Eat Smart: A Delicious Way to Optimize Academic Performance

Eat Smart: A Delicious Way to Optimize Academic Performance

Are you tired of falling behind in school and constantly burning the midnight oil?

Would you like to improve your concentration in class and maintain better focus when studying?

Would you like to learn how best to fuel your brain so that it will perform better than ever?

Are you ready to start the school year feeling better than ever before?

If so, read on because proper neuronutrition can make all the difference - to optimize brain function and improve academic performance!

And if you’re not a student, this blog can help you, too! The principles within can certainly be applied to everyone  in all walks of life - high school students, those in elementary school, and even adults who’d like to perform better at work and in life. 

Your brain is your most valuable asset, and feeding it well is a great insurance policy!

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8 Amazing Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes and a Recipe

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes and a Recipe


Ever wonder what makes a sweet potato sweet? 

Curious if sweet potatoes are healthy?

Have you been on the hunt for a sweet potato fry recipe that isn’t soggy or disappointing?  

Wonder no longer and look no further! Check out this week’s blog post to discover more!

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Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Ok, so you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease. Now what?

It’s no secret that living with a diagnosis of celiac disease changes your life as certain foods no longer become a choice.

But how can you live with a disease that eliminates an ingredient found in the vast majority of foods?

Read on to discover how to get started on a gluten-free diet and live healthfully after a celiac diagnosis.

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Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Could you belong to the 80% of Canadians with undiagnosed Celiac Disease?

Do you suffer from some form of debilitating “mystery” symptom?

Could it be celiac?

When most people think of celiac disease, they immediately think of the common digestive symptoms that manifest if gluten is consumed, including diarrhea, gas and bloating. But there are many other less common, or “atypical” signs and symptoms of the disease - some of which may surprise you. Could you be suffering from one of them?

In honour of May being Celiac Awareness Month, let’s dive right into the disease, test your knowledge of celiac, and examine symptoms during Part 1 of my series on celiac disease.

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.

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Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms

Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms 

As the saying goes: knowledge is power. In this week’s blog post, I discuss some of the most common head injuries and the worrying symptoms to keep an eye on… 

It's not always obvious when someone is dealing with a TBI, as it is an invisible illness.

Symptoms can vary drastically, depending on the specific type of TBI someone has sustained as well as other factors like their diet and lifestyle.

If you're not sure if you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury, keep reading.

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.

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a healthy way to spruce up your Easter? If so, I urge you to try this recipe for my healthier carrot cake muffins… with cream cheese icing of course.

Once I perfected this recipe, it quickly became a favourite in our household (and that of our friends!).

The recipe is simple, yet the cupcakes are moist and super decadent! No one can resist them!

Read on for the complete recipe.


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9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION!

This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking about the infamous inflammation? 

Some say it’s the root cause of all disease.

Everyone wants to tell you how to kick it to the curb.

Let me give you a rundown on my 9 favourite anti-inflammatory foods. And for bonus points, I'll even tell you which anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds they contain. Read this weeks blog post.

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.

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How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

Ahhh, stress. Or as some people like to call it - the "stress mess."

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress levels run high? Does it keep you up at night or literally make you sick? 

If you’ve ever experienced stress (and who hasn’t?), you know what I’m talking about. Because stress definitely messes with your health.

Read this week’s blog post to discover some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress may be messing with your health.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Comment below or drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

I look forward to supporting you!

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The Worst Food For Your Brain

The Worst Food For Your Brain

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.

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Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.  

But vitamin D is special.

It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency.

So, let's talk about what this critical fat-soluble vitamin is, how it affects the health of your brain, how much you need, and how you can get enough.


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The Benefits of Neuronutrition: for Brain Health and Longevity

The Benefits of Neuronutrition: for Brain Health and Longevity

 

Are you looking to restore cognitive function after sustaining a brain injury?

Are you a professional who’d benefit from a better memory or improved productivity?

Would you like to be rid of brain fog or neuro-fatigue?

Are you interested in maintaining or improving cognitive function as you age?

Would you like to protect your most valuable asset and learn what you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Read this week’s blog post to find out how.

You’ll also discover what neuronutrition is, what nutrients can fuel the brain, what can devastate it, and who can benefit from neuronutrition. You’ll also find out how you can use neuronutrition to prevent cognitive decline associated with aging, or improve mental focus, cognition, and productivity. Whatever your motivation, feeding your brain can nourish your mind.

I’ve also attached links to some easy new recipes for you to enjoy that can help get your brain in optimal working order.

Coming Soon to HappiHuman.com…

I have an exciting new program in the works for anyone who is looking to improve cognitive performance, prevent Alzheimer’s, or wants to learn more about nutrition for the brain!

 

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The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

Have you noticed increasingly more people are trying to avoid gluten? Have you ever wondered why?

  • Does it seem like everyone around you is suddenly allergic to gluten?
  • Do you wonder if you should give up gluten? 
  • How do you know if going gluten-free is right for you?
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The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”?

The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”? 

Have you noticed that increasingly more and more people are trying to avoid gluten?

Have you wondered if gluten-free products are healthy?

Have you given up gluten or been wondering if you should? 

 

Read this week’s blog post to discover the real truth behind gluten-free products and what you should look for when shopping gluten-free. 

If you are trying to live a life without gluten, it may be exciting to see more gluten-free options available to you every day. But be aware that not all gluten-free products are created equal. Please be mindful that many of them are still processed and contain unhealthy ingredients, making them not such a “healthy” alternative. Read on to find out more!

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Broiled Wild Salmon

Wild salmon is nutritious and carries many health benefits. Most notably, it is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, lower cancer risk, and improve cardiovascular and neurological health

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