Author Archives: CustomVite's Nutrition Team

Best and Worst Foods for Gut Health

In last week’s blog, we learned how the health of our gut has far-reaching effects on the rest of our body. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, a healthy weight, and effective digestion. But how do we keep our gut healthy? It turns out what you eat directly […]

Signs of Bad Gut Health

When your gut is functioning properly, you have a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria, your body produces digestive enzymes, absorbs nutrients effectively, fights against bacteria and infections, and eliminates waste and unwanted substances efficiently. But what happens when your gut is not functioning as it should be and you have an imbalance of bacteria? Here […]

How Gut Health Impacts Our Bodies

You may think our digestive system is relatively simple. Food goes in, is broken down into nutrients that are absorbed, and then the waste is excreted. While that is true, emerging research has found that our gut has far-reaching effects on our entire body.  In fact, gut health is so important that some medical professionals […]

Have Thyroid Disease? Here Are Foods You May Want to Eat in Moderation

Thyroid disease can be a tricky condition to manage. But did you know that certain foods and nutrients can actually hinder thyroid function and interfere with its normal functioning?  And some may also affect the absorption of your thyroid medication. Following is a list of certain foods that are not-so-friendly to your thyroid and should […]

How Diet Plays an Important Role in Thyroid Health

Last week’s blog focused on the early symptoms of thyroid disease and early indicators that you may have a thyroid issue. Although usually treated with medication, your diet can also play an important role in supporting your thyroid health.  As with many health conditions, some factors are out of your control, including genetics. But diet […]

Early Warning Signs of Thyroid Disease

World Thyroid Day is May 25th, so this month we will focus on that butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck. So what exactly is the job of the thyroid?  The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate-controlling heart, muscle, and digestive function, brain development, and bone maintenance. Two conditions, an […]

Macular Degeneration and Diet

Macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD) is a disease associated with aging and is the most common cause of visual impairment and irreversible blindness in elderly Americans. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail and controls your ability to read, drive a […]

Trendy Turmeric

You may have heard the recent buzz around turmeric root and its health benefits. Well, it’s true; this stuff is seriously good for you! Although you may be familiar with turmeric as a popular Indian spice, this nutrient goes well beyond the kitchen. It not only packs a serious punch of flavor but also scores […]

Spotlight on Grapefruit

The tart taste of grapefruits may not be for everyone, however, the benefits of this super fruit are hard to beat.  Grapefruits are one of the lowest-calorie fruits, while at the same time rich in nutrients, fiber, and powerful super antioxidants.  Super antioxidants protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals that can damage […]