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…)
When we are stressed out and tired it’s easy to fall back on mindless eating of sugary and simple carb foods. We actually want them because our body is calling out for quick energy, a fix, at a stressed out time. But this isn’t the way to get it. When you reach for the sugary and processed stuff, realize it’s not in there before brain fog takes over your senses making it even tougher for you to get out from under the attraction to the brain-numbing foods.
Food that’s manufactured, processed, GMO’s and sugars of all kinds, can fog your mind and shut down critical thinking, numbing you out to solutions and clear thinking as you go through your day. If you ever needed a clear head it’s when you are stressed and tired because you’re already at a disadvantage. On the other hand, eating nutrient foods, yes even mindlessly, will help you think better, be more alert and energized. (more…)