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Holistic Nutrition & Mental Health – 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Jun 17, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Most people understand the connection between nutrition and physical illness, yet few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and mental health.   Connections between nutrition and mental health:  – The brain is an organ with very high nutrient demands, on average it consumes 20% of a person’s daily caloric intake.  It is composed of 60% fat, and contains high concentrations of cholesterol and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as Omega-3s.– Mood enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain require building blocks (nutrients) from the food we eat such as, proteins, minerals and B vitamins.  Unfortunately, many people eat a diet ofRead more …

Gut / Brain Connection

Apr 9, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Imagine you just made a serious error at work.  Maybe you hit ‘reply all’ and sent an unintended message to your boss. YIKES – that’s doesn’t feel very good does it?  Perhaps you’re experiencing a sinking feeling in your gut…   We’re all familiar with gut feelings and the sayings that go along with them:   Gut wrenching Butterflies in your stomach Trust your gut   The gut/brain connection is more than a few phrases. The real players are the microbes that live in your gut.   There are multiple ways in which these microbes (consisting of bacteria, funghi, viruses…) impact howRead more …