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The 3 Things Having Cancer Taught Me About Food

I got some bad news: my thyroid cancer had returned. Initially the plan was to do a third surgery. But I was informed that I wasn’t a good surgical candidate due to the scar tissue that had accumulated in my neck from the first two surgeries. So my thyroid medication was increased to induce hyperthyroidism…

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Are you struggling these days? Feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed? You’re not alone. Anxiety and depression are at an all-time high, and the pandemic has left so many of us feeling isolated and lonely. When you also carry the heavy load of mental and emotional trauma from the past, it’s even harder to cope. The…

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The Emotional Roots Of Physical Pain

I was up in my room when I heard the first screams coming from my mother. I pattered down the steps, heart pounding. That’s when I heard more screams, these coming from my grandmother and much louder. The two women were shrieking and wailing in anguish and my Uncle Bob had tears running down his…

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5 Secret Truths About Perfectly Hidden Depression

Everyone’s heard about depression but what about hidden depression? That’s when you smile your way through the loneliness and despair and pretend those painful feelings aren’t there. You try to make your life look perfect even though beneath the surface you’re suffering. As someone who went through depression myself and tried to hide my pain…

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7 Ways To Eat To Fight Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

These days, so many people are feeling stressed, depressed, and anxious. If you’re one of them and you’re looking for natural ways to feel better, look no further than your fridge. The foods you put in your body can have a powerful impact on your moods and mental well-being. I recently interviewed Dr. Uma Naidoo,…

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Is It OK To Have Diet Cheat Days?

When you’re trying to follow a brain-healthy eating plan, you may wonder if you can get away with a weekly cheat day (or more cheat days during the pandemic). The notion of cheat days as an acceptable part of a healthy diet is so common there are nearly 4 million posts on Instagram using the…

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7 Immune-Boosting Strategies For Brain Warriors

As a Brain Warrior, you know you’re in a fight for your health. And that concept has never been more vital than right now in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, hand sanitizing and social distancing are keys to avoiding the virus, but that’s not all you can do. As a former ICU nurse and…

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Is Your Tap Water Making You Sick?

Considering your brain is comprised of 80% water, staying hydrated is essential for optimal brain function. But how can you be sure your drinking water is safe? The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has been making headline news for years. Residents had noticed changes in the water’s color, smell, and taste, which led to the…

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7 Medications That Are Depleting Your Nutrients

I meet with so many Warriors who tell me they’re eating nutrient-dense foods, so they wonder if they need to take supplements too. I usually tell them that even if they’re consuming high-quality foods, they may not be getting the benefit from all the nutrients they contain. Why not? If you’re taking any kind of…

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The Number 1 Lesson Of Caregiving

Recently, I ran into a friend of a friend I met once a few years ago and could barely recognize her. I was shocked that she looked like she’d aged beyond her years since the time I last saw her. This woman (I’ll call her Julianne) told me her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease had…

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