Civilized Caveman https://civilizedcaveman.com Easy Paleo Gluten Free Recipes - Wellness - Truth Fri, 14 May 2021 03:50:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://civilizedcaveman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-icon-80x80.png Civilized Caveman https://civilizedcaveman.com 32 32 Top 8 Dietary Supplements That Will Be Safe for Your Health https://civilizedcaveman.com/health/top-8-dietary-supplements-that-will-be-safe-for-your-health/ https://civilizedcaveman.com/health/top-8-dietary-supplements-that-will-be-safe-for-your-health/#respond Wed, 12 May 2021 21:52:58 +0000 https://civilizedcaveman.com/?p=26851 Do you live a very busy life? If that is the case, you might find it difficult to have a healthy and varied diet that would provide your body with the nutrients it needs. While it might not seem like a huge issue, it might result in the development of numerous health problems, such as …

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Do you live a very busy life? If that is the case, you might find it difficult to have a healthy and varied diet that would provide your body with the nutrients it needs. While it might not seem like a huge issue, it might result in the development of numerous health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

 

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem! What is that solution? You just have to start taking dietary supplements. However, it is easier said than done. After all, there are many dietary supplements that you can choose from, some of which might not be safe for your health.

 

We are here to help you out! In this article, you will find a list of dietary supplements that will be safe for your health, ranging from cannabidiol, fish oil, and echinacea to calcium, vitamin D, and green tea. Take a look!

 

Vitamin D

 

Studies have shown that vitamin D plays a crucial role in numerous bodily functions, including the regulation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Moreover, it has been found that individuals who are deficient in this vitamin have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

 

One of the safest dietary supplements is vitamin D3. This is because there is no evidence indicating that vitamin D3 can cause any side effects or interactions with other medications. Additionally, it can be found in foods that you eat every day. For example, fish oil contains vitamin D3.

 

 

Cannabidiol (CBD)

 

CBD is the most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is not psychoactive, which means that you will not feel high after taking it. However, this cannabinoid has been proven to be effective against numerous health problems. For example, research has shown that CBD can help reduce epileptic seizures, and it can also reduce the symptoms of patients with multiple sclerosis.

 

Furthermore, CBD is effective for treating anxiety and insomnia. Moreover, it can help reduce inflammation and pain. Thus, it can prove to be very beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or arthritis. As with most supplements, CBD comes in capsule form, such as these Joy Organics CBD softgels

 

Fish Oil

 

Another dietary supplement that should be included in your diet is fish oil. This dietary supplement is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to play a crucial role in the development of the brain and eye tissue. Thus, they will prevent cognitive decline and age-related vision issues.

 

Moreover, you should know that omega-3 fatty acids can lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. As a result, they will help you avoid developing inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Furthermore, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also help you lose weight!

 

Echinacea

 

If you are trying to boost your immune system in order to prevent yourself from getting sick, you should definitely consider taking echinacea supplements. These dietary supplements are very popular among individuals who live an active lifestyle because they help protect the body against colds and flu.

 

 

Green Tea Extract

 

Green tea extract is another dietary supplement that you should consider taking if you want to improve your health. The main reason why green tea extract is so beneficial is due to the fact that it contains a high concentration of antioxidants. Thus, it helps fight free radical damage and reduces the risk of developing various diseases.

 

Calcium

 

Calcium is another dietary supplement that you should consider taking if you want to improve your health. This mineral has been proven to play a crucial role in the development of bone mass. Thus, calcium will prevent osteoporosis, and it will strengthen your bones.

 

In addition, calcium is necessary for carrying out numerous bodily functions, including the contraction of your heart muscles and the transmission of nerve impulses.

 

 

 

Magnesium

 

If you want to boost your immune system, you should take magnesium dietary supplements. These dietary supplements are known to help fight depression, promote relaxation, and prevent migraines and high blood pressure. Moreover, magnesium is capable of improving the symptoms of asthma. Plus, studies have shown that individuals with diabetes have lower levels of magnesium in their blood than normal individuals. As a result, they have a higher risk of developing heart disease and cancer.

 

Probiotics

 

Probiotics are a type of “good bacteria” which can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods. These dietary supplements can help improve the quality of your gut flora, thereby promoting a healthier digestive system and a stronger immune system. Probiotics can also help fight infections caused by yeast and bacteria.

 

In Conclusion

 

Dietary supplements provide an excellent way to get essential nutrients that may be missing in a person's diet and can also help with general wellness.

 

The supplements we have discussed in this article have little to no side effects. Still, if you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, or suffering from any medical conditions, it is best to consult your physician before taking any supplement.

 

Interested in eating more healthy for life?

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Falling Back to Wellness, Essentially https://civilizedcaveman.com/recipes/falling-back-to-wellness-essentially/ https://civilizedcaveman.com/recipes/falling-back-to-wellness-essentially/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2019 02:10:42 +0000 https://civilizedcaveman.com/?p=25950 So with August ending, summer is coming to a close and Fall is here. Soon, our lawns will be covered with leaves and the air filled with a brisk breeze- or blazing gusts if you're in Orange County. Along with these seasonal changes comes seasonal colds and sniffles. Fall is the season of falling back …

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So with August ending, summer is coming to a close and Fall is here. Soon, our lawns will be covered with leaves and the air filled with a brisk breeze- or blazing gusts if you're in Orange County. Along with these seasonal changes comes seasonal colds and sniffles. Fall is the season of falling back into a routine, and now it can be the season of falling back into essential wellness.

 

A Recap

This past week, my good friend, Taylor, and I held a wellness event on holistic remedies to keep from falling victim to the notorious fall colds. Taylor's area of expertise is in essential oils. Using her favorite immune-boosting oils- cilantro, parsley, lemon, cinnamon- I created a three-course meal using the oils and whole food. Essential oils+real food nutrition? Hello, Nourishment!

Taylor gave her spiels, thriving in her own knowledge on essential oil, and I got down to business doing what I do best: cooking. Cooking for a purpose, to provide, to educate.

 

The Education

First, the Foods of the Hour:

Basil

 

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Basil can have similar anti-inflammatory effects similar to Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). NSAIDS are your everyday Tylenol, Advil, and Ibuprofen. Using these Over-The-Counter drugs constantly can block fatty acid pathways made to mitigate inflammation naturally.

Rosemary and Oregano

Both of these herbs have been used for years as food preservatives, and do a better job at it than current equivalents. Oregano, known for it's immune-boosting properties, is 12 times higher in Vitamin C than oranges, gram for gram. Rosemary is a popular herb used in diabetic treatments to aid the liver in glucose metabolism.

Garlic

Many people claim just chewing garlic raw is the ultimate healer. Not exactly my cup of tea, but nonetheless, Garlic is an antioxidant powerhouse.

Lemon

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Citrus prompts bile production, the component that makes it possible to effectively digest fats and absorb their soluble vitamins.

Parsley

Not only with being responsible for detoxing heavy metals, parsley is also a major histamine inhibitor. Moreover, on the topic of immunity, histamine is an important activator to combat the invaders that makes us sick. However, chronic inflammation is an issue and parsley can remedy the excess.

Cinnamon

High in various flavonoids and coumarin, Cinnamon is important for it's metabolic-enhancing benefits. Cinnamon is also high in chromium, commonly seen in low amounts in diabetics.

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Ginger

An Ayurvedic heating root, Ginger helps symptoms of nausea and improves blood circulation, decreasing inflammation throughout the body. Add into bone broth to reap the full benefits.

In addition to these nutrient-dense powerhouses, my usual supplements include Elderberry- high in Vitamin C and antioxidants similar to those of blueberries- and Chaga from Four Sigmatic, shown in clinical trials to increase white blood cell production count and help the body utilize various antioxidants. Above all else, getting enough sleep and stress management are also key to staying healthy.

 

The Menu

After the presentation, all of these natural and essential superfoods shined in each course of the meal.

Course 1: Caprese Salad

Simple slicing of heirloom tomatoes, natural mozzarella, and basil leaves. Drizzled with California Extra Virgin Olive Oil (tip: the spicer, the more polyphenols, the better!) and organic balsamic vinegar. To enhance Basil's benefits, I infused the EVOO with Basil Essential Oil.

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Course 2: Marinated Roasted Pepper and Onion Arugula Salad

Arugula, a bitter green, aids in the same digestive benefits as citrus fruits. Oven-roasted Bell peppers marinated with fresh white onion, EVOO, Lemon Juice, and extra Lemon Essential Oil give this salad brightness and freshness. Bell Peppers contain iron as well as vitamin c, synergistic micronutrients.

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Course 3 (ultimately, my FAVORITE)

WHITE SWEET POTATO NOODLES (yes, spiralized by hand), tossed in a Super Greens Parsley Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes… so, keep reading for an herbaceous surprise at the end! These noodles paired with All-Natural Hidden Veggie Turkey Meatballs. If it seems hard to get that extra dose of veggies, these meatballs are made with shredded carrot and zucchini to just the job.

 

Course 4: Cherry “Jubilee” with homemade N'ola

(hit me up if you want to snag some for your next breakfast or dessert)!

Because cherries are high in melatonin, making this the ultimate nighttime treat, getting enough sleep won't be an issue. In addition to the sleep-inducing benefits, incorporating a mix of cinnamon, clove, and orange oils, this dessert is warm to the soul and the body.

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Falling Back to it

All in all, the event was a success. By the end of it, everyone left with their stomachs, and brains, full of knowledge on how to survive those days where the aches seem crippling or the noses won't stop dripping. Creating a holistic foundation, relying on nature's own supplements, should be the guide to keeping our bodies thriving all year round.

 

Also it is 100% important to get quality sleep every night! Here's the best mattresses according to eachnight.

 

Another essential for this season, the Super Greens Parsley Pesto! Toss in salad, pasta, or roast on your favorite vegetables and protein, have on hand for a flavor and immune boost.

white super green sweet potato noodles with hidden veggie turkey meatballs
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Super Greens Pesto

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword healthy, minimal, natural, pesto, simple, whole food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Author JT

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Super Greens
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • Red Chili Flakes Optional, to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Add everything in to food processor and blend, scrapping sides occassionally
  • 2. Store in air tight container and use on everything!

Notes

**If you do not have Lemon EO, use juice of 1 lemon!

If you've got some extra greens from carrots lying around, you can try out my Carrot Greens Pesto here as well for an extra peppery-tasting pesto! Or, check out CC's Walnut Pesto for a bit of a nuttier take on this sauce.

 

About the Author

Tatum Guerrero Rooted Tates BiographyTatum Guerrero is an aspiring Registered Dietician and (soon-to-be) Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Through her journey of adopting a Paleo lifestyle, Tatum has been able to learn how proper nutrition can heal the mind and body. She hopes to use her credentials to emphasize the importance of whole, real food and make these options more accessible to youth and at-risk groups. You can follow her at RootedTates Instagram, or her website, therootedlife.online.

 

 

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Listen to our friends over at Wellness Force Radio to learn about how to control food cravings with Robb Wolf:

 

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