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    The Very Real Benefits Of A Digital Detox

    Have you ever felt slightly panicked when you’re separated from your phone? Do you know how many hours a day you spend on your digital devices? Do you feel your online activities have a positive effect on your overall well being? Those are all important questions. And another to consider: Does doing a digital detox feel like a good idea for your health? Or does it simply sound impossible? A More Conscious Approach To Technology The truth is that we…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Is Your Belly Fat Whispering Nasty Messages to your Brain?

    If you have read my previous posts, you will know that fat is not a static organ, but is an active endocrine organ.  Adipose tissue is a rich source of inflammatory factors including adipokines, chemokines and cytokines.   Fat cells essentially communicate with every cell in our body, so we want them to be sending the right messages. The problem tends to occur when the proinflammatory messages out weigh the anti-inflammatory messages. This is what I call “angry fat”!  …

  • Blog,  Detox

    BDNF. What it is, and why you need it

    What is BDNF? BDNF is a protein in the hippocampus, cortex and other areas of the bring and is more formally known as Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. BDNF plays a key role in creating new brain neurons and is protecting to existing neurons. BDNF encourages the connection of one neuron to another which is a process that is vital for thinking, learning and higher levels of brain function. Why should I care about BNDF? There is an association between low…