As a young adult, I continued to struggle with negative body image and low self-esteem, and even though people complimented my physique, the earlier messages from my youth were pummelled in my sub-conscious.
We are told so often to eat our fruits and veggies for optimal health, but what about drinking these foods? Do they provide the same benefits? And if so, what’s the difference between juicing and blending?
While some might experience late-night cravings out of boredom, the majority of these individuals often suffer from underlying health problems that trigger food cravings in the first place — such as stress, anxiety, biochemical and hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies.
On days you’re feeling forgetful, foggy, or less alert, you might assume your current state of mind is due to factors such as stress, or lack of sleep, exercise, and fresh air. While these factors can certainly impact brain health, other underlying health problems can also contribute to that feeling of disconnection, including neurotransmitter imbalances, hormonal imbalances, poor nutrient absorption, and nutritional deficiencies.
Exercising is one of the best ways to take care of yourself physically. You’d be shocked to notice how great it feels to exercise 30 to 45 minutes per day. Your stress levels will be reduced, and you will have a greater sense of well-being.
Instinctively, stress keeps us alert to avoid danger; however long-term stress that fails to offer relief or relaxation between life’s many challenges can lead to distress. As a result, we can go on to develop major health problems, such as depression, insomnia, fatigue, emotional eating, weight gain, illness, disease, substance abuse, and more.