k u .co. mind our y think re #IFeelBetterWhen The Centre of Wellbeing Let food be thy medicine… ~Hippocrates The Power of Nourishment Food and mood are linked because the brain and gut work in conjunction through the enteric nervous system. You’ve most likely experienced that feeling of ‘butterflies’ in your tummy when you think about doing something nerve-racking! Additionally, the gut bacteria plays an essential role in the production of neurotransmitters such as: 95% of the brain’s serotonin, our natural mood stabiliser. This is why food affects mood and vice versa so look after the gut flora and lining, here’s some suggestions on how: • Reduce inflammatory, processed foods in your diet • Drink bone broth or use a good L-Glutamine supplement • Introduce fermented foods or a probiotic supplement Of course, some of the mood/food effects are more emotional and due to existing associations of foods with pleasure and reward or diet and deprivation. Above all, be aware of yourself as a whole and keep your choices as balanced as you’re able. Feel good about yourself regardless! 22