Debunking 5 Common Myths About Serotonin

health Feb 20, 2024

Serotonin is commonly referred to as the "happy hormone."

However, the idea that higher levels of serotonin equals increased happiness is just not true. Recent studies challenge the reputation of this neurotransmitter, revealing a dark side to serotonin's effects.

I’m debunking 5 common myths about serotonin in today’s blog:

  1. Serotonin is strictly “the happy hormone”
  2. All mood disorders are caused by serotonin deficiency
  3. More serotonin means a better mood
  4. Serotonin supplements are perfectly safe 
  5. Serotonin resides mainly in your brain

It’s time to discover the truth about serotonin so you can step beyond the serotonin stereotype and understand its nuanced role in the body.



Myth 1: Serotonin is Strictly “The Happy Hormone”

Serotonin is a chemical messenger that transmits signals between nerve cells throughout the body. It plays a complex role in your body's functions, impacting sleep, mood, and even behavior. While...

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Negative Ions: 30 Powerful Health Benefits for Improved Sleep, Mood, & More

health Feb 13, 2024

Have you ever wondered why you feel so refreshed and invigorated after a walk in the forest or a visit to the beach?

The answer might lie in the presence of negative ions, often referred to as “nature's mood boosters.” Negative ions are invisible molecules that carry an extra electron, giving them a negative charge.

They are abundant in natural environments, especially places with many trees or moving bodies of water like the ocean, rivers, or waterfalls. Picture it - rushing water hits a solid surface like rocks or sand, knocking loose electrons like tiny sparks. These freed electrons cling to nearby molecules, filling the air with revitalizing negative ions.

While they may be imperceptible to the naked eye, the impact negative ions have on your well-being is profound.

Read on to explore 30 fascinating, science-backed health benefits of negative ions that can support your journey to achieve body, mind, and soul balance. I’m also sharing my favorite ways to boost...

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Methylene Blue: The Magic Bullet For Memory, Mood, & Longevity

health wellness Nov 16, 2023

This is not medical advice. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new protocols.

The quest for a sharper memory, a brighter mood, and a longer, healthier life is a timeless endeavor. In recent years, one compound has emerged as a potential game-changer: methylene blue.

Interest in methylene blue surged by 400% in the last 5 years, especially after studies showed it is a promising treatment option for people with “long COVID.”

Now, many people are taking a daily dose of methylene blue for its potential long-term brain-boosting and anti-aging benefits.

In this blog, you'll learn what methylene blue is and explore its potential benefits for:

  • Memory - including long COVID challenges
  • Mood - including depression and anxiety
  • Longevity - including cognitive decline and skin aging

I'm also sharing the potential side effects of this drug and how you can find out if it’s right for you.



What Is Methylene Blue?

Methylene blue was the first...

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How Sacred Geometry Unlocks the Secrets of Viruses

Viruses are tiny, infectious agents that cause disease in humans, animals, and plants. 

Despite their destructive potential, viruses are also incredibly complex and mysterious organisms. 

What if I told you that sacred geometry, the ancient study of patterns and shapes, holds the key to unlocking the secrets of viruses?

A fascinating connection has emerged— one that promises to deepen your understanding of viruses and potentially revolutionize how we can build resiliency against them.

Could it be that viruses are not just mindless pathogens, but rather intelligent creations with a purpose? Could they be here to teach us something about the nature of reality?

These are just some of the questions being raised by new research I’m sharing with you today.

Read on to discover:

  • How sacred geometry makes up the building block of viruses
  • How science and sacred geometry work together to combat viruses
  • How C0V1D-19 can be contained with precision using sacred...
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15 Reasons Cooking at Home is Crucial for Your Health

Do you spend much time in your kitchen?

Is it a place you enjoy creating special memories and mouthwatering meals?

Or is it daunting and unfamiliar… leaving you feeling intimidated and lost?

I see it as a wonderful space to explore new talents and flavors, invite people to gather, and practice self-care through conscious cooking and nutrition. This blog post is all about helping you embrace the benefits of cooking at home! I’m sharing 15 reasons home-cooked meals enhance your health in every area: body, mind, and soul.

Plus, I have two free recipes for you from my cookbook, Elena’s Recipes Rx! This cookbook has all the tools you need to accomplish an effective detox at home. The recipes are so delicious, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.

I like to think about health in terms of the whole self because everything is connected. If body, mind, or soul is out of balance, our wellbeing reflects the internal chaos. It is important to...

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Chlormequat Chloride: The Dangerous New Pesticide Already In Your Food

health wellness Aug 28, 2023

Our most basic survival needs include access to safe water and food.

However, these two essential resources are increasingly under attack. Harmful chemicals are finding their way into our food and water in shocking amounts, posing a serious threat to our health and wellbeing.

To learn about the chilling consequences of allowing harmful chemicals into our food supply, check out my blog post about the real risks of glyphosate.

Now, we face the looming danger of chlormequat chloride (aka Chlormequat E-Pro®, Citadel®, and Cycocel®), a new pesticide that’s eerily similar to glyphosate. It’s being progressively introduced into our food supply despite warning signs of potential health risks.

In this blog, I’m sharing the truth about chlormequat chloride. Read on to learn the science-backed health risks of exposure to this chemical, the disturbing timeline of chlormequat's EPA approval in the U.S. (all driven by a large pesticide company!), and how muscle...

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Meditation for Digestive Health: The Gut-Mind Connection

gut health meditation Aug 28, 2023

Increasing evidence suggests that gut health may be the key to a happy life!

When your gut is in balance, it sets the stage for a happy mind. More and more people are experiencing this phenomenon for themselves and prioritizing gut health. That’s why probiotic supplements have become a multi-billion dollar industry and #guttock is trending. (1)

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that a daily probiotic supplement is the ultimate solution to gut health. The truth is, there’s no such thing as a quick fix for gut imbalances. Your entire lifestyle must be considered to sustain long-term digestive health.

We always hear about how gut health affects mental health but what if addressing the mind could help balance the gut?

There’s emerging evidence that meditation can help promote optimal digestive health!

In this blog, I’m sharing highlights from some groundbreaking studies that explore the exciting connection between meditation and gut health....

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Whole Body Health Begins In Your Mouth

health wellness Aug 01, 2023

Did you know your mouth has the second largest and most diverse microbiome in the body?

These microbes play a vital role, not only in your oral health – but in your overall health. Remember, everything is connected!

When the balance of the microbes in your mouth is disrupted by introducing chemicals like fluoride or heavy metals like mercury, it can lead to serious chronic health conditions. Many of us have been subjected to these substances because of traditional dentistry.

So, how can you optimize oral hygiene and avoid disrupting the balance of your microbiome?

That's where biological dentistry comes in!

I got to chat with world-leading biological dentist and ceramic implant specialist Dr. Dominik Nischwitz (aka Dr. Dome) in my latest Wholistic Wisdom Live episode. In his book, It’s All In Your Mouth, Dr. Dome challenges conventional dentistry and offers valuable insights for integrating natural dental hygiene into whole body health.

I'm so excited to share the best...

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The Dangers of Hormonal Birth Control

Are you aware of the health risks associated with hormonal birth control? Over 100 million women worldwide use hormonal contraceptives, so you or someone you’re close to may be using it. It’s often handed out like candy to young girls who aren’t properly educated on the potential side effects and long-term health implications.

It’s always important for women to have a choice when it comes to contraception, but it should be a fully informed choice. You may find after further research, that the risks outweigh the benefits and alternative approaches to pregnancy prevention and hormone health should be explored.

This blog is designed to inform you of the health risks of using hormonal birth control and the ways you can balance your hormones naturally with diet, natural alternative treatments, and self-care.



Why Is It So Widely Prescribed For Reasons Other Than Pregnancy Prevention?

“The pill” and other hormonal delivery methods such...

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How Intermittent Fasting Can Transform Your Health

fasting health wellness Jul 14, 2023

Welcome to the WHOLISTIC LIVING PODCAST: Episode 42
Aligning Body, Mind, and Soul with Elena Bensonoff



Hello and welcome to the Wholistic Living Podcast, Be The Hero Of Your Health series. My name is Elena Bensonoff. The purpose of this series is to help empower you to take charge of your health, especially when it comes to the foods you nourish your body with.

Today we are going to talk about intermittent fasting - a nutritional strategy I enjoy as part of my own healthy lifestyle. We are going to take a look at how our eating habits have drifted away from listening to what our body needs because of big companies telling us when and how much we should eat. Then we will explore how you can take back your power, nourish yourself, and enjoy healthy foods with intermittent fasting. I’ll also be sharing a host of research-backed benefits of intermittent fasting that will help you transform your health.



How Eating Has Changed

It’s time...

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