Can eating a chocolate bar can change you from a “hangry” monster to a calm and cheerful person? Are tantrums and bad behaviour in birthday party children caused by too much sugar. What does sugar do to the brain?
More and more people are choosing to avoid gluten. When asked, proponents often claim that they feel better for it, or simply that they feel it is a healthier option. On the other hand, dieticians and doctors tend to look unfavourably on such practice unless a person has a demonstrable gluten intolerance. So, should you be avoiding gluten?
Problems in our gut can cause more than just tummy troubles; they can be a root cause behind many chronic health issues. Gut imbalances have been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and hashimotos thyroiditis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema and rosacea?and scientists keep finding more links. A gut healing program is central to effective nutritonal therapy.
When we feel a bit low, we usually think it must be something to do with stresses and strains of life, perhaps we feel (or are told) we need to change our mental attitude. However, there are several nutrition and lifestyle factors that can affect mood and some small tweaks here may reap great benefits.
It’s funny how we look forward to enjoying the forthcoming festivities and yet often over-indulgence means that instead of enjoyment we can suffer bloating, nausea, a sore-head and a feeling of guilt! Perhaps it is a mind-set issue? “If I haven’t eaten and drunk to excess I can’t have had fun”? Or that the stress of organising it all and/or putting up with relatives we can’t stand forces us to resort to comfort food and alcohol? Here’s my plan for enjoying myself but still feeling good.