Nutrition

6 Ways to “Biohack” Your Sleep

6 Ways to “Biohack” Your Sleep

6 Ways to “Biohack” Your Sleep...Naturally

When was the last time you woke up without an alarm, refreshed and didn’t need a big bucket of coffee to get going in the morning?

There’s no question that many of us want more and better sleep! But, with all of the distractions, and stresses of daily life - it’s a wonder how any of us sleep at all...ever!

I blame it on today’s culture of being busy all the time and feeling like we need to hustle through our day in order to succeed. For many, life seems to be a constant state of digital stimulation, hustle and bustle.

Truth is, not getting enough sleep impacts our brain health and memory long term, and even our body’s ability to detoxify and renew itself through cellular turnover and repair. 

So, it’s really no wonder that we’re seeing an exponential increase in diseases like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders, and adrenal dysregulation. In fact, lack of sleep messes with many of our hormones - and you know what happens when our hormones aren’t happy!

Speaking of hormones - did you know that we have 400 times more MELATONIN (the body’s natural “sleep hormone”) in our gut than in our brains? That’s reason enough to focus on gut health as part of a healthy sleep routine!

Superfood Coleslaw Recipe

Superfood Coleslaw Recipe

Throwing a healthy salad together is easy! Try this superfood coleslaw recipe for your next family get together, BBQ or potluck.

Easy and delicious!

Makes about 2 cups = 4 side portions. Feel free to double the recipe if it’s for a larger group. Salad does not keep well - best served and enjoyed immediately.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups watermelon, flesh cubed

  • 1 cup jicama, cubed (no skin)

  • ½ english cucumber, washed and chopped (with skin)

Super Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe

Super Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe

Super Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe

Including fish can be a good way to get some healthy fats into your diet! This simple recipe is quick to prepare and yummy.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Serves 4

Ingredients:  

  • 4 wild salmon fillets

  • 1 bunch asparagus

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley

  • 1/4 tsp. dried dill

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Healthy Summer BBQ Meals

Healthy Summer BBQ Meals

Healthy Summer BBQ Meals

Dining outside on a warm summer night is one of my favorite parts of the season - from picnics at the park to big backyard barbecue gatherings, many memories are made as we gather around a table to enjoy a meal alfresco. 

Unfortunately, much of what we put out on the grill isn't so good for us.  If you're looking to host an outdoor barbecue with healthier options than the typical hot dogs, hamburgers, and ribs - take a look below for some tasty yet healthy suggestions.