You have probably never heard of vitamins O and N. That’s because they aren’t classified as essential nutrients; they are two “vitamins” I created to stress the critical role they plan in optimum health. Vitamins O and N, oxygen and nature, respectively, are essential for optimal health, even if they don’t appear on the government’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) list.

Nearly everyone living a modern life suffers from a lack of fresh air. Breathing fresh air is essential for health because it can help to detoxify the body, boost immunity, bring mental clarity, improve mood, and increase energy levels. Plus, breathing fresh vitamin O just makes you feel good!

Vitamin N is also critical for health, especially because most of us are constantly exposed to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) from appliances, laptops, cell phones, WiFi, etc. These radiated electric fields can create unnatural, weak electric currents within the body that upset our normal bioelectrical activities and cause health problems. By the way, children are more vulnerable to EMFs than adults.

Grounding yourself in nature can help to counteract the effects of EMFs. Connecting to the earth with bare skin (e.g. walking barefoot, gardening or playing in the dirt, swimming in a lake or ocean, or hugging a tree) is instantly grounding. As an added bonus, you will get some vitamin D, too!

Along with the “real” vitamins, make sure to get your daily dose of vitamins O and N. You’ll see a improvement in your health and your mood!

Until next time, make every bite count!