ARE YOUR THOUGHTS RUNNING A MARATHON RACE IN YOUR BRAIN AS YOU TRY TO FALL ASLEEP?
We've all been there from time to time, right? If we've had a really busy day at work or an emotionally charged day, we just can't shut off our thoughts before bedtime. That's a normal response. However, if this is happening frequently and you're wondering, “What do I do now? Am I driving myself insane?” Let it be known, help is on the way. My goal today is to help you connect to calm and fall asleep.
WHY DO YOU HAVE LOW ENERGY WHEN YOU ARE CHUGGING CAFFEINE?
I find my high-performing executive clients and I share a similar struggle. Balancing meetings, travel, and some semblance of a personal life can drain our energy reserves. How about you?
Are you drinking several cups to a pot of coffee but still not quite feeling energized? Why does that happen?
When we're consuming large amounts of caffeine, we get a temporary high and focus and then crash really hard. Consuming excess amounts of caffeine boosts our inflammatory chemicals in the body and the brain. We tend to crave sugars, have difficulty focusing, and it just fuels the busy brain problem all over again. If our coffee is sweetened with sugary flavors, we experience the sugar high and crash much more quickly. It is okay; I am not here to judge, I am stoked that Pumpkin Spice lattes are back in season.
In a society where everyone defines themselves by labels, I often get the question: What is mind-body medicine? What is Integrative Medicine? Wait, are you a real doctor?
Aren’t you a neurologist? Aren’t you a yogi? Aren’t you a speaker who meditates and blogs? I am all of those things. I belong to a growing community of physicians, nurses, psychologists, and allied health care workers in Integrative Medicine. We understand that it is important to treat each person as a whole individual while getting to the root cause of the illness.Read More
Did you just polish off a bag of potato chips and now you are trying to scoop out the crumbs? That pastry didn't really taste that great, but you could not stop eating. Busted. Guilt overtakes your mind. Guilt is followed by shame which triggered another round of eating for comfort.
This is your brain on the one drug that is not outlawed, regulated or even recognized for its dangerous power of addiction. This drug is sugarRead More
Would you put sugar in the gas tank of your car?
Eating that donut, the ice cream or the cookies stashed away in your office drawer is putting sugar in the most important gas tank- your brain.