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3 Ways To Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone

3 Ways To Increase Your Cuddle Hormone by Tana Amen BSN RN

Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It’s 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…

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How Valuable Is School?

    Have you ever wondered why you spent so much time in school studying things you will never use again? The song Kodachrome by Paul Simon comes to mind … “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all”. Most schools don’t…

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Eat, Love, Sleep & Pray For A Better Brain

You’re never too young or too old to become a Brain Warrior and optimize your health. Your brain controls everything you do and everything you are. It produces your every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience of the world. You need your brain for everything from deciding which article to read to keeping your heart…

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See 50% Improvement In Health Goals With Journaling

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and the science proves it. People who plan ahead and visualize have far greater success than those who don’t. Olympic athletes do it, doctors do it, and even successful students do it.  It’s especially true for people on health programs, yet most do not do it.…

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It’s Time To Finally Get A Restful Night’s Sleep

If you tend to struggle with sleep problems, it’s likely they get worse during the holiday season when life seems to be much busier with shopping, parties and travel. As I’ve discussed previously, good rest is vitally important for your long-term brain health, energy, weight control, and of course, your mood. Recently, I posted blogs on…

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Addicted To Unhealthy Food?

What do the following slogans have in common (besides the fact that they are still stuck in your limbic brain decades after they were created)? “Things go better with Coke”“You deserve a break today”“I’d love to be an Oscar Meyer Weiner…”“They’re grrrrreat!”“Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!”“Melts in your mouth, not in your hands”“There’s no…

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Healthy Hydration

Summer is in full swing and hopefully you’ve adapted your exercise routine to take advantage of the beautiful weather. One way to stay healthy in the sun is to make sure you’re staying hydrated. A lot of myths have grown up around this issue of hydration, mostly planted by the purveyors of sports drinks whose…

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Eating To Avoid Alzheimer’s

Here’s great news for those of us approaching midlife: sticking to a healthy diet at this crossroads could cut your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 90 percent. That’s not a typo! Research from Finland showed that people who ate healthy foods consistently over 14 years actually reduced their Alzheimer’s risk by 90 percent. We know…

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Surprising Health Perks of Probiotics

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Probiotics don’t just benefit digestive health. Scientists have also discovered that the “good” bacteria found in fermented foods and supplements can aid weight loss and may help ward off colds, skin rashes, allergies, diabetes, and heart disease. Most remarkably, the “good” bacteria found in fermented foods and supplements may also be powerful natural antidepressants, with…

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Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil

While fish oil is best known for protecting heart health by helping quell the inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease, at the Amen Clinics we have been using fish oil for it’s amazing brain benefits for years! Now there is new research reveals that it may also rev up the immune system, according to a new…

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