IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN A HEALTHY GUT AND A HEALTHY MIND?
PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR US?
Have you ever experienced any kind of gut issue? Maybe it’s been as simple as feeling bloated after one too many sugary treats, or it’s been as serious as constant pain from a food intolerance.
Either way, most of us know this isn’t a good time for our tummy, but think harder: when you’ve experienced bloating, gas, stomach cramps or another kind of gut issue, how did you feel mentally? Chances are you felt upset, frustrated, embarrassed and not interested in doing anything that involves going outside or seeing people.
There is plenty of scientific evidence linking a healthy gut to a healthy, happy mind - especially if you’re forced to deal with an uncomfortable gut issue on a daily basis, and can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. An unhappy gut can affect your ability to deal with stress, it restricts the “feel-good” chemicals in your body, and really challenges your self-esteem and confidence.
HOW TO SPRING CLEAN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
Let’s be honest: being healthy in 2018 can be kinda tricky. Not because we don’t have enough healthy options (we’re spoilt for choice there), it’s just we don’t understand what a lot of those options actually are. From kimchi to activated almonds to ghee, it can be overwhelming to know what’s really healthy and what we should invite into our pantry.
There’s something very therapeutic about spring cleaning; it’s like doing a five-day juice cleanse for the soul. Maybe it’s because we’re finally removing things from our life we no longer need (but have hung onto for way too long) or maybe it’s because we feel like proper grown-ups who have their life together? Either way, spring cleaning is a sure-fire way to hit reset and start the new season with a fresh mindset (and house).
But what if we were able to carry that indescribable feeling through to the other areas of our life? What if our body and mind could feel as clean as our home.