The Importance of Monitoring Your Health

Anyway, back to healthlabs.com! The whole process was SUPER easy and convenient. I just registered online, printed out the lab order I received in my inbox, went to my local Quest lab, and received the results online within a week! I plan to follow up with some repeat labs after a few months of being more mindful about my zinc intake and vitamin D exposure. Interested in having your labs checked too? Mention that you heard about healthlabs.com through my site and get a 25% discount on your test!

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Podcast Alert!

Hey guys! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Sean Tierney, founder of Nomad Prep, and answer his questions about how to stay healthy on the road and the importance of choosing nourishing, whole, plant-based foods in general. Scroll down for show notes. You can listen to my video podcast interview here: https://nomadpodcast.com/kara-mosseso-nomaidc-nourishment/

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Cognitive Conditioning

There are two types of brain connectivity.  The first is brain reserve, which is generated starting around 42 days of age. The second is cognitive reserve, which is a measure of the connectivity we develop throughout life or in other words, the integrity of our brain. We have no influence over the former at this point, but we do have control over the latter and can do things to expand it, even later in life.  It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!

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Neuro Naps

Okay, I have to apologize because I've been sleeping on this blog.  I hate to make excuses, but I've been content and busy with a new job, fully immersing myself in SoCal living (I mean, I even bought a long board), marathon training and getting my Zzzzz's. Without further ado, welcome to installment 5/6 in my brain health series! This series is inspired by 'The Alzheimer's Solution' by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherazi. 

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Eat For Your Health: Jam Filled Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are hearty AND healthy, doughy AND dense.  There is no added sugar or flour and they are gluten-free, oil-free and cholesterol-free (#hearthealthy). The ripe mashed bananas add the perfect dose of sweetness, rounded out with the creaminess of the peanut butter.

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3 Anti-Aging Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

However, food choices contribute significantly to the outward (and inward) aging process.  There may be cosmetic remedies, like botox, to make you appear younger, but this does nothing to affect the biological age of your organs!  The good news is you can save your botox money by choosing foods that slow down the aging process, both internally and externally.

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The Top 6 Foods to Combat Cancer

If you've been following my blog, it's probably no surprise to you that minimizing meat and dairy and opting for plant-based foods reduces your risk for all types of chronic disease, including The Big C (cancer).  Even among plants, not all foods are created equal.  In fact there are 6 superstars you can increase in your diet to reduce your cancer risk.  You get to eat AND prevent cancer simultaneously.  Win-win.  Read on and get eating.

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My Top Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling: Exercise on the Road

Exercise is usually the first component of a real life routine to go by the wayside on the road, but there are many reasons to stick to a regular exercise schedule while you travel.  

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