How to Make Kale Taste Less Like Shrubbery | 3 ingredients, 25 minutes

 

Kale is one of those foods that I have a hard time eating simply because it tastes horrible.  In fact, it reminds me of the shrubbery in my front yard.  However, kale is one of the most powerful Superfoods on earth, which means that I must eat it.

Kale is truly the queen of greens.  A mere cup of this shrubbery contains a whopping: Continue reading “How to Make Kale Taste Less Like Shrubbery | 3 ingredients, 25 minutes” »

Your Neurotransmitters and Brain Health | Serotonin and Dopamine

We hear about neurotransmitters and SSRIs on a daily basis, but what are they, exactly?  SSRI is an abbreviation for serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor.  Whatever.  It basically means that the medication you’re taking is going to increase the serotonin levels in your brain.  For some people, this is a good thing because they’re running a little low on that precious neurotransmitter.  This happens for a variety of reasons.  Some people are genetically wired for a little less serotonin to begin with (not fair, but you can work through it), and other people run low due to chronic stress, medications, poor diet, poor sleep quality, and even low vitamin B levels (because Vitamin B is necessary for synthesizing serotonin).
Neurotransmitters are important in our brain because higher amounts of them speed up, slow down, and intensify or decrease the intensity of a message being sent within your brain.  Some of the most important are not only serotonin, but dopamine and GABA, too.MM Button Continue reading “Your Neurotransmitters and Brain Health | Serotonin and Dopamine” »