April 4th is National Vitamin C Day! Most associate vitamin C as a way to fight off colds, but did you also know it has shown the ability to improve your mood? The brain actually holds more Vitamin C concentration than it does in the rest of the body! To get a little technical, Vitamin... Continue Reading →
Vitamin D is What’s for Dinner
In the throws of gloomy winter days, it is hard to get enough natural sunlight so that we can soak up vitamin D. Fortunately there are other ways to get this rich nutrient our body craves and that is through the foods we eat. Foods such as salmon, shrimp, egg yolks, and mushrooms are a... Continue Reading →
Watering Our Mental Health
Our brain signals thirst to our consciousness many times a day. Many of us reach for coffee, soda, tea, and juice as the first defense to quench this thirst. But how many times do we and should we reach for water and how does this affect our cognition? Comprehensive studies on dehydration have shown that... Continue Reading →
Healthy Comfort Food: It’s Possible!
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about how comfort food can sometimes actually be good for your mental health. If you did not get a chance to read it, I explain what goes on in the brain so that certain things like comfort foods or pumpkin spice lattes have the power to elicit... Continue Reading →