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Vitamin D: The nutrient you need to fight the big C.

Vitamin D (also referred to as “calciferol”) is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously (in your human body!) when ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight ☀️ strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal bone mineralization and to prevent involuntary contraction of muscles (basically cramps and spasms). It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts (want to fight osteoporosis? D3 + K2 ☀️ + 🏋️‍♀️ is the formula) Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including...

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Kelly’s Vitamin Guide: The Art of Simple Supplementation

My Vitamin Guide is ready for you! Including vitamin supplements into your routine can help fill in the gaps, as well as maintain and strengthen your immune system year-round. My mission is to provide you with all the tools you need to be your healthiest and feel your best, and this guide is another addition to your health toolbox. No one supplement in this guide will be your magic bullet to health. However, in combination with a balanced and healthy lifestyle, it will add to your health, help you defend against illness, and keep you feeling well. Ready to get started? Download your guide today! Did I mention it just got an update? (Dec 2021)

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Be Well Postpartum Nutrient Priorities

This page contains affiliate links and are asterisked as they appear. There are so many nutrients mothers need during postpartum to prevent depletion and promote balance and healing. It can be especially tricky to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need while you’re trying to take care of a newborn, maybe with other kids running around, dealing with sleep deprivation, and any other responsibilities you might have.  We hear so much lately about the fourth trimester but it can still be tough to find that practical information and support we actually need while recovering from pregnancy and childbirth, so let’s dig into that! A balanced diet is important, but even that can be inadequate to replete nutrient levels and...

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How To Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet

This page contains affiliate links and are asterisked as they appear. When you’re sick, you want to feel better fast and you probably aren’t thinking about whether your medicine is clean or not. You’ll take what you can get if it promises to ease your symptoms. And because over the counter medicine has always been a take it or leave it kind of thing, you may not have even considered that there are cleaner options out there.  If that’s the case, I want to introduce you to clean options so you can avoid artificial dyes, flavors, preservatives, and inactive ingredients. Options for your whole family! For Adults Though you reach for medication to alleviate your symptoms, it can sometimes leave...

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Hydrating Tips For Cold & Flu Season

This page contains affiliate links and are asterisked as they appear. Cold and flu season is right around the corner and as a special twist this year, we have COVID making things more complicated. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed way to avoid all illness but there are some things you can do to support your immune system.  No matter what time of year it is, there are some gold standard methods for protecting yourself against infection. Right now, it’s especially important to wear masks in public settings to protect yourself and others from spreading the coronavirus. Some other ways you can boost your immune system include regularly washing your hands and getting enough sleep. There are several nutrients you can...

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