Ever since I started this blog, I’ve been on a quest; a quest to understand the relationship between food, the gut and mood. I want to know how the physiological part connects to the psychological. The food we eat affects the gut and the gut is the primary producer of serotonin, which directly impacts our brain and therefore our mood.Read More
Very few people think of depression as a gut issue. Depression is typically linked to being a chemical imbalance in the brain. But understanding how the foods we eat affect our moods and general disposition can have a life changing impact on our every day.Read More
Every year around November, I start to feel a shift in my mood. The days of going for walks in the sun have been replaced by Netflix, which is not necessarily a bad thing for some. However for others, the lack of outdoor time and diminished daylight can contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).Read More
We live in a very stressful world, no one can dispute this. Currently there are 40 million Americans suffering from some anxiety related disorder ranging from mild to severe. Though it is still taboo to discuss mental health issues openly as one is viewed as "weak", many people report feeling some level of anxiety, which leads me to believe that a lot more of us are walking around anxious and stressed than we think.Read More
Unless you've been living under a rock (in which case, I envy you), you're probably aware of the recent prominent suicides that have taken place. One in particular affected me deeply. Anthony Bourdain was someone I looked up to and admired since his mid 2000's show No Reservations. His eloquence and approach to culture and food was unmatched. His authenticity and earnest way of speaking, gave me hope that there is a way to unite people and break down the man made borders we've created. How could someone who seemingly had everything take his own life?Read More
It's almost Thanksgiving and this means we're about to enter the holiday season. I can almost feel the eerie calm before the storm - before waves of pressure, obligation, stress and anxiety sweep over us.