Mood Foods & More..

Mood Foods & More..

Health food for fitness concept with fresh fruit, vegetables, pulses, herbs, spices, nuts, grains, and pulses. High in anthocyanins, antioxidants, smart carbohydrates, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins.

Whole Foods that help your mood,

Recently one of my clients asked me about what sort of foods he could incorporate into his diet that would help not only his mood but also sustain him and ultimately help him recover from addictions.

My reply is more or less what I have written here, which I believe is worth sharing with my subscribers.

While any ‘whole food’ is good for your brain, thus assisting with addiction and helping one to cope, certain whole foods are especially good for early recovery because their nutrients can boost brain health and mood, alleviate some of the mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal, and speed the healing process. (more…)

Tripping Over Pumpkins

Tripping Over Pumpkins

Recently while my husband Darryl, was dumping a full wheelbarrow of garden debris into our Mulch pile, he quite literally ‘tripped over the largest pumpkin’ we have ever grown.  It was magnificent and ready to be picked right at that moment! So he brought it up to the house with a proud look on his face, and I was delighted to take delivery of our wild, homegrown creation.

On close inspection around the banana trees and pumpkin patch, we could see there were more pumpkins developing. This got me thinking about our garden and the extraordinary growth and advancement that has taken place, particularly over the last 16 months. They say that ‘every problem of the world can be solved with a garden‘.  I agree with this sentiment so much, as I have felt the therapy of my garden on many an occasion.  I find myself preferring the company of my plants for longer periods of time.  As I draw in the vibration of the green leaves and aesthetics of the flowers and their scents, there is no better place to be.  What about you?  Do you have a garden?

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‘Attitude of Gratitude’

‘Attitude of Gratitude’

Waking up ‘grateful’ is the best tonic for ‘life’, but it doesn’t just happen, you put steps in place so that all of that gratitude just rolls in, and this is how I do it…

I start with exercise, yes even when I don’t feel very energetic, I make an effort because movement + mindset = positive feelings.  That equation has been revolutionary for me, and I wanted to share that idea with you. (more…)

Behind the Song ‘Hey Jude’

Behind the Song ‘Hey Jude’

I love to listen to the lyrics of most songs that I hear and analyze the meaning if I can.  I’ve had problems with songs, like Australia Crawls ‘Reckless’, I could hardly understand the lyrics for a while, but that’s okay once I looked up the lyrics it made more sense, but my article today is about a beautiful song by the English rock band, The Beatles, which was released as a single in August 1968. Hey Jude is a song that was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. (more…)

Niacin, Vitamin B3 – We Need It More Now Than Ever!

Niacin, Vitamin B3 – We Need It More Now Than Ever!

 

Niacin Why We Need It!

What do you know about Niacin?  Like most people, probably not much!  Niacin (Vitamin B3) is one of the most underrated players in the B Complex Vitamins. Your body gets niacin through food but also makes small amounts from the amino acid *Ltryptophan. Every part of your body needs Niacin to function properly.

As a supplement, niacin is vital, especially for ‘mental health’, balancing emotions, and dealing with good and bad news. Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis, and boost brain function, among other benefits. Let’s focus on the brain function part first. As you are reading this, your comprehension is related to how much Niacin is circulating through your nervous system. Niacin is water-soluble, so your body doesn’t store it very well. This also means that your body can excrete excess amounts of the Niacin if it’s not needed. (more…)

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