The phrase, “you are what you eat” is literally true. Nutrients from the foods you eat food provide the foundation of the structure, function, and integrity of every little cell in your body, from your skin and hair to your muscles, bones, digestive and immune systems. -Cynthia Sass, RD You realize what this means, right? It means we have control of what what eat, therefore we have control of the function and integrity of our bodies. This also means feeling better is in our control. And, “that’s because what we eat affects the neurotransmitters our brain produces. These are the brain chemicals which guide how we’re feeling.” If what we eat affects how we feel, we need to know what we are eating that is causing us to feel so poorly. Can you guess the culprit? If your guess was a resounding, “SUGAR,” - you are correct. You should know, “almost all disease can be traced back to your microbiome. and the proper balance of bacteria in your gut is largely responsible for your optimal health. You can either choose to feed good bacteria or bad bacteria—and sugar continues to feed bad bacteria as well as yeast overgrowths like Candida. (We have something for this! Click Here!) When bad bacteria take over, it creates an imbalance that leads to chronic systemic inflammation. And although you may not have digestive symptoms, you can certainly have digestive problems—they may just be manifesting themselves in different areas of your body—like your brain or nervous system.” -Mind Body Green Naming a few of these manifestations: anxiety, fatigue, and depression.