The 4 Best Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

For many of us, the holiday season represents a much-anticipated, joyous time of the year. But for others, it’s a hectic and stressful period that’s become synonymous with exhaustion, overeating, accruing debt and family drama. Just hearing the word “holiday” can create anxiety and stress for some people. In fact,...

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Brain Health, Calm and Relaxation

Do You Know How to Reduce the Stress of Holiday Travel?

As the song says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Although visiting family and friends can be a joyful, memorable experience, the process of traveling can often be a hassle. Since you’ve worked hard all year to take a vacation, don’t let it be ruined from the start...

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Brain Health, Nutrition

Are You Taking the Right Supplements?

Many have wondered which is the better source of nutrients: food or supplements. As a rule, it’s typically better to get your vitamins naturally from foods. But there are always exceptions to the rule, such as with vitamin D (read below). Since the verdict isn’t so clear-cut, it’s important to...

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Featured, Mood

Can the Food You Eat Affect Your Mood?

You already know that the food you eat each day plays a vital role in your overall health, but did you know that it can affect your mood too? Making healthier choices in your diet will not only help control your waistline, but it can also help lift your mood,...

Attention and Focus, Brain Health

What Do Sugar And Cocaine Have In Common?

This should come as no surprise…sugar is not your friend. Refined sugar is 99.4 to 99.7 percent pure calories, with no vitamins, minerals, fats, or proteins – just carbohydrates that spike blood sugar, followed by an insulin response and a subsequent sugar crash, leading us to the desire for more....

Brain Health, Featured

Do You Really Need All 8 B Vitamins?

Most medical students are taught that people do not need vitamins and supplements. If you eat a balanced diet, they are told, you get all of the nutrients needed. I was told this in medical school and it is still the mantra being disseminated decades later. The one problem with...

Attention, Attention and Focus

A Sugar-Free, Caffeine-Free Energy Boost

You’re halfway through your long road trip and feel your eyes getting heavy. It’s 2PM and your ability to focus on work seems to have completely escaped you. After a less-than-optimal night’s sleep you just can’t get your brain going to knock out that to-do list. Have you ever been...

Brain Health, Featured

8 Steps For Digging Yourself Out Of An Emotional Rut

Imagine your car gets stuck in some mud and can’t move forward. Do you just throw up your hands and let it stay there? Of course not. Yet oftentimes people allow themselves to stay stuck in an emotional rut – being generally static in life.   See if any of...

Brain Health, Calm and Relaxation

5 Dos And Don’ts For Calming Anxiety

You’ve had a long and stressful day, as a matter of fact, this whole week has been pretty crazy, now what? You finally have a chance to stop, have some time for yourself, but what you choose to do next could help or hurt you. Here is a list of...

Attention, Attention and Focus

6 Tips For School Success

Ready or not, summer break is winding down and the new school year is almost here! Did you know that children, teens, and young adults spend more than a third of lives in school or working on schoolwork? Many parents do not realize that success, or failure, at school starts...