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This page provides information about well being and mental health that can guide you in making better lifestyle choices!
You Are What You Eat (Gut Microbiome)
Bacteria is epicly great for you. A diversity of bacteria contributes to a healthier gut microbiome which includes but is not limited to: fungi, parasites, and viruses.
Some foods that are good for your gut microbe include:
probiotic dinks (Yakult)
fermented foods (Kimchi, kefir, Natto)
Stanford researchers discovered that a 10-week diet high in fermented foods boosts microbiome diversity and improves immune responses. In a healthy gut, these cultures coexist peacefully.
Furthermore, there is a positive correlation between a healthier microbe and consistent sleep patterns , higher levels of serotonin, and better physiologic cerebral function.
Self care includes diet! Take care of your gut microbe, it affects your mental health! :)
The Impacts of Music on Mood and Well- Being
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Music has been used throughout history to soothe, comfort, and connect with others. It engages brain regions responsible for emotions and memory, leading to increased blood flow and the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and well-being.
Music has the ability to enhance memory and may facilitate the brain's adaptability and information processing. Additionally, music has pain-relieving properties.
It is important to feed your brain with music with positive lyrics and upbeat rhythms and tunes! Put that Frank Ocean playlist to rest and listen the handcrafted AYC self- love playlist!