Pregnancy & Diet

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 12, 2018 Comments: 0

For most pregnant women, even those who pay little attention to their diet, pregnancy is a major “aha” moment – a time when you fully grasp the meaning of “you are what you eat.”   But you don’t have to wait until you’re pregnant to start eating well for your baby.  Following a healthy diet before […]


How to Enhance Your Immune System

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 29, 2018 Comments: 0

Leukocytes, otherwise known as white blood cells, play an important role in your immune system and serve to protect you from harmful microorganisms and disease.  When your body develops an infection, and is actively trying to fight it, the quantity of white blood cells increases. As these cells increase in number, they are simultaneously transported […]


Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 14, 2018 Comments: 0

Leaky gut, also called intestinal permeability, is when the cells within the inner lining of your intestine develop gaps or spaces, which allows bacteria, partially digested food, toxins and medications to enter, or leak into your bloodstream.  As you can imagine, this sort of “leakage” can cause a variety medical problems including poor nutrient absorption, […]


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 1, 2018 Comments: 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting approximately 6-20% of reproductive-age women.  PCOS happens when a woman’s body produces more male hormones (androgens) than normal, and thus causes an imbalance between their levels of estrogen and androgen hormones. Some symptoms include: Menstrual disorders (often skipped cycles) Hirsutism (male-pattern hair […]


How to Naturally Manage Glaucoma

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 23, 2018 Comments: 0

Glaucoma is a disorder that is most commonly characterized by elevated fluid pressure within the eye.  This pressure puts strain on the eye, and, if left untreated, may damage the retina and optic nerve, and lead to vision loss or even blindness.  There are two types of glaucoma, the first, and most common form being […]


What Makes Fish So Healthy?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 5, 2018 Comments: 0

The general recommendation is to consume fish at least 2 times per week, but what is it about fish that makes it so good for you? And will just any fish do?  Sure, many types of fish can provide you with a good punch of lean protein, but the main reason why fish is so […]


Atrial Fibrillation

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 29, 2018 Comments: 0

If you’re one of the 2.7 million people in the US living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), then you’re probably already familiar with the uncomfortable feeling that your heart is racing, or the awareness that your heart is beating or fluttering.  AFib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat irregularly and chaotically.  Although […]


Estrogen Exposure

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 14, 2018 Comments: 0

Estrogen is an important hormone that is present in both males and females, albeit in different ratios.  In women, it forms the reproductive organs and is an important factor in regulating the menstrual cycle.  As women age (especially near menopause), their hormone levels change resulting in a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone.  Although both […]


The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 4, 2018 Comments: 0

The inflammatory response is a complex cascade of biochemical reactions that recognize and respond to sites of injury. While we know that acute inflammation is a normal, protective process following pain or injury, chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when the body has persistent, systemic inflammation causing damage to its own healthy tissue, rather […]


Bilberries – Small But Mighty

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 30, 2018 Comments: 0

Blueberries vs. bilberries – is there a difference? We’ve all more than likely seen and eaten the humble blueberry, but bilberries are a little less familiar, at least in North America. Bilberry is a European relative of the blueberry and looks very similar in shape and size. One main difference however is the flesh – […]