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 The days of going for walks in the sun have been replaced by Netflix, which is not necessarily a bad thing for some.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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9 benefits of the mostly paleo diet

9 benefits of the mostly paleo diet

I don't much like the term "diet". There is a lot of negativity associated with it so I don't use it often but in this case I'm using if for the sake of clarification. For me eating a close to paleo template is more of a lifestyle than a diet. I also say close to because I find the standard paleo diet to have some limitations. Having found a way of eating that works for me took a lot of trial and error but after 10 months of it, I can finally say I'm in a happy place. 

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what are adaptogens and why you need them

what are adaptogens and why you need them

Cold season is upon us. Unfortunately I do not have a good relationship with it. I've certainly had my fair share of cold viruses over the years but this past year has been especially bad as my son started pre-school. The stuff he brought home deserved some sort of trophy..."shittiest of shit cold viruses" award because that's how last year was. Months upon months of nothing but sickness. Sleepless nights and misery plagued our home.

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