Three Ways to Prevent Cognitive Decline by Focusing on Your Teeth

Taking a little more time with your toothbrush can pay off when it comes to protecting against cognitive decline. That’s because poor oral hygiene has a strong link to developing Alzheimer’s disease. In an 18-year study of over 5000 people, those who brushed their teeth less than once a day had up to a 65% higher chance of suffering from …

Can Side-Sleeping Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

We’ve long known that getting the right amount of good-quality sleep is critical to a sharp and healthy mind. But it turns out that it’s not just 8-hours of solid sleep safeguarding your brain; it’s also the position that you cuddle up into each night. It may sound unbelievable, so let me explain why. Our brains have a unique system …

The Low-Carb, Low-Thyroid Connection

By the time my thyroid patients come to me, they’ve usually already jumped on the low-carb bandwagon. I have no problem with this; low-carb diets can be a helpful way to lose weight and reduce thyroid-related complications like obesity and cardiovascular disease. If you’re unfamiliar with the low-carb diet, it seeks to get rid of carbs and put protein and …

Grow a Garden to Guard Your Brain Function

It might not be obvious, but growing a home garden has been linked to longevity, boosts in emotional and social health, and healthier diets. So with that in mind, it makes sense how a home garden can also have a positive effect on your brain health. Growing your own food, whether it’s in your backyard or the community garden can …

The Mineral You Can’t Miss in Your Diabetes Treatment

You’ve probably already heard of minerals like calcium and magnesium, but there’s an essential mineral that, while not in the running for “most popular mineral,” is just as important. That mineral is manganese. A recent study found that individuals with type 2 diabetes seem to have significantly insufficient levels of manganese, and while that doesn’t mean that a manganese deficiency …

Are You Active Enough to Protect Your Brain Against Cognitive Decline?

Physical activity has been shown, time and again, to prevent and treat cognitive decline. Exercise of any kind is beneficial for weight management, strength and agility, increased circulation and blood flow to the brain, detoxification, improved mood, reduced inflammation, better blood sugar control, and more. All of these benefits can directly or indirectly influence the health and function of the …

Is Your Thyroid Making You a Debbie Downer?

I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this woman developed hyperthyroidism after having a baby. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid disorder, which is also known as …

Are Whole Grains the Diabetes Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

Researchers in Denmark conducted a study this month proposing that whole cereal grains like rye, oats, and wheat have the potential to lower an individual’s risk of developing diabetes. Out of the 55,000 participants in the study, a little under 13% developed diabetes. Those who ate the highest amount of whole grains (50g per day) ended up having the lowest …

The 6 Powerful Ways to Fix Your Thyroid by Healing Your Gut

If you suffer from low thyroid, chances are you have gut damage. While conventional doctors overlook this contribution to the thyroid, the research is clear that over 90% of low thyroid sufferers have the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s. This ignored aspect of the disease is one major reason why so many people cannot fully recover. Healing digestion from the ground up …

The 3 Biggest Nutrition Missteps Diabetics Make

Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job. Maybe worse is the endless amounts of confusing and conflicting information that make it almost possible to know how to best support health and healing. There are surely basics like eating whole foods, avoiding sugar, and drinking plenty of water, but even those recommendations must be refined and tailored to each person. …