Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment

 

Is your memory as bad as mine? There are days I can really feel the aging process, lol. I’m always looking for ways to improve/maintain my health and quality of life. The brain is an important part of that.

Last time we covered the nutrients your brain needs most. Before that, we covered the foods that damage your brain. (See here )  Today, I’m going to list 10 foods that will give your brain the biggest bang for its buck. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment”

Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health

Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”

You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain

 

The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.

Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?

Continue reading “You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain”

Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older

Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?

1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!

Did you know men can have low bone density as well?  It just happens to women earlier.

Your body is  building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”

My Fish Oil Choice

 

Fish oil, DHA and EPA specifically, benefits your health in many ways. Studies show it is beneficial for pain, depression, memory, blood thinning, RA, early brain development, triglycerides reduction, mental health issues, among others.

For health benefits the average person should be taking about 1 gram of fish oil per day. That’s 1000 mg. That’s because the average person is deficient in omega 3. For some health conditions it could be Continue reading “My Fish Oil Choice”

Cinnamon: Health Benefits and Uses

“Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon, two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.”  Exodus 30:23-24

Types of cinnamon

Cassia–  aka Chinese cinnamon, common cinnamon, baker’s cinnamon. A cheaper cinnamon. Continue reading “Cinnamon: Health Benefits and Uses”

Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)

“You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”  Matthew 23:23

What is Cumin?

Cumin seeds are yellow-brown, nutty, peppery seeds. A part of the parsley family, it is similar to but stronger than caraway. It is usually ground into a powder.

Don’t confuse Continue reading “Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)”

Weight Management Morsels

As I get older, it is more difficult to manage weight. Do you have this problem too? This can be due to inactivity, hormones, illness, slower metabolism, medications or other reasons.

For lasting weight management, whether it be losing weight or maintaining it, DON’T DIET. Continue reading “Weight Management Morsels”

The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar

One of the most common complaints I get from people who are changing to a healthier eating lifestyle (or are looking for an excuse not to…) is that it is sooo expensive. There is some truth to that, but it doesn’t have to be that significant.

Eating healthy is not as expensive as being sick, however, it can be pricier than eating the “Standard American Diet”. Making the most of your income is always a concern, Continue reading “The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar”

Healthy Changes 101

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Many people don’t consider working toward better health until they become sick. We think were doing just fine, until a serious illness strikes. That’s when we decide we need to make changes. Wouldn’t it be better to get healthy first, and then perhaps we’ll have an easier time controlling that illness or better yet, maybe we won’t even get it. Continue reading “Healthy Changes 101”