Brain Fertilizer, For Real: Part I

It's real: Brain food, or maybe "brain fertilizer" is more accurate. Regardless, over the last five years we've learned that we can grow new brain cells. The technical term for the growth of new neurons is "neurogenesis", and it's kind of a big deal. Lucky for us, fertilizing our brains is as eat as choosing the right foods to nosh on, and the best supplements to swallow. Yup, that's right, we can fertilize our brains with food's micro- and macronutrients. Now, it's important to note that while we can improve our cognition with diet, we can also f*ck it up royally by eating the wrong foods for extended amounts of time. In fact, according to 2013 journal article, “Poor dietary habits are like

Simple Squash Soup with Pecan Parsley Pesto

Even if you normally don’t like butternut squash soup, I dare you to try this. Let your taste buds be seduced. Thanks to the parsley, the pesto is subtle, so even if you’re not a pesto person, chances are you pesto-avoidance days are done. Butternut Squash Soup: You'll Need 1 large butternut squash or kobocha squash 1 large sweet white onion 1 bag of frozen organic sweet corn 2 Rapunzel organic vegetable bouillon 4 cups of water* 1 Tbsp ghee or Kerrygold salted butter (use up to 3 tbsp if you're feeling frisky) 1 clove garlic, 2 tsp of freshly ground nutmeg Pink salt & black pepper to taste. *If you prefer to use vegetable or chicken broth, rather than bouillon & water, keep the measurement


At this point we all know Gluten is the Devil, right? Look, I even capitalized the "G"in gluten as if this little protein is running for the election. But, is gluten as bad as Trump? Let's take a look! A study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry noted that, "... data suggests that diet gluten exclusion should be tested as a new dietary approach to prevent the development of obesity and metabolic disorders." Often I hear people (especially here, in Boulder, CO) say something along the line of, "Oh, no thanks, I'm Gluten Free". But why? Do they have Celiac Disease? Or maybe a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity? Maybe in constipates them or makes them break out, or feel bloated. The reasons


CocoN'Oatmeal aka Coconut Flour “Oat"meal Perfect, grain-free, low carb, high-fiber, and ultra filling oatmeal alternative for cold fall mornings. Below are the on-the-go version and the traditional, slightly more involved version. Add your favorite nut butter, fruit, seeds, and other toppings. On The Go Version You Will Need: - 1/4 cup raw, organic coconut flour - 1 tsp Trivia (stevia) - 0.75 to 1 cup of hot water - 1 tbsp cashew butter Spices: pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, and/or cacao powder How To: In a bowl mix coconut flour, stevia, and desired spices. Add hot water 1/2 cup at a time, mixing as you add the water. The coconut flour requires a lot of water, but to avoid making your “oat”m

Master the Sex-Appeal Meal

Mastering the Sex-Appeal Meal, huh? Let's start with this jaw-dropper from an article published in the Journal of American Physiological Association, which stated: "Growing evidence shows that features we find attractive in members of the opposite sex signal important underlying dimensions of health and reproductive viability. It has been discovered that: 1. men with attractive faces have higher quality sperm, 2. women with attractive bodies are more fertile, 3. men and women with attractive voices lose their virginity sooner... 4. and lap dancers make more tips when they are in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle." From the perspective of evolution this quote isn't surprising at all

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