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SLEEP IS A CORNERSTONE OF BRAIN HEALTH & ENERGY

Create a sleep plan to ensure you're getting the quantity and quality of sleep you need for optimal health. Enlist the help of supplements, herbs, spices and lifestyle changes as necessary in order to achieve the sleep your body craves for optimal health. Lack of sleep can affect your long-term brain health, energy, weight control, hormones and mood.

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Should You Give Up Coffee?

My view is that it’s fine to have one cup of coffee per day, before noon, provided that the cup contains about five to six ounces (none of those giant-sized jolts of java, please).   Coffee’s health benefits may come from a substance called kahweol, a super-food with powerful antioxidant benefits. It’s the caffeine that’s…

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How Lack of Sleep Influences Food Choices

A study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that not only does loss of sleep trigger the nibbles, it also steers your brain in the direction of poor food choices. The researchers recruited 23 adults to participate in their study. The first time the participants came to the research lab they slept for about…

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Pomegranate: A Surprising Superfood For Sleep

As I report in my food blog, an intriguing study by University of Pennsylvania researchers has pinpointed specific nutrients that are key to optimal sleep. One surprising finding was that people with the healthiest sleep pattern (averaging 7 to 8 hours per night) consumed more vitamin C than those who got the least sleep (less…

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A Dream Diet: Foods that Help You Sleep

What you eat can play a surprisingly big role in how well you sleep, according to a study by the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. The study was the first to link specific nutrients to short or long sleep duration—and also found that people who consume a large variety of foods had the…

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Magnesium: A Marvelously Powerful Health Booster

Amazing, but true: Getting enough magnesium could actually save your life. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study once reported that women with the highest levels of magnesium in their blood plasma had a 77 percent lower risk for sudden cardiac death or fatal heart arrhythmias, compared to women with the lowest levels, even with other cardiac…

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Are Tart Cherries the Ultimate Antioxidant?

Instead of popping a pill for joint aches, consider drinking tart cherry juice. A study reported that the tangy fruit has the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food,” and may help arthritis sufferers manage their disease. The scientists reported that when women with inflammatory osteoarthritis sipped tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks, their…

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Is The Daylight Savings Time Change Giving You Brain Fog?

  Daylight Savings affects people in ways they don’t realize. It’s not just a time change – it messes with your circadian rhythm, which can make you feel like you’re jet lagged. If you’re feeling out of sorts after the time change, you aren’t alone. Watch now for tips to help you adjust.    …

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Meditation Improves Brain Function

  We’ve all heard that meditation is great to help you relax and calm your mind – but did you know meditation can also help you sleep better, lessen anxiety and depression, help you focus, and increase your energy? Learn meditation basics and how to calm your mind so you CAN meditate … then take…

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Neurofeedback Treatment: Stop Suffering

  Neurofeedback treatment can be used to improve the symptoms of ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Concussion, Depression, Epilepsy, Headaches, Memory Loss, PTSD, Sleep Problems, and TBI. Neurofeedback treatment doesn’t involve surgery or medication and isn’t painful or embarrassing. Dr Jay Gattis explains how neurofeedback is a fun, engaging and interactive treatment that…

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Bright Minds Music – For A Better Brain

  Anyone who’s watched a loved one start to lose their memory, knows how precious the mind actually is. In order to help you and your loved ones, I would like to introduce you to another tool in the fight for your memory and brain health – Music! Dr Daniel Amen has joined with Grammy…

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Tana’s Sleep Hacks To Overcome Her Insomnia

  After recovering from thyroid cancer and the treatment that involved, Tana had immense difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep. Over time Tana has established a sleep routine that works for her. Learn what herbs, spices and other products Tana uses to overcome her insomnia. To learn more about the Restful Sleep supplement please…

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Scientist’s Answer: Supplements – How Should You Take Them? Pt.4

  Can supplements be taken together or do they need to be taken separately? Do supplements need to be taken with fat? Should stimulating or calming supplements be taken at certain times of the day? How long does it take to get the optimal benefit of taking supplements? What are the best supplements to help…

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Eat, Love, Sleep and Pray for a Better Brain

It’s 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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Sleep. Every kid needs it. How do you ensure that your kids are getting the benefits of a good night’s rest?

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important , but poor sleep does more than just make kids tired the next day – it can affect their developing brains, trigger depression, attentional and learning problems, poor judgment and impulse control issues.  Sleep is also primetime for growth hormones to be most effective…

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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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Don’t Let Sleep Deprivation Make You the Family Scrooge!

If you are just joining us for the Sleep Hygiene Challenge, I’d like to strongly encourage you to go back and print last week’s blog and answer the sleep assessment questions to help determine what might be keeping you awake. You can find it at www.amenlifestyle.com. Now that you’ve done the sleep assessment, you’re ready…

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Take the 2 Week Sleep Hygiene Challenge. (Pt. 1 of 2)

Sleep is a cornerstone of long-term brain health and vibrant energy. It also plays a surprising part in weight control. Many studies have shown that chronic failure to get enough sleep increases the risk of being overweight or obese. You should get at least seven hours of sleep per night, that is why I want…

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The Food-Mood Connection

"I feel gray, even on a sunny day." ’I feel like I am moving and thinking in slow motion." "I don’t feel hopeful or happy. “I can’t focus … I feel stupid." A show of hands—do any of those sound familiar? Or, I should say, feel familiar? It really is true: you are what you…

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The Scary Costs of a Junk Food Diet – They’ll Surprise You!

Maybe you’ve thought that being inactive and, well, lazy leads to obesity. A new study suggests that it’s the other way around: being fat is to blame for being lazy and sedentary. Take a look at the surprising findings! This study compared the effects of two different diets on rats. Their healthy diet wouldn’t appeal…

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What Can Green Tea Do For You?

Green tea is a superfood! It is a powerful antioxidant which has been shown to have a long list of health benefits. Three cups a day have been shown to have a positive effect on DNA. Both green tea and black tea (the type we’re most familiar with) come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis,…

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How Lack of Sleep Influences Food Choices

A study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that not only does loss of sleep trigger the nibbles, it also steers your brain in the direction of poor food choices. The researchers recruited 23 adults to participate in their study. The first time the participants came to the research lab they slept for about…

Read More

Are Tart Cherries the Ultimate Antioxidant?

Instead of popping a pill for joint aches, consider drinking tart cherry juice. A study reported that the tangy fruit has the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food,” and may help arthritis sufferers manage their disease. The scientists reported that when women with inflammatory osteoarthritis sipped tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks, their…

Read More

Magnesium: A Marvelously Powerful Health Booster

Amazing, but true: Getting enough magnesium could actually save your life. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study once reported that women with the highest levels of magnesium in their blood plasma had a 77 percent lower risk for sudden cardiac death or fatal heart arrhythmias, compared to women with the lowest levels, even with other cardiac…

Read More

Pomegranate: A Surprising Superfood For Sleep

As I report in my food blog, an intriguing study by University of Pennsylvania researchers has pinpointed specific nutrients that are key to optimal sleep. One surprising finding was that people with the healthiest sleep pattern (averaging 7 to 8 hours per night) consumed more vitamin C than those who got the least sleep (less…

Read More

A Dream Diet: Foods that Help You Sleep

What you eat can play a surprisingly big role in how well you sleep, according to a study by the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. The study was the first to link specific nutrients to short or long sleep duration—and also found that people who consume a large variety of foods had the…

Read More