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Did you know that how you start your day can significantly enhance your well-being, motivation, and mood? 🚶‍♂️🌞 🍳 ⁠ ⁠ Here are some science-backed ways to start your off …
Did you know that how you start your day can significantly enhance your well-being, motivation, and mood? 🚶‍♂️🌞 🍳 ⁠
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Here are some science-backed ways to start your off right: ⁠
-Sunlight exposure: Sunlight boosts serotonin levels, improving mood and focus while regulating your circadian rhythm, leading to better sleep patterns.⁠
-Deep breaths or meditation: Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and promoting relaxation by lowering cortisol levels. 🌬️⁠
-Morning walk or exercise:  increases endorphin production, improves cardiovascular health, and enhances cognitive function throughout the day.⁠
-Balanced Breakfast: Consuming healthy fats, proteins, and fiber stabilizes blood sugar levels, provides sustained energy, and supports metabolic health.⁠
-Cold Exposure: Brief exposure to cold can improve circulation, boost the immune system, and increase mood and energy. ⁠
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Do you follow a morning routine? 🌞
Fuel your health with the power of avocados! ⁠ Rich in nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber, this superfood is nature's medicine for a vibrant life. 🥑✨⁠ ⁠ Whether you enjoy …
Fuel your health with the power of avocados! ⁠
Rich in nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber, this superfood is nature's medicine for a vibrant life. 🥑✨⁠
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Whether you enjoy it on toast, in a smoothie, as guacamole, or in salads, avocados are a delicious way to use food as medicine. ⁠
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What's your favorite way to eat avocado?
Did you know that the sequence in which you consume your food can influence how your body releases glucose and insulin?⁠ ⁠ This revelation is both remarkable and practical. While …
Did you know that the sequence in which you consume your food can influence how your body releases glucose and insulin?⁠
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This revelation is both remarkable and practical. While reducing high GI foods is an initial step, understanding that simple habits like food order can impact health is empowering. ⁠
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"We can eat the exact same meal, but by placing the veggies first, we reduce the glucose spike. Love seeing traditional wisdom explained by modern science!" ⁠
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~ Big thanks to @glucosegoddess for the wisdom and graph 🙌
A Delicious Twist on Your Morning Coffee: Our Mocha Mint Smoothie ☕️🌿⁠ ⁠ Kickstart your day with a boost of energy and superfoods like cacao, coconut oil, dates, and fresh …
A Delicious Twist on Your Morning Coffee: Our Mocha Mint Smoothie ☕️🌿⁠
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Kickstart your day with a boost of energy and superfoods like cacao, coconut oil, dates, and fresh mint.⁠
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Comment “chocolate” and we’ll send you the free recipe via DM ✨
At FM, we believe in focusing on addition rather than subtraction. Instead of eliminating foods and practices, we suggest finding healthier alternatives. Healthy swaps allow you to enjoy the same …
At FM, we believe in focusing on addition rather than subtraction. Instead of eliminating foods and practices, we suggest finding healthier alternatives. Healthy swaps allow you to enjoy the same activities but with a nutritious twist. Here are a few simple swaps you can try today 👆 ⁠
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What's your favorite healthy swap?
How can raising awareness about trauma lead to collective healing and societal well-being? By understanding and addressing our own trauma, we can break its cycle and create a ripple effect …
How can raising awareness about trauma lead to collective healing and societal well-being? By understanding and addressing our own trauma, we can break its cycle and create a ripple effect that benefits our entire community. Yemi’s profound insights and practical strategies offer valuable guidance on how we can all contribute to a healthier, more connected world through personal and collective healing. This episode will have you questioning what steps you can personally take for better mental and emotional well-being that will ultimately contribute to a healthier, more connected world 🌍🤍 ⁠
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In this week’s episode, you’ll learn:  ⁠
-How to understand the growing awareness around trauma and its implications. ⁠
-The importance of breaking the cycle of trauma for both individuals and society. ⁠
-Effective practices and strategies for personal healing. ⁠
-Encouragement and inspiration for listeners to embark on their own healing journeys. ⁠
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Comment “podcast” and we’ll DM you the link via DM 💫
Did you know that certain nutrient deficiencies can cause anxiety symptoms, while others can help manage your mood?⁠ ⁠ Incorporating anti-anxiety foods into your diet can play a crucial role …
Did you know that certain nutrient deficiencies can cause anxiety symptoms, while others can help manage your mood?⁠
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Incorporating anti-anxiety foods into your diet can play a crucial role in managing stress and improving mental health. Here are some powerful options recommended by our Nutrition Program expert, Liana Werner-Gray 👇 ⁠
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-Leafy Greens: Rich in magnesium, they help regulate stress hormones.⁠
-Walnuts: Packed with omega-3s, they boost brain health and reduce inflammation.⁠
-Turmeric: Curcumin boosts serotonin and dopamine levels.⁠
-Salmon: High in omega-3s, it supports neurotransmitter function and reduces anxiety.⁠
-Avocado: Full of B vitamins, essential for stress management.⁠
-Olive Oil: Contains polyphenols and healthy fats for brain health.⁠
-Coconut Oil: MCTs provide quick brain energy and improve mood.⁠
-Broccoli and Sprouts: High in antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress.⁠
-Cacao: Rich in flavonoids and magnesium, it enhances mood.⁠
-Ginger: Contains gingerol, which supports brain health and reduces inflammation.⁠
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Together, these foods create a balanced diet that supports anxiety management and overall mental health. ❤️
Sweeten your life the healthier way!⁠ ⁠ Swap refined sugars for natural alternatives like dates, coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup for a delicious and nutritious boost. These options often …
Sweeten your life the healthier way!⁠
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Swap refined sugars for natural alternatives like dates, coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup for a delicious and nutritious boost. These options often have lower glycemic loads, trace antioxidants and nutrients, and have less damage on our gut and overall health. 🍯🍁⁠
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What’s your favorite natural sweetener?
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant essential for maintaining overall health. It supports skin and hair health, cellular function, heart health, and hormone balance. This anti-inflammatory, fat-soluble vitamin does it …
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant essential for maintaining overall health. It supports skin and hair health, cellular function, heart health, and hormone balance. This anti-inflammatory, fat-soluble vitamin does it all, helping you glow from the inside out ✨⁠
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The recommended daily intake (RDI) is about 15 mg, making deficiency relatively rare. Are you meeting your vitamin E goals?
This is a great example of why quality matters! 🍵 ⁠ ⁠ Here at FM, we always discuss the concept of being a ""Qualitarian"". This means always aiming for the …
This is a great example of why quality matters! 🍵 ⁠
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Here at FM, we always discuss the concept of being a ""Qualitarian"". This means always aiming for the highest quality when possible, for maximum benefits. Oftentimes, these choices also support environmental and ethical standards too.⁠
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This is especially true for matcha, where the flavor, richness, and antioxidants amounts can vary significantly between products. ⁠
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What do you think? Do you like dislike matcha, or have you simply not tried a quality one yet? 😉 ⁠
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Thanks to @thematchalab for the amazing visual 💚
One of our Nutrition Program experts, @udoerasmus, showing us how it's done! 🕺 ⁠ ⁠ Have you heard of rebounding? ⁠ ⁠ Rebounding, or bouncing on a mini-trampoline, is a …
One of our Nutrition Program experts, @udoerasmus, showing us how it's done! 🕺 ⁠
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Have you heard of rebounding? ⁠
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Rebounding, or bouncing on a mini-trampoline, is a fun and easy way to boost your health, especially for your lymphatic system. This gentle exercise helps your body get rid of toxins by improving the flow of lymph fluid. The bouncing motion makes the lymphatic valves open and close, which keeps things moving and supports your immune system. It's great for detoxing, reducing swelling, and just keeping your lymphatic system in good shape overall. Plus, it's a fun way to get some exercise! 🤸‍♀️⁠
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It's a nice reminder that wellness doesn't have to be serious and complicated - it can be simple, nourishing, and fun!
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can have a major impact on your mental health? Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, support brain function and reduce inflammation. Magnesium, …
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can have a major impact on your mental health? Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, support brain function and reduce inflammation. Magnesium, found in leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, helps regulate neurotransmitters and reduce stress. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein from foods like organic meat, beans, and eggs, are essential for producing neurotransmitters that regulate mood.⁠
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Liana Werner-Gray, an expert teacher in our Nutrition Program, emphasizes the importance of nourishment for mental wellness. ⁠
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So, if you are feeling concerned about mental health, we always suggest a blood test as an important first step. Knowledge is power. You deserve to be healthy and happy! ♥️