chronic fatigue in illness, to athletes trying to get more stamina and endurance. [Read more…]
When it comes to giving children supplements, a lot of questions arise. Is it really necessary? Which ones do they need? How on earth do I get my kids to take supplements anyway? Unless there are special needs and considerations, I tend to err on the side of keeping it simple, but there are four foundational supplements for kids that I think are worth giving. These are not designed to replace healthy foods, but acts as a complement to make sure all nutritional needs are being met.
People who do a lot of athletic and fitness-oriented activities are helping themselves in a thousand different ways, and yet working out can put slightly more demand on our bodies. I do not take a huge number of supplements geared towards fitness specifically, but I have a few favorites that I do take every day. I run 3-4 miles Monday through Friday, and I definitely feel that a little bit of extra support helps me with energy and post-workout recovery. I also wrote last week about Bulletproof coffee and how I felt I was getting a bit of a boost from that. On top of that, these are my three favorite supplements for athletes:
There’s nothing that fuels fatigue quite like having small children in the house (or really any children in the house!) – especially if you’re breastfeeding, and/or they’re not sleeping through the night, and/or your hormones aren’t quite back to normal after your pregnancy. Couple that with having a chronic time shortage to shop for groceries and prepare healthy meals, and it can be a recipe for exhaustion. Here are a few nutritional strategies for overcoming mama fatigue:-
People often ask me what my own supplement routine looks like. It does vary depending on what’s going on in my life- I’ll do a burst of detox support, some anti-Candida stuff, hormone balancing or fertility-related things. But there are some core things that I never skip, no matter what.