Bacteria. A word that sends shivers down our spine. We have heard countless times how bacteria can cause harm, but have you heard about "friendly" bacteria yet? Yes, bacteria is not always a bad thing. Humans have more bacterial cells (a LOT more) than human cells. Bacteria live on the skin, in the nose and ears, and, most of all, in the gut.
Let's recap. Let me introduce you to THE GUT and the MICROBIOME.
Hormones have profound effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. These chemical messengers play a major role in controlling your appetite, weight and mood, among other things, but many people overlook hormonal issues when evaluating why they suffer from various health issues, and they tend to forget that hormones play a key role.
When the delicate balance between all these hormones gets lost due to aging, exposure to environmental toxins, illness or severe stress, physical symptoms begin to disrupt daily life activities.
A healthy diet is the foundation of balancing hormones naturally. Hence, consuming a nutrient dense diet which is a perfect combination of carbohydrates, proteins and good fats becomes essential. Those suspecting their body chemistry may have lost its hormonal groove can often find relief from making dietary changes that promote hormone health.
I know summer hasn't arrived yet, but I truly believe smoothies are a great option all year round. Smoothies are a great way of providing your body with lots of vitamins, minerals and goodness in a tasty and colorful way.
The fact that you can easily replace a meal with a smoothie is another plus, and is a great option for when you don't have lots of time to enjoy a proper lunch or breakfast.
They are easy and fast to make. You just 'throw' all your ingredients on and let your blend do the rest, and you can add fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, basically whatever you want. Combinations and recipes are infinite, and you will have so many options on the internet that you could probably try a different recipe every day for 10 years without repeating yourself.
If you’ve noticed that you’re often sick, feel fatigued or have other importuning symptoms you can’t figure out, it may mean your immune system is weakened.
Attempting to boost the various cells of your immune system is especially complicated because there are so many different kinds of cells in the immune system that respond to so many different microbes in so many ways. Which cells should you boost, and to what number? So far, scientists do not know the answer.
But despite its complexity, there are everyday lifestyle habits you can focus on to help give your immune system what it needs to stay in balance, and to fight off an infection or illness without triggering an immune disorder.
Just as the way you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep at night, so the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine.
Beyond making us tired and moody, poor sleep has immediate negative effects on our hormones, exercise performance, and brain function, and over the long-term, chronic sleep loss can wreak havoc on mental and physical health, increasing our propensity for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Stop loading up on caffeine or sneaking in naps and use our top tips to help get the shut-eye you need to manage your health.