Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep?
All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately.
We all have some level of stress, right?
It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).
Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.
So here is an opportunity to try some new things.
I would like to share with you an easy recipe to help you get more prebiotic fibre into you diet.
Diversity of food is the key to help you develop more diversity of strains in the gut.
This means eating different foods and different varieties of each food.
This recipe is a good example. It contains three varieties of carrots plus yellow beets, Jerusalem artichokes and jicama, roasted with oil, herbs and garlic and served on a bed of spinach (garlic and spinach are also prebiotic).
If you are not familiar jicama, it may be a food you want to introduce yourself to. It is an amazing prebiotic with many vitamins and minerals. It helps stabilize blood sugar and lower inflammation. You should be able it to find in in your grocery store but if not, try Asian or Caribbean stores.
If you love chocolate and have you been waiting for someone to tell you that chocolate is good for your gut? Well, then today is your lucky day.
Have you been encouraged to stop eating carbohydrates? Do you think it will help you lose weight or worse, have you been convinced that carbohydrates, especially grains are bad for you? It is a shame that such misinformation circulates and so many people are confused about this important food group but it just shows that we need to apply some common sense before we remove foods groups from our diet.
We often wonder if there is a magic bullet for weight loss. The short answer is no. I posted about this on my personal Facebook yesterday, and lost some "friends" over it. However, research is discovering some fascinating pieces of information and one food that may help is kimchi.
Holy Moly! It has been so hot here in Calgary! And humid, which never happens. And with that we get hail storms, lots of lightning storms and Tornado Watches (Yikes)
As well it is Stampede going on! So I decided to give you (and your belly) a break from the corn dogs and funnel cakes y'all are enjoying while down at the chucks,
Here is a delicious and Healthy Ice Cream in honor of National Pina Colada Day!
Oh, the words "blood sugar."
Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections?
Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.
The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.
Certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellbeing Counselor