This week, I talk with Nutritionist, Kate Turner.
Kate dives deep on just how we can take more control of our health and wellness. Ready to dive in with us? Good!
I know this comes as no surprise, yet, we still have not mastered the number one ingredient to good health:
So, let’s talk more about it.
What I notice is that most people focus on the macros in their diet, which is important, of course. It’s certainly what we hear about most often. But, what conversation is being neglected when it comes to food and good health? It’s the micro-nutrients. When’s the last time you had a conversation about the micros?
This is why I loved this conversation with Kate Turner. She jumped right in to talk about the importance of paying attention to prioritizing micros. These are the nutrients (vitamins and minerals) found in your foods!
If you are micronutrient deficient (like everyone else!), what may you be missing in your (macro) diet? Kate offers a full breakdown of knowledge, facts, and even the specific supplements and vitamins we should strongly consider adding into our daily repertoire.
“It’s all about the micronutrients.”Kate Turner; 7:45
Kate says that many people lack B vitamins, and follows with, “especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian because most B vitamins come from animal food sources (8:35). She even breaks down how those that may not have much of the B vitamin in their diets could be noticing a lack of energy (8:50). Solution? Try adding in a B Complex supplement into your diet.
Next, Magnesium. Kate explains: “as our stress goes up, we actually excrete more magnesium. And then when our magnesium is low, our ability to handle and react to stress drops. And then the cycle just continues.” (9:15).
Pro tip: take your magnesium right before bedtime so it soothes your body and gets you relaxed for a great slumber.
Number 3 on the list: Vitamin C. Now, this vitamin could certainly be active enough in your diet if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables as is, however, for those that may only be eating their greens with dinner, then this is definitely a supplement to consider adding into your routine. Also, it’s always better to just add those extra fruits and veggies to your plate ;).
Last, but certainly not least: Vitamin D.
…”[vitamin D is actually another lab that I’ve never had someone come back and their vitamin D levels were optimal.”— Kate Turner; 13:05
Kate also shares the importance of gut health. Having our guts be in their prime, is the ultimate goal. Why? Kate explains: “it’s beneficial for our skin, weight management— but one the of the biggest things is our gut-brain connection. So, a lot of the time when people’s guts are off, they experience brain-fog, they can’t concentrate so much…” — Kate Turner; 29:00
Have you ever (or do you usually) feel bloated on a regular basis? Don’t feel the greatest after eating a meal? Struggle with diarrhea? The answer to this is most likely that your body is in dysbiosis, AKA, your gut bacteria is not really working for you and you have more of that bad bacteria in your body.
“70% of your immune system lives in your gut!”— Kate Turner; 29:00
As I write this, I feel as if I just took a master course in nutrition, haha! If you’re ready to learn a whole lot more, you definitely will want to tune into this week’s episode.
Kate is as fabulous as she sounds.
Now, let’s keep our health AND wealth a sustainable one 😉
Favorite Moments —> TIPS:
- Be sure every meal has some sort of vegetable in there!
- Bring down your sugar intake: candies, yes, and also all carbohydrates turn into sugar, so another reason to up your veggie intake! Whole food starches: sweet potatoes, peas, whole grains.
- Supplements to add to your diet: Vitamin B Complex, Magnesium, Vitamin C.
- Need breakfast inspo for adding in your greens? Try throwing in some spinach, arugula, or even tomatoes with your scrambled eggs!
- Your egg yolk should be a bright orange color (this shows that the chicken was eating a healthier diet). Look for the term “Pasture Raised”!
- Wild caught fish vs farm fish: wild caught could have a chance of higher mercury levels, but they’re also higher in selenium (blocks mercury from being absorbed in your body).
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