Recently, I was invited back to Studio Artes to participate in Mental Health Week. The first time I visited and made a podcast about nutrition with an amazing group of people, I had so much fun! So I couldn’t resist joining them again, this time in the kitchen….
Since I fractured my back, I’ve been careful to include essential bone building nutrients in my diet. While calcium is essential for bone health, it can’t get into our bones without a healthy dose of vitamin D from the sun, and a well-functioning gut….
Reactivity means, simply, that your body reacts to many things. This can be anything – foods, chemicals in the environment, criticism, emotions, pain. If you’re a reactive person, you feel everything strongly. Your system over-reacts to everything. (Feeling things strongly is not necessarily a bad thing, but reacting to everyday things can be really difficult.) Signs and symptoms cover every body system, but primarily skin, lungs, nose and eyes, nervous system (mood and headaches) and gut.
So, how do we quieten these reactions and make life easier on the reactive person? …
With all types of food intolerance, comes an underlying gut problem. Heal your gut and your body will react less. Your body is reacting to foods because there’s an imbalance of bacteria and ‘leaky gut’. If you have ongoing gut symptoms, emotional problems, skin issues or multiple sensitivities, then a good old gut healing protocol may be just what you need.