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Iron Deficiency – 8 Common Symptoms

Definition of Iron Deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia defined by Mayo Clinic as  “a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells”.  If you can remember back to biology classes, red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and as the name implies, “iron deficiency anemia is Read More

Stress

Fatigued? Your Adrenal Glands Might Need Support

You might have read or have heard about a seemingly new “buzzword” in the Western culture over the past few years- the adrenal glands. The adrenals are two thumb sized glands that sit on top of the kidneys and are a part of the endocrine system. They help modulate many actions in our bodies, including release Read More

Winter Blues

Wintertime Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winters can be brutal no matter where we live. In Iowa, we get the opportunity to witness unseasonably warm temps one day, and then  -30 degrees the next. We just never know! Literally, this week the temperature went from 40 to 14 degrees in 1 day, with freezing rain to add! These varying temps can Read More

Blue Light

Circadian Rhythm – Warning, this is Not a Dance Move

As I wear my nerd goggles (blue-light blocking glasses), I figured it was better to bust out the keyboard and type down some thoughts on the circadian rhythm and the blue light effect on life. What is a Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is known as the body’s natural clock. Important processes take place during Read More