Jessica Monge

Jessica Monge has a bachelor's degree in biological sciences & neuroscience and a master's degree in comparative studies and related languages from Florida Atlantic University. She worked as a tutor, freelance writer and editor before joining Life Extension as a Copywriter.

Jessica Monge

Jessica Monge has a bachelor's degree in biological sciences & neuroscience and a master's degree in comparative studies and related languages from Florida Atlantic University. She worked as a tutor, freelance writer and editor before joining Life Extension as a Copywriter.

Everything you need to know about non-GMO supplements

What Are Non-GMO Supplements? All You Need to Know

Feeling confused about non-GMO, GMO-free, and organic labels? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about non-GMO supplements.

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Serotonin vs. Dopamine vs. Oxytocin: What’s the Difference?

Whether you feel happy has to do with specific neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin. But what’s the difference…and how do these brain chemicals interact with one another?

Serotonin is one of your happy hormones

How to Boost Serotonin

If you’ve been feeling occasionally blue, or you’ve noticed some sleep disturbances, you may want to check your serotonin levels. Here’s everything you need to know about serotonin and how to boost your levels.

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Testosterone in Women: All You Need to Know

Do women have testosterone? Yes! Testosterone is an androgen sex hormone that helps maintain several biological processes. Here’s everything you need to know about testosterone in women.

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Flexitarian Diet: Pros & Cons

Are you looking to add more plant-based foods into your meals but don’t want to stop eating meat and other animal products? The flexitarian diet may be the answer.

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9 Heart Health Myths You Should Know About

Ready to bust 9 common heart health myths? If you’re a fan of red wine, red meat and butter, read on!

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Vegan Omega-3 Supplements: Best Sources

If you follow a vegan diet, you may be missing out on your omega-3s. Here’s everything you need to know about omega-3s, what are the best sources for your daily intake, and how to identify high-quality omega-3 supplements.

Avocado toast with flaxseed toping which is a great source for omega-7 fatty acids

What are the Benefits of Omega-7?

Palmitoleic acid is the most common type of omega-7 fatty acids. Learn what omega-7 is, what health benefits it offers, and when you should take an omega-7 supplement.

Collection of vitamin C-rich foods for supporting a healthy immune system

Does Vitamin C Help Support the Immune System?

Learn about why Vitamin C is a star player in immune health, how it supports bone, skin and heart health, and how to get the most out of this essential nutrient.

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8 Foods That Support Memory

Talk about "smart food!" Not only are these 8 foods healthy, but they have proven cognitive health benefits, including supporting a healthy memory--even as you age.

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Sage Gives You "Brain Power"

Sage has been used for hundreds of years to support brain health. Today, a growing body of research confirms this ancient herb’s brain-boosting powers.

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What Is the Japanese Diet? Everything You Should Know & Recipe Ideas

Why do more people in Okinawa, Japan, live longer than people in the rest of the world? One reason may be their diet. Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese diet—and longevity.

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10 Powerful Adaptogens

What are adaptogens? How do they work? Check out the 10 most powerful adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms.

Woman drinking smoothie with magnesium for healthy bones, blood sugar levels, and a healthy brain

Magnesium L-Threonate Benefits

What is Magnesium threonate good for? Learn the magnesium L-threonate benefits, a form of magnesium that is especially beneficial for the brain.

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What Are Neurotransmitters?

Learn all about neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that help nerve cells communicate with one another and promotes happiness and calm.

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6 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Wondering how to be more productive? Here are six steps you can follow to stay focused and achieve your goals.

Woman sitting in sunny field managing vitamin d levels

How Can I Raise My Vitamin D Level Quickly?

Got enough of the sunshine vitamin? Here’s how to tell what your vitamin D levels are and how to raise them quickly if you are vitamin D deficient.

Woman eating greens and healthy fats for healthy mind

The MIND Diet: Recipes & Food List

Got healthy food for the brain? Find out what the MIND diet is, which foods it includes, and how it impacts brain health.

Woman sitting in a sunroom and meditating

Meditation Is Easy: How 5-10 Minutes Of Meditation Makes A Difference

From pain relief to a better night's sleep, meditation is an ancient practice that has mind, body and spirit benefits. Best of all, it's as easy to do as 1-2-3.

Man with a bike excercising outdoors to increase dopamine

How to Increase Dopamine Naturally

What does dopamine do? Dopamine is the "feel good" neurotransmitter. Here’s how to increase your dopamine levels naturally.

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Weight Loss: How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

How does negative self-talk affect your weight? When exercise routines and calorie restriction diet plans don’t seem to be “working,” there’s a factor you haven’t considered: your mind.

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The Gut-Mind Connection: Ways to Calm an Upset Stomach

What you are thinking and how your stomach feels are linked. Follow these tips to maintain a healthy gut-mind connection.

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Stay Well Check List: 6 Immune Health Hacks

Are you doing everything you can to stay well? Make sure you can check every box on this immune health checklist!

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Is Fish Oil Good for Your Brain?

You’ve probably heard that fish oil is good for you: it has heart and skin health benefits. Want another reason to get hooked on this supplement? The fish oil benefits for brain.

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The Best Supplements for Women

What are the best supplements for women? These vitamins, minerals and supplements will help you keep healthy estrogen levels, heart and bones.

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5 Top Lab Tests Everyone Should Take

Lab tests can get your health on check while you age. Take these blood tests every year to identify nutritional deficiencies and meet your health goals.

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Endocannabinoid System 101: Is There a CBD Alternative?

What is the endocannabinoid system and how does CBD support it? Some natural alternatives to CBD.

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Clean Eating: Tips for a Healthy Pantry

Here's how to stock your pantry with healthy food staples—so you can eat clean every day.

DIY: Homemade Face Masks For Coronavirus

This DIY article tells you how to make a no-sew mask from a bandana—so you can easily mask up, stay safe and be comfortable.

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6 Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

Need another reason to exercise? How about six! Here’s half a dozen ways exercise changes your brain, supporting memory, cognition and more.

Woman vacuuming cushions on couch for easy calorie burning

Best Cardio Chores to Burn Calories at Home

Not motivated to work out after cleaning, or maybe all those chores made you too tired to exercise? Life Extension's exclusive house-cleaning-cardio is the answer.