First, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year! I know many people do not look forward to the holidays and can’t conceive of looking forward to better things in the new year. For some, the new year brings disappointment and only serves as a reminder of failed past...
Let’s be real: 99% of people don’t know what ataxia is in the first place. In fact, my first and most common misconception could be “No, actually, I don’t have multiple sclerosis, thanks for asking…” I wrote an article recently explaining what ataxia is, and here I’ll tell you about the most common things people ask...
What made you laugh today? How often do you laugh? When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?  When life is going well, I tend to laugh easily and often. So when I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried, it’s a sign that things aren’t optimal. When I’m feeling antsy and...
Aging is inevitable, but how we age mentally is influenced by our choices. As we get older, it’s important to prioritize our health. Taking care of our bodies and minds becomes a central focus. Even though aging is a natural process, we have the ability to positively influence our mental sharpness and age gracefully. The question...
Are you stressed? Do you know how stress affects our and brain?  I’ve addressed the idea of stress on this blog many times, but I feel it’s so important I’d like to consider it yet again. So let’s dive into the topic of stress: what stress is, what happens in our bodies when we experience...
Eating for your general health and the functioning of your organs has been widely discussed amongst nutritionists and lifestyle writers for decades. Many people know the best foods for their hearts, liver, intestines, and so on. However, many people neglect their brains when they’re trying to cultivate a healthy diet, but the right foods can have...
I’m passionate about teaching people how to optimize the health of their body and brain through nutrition. Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend; it’s a lifestyle. My name is Kelly Aiello, your nutrition coach and brain health professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! As...
Ataxia is a group of neurological disorders characterized by a lack of coordination and balance.  Ataxia can present with mild to severe symptoms. Several different factors such as genetic mutations, autoimmune disorders, brain or spinal cord injuries, can bring on Ataxia. However, there are a few approaches that have the potential to lead to new...
It’s easy to forget how important mental health is in today’s fast-paced world where information is constantly at our fingertips. However, leading a happy and healthy life requires sharp thinking skills.  Intellectual wellness involves engaging in activities that stimulate your mind and improve your cognitive abilities.  This can include learning a new skill (this website...

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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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