By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
We know that serotonin is the “feel good neurotransmitter” but new research shows that it can keep you stay calm and patient in frustrating circumstances. Waiting for the light to turn red may make your blood boil, but with balanced levels of serotonin, your system is hardly phased by the stress. It is also improves impulse control. The urge for giving into the sweet treat or bad habit won’t be as strong with enough serotonin in your system. » Read more..
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Children’s Program Back-to-School Savings Starts Now
From now to August 31st:
New Children’s Program Package – $50.00 off!
Children’s Program Retest Package – $25.00 off!
Parents! The first day of school is just around the corner. The transition back to the classroom, tests, and homework can be too much for many children. We want all of our kids to feel focused, confident, and excited when headed back to class. This is the perfect time to save with our Back-to-School Special! The more balanced your child’s brain is the better their school year will be. So let’s set them up for academic, emotional, and behavioral success by testing now! You can learn more about how The Neurogistics Children’s Program can help your child by clicking here.
How to Order
If you are new to our Children’s Program, please click here
to route to our home page, and click on the “Get Started” button. To ensure enrollment in our Children’s Program, enter the practitioner ID – ‘BALANCE’ when prompted. For retest orders, simply order a retest through your child’s online account. If you already have a pending retest, please contact our office to order over the phone. Our toll free number is 888-257-9068 for questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This special cannot be applied to pending or recently processed orders.
The transition back-to-school can be challenging for children and their parents. The more support they have for their brains and their environments the more successful their school year will be. Try these tips from our Child Therapist – Emily Roberts, MA LPC, to help your family feel confident about the upcoming school year.
1. Organize Effectively
Help your child prepare for the upcoming school year today. Use a visual cue such as a calender to show them when they will be going back, what activities they have (note the days and time) and ask them what they want to put on the calender, get them invested in the process. As school assignments pour in, pick a time each day to sit with your child and put the due dates on here too. It helps feel secure and safe, and sets them up for learning how to organize their life.
2. Snack Smart
Have healthy snacks on hand that can enhance focus and prevent meltdowns is easier than you think. Make sure that the snack contains a protein, carbohydrate, and healthy fat. This combination is imperative for cognitive functioning and blood sugar stability, which means better moods! Many prepackaged and portable foods contain additives, dyes and more sugar than a can of soda. Try these smart snacks to boost brain power.
3. Sleep Tight
For a seamless transition back to school students of all ages need a consistent sleep schedule (adults do too). Studies show that back to school success correlates with a proper sleep cycle. Enough sleep means higher test scores, better behavior and more focus. How do you get your little learner back to bright and early mornings? This Back-to-Bedtime Post has you covered.
We wish all of you the best back-to-school year yet!
In Good Health,
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Many teenagers have irregular or disrupted sleep patterns. Their brains are growing fast and they need quality sleep to restore the body, consolidate memory, and allow further brain development. Not getting enough sleep is often brushed off as just “typical adolescent behavior” but research indicates that lack of sleep is related to depression. » Read more..
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Your sweet tooth make be affecting more than just your diet. Sugar can actually change your brain—and not in a healthy way. New research shows that certain foods, especially ones high in sugar and glucose, can damage brain health. Your memory, your neurotransmitters, and overall brain structure can be permanently changed with too much of the sweet stuff. » Read more..
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Research shows that chronic neglect and abuse represent a profound threat to a child’s brain development. Their brains are smaller and their fuses are shorter, emotional wiring doesn’t connect properly. It is biologically necessary to turn to caregivers for food, comfort and other basic needs. When these needs aren’t met, the lack of care sets off a biological stress response. Even before birth a flood of hormones can damage key areas of the brain. The brain is wired to be in a stress response before they even take their first breath. » Read more..
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Emily Roberts MA, LPC
Do you ever feel exhausted or anxious after spending time with a stressed-out person? Maybe your friend is dealing with work-related worry or your child is struggling with school work. Whatever the case may be, those around you can cause secondhand stress. Research is proving it’s even more powerful than we once thought; resulting in chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression. » Read more..
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Self-help, happiness, and fixing negative thinking patterns is a big business these days. Chances are you have spent time in the self-help aisle of your bookstore; researched a perfect pill for your symptoms; or a professional who will help you finally achieve that blissful life you’ve been seeking. The problem is that many of your thoughts and behaviors have been hardwired in your brain for years, so it takes both a biological and environmental change in order to get the happy results you desire. » Read more..
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Congratulations on surviving another academic year! As the school year comes to a close, children face many strong emotions. The transition into summer can be very difficult for them, and anxiety often manifests itself in their behaviors and in their brains. Testing your child’s neurotransmitter levels with our summer special will help them transition into the summer months with ease, and head back to class feeling confident! Focus issues, behavioral problems, and learning challenges can all be due to an imbalanced brain, don’t wait until next year, help them now. » Read more..
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By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that being hungry can cause extreme mood swings and greater impulsivity in many people. The study found that spouses are more likely to have arguments and marital dissatisfaction when they are feeling hangry—a term for the angry feeling that comes on when someone is feeling hungry.
“Hungry people are cranky people,” says the lead author Brad Bushman, Ph.D. “When you’re hungry, your body goes into a fight-or-flight response to help you hunt for food,” he says. “It becomes a vicious cycle: The adrenaline mobilizes the body’s sugar to fuel your search for food, but eventually you feel very depleted and get hungry. Then the whole cycle starts all over again.” This doesn’t just fix itself once you satisfy your grumbling tummy. The cycle often continues, or people reach for the wrong foods.
Often the first thing people want to do when they’re feeling depleted is to eat something sweet. Your serotonin is also running low which makes that cookie look more attractive than ever. However, the sugar will cause an insulin spike quickly followed crash, which will leave you feeling frustrated and moody.
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