2021 Year in Review: A Time to Take Charge of Your Health

January 3, 2022 | Dr. Linda J. Dobberstein, DC, Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition

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 2021 Year in Review: A Time to Take Charge of Your Health
In 2021, our lives continued to be stressed in all different directions. Daily review of pandemic numbers, public service messages on vaccines, the whiplash effect of ever-changing rules, and pandemic fears added to the stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Stress, sleep, and mental health concerns have been at an all-time high.

In health discussions, rarely do you ever hear leaders include the need for people to optimize diet, lifestyle, and exercise necessary for health and how to do it. How about at your physician’s office? You must wonder, “What else can I do to naturally support and take care of my health? How can I strengthen my immune system and improve my baseline health?”

Despite our government spending the highest proportion of gross domestic product on health care, more than any other country, our health outcomes lack. According to research by the Commonwealth Fund published in 2021, the United States has the worst health care system overall compared to other high-income countries Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

There is no greater need than the present for you to take charge and press on towards care and empowerment for your personal health. We must also foresee the future costs that present day challenges have on generations to come. There is no more important time than the present for you to take charge of your health and press on for freedom of healthy choices. We as individuals must make diet, lifestyle, and exercise choices that promote health.

Today’s concerns are also great incentives for you to take charge and be proactive about teaching your children good self-care, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. You are your child’s most important role model.

Our Wellness Resources website provides powerful, positive information and resources that help you take charge of your health. Please take the time to learn and make healthy, educated choices. The proverb “As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he become” applies to your physical and mental well-being too.

As we turn the calendar to 2022, take an opportunity to review our Wellness Resources health news articles of 2021. Empower yourself to take charge of your health!


Stressful Times Require Stress Tolerance Support and Antioxidants

Vaccine Necessity in Previous COVID Patients

COVID-19 Vaccine Analysis

Shelter-in-Place Puts a Strain on Weight Management


Healthy Mucosal Barriers Makes for a Healthier You

Is Your Immune System Support Nutrient Rich or Sugar Overloaded?

Nutrient Status and Immune Vitality

Restore Health After An Immune Challenge

Self-Care Detoxifcation & Your Immune System

Self-Care Tips for Immune System Empowerment

The Three Most Important Things for Health

Nutrient Feature

Arginine Supports Men’s and Women’s Health, Athletic Performance, and More

Calcium – Are You Getting Enough?

Carnosine for Skin Cell Health, Stress Tolerance, Blood Sugar

Chlorella – A Superfood for You and the Planet

Chromium: A Trace Mineral for Blood Sugar and Carbohydrate Cravings

Six Benefits of Hawthorne Berry

Introducing Hemp Spectrum

Hyaluronic Acid Prized for Skin, Joints, Dental and Body Repair

What’s Your Iodine Status

I3C and DIM – Benefits Beyond Detoxification

Leptinal – Understanding the Vast Effects of this Unique Nutrient Blend

Superior Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

Quercetin – Nature’s Powerhouse Bioflavonoid

Squalene – Benefits Beyond Skin Health

Resveratrol for Skin, Brain, Heart Health

Theanine: Stress Management and Beyond

Remarkable Tocotrienols for Cardiovascular, Brain, Immune Health

Turmeric – Why You Should Be Taking This Amazing Nutrient

New Discoveries Highlight the Importance of Vitamin D

BEAUTY by Mary Elle

Beauty Supplement for Hair, Skin, & Nails

Body Systems

Broken Heart Syndrome

Cartilage and Brain Health Linked with Mitochondria and Circadian Rhythm

Cholesterol – Protect This Vital Compound

Feed Your Busy Brain

Mask Mouth, Dry Mouth Impacts Dental Health

Natural Ways to Manage Acid Reflux

Nutritional Tips for Thyroid Health

Protect Your Thyroid Against Stress

Support the Mighty Vagus Nerve

Your Appendix: Worthless Remnant or Sophisticated Storehouse?

Men, Women, and Children

Feminine Hygiene Products: Protect Yourself from Hidden Toxins

Hormonal Hot Flashes: Tips to Survive the Heat

Kids and Blood Sugar Dysregulation: The Next Epidemic is Here

Kids Need Nutrition for Immunity and Daily Wellness

Men’s Breast Health Impacted by Toxins and Medications

Menstrual Cycle Tolerance: A Monthly Test

Optimizing Your Nutrition for Reproductive Health

Toxins and Environment

Glyphosate in Water, Soil, Food – Protect Your Health

Summertime Nutritional Tips for Sun, Fun, and the Bumps that Go With

I encourage you to also read other “Year in Review” articles to catch up on something you may have missed. Many articles build on the knowledge and information brought forth in the year(s) before and help you make wise choices in the midst of challenging times.

2020 Health Stories: Year in Review

Top 10 Health Stories of 2019

Top Health Stories of 2018

I hope you use this information to empower your health choices. I and the Wellness Resources team wish you a blessed, happy, and healthy 2022!

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