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How Stress Impacts Your Cognitive Function
Did you know stress can significantly impact your cognitive function - memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, learning, and creativity? By recognizing its detrimental effects on your cognitive abilities, you can be proactive about managing stress levels. Prioritizing your food choices is key to building stress resilience and supporting your physical and mental well-being.
Boost your Brain with Minerals
Minerals play a pivotal role in cognitive function, influencing processes such as memory, focus, and mood regulation. Key minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron are essential for neurotransmitter synthesis and signaling -- supporting cognitive clarity and mental acuity. By maintaining adequate mineral levels through a whole foods, nutrient dense lifestyle and/or supplementation, you can sharpen your cognitive abilities and support your long-term brain health.
Eat Fiber for Better Digestion and Brain Function
By eating fiber-rich foods regularly, you are providing essential nutrients for the growth and diversity of your gut microbiota. This diverse community of bacteria aids in digestion, nutrient absorption, and even influences aspects of your immune system. A healthy gut microbiome is linked to better cognitive function, mood regulation, and even reduced risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
10 Tips to Drink Water Daily - Better Digestion, Gut Health, and Brain Power!
It's easy to overlook one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for your health: water. Hydration isn't just about quenching your thirst – it's your ticket to a thriving digestive system, a resilient gut microbiome, and an alert brain. So, grab that water bottle, take a sip and let hydration improve your health. Salud!
Celebrating 57 and Getting Personal
3 years in, but I’ve only now realized functional nutrition is also MY wellness journey. I believe we can feel better at every age and live the life we want by nourishing our body from the inside out with stress resilience, a nutrient dense lifestyle, honoring our sleep routine, and daily movement that best works for OUR body
Forget "Healthy" Eating
The concept of eating healthy has become so confusing. “Healthy” diets and fads can be misleading and downright false. Marketing blends fact and fiction, and deprivation can lead to excess. Forget eating “healthy”. Nourish your body instead. Give yourself the nutrients from nature you need for your optimal physical and mental health.
4 Ways to Detox
Did you know your body has a continuous internal cleansing process? This natural detoxification process is how your body repairs and heals itself. When it is overloaded, its ability to detoxify gets sluggish causing fluid retention, bloating, and can lead to getting sick. Here are four ways to help your body detoxify.
4 Beautiful, Nutrient Dense Holiday Rice Recipes
Here are some of my all-time favorite “special times” rice recipes. They are so beautiful and scrumptious – perfect for a Thanksgiving, Christmas table or special celebration. And loaded with amazing nutrients for brain health and wellbeing. Imagine that -- delicious and nutritious even for the holidays!
7 Key Nutrition Tips for Brain Health during the Holidays
Holiday season is in full swing! A time of celebration and indulgence. How to prioritize brain health too? Practice these key nutrition tips during this festive time and beyond. Stay hydrated, include omega-3 fatty acids, colorful antioxidant foods, B vitamins, mindful eating, minimize processed foods, and move.
Prep Your Kitchen to Support your Brain Health this Holiday Season
Prepping your kitchen is an essential step towards supporting a nutrient-rich lifestyle. Clean out and organize, stock up on fresh and frozen produce, healthy fats and proteins, beans and whole grains to set yourself up for success in nourishing your body.
4 Anytime Dips and Spreads
These beautiful, delicious, nutritious dips are rich in brain essential nutrients: minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and fiber oh my! Make a weekly batch through the holiday season to use as an appetizer or side dish for holiday meals, for an easy nourishing lunch or yummy, healthy snack .
Are You Digesting Your Food? 4 Tips to Improve Your Digestion
Improving digestion is a vital for good health. By eating mindfully, incorporating fiber-rich foods, chewing thoroughly, and managing stress you can support your digestive system and enhance your overall well-being.
Eat Your Water
Did you know that water is the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S. population? Dehydration shows up as fatigue, foggy thinking headaches, constipation, and mood imbalances. Protecting yourself from chronic dehydration is not just about getting adequate water intake, but about how well your body absorbs water.
3 Food Tips for Better Brain Health
Your food choices can protect your brain health. Choose good fats from nature, swap refined carbs with carbs from plants and minimize sugar and refined grains. You will give your brain the essential nutrients it needs, AND you will lower inflammation that is linked to poor mental health and cognitive decline.
Good Mood Food
Do you experience brain fog, mood swings or constant anxiety? Eating more nutrient-rich food can help balance your emotions and improve cognitive function. The amount and variety of foods you habitually consume, is linked to brain performance. Good mental health, just like physical health, depends on adequate nutrition.
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