The Best Way to Boost Serotonin

The secret to naturally boosting serotonin levels in the brain may include eating foods such as pumpkin seeds, with a high tryptophan-to-total protein ratio. This may help explain why studies show that those eating plant-based diets have superior mood states. Watch the short video here

Which Foods Increase Happiness?

Certain foods are linked not only to increased happiness, but also to greater “eudaemonic” well-being—feelings of engagement, creativity, meaning, and purpose in life. Watch the video or read the transcript here You might also like this post Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood & Productivity

How Words & Actions Shape Your Brain

People’s words and actions can actually shape your brain — a neuroscientist explains how We regulate each other with words — a kind word may calm you, like when a friend gives you a compliment at the end of a hard day. And a hateful word may cause your brain to predict threat and flood Continue reading »

Keep Going

When a reporter asked Thomas Edison how it felt to fail 1,000 times before he succeeded in inventing the lightbulb, Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention that had 1,000 steps.” The reason we get frustrated when trying to achieve our goals is because we forget that real change is Continue reading »

Prunes for Bone Density

Vegetables and fruit, such as dried plums, may help build stronger bones. (Almonds too) Learn more by watching this 5 minute video, or read the transcript.

Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood & Productivity

The most comprehensive controlled trial of diet and mood finds that a plant-based nutrition program in a workplace setting across ten corporate sites significantly improves depression, anxiety, and productivity. Watch this 6 minute video to get the facts.

Improving Mood with Food

Tuck into the potatoes! The purported role arachidonic acid plays in brain inflammation could explain why eliminating chicken, fish, and eggs may improve symptoms of mood disturbance, depression, anxiety, and stress within two weeks. Watch a 3 minute video to get the facts

4 Mantras to Help You Overcome Life’s Tough Challenges

“OMG — could anything else go wrong?” Know that feeling? When life keeps piling on problems one on top of another? Maybe you’re strong enough to handle the first few. But then another gets thrown into the mix. And another. And another. Before you know it, you’re drowning in a sea of stress and overwhelm. You Continue reading »

Rosemary for Cognitive Function

We have studies on alertness, cognition, and reduced stress hormone levels inhaling rosemary. “However, there were no clinical studies on cognitive performance following ingestion of rosemary”…until now. Older adults, average age of 75, were given two cups of tomato juice, with either nothing, a half teaspoon of powdered rosemary, which is what one might use Continue reading »

Armpit Shaving and Breast Cancer

Shaving before applying underarm antiperspirants can increase aluminium absorption. Could this explain the greater number of tumours and the disproportionate incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast near the armpit? Read more or watch the video here. After watching it I changed my deodorant product.

The Benefits of Fasting for Healing

Therapeutic fasting? Where did we get this idea of fasting therapy, fasting for medical purposes? It may have originally arose out of the observation that when people get acutely ill they tend to lose their appetite; so, maybe there’s something in the body’s wisdom to stopping eating. That’s presumably where the whole “starve a fever” Continue reading »

Who shouldn’t eat soy?

The study clearly shows that the soy phytoestrogen prevents bone loss, and enhances new bone formation, in turn producing a net gain of bone mass. But, the only reason we care about bone mass is that we want to prevent fractures. Is soy food consumption associated with lower fracture risk? Yes. A significantly lower risk Continue reading »

The Danger of Low Carb Diets

This is the best science to date demonstrating the threat of low-carb diets, not just measuring risk factors, but actual blood flow in people’s hearts on different diets. Of course, the reason we care about cardiac blood flow is we don’t want to die. And, a meta-analysis was recently published that finally went ahead and Continue reading »

Can Vinegar Help Control Blood Sugar?

A double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study found that body weight and belly fat were significantly reduced by adding just a single tablespoon of vinegar to one’s daily diet. But is there any benefit to vinegar consumption if you’re not overweight? Well, their triglycerides normalized, and on the two tablespoons a day dose, there was a Continue reading »

How Balsamic Vinegar can improve your heart health

The facts about anthocyanin pigments that make some fruits and vegetables blue and purple, and how they benefit your health, and in particular, artery function. This excerpt has been taken from the transcript of this video. For example, if you give someone a big blueberry smoothie containing the amount of anthocyanins in a cup and Continue reading »

How To Improve Artery Function

The facts about how you can improve your heart health by making a few changes to your diet. This excerpt is taken from this full article Ornish showed that on his plant-based diet and lifestyle program, cardiac patients had a 91 percent reduction in angina attacks. In contrast, control group patients, who instead were told Continue reading »

My go-to Nutrition Guru

I do a lot of research into a wide variety of health and wellness topics, and feel truly blessed to have discovered Dr Michael Greger along the way. He is now my only go-to Nutrition Guru because he publishes the most up to date data about everything you need to know about nutrition health. Dr Continue reading »