I’m just back from a walk in the rain on a day when I really didn’t want to go (so glad I did). I got to thinking about weight loss. And how people spend SO much time restricting themselves, their food, their calories- and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it works for awhile but the weight comes right back on.
I came down with a cold over the weekend so that slowed me down a lot. I don’t know about you but I really struggle with not being able to be active. It can be nice to lay on the couch for one full day (hello, binge watching Master of None–fanTASTIC show!), but after that I go stir-crazy!
Healthy, Grain-Free Blueberry MuffinsIngredients
With the holidays over and the decorations packed away, things have quieted down a lot and we’ve landed in the heart of winter. For me, this is the time when I need to gird myself for the coming couple of months and get through the (mostly) grey and often rainy days without feeling blue. Honestly, that’s part of the reason I decided to do a soup each week for 10 weeks: to keep on my toes doing a project, albeit a small one, and nourish my family at the same time. 🙂
I’ve decided to share a simple, gluten and dairy free soup each week with you all for the next 10 weeks. Why? Honestly, to shake things up in the kitchen, find new recipes, and keep myself motivated during the cold winter months to come. And, frankly…who doesn’t love homemade soup? Soup is a food even my pickiest eater would gobble up. Over the years I’ve learned to add in all kinds of extra veggies that my guys wouldn’t normally eat. And, it’s a fantastic way to get your uber healthy bone broth in!
Soup truly is good for the mind, body and soul.
Time for another brain health highlight from the Broken Brain documentary, produced by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Brain Health is Connected to Blood Sugar
Did you know that experts now call Alzheimer’s type 3 diabetes? Dr. Ann Hathaway and Dr. Dale Bredesen described their approach to treating memory loss, and the first step is balancing blood sugar.
As promised, here’s another important underlying root cause for a ‘broken’ brain…
The Thyroid and Your Brain
Dr. Izabella Wentz described how the health of your thyroid can actually impact the health of your brain. She outlined her own experience with Hashimoto’s and how it led to anxiety, depression, and more. I also want to not that with thyroid, remember, you HAVE to test more than just TSH. It’s imperative to also get T3, T4, Free and Reverse T3 as well.
Recently, a revered integrative MD (Dr. Mark Hyman) produced a documentary on Brain health and it was so rich in information I thought I’d share a bit.
First, why is this series important? It reveals what conditions like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, and Brain Fog have in common and how they all have a link in the same very few underlying root causes.