How your Lifestyle Affects the Brain (Positively and Negatively!)

Did you know how you live your life can have a positive effect or a negative effect on your brain? Last week we talked about how not getting enough sleep could affect your brain, but did you know there are 7 common ways that your lifestyle may be affecting your brain health? While we may enjoy living the way we do, …

Is your body at risk from toxic exposure?

Have you ever visited a landfill or local dump? If you are like me, you completely shiver at the sight of it. There are so many things in our environment that we get exposed to on a daily basis that many of us are walking-breathing landfills. Our bodies are full of toxins that are damaging our brains and declining our …

Improve Your Sleep Quality And Gain A Clear Energetic Brain

One night of poor sleep can cause you issues but consecutive nights of poor sleep can negatively impact the health of your brain, which trickles down to the rest of your body! Our quality of life significantly declines in the areas of how we think, our work performance, relationships with others, what we eat, how we feel, and how well …

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Brain

While I am about to share with you the most common symptoms of an unhealthy brain, rest assured that if you are experiencing any of these, the health of your brain is within your control!! Symptoms include: Depression/Sadness/Mood Swings Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks Chronic Fatigue/Wired & Tired Unfocused/Mentally Absent/Forgetfulness/Short Term Memory Loss/Brain Fog Digestive Issues/Weak Immune System How did we get here?  There are …

How Many Prescriptions Do You Take On The Daily?

The other day I was sitting in a patient room waiting for my doctor to see me for my annual exam and I overheard him saying to someone outside the room, “Costco has a six month supply of Nexium for $13.00!” He was recommending this person run to Costco and snatch it up. As soon as I heard this, my …

Homemade Magnesium Body Butter

I love topical magnesium for a few reasons 1) I can use as much as I want and it does not affect the bowels – think of drinking too much Milk of Magnesia.  That never ends well. And 2) it rapidly absorbs into the skin and gets to work! I really do like Magnesium oil spray, but sometimes that can …

How To Stop Self-Sabotaging From Negative Self-Talk

I asked my Facebook friends to share how they talk to themselves when they feel they have messed up. Many shared and let me say that takes vulnerability and courage to put it out to the world of how we talk to ourselves. I am so thankful to my friends that they were willing to share because now I can …

How Caffeine Can Induce Anxiety

When stress is really high in my life, I get a lot of anxiety. Heart beating fast, shortness of breath and on the brink of a panic attack. I started reducing my stress by doing some yoga, deep breathing, meditation and taking nightly walks.  I could feel my anxiety melting away. Even though I was working hard to reduce my …

Top 3 Strategies to Enjoy the Holidays Without the Weight Gain

Question…  How much Halloween candy have you enjoyed already? I have enjoyed my fair share of Snickers and Milky Ways, they were great but now I feel satisfied.  I have had 4 minis for the past three days. I didn’t start even eating them until this week.  Mainly, because they just didn’t sound good to me until now. So many …

My 12-Year-Old’s Meltdown At The Grocery Store

I don’t typically share my newsletters that I write to my inner circle, but this one got a lot of feedback on it, so I thought I should share as it can help bring awareness around the type of oils we eat AND how not parent LOL. No seriously….. I learned a big communication lesson this day. So here it …