Eat until you are 80% full. What does that mean? If hunger falls on a scale from 1-10 (1 being so ravenous you’d eat the table and 10 means you’re so uncomfortable because you’ve overeaten that you need to lie down or are sweating), about a 6-7 on that scale is...
Did you know your gut is the foundation for health in your body? When your gut is imbalanced, your immune system, serotonin levels (a mood-boosting chemical), and hormones don't work as best as they can, making it more challenging to stay healthy. When the gut runs...
As a Chicago-area resident, I have noticed our days are definitely getting cooler and darker! Less sunlight decreases the feel-good chemical, serotonin, which influences appetite, mood, and sleep quality.
Excitotoxins, usually amino acids, are added to foods to make them taste better. Well, more like taste buds on steroids!
Are you getting enough potassium? There are vital nutrients that may be missing from our diets or what we do get falls short of what our bodies need to feel our best. One of these is potassium.
Less sunlight decreases serotonin (the feel good chemical) to your brain, depletes our Vitamin D stores, keeps us on our couches and tends to slow us down overall (think tired, less exercise, zzz).
Without adequate serotonin production, our brains get inflamed and moods are dampened while carbohydrate cravings intensify.
A microbiome is the ecosystem that lives in your gut. It’s called our ‘second brain’ because of the many neurons that connect it with our (first) brain.