The Hidden Danger in Vegetables?
Your mom said it. Your doctor says it. Everyone knows it. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES. It’s great advice. Vegetables contain fiber and nutrients our bodies need. They’re healthy right? Most of the time the answer is a resounding yes. Did you know, though, that sometimes vegetables can harm your health? As controversial as that sounds, it’s […]
Have a Healthy Holiday – Our Top Ten Tips
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with this year looking a little different for most of us, many are striving to make this holiday season as “normal” as possible. With that sense of normalcy, comes many traditional, and very enticing comfort foods that just wouldn’t make the holidays feel complete without them. You can enjoy […]
Preserve Your Memories – Seven Things to Avoid for Good Brain Health
WHAT IS A MEMORY? Close your eyes. Now, think back to a time in your life when you experienced something truly joyful. Birth of a child? Or hearing that child laugh for the first time? Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies? The smell and feel of the ocean on a great vacation? Puppy kisses? Whatever that time […]
Feed Your Brain – The Top Foods for Brain Health
As our population ages, an estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050 the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that up to 16 million people could be suffering from this disease. Those are grim numbers and as yet science has not come up with a cure. But can Alzheimer’s be prevented? Should we, before we get […]
The Brain Workout You Need Now
We’ve all experienced the occasional lapse in memory. You go into the kitchen but can’t remember what you wanted or forget someone’s name that you’ve known forever. Even though we call them “senior moments” those incidents can happen at any age and, for some people, they happen quite often. As we get older, we tend […]
Sugar – The New Cigarette?
The clink of ice in a glass, the pop of the can being opened, the fizz and bubbles, that crisp, refreshing taste when that cold soda hits your mouth for the first time on a hot summer day. There’s nothing better, right? And once you’ve had one, you want another one and another one. While […]
Resolve to Meet Your Goals This Year
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel like we have to completely overhaul our lives for this year to turn out better than the last. New Year’s Resolutions are HARD! I finally stopped making them. I just couldn’t live up to the expectations I had built in my mind […]
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
Personally, I love Christmas. For me and my family it really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love the hustle and bustle of shopping and baking and decorating, seeing family and friends, the bright lights, and Christmas songs on the radio. But for many people, the holidays and the stress that ensues […]
Nutritional Psychiatry – Making the Brain Gut Connection
“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard that before. You may have noticed that you feel better when you eat certain foods, but have you ever really thought about the fact that what you feed your gut directly affects your mental health? Science is beginning to understand that the foods we eat directly control […]
Want to Fight Dementia? Grab a Handful of Blueberries
If you knew there was a food you could add to your diet proven to fight the effects of aging and dementia, you’d probably eat it, wouldn’t you? Well, get to your local farmer’s market now because blueberries are the wonder food of the future. Blueberries fight off the harmful effects of free radicals, keep […]