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.

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6 Things to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

6 Things to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

Have you ever heard the term “shopping the edges?” It means focusing on the exterior aisles of the grocery store—where the whole foods reside (all the processed food is in the middle). Renowned chef Gerard Viverito, aka “The Sustainable Chef,” stresses the importance of eating whole foods because that’s where you’ll get a nutritional bang for your buck. He says ”emphasize food quality over quantity by focusing on whole, unprocessed foods that are nutrient-dense foods, high in fiber and low in net carbs-but are still packed with other nutrients.”

Also, according to Nicolette M. Pace, MS, RDN, CDE, CBC, CDN, CFCS, FAND, you should be paying attention to the labels. “Don’t be fooled by packaged items that are marketed as ‘made with fresh fruit’ or ‘contains a full serving of vegetables.’ Single-ingredient foods like an apple or broccoli do not need labels they are whole foods. Cut your selections to those with five or fewer ingredients. More than likely, a paragraph of ingredients will contain additives, preservatives or flavor enhancers which if routinely eaten can have a negative impact on a child’s health.

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Nicolette on The Nationally Syndicated Bright Side Radio Show

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The Bright Side Radio Show, a nationally syndicated radio program on the Genesis Communications Radio Network.

Benjamin Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist and has been compounding custom medication, formulating nutritional and skin care products and consulting with doctors and patients since graduating from the University Of Colorado School Of Pharmacy in 1986. Mr. Fuchs is recognized nationally for his work as the on-air pharmacist/nutritionist host of the “The Bright Side” radio program.

Nicolette Pace on WOCA Radio

‘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.

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LATF USA: Five Breakfast Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cereal & Oatmeal

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So many questions when it comes to the famous ‘most important meal of the day:’ breakfast. 

Nicolette M. Pace MS, RDN, CDE, CBC,CDN, CFCS ,FAND is the founder of NutriSource Inc., which provides high quality education, counseling and nutrition services. She has also served as Director of Clinical Nutrition at the NYHQ/Silvercrest Center where she provided both administrative and direct care for sub-acute and chronically ill patients.

Here are 5 Breakfast need-to-know’s from Nicolette: 

Kids Cereal

These sugary treats have classically been under fire by health advocates. Today’s versions have added fiber (and vitamins) to make them more health friendly. Unfortunately though many still deliver over 10 grams of sugar per serving and do not contain other nutrients (healthy fat and protein) your child needs for brain growth and development.

Unsweetened Grain Cereal

Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because there is no added sugar in these flakes or puffs that it is a healthy choice. Most in this category are refined starches and do not have intact whole grain nutrients and fiber for good health, digestion and appetite control. Since they are light in weight (1 cup serving = one ounce= 110 calories) you’ll need several portions to feel full.

Adult Healthy Cereal

Here’s where we take those refined flakes and puffs and add-in a variety of ingredients such as crunchy nuts, tasty dried fruits, chocolate or other candy-like morsels with the belief that these super food ingredients make them healthy. What you should realize is that is gives you a speed pass to more calories (50% more) in the same small serving which will outweigh the nutrient value of the added ingredients.

Instant Oatmeal

All oatmeal is not created equal. With the convenience of instant you are relaxing the health benefit. Processing methods involve cutting, rolling, pressing and partially cooking whole oats so that essentially “pre-digests” the starch making it more glycemic (fast absorbing, greater blood sugar impact) . Be even more careful with instant oatmeal with added sugar or sweeteners as this reinforces sugar cravings.

Granola

This health food craze leftover is still going strong in health appeal but with a meager 1/3 cup portion size it is also one of the most calorie dense choices at 125-175 calories per serving. While most granolas have healthy intact whole grains they are combined with “trail mix” type ingredients which contribute excess sugar and in some instances unhealthy trans fats. This is a cereal where you must be very careful in measuring and mindful of how you use it.

Nicolette on The Nationally Syndicated “Morning Beats” Seen On The Family Channel

Morning Beats airs on RetroTV and The Heartland Network every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 AM E/P. Starting on September 29, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM E/P on The Family Channel. You can also stream it live or watch On Demand on The Heartland Network FREE Roku App!
Grab a cup of coffee and find a comfortable spot to join host Ashley Larsen and explore the rhythms of living a healthy and inspired life! Ashley, along with experts in a variety of fields, will delve into everything from health, exercise, and organizing your life with informed conversations covering music, art, books, movies, and so much more