While what we eat is incredibly important for brain health, to our readers point, exercising the brain is a fantastic way to optimize brain health and function. Think of your brain as a muscle, the more you use it the stronger and sharper it will be.
Common questions from my daily medical practice.
For many thousands of years, humans have enjoyed eggs, probably one of nature’s most convenient and nutritious foods. Many feel that eggs are one of nature’s perfect foods as they are one of the few foods containing all the essential amino acids. With these, our bodies can make whatever non-essential proteins they need.
Eggs are relatively low in calories and contain many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins B12, C, D, E, and K, as well as the minerals iron and zinc. They’re also a rich source of choline, important for brain functioning in particular but actually essential for the functioning of all cells. They are also a rich source methionine, which is important for detoxification function and the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are helpful for eye function.
What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the study of molecular mechanisms by which the environment controls gene activity. It is a new scientific field and it shows that DNA blueprints passed down through genes are not set in stone at birth. Each of us inherits our own unique variation of the genetic code. We can’t change… Read more »
The Recommended Dietary Allowance or RDA (sometimes referred to as Recommended Daily Allowance) is defined as “the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (approximately 98 percent) healthy individuals”. Most physicians (who practice Nutrition) and researchers consider the RDA an overly conservative and antiquated dietary standard…. Read more »
One of the most common questions I get asked in my practice is “How can I stay calm and centered with everything going on?” The short answer is by bringing awareness to the breath. When we get too busy and flustered we often forget to breathe and just be in the moment. When we stand… Read more »
What does Ubuntu mean? Ubuntu is a Xhosa word which serves as the spiritual foundation of African societies. It basically means what makes us human is the humanity we show each other. It articulates a basic understanding, caring, respect and compassion for others. Ubuntu is a belief in a universal bond of sharing that unites… Read more »
1. What are the symptoms of GLUTEN sensitivity? The inflammatory and autoimmune responses that arise from gluten sensitivity can impact almost any organ system, including your brain, muscles, skin, and bones, your liver and heart, and your endocrine system. Here are the more common symptoms General vague feeling of unwellness Unexplained health problems Fatigue Aches… Read more »
What is Gluten? Gluten is what gives flour its doughy elastic consistency and what makes it chewy, which is why over the centuries, gluten-containing grains have come to be used so extensively in breads and other baked goods. It is made up of a group of several subfractions or families of proteins contained in certain… Read more »
Although they seem like a nuisance, the stickers or labels attached to fruit and some vegetables have more of a function than helping scan the price at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, also tells you how the fruit was grown. By reading the PLU code, you… Read more »
1. Are they safe? At the moment this is a big question without a conclusive answer. When genes are altered by implanting foreign genes, and new or unknown proteins are created or the quality of existing proteins is altered, the outcome of consuming these new forms of protein is still unknown. No one really knows… Read more »