Cold Weather❄️, Warm Hearts❤️: Staying Healthy Indoors | Dean & Ayesha Sherzai MDs

Cold Weather, Warm Hearts:
Staying Healthy Indoors

Hi again Sherzai MD Family! 👋

We wanted to start this week by acknowledging that our thoughts are with all of you who are experiencing the horrible ramifications of the winter storms crisscrossing our country right now. We know that the cold temps and snowy days can be rough, especially for your mental health.

We feel you, and we want you to know that you are not alone. Studies show that extreme weather changes can negatively affect mental health for many. One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves during these times is practice self-care.

This can be as simple as drinking enough water.  Drinking water doesn’t just help you feel good, energized, and healthy but also does wonders for your brain. That’s why we want you to focus on that this week. Read on.

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day! 💧

A properly hydrated brain is an active and healthy brain!

There are so many reasons we need to drink enough water every day. Proper hydration ensures that your brain can receive the nutrients it needs to thrive. Water also helps the brain flush out toxins and dead cells and provides a cushion for your brain to protect it within your skull. The more hydrated you are, the better the padding, the more optimally (and safely) your brain can function! There are additional tangible benefits to hydration, including improved concentration, less irritability and anxiety, and better mood regulation.

Here are some of our tips to stay hydrated:

  1. Make it a game! Every time you check your phone, take a big gulp of water.
  2. Buy a bigger water bottle. One bottle that holds all your necessary water intake for the day helps you track your progress.
  3. Take that bottle with you everywhere! Going from the living room to the kitchen? Don’t forget your trusty hydration companion.
  4. Any time you have a beverage that’s not water (like coffee) pour yourself a glass of water to have alongside it.

We’ve got more tips like these in our upcoming book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution.

Heart Smart Action Plan Masterclass

When it comes to heart disease, being confident that you’re eating foods that are scientifically proven to improve your heart health today and into the future is becoming increasingly important. And being confident that your nutrition game is on point is 100% essential in today’s world.

Our good friends Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPHNew York Times bestselling authors behind the book, Mastering Diabetes, have created a powerful free Masterclass that has helped more than 5,000 people achieve their best heart health in decades. They’ll be teaching this groundbreaking 90-minute live class and you’re invited to join and ask anything that’s on your mind.

(Yes, we know this is not just a reading but instead a whole class. Hear us out though: this is packed full of vital information to help you live a healthier life…and it’s free!)

You’ll discover 5 powerful hacks to lower your blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol by 30 points in 30 days. This Masterclass is action-packed and responsible for helping more than 5,000 people drop their triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure by 30 points. And they do so using food as medicine – not medications!

Sign up here!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

In the cooler winter months, we love seeking out healthy takes on classic comfort foods. These cauliflower mashed potatoes hit the spot! Plus, they’re packed with the brain health benefits of a crucifer, cauliflower, including antioxidant properties, fiber, and Vitamins C & K. Make a big batch of these at the start of next week and use them as meal prep for the week!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • Water to cover
  • ½ head small cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh chives for garnish

For full instructions, read more here.

We’re off to make some brain and heart-healthy comfort food! Water you doing from the list? 😉

Stay warm, family.

Wishing you continued health,

Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

P.S. If you haven’t heard already, our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, is available for pre-order. Order your copy today!


Source: Cold Weather❄️, Warm Hearts❤️: Staying Healthy Indoors.

Source: Cold Weather❄️, Warm Hearts❤️: Staying Healthy Indoors.