What To Look For In A Protein Powder Or Pre-Made Shake

I know many parents raising teen athletes feel confused about what they should look for in a protein supplement and rightly so! There’s so many on the market these days! So let’s break it down on the most important things to consider when making your purchase. Here’s what to look for: 20+ Grams of Protein Per Serving Teen athletes and …

Calling all parents raising athletes who feel overwhelmed

As a parent raising athletes, I know how it feels to get very overwhelmed and run down at times.   There’s juggling family, work, sports, house, bills, etc., adulting never stops.  Amirite? Recently I found myself struggling hard! From one week to the next I felt like I was managing life really great to holy crap – what the heck is …

Mental and Physical Fitness (and how they’re linked)

Today we will cover why fitness, both mental and physical, are required to have a healthy brain. Remember a few weeks ago I stated that if you sit all day and don’t move your body that you start to become less of a genius? When we don’t exercise – it can decrease the volume of our brain and puts us …

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 for Athletes

If you are a parent raising a student-athlete, you will want to consider using Magnesium Body Butter as a part of their recovery. We use Magnesium in over 300 bodily functions a day!  And if we are stressed it’s one of the first minerals to get depleted. Student-athletes are no different than adults, they create stress and inflammation in their …

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 …