9 best mood boosting foods

9 best mood boosting foods

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.

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foods that improve mental clarity

foods that improve mental clarity

You know the feeling all too well. You wake up in the morning, eat a bowl of cereal, have a cup of coffee with sugar and cream and out the door you go. Mid-morning, you're starving and distracted, trying to get things done, but there's an underlying hum in your mind that keeps saying: "feed me, feed me"

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7 ways to treat seasonal affective disorder

7 ways to treat seasonal affective disorder

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 The days of going for walks in the sun have been replaced by Netflix, which is not necessarily a bad thing for some.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). 

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9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

If there is one neurotransmitter that continues to fascinate scientists and lay people alike, it's serotonin. While most people are familiar with serotonin in relation to mental health, not many understand the role serotonin plays in the gut as it relates to the brain as it relates to the gut...you get the idea. It's a symbiotic relationship and both the brain and gut rely on each other  in order to work optimally. 

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