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Exercise and Brain Health

[caption id="attachment_4816" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Amy Fletcher[/caption] As we age maintaining a sharp mind gains increasing priority. We devote a lot of time focusing on optimal nutrition, gut health, immune support, and chronic disease prevention. Over the past several decades, our understanding of the brain and neurocognitive health has dramatically expanded. We are becoming more aware of the key factors that help determine the health of the brain. One of the most important factors for optimal brain health is a compound known as BDNF. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, is a primary brain protein or neurotrophin that directly influences brain function as well as peripheral nerve function and mental health. One way to think about BDNF is as a “brain fertilizer”. It helps to optimize how your brain works...

Simple Springtime Qi Gong

This Springtime Qi Gong method aids in clearing the liver and gall bladder meridian/channel. [embed]https://vimeo.com/544028628[/embed] This is a great and fast way you can help clear any stagnation stuck in the liver. Take a few minutes each day if you can and add this to your daily routine and receive the benefits that can help some of the issues of an unhealthy liver. Remember, the best health care is self-care. Some symptoms of unhealthy functioning of Liver Qi include: muscle tension and cramps; headaches and migraine; eye problems (dry, gritty eyes/blurred vision); mood swings; irregular menstruation; waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep; anger and frustration; aches and pains in the sides of the body. Starting in June, Dr. Greenapple...