Many mothers-to-be fret over their nutrition during pregnancy—taking prenatal vitamins and eating the right kinds of foods to ensure their little ones will have healthy starts. These mothers are intuitively on to something, perhaps more than they know. A research field called epigenetics tells us that a mother’s nutrition can actually turn on or off [...]
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Why is it that a simple walk in nature, like one along a beautiful sandy beach, can leave you feeling rejuvenated? According to numerous research studies, it all points toward the way your brain positively registers nature experiences—even images. Measurable physiological changes occur in the body when you encounter the breathtaking beauty of the earth. [...]
Just ask any woman who has suffered hair loss or thinning hair and she will tell you that hair makes up so much of how she sees herself and how she shows up in the world. It’s largely emotional, of course, but those strands that dangle from our scalps affect how we actually feel. And [...]
It may be counterintuitive to think that moving your body can actually energize you rather than deplete you. We are all mostly aware that there are health benefits to exercising but few can name what they are—especially lesser known advantages like being able to restore your energy and improve your mood. In a world where [...]
It’s that time of year when everyone is focused on their waist lines—especially after indulging in holiday feasts. The good news is that you don’t have to turn to dieting for a solution to weight loss. In fact, you can do it without starvation and on a budget; the trick is to eat well. However, [...]
By now you’ve heard me talk about my mission to change the world by using food as medicine. In the last email, I referenced The Ultimate Gut Health Shopping Guide by MindBodyGreen, and discussed how food can impact the health of your gut and your immune system. It can even change your genetic expressions and [...]
According to the Center for Disease Controls (CDC), the peak season for contracting the flu virus occurs between November through February. During this time, the CDC also reports that each year, thousands are hospitalized and there is an increased number of influenza-related fatalities. I know it sounds bleak. But what if I told you that [...]
The Ultimate Hack to Less Stress, Better Life. It’s no coincidence that the world’s most successful people often credit meditation as a primary tool for performance. The best part of all is that meditation is scientifically proven to provide astounding physical benefits for your body, like reducing stress, and—it’s totally free. Stress is a [...]
I have long been fascinated by the brain and its inner workings. It is the master engine that voluntarily or involuntarily guides our bodies, even at cellular levels. And, since research shows that no two brains are alike—my wonder continues to deepen. Nature Neuroscience asserts that an individual’s brain connection patterns are as distinct as [...]
We've talked about eating seasonally before, but in case you missed it - eating food while its in season is good for a multitude of reasons. It is fresher, its less expensive, and eating food in-season means you're getting it at its most nutritious. Now that August has come around, it's time to take a [...]