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Posts by Jonathan M.

What Exactly Is Cognitive Function? Plus 5 Ways To Improve Yours!

  At some point you’ve likely heard the term ‘cognitive function,’ but you might have wondered, ‘what does it really mean?’ A good starting point is understanding the word cognition. Cognition comes from the Latin word cognoscere, which means ‘to get to know.’ Cognition refers to your ability to perceive, react, make decisions, and respond…Read More

The Link Between Sugar & Brain Health

  The brain is an energy demanding organ that is fueled by glucose. Have you ever wondered how brain function is impacted by excessive sugars from the standard American diet? Excessive sugar can impair our cognitive function, mood and even our self-control.  Sugar can also have an addition-like effect on the brain, impacting our ability…Read More

6 Ashwagandha Benefits: The Indian “Super-herb”

  Article At-A-Glance: Western researchers are starting to recognize some of the many ways ashwagandha benefits the body. What was once part of an ancient tradition is gaining acceptance in the modern health community. For thousands of years, ashwagandha has been considered an herb that promotes vitality. Many now believe that ashwagandha benefits sleeplessness, cognitive…Read More

Your Smartphone Could Be Negatively Impacting Your Brain…

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  Article At-A-Glance: Although practically indispensable in today’s society, smartphones may be negatively impacting our brains. Constant ringing, texts, and alerts can create a state of ongoing stress in our brains. Some research concludes that excessive screen time may be linked to lesser cognitive development in young children. Over-reliance on cell phones may affect memory…Read More

How Gratitude Can Help You Sleep Better

  Article At-A-Glance: Not only is gratitude correlated to happiness; it also may promote deeper and more refreshing sleep. Gratitude has a demonstrated effect on the body, activating the brain’s sleep center and boosting the neurotransmitter serotonin. Gratitude rituals before bed may impact sleep quality, and quiet the mind. To reap the benefits of gratitude…Read More

Top 5 Natural Memory Enhancers to Keep You on Your A-Game!

  Article At-A-Glance: Americans are working longer and reporting higher stress levels than ever. The busier we get, the more difficult it can become to remember all of life’s demands. Healthy lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on our memory. Natural herbs could be a key factor in boosting cognitive performance.   If you’re…Read More

What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?

What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?
  Article At-A-Glance: Neurotransmitters are messengers that tell us how to think, how to act and how to feel. Neurotransmitters communicate between neurons (nerve cells) The seven major neurotransmitters are dopamine, serotonin, GABA, norepinephrine, adrenaline, acetylcholine, and glutamate. There are natural ways to boost positive neurochemistry.   What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?…Read More

6 Reasons Why Eggs Are the Best For Your Health

6 Reasons Why Eggs Are the Best For Your Health
  Article At-A-Glance: Eggs are not just a breakfast staple; they are a powerful superfood full of key benefits for your health. Eggs contain nutrients that support eye health, such as Lutein and Zeaxanthine. Eggs are one of the best sources of Choline, a B-Vitamin essential for cognitive function and other bodily processes. Eggs contain…Read More

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain’s Potential

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain's Potential
Article At-A-Glance: A “Flow State” is a psychological term for when you are lost in the moment and performing at a high level. Although Flow Psychology is a new field, researchers find that flow states can boost creativity, productivity and mood. Scientists have discovered ways to intentionally ‘hack’ into your flow state. These are called…Read More

The Impact of Hydration On Your Brain

  Article At-A-Glance: Although many Americans know how much water they should be drinking, many are unaware of how prevalent dehydration is in the U.S. The effects of dehydration can be damaging to the body, especially the brain. There are many benefits of drinking lots of water for the brain. These may include: heightened alertness,…Read More

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