Episode 38 - Goodness Me!

Nutrient Deficiency, Sleep Struggles And Turmeric


Emily and Janet can’t shake or escape the low carb article they discussed on last week’s podcast. It seems that individuals are being mislead about low carb diets and can’t shake the negative connotations.
They suggest not trusting these headlines and doing research to see what could and couldn’t work for you personally.    

First Segment: Nutrient Deficiency in 2018?

It may be surprising, but North Americans are still finding themselves nutrient deficient in 2018. But with so many of us grabbing convenient, non-nutritious, fast food – are we that surprised? The article that Emily and Janet focus on makes it seem that being aware of nutrient deficiency is easy as ABC, but it’s not always that simple. Emily and Janet touch on Vitamin D, Iron, and Folate/Folic Acid and how to combat being deficient in these essential nutrients!

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New Roots Herbal - Hemeiron

Mega Food - Blood Builder

Mega Food - One Daily

New Roots Herbal - Prenatal

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Natural Factors - Vitamin K&D

Mega Food - Methyl B12

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Second Segment: Questions From Listeners

Question #1
Jody asks, “Hi Emily and Janet, recently I have been getting 7-8 hours of sleep but every morning I still feel exhausted and struggle to get out of bed – Any idea why I still feel exhausted after getting a decent rest?”

Janet says,

  • Your Circadian Rhythm may be off – when we stay up late our bodies steal cortisol from the mornings
  • One day a week do a sleep restoration – one day a week don’t set an alarm and just let yourself sleep in to feel refreshed and restored

Emily says,

  • Use melatonin to rebalance your Circadian rhythm, may have to incorporate a supplement into your routine
  • May need to experiment with how much you’re sleeping, there’s a possibility that 7-8 hours a night isn’t enough
  • Could be suffering from adrenal fatigue which can occur from being severely stressed frequently and for long periods of time

Products Mentioned:

Natural Factors - Melatonin 3mg

Question #2

Andy asks, “Lately, I can’t escape turmeric! I see it in cold pressed juices, my friends are adding it to their smoothies, and my local coffee shop even makes a turmeric latte. Are there health benefits to consuming turmeric? Should I jump on the turmeric train?”

  • Turmeric is a great, healthy spice with anti-inflammatory benefits, long term brain health, liver health, and antioxidant power
  • Turmeric is absorbed by humans best when it is combined with fat
  • To get therapeutic benefits from Turmeric you should be consuming Turmeric daily, but you will get health benefits from just using it sporadically

Botanica’s Turmeric Golden Mylk is a blend of turmeric, dates, coconut, cardamom, ashwagandha, black pepper and cinnamon is made in small batches. Free from any fillers and artificial ingredients.

How to Prepare:  Whisk one teaspoon (4.4 g) into one cup (250 mL) warm coconut or almond milk. Sip slowly and take a deep breath. Enjoy!

What’s For Dinner?

Super-Nourishing Chicken Soup
Serves 12 to 18

For The Broth:

  • 1 Whole Naturally-Raised Chicken
  • 4 Litres Pure Water, Cold or Room Temperature
  • ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Strip Wakame
  • 1 Large Onion, Skin Left On, Cut in Quarters
  • 2 Stalks Celery With Leaves, Coarsely Chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, Coarsely Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Left Whole
  • 6 Strips Astragalus Root
  • 3 Heaping Tbsp Dried Flowering Green Oats
  1. Place the chicken, water, and vinegar in a large crock pot or soup pot
  2. Let the chicken sit in the cool water and vinegar for up to an hour, adding the wakame, vegetables and herbs as they are ready
  3. Then bring the pot slowly to a boil and simmer on low for 6 to 24 hours (the longer the better to liberate the minerals from the bones)
  4. After simmering is complete, remove the chicken from the broth to cool. Remove the skin and pull the meat from the bones, cutting it into pieces. Set aside.

For The Soup

  • Broth (Above)
  • ½ Cup Brown Rice, Wild Rice or A Mixture
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 3 Carrots, Chopped
  • 3 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 2 tsp whole-mineral sea salt or to taste
  • Pinch of Cayenne
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Chicken Pieces
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • ½ Bunch Fresh Parsley, Finely Chopped
  1. Pour the broth through a fine strainer into a soup pot, discarding the herbs and vegetables. Keep it simmering and add the rice, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes
  2. Add the fresh vegetables. Simmer about 15 minutes, till tender
  3. Add the seasonings, parsley, and chicken pieces. Simmer briefly to develop the flavour
  4. Taste and correct seasonings, and enjoy


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