Category Archives: Cognitive Function

Burned Out and Gaining Weight: One Entrepreneur’s Quest to Take Back His Health

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Meet Josh Trent

Josh Trent, WellnessForce

I live in San Diego, CA and I’m a 36 year old digital health coach, podcast host, and wellness entrepreneur at www.wellnessforce.comMy 23andMe test has me at 50% Italian and 50% English, while my north star as a wellness coach guides my passion for helping others improve their personal wellness. This post is about sharing my ongoing journey of using biomarkers and self quantification to discover how I can show up more powerfully in the way I work, live, and perform with the intention to help others do the same.

Having lost over 70 pounds in 2003, I’m no stranger to the journey of health transformation.

That very passage is what inspired me to use my weight-loss as a health professional and guide clientele since 2005. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Feel an Argument Coming On? Here are 4 Ways to Help Manage Physiological Arousal

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Randy Heinitz


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This is a guest post by Marc Fernandez, co-founder of
The HumanBluPrint. Marc Fernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in public service as well as in private practice. He is an avid long-distance runner and IronMan triathlete-in-training. Marc has competed in several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons as well as a Half Ironman.

 

Can you remember the last time you were in a heated argument? How did you feel? Did your body temperature rise? Did your hands start sweating? Did you possibly say things you regretted saying? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Dealing with Depression – Do You Have the Winter Blues (S.A.D.)?

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Kristina Alexanderson

When family and friends come together, we try to put on our best face at the gathering, despite any negative feelings we may be experiencing.

With winter holidays, conditions like depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often get tucked under the rug.

What is SAD, and Do You Have It?
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Do You Have Brain Fog? Take This Quiz to See…

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Foggy thinking and lack of focus can affect all of us at one point or another. The question is whether you have a persistent case of “brain fog,” a loosely defined colloquial term that represents a set of symptoms related to decreased cognitive function, that warrants a deeper look into your health. In that case, there may be certain underlying chronic conditions as the root cause.

Take this quick quiz to see if you have a case of brain fog that warrants further investigation.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

6 Ways Busy People Who Have No Time Can Unwind & Relax

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Flickr Creative Commons, pikesley

Now is the time to take time for yourself. Even those who have nutrition, exercise, and supplementation under control can suffer from increased long-term health risks due to chronic stress. The latest in our Simple Steps to Wellness blogs, today we’re touching on relaxation. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

New Healthy Eating Plan? You May Have Eliminated this Vitamin You Absolutely Need

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Everyone has a different approach when it comes to nutrition and a healthy eating plan. Whether it’s paleo, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, raw – there is a common theme here: The element of elimination. But what about when that elimination results in a chronic disease or condition? We’re talking about vitamin B12. Or, rather, lack there of. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.