Among the many recommendations that seem like good ideas, we’ve often heard that getting out in nature is a healthy practice. But our mission is not to simply recapitulate what may represent common beliefs, but rather to explore these practices in terms of their scientific support.
As it turns out, there is a lot of science happening right now that is looking specifically at the health benefits ascribed to nature exposure. Much of the literature is being generated by researchers in Japan, where nature exposure is referred to as Shinrin-yoku, a term created by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 1982, and defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest, or “forest bathing.” 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.
You’ve heard of the term probiotics, and likely prebiotics as well, but now we are hearing about “psychobiotics.” These have been defined as:
living organisms that, when ingested in adequate amounts, produces a health benefit in patients suffering from psychiatric illness.
That’s a pretty impressive new term, and claim for that matter. But the reason that scientists have developed this terminology is because new research clearly demonstrates that certain probiotic organisms have a dramatic effect on regulating mood.
Today’s interview is with Dr. Kelly Brogan. Dr. Brogan describes herself as a holistic psychiatrist, and when you watch this interview you will understand why.
Here’s more about this incredible physician, in her words: