Extracted from : Linus Pauling Institute » Micronutrient Information Center Summary Zinc is a nutritionally essential mineral needed for catalytic, structural, and regulatory functions in the body. Severe zinc deficiency is a rare, genetic or acquired condition. Dietary zinc deficiency, often called marginal zinc deficiency, is quite common in the developing world, affecting an estimated 2 billionContinue reading “Zinc”

Spicy Jungle Juice

  OK so this one came about randomly. I ran out of anything green for my smoothie and had only grapefruit, and coriander. I needed something quick! I make our green smoothie everyday at the same time and drink it early in the day. I was panicking, until my eyes landed on a fresh batchContinue reading “Spicy Jungle Juice”

Functional Nutrition / Nutrition Therapy for Thyroid / PCOS Conditions

There is an emerging new specialty within the field of nutrition called Functional Nutrition. Just as Functional Medicine approaches the body from the perspective of treating the root cause of disease, Functional Nutrition looks at the foundational way that food affects your body on the cellular level. Food is much more than calories, in factContinue reading “Functional Nutrition / Nutrition Therapy for Thyroid / PCOS Conditions”

5 Reasons to Start Having Coconut Oil

When I talk about super foods, coconut oil is top on my list. Coconut oil is not something new that we recently discovered.  Actually, ancient cultures have been using coconut oil for centuries as holistic means of staying healthy and strong. There are over 1500 studies proving that coconut oil is one of the healthiestContinue reading “5 Reasons to Start Having Coconut Oil”

Supplement Review: Preworkout – Curse by Cobralabs

This is not a paid or sponsored add. This is a review of the product mentioned. http://www.marinafarook.com is not affiliated with Cobralabs. Product: The Curse ! Preworkout Powder by Cobra Labs. Flavor: Blue raspberry ice Servings: 50 Price: $30 Taste: Great Mix-ability: mixes great with water. Focus: Good focus during work out Crash: Actually, itContinue reading “Supplement Review: Preworkout – Curse by Cobralabs”

5 Reasons to Start Turmeric for Your Child

Children are more prone to infections and disorders since their immune system has not sufficiently been exposed and developed. Their nutritional needs are different to ours since they are growing, which is why they need the best of nutrition the world has to offer. Most of their organs are still in developmental stage such as bones,Continue reading “5 Reasons to Start Turmeric for Your Child”

Babies Can Understand Value of Hard Work

Infants try harder after seeing adults struggle to achieve a goal Date: September 21, 2017 Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary: A new study reveals babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work. Researchers found babies who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before succeeding tried harderContinue reading “Babies Can Understand Value of Hard Work”

Breakfast Coffee Cake – Gluten Free

I didn’t need any equipment for this recipes, just threw everything in a bowl and stirred well. Ingredients 1 cup millet flour Half cup rice flour 1 tspn baking powder 2 whole eggs 1 cup oil / butter of your choice 1 cup sweetener of your choice / honey half cup freshly brewed strong blackContinue reading “Breakfast Coffee Cake – Gluten Free”

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

Date: September 19, 2017 Source: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Summary: Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research reveals. The findings may provide clues for the design of strategies to prevent asthma fromContinue reading “Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk”