Written by: Claudia Haller NBC-HWC
Cravings are something we all experience. While a desire for your favorite Thai restaurant doesn't always have a deeper meaning, your cravings are often trying to communicate something more to you. Sometimes cravings can be your body's way of telling you what you’re lacking. Deciphering these clues will give much insight into what's going on inside of you and how you can fix it.
Inflammation is something we hear a lot about, but where does it come from? Inflammation happens when a physical factor triggers an immune reaction; it is actually the body's normal response to injury or illness. However, when it persists over an extended period of time, it can cause a variety of health issues. Over time, chronic inflammation can trigger your immune system to attack healthy tissue and organs in your body which can increase your risk for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Are you someone that often questions why you feel the way you do? When you reflect on your day, do you ever wonder what triggered your discomfort at times? Many of us wonder about our bodily reactions, but how many of us actually act on them?
When our bodies react poorly to foods that we consume, we rarely ever take the time to figure out just what is causing our discomfort. Rather than just being curious about these reactions, it’s time for you to discover the root of the issue and work towards a solution. Fortunately, there is an extremely organized and easy-to-use tool at your disposal: a food journal.
Has digestive discomfort ever caused you not to enjoy a day or a special occasion the way you planned?
How smoothly your digestion works can truly make or break your day, especially when you deal with chronic discomfort. Constant acid reflux, bloating, gas, or nausea are things you don't want to have to deal with ever -- much less daily. I have some good news: You can make a few routine shifts to leave your digestive systems feeling a lot more regulated, and it'll be worth your while to explore these and find what works best for you.
Your body is a fine tuned machine and able to do a whole lot of healing by itself when you give it what it needs. You might have heard that the medical experts got a better understanding of the fact that gut health is directly related to our immune system. Did you know that metabolic health also plays a key role in how our body functions and that it helps allow our body to heal itself, by itself?
Is your metabolism out of whack? Maybe you are just interested in keeping your metabolism at its best to support that fine tuned machine of yours and make sure it is running smoothly? You can make a few simple tweaks to your lifestyle that will improve your metabolic health and overall wellbeing.