Easy Summer Metabolism Boosts

Summer bathing suit season is upon us and if you’re like many people, you might have some feelings of anxiety associated with that. You had great intentions after the holiday season.  You started that workout program with summer in mind, but life gets in the way and perhaps you haven’t had the time to make […]

Five Steps to Reset Your Stressed Brain

You can’t avoid it. You can’t escape from it. You know it’s out there waiting for you. It’s stress. We all have stress in our lives. Even when something extraordinary happens to us, it creates a certain amount of stress. We have deadlines, lists of things to do, people we have to deal with, and […]

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 […]

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with BrainTap

Every year from September 15 to October 15 we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our culture.  This observation was enacted by President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week and later expanded by President Reagan into the month-long celebration it is today. BrainTap believes America is made up […]

Dr. Porter Shares His Six Tips For Starting Your Day With Success

Mornings are tough for many of us. The alarm startles us awake.  We groan.  We roll over and wish we had a few more minutes to sleep in.  What if I told you mornings are the best time to set your body and mind up for success?  Your morning ritual can contribute to a day […]

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 […]

How To Reduce Feelings of Isolation While Staying At Home During Covid-19

We are living in unprecedented times.  COVID-19 is still going strong, and as such, people are experiencing feelings of isolation from social distancing to a degree never felt before. In this article, we will cover how to reduce feelings of isolation during Covid-19, the impact of social distancing on wellness, and seven tips for coping […]

The Top Four Mindfulness Techniques for Pain Relief

According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies one in three people suffer chronic pain, which is defined as having pain that persists without acute injury. It can make actively participating in a meaningful life a struggle and affects: Job performance Sleep quality Sleep quantity Relationships Mobility Until recently, the most common solution […]

Need a Boost? Top Ten Tips for Gaining Energy

From time to time we all feel that mid-afternoon slump.  Or we wake up more tired than when we went to bed. Sometimes we just don’t have enough energy to get through the day.  Most of the time that feeling can be attributed to our lifestyle choices, habits or routines.  We may be over-tired, over-worked […]

Sleep Better – 25 Proven Tips That Work

It’s 10 p.m. You’re in bed. It’s getting late, but you’re not sure you’re ready for sleep.  Your mind goes over the events of the day and stress creeps in when you think of all the things you haven’t done yet. You take a deep breath, close your eyes and try to relax. It’s 12:30 […]