Our cells face threats all day everyday from toxic chemicals, to UV rays, to cigarette smoke, to viruses and infections, and even to exercise and the food we eat. These external threats are what we commonly refer to as free-radicals. Free-radicals damage cells in your body by “stealing” electrons, altering cell membranes and DNA codes.
- Worried about getting enough iron in your plant based diet? Iron is an essential nutrient for healthy balanced hormones, brain health, and blood flow. Anemia is a symptom of a diet low in iron. Here are vegan foods high in iron and how to properly absorb non-heme iron.
- Melatonin is a powerful hormone that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. One of the most important factors in our healthy habits for sanity and our immune system is GOOD SLEEP. Sleep deprivation has been linked to immune system failure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and memory loss.