Top 3 Foods That Steal Brain Reserve

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Looking at tens of thousands of brains over the years, we have noticed an interesting trend: as we age, our brains seem to be getting less and less active. Like many other aspects of the human body, our brain’s natural sharpness begins to deteriorate later in life. This degenerative trend can be the culprit behind a lot of our suffering as we age, causing issues like memory problems and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading “Top 3 Foods That Steal Brain Reserve”


The Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil

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While fish oil is best known for protecting heart health by helping quell the inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease, at the Amen Clinics we have been using fish oil for it’s amazing brain benefits for years! Now there is new research reveals that it may also rev up the immune system, according to a new study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Researchers at Michigan State University report that fish … Continue reading “The Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil”


Why Your Gut Needs To Be Healthy

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It is estimated that the gastrointestinal tract is loaded with about 100 trillion microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and others), about ten times the total number of cells in the human body. To be healthy, the relationship of good bugs to bad bugs needs to be positively skewed – around 85 percent good to 15 percent troublemakers. When the balance is tipped the other way, all sorts of physical and mental problems … Continue reading “Why Your Gut Needs To Be Healthy”


Are You Optimizing The Way You Exercise?

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If you find working out a drag, you might want to change your strategy. There is new evidence that shows that your attitude about exercise may actually be linked to how much benefit you receive from it. A new study suggests that when you view the time you spend being active as fun, not a chore, you’re less likely to overeat afterwards. Having Fun Makes a Difference After the walk … Continue reading “Are You Optimizing The Way You Exercise?”


Do Calories Matter?

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As a Brain Warrior we’re going to help fuel your body for success.  The most effective warriors have used food as medicine for centuries. They ate for one reason- to win! You do this by paying attention to the quality of your calories and the messages those calories are sending to your body. Think about this, if you were a warrior on a vital mission, and you had 500 calories … Continue reading “Do Calories Matter?”


I’m Eating Perfectly, Why Aren’t I Seeing Results?

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I thought I would use a real-life example of something that happened recently. As my client (let’s call her Sally) walked in, she started complaining. She said, “I’m frustrated. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do. I’m eating perfectly, I’m exercising, and I’m still gaining weight.” Sally had lost almost 60 pounds and she gained 20 back. I hear this a lot in some way or another from people writing … Continue reading “I’m Eating Perfectly, Why Aren’t I Seeing Results?”


3 Things All Vegans Should Know

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  So you’ve decided to go vegan, or maybe you’re still considering it, and you want to know if you can really be healthy and feel good without eating meat or other animal products. Truthfully, we have no interest in the food fight.  The fact is there is research on both sides of that war. Our only goal is to help you be vibrant and have a healthy brain and … Continue reading “3 Things All Vegans Should Know”


Brunch It Up: My Brain-Healthy Easter Menu

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Easter is the welcoming of spring, the resurrection of Christ, and a great time to celebrate and share brunch with your family and friends. It is important to remember, warriors do NOT take holidays off. It is essential you have a food strategy when it comes to holiday celebrations. Easter comes sugar-filled goodies, chocolate bunnies, leading to overall brain-fog and a upset stomach. This year I encourage you to avoid a sugar … Continue reading “Brunch It Up: My Brain-Healthy Easter Menu”