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Getting Connected

One of the things that helps me to stay on track is to stay accountable to others, always people I trust. 

When I decided to create the group series, it seems like 1,000 years ago. It was with the purpose to create a space for everyone to join a group, to learn, stay connected, and be accountable to each other. With the experience of years of work, I realized that groups not only help to create all the things I mentioned above…

But also it helps all participants to create goals. Whether they share them or not is a personal choice, but rest assured, these goals are in their mind. Once we hold an image in our mind of something we want or desire we set up the law of attraction to make it happen. The problem is that if we don’t take consistent action towards the desire, our motivation and excitement fades away when nothing changes. 

Our groups help you to achieve your goal.  Being part of our community has so many other advantages:

  • Be amongst welcoming people, holding your vision and challenges.
  • Study a powerful curriculum for lifelong learning about the mind, body, and brain.
  • Meet like minded people that will support you when you need it most.
  • Track your progress with routines and reminders at your fingertips to help you stay on track.
  • This membership opportunity is very affordable at only $49.97/month.

Self-growth often happens when we learn how to ask for help or we help others. Don’t doubt your own ability to thrive from this opportunity, join us today!

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Stop Ignorance!

At the beginning of this month, we talked about the symptoms of 2020. Diabetes, suicide, obesity, addiction, and death from COVID have shaped the landscape of health for us, Americans, and the rest of the world. Not only that, we have been living in confinement for almost a year now. We have been told how to live our life basically with very few freedoms. From a health-conscious point of view, it makes sense when there is a pandemic to stay isolated. 

Still, you have to question why for all this time we haven’t had a clear direction that everyone has followed equally. People go in the direction they want to follow, or, they follow whatever they have been told from whomever they follow. Now we have a vaccine and we are in the same conundrum. Are you getting the vaccine?

It seems that for many, the vaccine has an agenda, of course not the vaccine itself, but I am positive you have been hearing all kinds of craziness on behalf of that. 

Things like: “The vaccine has a microchip from which we will be controlled”, as though we aren’t already being controlled through our cell phones. The vaccine is basically a placebo so you have to believe it works in order for it to work. 

If you belong to a certain political party you might take it, no questions asked, and if you belong to another party you will take it because COVID itself doesn’t exist. 

The truth of the matter is, you are controlled, all the time, whether you get the vaccine or not. 

How about if you let others do whatever they want to do without judgment? Instead of having an opinion about what the neighbor does or believes is the right choice. Think for yourself, think about what you want to do, and let others do what they want to do. We will all have to put up with the consequences of our own choices and be good with them. 

Practice prevention, educate yourself and make the best choice for yourself without judging others. If you want to be part of the discussion, join our Unlimited Membership. 

Get the most out of all of our Group Series’ sessions, in which we address the ins and outs of all of these health-related issues in a free from judgment environment. You can be more of a critical thinker when you have more information and you learn how to think for yourself instead of blindly following anyone else. 

Remember when you follow someone else’s beliefs, then you are following another’s limitations.

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2020 Symptoms

The backlash of symptoms from last year doubled diagnosis on mental illness, exponential increase on type 2 diabetes diagnosis and treatment. Obesity is through the roof, we are seeing an increase in addiction, the suicide rates in teenagers is ramping up, PTSD due to deaths in family, business closures or job loss. All of these are due to COVID-19….Well, and elections didn’t make things easier.

I am not trying to be negative here, this is the reality if you are only open to see the bad in the world. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s called…

Self-care.

This is my year’s word. We need to start looking forward to the good, the bright, the healthy. Within all of this, the most important of all is prevention. If we learned anything this year, it is the fact that having an existing condition is not good and can have fatal consequences, as we are seeing.

Being healthy gives you a much greater chance to overcome anything in life from physical to mental illness. Nourishment is a huge part of prevention. Eating the right foods, drinking the right drinks, breathing the right air, and staying away from medication has proven to be the most effective health insurance during COVID-19.

Education is prevention that’s the reason at Nourish the Brain Institute we have created an amazing membership program to keep you educated in your own health preservation.

I am talking about mental health education and understanding the science of the mind. Join us for discussions on Mondays at 5pm, hosted by Gemi Bertran.

Also, you’ll get access to our Nourish the Brain to Think Better Group Series. These sessions show you what to eat to boost brain health. We meet every Tuesday at 5pm, and this series is hosted by nutrition and fitness expert, Elaine Hill.

That’s not all. Continue your growth of knowledge with Understanding How the Body Works For You. Gut Health. Wednesdays at 5pm with Ashley Enriquez.

Once a month we will also host a lecture series with Gemi Bertran about Brain and behavioral health. 

With the membership, you will have full access to all these groups/classes for only $49.97/month. Sign Up Here

You will build deep comprehension on how your behaviors affect your brain, body and overall health.   Right now, you can even try the first week for free to see for yourself the wealth of information that awaits you.

I can’t wait to see you there.

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Our Body is a Perfect Machine

 If you remember the images that we all have seen from the holocaust, people were starving, their bodies were skin and bones, they had to fight hunger and illness at the same time that they to survive each day in unbearable circumstances.

Unfortunately, too many people died, but many survived and their bodies returned to normal after some time. For the mind it is a little more complicated. There is an amazing book written by a surviver from the holocaust. He was a jewish psychiatrist named Viktor Frankl. In his book he talks about the power of the mind and how nazis were causing unspeakable horrors. The one place nazis never reached was his mind. He could think as he pleased and he chose to have a positive attitude in his mind. Staying focused on being sane and strong-willed, he knew he was going to be okay when he would be freed.

Our thoughts and attitude are the only two things we have control over, the rest are circumstances and we can’t control them. 

When we worry, stress or fear we allow the outside to control the inside, our mind. Taking control of your thinking is vital not only to develop a healthier life, it is the only thing that you can choose, to be happy every second of your life and only you can do it. You can’t make others happy and no one can make you happy, it is everyone’s job to do it for ourselves.

Here are a few things you can do to make yourself happier:

Practice gratitude every day

Exercise every day

Go to bed before 10pm every day

Eat healthy food every day

Drink water every day

Say “yes” to challenges every day

Say “I love you”  to someone you love every day

Take responsibility for your own happiness every day

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Craving Sugar!

 At an early age, we learn to cope by turning to food. We learn that when we are sad or stressed or fearful or anxious we can eat the food we desire and it calms us down. Everybody has different coping mechanisms, but coping with food is the most popular way of soothing ourselves emotionally. 

This is how it works: We wait for the right time, the right food, the right environment, and the right people. We eat what makes us feel comfortable and safe. Often something sweet at night in front of the TV is a common way to cope. 

Cravings are a response to the act of restricting something. Food often reflects our feelings about things such as an unsatisfactory career or love that is missing in our life. Why do we need to cope? Because we need to fill the emptiness inside ourselves. This is how the cravings work in your brain.

 There is a small particle of the substance we use to cope attached to the tissues of your body, like the tongue, fatty tissue (including the brain) or muscle tissue.  This creates a memory in our brain. This memory reminds our brain that we want that specific food until we have it.  It is so persistent that you can’t resist until you have it! 

How can we get rid of cravings? The most effective way to do it is by giving your brain everything it needs, especially fats. Watch this video to know what is that your brain really craves.

Remember that not all fats are equal.  Animal fats are very different from plant-based fats. If you need a review of the differences, read our blog here.

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The Amazing Secret Of Intuition

The Amazing Secret of Intuition

Aug 11, 2020

Your intuition is your guidance.

 

 You are much more than what you can see. The more aware you are of your inner strengths, the more you use them correctly.   Nothing can go wrong. 

 

In the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates), went about her daily life, taking care of everyone else she could on a daily basis.  She was living her life through other people.    Evelyn knew what she wanted to have in her life, but she kept it in the background of her mind, not the foreground.  Feelings kept creeping up, yet she pushed them back down because society told her how to live her life.  

This led to a feeling of dissatisfaction.  Why did this happen?  Because Evelyn didn’t know how to do it any differently.  She never asked for help, but she knew deep down that she deserved better.  



What are your inner strengths?   

 

  • Intuition
  • Will
  • Perception
  • Imagination
  • Reason
  • Memory

 

 

Listen to your intuition when it says, “You can do better” or “have more”. 

Discover your full potential by learning how your brain works with the choices you make. Use your brain in your favor by becoming an expert on it. Gemi’s Brain & Behavior Academy Program Course shows how to use these strengths.  

 

Always rely on the idea that comes to you first. Then, take action!  Create what you want to create. Let your intuition guide you toward your goal and you will succeed 100% of the time, no question about it.

 

You are not an expert in everything, yet you are an expert in one thing.  So, when you need help, (because you will need it), hire someone to help you.  Gemi’s life reference also.

 

No one can do everything on their own, even though we often think we can.

 Listen to your intuition when it says, “You can do better” or “have more”. 

Discover your full potential by learning how your brain works with the choices you make. Use your brain in your favor by becoming an expert on it. Gemi’s Brain & Behavior Academy Program Course shows how to use these strengths.  

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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5 False Beliefs About A Cleanse

5 False Beliefs About A Cleanse

Feb 29, 2020

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Emily and I need to share this experience with you.

So, when I told people in my life that I was going to do a cleanse, many eyebrows lifted.  Some of the first reactions to hearing about a cleanse were frightening and acutely misinformed, and so, because of this, I decided to write about my cleanse. Also, to address some of the misconceptions about the process!

 

Let’s break down some of the top 5 misunderstandings about this cleanse.  Keep in mind, this doesn’t apply to all plans and remedies that are out there, but the guided, safe routine 10-day cleanse outlined by Nourish the Brain Institute.

 

Number One: Going to the bathroom.  This has got to win first place for the number of comments I heard when discussing the cleanse.  It is not true that being on a specific diet causes one to ‘clear their bowels’ in a rapid, unpredictable, radical way. Do people really do this type of thing to themselves?! My experience was quite neutral in fact, and here is why. The cleanse does not replace all foods with a liquid diet or an extreme increase in any one herb, or element.  I ate a specific vegetarian diet of delicious steamed or stir-fried veggies, which, as you can imagine, really supported regularity!

 

Number Two:  Hmm. Perhaps the last one should have been listed as number two. Oh well. Let’s talk about feeling hungry.  No one likes that, right? I have never been successful on a restricted diet. Those types of plans fail because they tell our brain that we are suffering, which in turn creates more feelings of hunger, stress, and a sense of urgency to eat more when we finally get the chance to.  This doesn’t happen on the cleanse and here is why. You can eat an entire avocado and a delicious apple any way you want each day. The cleanse also allows you unlimited amounts of cucumber and celery, all throughout the day as well. The high-fiber, vitamins and minerals are digested slowly by your body, allowing you to continue to feel satisfied.  There are also amazing shakes as part of the daily routine. As it turns out, you never go more than a couple of hours without a treat.

 

Number Three: Fatigue. Won’t I be lacking in energy without all my pasta, bread, and other sources of protein? In short, Not really. Along with the daily plan of veggies, and the shakes, there are protein supplements, tablets, that are taken 2 times a day. Your body is not deprived of anything that it needs to function as it has been designed to. Now hold on, should you go and run a 5K during your cleanse? Should you cleanse in the week of your sister’s wedding? Yeah, don’t do that.  

 

Number Four:  Mindset. The cleanse is intended to reset your body, back to optimum health.  The process, for me at least, required some thoughtful rest during days 3 and 4.  I had to give myself a pass on stressful events, physical, mental and emotional. The tradeoff of experiencing the first few days of the transition is that I began to think more clearly, sleep better, and experienced an overall euphoria that proved the cleanse was making a difference.  Most of all, by days 7 – 10, the sense of accomplishment was growing rapidly. This even continued well after the cleanse was over, and reason five will help me say more…

 

Number Five: Weight Loss  Our bodies carry extra weight because we store toxins, fats, and sugars that are introduced into our system.  Through the cleanse, we remove the addition of these unneeded ‘food additives’ and show our body that pure health is possible.  I started losing a pound, maybe a little less, each couple of days. Everyone’s body is going to change in its own way. Here’s the surprising thing though.  After I stopped the cleanse I continued to lose 3 – 4 more pounds over the next month, which I thought was pretty cool!

 

Do you have specific questions about the NTBI cleanse that I haven’t answered here? 

 

Send an email to emily@nourishthebrain.com or use the form below to submit your question directly to me about the 10-Day Cleanse. I would LOVE to help you understand the process, and help you decide when you want to try it.  By sharing your feedback below, we would like to give you $5.00 off our Online Mini-Course on Food Labels.  What a treat!

 

I am definitely planning to cleanse again and to repeat about every six months because I simply love its rejuvenating effects.  Do I eat vegetarian, inflammation-free all the time? Absolutely not. I love wine, cheese, burgers and yes, even the occasional bacon. I haven’t craved coffee, cocktails, cookies in quite the same way I did before the cleanse.  You might say, I have begun to retrain my brain. Gemi, of course, can explain all of these radical realizations that I have had, of course! If you haven’t taken advantage of the free consultation, you should really wake up to that.

 

Are You Thinking About How a Cleanse Would Work in Your Life?

 

What I believe is that we all should get to eat what we want in life, within limits.  The cleanse is truly a reminder of how we physically and mentally were designed to function, and I take comfort in knowing that I know how to find that place, through the NTBI cleanse.

  

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Cuesta College Nourishes Brains, too!

Cuesta College Nourishes Brains, too!

Aug 21, 2019

Hello Everyone~

 

One of the things that kept coming back to my mind when I had my brain health breakdown in 2006 was a question, of course, “Why doesn’t everyone know that you can put your brain back together with food, superfoods, and simple routines and structure?” When we as a society rely on food and natural remedies for a quick fix only, no wonder we fail.

With all my education and degrees, I never thought I would be teaching, and for the last 4 years, it has basically been what I do with my clients,  on different levels. From the Group Series to 1:1 and lately creating the new certification program Brain & Behavior Academy Program, my mission in life is guiding my clients and students to discover this other world of health without depending on quick fixes. Our body is not Amazon Prime, results are not instant. It takes time to heal when you allow.

Teaching community college at Cuesta College made so much sense to me, the more people who hear the message of taking care of their brain/mind and body the better. Nourish the Brain education goes above and beyond what food can do for us, it teaches how to use your thoughts to your favor instead of against you, which is very common. We are a whole system, mind, and body, you can’t disregard either because then the system fails. 

Do you want to learn how to fix it? 

I will be teaching Nourish the Brain Level 1 Program. This program is designed to give the student a clear understanding of all the body functions with our choices, food, thoughts, and behaviors. Classes start on September 11th from 6 pm to 8 pm, every Tuesday for 6 weeks. I will be teaching and interacting with the students to help understand the areas they are stuck in and they want to change or go forward. Anyone interested in growing a bigger understanding of the body and the mind is welcome. 

This series of lessons is a little different from others you may be familiar with.  Our meetings will be a little longer and therefore the structure will be streamlined to get more interaction and conversation within the group.  If you have never participated in a Group Series, you will feel thrilled a little bit to read the syllabus. These topics will shed new light on the most common misconceptions and the most relevant feelings you have about why you feel the way you do.  The stress we all experience can be managed with the correct information, and you deserve to bring yourself to the right environment to learn these things.

 

I want to leave you with this final thought on identity and attitude. Our name doesn’t define who we are, it is something we have. When I learned a very early age about the reason my parents chose my name, Gemi, it should have given me a clue about all the challenges I was going to face in life, my name was the first of many.

 Watch Gemi in this short and fun video, and understand the reason why you’ve never met another Gemi. 

 

Take the best care, my friends,

~ Gemi

 

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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