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Having A Bad Day? The Top 3 Reasons Why It’s Probably Not Your Fault.

We’ve all had those days, or weeks even, where nothing seems to go right and everything just makes us mad. And you wonder what the heck is wrong with you? Why can’t you just feel happy?
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Well, the good news is, it may not be you.

There are many things in our environment and in choices we make, that can affect our moods. Most of the time we never give a second thought to what color the walls in our house are painted or what color shirt we are wearing. And if we think about food, it’s mostly how delicious it tastes or “what can I have for breakfast that’s fast so I can get the kids to school and me to work?”

Here are the top 3 reasons you may be having a bad day.

1. Mood = Food, Food = Mood.

Did you know that food can make you happy? And it can also make you sad!! The foods that we eat can be very helpful in regulating our emotions.

Walnuts have a calming effect on our nervous system, helping to alleviate anxiety and stress. This is due to their high alpha linolenic acid content. Dark chocolate is wonderful at lifting off a bad mood. And not simply because it tastes so yummy. Dark chocolate has the ability to improve the blood flow to the brain, lifting the spirits and enhancing alertness.

2. No News Is Good News.

Next time you watch the news, be aware of how it makes you feel. Do you feel sad, angry, hopeless or helpless? This is not uncommon and gives us a very good reason to stop watching the daily news. Have you ever noticed how they rarely report an good news? I don’t understand it myself, but bad news sells. If you find it impossible to stop cold turkey, simply cut back to once a week or so. Eventually you will be able to give up your nightly ‘dose of depression” and notice how much happier you feel.

3. That Is So Not Your Color.
Strange but true: wearing the wrong color can have a direct influence on how you feel. Be aware of how certain colors make you feel. And remember that hormones may play a part in your reactions, as well. Red is a color of passion and creativity. But it is also a color that can induce anger and downright crankiness, possibly more-so during your moon cycle. Blue can be very calming and relaxing or it can trigger tears that spring from out of nowhere.

If you do feel overly emotional, for whatever reason, try wearing something in a nice light green, pink or purple. Honouring your emotions is important. They are surfacing for a reason. But working with them from a calm state will be much more productive and you will be much more insightful. Adding a few of these calming colors to your wardrobe can help shift your emotional state. They are sort of like your ‘rescue wardrobe.’

By simply paying attention to your subtle reactions to certain colors throughout the month, you will be able to breeze through your day with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

And if all else fails, buy new shoes!

Probiotic Supplements and You

Probiotics are one of the most important supplements to help you along in your quest for optimal health and wellness. Feeling great is key to deriving the most enjoyment out of your life.
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And it all starts in your gut. Yes, the gut or digestive tract is one of the most important systems in the entire body. It is the place where 80% of your immune strength comes from and can be thought of as the brain’s best friend. And sometimes communication between the best of friends gets confused and derailed. This is what happens when the bad bacteria in the gut becomes overgrown and overtakes the good bacteria.

The gut is like the brain’s rather ugly, but much loved, twin. They are symbiotically connected and when one is out of balance the other cannot function effectively. The messages concerning the inflammation response, allergy response, immune response and others do not transfer properly.

Molecular ThoughtsThis miscommunication between the brain and the gut is very detrimental to our overall health, balance and wellbeing.

The overgrowth of bad bacteria can be caused by our diet, antibiotics, stress, illness and many other factors. When we begin to suffer from digestive issues, brain fog, anxiety, multiple colds and flu and many other complaints, it may be our body telling us that we are out of balance.

A good multi-strain probiotic supplement to restore balance to the intestinal tract is the first step in healing and strengthening our bodies defences.

Check out our pages to discover, not only the benefits of a probiotic supplement, but many ideas you can use to live your life more fully on every level.