Eat Your Broccoli

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 17, 2018 Comments: 0

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]


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 […]


3 Nutrients To Combat Easy Bruising

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 3, 2018 Comments: 0

Although bruising is a normal process following injury, these familiar, unsightly, purple marks can be caused by a variety of other factors that do not involve trauma to the skin.  Aging, certain medications, and vitamin deficiencies can all affect how easily your body bruises. Of course, prolonged, unexplainable bruising, especially those that last more than […]


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 […]


The Smarter Sugar

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 13, 2018 Comments: 0

Think all sugar is bad?  You may be surprised to learn that one type of sugar is not so bad for you after all!  In fact, this sugar may help you regain your energy, improve your heart health and improve your body’s cellular performance.  It’s called D-ribose, and it is a simple sugar naturally produced […]


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 […]