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Gut Feeling: The Gut-Brain Axis

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The digestive process doesn’t begin when you put food in your mouth and start chewing. Digestion actually begins from the moment you think about eating something. Just the thought of eating, let’s say a delicious slice of pizza, triggers your stomach’s juices to be released before the food gets there. But how does this happen?

Psyllium: Regulate Your Blood Sugar Levels

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First, let’s start with a quick science lesson...

Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, comes from the food you eat. Your body creates blood sugar by digesting food into a sugar that circulates in your bloodstream. Blood sugar is used for energy, however the sugar that isn’t immediately needed to fuel your body gets stored in cells for later use. When you maintain a diet high in refined carbs and junk food, this excess sugar and overproduction of insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels) becomes toxic for your body.