Taking care of yourself in a world that hopes you won’t is radical. Right?
But it doesn’t always look the way we think it will… It
It’s considered the hallmark of adulthood: “I’m so tired.”
Nap culture, staying-in-on-a-Friday culture, bragging-about-how-little-sleep-you-got culture is rampant in 2019. But have you ever thought about how your REM cycle affects your gut culture?
Science is beginning to wake up to the relationship between your gut microbiome and the quality and quantity of sleep you’re getting. If there is a gut-brain axis, and your gut health can affect anything from your ADHD condition to the eczema on your skin, why shouldn’t sleep factor into your overall digestive health?
Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
And we all have our reasons — we’re busy, we’re anxious, we’ve got a big day to prepare for tomorrow.
But delaying sleep, or getting subpar sleep, poisons every other aspect of our functionality.
Restful sleep is associated with juiced creativity, better academic performance, stronger muscle development, lower risk of depression, steadier blood sugar, stronger heart health, curbing weight gain, faster memory recall, and it gives the brain a chance to flush out toxins.
Burning the candle at both ends may temporarily add to your bottom line. But you’re working hard, not smart.
And since you hear so much in the news about recessions, crashes, corrections, bear markets, post-pandemic economies…
You stockpile your hard-earned cash into low-interest bank traps: savings accounts.
In years past, the scariest part about October 31st might have been going to a haunted house, the visit to the dentist you make afterwards,
The sharp, sweet wood scent of fennel… The herbaceous, rich Earth scent of oregano… The crisp, spicy candy scent of anise…
Lovers of Italian cuisine will recognize these flavors as the bedrock of many classic, traditional, and beloved dishes.
They may also be your gut’s saviors – distilled down to their essential oils.