Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. It plays a significant role in many bodily functions, including how it controls our blood sugar levels. It usually starts higher in the morning and then gradually decreases as the day goes on. You need to lower cortisol levels is stress is impacting your health.
Fibre-rich foods are an essential part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. Fibre is a prebiotic, which means it acts as food for the good bacteria in our gut. These bacteria, known as gut microflora, are critical for every organ system in the body, affecting everything from our immune system to our moods.
Aside from the nutritional value we need from our meals, it’s important you find a way to add connection to your eating habits. Food plays an essential part in celebrations, culture, making memories, and spending time with loved ones. Here are some ways to add meaning and connection to your eating habits and genuinely enjoy the experience of nourishing yourself through food…
Who else feels like managing your stress through the holidays is all too much? The holidays should be full of joy, laughter, friends, family, and relaxation. While this can be true, there’s no denying there’s a whole lot of stress surrounding the holidays as well. From planning parties to shopping lists, the holiday stress can quickly take over the fun. Here are some ways to manage your stress through the holidays, so you can…
From delicious, fancy dinners to spending quality time with loved ones, there’s nothing better than this time of year. However, it all seems to pass by so quickly, and before we know it, we’re back to work feeling just as burnt out and rushed. This year, let’s slow down the pace. Here are some practical tips for slowing down and enjoying the holiday season.
How we feel can have tremendous effects on our physical well-being, both in positive and negative ways. Probably one of the clearest examples of this connection is the link between our thoughts and the digestive system, known as the gut-brain connection. Here we will look at what your thoughts have to do with your digestion.
It is becoming increasingly common to hear of people diagnosed with a food allergy or sensitivity. More people are being diagnosed with coeliac disease (allergy) or suspecting they react to specific foods (intolerance). Determining your food intolerance or allergy can be overwhelming and confusing.
Let’s face it— habits are hard to create. Before they can become ingrained in our routines, they require motivation, dedication, time, and effort. It’s not easy to stick to something new, but there is a method that works better than most efforts. Here are some tips on how to create a habit that sticks and how to use habit stacking to achieve your goals.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our health, yet most struggle to get a good night’s rest. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting quality sleep, there is no worse feeling than waking up in the morning and feeling tired and groggy. Here are some possible reasons why you aren’t sleeping well and what you can do to fix it. It’s time to get that rest you deserve (and so desperately need)!
Your relationship with food is something that takes a lifetime of intentionality. We are conditioned with so many thoughts, ideas, and beliefs from all angles, starting when we are small children. The relationship varies from person to person, and this idea of having a healthy relationship with food is incredibly individual. But, it’s a crucial part of having a good relationship with our bodies, and that is worth doing the work!