Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed your mood? Our guts and brains are physically and biochemically connected in multiple ways. The state of our digestive system can alter the way our brains work and behave. This gives new meaning to the phrase, "Food for thought".
By Risë Rafferty, RDN A 24-year-old male teacher began to have deviant thoughts of doing harm to his students. He sought professional help and complained of depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and anxiety along with the thoughts of inflicting harm. The counselor referred him to a psychologist. Thinking that perhaps he was possessed, he also sought
By Ocean Robbins You already know that vegetables are good for your health. But did you know that they are also good for your mood? A study led by researchers in New Zealand and published in the British Journal of Healthy Psychology found that eating fruits and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life. The study tracked 405
By Hannah Sentenac Why is gut health so important? And what are the best foods for gut health? Get answers so you can heal your gut, stay regular, and achieve good health. This article originally published on the Food Revolution Network. When someone suggests you should “go with your gut” — they’re more right than you
I've used this acronym many times to share a 1 min. synopsis of the best disease fighting foods we should be eating on a daily basis. Discover what G-BOMBS are and why you should eat them everyday in this informative and practical article by plant-food expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman. -Shama By Joel Fuhrman, MD |
Dr. Neil Nedley, MD Strategy #1: Sleep Matters Get 7 to 8 hours of regular nightly sleep, with at least 1 hour before midnight (2 or 3 hours are better) if at all possible. Make it a habit to go to sleep and arise at approximately the same time each day. For the greatest benefit,
By Risë Rafferty, RDN Carl had the typical cardio metabolic syndrome profile: diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. He approached me after a week into the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) that I was leading at the Adventist Health Medical Center. “I am not going to change the way I eat,” he said.
By Gabriel and Jennifer Arruda Depression is like a traveler. It often comes with baggage. It often brings other unwanted problems with it. Those who have depression often also deal with other issues such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, digestion problems, anxiety, and brain fog. What could be causing these other issues to come along