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I Had No Idea This One Neurotransmitter Changes Everything We Know About Aging

Serotonin is historically linked with depression — and poor sleep as well — since serotonin is the precursor to melatonin and folks who are low in serotonin are likely low in melatonin too. (Which sucks because as I blog about here, folks struggling with depression are only likely to have the depression resolve if they are sleeping well.) But today’s medical study truly blew me away, because it reveals that serotonin isn’t just linked with depression and sleep, but with cognition.   In fact, this study suggests that the decline in cognition and memory issues as we age isn’t simply […]

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Heart Health From Every Single Angle. I’ve Got You Covered.

In honor of Valentines Day coming up this weekend, let’s focus on heart health!   You can enhance the longevity of your heart from so many angles… medically, spiritually, energetically, and emotionally. Let’s talk about the energy behind our hearts and then talk specific things we can do to support long-term heart health!   “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi   We have a heart to pump blood (and thereby deliver oxygen and nutrients) to every part of our

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Saturated Fat Does NOT Increase Mortality

This week, many of us are heading into the holidays.   And as you head into a week of parties and connection and warmth and pot lucks and FOOD… I can think of no better holiday gift than this:   To share with you, directly from the medical literature, the truth that saturated fat does NOT increase mortality.     It’s not about the fat… saturated fat intake does not increase rate of death. It’s about the inflammation and the long term damage that inflammation does to your blood vasculature (and your entire body, from your gut lining to your

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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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10 Things I Do To Prepare For Fall

Ahhh… fall. How I love you!!!   The cooler mornings. The walks outside. Leaves swirling through the air. My children laughing as they spend more time outside than ever before. But for many of us… shorter days and longer nights means a dip in our mood.   Fortunately, there are lots of great things to do to get prepared as the seasons change.   Of course there are things like pulling out your sweaters and boots and knitting a scarf or two and planting a winter garden and getting the chimney cleaned. But I want to share with you today

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Thoughts On Health… natural support to banish a UTI

I’ve had three different peeps, both patients and friends, ask me about getting rid of UTIs in the past week alone! So, I’m gonna take that as an awesome sign from the universe that it would make a good “Thoughts On Health” topic to share with my blog readers right here! Okay, so you have a bit of urgency or discomfort when you urinate… or maybe some pain, or some feeling of things not being *right*… you are thinking UTI. Here are some easy and fabulous steps you can do routinely to not only prevent a UTI, but to nip

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Thoughts On Health… Eat Your Bacteria!

Hello folks! I hope you are having a great fall so far! I thought I’d do a round-up for you on my favorite way to get my probiotic cultures in. And in my kids. Yes, yogurt has probiotics, but unless you select one that specifically states the amount of probiotic cultures it has on the label, the amount of probiotics you are getting from regular yogurt is really small. At the very beginning of the probiotic trend, I resisted. First of all, I *gasp* actually hate yogurt. My kids and hubby like it but I seriously have to force it

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