Energizer Summer!, Part 7

 

simply well with holly niles

 

“I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00”
…these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice.
Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body.
Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional but often there are
simple lifestyle changes that we can make to revive our energy.
This week’s newsletter is part of a refresher series of
7 basics of how to improve your energy to enjoy your summer.

#7 Nutrient Deficiencies: We often hear the adage- “eat a healthy diet” but not everyone knows what that actually means and so there can be gaps.  Even when we are focused on eating a healthy, balanced diet it’s hard to get all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that the body needs. We know that there are many things that can interfere with proper digestion and absorption of nutrients like stress and medication. In fact, certain medications are associated with vitamin/mineral depletion as a side effect. When we think of energy production in the body we think of the B vitamin family. Certain herbs called adaptogens also help our body rebuild and maintain energy. B-vitamins and Stress support are a good start when we are adding supplements for energy.

 

Simply Easy Tip: 

Eat your veggies daily! They are rich in vitamins that support energy and reduce the effects of stress.

 

Simply Supportive: Active B-Complex

Active B-Complex is a balanced, hypoallergenic B-complex formula featuring the active forms of vitamins B2, B6, and B12. It also contains
5-MTHF which is directly usable by the human body and supports healthy homocysteine blood levels. To order Active B-Complex, you can contact our friendly front desk team at (860)519-1916 or email Info@IntegrativeWellnessAndPT.com or you can click on the link above.

 

Simply Delicious: Strawberry & Mixed Green Salad

Ingredients:

6 cups mix of baby greens or fresh baby spinach
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered (or other berries)
4 oz crumbled blue cheese, goat cheese or almond cheese, optional
½ cup chopped pecans or other nuts/candid nuts, preferably toasted

Dressing:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey, optional
¼ teaspoon table salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

To make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper until well combined.

In a large bowl place greens, strawberries, cheese, and nuts. Pour as much dressing as you want over salad mixture and toss to combine Serve immediately.

 

Adapted from: http://prettysimplesweet.com/strawberry-and-mixed-green-salad/

 

Simply Well newsletter #89: Energizer Summer, Part 7 PRINTOUT (pdf)