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Nutrition

Fruit Juice—Fact and Fiction

Orange juice, cranberry juice, apple juice—they sound like they should be good for you. After all, they come from natural fruits, right? But is fruit juice really a brain healthy beverage, or is it bad for your brain? It’s time to separate fact from fiction once and for all. Fiction: Fruit juice is a good…

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5 Plant-Based GMO Foods To Avoid

You’ve probably heard about genetically modified organisms, the GMOs in our food supply. When you’re trying to eat a brain healthy diet that’s full of colorful produce, you may come across some plant-based foods that are GMO. What’s a Brain Warrior to do? Here are 5 plant-based GMO foods to avoid and how to still…

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So You Love Carbs? The Best Ones for Brain Warriors

I meet so many people who are just starting their Brian Warrior journey, and a lot of them readily admit that they crave carbohydrates—typically the high-glycemic refined kind, such as cookies, bread, and pasta. Getting over carb cravings is one of the first major steps to enhancing the health of your brain and body. Refined…

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The Truth About Vitamin K and Vitamin D

For optimal brain health, it’s critical to have adequate supplies of vitamin D. But some people have suggested that taking vitamin D could be harmful unless you also supplement with vitamin K. What’s the truth about these two vital vitamins? I checked in with our Chief Science Officer Dr. Parris Kidd to get the answers.…

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How Much Protein Do You Need To Eat?

Did you know that apart from water, protein is the most abundant substance in your body? Protein is vitally important to the healthy growth and functioning of your body’s cells, tissues, and organs. It is also helpful for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight because it: Boosts metabolismIncreases satiety to keep you feeling full longerReduces…

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Is The Keto Diet Good For Brain Health?

Everybody’s talking about the ketogenic diet as if it’s the latest, greatest weight-loss plan. But did you know that this high-fat, low-carb diet was first introduced in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy? Several Brain Warriors* have asked me about the keto diet and if it is good—or even safe—for weight loss, brain health,…

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The Best Nighttime Snacks

Ever feel like you need a little snack after dinner before you go to bed? Typically, I recommend that you stop eating a few hours before bed for a number of reasons. For example, snacking after dinner often means mindless munching on the couch, which can add up to more calories than you need. If you…

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Foods To Calm Your Busy Mind

Are you one of those people who are always thinking, thinking, thinking? I am. I have a very busy brain—always coming up with new ways to share more about the importance of being a Warrior* for your brain health. Sometimes, it feels like my brain gets stuck in overdrive. You’ve probably experienced that too. Sometimes…

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Have A Happy (and Healthy) 4th Of July!

The 4th of July is all about showing your patriotism for this great country of ours. But too many of us celebrate in ways that aren’t healthy. As a trauma nurse, I saw far too many kids and adults in the hospital with debilitating injuries from fireworks. And then there are all the parties with…

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Recipe: My Favorite On-The-Go Snacks

Like many of you Brain Warriors, I am always on the go. On any given day, I might be giving a talk at an event, filming a video or podcast on set, driving my teenage daughter to an audition, or assisting in my nieces’ school. Basically, I’m on the road A LOT! I have learned…

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