Our relationship with food. Is it a healthy one? Do we feel vibrant and energized on a regular basis? Or, is it more likely that we feel blah, sluggish, and/or bloated? Even worse, are we in pain most of the time? And I mean REAL pain. Crippling pain. Debilitating pain.
Most of us know that what we eat impacts how we feel.
As we entered in to the new year, many people made resolutions to improve their overall health. Sometimes those resolutions seem to fall by the wayside within 30 days. Here might be just the reason why you will want to cut back on junk food….and stick with it.
Dopamine is a pleasure chemical. In a recent article on how to feel more in love, we described how dopamine is activated when you feel attracted to someone. Dopamine gives us a natural sense of high—feelings of bliss, reward, and ecstasy.
Love’s like an addiction. That is to say—at first. New love can feel like a giddy and blissful infatuation. The birds sing louder, the sun shines brighter, and all is right in the world. But the passion of a new romance inevitably dissipates over time. As a relationship progresses, the exhilaration of falling in love is gradually replaced by a sense of content commitment.
In April, 2017, the streaming network HULU launched a series based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood.
I had not heard of the series A Handmaid’s Tale, but a couple of my students in the ‘Nutrition for Endocrine and Reproductive Health’ class commented that the topics we were covering in this class were being played out on this ‘fictional’ series.