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06 Aug

Soothe the Central Nervous System with L-Theanine

L-theanine, also known as L-γ-glutamylethylamide and N⁵-ethyl-L-glutamine is a non-protein amino acid that’s naturally occurring in some plants and fungus. Theanine is the name given to L-theanine when it is used as a food supplement, which is permitted in many international locations. Most...

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29 Jul

Healthy Brainwaves to Increase GABA

How our brains function is more complex than ever imagined. For a long time, the brain was thought to be compartmentalized, specialized and fixed. In fact, in the 1970’s a group of neuroscientists set out to prove that was the case. Interestingly neuroplasticity was discovered while trying to...

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22 Jul

Snooze, You Lose

Sleep and weight is a two-way street. Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain; weight gain can lead to lack of sleep. Take steps to break those tight links and your weight, energy, and overall health will improve.

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15 Jul

Top 4 Herbs That Promote a Good Night’s Sleep

We’re experiencing a worldwide lack of sleep. With people’s busy lives, sleep is not often a top priority and life can easily become overwhelming. Japan has the worst national average with just 5 hours and 59 minutes spent in bed. This statistic doesn’t take into account their propensity to take...

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09 Jul

9 Foods with UV-Protective Effects

Evidence suggests that diet can significantly alter how the skin responds to sun exposure. The epidermis is a highly regenerative barrier that protects the body from the external environment, including protection from UV radiation and pollution.

Skin-healthy foods should be enjoyed raw (when...

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01 Jul

7 Ways to Promote Stem Cell Proliferation

From time to time, science is turned on its head by irrevocable, ground-breaking discoveries. In 2006, the Nobel Prize winners, Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanak, did just that, when they discovered that skin cells could be reprogrammed and become ‘induced’ pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)....

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25 Jun

9 Essential Nutrients for Healthy Skin

An average adult has two square meters of skin covering their body. Not only is it the largest neuroendocrine organ in the body, it’s also the largest detoxification organ

The appearance of the skin mirrors physical and emotional health due to the gut-brain-skin connection. As with other areas...

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18 Jun

Where Does Gluten Hide?

If you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGC) but are still experiencing symptoms despite eliminating gluten from your diet, you could be getting exposed to gluten from hidden sources. It is easy to unknowingly consume gluten. It hides in a wide range of foods and products....

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11 Jun

STRESS: THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY

Stress is a condition that many (if not all) people encounter at least once in their life. Whether it’s because of school, work, or relationship, stress can take a toll on your mental, emotional, and even physical health. Although it can be tempting to simply ignore stress and go on with your...

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04 Jun

Magnesium, the Master Mineral

Magnesium is one of the most abundant intracellular cations in the body, second only to potassium. Foods such as spinach, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate are loaded with magnesium, but more than half of the U.S. population’s diet does not meet the recommended allowance for magnesium. So, how...

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