While Hippocrates coined the phrase, “all disease begins in the gut” thousands of years ago, current research is finding there’s much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom! If you think your intestinal tract is only responsible for digestion and waste elimination, think again… your gut also plays a big role in immune system function, the synthesis of essential nutrients, and balancing neurotransmitters important for brain and mood health. It’s even been referred to as our second brain by experts in the health professional community. It’s all about the health of our gut Your intestines are home to billions of bacteria, collectively known…
It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits. On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a cherished pastime, a conduit for connecting with friends and is infused into most of our social gatherings. How alcohol influences metabolism But, word on the street is that alcohol messes with your metabolism – big time! There’s a reason why they call it a “beer belly”….
When was the last time you woke up without an alarm, refreshed and didn’t need a big bucket of coffee to get going in the morning? There’s no question that we all want better sleep! But, with all of the distractions, and stresses of daily life-it’s a wonder how any of us sleep at all…ever! I blame it on today’s culture of “we’ve got to rise and grind!” in order to succeed-where we’re in a constant state of digital stimulation, hustle and bustle. Truth is, not getting enough sleep impacts our brain health and memory long term, and even our…
Sulfites refer to a group of chemical ingredients that are added to processed foods and drinks, mainly to serve as a preservative. Sulfite-containing ingredients can go by several names, including: · Sulphur dioxide · Sodium sulphite · Sodium metabisulfite · Calcium sulphite · Potassium hydrogen sulphite Sulfites are used to prevent browning/preserve color of foods, bleach flours, increase shelf life of processed foods, and maintain freshness. Where are sulfites found? Sulfites are commonly found in the following food and drink products: · Dried fruit · Shrimp & processed seafood · Soup mixes · Jams & jellies (sulfites present in pectin) · Baked goods & refrigerated/frozen ready-to-bake dough products (sulfites used as dough conditioner) …
SENESCENCE or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. (Eek, deterioration!) FACT: we all get older every single day and each person’s aging process will look different. But, despite Wikipedia’s definition of “biological aging”, don’t you think it’s about time that we should embrace it, rather than fear it, and spend gobs of money trying to turn back the hands of time? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senescence That said, if you’re motivated to live a full and healthy life as you age, then you might have to make some adjustments to your personal aging process, so you can spend more quality…