Last CMWC of 2021 & Mental Fitness on CBS Channel 2

Got to share the new Mental Fitness book on CBS Channel 2 – along with my top ”Good Mood Foods”

Check out the segment here and read about the foods below…

For anyone interested in Mental Fitness – the book is on sale everywhere and our = certification course for Mental Wellness Coaches is scheduled for Oct 20th-23rd in Plymouth MA.

This will be our LAST in-person workshop this year! (and prices will go up next year when our mental wellness spa is fully built out and ready for our guests to enjoy)…

Mental Fitness book featured on KUTV’s Fresh Living (CBS ch2 Salt Lake City)

Good Mood Foods

My latest book is out – “Mental Fitness – Maximizing Mood, Motivation, and Mental Wellness by Optimizing the Brain-Body-Biome”

It sold out in its first day on Amazon – but it is back in stock now.

The book covers the idea that how we feel is not just in our head – but also in our gut (the “2nd brain”) and the heart (the “3rd brain”) – and there are natural ways that we can get our “three brains” to perform their best so we feel our best with our highest level of Mental Fitness.

Here are my Top 3 Good Mood Foods – one for each brain…

Blueberries for our Head Brain – Polyphenols (pomegranates, tea/coffee, chocolate, berries, citrus, grapes)

Pumpkin Seeds for our Heart Brain – Seeds and Nuts (walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

Oatmeal for our Gut Brain – Fiber (oatmeal, whole grain bread, dark leafy greens, bananas, cauliflower, asparagus)

Option 1 = Oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts/pumpkin seeds

Option 2 = Smoothie with GBX Protein (Chickpea protein), SuperFood (Green, Red, Purple plants), and SeedFiber (sunflower, cucumber, cranberry, black cumin seed, blackberry, grape seed)

Dr. Shawn Talbott: “Eat better”

Eat better (microbiome and gut health) — the data is unequivocal — our Standard American Diet (SAD) is linked with more mental wellness problems, including burnout. Eating a more “Mediterranean style” diet is both therapeutic for existing mental wellness problems and protective against future ones. This pattern of eating is simple — and delicious — and not any more expensive than the junk […]
— Read on

Resilience is in Your Gut

Had a terrific time recording this podcast about Resilience with Jen Morris (The Well-Rounded Actor) – give a listen about how harnessing our “2nd brain” (in our gut) to improve how we feel and perform.

Eating for Mental Fitness

My new book on Mental Fitness hits shelves tomorrow!

Pick up a copy at the links below…

I did a little segment with WUSA Channel 9 in Washington DC that outlines a few of my favorite foods and nutrients for boosting Mental Fitness (mood, motivation, focus, energy, etc)…

Click HERE to see the segment

Mental Wellness Coach Certification – September Dates!

The Certified Mental Wellness Coach (CMWC) is a streamlined, focused, intense course spanning 16 hours of instruction in the role of diet and lifestyle factors in balancing the Microbiome-Gut-Heart-Brain-Axis for improved Mental Wellness and Mental Fitness.

We held our first CMWC course in Wisconsin at the end of April and our first “residential” classes in Plymouth MA in June, July and August – with great feedback about the content and the “workshop” format.

Our next course will be held September 22 – 25 in Plymouth MA – and the location will be our new “Mental Fitness Retreat” at 3 Waves Wellness.

Total costs are:

  • Tuition = $1,200 per student (includes food)
  • Lodging = $1,000 for 5 nights at 3Waves Wellness (approximately – often less expensive depending on specific room and duration of stay) – and if you want to arrive earlier or stay longer, we can arrange that too!
  • Food = included breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments (healthy and amazingly delicious)
  • Fun = whale watch, history walk, kayak/SUP, beach day (all weather dependent)
  • CMWC course materials (from Functional Foods Institute) = $299 (details below)

Our location is a casual coastal “bed & breakfast” with 7 rooms – so we can host you right here and everyone can hang out together while we learn about and improve our own mental wellness.

Our room options include 3 queens with private baths, 2 kings with private baths, and a really cool 3rd floor suite with 2 private king rooms sharing one bath…King rooms can be shared with the addition of roll-away beds.

All rooms are equipped with ChiliPad mattress covers – so you can control the temperature of your bed for the most amazing night of sleep. We also have a number of “mental wellness modalities” that are available to all guests – including Brio massage chairs, Oculus virtual reality meditation, Apollo NeuroTouch Therapy, Joovv Red Light Therapy, and a ZeroBody Float Bed – so you can learn about AND experience Mental Wellness at a level you never have before.

You can see a bit about Our location (3 Waves Wellness – formerly known as “Above the Bay at Thornton Adams”) HERE – we are close to the beach, the forest, the history of Plymouth, and dozens of cool restaurants, bars, and shops.

Our current curriculum has been a hit with all types of Health Professionals (physicians, chiropractors, nurses, nurse practitioners, naturopaths, personal trainers, health coaches, life coaches, etc) – and our intimate “workshop style” events fill quickly…(all of our other events have sold out almost immediately)…

To reserve your seat or ask any questions, please email me directly at – or Julie at (you can “reserve” your seat in the class now and pay later)

Tentative Schedule: 

  • Sept 21 (Tuesday) – arrive and settle in
  • Sept 22 (Wed) – 9am-Noon Learning / Noon-1pm Lunch & Learn / Afternoon Fun
  • Sept 23 (Thurs) – 9am-Noon Learning / Noon-1pm Lunch & Learn / Afternoon Fun
  • Sept 24 (Friday) – 9am-Noon Learning / Noon-1pm Lunch & Learn / Afternoon Fun
  • Sept 25 (Saturday) – 9am-Noon Learning / Noon-1pm Lunch & Learn / Afternoon Fun
  • Sept 26 (Sunday) – checkout as a newly Certified Mental Wellness Coach (CMWC)!

Background – Why Becoming a CMWC is Important – and Timely

At no time in human history have we ever been so “advanced” technologically and yet so miserable psychologically.

It’s no exaggeration to describe stress, depression, anxiety, and burnout as epidemics – literally the “Black Plague” of our modern times.

How you feel is not just in your head, it’s also in your gut, and your heart, and your immune system, and in many other places inside and outside the actual brain in your head.

National surveys show that happiness and life satisfaction levels are at all-time lows, while depression, suicide, drug addiction, and use of prescription antidepressants and pain-killing opioids are at all-time highs.

There is no physical health without mental wellness. They are two sides of the same coin, and they are vital for each other and for our ability to reach our peak potential in this one life that we have to live.

The CMWC will explore research-supported natural approaches that can improve how we feel mentally and perform physically in every aspect of our daily lives, including:

  • What is Mental Wellness Coaching
    • Education, Guidance, Training, Support to help unlock potential
    • Why EVERYONE needs a coach!
  • What Mental Wellness Coaching is NOT
    • Counseling, treatment, prescribing, medicine…
  • Objectives
    • Workshop Format
    • 500+ slides (many for reference)
  • Part 1 – Science
    • New Paradigm of the Gut-Heart-Brain-Axis
    • Science-based products (how Amare fits)
    • Mental Wellness Economy
    • Science Deep Dive
  • Part 2 – Practice – What to DO?
    • Mindset
    • Ingredient Sourcing
    • Functional Nutrition
    • Immune System
    • Stress
    • Gut-Brain-Axis
    • Endotoxemia / Metabolism
    • Heart-Brain-Axis
    • Physical Performance
    • Sleep
    • Anti-Aging