Five Ways How You Feel And Heal Are COVID-19 Are Related

Five Ways How You Feel And Heal Are COVID-19 Are Related

It’s not your imagination. There are several possible medical explanations as to why you may be having a hard time being healthy, compromising your immunity and put you at risk for Covid-19 fallout. Ongoing research reveals that there is an interaction between your hormones, metabolism and Covid-19. Strong evidence suggest that there can be direct damage to your pancreas and endocrine glands which release critical elements essential to regulating your health and immune system.

Among the research is an recent statement from the European Society of Endocrinology that highlights this interaction between Covid-19 and serious health implications. These findings have strong effects on your immune system so taking the time to aggressively work on improving these health conditions will help you feel and heal feel better during these Covid times.

1. Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes:
Not having good blood sugar control is especially serious, so putting attention to learning the skills and techniques to manage this is critical. Diabetes Self Management Training has never been more important to you. Many tools are with skilled guidance for medication, blood sugar testing, carbohydrate and diet balance.

2. Obesity/Weight Management:
Problems with getting to a realistic healthy weight is not only cosmetic but is frequently an “easier said than done” proposition because it involves so many factors, like lifestyle, habits and food preferences. Key components, to improve your weight, however will always involve calorie control and modest improvements to your activity.

3) Sleep Problems:
Sleep apnea, low sleep, interrupted sleep, and bad sleep hygiene also stem from a wide range of causes. Without good sleep quality, hormone cycles are disrupted and unfortunately have a greater “catch 22” effect by intensifying the potential cause. Look for Increased hunger and carbohydrate cravings, increased stress hormones, fatigue, and hyper-excitability as outcomes.

4. Low Vitamin D:
Even without a known health condition, a low vitamin D level (a pre-hormone) has been found to have negative consequences to your immunity and Covid-19. Getting your level checked, taking prescribed amounts of vitamin D from supplement, eating foods with Vitamin D (eggs, fish, dairy, meats, fortified foods) work with sunlight and supplements to improve this key pre-hormone.

5. Sex Hormones:
Males especially have shown a greater risk to severe Covid effects and death than females. Male sex hormones (androgens) are suspected to enable the Covid virus to gain a greater footing in the body specifically lung tissue. Medications used for treating prostate conditions and hair loss are being researched to improve Covid recovery.

Leading Nutritionist Highlights Practical Tips For A Balanced Diet

Leading Nutritionist Highlights Practical Tips For A Balanced Diet

Nicolette on GREAT DAY LIVE: Superfoods your kids will actually eat

GREAT DAY LIVE Superfoods your kids will actually eat

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Having trouble getting your kids to eat healthy? Nutritionist Nicolette Pace says parents can easily add super-foods into a child’s diet to get them the nutrients they need. Pace recommends incorporating things like basil, cocoa, black beans, avocados and sweet potatoes, just to name a few. Connect with Pace by visiting nutrisource.org.

Tune into “Great Day Live” weekdays from 9 to 10 a.m. on WTSP-TV.

LINK: https://www.wtsp.com/article/features/great-day-live/superfoods-your-kids-will-actually-eat-healthy/67-abfa3c6d-139b-492c-a352-e0310baf71db

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I Loved the Keto Diet — Until My Skin Fell Victim to This Uncommon Side Effect

1566485611-16x9-stocksytxpb6ef28a5ieq200large1083177.jpgHello, lovelies! The ketogenic diet has been a hot topic this year and I’ve been interviewed on the topic many time. Basically, the keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that is designed to get the body into a metabolic state of ketosis. A ketogenic diet is designed to help your body use fat for fuel, reducing the need for blood sugar as an energy source.

So just how low carb is the keto diet? Generally, limiting carbohydrate intake to 20 to 50 grams per day can stimulate ketosis. (For reference, there are about 60 grams of carbs in your average bagel.) Depending on gender, weight, and level of physical activity, [reducing daily  carbohydrates to about] 50 grams may be necessary to prompt the body to use fat as a fuel source for weight loss.

Plus, unlike other low-carb diets, like Atkins®, the keto diet takes things a step further by adding a specific ratio of macronutrients, which has been found to achieve and maintain ketosis. For optimal results, approximately five to 10 percent of your daily calories should come from your net carbs, with 30 to 35 percent from protein, and 55 to 60 percent from fat. This can vary based on a person’s overall calorie intake. To put this in perspective, most Americans get 50 percent of their daily calories from carbohydrates, which equals roughly 250 grams if you eat 2,000 calories a day.

Clearly, carbs are mostly a no-go, but there is still plenty you can eat. The keto diet should focus on fibrous vegetables such as celery, greens, cucumbers, and summer squash, as well as lean protein like fish, poultry, various meats, or soy. It’s also important to supplement the diet with fatty foods, including avocado, olives, MCT [medium-chain triglyceride] oil, coconut oil, and other oils. Remember, you’re aiming to get up to 60 percent of your daily calories from fat, so don’t shy away from these good fats!

Ultimately, success on the keto diet requires avoiding foods with a high glycemic load. These are foods with a concentrated amount of carbohydrates in a small portion. These include dried fruit, candy, sweetened foods, yogurts, desserts, and (of course) starches in general.

I was interviewed by TheSpotlyte.com on what the Keto Diet is, what foods to eat and avoid and more. To read the full article, please click here.

Eat healthy! Be happy! Xo Nicolette