Weight Loss MAP to Freedom

Decluttering your Digestion

When the new year comes, a frequent topic for magazines, TV hosts and bloggers to focus on is decluttering everywhere; closets, basement, pantry, office, make-up and file drawers. Annual may work for some, but for me it’s definitely more than a once a year clearing-out!

I find the more often I toss things out or give them away, the easier decluttering on a fairly regular basis becomes. What had once appeared to me a sparse closet after a major decluttering three years ago, I quickly discovered wasn’t sparse at all because I liked everything in it. I felt abundant in there, and I knew I’d feel good and look my best in whatever I picked out to wear. Plus, it was more manageable when I was scurrying to get it together and leave. (more…)

The Brain in Your Gut

Did you know that your gut is considered your second brain? Did you know that about 50% of the dopamine and 90% of the serotonin neurotransmitters in your body are produced  in your digestive track? 

Before human being’s brain developed the newest part of the brain, the third outermost layer called the cortex, the gut served as the guiding brain. “Gut instincts,” “I feel it in my gut,” and other such sayings developed from that and still true today when you listen to the messages coming from your gut.  (more…)