According to the World Health Organization (WHO), brain health is the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains, allowing a person to realize their full potential over the life course, irrespective of the presence or absence of disorders. The fact that science has shown the brain to be malleable in its chemistry is reason to believe that anyone has the ability to change their mind — literally.
Your brain acts as the control panel for improved health, performance, and relationships. At Omnia Health, we help our patients manage the way they eat, sleep, exercise, cope with stress and more in order to:
- Decrease health risk factors
- Increase energy and optimism
- Improve the quality of relationships
- Enhance overall productivity and efficiency
As redundant as it may be to hear, self care truly is healthcare. People need to start making their well being a priority. As we find ourselves living in a world filled with mental health struggles and chronic health diagnosis, healthcare professionals and society must step up. We need to prioritize prevention. You need to listen to your gut and medical professionals need to listen to your concerns. If we put our minds to it, we can improve brain health and overall health today — and for future generations.
Food for thought. And for your brain.
One of the ways you can positively impact your body and your brain is with food. Nutrition is a powerful tool for leading a healthier, happier life. Foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats give your brain health a boost while nourishing the body. The best brain foods help produce hormones that increase alertness and attention span without caffeine, while helping the mind process new information.
The next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to pick up power foods like beets, avocado, kale, broccoli, salmon, lentils, walnuts, blueberries, oranges, eggs…even dark chocolate and red wine (in moderation, of course). Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals is also crucial to optimizing your brain health.
Supplements are better than nothing but the ideal way to provide the vitamins and minerals your brain needs for better health is to eat healthy foods that contain them.
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin) aids in nerve-brain communication.
Vitamin D maintains nerve health.
Omega-3 fatty acids promote brain health.
Magnesium aids in nervous system functions.
Coenzyme Q10 contains antioxidants that protect the brain.
Ignorance is bliss — until it isn’t.
You can’t fix something if you don’t know what’s broken. That’s why Omnia Health focuses on identifying the underlying causes of the symptoms before determining an individualized course of action. This strategic, functional medicine approach gets results that stand out from the sea of ineffective healthcare alternatives.
We will help you implement lifestyle changes that are equally maintainable and effective. It’s true that a portion of your brain chemistry is predetermined by DNA or genetics but that does not prevent you from taking control of and improving your overall health outcome.
We believe you have the ability to live a life of fulfillment and wellness. You just need the right guidance. Functional medicine could very well be the right fit for you. Schedule your consultation today!