Tag Archives: Nutrition and mental health

Improve Memory with Autophagy

Jul 5, 2021 | Posted by in Uncategorized | 0

Autophagy is a very important ‘quality control mechanism’ for cleaning up and protecting the cell from injury and disease. Studies indicate that enhanced autophagic activity has been reported to promote beta amyloid plaque (Aß) clearance in both animal and human studies.   A recent study showed that autophagy improves cognition by enhancing memory formation and reverses memory decline during aging.   The following is a list of strategies to increase autophagy and support neurological function:   Intermittent fasting – eat within the 6 – 8 hour window.  (i.e. from 1 pm to 7 pm)   Sauna therapy up-regulates heat shock proteins.Read more …

Holistic Nutrition & Mental Health – 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Jun 17, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Most people understand the connection between nutrition and physical illness, yet few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and mental health.   Connections between nutrition and mental health:  – The brain is an organ with very high nutrient demands, on average it consumes 20% of a person’s daily caloric intake.  It is composed of 60% fat, and contains high concentrations of cholesterol and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as Omega-3s.– Mood enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain require building blocks (nutrients) from the food we eat such as, proteins, minerals and B vitamins.  Unfortunately, many people eat a diet ofRead more …

Gut / Brain Connection

Apr 9, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Imagine you just made a serious error at work.  Maybe you hit ‘reply all’ and sent an unintended message to your boss. YIKES – that’s doesn’t feel very good does it?  Perhaps you’re experiencing a sinking feeling in your gut…   We’re all familiar with gut feelings and the sayings that go along with them:   Gut wrenching Butterflies in your stomach Trust your gut   The gut/brain connection is more than a few phrases. The real players are the microbes that live in your gut.   There are multiple ways in which these microbes (consisting of bacteria, funghi, viruses…) impact howRead more …

Five Ways Your Gut Can Impact Mental Health

Jan 21, 2021 | Posted by in Uncategorized | 0

In my last blog “Leaky Gut – What’s Happening?”, (Click HERE to Read) – we discussed how a myriad of health conditions are related to the health of your gut lining, but you still might be wondering how a Leaky Gut can lead to mental health concerns?   Quick reminder:  An imbalanced microbiota, thinning of the mucus lining and damaged microvilli can lead to undigested particles of food and possible pathogens leaking into the bloodstream where the body will launch a pro-inflammatory attack.    Although this is a relatively new field of study and a complicated one at that –Read more …

Boost Nutrients For Mental Health

Nov 4, 2020 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Most people don’t realize just how powerful and healing food can be.  I experienced the healing power of food first-hand when I radically changed what I was eating. The changes in my diet helped to reverse heart disease, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue and my weakened immune system.   The foods we eat are the building blocks for repair and growth in our body, so what you eat matters. Boosting nutrients helps to improve mental health, depression, anxiety, memory and cognition.  Eating nutritious foods helps to support immune function, build muscles and boost energy – almost every aspect of health is impactedRead more …