Have you ever had butterflies in your tummy before a big event? Or felt a queasy feeling in your stomach when things weren’t quite right? Or relied on your “gut instinct” when making an important decision? Why do we feel things emotionally in our gut? Scientists have learned that we have a second brain, called the enteric brain. It’s located in the gut and it affects your mood. Time to meet your gut, your second brain. [Read more…] about Your Gut, Your Second Brain
For many people, the very first sign of autoimmune illness is IBS, irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is characterized by alternating diarrhea and constipation, indigestion, nausea, passing excessive amounts of gas, and other gastrointestinal distress. Because it’s a syndrome, you don’t have to have all the symptoms to be diagnosed with IBS. As many as 60% of people with IBS also have fibromyalgia. Both are caused by leaky gut. Here are 4 unsettling symptoms of IBS and what to do about it. [Read more…] about 4 Unsettling Symptoms of IBS and What to Do About It
In 1993, an advertising company developed the “got milk?™” campaign. It became the most successful commodity advertisement in history and still runs to this day. It has been incredibly influential on the way a generation of parents feeds their children. It seemed to validate the idea (around for even more generations) that humans need cow’s milk and other dairy products for essential health. But does the science validate this sentiment? Why do we think milk is healthy for human consumption?