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Nutrition

Healthier Grilling For Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s one of the first signs that summer is about to begin. Memorial Day, which is intended to be a day of observance for those who died in military service, is typically celebrated with outdoor BBQs and pool parties. But Brain Warriors should know that eating charred steaks, burgers, chicken, or hot dogs is not…

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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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A Macadamia State Of Mind

Around this time of year, you might start dreaming of an island vacation. Even if a trip to Hawaii isn’t in the cards, this fragrant, flaky, crunchy dish can transport you (and your family) to paradise. If you have a nut allergy, you can still get in the island spirit with Mahi Mahi. Simply eliminate…

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3 Foods That Steal Your Focus

    Brain Warriors know that getting what you want out of life requires focus. To get into college, you’ve got to concentrate in high school to get good grades. To get that promotion at work, you’ve got to keep your mind on your projects rather than getting distracted by your social media feed. To…

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Easter Brunch: The Brain Healthy Way

Easter is a time of light and love, when Spring is in the air, symbolizing growth and renewal. And for many of us, this day has deep religious and spiritual meaning that symbolizes rebirth and eternal life. Even if it doesn’t have a religious meaning for you, it is likely that Easter is a holiday…

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5 Foods To Boost Your Sex Drive

Just because Valentine’s Day is in the rear-view-mirror doesn’t mean we should forget about our love life. A healthy sex life has been linked to better overall wellbeing, including numerous cognitive benefits. My husband Dr. Daniel Amen wrote the book on it, literally! It’s called The Brain in Love. If your sex drive is lagging,…

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Walk Off Cravings In Just 15 Minutes!

It’s 3 p.m., and out of nowhere, you’re hit with an overwhelming hankering for chocolate, cupcakes, or cookies. Your mind fixates on your sugary snack of choice and compels you to head to the kitchen cupboard or the office break room where you can find it. A few bites later, you’ve quenched your desire, but…

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Coffee—Friend or Foe?

Love your morning cup of coffee? You’re not alone. The intoxicating aroma and caffeine kick can make you feel like a real Warrior—increased alertness, enhanced mood, and a boost in energy that makes a tough gym workout feel like a breeze. For others though, it saps your Warrior mentality and triggers the jitters, feelings of…

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5 Ways To Sneak More Veggies Into Your Meals

It’s no secret that plant-based foods offer many benefits for your brain and body. I typically recommend that Brain Warriors consume 70 percent plant-based foods with the remaining 30 percent consisting of high-quality protein. Some Warriors-in-training tell me they need a little help making the switch to more plant-based foods in their diet. If you’re…

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Herbs That Curb Cramps

Menstrual cramps can really cramp your Warrior lifestyle, sometimes pushing you to choose the couch over that karate class. That’s not the only way menstrual pain impacts your brain health. Studies in the journal PAIN  show that cramps can also lower your ability to pay attention and cause abnormal changes in your gray matter. When…

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