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?…

Side Effects & Signs/Manifestations of Having Low Stomach Acid

In relation to yesterday’s post, I thought it was important to highlight some of the signs and side effects of not having enough/any stomach acid. -your hair/nails aren’t growing properly. -you feel knackered, a lot. -when you eat meat or animal products, it feels like food just gets stuck in your gut for ages –…

Stomach acid 101

Did you know that when we eat a meal which contains protein, our body sends a hormonal signal to the stomach to start releasing a highly acidic solution in order to chemically digest our meal?⠀The acidity content of our stomach acid is so high, that if it was exposed on to your skin, it would…

Delicious Liver Lovin’ Salad Recipe

This is my new favourite salad du jour.⠀⠀This salad’s ingredients:⠀-help encourage the population of good gut bacteria⠀-helps raise stomach acid levels to help chemically digest the food to a liquidy form, so that it can move freely throughout the intestinal tract.⠀-keep your tummy debloated⠀-removes water retention/swelling⠀-helps remove toxins from the blood⠀-provides LOADS of nutrients &…

‘Why am I experiencing sluggish digestion/constipation?’Areas to examine: part 3

9) You drink too much coffee/shouldn’t be drinking it.⠀Coffee dehydrates the intestines. Your bowels need water to get things moving.⠀Opt for a tea (caffeinated or not).⠀10) You eat too many hard/dehydrated foods which are difficult to break down and they rot in your gut.⠀Crisps, bread, crackers, biscuits. These are the worst offenders.⠀Foods like papaya, kiwi…