holiday season brings on extra anxiety in our lives as our families prepare for
holiday events, school breaks and winter traditions. These extra
responsibilities and outings, paired with changing temperatures, can leave us
feeling like we are forgetting things or have what many of us call “mommy
brain”, or brain fog.
reality, the brain can not get “tired”, but can get depleted of nutrients
quickly with increased stress in our lives. However, with simple lifestyle
changes and the right supplementation, our brains can survive the holiday
stress without the additional anxiety, exhaustion and fog. To ensure your brain
is a well-oiled-holiday-surviving machine, give your brain a boost of building
block nutrients like water, protein and mushrooms.
our ancestors would have naturally included more mushrooms in their fall and
winter diets as they turned to dried foods and stews for winter nourishment. In
our age of supermarkets, we can still have fresh salads and tropical fruit in
the winter. This is a wonderful thing in life, although we need to remember
that stews provide seasonal nourishment that yes, even our brains need.
are not aware that virtually every “mushroom” product on the market is not
mushrooms at all, but instead mycelium grown on grains like rye. This means
store-bought varieties barely contain the many medicinal compounds that
mushrooms have to offer, and instead contain up to 50% starch, and in some
cases, gluten residue. For those with severe forms of celiac disease, store-bought
mushrooms or mushroom powder products could induce additional reactions.
Photo credit Michelle Imbordino
simple fix for those looking for an allergen-sensitive solution is to try
supplementation with a mushroom supplement like NeuroEffect from Paleovalley with a
large glass of pH balanced water to help have more brain energy, relieving the
extra stress of the holiday season.
with celiac disease comes with many challenges. I can get reactions so
frequently to new products that it can be very stressful trying something new. I
was so thankful when I tried Paleovalley
because they were the first brand in a
while that I could trust to avoid gluten, corn and soy additives,” shares brain
fog sufferer Anna Marie Imbordino, of Charleston, South Carolina.
NeuroEffect from Paleovalley
is made with 8 organic mushroom types which include reishi
and organic, whole coffee fruit that has been shown in clinical trials to
stimulate the production of BDNF;
a key neuro-protein necessary for learning, memory, and mental clarity.
Add this simple gluten-free and paleo-friendly product to your medicine cabinet
and welcome a less stressful holiday.