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DOPAMINE: Pleasure, Reward, Motivation, Drive

Dopamine is a type of Neurotransmitter, aka Chemical Messengers, sent to dictate many things within our bodies, but in particular how we feel and experienced pleasure. It is also known as the reward hormone also being a direct link to how we find motivation and desire. Low levels of dopamine can mean fatigue, lack of enthusiasm, lack of desire, low sex drive and low moods. Foods that contain dopamine that are rich in fat are avocados and olive oil or rich in omega-3s is like salmon and pumpkin seeds. Lean proteins such as grass fed meat and free range chicken, berries and apples and not surprisingly cacao also contain dopamine. But the richest source of dopamine 10% by weight is Mucuna Purien,...

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DIAMOND MIND: An Adaptogenic, Nootropic, Longevity Tea Latte Blend

Diamond mind is the perfect adaptogenic blend to uplift your morning routine. This mixture of tonic nootropic herbs was formulated to help you feel your absolute best, mind, body and spirit. It contains herbs for endurance, cognitive function and longevity, no coffee or caffeine needed here! It also supports finding balance by offering a calm mind and spirit and by supporting adrenal rejuvenation to ease a stressed system. Adding Diamond Mind into your daily routine brings glowing beautiful skin, a clear mind and a shining spirit.

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What Are Adaptogens And Why Do Our Bodies Love Them

Adaptogens to the rescue Adaptogens support the bodies ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses. They are considered "regulators" and support the stress response system without disturbing normal biological function. They also regulate hormone production. Adadtogens are also known for supporting adrenal function and revitalization. My favorite adapotgens that have been getting me through these stressful times but times where we NEED the ENERGY to SHOW UP are: Rhodiola, Ashitaba, Siberian ginseng (eleuthero) and licorice root. I have them every morning instead of having coffee, which can tax the adrenals causing further stress. It's time to revitalize!  You can find all of these adaptogens in the herbal tonic blend Diamond Mind. 

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Natural Ways To Improve Gut Health

Gut Healing - The What, Why and How Gut healing is a complicated one, it's not an easy fix. It's a lifetime practice of healing and becoming, and it's a 2 partner. One, we need to stop numbing so we can feel our feelings, so they don't stay trapped in our bodies/gut. Two, the things we are using to numb ourselves with are destroying our gut biome. I'd like to speak to some of the unseen and unaddressed underlying issues for gut and mental health, which are often ignored by Western medicine.   Stress:  So obvious it barely needs mentioning but when we become overwhelmed by obligations, family, relationship or job problems, it takes a toll on our gut.  Our...

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Boost Your Immunity - Pro Tips For Immunity Boosting When Sick

One of the regular topics I have discussed over my time as an herbalist and nutritionist is immunity boosting. You do NOT want to wait until you are sick to start boosting your immunity, but if the time has come that you are sick and need some help feeling better, this blog post is for you.  Natural Immunity Boosting Tips My suggestions for immunity, Covid and when you are sick: 1. Regular doses of liposomal vitamin C and vitamin A (vit A depleted during fever) 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 and zinc. Herbalist Paul Bergner states that, "Vitamin D promotes antiviral respiratory immunity, antibacterial immunity in the airway, and reduces the secretions of inflammatory cytokines." Aka, it is a powerhouse...

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