All posts by Deborah

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Pilates instructor, Registered Dietitian wife & mom of 2.

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

Adrenal fatigue is thought to be
one of the (many) health issues that can be attributed to our high-stress
lifestyles.

Because there is no widely
accepted definitive test for adrenal fatigue, it’s still quite controversial.

Fatigue, cravings, inability to
sleep, and mood swings are real.

And common.

Let’s dive into what we know about adrenal fatigue, and learn some ways to deal with it, including a non-food recipe (at the bottom).

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

You know that you can have gastrointestinal symptoms when you’re stressed or nervous. We’ve all experienced that.

 But, you may have also heard about the “gut-brain connection.” That your gastrointestinal system, lovingly called the “gut,” not only talks to your brain (yes, talks “to” your brain) but is kind of its own brain (a “second brain”).

And that it may influence your actual brain.

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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

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You probably know that I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners. I’d much rather you reduce your sugar intake naturally (because that’s not exactly a health food either).

And that can mean a long process of slowly adjusting your taste buds to less and less added sugar.

Artificial sweeteners just don’t seem to be the great weight-loss promoters they had hoped to be.

Want to know more?  Or, if you just want to skip right down to the “sweet enough” latte recipe, you can do that too.

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