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Are you straddling two worlds, but optimizing neither?

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Are you straddling two worlds, but optimizing neither?

Many of us are, as our ancient hunter gatherer metabolisms haven’t caught up to our modern-day life styles. While you should be able to effectively transition and alternate fuel sources, burning either carbs or fat for energy, a lot of people develop insulin resistance, compromising their efficiency at both. No longer nimble at either one, this lack of flexibility unleashes a cascade of events, resulting in insulin insensitivity and inflammation, a condition at the root of most, if not all chronic health conditions.  Resolving this problem is critical to your brain functioning at its best and avoiding the high price...

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How mindfulness meditation and Omega 3s will change your life

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How mindfulness meditation and Omega 3s will change your life

Mindfulness meditation can be a powerful stress-buster, especially in times when life feels a little too crazy. This type of meditation encourages "living in the moment" and practising self-observation without criticism.  It is emerging as a powerful self healer, both spiritually and physically. Additionally, combining meditation with daily use of natural health supplements can greatly improve your overall health and well-being. With this type of meditation, you focus your complete attention on each breath as it flows in and out of your body. When you focus on each breath, you are able to address your thoughts as they occur and...

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Natural remedy for anxiety, depression and mood disorders

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Natural remedy for anxiety, depression and mood disorders

In a worldwide study on depression, researchers from the University of Queensland (Australia) have found that 5-7% of the world's population are reported as clinically depressed, while close to half of the global population experience some form of regular anxiety, depression and mood disorders. It is estimated that 350 million people take their own lives every single year. Although billions of dollars are spent each year on 'Mental Health Awareness' and 'medical advances', the rate of depression and suicide continues to rise, especially in North America. Although depression is a multifaceted issue with a multitude of variants, advances in biological...

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Can you really feed your brain?

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Can you really feed your brain?

Absolutely, you can. The easiest and maybe even the best way to support your memory and cognitive skills is to incorporate the right foods into your diet.  What is brain food exactly?  It’s food rich in nutrients known to help you focus and support your critical thinking skills, both now and in the future by nursing your neurons and avoiding the ravages of chronic inflammation. Here are 8 ways you can feed your brain: Walnuts – coincidentally, what looks like a brain, is great for your brain. With a very high concentration of DHA, an Omega 3 fat, these nuts...

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To Do List – Will you remember, before you forget?

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To Do List – Will you remember, before you forget?

Don’t wait until your brain starts slipping.  Get on top of it now.  There is some urgency, especially since pharmaceutical research has yet to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Inflammation is the enemy. Antioxidants are the key.  Cook with healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil, but watch the flash point.  These healthy fats can oxidize quickly, turning toxic in a hurry.  Eating fatty fish is another story.   Fish like wild salmon are full of healthy omega 3s EPA and DHA making them an abundant source of antioxidants, but contaminants are unavoidable throughout every ocean on the planet.  Solve...

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