As we begin the new year, many individuals are often focused on what they can do to not only improve their health but how their life can be more fulfilling and peaceful. However, during these tough financial times, everyone is looking for an effective plan of action that won’t break the bank. [continue reading…]
You can’t really talk about how to increase GABA without talking about lowering glutamate because they have a complex and interconnected relationship. Both are very important neurotransmitters that have a profound impact on many different aspects of our physical, mental, and spiritual health with the former being inhibitory and the latter being excitatory. Excitatory neurotransmitters stimulate brain cells, while inhibitory ones reduce stimulation. Like all neurotransmitters, too much or too little of either one leads to problems. [continue reading…]
Many nutrition experts claim that red meat is unhealthy and including it in your diet might send you to an early grave. Unfortunately, this myth has been kept alive for quite a while and is based on shaky research that is far from conclusive.
Bone broth is rich in a wide array of highly absorbable nutrients like glycine, arginine, proline, chondroitin, glucosamine, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. It has been consumed by our ancestors for millions of years and is very popular in the Paleo community and many other diet philosophies, because it supposedly can help heal and seal your gut, oppose inflammation, encourage healthy digestion, support the immune system, inhibit infection by microbes, reduce joint pain and inflammation, promote strong and healthy bones, hair and nail growth, and a more balanced nervous system. [continue reading…]
Eliminating the consumption of sugar is an issue you hear me talk about a lot around here for a couple of important reasons. First of all, I get new visitors who have never been here before on a daily basis, and thus it is often a new concept for them. Since it is one of the cornerstones of my approach to optimizing health and well-being I must present it frequently to newcomers. [continue reading…]
Utilize this short and easy mindfulness-based meditation exercise to reduce your stress, lower anxiety, improve mood, increase inner peace, and relax within minutes at any time during your day. [continue reading…]
Although carob contains a moderate amount of carbs and is not a paleo-approved food, it is acceptable for an occasional cheat. If it is eaten in moderation just a few times a year, like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, or birthdays, it will not be too detrimental to your health and it is always preferred over chocolate. [continue reading…]
Once more, that time of year has rolled around when many folks attempt to wipe the proverbial slate clean and get a fresh start by setting New Year’s Resolutions for becoming a better version of themselves, improving the quality of their lives, or acquiring a better level of health. Although these are great aspirations, the way that we approach them can impact whether they get ditched to the wayside in a few weeks or we actually follow through.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a delicious cup of eggnog even for those of us who follow a low-carb diet. Try this quick and easy recipe for your holiday celebration and you’ll swoon with pleasure. [continue reading…]
Anxiety and depression are epidemics in our society. Although there are a variety of issues that contribute to this problem, the diet that one eats plays a critical role. If you are familiar with my work, you may know that I encourage my clients to eat lots of red meat and go low-carb to improve mental health issues of all kinds. This type of diet is what I have found to be most helpful for dealing with these issues in my own life as well as my clients and here are a couple of studies that back that up. [continue reading…]