Ha ha, good question! I had a friend just asked me this. The short answer is yes, of course there are supplements!
The long answer is you have several options. Reducing outside distractions is imperative. Think about if you are in a room and the TV is blaring, kids are screaming, someone has the radio turned up loud, the strobe light is going, an alarm clock going off and the telephone rings. Nightmare, right? That would be near impossible to try to focus with those visual and auditory annoyances. So if that were your life and I told you to smear a little essential oil under your nose do you think that would cure at all? Clearly that's an excessive number of things but what I'm getting at is sometimes people are trying to focus and there are numerous outside influences that have to be stopped. Similar to too many browsers open on the computer.
My recommendations always include a chiropractic adjustment to get your head on straight, reduced obvious annoyances, A body that's hydrated by freshwater, appropriate food in your system (which is like gas in your car) and making sure you have had enough sleep. Once those factors are under control then we can chat about supplemental help.
I always suggest essential oils that get you to breathe deeper so more oxygen gets to your brain. Like peppermint, eucalyptus, brain power, clarity or lavender, Cedarwood and vetiver combo. I'm in love with Young Living's mind wise and Ningxia red. I think fish oils are very beneficial. Basically feeding your brain good brain food. But honestly, if Our brain is like a computer and we're asking it to do too many things at the same time, depending on your age you may have to stop multitasking so much. I can't wait for this stage to be over of where people pretend they can do everything all while looking and feeling good. It's catching up with us:..
It's Rosh Hashanah so to all my Jewish friends I wish you a happy new year! I always enjoy this holiday as it is filled with laughter, sweetness and wishes for health and happiness. Those are all things I preach about daily.
My goal this year was to bring a light and refreshing side dish to help cut or balance the heaviness of the typical Rosh Hashanah meal of brisket, turkey, stuffing and kasha.
I quickly thought about pomegranates. They symbolize life, fertility and represent a crown on ancient jewish coins. It is also thought that the forbidden fruit was a pomegranate NOT an apple which could not have grown during that era in time. I like pomegranates for their heavy antioxidant qualities! What also came to mind was grapefruit. I love that it cuts the greasiness of heavy meat. I especially love that it is thought to have fat busting qualities. Plus it just tastes good! And the last thing that flashed across my brain was fennel. It is also called anise and has a licorice like flavor. It is amazing for soothing the belly.
When you google those ingredients together there are actually some fabulous recipes! So I took inspiration from a few and started tossing things together.
▪️ 1 bulb of fennel, washed and thinly sliced into slivers. Reserve the leafy tops for decoration.
▪️ 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
▪️1 Grapefruit, segments removed and juice squeezed into a bowl
▪️ arugula to line bottom of bowl
▪️1 crisp apple thinly sliced into matchsticks
▪️1/2 cup olive oil
▪️2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
▪️1 teaspoon dijon mustard
▪️the reserved juice from the squeezed grapefruit
▪️salt and pepper to taste
▪️optional grapefruit vitality essential oil to amplify the effects of the grapefruit flavor naturally
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.