Sleep, mood and gut bacteria

There are strong relationships between sleep, mood and gut bacteria. Sleep problems are closely related to mental health issues, stress and high cortisol.

Making sense of gut-brain connections

Until recently, we didn’t know how much our gut and brain interacted. Some people thought that our brains controlled everything we did, consciously and subconsciously. They were wrong!

Recent research confirms a gut-brain connection, a.k.a. “axis.” This microbiome-gut-brain axis is stronger and different than we had imagined. And with new technology, we’ve been able to study the gut microbes in a way that was not possible just a few years ago.

Let’s talk about how your gut microbes, your gut itself, your brain, and your mental health are all interconnected and influence each other! Plus, we’ll dive into some “mood foods,” as well as stress reducing activities that can help with gut issues.

Stress-free holidays

The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and warmth along with it. There's something extra special about this time of year -- but it doesn't come without challenges. A great deal of added stress is dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our...
20 Tasty Ways to serve carrots

20 Tasty Ways to Serve Carrots

Carrots are delicious fresh from the ground. You don’t need to peel freshly picked organic carrots, just wash the dirt off.  In fact the outer layer of the skin is full of nutrients. If you can’t get carrots fresh from your own garden, try buying them at the farmers’...

Help! My kids won’t eat vegetables

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Jenna Kelland is a holistic nutrition professional and adult educator. Her interest in nutrition comes from her experience with her own health issues and helping her three children to feel better through food choices. 

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