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

Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life, According to a Nutritionist

Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life, According to a Nutritionist

Sex toys, Marvin Gaye, an episode of Outlander… what gets you going in the bedroom is highly individualized. But did you know that there are certain foods that may boost your sex life? It’s true—what you eat for dinner can affect your hormones, increase your blood flow and get your engine revving, says nutritionist Nicolette M. Pace. Whether you’re looking to boost your libido or increase stamina, here are the five foods she recommends to rev up your sex life.

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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.

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‘Baby diet’ doesn’t mean eating pureed food, but could help you change eating habits

If you’re trying to get back on track with good health habits, you may want to consider the eating habits of babies or toddlers.

“The premise of the baby diet is: let’s take cues from the toddler and follow some rules that we really devote a lot of time to with our babies and apply them to yourself,” said registered dietitian Nicolette Pace.

First, watch the calories you drink.

“No sugary drinks, so basically every doctor advises not to give your baby sugary drinks so why are we drinking them?” she explained.

For example, coffee-flavored drinks that have lots of sugar and dairy products contain lots of calories.

“Literally, you’re looking at two and a half meals by the time you’re done with some of these drinks,” said Pace.

Also, consider your portions and stick to an eating schedule.

“Some of these tools that we use for our toddler to feed them, use them for yourself, even the sectioned plates, it’s all those little compartments,” said Pace. “You have a strict mealtime schedule for them so let’s try following it for ourselves. This is also to prevent this irregular eating which also leads to an increased level of hunger and then you wind up overeating.”

If you’re a parent of a toddler, consider sharing mealtimes. Babies tend to eat in one place and so should you.

“Eating together, even if it’s a different texture of food, it will foster a bonding,” said Pace. “I suggest you go only where there’s a table. As you start to squeeze down areas of the house where you do have meals and food you’ll see that you’ll have less of a trigger, less of an influence to grab this and that.”

She said incorporating these suggestions could boost your weight loss.

“Some people can lose a pound a week depending on their metabolic rate. Others can really go for that two,” said Pace.

Pace said it’s also a good idea to wrap your eating three hours before bedtime to help your digestive system.

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

Healthy Meal Hacks for Hectic Households

iStock-180837057.max-784x410Imagine life with three or more kids, all involved in extracurricular activities well into the evening — and maybe one spouse travels. It’s unlikely there’s much time for meal prep and family dinners during the week. The reality for many families is that some nights there is barely a half-hour for dinner. Luckily there are some easy hacks to help provide healthy meals and snacks anyway.

Variety is key to keeping meals healthy and fresh, so look for ways to update the classics to make them healthier and keep them easy. Peanut butter and jelly can use different nut butters, whole fresh fruit slices, and nutritious bread. Mac and cheese, which can be packed with calories, can take a variety of cheeses and and sneaked-in vegetables such as zucchini or broccoli, and chicken for protein.

Salads are never easy to get a kid to eat, but if you deconstruct them with the components that they do like, this is the perfect way to turn them on to eating healthy and trying new things. For example, a bento box approach using fruits, vegetables, or nuts kids already enjoy as snacks.

Several snacks add up to one delicious and nutritious meal. Think small portions of olives, carrots and celery with dip, berries, nuts, hummus and crackers, cheese, tuna, avocado, dark chocolate. Your children can guide you or even help you create this lunch option.

Read the full interview on the Cheapism Blog on healthy meal hacks here.

Eat healthy! Be happy! Xo Nicolette

5 of the Best Recovery Drinks to Fuel Your Sweat Sessions

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These days, everyone is looking for water that has super powers. Sure, H2O is fine and delicious on its own, but this humid heat wave—combined with the fact we’re getting workouts in—calls for a little something extra: recovery drinks that have added benefits to just hydration.

Drinking traditional sports drinks—for the sake of electrolytes—isn’t the only way to get the good stuff that you need. Now, the recovery drink market is filled with plant-based electrolyte and magnesium tablets, more bioavailable hydration powders you swirl into your water, hydrogen water packets, and more. The end game of each of these is to fuel your body, without the added sugar.

Read the full interview on Well + Good on recovery drinks here.

Eat healthy! Be happy! Xo Nicolette

Unusual Snacks for Weight Loss

190630-HealthSnacks-1068x534.jpgAre you bored of hummus and carrots? Yeah, us too. Healthy snacking is tough when your cravings hit, but it’s possible to get creative with your taste buds and keep trim.

The key is to give your tastebuds a trip while keeping the calories in check. Add a healthy dose of protein to the mix, and you’ll not only be satisfied, but you’ll curb hunger pangs and cravings. While it may seem counterintuitive to snack when trying to lose weight, it can often lead to quicker pounds shed if done right.

So girl put those potato chips down and let’s get real for a second. We need to fuel your body right. And hey, when the occasional craving hits, you’re welcome to a cookie or two, but we’re going to bet on the fact that you’re not going to be craving unhealthy snacks after fueling yourself with these healthy bites.

I recommend the usuals like baked kale, sweet potato, and zucchini chips, but I’m also a big fan of lupini beans. If you haven’t heard of these yet, try them out in your snack routine, just make sure to prep them properly by rinsing them well. Traditionally, they’re eaten pickled in the Mediterranean basin and Latin America. Another favorite? Popcorn with hot sauce!

Read the full interview on YouBeauty.com on unusual snacks here.

Eat healthy! Be happy! Xo Nicolette

Summer Nutrition & Type 3 Diabetes

3378675+ThinkstockPhotos-589415708.jpgLearn summer nutrition tips, the benefits of eating pineapple, why juicing is overrated, and what exactly IS Type 3 Diabetes (hint: it involves your brain health) in my latest interview for iHeartRadio. I speak with Fearless Fabulous You Host, Melanie Young on these topics and more to help you make informed choices about the foods you eat and how to enjoy them.

Listen to the full interview here. Eat healthy! Be happy! Xo Nicolette