prevention

A Supplement So Good For The Brain It Can Prevent Psychosis

So last week on the blog we talked about how teens are more affected by good moods than bad moods and how being around others with positive mood can help them recover from depression and even prevent it in the first place!   What else can we do to support their brain?   A new study published in Nature Communications (August 2015) showed that psychotic illness can actually be prevented long term… …even SEVEN YEARS LATER… …by a brief three month intervention with Omega 3 fatty acids!   These results are so incredible they should be shouted and touted from …

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Vitamin D decreases Diabetes Risk

  As last week’s blog post highlights, Vit D is an important supplement for whole body health.   I’m not a huge advocate for taking a lot of pills, vitamins, supplements or prescription medications, but there are two supplements I feel there is so much positive medical literature on that they are my *go to* recommendations for almost every patient: Vitamin D supplements and Omega 3 fatty acid supplements. So today, let’s look at yet another way that Vitamin D impacts the body: decreasing our set up for metabolic syndrome.   Because there are Vitamin D receptors in insulin target …

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3 Additional Ways To Protect Your Brain Volume

Today I have three suggestions to help you protect the brain you have for a nice long lifetime.     These recommendations are all based on medical reports — ones that I feel do not get highlighted enough — the POSITIVE meaningful study results that show holistic things you can do to take charge of your health… … like focus on protecting your brain volume!   If you haven’t watched last week’s video on ways to boost your restorative sleep, you might want to pop over and watch it… …as deep restorative sleep is step ONE for healthy brain function …

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Could Earthingâ„¢ Prevent Cancer?

You’ve probably heard about the latest medical study looking at the benefits vs. risks of taking aspirin daily to prevent cancer.     Experts now say that the benefits of taking aspirin to prevent some forms of cancer (namely, GI cancers such as colorectal cancer) outweighs the risks to taking this daily pharmaceutical. Published on August 6 in the Annals of Oncology, researchers looked at daily aspirin use and the reduction of GI, lung, prostate and breast cancers. The results were promising, showing a 30% – 35% reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer, a 25% reduction in the …

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My Fav Ways To Prevent Skin Cancer

This month SUMMER BEGINS! So today I want to share with you the sunscreen that I personally use to protect my children’s tender skin and my own skin as well. I’ll also walk you through my thoughts on the whole sunscreen dilemma… for us it is only our THIRD line of defense against skin cancer and in many instances I’d rather use no sunscreen at all than use the chemical sunscreens on the market.   Why? Keep reading…   In years past, I’ve recommended Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 powder, which is a powdered form of titanium dioxide that is micronized …

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My Favorite Way To Protect Against Skin Cancer

Last week over the holidays I soaked up tons of sun with my children and connected with the earth and the ocean and the sun and the sand. It was glorious and healing. AND it reminded me to post my annual sunscreen review for my readers! Today, I’m going to show you the sunscreen that I personally use to protect my children’s tender skin and my own skin as well. I’ll also walk you through my thoughts on the whole sunscreen dilemma… for us it is only our THIRD line of defense against skin cancer and in many instances I’d …

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Headache and Migraine: why we get ’em and what to do about it.

I have another health video for you today!   I’m still on my mission to decrease health anxiety around the world in as many people as I possibly can. Today I’m going to do this by giving you a deeper understanding of headache and migraine and reduce your stress over getting your next one… …as well as 4 AWESOME things you can do to make a huge impact on the number of headaches/migraines you get.   I’d love to know your thoughts on this and answer any lingering questions you might have in the comments below… xoxoxox, Laura [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6AueR3OGY0]