If so, you know the challenges, hardships, and heartbreak that comes with such a diagnosis.
Your child’s future is uncertain. Yourfuture is uncertain. And the present poses many challenges. Having your child wander away from safety is a major concern of many - with almost half of autistic children known to bolt or wander away.
April is Autism Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about the disorder for those who know little about it in an effort to increase acceptance, and time to band together as one community to provide support for those who live with it and its devastation daily.
This week’s post is all about autism - how autism affects the brain, what science has to say about it, and what nutritional changes you can make to hopefully see a difference.
And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Would you like to guess what may be the worst food for your brain?
Though many foods can be harmful to brain health, one food in particular stands out as being the worst - by far.
Let me give you a hint: This food can cause tooth decay, lead to diabetes, weaken bones, age skin, and damage organs. Less known but just as significant, is the fact that it can also cause anxiety, depression, brain fog, neruofatigue, and mood swings.
Ready to take a guess? Read this week’s post to discover what the worst food for your brain really is and what it can do to your mental health.
8 Essential Brain Foods for Studying and Staying Focused
Looking to improve your concentration when you are studying?
Discover 8 important brain foods for studying which promote concentration and improve brain function.
Whether you're studying for a college exam or preparing for a major presentation at work, you've probably wished there was a way to magically improve your concentration. Especially when there are so many distractions around.
There may not be a magic pill to improve your concentration, but there are foods you can eat that stimulate brain health and help you focus.
Next time you're looking for a study snack, reach for one of these eight brain foods for studying.
It’s no secret that what we eat can affect the health of our bodies and brains.
It’s also no secret that certain foods can affect our mood.
High-carb foods like donuts, muffins, and granola bars work to make us feel better by boosting dopamine and acting on our brain’s pleasure centres. Unfortunately, getting such a ‘high’ from these foods is not the healthiest way to go.
Luckily, there are healthier alternatives that also work to boost our mood. Even better still, I’ve combined a few of these foods into one healthy dish!
Read on to discover more information along with the recipe.
I’m sure many of you know that you can have gastrointestinal symptoms when you’re stressed or nervous. We’ve all experienced that.
But have you also heard about the "gut-brain connection?” That your gastrointestinal system, lovingly called the "gut," not only talks to your brain (yes, talks "to" your brain) but is actually its own brain?
Moreover, this “second brain” in your gut influences your actual brain.
Be sure to read the full post to find out how and what this means for your health.
Last week I discussed cortisol - what it is and natural ways to lower it. Cortisol helps us deal with a multitude of stressors and stressful situations. It is important for survival, but too much can cause problems.
What happens if your cortisol levels are always high?
If you live a very stressful life or happen to be a caregiver to a loved one, you need to set boundaries and start taking care of you!
Read on for ideas to help you better manage stress, especially if you happen to be a caregiver.
Maybe you live in a constant state of stress with seemingly no way out.
If you can’t sleep because your mind is constantly buzzing, if you are fired up and cannot turn off your brain, or if you feel so exhausted all the time that you cannot complete even one of the items on your never-ending to-do list, then you understand what I’m talking about.
If this sounds like you, read this week’s blog post to discover what cortisol is, what too much cortisol can do to our bodies, and most importantly, what we can do to lower it.
Did you know certain foods can help boost your memory?
It's no secret that our memory and cognitive abilities decline as we age. But did you know that your eating habits are just as important to your memory as they are to your waistline?
Many common foods like pasta, processed meats, and white sugar have been associated with impaired memory and serious illnesses like Alzheimer's disease.
If your diet consists of these foods on a regular basis, you should definitely start making some changes that include brain-healthy foods. People with healthier diets are less likely to experience cognitive decline as they age.
And lucky for you, we found the best foods to help you out in that area. So, continue reading this article for our ultimate memory boosting foods list.