Which Foods Are the Best for Brain Health?

Which Foods Are the Best for Brain Health?

What does it mean for a specific food to be healthy? We often consider the effects that certain foods or ingredients can have on our physical health, while neglecting to factor in how they can impact our mental health.   Your brain uses roughly 20% of the calories that your body consumes, so it needs plenty of quality fuel to maintain peak performance throughout the day and as the years go on. It’s true that eating certain “smart” foods can help increase your...

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What Causes Spring Seasonal Allergies?

What Causes Spring Seasonal Allergies?

This time of year, we can’t blame anyone who is looking ahead to the spring season. Warmer temperatures and sunny days aren’t too far off and we can’t wait to see all the great things this spring has in store. However, for many people lovely spring weather and fun activities are accompanied by dreadful season allergies. Sometimes referred to as hay fever, seasonal allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen. The result is coughing,...

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Spring Allergies or am I truly sick??

Pretty blossoming flowers and springtime are upon us. Sniffles begin. So how do you know if it’s truly allergies or a cold? It can get confusing trying to distinguish between the two, because they share many of the same symptoms.  The answer is in the symptoms. If you have allergies, your immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances called “allergens”.  In response to this, the body release a chemical called “histamine” which leads to symptoms.  These...

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