An unhappy New Year?

It’s the first week of January and the start of a new and fresh year. The weather is mild for January and I’m surrounded by my people. However, the weather is irritating me because it’s making me feel guilty for not enjoying it, but I just don’t have the energy. I find myself hiding in the toilet to avoid a conversation with my children and as of late, seem to think it’s OK to sleep and live in the same clothes for days on end. I surveyed my doings in the last few days and have come up with a very logical and real conclusion…I have what I like to call, “The Sugar Blues”.  I confess, I. Have. Indulged. I’m a Holistic Nutritionist and have down right skanked out when it came to food and alcohol consumption over the holidays and I am paying for it emotionally.  I’m a big believer in balance when it comes to everything in life, but I know when I have tipped the balance scale too far in one direction. Plain and simple, too much sugar alone can lead to depression, anxiety and stress. YES SUGAR! Furthermore, as we have said before our gut health in general, is largely responsible for many critical functions of the body. This includes: the Digestive System, Immune System as well plays a role in the communication that goes on between the brain and the gut. Significant stores of dopamine and Serotonin the feel good nerutransmitters are found in the gut. A nice reminder to my mommy friends: all of this goes for the little people in our lives as well. So knowing this, I already feel better. I have gained some control here. It’s time to stop, take a breath and nourish myself again. Sorry vino, you and I need a break from each other. I love you but it’s you, not me. Don’t call me. Bone broth and real and fermented foods are my true loves. They just bring out the best in me.  I know it, my husband knows it, my kids know it and my mind and behind both know it too. So let’s try this again. Here is to a HAPPY NEW YEAR! WOOT WOOT! Here is to this BEAUTIFUL mild weather and here is to some balance again. Ditch the sugar and nourish your body for a healthier and happier mind. Just Shut Up and Try It! ;) A few steps to a healthy Gut:
  1. Avoid refined sugar
  2. Eat the right balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats or supplement with a high-quality fish oil.
  3. Avoid trans fats (found in processed food).
  4. Eat more soups & stocks. BONE BROTH MY FRIENDS!
  5. Stress less and enjoy the ones you love
  6. Eat more fermented & living foods: Just Shut Up and Try it! ;)

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