Archive for the ‘Health’ Category


Can Halloween Be Healthy?

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Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It is what hospitals give women when they are having a baby. Pitocin is the synthetic, medicinal form of oxytocin, used to increase contractions and help women go into labor. It also helps us breastfeed and fall in love with a screaming, red, squishy looking newborn baby and believe it is the most beautiful creature we’ve ever laid eyes on. … Continue reading “3 Ways to Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone”


Healthy School Lunches Kids Love

Healthy School Lunches Kids Love by Tana Amen BSN RN

“I’m sensitive to SO many foods? What can I eat?” This is a refrain I commonly hear. As always, I want to answer this thoughtfully, so I have consulted with two of my favorite doctors: Dr. Mark Houston from the Hypertension Institute and a Professor at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Mark Filidei, a functional medicine physician at Amen Clinics. First I want to differentiate between allergies and food sensitivities, and … Continue reading “How to Make Sense of Your Food Sensitivities”


Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?

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  I was recently at a Tony Robbins event, and boy was I once again blown away. Tony provided so many good take-away reminders and lessons. I do a lot to protect my energy, but I forgot about some of the activities I can do to quickly boost my energy right now no matter how up or down it seems to be. At the event I was up dancing and screaming … Continue reading “3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy”


Just HOW Bad Is Football For Teens?

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Big wave surfer Mercedes Maidana suffered a severe brain injury while surfing. Her recovery story is compelling and encouraging for anyone who has a concussion or has a loved one suffering. After undergoing her long and difficult journey back to health, Mercedes is now living in Hawaii and running a retreat for women who want to experience a new beginning in life. One day while out on the water in … Continue reading “Is It Possible to Recover From Brain Trauma?”