Aspartame and your brain health

Aspartame and your brain health

Thanks to media coverage and increased education, people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of sugar. As a result, sugar consumption is starting to decline.

As a nutritionist, this is great news!

I love to hear clients committed to kicking sugar to curb or breaking their addiction to white refined sugar once and for all.

However, when we restrict our sugar intake, what tends to happen is that we start to replace white sugar with sugar substitutes. Though not all sugar substitutes are the same and should not be treated equally, most of them have some startling effects you should know about.

Read on to discover what aspartame is, how it affects your brain health, and what healthier, more natural sweeteners are out there.

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World Mental Health Day: October 10, 2019

World Mental Health Day: October 10, 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. 

As a neuronutritionist, anything that affects brain health is of great interest to me. As an educator, I feel compelled to share information with others that may help them or a loved on in some way.

This is why I chose to write about World Mental Health Day this week. Please read on to discover this year’s theme, learn some startling statistics, and become part of the solution.


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How Diabetes Affects your Brain and Memory

How Diabetes Affects your Brain and Memory

Do you have diabetes? Pre-diabetes? Higher than normal blood sugar levels?

Are you experiencing memory problems or showing signs of dementia?

Did you know that the two are connected?

Most people are aware that diabetes is a serious condition that requires care and monitoring. If left untreated or uncontrolled, serious consequences can result.

But did you know that diabetes can also affect your memory? In fact, if you have diabetes, you have an increased risk for developing not only memory problems, but dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well. 

Keep reading to discover how diabetes affects your brain and what you can do about it.

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Soda and Brain Health: Everything you Need to Know

Soda and Brain Health: Everything you Need to Know

Those of you who prefer a can of soda in the morning to rev up your engine, or for those of you who down a soda to get yourself through the mid-afternoon slump, this blog post is for you!

Read on to discover if soda is bad for your brain and if diet soda is any better.

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The Shocking Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Conventional

The Shocking Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef Vs. Conventional

The way cows are fed can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of the beef. Learn the shocking truth about grass-fed beef vs. conventional in this week’s post - it’s sure to be a hot topic!

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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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Green Tea vs. Black Tea: Health Benefits that May Surprise You

Green Tea vs. Black Tea: Health Benefits that May Surprise You

Today, we’re talking tea!

Tea boasts some great health benefits - which is why we have been drinking it for thousands of years. Its antioxidant abilities make it heart-healthy, brain-friendly, and can reduce our risk of developing certain cancers and diabetes.

But, does the type of tea matter? Is green tea that much healthier than black tea? And what difference does adding milk and/or sweeteners do to it?

In today’s blog post, I give you the goods on green tea vs. black tea. And the healthiest way to drink your tea.

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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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Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Makes 4 Servings | 8 Hrs. Prep | 0 Min. Cooking

If you are looking for a brain-boosting and satiating quick breakfast idea, look no further - my Blueberry Overnight Oats will fit the bill!

Read on for the complete recipe.

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The Surprising Truth about Carbs: Friend or Foe?

The Surprising Truth about Carbs: Friend or Foe? (2019)

Carbohydrates. Are they really the enemy?

Carbs have been demonized as of late. After all, they are largely to blame for the world’s obesity epidemic and the multitude of health problems that follow.

But are all crabs created equal? 

Read this week’s post to discover the truth about carbohydrates before you swear off this misunderstood food group completely.

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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Crème Fraîche Coffee Cake (Gluten-free)

Crème Fraîche Coffee Cake (Gluten-free)

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

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Keto Parmesan Chicken Wings

Keto Parmesan Chicken Wings

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Protein-Powered Banana Bread

Fresh Summer Salad

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Fresh Summer Salad

Fresh Summer Salad

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