A Reminder About Which Foods/Nutrients Can Boost Your Mood

It’s very telling that both myself and @drmarkhyman have been focusing on the food and mood topic at the same time, given everything that’s going on around the world at the moment. It’s great to know about what factors in our diet and lifestyle might be hindering our mood and mental wellbeing, and it’s even…

A little bit more on how food affects our mood

How timely that the amazing Dr Mark Hyman releases this post just as I’m in the middle of the relaxation series. Now that you have some pretty decent background knowledge about the various ways in which foods can influence how we feel and our decision making skills, have a read below to see tangible results…

Why & How Microorganisms Can Be Messing With Your Mood

Why & how microorganisms can be messing with your mood⠀If we have an imbalanced environment in our gut, this is what could be causing it:⠀-a nasty bacterial strain (bad bacteria). Look at your daily diet (diet drinks, sugar, trans fats, processed foods, chemicals, synthetic oestrogens, etc), OR have you recently had an upset stomach after…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 3.

Your Essential Fatty Acid Intake Oily fish for omnivores/pescatarians, fish oil supplements (not cod liver oil) or algae supplements for vegans are important for mood. Why? Because they have been scientifically proven to lower inflammation while improving cognitive help (wrote a whole post about omega-3 – scroll back!). Is your diet is high in absorbable…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 2

Inflammation (eating inflammatory foods which launch an immune response).⠀Eating foods which have been proven to be inflammatory like dairy, peanuts & gluten can increase inflammation in the body. So if you’re feeling a bit sad, cheese & bread aren’t going to help.⠀Additionally, are you eating foods which you know your body doesn’t react well to?…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 1

I had a request to make a post about foods which can affect your mood – for the better and worse. This is the perfect time to explore this topic, and help get a better understanding of how we can help ourselves. When it comes to food, mood is affected by several factors. Here are…

The Mood & Relaxation Series

I’ve dedicated the next few days’ posts to topics surrounding our mood.⠀We can’t do much to control the national or global circumstances, but we have a lot of power in deciding what we want in our internal world and immediate environment.⠀I’ve prepared posts on:⠀-breathing exercises which can instantly shift the body from fight or flight…

Fattoush Salad Edit

Fattoush Salad Edit⠀This is my favourite salad of all time, so I have been playing around with the recipe for years. Tweaking it to my personal taste.⠀I do love the bread but I removed it as I don’t really want to eat bread often. I also introduced some tangy fruit to meet my 10 a…

Lux Spicy Chicken – Pan-fried (to perfection) method.

I would normally advocate for slow cooking this chicken via slow roasting in the oven, or stewing on the stove top, as this is the healthier option. However, if you eat & cook clean for 80% of your diet, you can afford to relax your rules and have a pan fried (very different to deep…

Jollof Rice Recipe – Lux Edition

So after many MANY attempts of trying to make Jollof all on my own, with no one to show me, this is what I found out: -internet aunties don’t want you to prosper and make this as nice as them, because they’re always leaving something out of the recipe 😂 So I came up with…