Author Archives: CustomVite's Nutrition Team

Listen To Your Body: 10 Signs You May Be Nutrient Deficient

Many of us strive to eat healthy every day but it can be hard to know how well we are really doing.  How do you know if you’re eating enough of certain nutrients?  Although we may associate nutrient deficiencies with developing nations, the typical American diet can also leave some big nutritional gaps. The truth […]

Fighting Free Radical Damage with Super Antioxidants

Our body’s cells are always under attack.  While we are all too familiar with the threat of viruses and infections, another threat is looming.  Free radical damage.  But what exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that  if left unchecked can cause damage to our cells and DNA which is thought to not […]

Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids?  Most people automatically think of fish oil. But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. What is Flaxseed Oil? Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil)  is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over […]

BPH and Men’s Prostate Health – Supplements that May Help

BPH and Men’s Prostate Health Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition in men (especially after age 50), which results in an enlarged prostate gland.  BPH can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia).   How is BPH Treated? Conventional treatment of […]

What to Know About Saturated Fat and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and when it comes to heart health, dietitians and doctors often recommend limiting your saturated fat intake.  This is because excess saturated fat may cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Interestingly, recent studies have blurred the line between […]

Get More Energy the Natural Way

When your body is low on energy, it relies on everything from blood sugar to adrenaline. If you’re feeling extremely fatigued and in need of a recharge, here are some ways you can give yourself an energy boost – the natural way. There are several different body mechanisms that control your energy levels throughout the […]

Why Your Workout Isn’t Working Out

Have you ever worked out for a significant period of time and noticed ZERO changes to your body?  If you have, it can be one of the most discouraging realizations.  After all, getting yourself off the couch and to the gym is a feat of strength on it’s own, never mind if all that hard […]

Plan a Healthy Winter Getaway

Mid-January usually marks the beginning of the mass exodus from the cold and wintery North down to the South. This time of year, nothing sounds better than a warm beach, a cold beverage and endless amounts of buffet food.  Wait, not so fast! Vacations don’t have to involve binging on unhealthy food and over-indulging on […]

COVID-19 and Nutrition

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and while research has primarily focused on vaccine production, boosters and anti-viral medications, scientists have also emphasized the importance of boosting the immune system through nutrition.  Your health depends on an adequate intake of essential nutrients which will support a properly functioning immune system.  […]