Archive for Health & Nutrition

What You Need to Know About L-theanine

L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid used to treat anxiety, promote relaxation and improve focus and concentration. For many, it can help their mental and physical health in a profound way. Here is what you need to know about L-theanine before trying it.

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Valentine’s Day Treats That Are Good for Your Brain

When you think about Valentine’s Day, it’s likely that you think of chocolate. Although Valentine’s Day is more than just heart-shaped boxes of love, sugar and chocolate are hard to resist. They are everywhere. Believe it or not, some treats are good for your brain. While others just leave it feeling anything but love.  » Read more..

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How to Balance Dopamine Naturally

Dopamine imbalances are very common in the United States. Children and adults suffer from dopamine imbalances which impact ones mood, behavior and overall wellbeing. Stress, trauma, diet, medications and sleep can all make this neurotransmitter ineffective. When our dopamine levels are out of balance, it can cause serious physical and mental challenges—but don’t worry, there are natural ways to balance dopamine.

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8 Ways to Acheive Your New Years Resolutions This Year

We want you to actually achieve your New Year Resolutions this year! Don’t let your health goals fall to the wayside like so many Americans. Did you know that just one week into the New Year, only 77 percent of resolution-makers are still on track? » Read more..

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12 Books That Make Great Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We’ve found 12 books that make great gifts no matter who you’re shopping for. All of these have healthy mind, body and spirit in mind. Whether there is a healthy eater, spiritual and mindfulness seeker, teen reader or parent on your list, these titles will be great presents. Give a gift that lasts longer than the holidays. These books help readers become healthier mentally, physically and spiritually. Maybe there is a title that would make a great gift for YOU too. What makes this even better?  Less stress for you! You can give books as presents without leaving your computer and they arrive just in time for the holidays. » Read more..

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9 Foods to Help You Fight Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us and so is the stress and anxiety that often accompanies this festive time of year. It can be hard to take care of your body and your mind with things wrapping up before the years end, the shopping for others and schedule changes—that impact everyone. The most wonderful time of year is also a time when more people get sick, stressed and sad.

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Are You Dairy-Free? Watch Out Dairy May Be Hiding in Your Holiday Meal

If you or a loved one is dairy-free, allergic to dairy or vegan, some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods may be hazardous to your health. Many Americans are allergic to milk rather than intolerant. If you are one of them, don’t ignore the products that can cause long-term problems to your mind and body. it is possible to be dairy-free this holiday season. » Read more..

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How MSG Hurts Your Brain and Where it’s Hiding in Your Pantry

MSG, Monosodium glutamate, is lurking in many of your favorite foods and your kids’ lunchboxes. Think this flavor enhancer won’t hurt you or impact your kiddos? We’ve seen some scary side-effects from people who thought they were immune to the tasty foods filled with MSG. But when emotions become erratic and behavior is out of control, they start to see how much MSG can impact their lives and health. MSG can kill brain cells; be aware of what’s hiding in your foods.

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Daylight Saving: Sleep and the Brain

The end of Daylight Saving Time occurred last weekend and boy are we feeling it! While adjusting in the fall is easier than in spring because we gain an hour of sleep for the fall time change, you might not actually be getting that extra hour of sleep. In fact most of us are trying to adjust to the darker days and brighter mornings leading to sleep cycle madness.

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What You Need to Know About Gluten Intolerance & Sensitivity

Have you ever wondered why gluten is getting such a bad rap these days? The prevalence of Celiac and gluten intolerance has increased significantly and the media is all over it. But do you really need to cut out gluten from your diet? Here’s what you need to know about gluten sensitivities, allergies and Celiac Disease. » Read more..

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