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 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?…

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…

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…

‘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…

‘Why am I experiencing sluggish digestion/constipation?’

Areas to examine: 1) Movement. If you’re movement revolves around going from the bed to the bathroom to the fridge to the sofa and repeat, it’s really no surprise your bowel movements are incomplete/limited. Your intestines are made up of smooth muscles which contract and relax in order to push the digested food through these…