Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

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.

How to Improve Gut Health

How to Improve Gut Health

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.

All About Digestive Enzymes

All About Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzyme supplements are NOT for everyone. Find out who should avoid them in this well-referenced article.

How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

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.

Is My Poop Normal?

Is My Poop Normal?

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.

4 Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

4 Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

  Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post.   I respect you too much to make empty promises and ..Continue Reading

5 Ways to Make Cooking More Fun

5 Ways to Make Cooking More Fun

  If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you?   I know that sometimes I don’t find cooking to be all that fun. I can get into a rut just like everyone else. So that’s why I’ve listed my best “fun” cooking ..Continue Reading

Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. And being hydrated is essential for health. I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient of them all. Water is needed for every cell and function in your body. Water is a huge part ..Continue Reading

Virgin Raspberry Mojito

Virgin Raspberry Mojito

  Refreshing and delicious, perfect for all of your summer adventures. Did you make this recipe? Leave your comments below, I’d love to hear your feedback.  

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or ..Continue Reading