Growing another human is no small feat; your body will be maxing out its resources to support the development of your baby. Most of us are short on key nutrients to begin with, and pregnancy increases the nutritional demands. That’s why it’s so important to take a prenatal multivitamin.
We all experience periods of stress when life becomes a little “too much.” Though we often think of stress as psychological, it’s also physical. Stress triggers chemical reactions that affect nearly every system of the body in disruptive ways. Here are the long-term effects of stress on the body.
A common concern that 'newbie' vegans and vegetarians have is whether or not their diets can provide their bodies with all the vitamins and minerals it needs. A whole food, plant-centered diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia, and many other ailments1. But one study showed that vitamin B12 [...]