Self awareness is a benchmark of emotional intelligence, so the more aware one is, the more empathy, self acceptance one can have and both positively enhance our relationships.. The results can be astounding and life changing - in a good way!
NEUROPLASTICITY!! What is it and how can we stimulate it? What's the best diet? What are the best nutrients and supplements?
When fluoride is ingested, 50% is detoxed through the kidneys and the rest is stored in various tissues, such as bones, teeth, and brain.
What is brain fog? Brain fog is classified as a lack of cognitive functioning or disorientation. It can be slight, but significant. Many speak of it literally as if a cloud has descended over their brain. Others describe it as they sometimes can't remember names, or facts like they used to. It usually begins after some stressful times or after a long illness, or even after pregnancy, but it can happen anytime to people of all ages. The treatment of brain fog varies greatly, depending on the cause(s). One the cause or causes can be found, the healing can [...]
Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in brain health, most likely from the surge of brain related conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and autism. Many more patients are aware of their cognitive health and wanting to optimize their brain function, mostly in regards to memory and focus, and now recently in anti-aging. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, there were 55.2 million patients with dementia in the world, and this is estimated to increase to 78 million by 2030. This increase in awareness of cognitive health has boosted [...]
What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]
by Wendy Wells, NMD Eat Apples and enjoy the brain benefits. Quercitin is a plant chemical in apple skins that protect the nerve cells of the brain against free radical attack. When free radicals are high in the brain, cognitive decline is morelikely.Spice up your brain juice with Curry powder. Turmeric is common in curry powder. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent for the brain and the arteries. It also has been shown to inhibit Alzheimer’s disease according to the University of California in LA.Bring more energy to the brain with Brazil nuts. Selenium is found in Brazil nuts. [...]
Am I stressed? How do I know if I am stressed? Dr. Wendy Wells often asks patients about stress as illnesses often begin during times of high stress. Answer Yes or No to each of the following questions: Do you have a feeling of continuous anxiety and sometimes of panic? Do you feel tired all the time and find that you complain more and more often that you are not getting enough sleep? Are you always worrying about your health? Do you feel your work is suffering on account of it? Do you often feel depressed for no good [...]
Excitotoxins are toxic to the nervous system. They can cause anxiety, tremors, insomnia, seizures, rapid pulse, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal distress, migraines and symptoms of autism. These are found in processed foods and drinks, even ones deemed 'natural' and 'healthy'. THE LIST Glutamate Glutamic acid GelatinMonosodium glutamate Calcium caseinate Textured proteinMonopotassium glutamate Sodium caseinate Yeast nutrient, Yeast extract, Yeast food Autolyzed yeastHydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)Hydrolyzed corn glutenNatrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)Carrageenan Maltodextrin Malt extractNatural pork flavoring Citric acid Malt flavoringBouillon and Broth Natural chicken flavoring Soy protein isolateNatural beef flavoring Ultra-pasteurized Soy sauceStock Barley malt [...]
"Am I crazy? The doctor said I am normal! I have every test and then was prescribed an anti-depressant!" No, no, you are not crazy. The doctor is just looking in the wrong place for the answers to your health issue. I would like to address one of the most common underlying causes of exhaustion, and that is...Adrenal Fatigue. Our two adrenal glands, are endocrine glands that are located near our kidneys and control many parts of our health. They secrete adrenaline which gives us energy and resilience during stressful times. They wake us up in the morning and get us [...]
Blue light is everywhere, it's in the sunlight, produced by light bulbs and also is very prevalent in our screens cellphone, iPad, computers, etc. This light is good for us in the morning, it helps us wake up and get moving. Unfortunately, it has a bad side as well. Blue light not only strains your eyes but it depletes the body and brain of two vital neuro-hormones: melatonin and dopamine. Melatonin supports sleep and is anti-inflammatory to the brain. Dopamine controls sleep, mood, attention and memory. Blue light also can cause you to have an eye condition called macular [...]
Natural remedies for Insomnia Sleep is vital to life. During sleep is when our bodies heal, regenerate new cells, make growth hormone and thyroid hormone. Without sleep for many days, one can literally go mad. To find a cure for insomnia one must understand the cause of their sleeplessness. There are remedies that can help however, even when the cause remains a mystery. Today we will discuss insomnia causes and natural remedies. When we lay down to sleep after a busy day, we need to switch to total relaxation mode. There are many bodily processes involved in this ‘bedtime’ [...]
What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing! Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need. Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance. In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing. The problems arise [...]
Why can't I sleep? Why it matters? A survey conducted by the American Cancer Society concluded that people who sleep 6 hours or less per night, or who sleep 9 hours or more, had a death rate 30 percent higher than those who regularly slept 7 to 8 hours. Even those who slept 6 hours or less who otherwise had no health problems had death rates 1.8 times higher than those who slept "normal" hours. Sleep is essential to LIFE! What happens when we sleep? Our brain goes through 4 stages of brain wave patterns that move [...]
We know this is true, we feel it in our body and mind. After exercise, we feel better! Our mood improves and our attitude is more positive. But what is actually happening? It’s not just about more blood flow, serotonin and endorphins. Recent research from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago shows that stem cells are "turned on" when we exercise our bodies. Stem cells are the cells that stimulate new growth. The conclusion is that exercise stimulates neurogenesis or the making of new nerve cells. It can happen at any age, but the most significant time is [...]