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Chronic Illness and Spirituality

Chronic Illness and Spirituality

Many people living with a chronic illness may struggle with everyday tasks, relationships, careers and even their faith. While receiving care or treatment from healthcare providers, they may feel like they are being viewed not as a whole person, but as a diagnosis. Dealing with one’s chronic condition and the many stressors it may be associated with can significantly impair coping abilities. Some will turn to spirituality to find strength, peace and the ability to live their best life...

Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy

Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy

Who ever thinks about keeping their nervous system healthy? We all learned about it in biology class either in high school or college, but when’s the last time you seriously thought about it as something that needs attention and nutrition? The nervous system is critical to our health and existence but it may only be when our nervous system isn’t so healthy (feelings of irritability, fatigue, pain and decreased mental acuity) that we pay attention. Luckily, there are lots...

Brain-Boosting Foods

Brain-Boosting Foods

Eighty-six billion brain cells and the engines that make those cells run – mitochondria, require a lot of fuel to keep them running. Without enough brain fuel we experience brain fog, mental fatigue, forgetfulness, and at times, insatiable hunger. Ever wonder where the term “hungry” came from? Despite being only 2-3% of our body’s total volume, our brain accounts for 20-25% of our resting metabolic rate and consumes 25% of the oxygen we breathe and food we eat. Feeding Your...