Amber Gentry is a holistic health coach (and a dear friend!) who is not only balancing motherhood and a business, but also instilling healthy eating habits in her 3 kids. Brain health is one of the most important aspects of our lives and by simply switching some of the foods we eat, we can reduce brain fog, increase effectiveness and create a healthier lifestyle.
Amber shares some easy substitutes you can start incorporating today along with how she has been teaching her kids how to identify when they need more nutrients to help their moods.
Biggest Takeaway: Don’t let brain fog get in the way of your day!
What we’re talking about
- Self Care
- Health Coaching
- Managing Work Life Balance
Self Care Isn’t Just Massages
As a mom of 3, a wife, and a business owner, Amber reminds us that self care isn’t just about massages, but hopes that as her kids get older, she’ll be able to implement such things into her life. Right now, self care includes making nutritious meals every single day that help her body function, as well as 30 minutes of alone time journaling, praying and enjoying a glass of wine. By nurturing herself in this way, Amber’s able to truly be present with her family and focus on the activities they do together.
Learning About Health Coaching
Health coaching focuses on health and healing in all parts of your body. It can be physical, spiritual or social. Amber works with clients to look at the foods they are consuming and how they affect the way they feel.
For example, if you’re in a grumpy mood, then you are less effective in life and simply consuming a salad can help brain fog and your mood. Some simple things to always have on hand to start are:
- Almond butter
- Gentry household favorite: smoked salmon on eggs.
Finding Balance as a Mom and Business Owner
Amber offers great advice on how she finds balance as a mom and business owner. Her advice and what she practices is to set clear value and constantly evaluate them. Ask yourself what you value most and then decide what wins out in the moment you are in.
It’s time to build healthy habits!
"If you’re playing the long game, these toxins produce and contribute to dementia, they contribute to brain fog, they contribute to all of your body systems working the way they were designed and so if we’re really thinking like my friend: that the brain is the most important organ...considering your body to be so valuable, how would you not want to spend more money on this? Something that is the most valuable...your health."
Self care is making myself nutritious, incredible food throughout the day.
I prefer busyness 10 to 1.
You don’t want your brain to rust.
Building healthy habits...you want to address it right away and it grows into healthier habits later on.
Always put an egg on it.
Amber's Brain-Boosting Blueberry Muffins
*makes 12 muffins
1 ½ C whole wheat flour (preferably King Arthur brand)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp flax seed meal
¾ C whole milk greek yogurt
1 stick butter, softened
¾ C sugar
1 C frozen or fresh blueberries
Olive oil or coconut oil spray
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
In a high speed mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar on medium high heat. Add the egg, and beat until slightly fluffy. Add the yogurt and combine until smooth.
Turn off the mixer, and add baking soda, baking powder, and flax seed meal. Start the mixer on low, and add ½ cup of flour at a time, mixing until incorporated after each addition. Remove the mixing bowl from the machine, and add the blueberries to the batter. Fold in with a spatula. Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into each muffin well until all the batter has been evenly distributed. Transfer to the oven and increase heat to 400 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes then remove from the oven and let cool.
Eat and enjoy!
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