Posts Tagged ‘Stress & Mood-Balance’

Brain Fog: 5 Potential Causes

When it comes to being mentally sharp, we all have good days and bad days. There are times our minds seem to fire on all cylinders, but in other moments we may feel sluggish or forgetful. That’s a completely normal thing and just part of life. However, if our minds feel constantly unclear, tired, or…

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Food + Mood

If you’ve ever experienced a ‘sugar high,’ or eaten ‘comfort food,’ you know full well how much food can alter your emotional state. In fact, it’s the emotional component that makes us love food—and in some cases get addicted to it. What’s interesting, however, is that many times foods can affect our mood in ways…

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The Powerful Effects Of Exercise On the Brain

Everyone knows that exercise makes us look good and feel good. In fact, Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition at Harvard once said, “The single thing that comes close to a magic bullet in terms of its strong and universal benefits, is exercise (source.)” That’s a pretty strong endorsement, and most would agree. But what…

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Energy & Mood Boosting Maca Waffles You Don’t Want To Pass Up!

Serving Size: Serves 2-3  |  Prep time: 15min  |  Total Time: 15min   Waffles are one of our favorite weekend treats, especially when they’re filled with dark chocolate chips, yum! Though some waffles can taste more like a cake than a wholesome breakfast, this recipe keeps things on the healthier side with maca powder, coconut flour, raw honey,…

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Adaptogens: Healing Herbs For Stress & Fatigue

Can Adaptogens Combat Stress? Science Says Yes

If you’re like most Americans, stress is something you manage on a regular basis. As a country we’re stressed out, and the popularity of yoga and meditation reflect our need for rest and relaxation. Peace of mind isn’t always easy to come by, but natural medicine is rediscovering ancient remedies that may help. Today we…

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Does Exercise Help You Sleep Better?

  If you’re a seasoned veteran of the gym or just been working out a few months, you’ve likely started seeing some benefits from exercise that you didn’t expect. We all know that working out helps us look good and feel good, but it’s not until we actually start doing it that we realize just…

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What are the Effects of Caffeine?

Girl drinking coffee thinking about the long term effects of caffeine.

Caffeine is for many people a constant morning companion, and a lot of us couldn’t imagine life without it. But is it healthy? Over the years, news reports seem to conflict on whether or not caffeine is a good or bad thing. To put the matter to rest, we rounded up the definitive scientific research…

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7 Natural Ways To Increase Your Body’s Serotonin

    Article At-A-Glance: Serotonin is a powerful neurotransmitter that is involved with a host of processes within the body. Serotonin is one of your ‘happy chemicals,’ and helps regulate your mood. Some research indicates that serotonin levels may impact bone mineral density. Serotonin is a precursor to the sleep hormone melatonin. Signs of a…

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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…

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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…

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