Brain Food, Memory & Mood
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Brain Food, Memory & Mood

What we eat and how we move impacts our brain in lots of ways! We all know how when we eat some of our "comfort foods" that our mood lifts momentarily. But, we don't often think about how food can negatively impact our mood and our memory! 

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month; and while you may have heard snippets here and there about the Brain/Gut connection, y'all, it's SUPER powerful! 

Many of our hormones are produced in our guts! Serotonin is one; and it regulates several functions including our mood, appetite, and sleep. Processed foods and those with refined sugar negatively impact the way serotonin functions in our bodies because they inhibit the production of "good" gut bacteria. By reducing the amount of processed foods and refined sugars, and eating foods with /or taking probiotic supplements, you're feeding your body better fuel and allowing your brain and gut to improve their communication, and therefore your mood, sleep, and energy! 

Want to further boost your brain health?!
Incorporate these foods into your eating plan and reduce your risk for alzheimers (and many other chronic diseases)!

  • Omega-3 fats are most prevalent in fish such as salmon, tuna, herring and mackerel
  • A variety of fruits and veggies
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
Cortisol (the stress hormone) also impacts our mood and memory. This week, take some steps to reduce your stress, whether it be taking time out to be in nature, doing your favorite physical activity, connecting with friends/family, taking a bath, enjoying your favorite things (or a combo of all of the above), be kind to yourself. 

CHALLENGE: For the next few weeks, cut down on the amount of processed foods and sugars that you eat and up your intake of foods from the list above. Make a note of how you feel. Here are a few things to keep tabs on: What's your energy level like? What about your mood? How well can you concentrate?  

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Tapping Into Weight Loss 

Talking about stress, it's a major contributor to emotional eating and weight gain. If you've tried meal plans and exercise programs; and nothing's worked, consider joining my upcoming Tapping Into Weight Loss: Success at Your Finger Tips 6-Week Online Program. It’s designed to help you let go of the stress and emotional weight that’s weighing on you and helping you to create space for allowing more joy and freedom into your life, which then leads to feeling better and letting go of the weight. 

Tapping is a method of using your fingertips to tap on points on your body to help reduce your response to stress, reframe your thinking, and reshape your habits. 

The group coaching program launches June 18th! Check out the link for details. 

I'll also be hosting two free 30-minute intro webinars

  • Thursday, June 7th 5:30-6:00 pm PT | 8:30 - 9:00 pm ET 
  • Monday, June 11th 5:30 - 6:00 pm PT | 8:30 - 9:00 pm ET

Click on the link below to reserve your spot! Learn more about tapping, do a demo, and get a feel if this is right for YOU!

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Jen's Faves 

 For the past couple of years, I've been committed to using skin care products that are cruelty free. And, I found this awesome sunscreen for my face while I'm working out. ☀️ I love this Coola sunscreen. It goes on smoothly and doesn't run into my eyes when I sweat!

It goes on really smoothly and feels like a primer. So, it's also great to wear under make up.  

I recently learned that they have a sport version; and that's next on my list to try; and I'll keep y'all posted! 

I wear Coola first thing in the AM for my morning workout and use Rodan & Fields the rest of the day. It’s also awesome for staying out and not running into your eyes! And, not tested on animals! I use the Reverse regimen. 



Let's Work Together! 

If one of your goals is to BOOST your health and well-being and you're in need of:

  • an accountability partner to help keep you on track
  • a cheerleader to inspire you, or
  • a kick in the booty to help get you to the next level
I can help! I have training sessions (face-to-face and over Skype/Phone) available - 30 or 60 minute time blocks. 


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Jen Childress, MS, MCHES, CPFT, Certified Coach
2016 ABWA Top Ten Woman in Business

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