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Mindfulness is living presently in the moment and appreciating its uniqueness, knowing we will never live that moment or experience again. Whenever we practice mindfulness, we bring a sense of awareness to what we are doing directly through our senses. Mindfulness is a personal practice and can be utilized at any moment. It offers a buffer between external experiences and internal reactions.
One way to approach a suspected leaky gut is to address inflammation and eat a more gut-friendly diet. This means reducing excessive alcohol and processed foods that tend to be high in fat and sugar or artificial sweeteners, adding in gut friendly foods, and focusing on fiber and plant diversity.
More and more research suggests that your gut is deeply interconnected throughout your body—from the brain, to your heart, to your immune system, and even to your mood. This means that the foods and drinks you consume can directly affect your health and mood. The gut’s ability to selectively allow the foods we consume to be absorbed while keeping others out is only possible if the cells are working properly and physically joined together very tightly, via tight junctions.
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The goal of an IBS elimination diet is to remove potentially problematic foods temporarily to heal and rest the gut, then methodically add them back in to detect which foods are likely triggering symptoms.
Legumes are a family of plants that includes beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas. They have been a staple food in many cultures for centuries and are known for their nutritional value. Recent research has shown that legumes may also have a role in promoting longevity.
Longevity, or the ability to live a long and healthy life, is influenced by many factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and diet. The Mediterranean diet, rich in legumes, has been associated with lower rates of chronic diseases and longer life expectancy.
New Year’s resolutions should be empowering and realistic. At Well Balanced we believe you can make changes any time of the year, but we are happy to share some tips on how to create a resolution that is unique to your needs.