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Inside Our Ingredients CoQ10

We wanted to tell you a little bit about Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a fat-soluble nutrient produced by our own bodies and found in every one of our cells.

Is Your Heart in the Right Place? We all know that what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. An active, socially engaged lifestyle with lots of exercise supported by a diet of vegetables, legumes, whole grains and healthy oils, can have dramatic improvements on both our cardio health as well as our cognitive. But a unique protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can make all the difference in how heart and brain work together.
The Blood-Brain Barrier—The Brain’s Security System

If you injected a blue dye into your bloodstream, all of the tissues in your body would turn blue . . . except in the brain and the spinal cord. This is thanks to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which helps to maintain a reasonably constant, protected environment for the brain. 

​Eating Too Much, Getting Too Little Do you sometimes feel as if your get-up-and-go got up and went? Many of us experience mild to serious fatigue on a daily basis. We wake up tired, crash every afternoon, and come home from work feeling run down and unmotivated. For many of us the reason is quite simple. We’re deficient in critical minerals and vitamins that we need to maintain energy, build strength and resist disease.
5 Ways to Change Your Brain in 2016 By now the holiday decorations have been packed away and you’re back to your regular routines. Why not shake things up a little this year by putting brain health at the top of your list of resolutions? These five simple ‘noggin-nourishing’ steps will help you think better and live longer.
Inside Our Ingredients Chlorella: The Mother of all Superfoods

With its extremely high concentration of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids), chlorella has more protein than a T-bone steak, more iron than liver, and more chlorophyll than any other plant on earth, leading some to call it “the mother of all superfoods.”

Promises, Promises...Making and Meeting Your New Year's Resolutions

According to Consumer Reports, one of the things Americans dread most about the holidays is gaining weight; this is second only to crowds and long lines. Those weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are the absolute worst for staying fit and healthy.

Pyramid or Plate—Americans Still Aren’t Sure How to Eat

The USDA food pyramid, inaugurated in 1992 and revamped in 2005, has been the source of confusion and criticism over the years, but some argue that the new food graphic—“MyPlate”—which was launched in 2011, isn’t much better. 

Old Age - A Time of Flourishing Friendships and Creativity

This past August, my Great Aunt Kathryn Geyer died. She was 111 years old, about to turn 112. One in a family of long-lived people, many of her siblings survived well past the century mark. 

Procera Pantry

Many cognitive enhancers are quite close at hand . . . on your spice rack, for example. Everyday household herbs such as rosemary can have a singular impact on cognitive health.