You may be taking a daily probiotic or have been interested in the idea of taking one for a while. But do you know why probiotics are so important to your body and brain chemistry? A healthy gut leads to a healthy brain, without the right bacteria your body can’t process the vital nutrients from food or supplements. Probiotics help us keep the good bacteria in our bodies and increase our health. In fact, research has shown that taking probiotics can help fight cancer, colds, constipation, and mental health issues. » Read more..
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What are real serving sizes these days? That salad that looks like it has more spinach than Popeye could handle may not be cutting it when it comes to your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are extremely important for overall health and size matters. The problem is many resources are unclear when it comes to what constitutes a real serving size. I recently began the quest to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. But, even with a strong nutrition background, I found myself questioning if I was getting enough. I too was confused about what really counts as a serving size. » Read more..
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GABA, Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid, is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. GABA allows us to feel calm, peaceful, relaxed throughout the day and sleepy at bedtime. It is also essential for handling stress and coping with life’s ups and downs. » Read more..
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By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
There is a tremendous amount of research that shows how mindfulness is helpful for children and many adults. Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax get get in their bodies. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as help support the Central Nervous System. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help you and your child get calm and focused. » Read more..
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There are apps for everything these days. This includes helping your child calm down and learn skills to improve their behavior or manage intense emotions. Sometimes a little help is at the tip of our fingers, and can help you child better fast. Here are five apps to download now to help your child through his or her day or alleviate some of life’s stressful moments. » Read more..
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If you are a parent you need to get your hands on these new books. We love these three powerful books you and your family can benefit from. Bloom Parenting, Express Yourself and the Mindful Teen are remarkable reads to help you and your children feel their best. We are proud to be apart of Bloom parenting and our therapist Emily Roberts wrote Express Yourself. These books will changes lives so get your hands on them before they sell out! » Read more..
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New research shows that when you embrace stress you may actually improve your health. Embracing stress means that you are more aware of how others and events impact your life, which ideally leads to change. Most people are so stuck in day-to-day patterns they don’t see the big picture: the people we spend time with can also be causing us major stress and hurting our health. » Read more..
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Everyone experiences some stress in their life and know very little about the ramifications. A little stress is good for you—it’s necessary keep you alert and alive. Unrelenting crisis, chronic stress and the never-ending sagas that keep you up at night and your stomach in knots, damage your brain and body. Stress makes you tired, fatigued and foggy. Your brain doesn’t work like it should and your body is in a chronic state of exhaustion. The effects are nothing short of deadly. Effects of chronic stress are linked to heart disease, depression, cancer and other mental and physical ailments. There are natural ways to reduce stress in your life and the lives of your family. » Read more..
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It is very likely that you are not getting enough vitamin D. New research indicates that vitamin D has been grossly underestimated by the medical community. Calculations by researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Institute of Medicine (IOM), stating that the doses specified by the IOM are only about one-tenth those needed to cut incidence of diseases related to vitamin D deficiency. Most American’s are not getting enough vitamin D. » Read more..
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