While we know bad moods can lead to bad eating habits; it’s also true that bad eating habits can lead to bad moods.
Food can impact our moods because of two factors. First, the nutrients are the building blocks for everything in our body, including mood-regulating “neurotransmitters.” Second, what we eat affects our blood sugar levels, which also impact our moods.
There is a list of common healthy foods that have positive impacts on our mood. But some junky ones make us feel better sometimes too. Once we see this is as temporary (industry engineers processed food is designed to hit those “pleasure centers”), we can ditch those.
Plus, I have a super-easy dessert or snack recipe for you too. Especially if you crave the mood boost from sweets.
As we are heading into the colder months here in Canada, chances are that most people you speak to will tell you they have been ‘ sick’ with the flu. First, lets clear one thing up – a runny nose and a sore throat doth not the flu make. Cold ..Continue Reading
Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren’t health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation.
But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it…or does it?
As a practitioner, I recommend it. This post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start (or do more of).
And I bet you can’t wait to see what kind of “recipe” I have for you on mindfulness and meditation, can you?
It’s not just adults that have to deal with stress. The teenage years are among some of the hardest. There are various hormonal changes that we don’t understand and life around other teenagers is hard. Kids are mean!
With the school year drawing to a close, it can only mean one thing – the exam season is just around the corner! And with the dreaded assessments looming, many students will be pre-occupied over the coming weeks with revision and practicing old past papers. As a result, stress and ..Continue Reading
Does all disease really begin in the gut? Are there links between gut health and allergies, pain, or moods? Has the importance of gut health been under- or over-rated?
I spill the beans on gut health in my newest post here.
Digestive enzyme supplements are NOT for everyone. Find out who should avoid them in this well-referenced article.
Do you have gut issues (i.e., pain, bloating, gas, etc.), skin issues (i.e., acne, eczema, dry skin, etc.), allergies, or autoimmune disease? Do you suffer from Crohn’s, colitis, celiac disease, or IBS?
Leaky gut – What it is? How does it happen? What are the symptoms? What to eat and cut out of your diet to help soothe it.
All of these in a jam-packed post for you.
Have you always (secretly) wondered if your poop is “normal”? Did you know there are actually some standards you can use as a guide? Let me show you in my latest post.
Cardiovascular disease is an enormous health problem throughout the industrialized world. In Canada, approximately 1.6 million people suffer from some form of this condition. By adopting healthy behaviours, you can delay the onset of heart disease or stroke by as much as 14 years. Up to 80% of premature heart ..Continue Reading