There are many ‘triggers’ that can bring on a headache– some are environmental, others hormonal. There is a fairly large chance that your headache is food related – diet often plays an important role in headache pathophysiology because 60% to 80% of the immune system is in the gut. When a reactive food or chemic is eaten, our immune system releases mediators, which in turn produce pathophysiologic effects aka headache pain.
Hello friends! I’ve been able to spend some more time in the kitchen because of some changes in my work schedule. My full time maternity leave contract ended a few weeks ago. Initially, I didn’t know what to do with myself during all of this extra free time (I am lost without a routine)! However after escaping for a short vacation (we flew to California and drove the coast from LA to San Fran!)
Nutrition bars can be a convenient and satiating snack that you likely won’t feel guilty eating. However, is the healthy packaging deceptive? How can we be sure that we’re making a healthy choice for a snack, pre- or post-workout fuel or a protein source? I’ve evaluated 5 common nutrition bars obtained from a health food store – Larabar, Simply Protein, Cliff bar, Luna and Kind bars. I will rank my choices from best to worst.