5 Good Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast

breakfast oatmealWe have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in many ways, it is. Whether you have breakfast as soon as you get up or after your morning workout, the first meal you eat sets you up for the rest of the day.  Unfortunately, only a third of Americans eat breakfast on a regular basis, many citing time as the biggest challenge.

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5 Important Pillars of Brain & Cognitive Health

brain healthOur brains are busier and more stressed than ever. The demands of our fast-paced digital world require almost constant connectivity. Other aspects of modern living, such as a sedentary lifestyle, multitasking, eating highly processed foods, sleep deprivation, and social isolation are impacting many aspects of our health and well-being. Between the hyperconnectivity, information overload, unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits, and the unprecedented amount of stress and uncertainty that we are all facing, it is more critical than ever to nurture brain and cognitive health. Continue reading “5 Important Pillars of Brain & Cognitive Health”

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Melatonin Has More Benefits Than You Knew

melatoninWhen you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that it also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Continue reading “Melatonin Has More Benefits Than You Knew”

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Brain Series: Five Supplements for Brain Health

supplements aDiet, exercise, sleep and stress can all play roles in maintaining healthy brain function. Supplements can add an extra layer of support. Numerous studies have shown the benefit that certain nutritional supplements can have on brain health, in particular the five listed below. But, before taking any supplement, consult with you primary healthcare practitioner to ensure that there are no contraindications.

Acetyl-l-carnitine: Forgot where you parked your car? Research shows that that the amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) can boost brain power and improve memory. Its antioxidant properties repair damaged neurons, increasing your memory and capacity to learn. Continue reading “Brain Series: Five Supplements for Brain Health”

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