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How Food Affects Your Brain

How Food Affects Your Brain

How Food Affects Your Brain By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   When it comes to your brain health, eating the right foods, and avoiding the wrong ones should be a top priority. The right foods provide energy, optimize your physical health, and improve your body’s metabolism. Eating a diet rich in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other key nutrients is crucial for optimizing your brain health. These foods can positively affect your brain health and mood. There’s also a powerful connection between the gut and the brain. The network of neurons lining our guts is so extensive, some scientists call it the “second...

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Advantages of Iron

Advantages of Iron

Advantages of Iron By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Iron attaches to red blood cells and brings oxygen to the body and the brain. Without it, the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen to make energy.  Proper iron levels play an important role in  red blood cell production, boosting energy, and supporting attention span.  Iron deficiency rates are highest for young women, infants, and children under the age of two years old.   Common Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Fast or irregular heartbeat Brittle nails Headaches Poor concentration Weakened immune system Leaky gut or IBS   Advantages of Iron Red blood cell production...

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Multitasking and the brain

Multitasking and the brain

Multitasking and the brain By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Multitasking is problematic and brain-damaging. As parents and members of our modern society, it is sometimes necessary. But for your brain’s sake, it should be used only when absolutely needed. Let’s explore what you can do to heal the damage multitasking does to your brain. Having our brain constantly shift gears, pumps up stress and tires us out, leaving us feeling mentally exhausted. Working on a single task means both sides of your prefrontal cortex are working together in harmony. Adding another task forces the left and right sides of the brain to work independently. Scientists...

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Lifestage: Men

Lifestage: Men

Lifestage: Men By Shannan Garrison   Life gets busy. And the nutrients you get from your food could be lacking. But, with the right supplements, you can enjoy enough energy and support to get through even your busiest days. It’s important to look for vitamins that truly meet your unique needs at this lifestage.It’s important to find supplements that truly deliver the benefits you’re looking for. You may know the obvious things you need, but there are important nuances to look for when choosing your daily vitamins.Beyond the expected, look for options that include these necessary ingredients: Methylfolate Folate supports your energy...

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