Meals and Mental Health: What You Need to Know About Diet and Alzheimer’s
Looking for ways to protect your mental health as you age?
Poor diet contributes to one in every five deaths globally. Food consumption largely influences health conditions, including those affecting your brain - like Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is one of the health conditions that develop due to poor diet and nutrition.
Keep reading to discover what Alzheimer’s is and how you can protect yourself from it by watching what you eat.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe
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.Read More
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.
The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain
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.Read More
6 Vitamins Good for the Brain that You Should be Taking
The brain is one of your most important organs, so it's crucial to care for it. Check out these 6 vitamins good for the brain to add to your routine.
Your brain is like a jet engine.
It's complicated and uses a lot of fuel to perform at its best. But without it, you'd be grounded.
So what hampers brain function and what kinds of fuel does it need for peak performance?
Certain vitamins and nutrients are essential to keep your brain functioning at 100%. And some vitamins are superstars when it comes to improving brain function.
In this article, we'll talk about 6 vitamins good for the brain and why you should take them.Read More
Surprising Health Benefits of Raw Cacao: and Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls Recipe
Can chocolate really be healthy?
You bet it can! When it’s in its pure, raw form, that is.
The recipe for my Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls have made me the best friend of many! They are so decadent, delicious, and purely sinful. But at the same time, they are made with wholesome nutritious ingredients and are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan!
Who knew something so rich and tasty could actually be good for you? Well, eaten in moderation, of course.
The good news is that these little balls of love freeze very well, so you can make a whole batch and keep them in the freezer until the desire for chocolate hits. In fact, they even taste better frozen! Yes - they can easily go from freezer to mouth.
I know you will enjoy these as much as I do!
What makes them so wonderful and nutritious? The pure raw cacao!
Before we get there, let’s take a few minutes to consider chocolate.Read More
January is Mental Wellness Month
What does mental wellness look like to you? It can look, feel, and mean something different to each of us.
Regardless of what it means to you, there are some common things we can all do to help maintain our own good mental health.
Read on to discover 4 common phases of mental wellness and 7 tips on how you may be able to improve yours.Read More
Cortisol: What it is and Natural Ways to Lower it
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.Read More
Cortisol: What it is and Natural Ways to Lower it
We’ve all experienced stress.
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.
Top 10 Memory Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating
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.Read More
Common Weight Loss Myths Debunked
Sometimes it seems that everyone has an opinion on weight loss. It’s full of bad oversimplified advice, and magical “non-diet” diet products. And this information is all over the internet.
I am so pleased to bust 5 common weight-loss myths. Want to know why? It's because I care about you. If you're looking to lose weight, then I want you to be successful. I want you to stop wasting one more second on garbage like the common weight loss myths I’m debunking today.
Please join me in finally putting these weight-loss myths to rest once and for all so you can avoid the common mistakes people have been making for years.
6 Amazing Brain-Healthy Spices to use this Holiday
The holidays provide great opportunities - to connect with loved ones, to create lasting traditions, to welcome friends, and to spend some extra time in the kitchen.
But just because we may be cooking or baking (and eating) a little more than usual, we shouldn’t forget about the health of our brain. In fact, there are several seasonings often used this time of year that actually support proper brain health.
Nutrients contained within certain herbs and spices can help sharpen memory, improve sleep, balance blood sugar levels, and reduce stress.
Read on to discover which amazing spices you can use this holiday season and all year long, that both you and your brain will love!