Darn right it does! All those nutrients in healthy food have a huge impact on your brain function and therefore your mood. Think as your body as one big machine, if all the parts are working properly by obtaining the right fuel, all systems should be good to go! 95% of serotonin is created in our gut and so is GABA. The bacteria in our gut is called our microbiome, a diverse ecosystem, and it makes up approximately 1 kg of weight in the average adult. This bacteria protects our intestinal lining, aids in digestion and the absorption of the nutrients found in what we eat, and even aids the manufacturing of neurotransmitters creating a link between our gut and our brain. When we eat nutrient rich whole foods we are enabling our bodies to function as they were designed. Probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods all aid our gut bacteria. Fibre rich foods help the bacteria in our colon. So bring on the whole foods (foods that have not been altered) and create a great ecosytem within you!…
I had severe asthma as a child, but my parents were very anti 'steroid filled puffers' and thank goodness. Of course had them when I needed them but they were smart to look hard at alternatives and quickly.
As a baby I had severe asthma attacks, by the time I was 12, I did not need another puffer again. I truly believe with faith, and a proper health plan, you can manage your own asthma. In worst case scenarios puffers are a good emergency go to, but should not be an everyday norm.
I found a great deal of relief breathing in menthol found in real essential oils including eucalyptus, not synthetic scents. A turning point came for me when I started seeing a reflexologist and my parents continued the recommended therapies at home including massaging the proper pressure points in my feet.
Often just changing your diet can alleviate severe asthma symptoms. Many foods contain anti inflammatory properties including raw fruits and veg, and wild salmon (not farmed).
Our health is so very important. When our bodies are working as they should, health=HEAL, when our amazing bodies can actually heal themselves from the inside. Nurture yourself :) Here's just a reminder of what to be conscious of when it comes to our personal health. Amy Green from the University of Calgary gave us some food for thought. Here's a brief synopsis:
Physical Wellness -sweat out toxins, exercise, sauna -eat foods that enable our bodies to be HEALthy -know your bodies sensitivities to food Spiritual Wellness -often people find this through religious means, we recommend skipping the 'religion' and having a close and intimate relationship with God directly -regular meditation, think even just 5 minutes a day -know how to forgive, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Be compassionate Intellectual Wellness -take part in creative processes -engage in life long learning, this can be different for everyone. Interact constantly with people smarter than yourself, visit galleries and museums,…