Category Archives: Stress

mood and food

This is one of the most pop­u­lar ques­tions a nutri­tion­ist is asked.  How can i improve my mood?   This top­ic is vast and i always stress that dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tices like med­i­ta­tion and deep breath­ing exer­cis­es or phys­i­cal move­ment exer­cis­es like Tai Chi are excel­lent for calm­ing the mind and enhanc­ing mood.  Even 10 min­utes spent in a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion in the morn­ing which you can select from the inter­net keeps your mood ele­vat­ed for most of the day.  When it comes to food, it gets com­pli­cat­ed.  All foods which enhance brain func­tion like fish oils usu­al­ly help.  B12 or a Multi‑B sup­ple­ment brings relief to most peo­ple.  They feel calmer and sharp­er at the same time.  Some peo­ple do not [Con­tin­ue read­ing…]

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My IBS Story

I was offi­cial­ly diag­nosed with IBS (irri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome) in 1995 although I prob­a­bly had this con­di­tion since child­hood. IBS is usu­al­ly diag­nosed by process of elim­i­na­tion after oth­er bow­el dis­eases which show up with dis­tinct inflam­ma­to­ry mark­ers like Crohn’s or Col­i­tis have been inves­ti­gat­ed first. Many IBS suf­fer­ers often go undi­ag­nosed for some time, even years, until their fam­i­ly doc­tor or a spe­cial­ist final­ly arrives at the IBS con­clu­sion. Many suf­fer­ers are told that they are sim­ply lac­tose intol­er­ant or have food sen­si­tiv­i­ties which are only a small part of the pic­ture. The ner­vous sys­tem and life/nutritional habits need to be investigated.

Chal­leng­ing stress­ful events can often lead to this IBS con­di­tion even though it may seem to the indi­vid­ual [Con­tin­ue read­ing…]

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