You may remember that earlier in the summer of 2017 I launched the Shape Up for Summer Weight Loss Challenge with CBN. Well, now that we’re all wrapped up and in the final tally is in, I’m excited to share that, together, we’ve managed to shed 11,800 pounds. That’s as much as a semi-trailer, and in just 8 weeks. All this achieved by following the guidelines of The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.
If you didn’t get a chance to be a part of our initial challenge, or you want to give it another shot, you can go back at any time and start your own 8-week program. If you do, be sure to let me know your results!
I have spoken at length about the importance of exercise for increasing the gene expression of BDNF, a protein that increases the growth of new brain cells. As previously mentioned, research has shown that people with higher levels of BDNF are at a lower risk of developing dementia.
In this new study, exercise in people age 50 or over is demonstrated to have significant effects on cognition. The report is a meta-analysis, meaning a review of other research publications (in this case, 39 studies). It’s a comprehensive look at how exercise impacts the brain!
The message that we should all dramatically reduce our sugar consumption is really gaining traction and for good reason. This was a central theme of Grain Brain, and these ideas have certainly been validated since I published that book back in 2013.
Unfortunately, as people have learned about the threats of sugar consumption, soft drink manufacturers have decided to emphasize sugar-free beverages, sweetened with artificial sweeteners, as a “healthy” alternative. To be clear, nothing is further from the truth.
I’m sure by now many of you have heard of ButcherBox, an online subscription that allows you to receive 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork each month. I’ve been very impressed with the mission of this company, how well they are performing, and the quality of their product and customer service.
Our interview today is with the founder and CEO of ButcherBox, Mike Salguero. Mike will walk us through how the need for this service became apparent to him, and how he ultimately built and scaled ButcherBox- which now delivers 100% grass-fed beef and other high-quality meats to thousands of people across the U.S. (include Leize and I)!
With more than 6.5 million American children being diagnosed with ADHD, and close to 70% of them being medicated, it sure makes sense that we should consider how lifestyle factors, including diet, may affect a child’s ability to pay attention in school.
Ask any neurologist how Parkinson’s disease is treated, and you’re sure to get a long list of medications. Truth is, none of the medications actually treats the disease. The medications that are used are clearly effective, but only focus on the management of symptoms, not the underlying disease. Continue reading
You may or may not have seen the American Heart Association’s (AHA) latest report, but I’m sure you’ve probably seen the social media frenzy that followed their statements on coconut oil.
An article by USA Today with the headline “Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy, It’s Never Been Healthy”, has been shared over a half a million times. The AHA rehashed their age-old dietary guidelines for fats and cholesterol, attempting to finger them both as the cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But this time they took it one step further and took a stab at coconut oil, stating:
However, because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD, and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil.
So what’s going on here? Is coconut oil suddenly not as good for you as we once thought? Or, is the AHA report based on erroneous science? Continue reading
One of the most critical things you can do for your health is make lifestyle choices that reduce your risk of dementia, a debilitating illness. Today, I’ll share three of my favorite high-impact tips for doing so, all of which are hallmarks of the Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.