Maybe you feel a little nervous about the Christmas Holidays season or your much awaited and deserved vacations because you know there will be some late nights, too many drinks, and indulgences on delicious foods… If you are dealing with adrenal fatigue or weight loss resistance, going into a festive time can be a little anxiety-inducing.
Or maybe you have done a lot of great progress lately in...
Mindfulness reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, thereby lowering inflammation and improving sleep. All of these can have massive effects on your physical and mental health.
Let’s now briefly go over the research in three main areas: mood, weight, and gut health.
Adrenaline and cortisol are the stress hormones that give you the commonly known adrenaline rush; when you're totally alert and living in the moment. This feeling is known as your body's "fight or flight" response.
Some people (perhaps you?) just love that intense feeling.
The release of hormones in the fight or flight response is your body's normal reaction to stress. St...
Inflammation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and diabetes, just to name a few. Instead of writing all about what it is, how it's measured, and where it comes from, in this post we focus on some foods packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants that are proven to help reduce it!
With the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, there is no denying it anymore. It's no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain.
Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways.
I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions.
What I'm talking about is an intolerance, meaning you do not tolerate a specific food very well and it causes immediate or chronic symptoms anywhere in the body.
Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we have confronted or escaped the danger. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society - it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic.
more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we're not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD, etc. We're talking about all kinds of issues like allergies, pain, mood disorders, and nutrient deficiencies.