4 Natural Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels

Chances are that at some point in your life you’ve heard the term “dopamine.” Commonly known as a “feel-good” brain chemical, dopamine plays an important role in the brain’s reward system – if you’ve ever eaten a piece of chocolate and thought, just one more bite, you can thank dopamine for that response. And while […]

What Does Intermittent Fasting do to Your Body?

It seems like every time you turn around there’s a new diet popping up and promising to help you lose weight fast – and many promise more than they can deliver. But intermittent fasting isn’t exactly a diet, it’s a pattern for eating. What is Intermittent Fasting? As the name suggests, intermittent fasting is an […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You’re Hungover

How many times have you been at happy hour for “just one drink,” but that one turns into three or four? We’ve all been there. Most of us have also experienced an unpleasant morning after. You wake up groggy with a splitting headache and an upset stomach – all hallmark signs of a hangover. They […]

Best Healthy Foods to Eat in Summer

It’s officially summer, which means longer days, weekend trips to the beach, and grilling season. While everyone may love a burger or hot dog straight off the grill, they’re not exactly the healthiest choice of summer fare. The good news is there are so many healthy summer foods that are great alternatives. Best Foods for […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

Around here, we talk a lot about living a healthy lifestyle. Eat well, exercise, lose excess weight – but it’s not always that easy. For many people, eating well and exercising doesn’t seem to cut it. Or maybe a strict diet and exercise routine does yield the results you were hoping for, only to have […]

What Are Adaptogens and Do They Work?

What Are Adaptogens and Do They Work? You may have heard the term “adaptogens” lately – it’s been showing up more and more frequently in the health and wellness world. It seems everyone from yogis to foodies is hopping on the adaptogen wagon. But what exactly are they? And do they even work? What Are […]

Can Stress and Anxiety Mess up Your Digestive System?

You know that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling you get before giving a big presentation? Or when you’re waiting to hear some important news? You can thank your second brain for that. More and more research is supporting the idea that our gut and brain are closely connected, both physically and chemically. So much so, that our stomachs […]

5 Ways to Age Well

We all want to live a long and happy life. While there’s no magic formula that has cracked the code to anti-aging, there are some science-backed habits you can adopt to better your chances of staying healthy as you age. Here are five habits you can start today for long and healthy life. 1. Stay […]

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

It’s no surprise that doctors and scientists have been fascinated by the brain for centuries. In fact, there’s even some evidence that successful brain surgeries were happening up to 7,000 years ago during the Stone Age. But thanks to advances in science and technology, we now know more about the human brain than ever before […]

3 of the Worst Foods for Your Brain

As more and more research is beginning to find connections between diet and brain health, many people are starting to reevaluate their diets. We now know that highly-processed, sugar-saturated foods wreak havoc on our brains and have been linked to all kinds of health complications from diabetes, to heart disease, to dementia. And while we […]