Forgetting your car keys or not remembering where you parked
the car. Blanking on a name when making introductions. We all experience these forgetful moments. They unnerve us and maybe they even strike fear in our hearts as we wonder if something sinister could be responsible. For most people, these blips are just that. For others, the news may be less reassuring. But the positive message for all of us is that there are things we can do right now to help lower the risk of neurological problems down the road. One of the most important may be to increase our brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
When it comes to reaching for a salty snack, most people mindlessly grab store-bought popcorn or chips. But with a little forethought, it’s easy to make a healthier choice. Prioritize your health this new year by choosing healthy snacks over inflammatory processed foods - either store-bought or homemade!
By now, everybody knows that eating veggies and low-sugar fruits is a health no-brainer for many reasons. But you may not appreciate one of the most important – getting your daily dose of mission critical polyphenols. These extra special compounds can supercharge just about every aspect of your health and missing out on them can have serious consequences. And while I always recommend eating the good stuff – as in whole, unprocessed, organic or farmers’ market versions – as we head into the new year, I encourage everyone to redouble their efforts to fill up on foods – particularly those rich in polyphenols – to fortify and protect your body at every meal.
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) which pertains to alternating between fixed intervals of high-intensity and low-intensity or resting exercises. The list of benefits HIIT delivers is long, including: improving aspects of muscular health and mental health, reducing blood pressure and blood sugar, and activating longevity pathways. Whether you have 5 minutes between meetings, or you’ve set aside time for a longer workout – here is a short 5 minute HIIT routine (feel free to repeat this routine depending on how much time and experience you have).