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Working With Your Brain, Not Against It, For Easier Weight Loss

    If you get my weekly newsletter (and sign up here if you don’t!  It’s a fabulous, free, uplifting health resource!) than you already know I turned 50 this year.  On my birthday I shared my mindframe heading into the second half-century of my life, along with some holistic longevity tips: I’m 50 Today! Musings On Turning A Half Century Old + 7 Longevity Tips Well turning 50 had me noticing perimenopausal symptoms — there is no more denying it — and with that has come a bit of weight gain.  I found myself routinely internally shaming myself for […]

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Improve Your Mental Health Naturally, Starting With Your Next Meal

    Did you know that gluten is a neuro-irritant — meaning it causes inflammation in the brain and has been linked to cognitive decline, even directly to dementia?  I wrote this article for you back in 2014 to help explain how dementia could be considered a gluten-induced condition. More recent evidence suggests that not only does the brain inflammation that gluten causes affect your brain, it might also be affecting your mental health, including causing or worsening mood disorders like depression and anxiety. As someone who has struggled with anxiety her entire life, I am very interested to read

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You Are Made Of Stars (My Latest Painting + A Round Up Of My Favorite Holistic Healing Articles)

    As a physician, every single cell in our body literally seems like a miracle to me. How it functions, replicates, repairs, lives, dies.  The fact that our skin is self healing, our bones fuse back together, we breathe and our heart beats while we use our body to do other things all day long without even thinking about it, how we create life, how little humans grow within us and are born. The fact that all of it, almost every bit of it, comes from cosmic dust and stars — it’s all just so damn magical. We are

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A Super Easy Way To Support Your Brain Health That You Can Do Right Now

      Today I’m sharing with you the latest article I’ve written on grounding, that has been accepted for publication by the American Journal Of Neurology Research. Because you are on my private mailing list, you get to read it (and share it) here first, before it’s available online or in PubMed.  And if someone forwarded this to you, you can also join on my private newsletter list right here! I hope you enjoy it!  It’s got some good food for thought in there, along with a tip of combining grounding with a few deep breaths to immediately support

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Why You Think More Clearly When You Spend Time Outside

    We already know that grounding (touching) the earth outside immediately impacts our brains.   This fantastic medical study, published in 2018, documents the brain wave shifts that happen near instantaneously, within milliseconds, recorded via an EEG (electroencephalogram) when the human body is grounded. Today I want to share with you a sneak peek of my next medical journal publication (submitted for review and accepted for publication in Open Journal Of Neurology & Neuroscience) where I suggest why it’s easier to think, and even get clarity and flashes of insight/intuition, when we are outside in nature.     While grounding

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How Grounding Boosts Your Mood + 10 Ways It Fits Into Your Day Today

      We’ve know for a long time (and honestly common sense and personal experience tells you this as well) that time spent outside lifts your spirits. In fact a double blind medical study published in 2015 found that participants who were grounded had measurable improvements in mood that were significantly higher than the sham-grounded participants. We also know that inflammation in the body worsens mood and even plays a role in clinical depression.  A medical study published in 2016 found that increased inflammation in the body worsens symptoms of clinical depression, and this one published in 2019 backs

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Try Not To Sit Still For More Than 2 Hours At A Time Today, Here’s Why:

  Today, let’s intentionally sprinkle movement throughout our day.  I’ve blogged for you in the past about how sitting just might be the most deadly thing you do all day.   Sitting for more than a few hours straight increases your risk of lots of different health complications and even decreases life span.  Yuck (but if you want to read more on that you can right here.) On the other hand, it really doesn’t take that much movement a day to boost your health and reap tons of benefits.  Here are three impressive benefits of moving your precious body throughout

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