Vitamin D is one of the only Vitamins that our bodies naturally produce. During sun exposure, the ultraviolet rays are absorbed in our skin, which eventually metabolizes into our liver, kidneys, and small intestines to create Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for our bone, heart, immune health, and overall mood. It is common to find that people that live in areas that experience harsh winters or a populous city are Vitamin D deficient. Vegans and people that do not eat dairy are also at risk of being Vitamin D deficient.
The feeling of the sun on our skins is genuinely something special. It brings peace to the human body, and beyond a nice tan, it nourishes us in more ways than one. Vitamin D is also called the "sunshine vitamin," For good reason, our vitamin D's primary source comes from the sun. During sun exposure, the ultraviolet rays are absorbed in our skin, which eventually metabolizes into our liver, kidneys, and small intestines. All of this is the body's way to maximize the absorption of calcium1.
Plant D3 is a Sun-grown alga and is a great liquid supplement for Vitamin D. The liquid form has a mild to nonexistent taste. Studies have shown that it has higher absorption than traditional oral capsules of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for overall health and well-being. It helps maintain bone, heart, and mental health, and many people do not get enough. Adding a few drops of this helps guarantee you are receiving this essential vitamin.
We are standing behind the idea that food is fuel and brings harmony and balance to our bodies and lives. Finding peace in life is easier said than done. As a society, we like to pile on more tasks under the pretense of "productivity." Sitting down, taking a deep breath, and thanking the Earth for the meal we are eating is a great way to ground our minds and silence the inner to-do list while we eat a meal.
Does it sometimes feel like things go into overdrive once Monday hits and don’t slow down until Friday? Thinking through what to eat and simply finding time to eat sometimes feels like it is too much? Yeah, me too.
Eating healthy, delicious, and wholesome meals can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Having a few go-to recipes that you can make over the weekend and grab throughout the week makes everything a little easier. This Spirulina Blueberry muffin recipe is a new go-to recipe in our house. Even our toddler loves them… trust me, that is a win. These muffins are packed with protein to help keep you full longer, fiber to help your digestive health, and gluten-free. No part of me feels like I am sacrificing taste for health benefits. Here at Triquetra, one of our core staples is harmony. We believe that delicious and healthy food can live together in our bodies.
2020 has dramatically affected Americans' mental health, and we haven't seen the full effects of it just yet. Between Covid-19, racial tension, the political atmosphere, economic uncertainty, and our children's education, a lot is piling up on many of us, and sometimes these things create one heavy mental load. The American Psychological Association said that they were ringing the alarm because "We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come." Here at Triquetra Health, we understand the importance of mental health, and if you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or depression, we hear you and are here for you.
Have you ever wondered where the term “Buddha Bowl” originated? There are several explanations for the name. It may have derived from presenting a balanced meal, where balance is a crucial Buddhist concept. It could be from the story of Buddha carrying his food bowl to fill it with whatever bits of vegetarian food villagers would offer him. Wherever the name originated, we are happy that Buddha bowls are here. The options are truly endless with these bowls as long as they contain a grain, a legume, blanched leafy greens, steamed vegetables, a pickled vegetable, and a delicious sauce, then you’ve got yourself a buddha bowl!
For thousands of years people used Black Seed Oil to treat traditional health issues and referred to it as “panacea” or universal healer.Black seed has been used for cooking and in traditional medicine in India, Arabia, and Europe. Laboratory studies have shown that components have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Even though these may not have been commonly known five years ago, they both have been gaining popularity. With their similarities comes the constant debate on which one is better than the other, but in our opinion there is room in your diet for both and they actually compliment each other nicely. This article will help break down the similarities and differences between the two as well as give you a nutrient packed smoothie recipe that marries both super greens.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." That saying needs to be changed to "Elderberry a day keeps the doctor away." Elderberries have been proven to help cut down on the recovery time of viruses like the flu and the common cold and to boost our immune system. Below we have gathered our ten favorite and easy ways to use Elderberry Syrup on a daily basis to help fight off those annoying viruses!