Micronutrients: More is Not Better

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It might surprise you to learn that one of the secrets to good health lies in the tiny but mighty micronutrients—vitamins and minerals—that we often overlook or don’t take the time to think about when we are making everyday food choices. Join me as I unpack the essential roles of these nutrients in our diet, distinguish between macronutrients and micronutrients, and explore why getting your vitamins from food, not supplements, is crucial for your health.

In this episode: 

  • I shed light on fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, along with the importance of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Our discussion underscores the benefits of whole foods in enhancing nutrient absorption and overall health;
  • Discover the history behind the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and how they’ve evolved since the early 20th century;
  • Why there is no regulation when it comes to supplements and the dangers of this;
  • Learn why whole foods are nutritional powerhouses and why it is so important to adopt a food first attitude;
  • Why more isn’t always better when it comes to micronutrients. We advocate for balanced, food-based nutrition to meet your body’s needs efficiently;

Navigate the complex and often confusing world of dietary supplements with me. Uncover the risks associated with contaminants and the importance of third-party testing and certifications

Download the Guide!

Click HERE to download your vitamin and mineral guides! These guides are a comprehensive (and beautiful!)  way to quickly find out about each vitamin and mineral and the best sources. You don’t want to miss this!

Links mentioned in the episode

  • Consumer Labs is an excellent resource for finding credible supplements, click HERE
  • The FDA has an Alerts tab to keep you up to date with any supplements that have been recalled, click HERE
  • Health Canada Alerts if you live in Canada click HERE


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