The Gut/Brain Connection 

Have you ever felt nauseous or had butterflies in your stomach before making a presentation or making a big life change? There is a reason why we so often feel things in our gut when going through something stressful or exciting. The GI tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, sadness or excitement can trigger responses […]

The Power of Positive Thinking

I have been doing a lot of reading and research into positive thinking and how it impacts us.  I used to always think that because I come from a negative family that it’s just how I am and there isn’t much hope to change.  I am so thankful to know that I was wrong and […]

Natural Ways to Increase Serotonin 

Feeling blue? Did you know that 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut? What exactly is serotonin? It is a chemical that sends signals between your nerve cells. It is made from the essential amino acid, tryptophan, which enters your body through diet (found in things like nuts, turkey, cheese, eggs and red meat). […]

My Plexus Slim Review

There has been a lot of buzz and excitement online lately regarding the new and improved Plexus Slim. I, for one, couldn’t wait to get my hands on a package and try it for myself! So I was thrilled when I found out that I was one of the Ambassadors picked to get a free bag […]

Prebiotics vs Probiotics 

You may already know the importance of adding probiotics to your diet (if not you can find my post on probiotics here). But, do you know about  prebiotics and what they do?  Probiotics are good bacteria that keep your digestive system healthy. They are more delicate in nature and can be destroyed by heat and […]

Grape Seed Extract Benefits 

There are so many wonderful benefits of grape seed extract. On top of all the benefits listed in the image below, it also: *protects the liver *prevents plaque buildup in arteries *helps lower cholesterol  *improves skin elasticity  *helps combat macular degeneration, cataracts and eye strain *repairs connective tissues, which promotes quicker healing  That’s a pretty […]

Health Benefits of Oatmeal 

Oats are among the healthiest whole-grain foods out there. The benefits of oats are numerous: They are a good source of carbs, fibre and protein.  They’re a great source of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate and vitamins B5, B3 and B6. They can help with weight loss […]