After a hiatus due to travel and illness, Web Wellness Wednesday is back!
So much good stuff about health and nutrition to discuss this week. Chief among the top news stories, is this gem that the FDA is banning artificial trans fats in the food supply by 2017 because they post a serious health risk to the general public. It's about time!
You may have noticed that you are hearing more and more lately about the importance of the gut to everything from your mental health (most of your serotonin is produced in the gut) to your immune system (70-80% of your immune system resides within the gut and the good bacteria found there). Scientific American recently published this excerpt about understanding the gut-brain connection. Want to lose weight? Your answer might lie in that connection.
And if you don't have time to sit down and read that, here are some quick reads on the relationship between the gut and common health problems, skin issues, and joint pain.
During my freshman year of college, I was voted the messiest person in my dorm. At the time, it was treated as something shameful. Now I see, and science supports, that I am a creative person and need to nurture that. In fact, when I work with clients on everything from weight loss to autoimmune challenges, we always address the role creativity plays in both the healing process and the maintenance of feeling good. So tell me, how do you indulge your creative side?