How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

Answer: Eat. Sleep. Hydrate. Exercise. About 20 percent of the calories we consume are utilized by the brain. Besides the constant need for energy, our complex neural systems require a vast amount of nutrients to keep them churning full speed ahead. This is especially true as we age and are more susceptible to cognitive decline. … Continue reading How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

You Can Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food

Could your brain ever want broccoli over brownies? If you’re done dishing out all explicit synonyms of “hell, no”, hear me out.  Sadly, and much to the contentment of your taste buds, junk food companies have cracked the perilous code of flavour science. They’ve taken this science to extraordinary levels, magically mixing in the exact … Continue reading You Can Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food

Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years

Just two daily servings containing vital nutrients is enough to reduce brain age by 11 years. Eating green leafy vegetables and other brightly coloured fruits and vegetables could reduce brain age by as much as eleven years, a new study finds. Vitamin K in foods like mustard greens, spinach, kale and collards have been linked to slower cognitive decline … Continue reading Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years

Food for your Brain

We’ve all had those days when we just can’t seem to concentrate. And while there’s no magic pill to bring us back to the height of our cognitive powers, there are some foods that have been shown to improve brain function, protect against age-associated cognitive decline and encourage focus and clarity. But before you dismiss … Continue reading Food for your Brain

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Why does it matter? Over the past decade, research has brought to light how your ‘gut microbiome’ plays a role in almost every aspect of health, including digestion, immunity, fat storage, and heart health. Studies suggest a healthy gut may even help clear up skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, and may make you … Continue reading The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Improve Your Health and Longevity with Epigenetics

Your Beliefs Are Stronger Than Your Genes – this is a very thought-provoking article by Dr. Christiane Northrup. Scientists have long been fascinated with our DNA. The 20th century brought huge advances in the study of human genetics; we finally witnessed the complete mapping of the Human Genome. And once it was complete, many experts realized … Continue reading Improve Your Health and Longevity with Epigenetics

Workplace Wellness

Today’s is a guest post by Chandler Stevens. There’s More To It Than Spin Class The Data Are Clear In this day and age you simply can’t do without a workplace wellness program in your business, large or small. A healthy team is a productive—and economical—team. Conservative estimates place the ROI on wellness programs at … Continue reading Workplace Wellness

‘MIND’ Diet Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Continuing on the subject of brain health – pretty important as we age… If you want to protect your mind, be mindful of what you eat. Doctors say that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meats that includes a little wine can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers have aptly named their … Continue reading ‘MIND’ Diet Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Never Leave the Playground

As we age, many of us have a fatal flaw that can lead to a fatal fall — we lose our balance, stability and coordination. What if you could prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s without a pill, without major surgery and in just a few minutes a day? Stephen Jepson — artist, athlete, inventor and entrepreneur … Continue reading Never Leave the Playground

Go to the Gym to Improve Your Memory

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. Georgia … Continue reading Go to the Gym to Improve Your Memory