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Lifestyle Optimization in Bali for Chosen Experiences

I am excited to let you know about my upcoming week with Chōsen experiences. Chōsen program is a curated travel and learning experience of fitness, adventure, nutrition and mindfulness that delivers transformative results and takes you to your next level. This program of physical and cognitive activities is designed by a group of life optimization [...]

The Science of Habit Formation

I am incredibly hard on myself. I set lofty goals, and sometimes, I fall short.  I see this happen all the time, especially with former competitive athletes and “go getters”.  I recently decided that at the age of 32 I wanted to run a sub 6 minute mile. The last time I did that was [...]

Your Brain Fog Solution

I was listening to one of my mentors in the field of Neurology & Functional Medicine speak about brain health the other day and something he said completely blew me away. When degeneration occurs, it happens in degrees. Before you lose ALL ability to walk in a straight line, finish reading one paragraph or remember [...]

Lemon Detox Bars

Why spend $3 on an energy bar when you can make 12 for the same price? Taking 10 minutes to prepare the recipe below will save you tons of money!  Lemon Detox Bars 2 cups coconut flakes 1 cup medjool dates, chopped 1/2 cup coconut butter 1/2 cup Brazil nuts 2 tbs flax seed, ground [...]

The Science of “Hangry”

I always used to wonder why I would so easily get irritated or even angry when I was hungry. My friends used to say, “uh oh, Elisa’s ‘hangry’ again! Quick, get her food!” Another sign you are “hangry” is your inability to focus and make rational decisions. This is exactly what makes vending machines and [...]

Cinnamon Spotlight

In case you missed it, last week I did a medical spotlight with Dr. Schiller to discuss Functional Medicine, a leaky gut and why adopting a “gluten free” diet is mostly a terrible idea. Click here to watch! This week, I want to draw your attention to the versatility and health benefits of cinnamon. Yes, cinnamon [...]

Medical Spotlight with Dr. Schiller

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. David Schiller today on his practice and the future of Functional Medicine. I’ve been able to refer some of my clients to Dr. Schiller’s work and the results have been remarkable.  Check out the interview and see the interview notes below.   Key notes from the interview from [...]

Alzheimers & Sleep

A big discussion in the medical and holistic world right now is looking at the implications of sleep on brain health. We all know what it feels like to wake up and feel groggy and even fatigued, but what toll does this take on the body and the brain?  1/3 of Americans have serious sleep [...]

Chocolate “Pronuts”

I admit that growing up, I loved donuts. I loved the mini donut holes, the glazed donuts and especially the chocolate covered donuts. I haven’t had a donut in probably 10+ years. I figured it was time to recreate this childhood favorite with brain and immune boosting ingredients.  Today I present to you, Chocolate “Pronuts” [...]

“Bread Head” with Max Lugavere

    You will learn the following nuggets of information in this interview: Why cognitive doesn’t have to happen with old age How Alzheimers can be predicted in the human brain 30 years before the first symptom appears (yikes!) How exercise can actually create massive neurogenesis and that has been seen to enlarge the Hippocampus by [...]