Role of Nutrition in Mental Wellness

Had a great few days in Washington DC this past week – stopping by Great Day Washington to talk about how we can change appetite by eating the right foods and supplements to help modulate microbiome bacteria and restore neurotransmitter balance – and speaking at the Mental Health America conference about the prominent role of

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Brain Shrinkage?

Are you keeping you brain plumped and pumped? Did you know that your brain can shrink in response to a variety of environmental exposures such as poor diet, inflammation, and aging? Did you also know that you can use lifestyle changes to improve brain function and prevent many of the age-associated problems with memory, mood,

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Foods That Fight Depression

WTF?!?! Am I really writing about this topic again? Suicide? As I’ve done so many times in the last couple of month? Kate Spade! Anthony Bourdain! I’m pissed. Not because of what they did (we all struggle with our own demons)… Not because of the (mostly) formulaic media coverage about how “we just don’t know

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Is Your Turmeric Pure and Natural?

Maybe not? Based on this new analysis of commercial turmeric supplement published last month – almost 2/3rds of all products analyzed (59%) showed signs of including synthetic curcumin – and almost 3/4ths of products (71%) showed toxic solvent residues. Turmeric “can be” a very healthy supplement for benefits for brain, gut, inflammation, pain, etc –

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Got Stress?

Of course you have stress – everyone does – and while “some” amount of acute/temporary stress can actually be a good thing – it’s the long-term chronic stress that leads to problems such as burnout, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia (among many other stress-related conditions). I recently did a video “deep dive” into

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Why We Crave Junk Food

Here’s a short piece from LifeZette/HealthZette – read the original here. The Real Reason We Reach for Junk Food Instead of What’s Good for Us Some of the problems we associate with the brain may be a result of poor signals between it and our gut — here’s how to fix this You may have

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Probiotics Reduce Depression

Nice study on a probiotic strain that reduces depression in IBS patients (but no effect on anxiety or stress) – showing (again) the ‘strain-specificity’ of probiotic bacteria supplements. Amare’s MentaBiotics combines THREE specific probiotic strains to help with depression, anxiety, and stress – and then ‘matches’ the right prebiotics for optimal microbiome nourishment – delivering holistic

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Feeding Your TWO Brains for Mental Health Month

http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/dr-shawn-talbott-national-mental-health-month Did you know you have two brains in your body? That’s right – TWO brains – the one that you know about in your head, and your “second brain” in your gut Our “first” brain is responsible for analytical thought, language, reason, logic, and most of our “higher” mental function as humans – so

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