In this month's edition of Julie's Medicine Cabinet, our founder shares her latest discoveries for 2024, a year she's dedicated to Focus and Grounding. Julie's approach to wellness is holistic, emphasizing diet, hydration, movement, connection with nature, and sleep hygiene. As part of her journey, she's embraced some groundbreaking tools and supplements that have not just complemented her lifestyle but have been transformational.
"My friend introduced me to the Opal App, and it's been like having a vigilant guardian overseeing my screen time," Julie recounts. This app, known for its effectiveness in screen time management, has enabled Julie to limit her Instagram usage to 15 minutes six days a week, with one free day. The result? She's reclaimed a significant amount of time, leading to enhanced focus and productivity. "The progress reports from Opal are eye-opening. I feel like I've gotten years of my life back."
2024 has brought a new player into Julie's wellness arsenal: Lithium Orotate. Despite its name, this is a low-dose, natural mineral form quite different from its synthetic counterpart. "While I urge everyone to do their own research as this isn't medical advice, I personally experienced a noticeable difference after just one dose," Julie shares. Lithium Orotate is gaining attention for its potential to enhance neuroplasticity and the brain's ability to form new neural connections, which are vital for learning and memory. It is thought to stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which supports neuron survival and encourages the growth of new neurons and synapses. This action may significantly aid in improving cognitive functions and maintaining mental clarity. Julie describes it as a game-changer, particularly for its potential impact on cognition and consciousness. "In the world of supplements, it stands out for its cognitive benefits," she adds, highlighting its unique role in her focus-driven regimen for the year.
Julie's secret weapon for combating the 'sitting is the new smoking' syndrome? The Focus Timer. "It's a simple hack, but it's transformed how I balance work and personal health," she explains. This tool reminds her to take breaks, hydrate, and enjoy some sunlight, ensuring that while she's focused on her work, her health doesn't take a backseat.
Each of these tools and supplements plays a unique role in Julie's 2024 focus and grounding strategy. From the digital assistance of the Opal App to the subtle yet powerful impact of Lithium Orotate and the practicality of the Focus Timer, Julie's regimen is tailored to enhance mental clarity, physical health, and overall well-being.
"Remember, it's about finding what works for you," Julie advises. "These are my new go-to's this year, and I'm thrilled to share their benefits with others looking to enhance their focus and grounding in the ever-evolving wellness journey."