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​Why We Need Immune-Boosting Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in our body. From bone and muscle strength, to mood and cognitive support, vitamin D is a nutrient superstar. The sunshine vitamin is especially important for the strength of our immune system. Research shows that having healthy levels of vitamin D, as well as taking a vitamin D supplement, can help keep our immune system healthy.&n…

How Stress Affects Immunity

Considering the recent events, stress may be at an all-time high. This pandemic has been equated to a time of war. And what makes things even more stressful is the constant barrage of information on our TVs, radios, internet, and social media, plus the social distancing – isolation is a top health concern. For many of us, coping through this uncertainty and keeping our spirits up can be a…

Immune Support Series

Having an optimally functioning immune system is more important than ever. To help make sure all of us are keeping our system strong, we’re launching an Immune Support Series, featuring articles from Carlson Nutritional Educators Jolie Root, LPN, LNC and Laurel Sterling, MA, RD, CDN. From reducing stress to getting better sleep and incorporating certain foods into our diet, we’ll touch on the…

Pre-Workout Stretches

Stretching before walking or working out preps our body for what’s to come. Here are some of our favorite stretches to get your body ready:Jumping JacksJumping jacks warm up many different muscle groups and get our heart pumping.Knee PullPull each knee up to your chest with your hands and hold for five seconds to stretch the quads.Leg Up StretchWe can prop our leg up on a chair and lean into it…

Healthy Sleep Tips

Power Down Digital DevicesLate night blue light exposure can affect our sleep. It’s important we put away phones and tablets and turn of TVs and computers about one hour before going to bed. Cover Your ClockLooking at the clock when we wake up during the night can halt our sleep or cause our mind to race. We can put our clock face down or turn it away from our view during the night. …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vitamins

Deciding what supplements to take, how much to take, when to take them, brands to take, and how to tell the quality of the products can be overwhelming. You are not alone if you become panic-stricken when you look at the wall of options to choose from in stores. To help sift through the many options, here are five tips to consider before stocking up:  First let’s consider QUALITY, purity…