Can Fermented Foods Make You More Sociable?

Can Fermented Foods Make You More Sociable?

July 09, 2019 0 Comments

In a recent study looking at young adults, an association was found between eating fermented foods and a reduction in social anxiety.  Researchers found that amongst students who were prone to being anxious and hyper, those who ate fermented foods were less anxious overall and that included social circumstances. Less anxiety = more sociable. Who knew it could be that simple?

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Men and Women are More Different Than We Thought

Men and Women are More Different Than We Thought

July 03, 2019 0 Comments

Do you think the differences between men and women is just about X and Y chromosomes and estrogen and testosterone levels? Well, science is starting to shed even more light on the subject and it seems our gut bacteria are different, too.

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The Key To Good Thyroid Function

The Key To Good Thyroid Function

June 25, 2019 0 Comments

Thyroid issues seem to be on the rise and health professionals are looking in different areas for a smoking gun. Some blame gluten. Some assume everyone has an autoimmune condition like Hashimoto’s, even without a proper diagnosis.

And most approach the thyroid, like it is the problem and therefore giving it some key nutrients will solve the problem.

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Kale and Pear Salad

Kale and Pear Salad

June 22, 2019 0 Comments

Kale and pears are both good liver foods, and great prebiotics for the gut as are the onions and parsley. The avocado and cashews add some good quality fats and the yogurt provides both prebiotic and probiotics. 

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Can One Food Make A Difference For Weight Loss?

Can One Food Make A Difference For Weight Loss?

June 16, 2019 0 Comments

We often wonder if there is a magic bullet for weight loss. The short answer is no. However, research is discovering some fascinating pieces of information and one food that may help is kimchi.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

June 10, 2019 0 Comments

There is no rule that says that hormone health does not include a treat. Here is a simple cookie that includes dark chocolate – which is also good for the liver. Life is to be enjoyed and that includes treats. The spelt flour or brown rice floor is good for stabilizing blood sugar and also contains resistant starch which is good for the gut.

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Roasted Mushroom Kimchi Soup

Roasted Mushroom Kimchi Soup

June 05, 2019 0 Comments

Nothing is better than soup for lunch or dinner, and this roasted mushroom kimchi soup dish is a treat the whole family will enjoy. Mushrooms have numerous health benefits and kimchi is known to be loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. This soup is not only nutritious, but delicious! 

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Three Tips To Help Balance Hormones

Three Tips To Help Balance Hormones

June 01, 2019 0 Comments

Balancing hormones is complicated. But you have to start somewhere and there three things you can do to help which can give you a good idea as to how much work you have to do.

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Should You Do A Detox?

Should You Do A Detox?

May 27, 2019 0 Comments

It is important to understand what the goal of detoxing is supposed to be. The idea is that by severely reducing your food intake and existing on raw juices, the energy that is not being used for digestion, can be used to remove toxins a person may have been storing in their fat cells.

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Diet and Depression: The Link Between Them

Diet and Depression: The Link Between Them

May 23, 2019 0 Comments

Is it possible for us eat drink and be merry (literally)? Well... It depends on what we eat and drink.

Research looking at diet shows that those consuming a traditional diet, rich in fermented foods, have significantly lower levels of depression and anxiety (25-30%) then those who consume a Westernized diet.

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How to Make 2019 the Year of Happy - Tips for Staying Happy and Stress Free

How to Make 2019 the Year of Happy - Tips for Staying Happy and Stress Free

January 16, 2019 0 Comments

Have you spent a lot of 2018 wishing that you were happier with your life and less stressed? A lot of the time, we take our happiness cues from the outside, especially ones that other people can see. And if we don’t meet these standards or ideals, we can quickly feel that happiness is out of reach. Rather than putting your ideals of happiness onto other people or in material things, it’s super important to recognize that true happiness has to come from within you. Ready to start finding your happy in 2019? Here are some tips for being happier and less stressed in the year ahead. 

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What Health and Wellness Goals Will You Set for 2019?

What Health and Wellness Goals Will You Set for 2019?

January 09, 2019 0 Comments

Are you planning to improve your health and wellness goals in 2019? If the past year hasn’t gone quite as you planned on the health and wellbeing front, the New Year is a great time to think about where you’d like to be - both this time next year and much further down the line. Here are some tips for setting some goals that will improve your health and wellness, and some of the key areas that you might want to focus on.

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