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Nutrition

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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A Brain Healthy Chocolate Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love…and chocolate! It’s no wonder we love the melt-in-your-mouth treat—munch on some dark chocolate and it can have some blissful brain-altering effects. Chocolate triggers the release of feel-good neurotransmitters that boost your mood, and it contains a compound called phenylethylamine that acts as a stimulant. It all adds…

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Foods That Boost Fertility

Are you trying to conceive but not having much luck? I’ve heard from so many women who are struggling to get pregnant. I usually tell them it’s a good idea to start with a visit to your gynecologist for a full workup to check your hormone levels and any other medical issues that could be…

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10 “Healthy” Foods that Can Cause Headaches

Even the most committed Brain Warrior can get derailed when a pounding headache strikes, making you curl up on the couch rather than crushing that killer workout you’d planned. Approximately 40 million people are living with migraine and other severe headache disorders, according to the National Headache Foundation. And millions more feel the throbbing pain…

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New Year! New Pantry!

New Year’s is a time for parties, celebrations…and resolutions. It’s the most common time of the year when I hear from people who want to change their habits and get healthy. If 2019 is the year you want to ditch your unhealthy ways and become a Warrior for your brain health, start with your pantry.…

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My Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe

During the holidays, it’s a time for celebrations at work, at home, and with friends and neighbors. I’ve found that one of the best ways for Warriors to avoid the temptation to nibble on sugar-laden sweets that don’t serve you is to make your own brain-healthy dessert and bring it with you. I’ve been making…

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Happier Holidays for Warriors

The holidays are a time of joy, gratitude, and togetherness. But not for everyone. Some people find themselves filled with stress, anxiety, or the blues when the holidays roll around. An American Psychological Association survey found that 38 percent of people feel more stress around the holidays due to lack of money, time constraints, the…

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