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Stress, Anxiety and the Foods You Choose
Stress, Anxiety and the Foods You Choose
What do you reach for when you are under stress? A bag of chips? A pint of ice cream? What is your “comfort food” of choice? Stress eating or emotional eating may temporarily make you feel better but in the long term, I promise, you will regret it
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Canada's Food Guide: What it Means for You!
After more than a decade, Canada’s Food Guide has received an overhaul! Goodbye dairy and specific serving sizes and hello plant-based proteins and mindful portion control! While you can read all the details on their website, we thought we would give you a brief overview of the main changes and what they mean for your mental health.
Nourishing Your Second Brain
Nourishing Your Second Brain
Did you know that you have a second brain? There is a ‘second brain’ in your body that is closely connected to how you feel, react and ‘digest’ your day. On a physical level, ‘digest’ refers to your guts - your small and large intestines.Studies have shown that there is a connection between the health of our intestines and our mood and behaviour. When we are not feeling well mentally, there is a good chance that the intestinal tract needs our attention. Which also means that if the intestines are working well, you will feel more balanced, calm and focused. Try it out for yourself! Read through the suggestions listed below and choose one at a time and see how you feel.
The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen
The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen
You have probably heard that when possible, you should try eating organic produce. However, eating a diet full of organic produce can be quite expensive and not feasible for us all. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group issued a shopper’s guide to help with this concern. The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen outlines which fruits and vegetables are the most and least likely to be contaminated with pesticides.
Why You Should Swap Your Morning Cup of Coffee For One of These
Why You Should Swap Your Morning Cup of Coffee For One of These
Do you ENJOY the earthy taste of coffee and the comfort it may bring you? Or, perhaps you feel you NEED that morning dose of caffeine to get you out of bed? We have outlined a few ancient medicinal coffee substitutes, that not only share coffee’s earthy flavour profile, but also have some powerful health benefits, including mood-lifting properties. Plus, these substitutes do not bring along the same negative side-effects exhibited after drinking coffee.
Christmas Thyme
Christmas Thyme
Its one of the most magical and festive times of the year. It has us planning parties, attending countless gatherings, and connecting with our friends and family. While these gathering can bring excitement and happiness, they can also bring about anxiety due to the indulgent foods and desserts we know are going to be front and centre on the tables.
Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety
Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety
Magnesium deficiency has been linked with several emotional struggles, including generalized anxiety, depression and panic attack disorder. Chronic stress further reduces overall magnesium levels in the body. Combined, this creates a negative cycle easy to be trapped in.
Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Depression and Anxiety, Even Schizophrenia?
Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Depression and Anxiety, Even Schizophrenia?
First, let’s look at a few common mental disorders and their features. Then, I’ll walk you through some of the current issues facing the mental health community before we dive into the scientific evidence that suggests the ketogenic diet treats schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Ask the Experts: Nutrition Question
Ask the Experts: Nutrition Question
"Everyone tells me I need to eat but when I'm stressed out (which is often) I don't feel like eating. If I do eat, the food just sits there and I end up with a stomach ache. What should I do?"
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