Did you find yourself dreading the holidays? Do you fight off depression during the winter months when it can be dark, cold, grey, dreary – and stressful? The good news is that by choosing the right foods, you can eat your way into a better mood. “Mood foods” increase your levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin, among other things, contributes to feelings of happiness, relaxation, and general well-being.
As I promised last week, there are several arguments that support my decision to not be a food extremist – this week I will detail the first four reasons supported by science on why humans should eat a balanced diet and why we need more than just plants as nutrition.
Food is foundational for your existence, and it's likely you've forgotten why you eat. Even Western trained medical doctors haven't been taught the basic essentials about nutrition, so don't feel bad. It's the basis for your health and life and I’ll make it easy for you – keep reading to get a few simple Food Fixes that can change your health forever!