foods that improve mental clarity

foods that improve mental clarity

You know the feeling all too well. You wake up in the morning, eat a bowl of cereal, have a cup of coffee with sugar and cream and out the door you go. Mid-morning, you're starving and distracted, trying to get things done, but there's an underlying hum in your mind that keeps saying: "feed me, feed me"

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9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

If there is one neurotransmitter that continues to fascinate scientists and lay people alike, it's serotonin. While most people are familiar with serotonin in relation to mental health, not many understand the role serotonin plays in the gut as it relates to the brain as it relates to the gut...you get the idea. It's a symbiotic relationship and both the brain and gut rely on each other  in order to work optimally. 

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best foods for lowering anxiety

best foods for lowering anxiety

We live in a very stressful world, no one can dispute this. Currently there are 40 million Americans suffering from some anxiety related disorder ranging from mild to severe. Though it is still taboo to discuss mental health issues openly as one is viewed as "weak", many people report feeling some level of anxiety, which leads me to believe that a lot more of us are walking around anxious and stressed than we think. 

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balancing hormones and seed cycling

balancing hormones and seed cycling

How many of you have blamed your moods on your hormones? You know, you suddenly get emotional for no reason half way through your cycle, start crying at that horse rescue video you saw on twitter (maybe that's just me) or suddenly snap at your partner because they forgot to pick up eggs? We can all agree, hormones have a deep impact on our lives. I mean for good reason because for about 30-35 years we are biologically a vehicle for creating and carrying human life. Whether we choose to do so or not, is a different story but we can't change biology - we are designed to perpetuate the species. 

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food intolerance - what you should know

food intolerance - what you should know

Whenever I get into conversation with friends, family or co-workers, the topic of food inevitably comes up - not even by my own doing, though I probably have a little to do with steering it in that direction. People love talking about what food they like, why and how they prepare it but what's often not talked about is the way they feel after they eat.  

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