5 Brain Exercises that are Fun (and Challenging)

Brain exercises? Just like your biceps need an exercise regime to stay, so does your brain. Although you may not love going to the gym, brain exercises are pretty fun… and really effective to boost cognitive functions, including memory, speed, calculation, concentration, and more. Also known as neurobics, brain aerobics can be performed by anybody at any age. Like cross-training for your brain, neurobics are a great way to retrain your brain to develop new neurological pathways and improve mental fitness. But that’s not the only way to prevent memory loss and boost mental fitness.

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(NEWS): Eat Your Fruits and Veggies — Your Mental Health Might Depend on It

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but now there may be another reason to load up on fresh produce — it helps boost mental health, clarity and motivation, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.

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What Is Functional Medicine and How Can It Help You?

When you have an illness, the typical scenario goes something like this: You notice some symptoms, visit your primary care physician, and he or she attempts to get rid of your discomfort by prescribing you medication. You take the pills as instructed, and, after some time, the symptoms disappear. Functional medicine, on the other hand, approaches disease by finding – then remedying – the underlying cause, as opposed to only managing and masking symptoms. Continue reading “What Is Functional Medicine and How Can It Help You?”

Boswellia Serrata Extract – Reduce Pain with Tree Sap?

In the rolling deserts of West Africa and India lives a type of tree that doesn’t look like much on the outside. It’s neither majestic nor too colorful. Frankly, it’s kind of drab. But, inside its trunk, it holds a powerful secret – the ability to help reduce your pain. Continue reading “Boswellia Serrata Extract – Reduce Pain with Tree Sap?”

Can Going Camping Help You Get Better Sleep?

Sleep: it’s one of life’s necessities, but few people get enough of it. In fact, one in three Americans do not get adequate sleep nightly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Healing Power of Turmeric (+ 2 recipes to get more in your diet!)

There’s a bright orange, natural food making lots of headlines lately. In fact, some experts say it’s as strong as any medicine you might find in a pill, bottle, or even injection – especially when it comes to helping relieve inflammatory health issues.

It might even be one of the great secrets to promoting better health all around. But, what is it?

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NEWS: Energy Drinks Related to Mental Problems, New Study on Teenagers Says

If your teen consumes energy drinks as a way to stay ahead or gain some extra energy, they may be causing more harm than good.

Recently, a study looked into the effects of caffeinated energy drinks on Korean adolescents. Researchers investigated the association of an intake of energy drinks with mental health problems in teenagers, along with the effects of the drinks in combination with junk food consumption.

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3 Detox Drink Recipes (that actually taste delicious!)

It’s a new year, and there is absolutely no reason why this year can’t be YOUR year! We all struggle to uphold resolutions and make lasting healthy changes in our lives. Why? Because it’s darn hard to do! But, that doesn’t mean healthy living can’t be enjoyable…and actually taste good.

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6 Amazing Health Benefits of Lemons (and how to get more in your diet)

Lemons have been used in homes all over the world for centuries as a household cleanser. Able to clean surfaces and kill bacteria, lemons aren’t just great for cleaning up a dirty house! They are also good for many different areas of your health. Here are just 6 of the most amazing health benefits of lemons.

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4 Simple Sleep Better Tips

Sleep is one of the most important components of overall health, but most Americans don’t even know it. In fact, it’s estimated that over one third of all American adults do not get enough sleep.

Adults need a full 7-9 hours of sleep every night for optimal health; teens need 8-10 hours.1 A hectic schedule and a fast-paced lifestyle doesn’t exactly lend itself to optimal sleep. This is where we often cut corners. What’s an extra hour of sleep when you have XYZ to do today!?

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