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Carl Gregory

Tired All The Time? This Vitamin Could Be the Boost You Need

You sleep eight hours a night, adhere to a plant-based diet, and try to live an active, healthy lifestyle. So why are you so horribly tired all the time? The answer could be as simple and as treatable as a B12 deficiency. At its worst, poor B12 levels can cause extreme fatigue, palpitations, and decreased brain function. In some cases, symptoms can become so extreme that individuals believe they may have a serious and/or potentially fatal condition. The good news is B12 deficiency is fairly reversible, so long as it doesn’t go untreated too long. The better news: it is...

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Carl Gregory

How to Avoid Getting Sick On Summer Vacation

Nothing can ruin your summer vacation faster than a cold. If you thought warm weather and a tropical climate were going to keep you safe, think again. A cold actually has nothing to do with temperature. In fact, many experts believe summer is actually the worst season for colds, mainly because the viruses that cause them tend to hang around much longer. To make matters worse, summer colds tend to take on more flu-like symptoms, compared to their winter counterparts. Travelers are particularly susceptible to these summer sniffles (and aches and pains and oh, the agony), mainly because this virus...

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Carl Gregory

Why Do We Need Vitamin D in Summer?

Vitamin D deficiency has been steadily on the rise in America. An insufficient supply of the so-called “sunshine vitamin” has long been linked to poor bone health, and more recently, associated with other ailments, such as multiple sclerosis, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, low fertility, bouts of sadness and more. Today, it is estimated close to 1 billion people are deficient and even more are at risk. See, vitamin D is not your typical vitamin—it actually is more like a hormone than anything else. It isn’t really present in a lot of foods and traditionally, the easiest way to obtain it is...

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Carl Gregory

How to Avoid Jet Lag

"What are the best ways to avoid jet lag?" It’s a question I am commonly asked, not only from a medical perspective but also due to my experience as a frequent flyer. Here’s some information on jet lag and my top tips on how to minimize its effects. What is jet lag? Jet lag is the term used for the collective symptoms caused by the disruption of the body’s ‘24 hour internal clock’ (also referred to as the circadian rhythm), normally as a result of rapid travel across several time zones. Disruption to the circadian rhythm is more likely to...

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