Cravings for sweet foods can be off the charts after the holiday season. Thankfully, you can reset your appetite by enjoying fermented foods like sauerkraut, kombucha, miso paste, and kimchi daily. Their probiotic bacteria colonize the gut, where they release compounds that rein in the brain’s messages that tell you to eat sugar and carbs. What’s more, the bacteria release compounds that help you digest sugar to stave off bloat, headaches, and other not-so-sweet side effects. And all it takes is 2 Tbs. daily to get the benefits.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.